David Skeist (performer) has worked previously with David Gordon on Beginning of the End of the … , Shlemiel the First, and Uncivil Wars. Other appearances include Richard Foreman’s Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (Public Theater), Doris Mirescu’s Paris Belongs to Us and L’Amour Fou, Elizabeth Swados’ Political Subversities (Joe’s Pub) and Atonement, and Stolen Chair’s Kinderspiel and the upcoming Potion. David is the Associate Artistic Director of Caborca, with whom he has performed numerous plays by Javier Antonio González including Open up, Hadrian (Magic Futurebox), directed by Meiyin Wang, and the upcoming Zoetrope. David has taught Acting at Columbia University and Movement at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Film credits include Veronika Decides to Die and Memorial Day. TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, and All My Children. He received his MFA from Columbia University.
Michael Feingold has translated over 50 plays, operas, and musicals, including all the major music-theater works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His translation of Mahagonny is currently available on DVD in productions by both Madrid’s Teatro Real and the Los Angeles Opera; the latter won Grammy Awards for both Best Classical Recording and Best Opera Recording. A playwright and dramaturge as well as a translator, Feingold is perhaps best known for his three decades as chief theater critic of the Village Voice. A Nathan Award winner and twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, he currently writes a monthly column for Theatermania.com, “Thinking About Theater,” while continuing to serve as Chairman of the Obie Awards. His new translation of Ionesco’s The Killer will be produced this spring by Theater for a New Audience, as part of its inaugural season in its new Brooklyn home.