THE GULF

By AUDREY CEFALY
Directed by CARLO LORENZO GARCIA

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December
2 - 17, 2022

at Hyde Park Theatre

synopsis

Lammy Award-Winning Southern Drama. The divide between Kendra and Betty mimics the very world that devours them: a vast and polarizing abyss. On a quiet summer evening, somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for red fish.  After Betty begins diagnosing Kendra’s dead-end life with career picks from What Color is Your Parachute, their routine fishing excursion takes a turn. 

 
 

cast & creative

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Natalie Garcia
KENDRA

Natalie is just happy to be here. Again. Sharing the stage with Kelsey Mazak under the direction of her partner Carlo Lorenzo Garcia. Natalie joyously returns to Street Corner Arts (and the lovely Hyde Park Theatre) after receiving her second B. Iden Payne award for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Comedy (for her portrayals of Midge in THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO and Dee in STRANGE, BUT PERFECT). If you support the arts in Austin, thank you, and you may have seen her performing previously with Jarrott Productions (SIGNIFICANT OTHER and THE PACT) where she is also an Advisory Board Member, Bottle Alley Theatre (SELF PORTRAITS), Different Stages (THE MAGIC FIRE), Filigree Theater (FEFU AND HER FRIENDS) and is a ColdTowne regular with her improv duo Mike & Ike, troupe Pylon, and is a cast member of their sketch and improv show WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? When she’s not onstage Natalie enjoys spending time with her lovely, supportive family.

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KELSEY
MAZAK

BETTY

Kelsey is so excited to be performing with Street Corner Arts for the 3rd time, and with her favorite costar by her side no less. She was most recently seen in HEARTBREAK HOUSE this past summer with Different Stages, where she was nominated for Best Actor by the B Iden’s (which Natalie beat her out for…). Kelsey is a graduate of SMU’s BFA program and has worked with numerous companies such as ZACH (DRACULA), Streetcorner Arts (BUTCHER OF BARABOO, THE SPIN), Hyde Park Theatre (ANTIPODES), Jarrott Productions (SIGNIFICANT OTHER, PET DICK), Different Stages (YANKEE TAVERN, BOOK CLUB PLAY), and Trinity Street (OUR TOWN, INTO THE WOODS). She would like to thank her amazing friends, family, and coworkers for loving and supporting her always, even when life gets weird.

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Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
DIRECTOR

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia is an actor/director/writer/designer who previously performed with Street Corner Arts in STRANGE, BUT PERFECT, POCATELLO & JUNK and directed THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO, winner of 6 B. Iden Payne Awards. In Chicago, he served as Producing Director for Mary-Arrchie Theatre from 2008-2016. Carlo directed the highly acclaimed RED LIGHT WINTER (4 Jeff Award Nominations & 1 Jeff Award Win), OUR BAD MAGNET (2 Jeff Award Nominations), and AMERICAN BUFFALO (1 Jeff Award Nomination), and more. Other directing credits include RICHARD III with Wayward Productions and most recently, THE CHILDREN for Jarrott Productions. | www.carlogarcia.com

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AUDREY
CEFALY

PLAYWRIGHT

Audrey Cefaly is an alumna of the Playwrights' Arena cohort at Arena Stage, a recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a Dramatist Guild Foundation Traveling Master. She is published by Concord Theatricals, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books. Cefaly's plays have been produced by Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida Studio, Florida Rep, City Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Barter Theatre, Vermont Stage, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 16th Street Theater, Capital Stage, About Face, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Circle Theatre, Theatre Three, Aurora Theatre, Quotidian Theatre Company and University of Alabama at Birmingham.  ​Her play Alabaster received an 11-city Rolling World Premiere, the largest in National New Play Network history.

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Shelby GeBhart
Lighting Design

Shelby is a lighting designer and master electrician who has worked countless events across both Austin and Houston, and is thrilled to be returning to Hyde Park. She studied technical theatre at Southwestern University and has been the resident lighting designer with ONE Academy of Dance for eight seasons. Recent design credits include JUDITH (Hyde Park Theatre), RUNNING BEAR ( Hyde Park Theatre), STRANGE BUT PERFECT (Street Corner Arts), GISELLE (ONE Academy of Dance).  Crew highlights include two seasons with The Alley Theatre, SUPERBOWL LI, Tal Lostracco's Theatre Camp, and THE DAILY SHOW. Most of her time is spent programming, whether it be a lighting cue or a computer project for her day job.

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Will Gibson Douglas
Stage Manager

Will is excited to be a part of the Street Corner Arts family for a second December in a row. He is an Austin-based actor and director. His directing credits include THE PACT (Jarrott Productions) and HEARTBREAK HOUSE (Different Stages). He has worked with numerous other local companies including Different Stages, The VORTEX, Ground Floor Theatre, & Heartland Theatre Collective as an actor, as well as in other capacities. He is the Associate Artistic Director at Jarrott Productions and is a company member at The VORTEX. He would like to thank his amazing family and friends for their constant love and support.

CarlO LORENZO
GARCIA

SET DESIGN, SOUND DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTION

ROMMEL
SULIT

PRODUCER,
PROPS

PRODUCERS

Jeremy Brown

Benjamin Summers

Rommel Sulit

A. Skola Summers