Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest

Once Upon A Bride There Was A Forest
by Kristen Palmer
directed by Heather Cohn
Dec 6 to Dec 20, 2014

The 4th Street Theatre
83 East 4th street
New York, NY

Slider Bride 3

THE STORY: After Warren proposes to Josie, she decides she must make one last attempt to find her long-lost father before she walks down the aisle. What she finds instead is a dangerous, seductive world of secrets and magic from which she may not want to escape. ONCE UPON A BRIDE THERE WAS A FOREST is a lyrical, haunting and surprisingly funny fairy tale about children and parents, forgetting and remembering, and the power of a good story to capture us or set us free.


Bride characters Everett

Arthur Aulisi (Everett)

Arthur is thrilled to finally be working with Flux. He’s worked with Soho Rep, New Dramatists, E.S.T., Peculiar Works (directed by Kelly O’Donnell) and many, many others. He’s a regular participant in Off the Hook (a youth playwrighting program in Red Hook), an ensemble member of Laurie Stanton’s Sound Diet (a radio program taped before live audiences) and a resident artist of Rabbit Hole Ensemble. Arthur was named a newyorktheater.com “Person of the Year” for his contribution to Independent Theatre. Coming up in February will be Nat Cassidy’sThe Temple at The Brick. Love to Aaron.

Bride characters Becky

Becky Byers (Belle)

Off-Broadway: The Runner Stumbles. Regional: Contemporary American Theater Festival – A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World. NYC: Flux Theatre Ensemble’s Dog Act (NYIT Nomination-Featured Actress), Hearts Like Fists (NYIT Nomination-Lead Actress) and Jane the Plain; Gideon Productions’ Advance Man and Blast Radius; Vampire Cowboys’ Geek!; Retro Productions’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Dear Ruth; Becky is a 2010 NYTheatre.com “Person of the Year.” Love to Will and Pelican Pete.

Bride characters Josie

Rachael Hip-Flores (Josie)

WITH FLUX: Sans Merci, Hearts Like Fists, DEINDE. SELECTED NY THEATRE: Faust (God), Cymbeline (Imogen), Trying (Lena, World Premiere), readings at the Public and Cherry Lane Theaters, and with Harvey Fierstein, Kristen Johnston, Lee Tergesen, and Reed Birney. SELECTED WEBSERIES: Anyone But Me (Winner, Best Lead Actress: IAWTV, Streamy, Indie Soap Awards), Producing Juliet (Nominated: Best Lead/Supporting Actress – Rome Web Awards, Indie Series Awards, Best Ensemble – Indie Series Awards) SELECTED FILM/TV: Gossip Girl.

Bride characters Man

Brian Silliman (Man)

Recent credits include The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick, Over, Dark Water (NY IT Nomination for Best Lead Actor), Kill Shakespeare, Breaking Kayfabe, The Particulars (2012 NYC Fringe Award for Overall Excellence in Performance), H4, and Advance Man. As a playwright his work includes Savior (Comic Book Theatre Festival), The Magic of Mrs. Crowling (published by Original Works) and many more. TV credits include Law and Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, and the next season of Orange Is The New Black.

Bride Characters Warren

Chinaza Uche (Warren)

Flux shows: Jane the Plain (Scotty the Hotty), Honey Fist (Sul), Hearts Like Fists (Peter), and Ajax in Iraq (Vincent Charles). He is a Member of The HartBeat Ensemble and has worked with The National Black Theatre, The Kinetic Theatre Ensemble, The Talking Band, The NY Fringe Festival, The Movement Theatre Company, Target Margin Theater, The New Museum, and The Piper Theatre. Outside of NYC, he has worked with The Hartbeat Ensemble, The Everyman Theater, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Film/TV: Frank in Mother Of George (Sundance 2013), Terry Richardson in Terry Richardson’s Last Hours (Cannes 2012), Maceo Figueroa on CBS’ Golden Boy, Calvin on NBC’s Deception, and Pete on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

Bride characters Eugenia

Kristen Vaughan (Eugenia)

Kristen Vaughan’s prior work includes A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche DuBois) with Bleecker Company, Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damn Pernicious Go-Betweens (Eglantine) with Boomerang Theatre, Gideon Production’s Frankenstein Upstairs (Victoria Frankenstein) and The Honeycomb Trilogy (Amelia Cooke), Retro Production’s Benefactors (Jane Kitzinger, 2011 NYIT Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role). Kristen has a B.A. in Acting from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and is thrilled to be playing Eugenia Wright in her first Flux show.


Kristen Palmer – Playwright
Heather Cohn – Director
Jodi Witherell – Stage Manager
Sarah Amandes – Assistant Director
Will Lowry – Scenic Design
Kia Rogers – Lighting Design
Janie Bullard – Sound Design
Stephanie Levin – Costume Design
Sara Slagle– Prop Design

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