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CAST

JOHN: Patrick T. Horn

MINA: Lynnsey Ooten*

CREATIVE TEAM

PLAYWRIGHT: Patricia Lynn

DIRECTOR: Jacob Titus

STAGE MANAGER: Heather Olmstead*

SOUND DESIGNER: Randall Benichak

* Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production

TIME AND PLACE

Present day. The play takes place in John and Mina's dining room, but John's mind can be lured back to Dracula's dining room in Transylvania.

SPECIAL THANKS

Jami Brandli, Patrick Horn, Jordan Kaplan, Jordan Reeves, Rogue Theater Festival staff, Cassie Seinuk, Gail Shalan, Jacob Titus

CONTENT WARNING

Please be advised that Transylvania contains moments of violence and themes of grief and death. (And vampires)

ARTIST BIOS

 

RANDALL BENICHAK

(Sound Designer, he/him)

is multifaceted musician, wielding expertise as a composer, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist. His musical odyssey started at the age of six with the guitar, blossomed through high school on saxophone, crescendoed into study of Music Theory & Composition at NYU, and culminating in a Master's in Scoring for Film and Multimedia. His professional roles have included Composer-in-Residence with Theater In Asylum, Music Director at the Joffrey Ballet School, and Production Coordinator at NatGeo. Randall is thrilled to collaborate once again with Pattie and Jacob, this time sonorously grappling with Dracula’s seemingly unrelenting grasp.


PATRICK T. HORN

(John, he/him)

is a physical-theater actor with training from London Dramatic Academy and Drew University, in addition to a MFA recipient from the New School for Drama. He has performed at numerous regional and off-Broadway theaters including Hippodrome Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, Hunger & Thirst Theatre, and Golden Shards Productions. His film credits include DMTheatrics, NYU Graduate School, and ForeverHome Productions. When he isn’t performing, Patrick teaches Character Mask at NYU and Circle in the Square Theatre School (Movement Department Head) in addition to leading private Neutral/Character Mask master classes for performance.

PATRICIA LYNN 

(Playwright, she/her)

fancies herself to be a gothic feminist; she loves to subvert the classic genre by creating new provocative plays inspired by traditional gothic stereotypes. Patricia recently produced the critically-acclaimed world premiere of her play The Maid & The Mesmerizer. She also won the Emerging Playwrights Competition at the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, and was a semifinalist for the SheNYC 2024 Festival. Her other works have been developed at Triad Stage, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Hunger & Thirst Theatre, The Parsnip Ship, and Elephant Room Productions. Patricia holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. www.patriciamlynn.com

 

HEATHER OLMSTEAD*

(Stage Manager, she/her)

is an AEA stage manager and the recipient of the 2023 New York Innovative Theatre’s Outstanding Stage Manager award. Favorite productions include The Maid & The Mesmerizer at A.R.T./New York Theatre Spaces; Monstress, Your Invisible Corset, Telling Trifles festival, and Messenger #1 with Hunger & Thirst Theatre; Freedom’s Last Stand, Floydada, and Manna-hata with Peculiar Works Project; On Striver’s Row, and Injunction Granted at Metropolitan Playhouse. Always much love and gratitude to her family and friends for all of their support.

 

LYNNSEY OOTEN*

(Mina, she/her)

is a director, actor, and producer currently weaving her magic in New York City. Lynnsey was beckoned by the stage early in life and she performed in theatrical productions as an actor. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Lynnsey’s pursuit of storytelling brought her to the National Theatre Institute where she was drawn to the art of directing. Her standout project, the webseries “SCRIBBLES,” made a successful run of the film festival circuit and streamed on The Roku Channel. Recent acting credits include CYCLE (short film), PROTEST (solo tour), and THE DUDLEYS! (HERE Arts Center).

 

JACOB TITUS

(Director, he/him)

is excited to be working with such a wonderful team.  Jacob’s work has been seen at the Public in the 365 Plays/365 Days, HERE Arts Center, Ontological-Hysterics, The Wild Project, among other theatres off-off Broadway, in Brooklyn, as well as LA and San Francisco, and recently Iowa.  Directing credits include Buried Child (BU), War Dreamer (Loading Dock, NYC), Spaceman (Loading Dock, NYC), The Weekend Will End (Randomly Specific, NYC), and The Animal Kingdom (Hunger and Thirst, NYC).  You can see more of Jacob’s work at http://www.jacobtitusdirector.com/.  Jacob has an MFA in Directing from Boston University.

 

* Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production

ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA),

founded in 1913, represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

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