Rossini, Boston Opera Collaborative
Conductor Andrew Altenbach
Winner "Best Director" for Boston Theatre Awards 2012
Design by Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Shane Fuller (Set), Erik Fox (Lighting).
“Boston Opera Collaborative’s Cinderella Triumphs!” -Jeffery Gantz, The Boston Globe
“A remarkable Rossini from BOC…. if opera—even grand and large-scale comic opera—is to survive, the modest yet effective approach to it offered by the Boston Opera Collaborative is a very compelling model for that survival. More than that, it can breathe new life into a form of entertainment that, though far from obsolete, is beginning to show its laugh lines.” -Boston Musical Intelligencer
“La Cenrentola casts a magic spell of delight…. Much of the credit, however, goes to director Katherine Carter, who manages to tell this beautiful story with lavish strokes and attention to detail, melding the Italian arias with a modern flair. Her ability to direct and tell this story for all ages really transcends compliments” -My Entertainment World, Brian Balduzzi
Photos coutsey of Boston Opera Collaborative
Music by Neil Doulas Reilly, Book and Lyrics by Austin Ruffer and Maggie Herskowitz
A Theban king goes to pieces after snubbing the Greek god Dionysus and his pack of wild groupies in this alt-rock adaptation of Euripides's ripping tragedy The Bacchae
Music Production by James Dobinson and Choreography by Taylor Shubert. Designs by Ben Williams (Lighting), John Emmett O’Brien (Sound), Caitlin Cisek and Matthew Malone (Costumes)
Workshopped by The Other Mirror and presented at the Sheen Center in 2014. A closed reading was presented by The Other Mirror in 2015.
Photos by Nick Ronan
A collaboration with Monet Hurst-Mendoza
Tryell Johnson sits on Death Row for the double-murder of two undercover detectives. Mara Hernandez is a fresh-faced corrections officer, newly appointed to the night watch. Together, this unlikely pair, form an intense bond and make a pact to have a baby. Grappling with the power of identity, legacy, and sexuality in a maximum security prison, Blind Crest compels us to ask, “what is the value of a human life, and at what cost are we willing to fight for it?”
Commissioned by The Other Mirror Theatre, Drama League Rough Draft Residency (2015), The MITTEN Lab Kick-Off (Reading Presentation 2015), Magic Time Workshop at The Gym at Judson (August 2016).
Photo by Nick Ronan
Little Orchestra Society Concerts featuring orchestra on stage, cast, soloists, and video projection. The concert mixed various forms of media to engage children of all ages.
Mozart: Starting Small to Become Great and Dvorak: Exploring the New World
Conducted by James Judd, Book by Craig Shemin, Costume design by Caitlin Cisek, Production Manager Melanie Beck.
Photos from Mozart by Deborah Grosmark
Produced by Spiro Productions at Meadow Brook Theatre, 2013
Designs by Brian Kessler (Set), Caitlin Cisek and Cat Boss (Costumes), Sara Finney (Lighting).
“The charm of this production is that the entire play is staged as if the audience is seeing Jean Valjean’s recollections as he writes out his “last confession” – the story of his life that he leaves with his daughter Cosette and Marius at the end of the play, just before he dies. It’s a simple device, but it works amazingly well while holding true to the script. And the spare, modular set pieces designed by Brian Kessler lend themselves to this device, underscoring a memory more concerned with people – what was said and what was felt – than with the actual backdrop.” -Patty Nolan, The Examiner
This production had a remount concert production in 2014 at Avondale Performing Arts Center in Michigan.
Photos courtsey of Spiro Productions
Britten, Boston Opera Collaborative, 2013
Conductor: Andrew Altenbach
Design by Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Shane Fuller (Set), Chris Bocchiaro (Lighting).
"Katherine Carter’s staging is full of imaginative touches, like the way Lady Billows’s guests are squeezed together on her too-small settee, or the suggestive look Nancy gives Sid when she says she’s come 'for a piece of best English beef'.....Boston Opera Collaborative’s free presentation at the Strand Theatre is well staged, well sung, and, best of all, well acted." -Jeffery Gantz, Boston Globe
Photos by Dan Busler
By Moliére, Stella Adler Studio of Acting at New York University
Performed by the Fall 2014 Company
Designs by Joey Haws (Costumes), Grace Laubacher (Set), Jason Fok (Lighting), Iggy Hung (Sound).
Photos by Forrest Lee
J.P. Priestley, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting at New York University
Performed by the NYU 3 Students in Spring 2015
Designs by Katherine White (Set), Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Robert Gonyo (Sound), and Erin Jones (Lighting)
Photos by: Forest Lee
Adapted and directed by Katherine M. Carter with The Other Mirror
"The Other Mirror is the kind of theatrical company that is the lifeblood of contemporary theater. It’s young, energetic, creative and fearless, with none of the excesses that make theater irrelevant." -Paulanne Simmons, New York Theatre Wire
Designs by Julia Noulin-Mérat (Set), Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Colleen Toole (Sound), and Benjamin Weill (Lights).
Developed at The Directors Studio, workshopped with The Other Mirror and presented at 3LD Art and Technology Center in December of 2011
Produced by Flux Industries, performed at the Slipper Room
An evening of burlesque, opera, comedy, belly dancing, and ariel acts strung together by a theme for the evening. Produced and concieved by Marie-Audrey Desy.
Photos courtsey of Flux Industries
By Linda Manning, presented by the Other Mirror Theatre at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2011
Winner Best Design Fringe Awards 2011
Designs by Sheryl Liu (Set), Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Kourtney Barber (Sound), and Benjamin Weill (Lighting)
“Skillfully directing, Carter takes us on an odyssey of identity and self word, and how the stories women tell themselves can become traps that keep them from moving forward” -NYTheatre.com
“The overarching cast success parallels, a remarkable design cohesion, both of which speak for Carter’s superior abilities as a director. Particularly strong are Carter’s use of lighting and space to create wildly varying locations and to create clear transitions between” -TheatreIsEasy.com
“…It does not get much better than this well-constructed play which is directed by Katherine M. Carter with economy, vision, and sensitivity”-David Roberts
Bite the Apple was workshopped at the Directors Studio Adaptations for the Stage Lab, and developed by The Other Mirror with director Katherine M. Carter
Photos by Nick Ronan
By Wendy Wasserstein, Stella Adler Studio of Acting at New York University.
Performed by the NYU 3 Students
Designs by Caitlin Cisek (Costumes), Ryan Howell (Set), Emily Auciello (Sound), and Benjamin Weill (Lighting)
Photos by Caroline Voagen Nelson
Mirror Alchemy, a Love Letter to Actors
Concieved and created by Caitlin Cisek, Directed and produced by Katherine M. Carter, Photos by Nick Ronan, and presented by The Other Mirror
Mirror Alchemy asked actors if they could play any role, what would it be. We took eight of these performers and challenged them to break their "type" by exploring a role they would not tradionally be cast in. WE captured the essence of each character through photos then used the photos in a living art installtion at Studio 333. This one night only event featured performances by each of the actors inside the gallery of the photos.
By Eric Cobel, Pioneer Playhouse Summer 2011
Photos Courtesy of the Pioneer Playhouse