MIES JULIE

MIES JULIE

July 14-23  

Adapted by Yaël Farber 

Directed by Rory Pelsue


Yaël Farber boldly reignites the seismic shock at the heart of Miss Julie by resetting Strindberg’s incendiary battle of the sexes in post-Apartheid South Africa. Set on a remote farm on the 19th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s election, Mies Julie depicts an erotic encounter that exposes unquenchable desires and long-standing Colonial prejudices. Rory Pelsue helms this provocative and haunting adaptation.

CAST

Marié Botha -

Mies Julie

Marié Botha (Mies Julie) is a rising third year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in Titus Andronicus, Bulgaria! Revolt!, Blood Wedding and New Domestic Architecture. Originally from South Africa, she had two recurring roles on the television drama Erfsondes. Other credits include Circling the Drain and Slouch (Yale Cabaret); Alice in Wonderland, Antarctica! Which is to say Nowhere (Yale Summer Cabaret); Cate in Sarah Kane's Blasted (DUO Theater); Grace in Lars Von Trier’s Dogville (Tisch School of the Arts) and Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (The Meisner Studio, NYU) both directed by Robert O'Hara. She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and studied at The Meisner Studio

Amandla Jahava -

Ukhokho

Amandla Jahava is a rising a second-year MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama. Her credits include If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka, In the Palm of a Giant (Yale School Of Drama); In the Red and Brown Water, The DebaclesXander Xyst: Dragon 1, and The Red Tent (Yale Cabaret); The Government InspectorThe Colored Museum, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the California Institute for the Arts, where she earned a BFA in acting. She is an affiliate member of the Antaeus Theater Company in Glendale, California. Follow her on instagram @amandlaiam 

Kineta Kunutu -

Christine

Kineta Kunutu is a rising second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. Her Yale Cabaret credits include In the Red and Brown Water and The Red Tent.  Other credits: but i cd only whisper (The Flea Theatre); Mandela (East Harlem Repertory Company); Macbeth (The Drilling Company); Romeo and JulietRichard II (Hamlet Isn’t Dead). She studied with the American Musical Dramatic Academy, and was a resident member of The Bats at The Flea Theatre.

James Udom -

John

James Udom is a rising third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in Some Bodies TravelOur Lady of 121st Street, Othello, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other credits include Salt Pepper KetchupThe Slow Sound of SnowThunder Above, Deeps Below (Yale Cabaret); Tamburlaine (Theatre for a New Audience); Macbeth (The Public Theater); The Winter’s Tale (Pearl Theatre Company); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare & Company); Of Mice and MenKing Lear (Hubbard Hall); MacbethTwelfth Night, and The Odyssey (We Players), among others. He has trained with Shakespeare & Company, Steppenwolf, and Dell’Arte International Ensemble, and received the National Irene Ryan Scholarship Award for Best Actor in 2012.

CREATIVE

TEAM

Rory Pelsue -

Director

Rory Pelsue is currently an MFA Candidate in Directing at the Yale School of Drama. His credits at Yale include Othello, Bluebeard's WifeCloud PeopleAnd Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens at the Yale Cabaret, Assassins at Yale Repertory Theater (as assistant to James Bundy), and his upcoming thesis production of Passion in January 2018. In addition to his current term as co-artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret, Rory will serve as the Associate Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret in the 2017-2018 year.

Charles O’Malley -

Dramaturg

Charles O’Malley is a rising third year MFA candidate in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama. Previously, he dramaturged Imogen Says Nothing at Yale Rep and Bluebeard’s Wife and Our Lady of 121st Street at YSD. Professionally, he has worked at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Jackalope Theatre, About Face Theatre, the Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, and elsewhere. This spring, his play The Other World was produced at the Yale Cabaret. He holds a BA in Drama and Art History from Vassar College.

Fufan Zhang -

Scenic Design

Fufan Zhang is a set designer and visual artist from China.  She holds an MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama.  Fufan’s set design credits include:  Seven Guitars  (Yale Repertory Theater); The OresteiaA Midsummer Night's DreamAmy and the Orphans  (Yale School of Drama);  Pheadra’s LoveSalt Pepper Ketchup  (Yale Cabaret);  Ya Shan  (Beijing Nine Theater).  Prior to attending Yale University, Fufan received a BFA in stage, film, and television design from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China.  Fufan’s other credits include Production Design for Yamakawa, a series of photographs; Art Director for The Terrorists (Best Foreign Short Film Award – Seoul International Youth Film Festival, 2012) and Show Time  (Best Film, 1st Place – 48 Hour Film Project, Beijing, China, 2014).

Sophia Choi -

Costume Design

Sophia Choi is a rising third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has designed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Three Sisters, and New Domestic Architecture. Her Yale Cabaret credits include The Other World, The Slow Sound of Snow, and Caught. Other previous design credits include Pride and Prejudice (Theatre VCU) and Oddstruck (2016 Richmond International Film Festival selection). Sophia won first place at the SETC Design Competitions in 2014 and 2015, and holds a BFA in theatre design from Virginia Commonwealth University. sophia-choi.com

Elizabeth Green -

Lighting Designer

Elizabeth Green is a lighting designer for theatre and dance as well as an experienced stage manager. Hailing from Michigan, she spent some time assisting and designing in Kansas City. She completed her MFA in lighting design at Yale School of Drama.  She plans to move to New York City upon graduation.  Her credits include Mary Jane (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Three SistersNew Domestic ArchitectureThe Oresteia, and The Winter’s Tale (Yale School of Drama).  Other Credits include The Meal, The Secretaries, and Sister Sandman Please (Yale Cabaret); Flowers in the Wardrobe (Whim Productions).  Elizabeth has a BA in stage management from Western Michigan University.  

Kathy Ruvuna -

Sound Design

Kathy Ruvuna is excited to be working with the Yale Summer Cabaret. Originally from Texas, Kathy is currently a Sound Design MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama. Past productions include In the Red and Brown WaterThe Meal, The Red Tent (Yale Cabaret), and Father Kennedy (Fringe NYC).

Olivia Plath -

Stage Manager

Olivia Plath is a rising second-year MFA candidate in Stage Management and is excited to be returning to the Cab this summer. Her YSD credits include The Three Sisters, Wrong River, In the Red and Brown Water, Escape from Happiness¸ and Everything That Never Happened. Prior to Yale, Olivia worked as a freelance Stage Manager in Louisville on shows such as Rumors, The Pillowman, The Dirty Sexy Derby Play, and Beauty and the Beast. She earned her BFA in Fine Art Photography and Acting at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.