The new Troy Foundry Theatre launches in Troy, NY

The Troy Foundry Theatre, a new 501(c)3 professional theatre company in Troy, NY, launched this month with co-founder and Artistic Director David Girard at the helm.

The mission of Troy Foundry Theatre is to explore the social issues of today by collaborating with a variety of artists from multiple disciplines. They will produce and perform new work and reinterpreted classics through the means of new writing, devising and immersive performances. This group of artists is committed to producing groundbreaking work in and around Historic Troy, NY, exploring popular culture and the important issues in today’s society in an interesting, entertaining and insightful manner. Other goals of the company are to champion new work on the national and local level, and to provide opportunity for the diverse community of Troy to participate in and experience the arts in unique ways.

Girard has been a mainstay on Capital Region stages for many years (New York State Theatre Institute, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Capital Repertory Theatre) and is a graduate of the Russell Sage College theatre program. He is currently an adjunct professor with Union College, Siena College and Rowan University, as well as a teaching artist for the Brooklyn-based Stages on the Sound. This Spring he will appear in the world premiere of the first full presentation of Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare's acclaimed Lydie Breeze Trilogy.

Emily Curro, co-founder and the company’s Artistic Associate, is a Russell Sage College theater graduate with a master’s degree in Theater Management from Florida State University. She previously worked for the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival and is currently the Development and Marketing Manager for the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA.

Alexandra Tarantelli, a co-founder and the company’s Business Manager, is also a Sage theater graduate and a Senior Fund Accountant at LeverPoint Management, LLC. She previously worked for Golub Capital in New York City and has worked professionally as an actress on Regional and Off-Broadway stages.

The company will launch its inaugural season with New World Order: Six Short Plays by Harold Pinter, directed by David Girard and starring Capital Region favorite John Romeo (London-West End, Off-Broadway, New York Stage Theatre Institute, Saratoga Shakespeare Company). Romeo has also appeared in many independent films and has recently appeared in "Fighting For Freedom" with Bruce Dern and Kristanna Loken.

The ensemble of the cast includes Ethan Botwick (Julius Caesar, The Public Theater; Romeo and Juliet, Saratoga Shakespeare Company) Shayne David Cameris (The Birthday Party, Theatre Voices; The Blue Sky Boys, Capital Repertory Theatre), Emily Curro (Private Lives, Shanghai Repertory; The Full Monty, C-R Productions) and Alex Tarantelli (Dracula, Jenny Wiley Theatre; To Kill a Mockingbird, Capital Repertory Theatre).

For more information, please visit the Troy Foundry Theatre website at www.troyfoundrytheatre.com.

You can contact the Troy Foundry Theatre by emailing info@troyfoundrytheatre.com.

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