Manes Studio Theatre             BayWay Arts Center
141 South Wellwood Ave             265 East Main St
Lindenhurst NY                                  East Islip NY

                                                  (631) 226 - 8400

Studio Theatre of Long Island

Two Brand New Theatre's on Long Island - Manes Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst  and  Studio Theatre East in East Islip

What do you create when you have no other choice but to start from scratch?
A retelling of the first nine chapters of Genesis with nine actors through the lens of an adolescent God.
Our production will explore faith, endurance and generational trauma through history's most published story of all time, framed for this new world we have been catapulted into. 

CW: Violence, Depections of Murder, Allusions of Sex, Themes of Genocide

Friday May 14, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Saturday May 15, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sunday May 16, 2021 - 02:00 PM
Friday May 21, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Saturday May 22, 2021 - 08:00 PM

$40 - Adult
$35 - Seniors
$27 - Students


Kieran Brown (He/Him) - Father
Mukta Phatak (She/Her) - Eve & Mama Noah
Mikey Marmann (He/Him) - Adam & Noah
Austin Christensen (He/Him) - Cain & Japeth
Meagan Materazo (She/Her) - Yonah
Jahlil M. Burke (He/Him) - Abel & Ham
Brianne Boyd (She/Her) - Snake & Aphra
Kylie Lavrenchik (She/Her) - Aysha & Movement Head
Jojo Minasi (He/Him) - Seth & Shem


Greg Franz (He/Him) on Keys
Jack Monteleone (He/Him) on Lead Guitar
Tom Brody (He/Him) on Bass
Brandon Allen (He/Him) on Rhythm Guitar and Violin
Laura Bogen (She/Her) on Cello
Joe DeGregory (He/Him) on Drums

Directed by Tommy Ranieri (He/Him)
Music Direction by Greg Franz (He/Him)
Choreography by Kylie Lavrenchik (She/Her)
Stage Management by Dani Christie (They/Them)
Scenic Design by Chris Rosselli (He/Him)
Scenic Painting by Colin O'Leary (He/Him)
Lighting Design by Conor Thiele (He/Him)
Sound Design by Jacob Lavesque (He/Him)
Costume Design by Joe Kassner (He/Him), Amber Miller (She/Her)
Properties by Lorrie DePellegrini (She/Her)

Produced by Studio Theatre of Long Island
Christopher Rosselli
Executive Director
David Dubin
Executive Artistic Director
Michael Blangiforti
Managing Director
Rick Grossman
Executive Artistic Director - BAYWAY ARTS CENTER
Tiana Christoforidis
Director of Educational Theatre

The safety of our company and patrons are our top priority in these unprecedented times. As we take procedures and protocols in a manner that is consistent with current state and local mandated health and safety guidelines, please help us to do the same. Per Executive Order for New York State, all patrons are required to wear masks at the performance. Temperature scans will be done for patrons at their point of entry. Additional safeguards will also be in place. For seating purposes, every other row will be vacant, with two empty seats placed in between each party.

Cast / Creative

Mikey Marmann (Adam/Noah - he/him) is so excited to be back making live theatre, after over a year away! Before the world shut down, he was sailing the seas as a Main Stage performer on the Disney Wonder. Other favorite credits include: Tuck Everlasting (White Plains PAC), Into the Woods (CAP21), & West Side Story (Priscilla Beach Theatre). Mikey is a proud graduate of Molloy College/CAP21. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Sam, and his four-legged son, Finnick, for their constant support and to Tommy, Greg, Dani, and everyone at Studio Theatre for this opportunity and for all their hard-work! / @MikeyMarmann

Mukta Phatak (Eve/Mama Noah - she/her) is a creative person living in NYC, and she is so thrilled to be back on stage. Some credits include Other World (Bucks County Playhouse), The Pout-Pout Fish (New Victory Theater), and Judy Doomed Us All (New Ohio Theater). The last time she was in Children of Eden, she was in high school! She is dedicating this performance to the people in her life who love her, and who kept her hopeful through this pandemic. IG: @xmukta
Meagan Materazo (Yonah - she/her) is so thankful to the staff of Studio and Children of Eden for our return to live theatre! Favorite credits include Spring Awakening (Martha), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Spelling Bee (Marcy), and four separate but equally memorable productions of Godspell (Bless the Lord/By My Side/Day by Day).

Kieran Brown (Father - He/Him) is thrilled to make his Studio Theatre debut!  Kieran was last seen as Bruce in Matilda The Musical and before that was on The Sound of Music National Tour.  A special thank you to Tommy Ranieri for this wonderful opportunity and to everyone at Studio Theatre!  @Kieran.J.Brown
Jahlil M. Burke (Abel/Ham - He/Him) is thrilled to be back on the stage, after a year away from performing. Jahlil was most recently seen as the Quartet Bass in After Midnight, on the Norwegian Escape. Other favorite credits include: In The Heights (Benny), RENT (Mark), Side Show (Jake), and A Chorus Line (Richie). He is very happy to be back on land and to be performing with some of his favorite people. Huge thank you to the production staff for this amazing opportunity, his friends and family for their endless support, and to you, for supporting live theatre! Enjoy the show!

Jojo Minasi (Seth/Shem- he/him) is so unbelievably happy to finally be back on stage after such a crazy year! Past credits include Davey (Newsies), Eddie (Mamma Mia!), Motel (Fiddler on the Roof), Paul (A Chorus Line), Moritz (Spring Awakening), Marius (Les Miserables) and many more! He would like to thank Tommy, Greg, Kylie, and Dani for all their hard work and for this amazing opportunity. He would also like to thank his mom, dad and brother, Mike for their unconditional love and support! To his fellow cast members, break a leg! @jojominasi

Kylie Lavrenchik (Aysha/Choreographer - She/her) is so grateful to be making theatre again and to be choreographing for the first time! She took a gap year this year but will be returning in the fall to complete her senior year at NYU Tisch for her BFA in drama. Favorite credits include Wendla (Spring Awakening), Sally (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown), Jeannelle (Pregnancy Pact), and Berthe (Pippin). Always grateful for yoga, the sun, and coffee. All love and gratitude to the cast and crew and my friends and family! Enjoy the show! / @kylieanneclaire 

Brianne Boyd (Snake/Aphra - she/her) is very happy to be back on stage! Credits include: We Will Rock You (Killer Queen), Ragtime (Mother), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), A Little Night Music (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Les Misérables (Fantine), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge), Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone), Annie (Miss Hannigan, Grace), Phantom (Christine), Seussical (Mayzie, Sour Kangaroo), The 25th...Spelling Bee (Rona),  Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie, Miss Flannery), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), The Wild Party (Queenie), Cats (Grizabella), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator), Urinetown (Pennywise), 1776 (Abigail Adams), Into the Woods (The Witch), Jane Eyre (Jane), Side Show (Daisy), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marguerite). When not on stage, Brianne can be found running a sound board or dyeing her hair. Many thanks to Tommy for the opportunity, cast, staff, and crew for the experience, and family and friends for the support.
Austin Christensen (Cain/Japheth - he/him) is excited to be doing theatre again! Memorable credits include Melchior Gabor (Spring Awakening), Clyde Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde), Enjolras (Les Miserables) and Van (Dog Sees God). Thanks to Tommy, Greg, Dani, and Studio Theatre for making this experience possible. Huge thanks also to the entire cast for making this show so special. Finally, the biggest thanks in the world to KJ for her endless love, support, and enthusiasm.

Tommy Ranieri (Director - he/him) is so glad to be directing on the first Long Island stage he'd ever performed on. He was last seen directing for Studio Theatre L.I. in 2018 with their production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Tommy holds a BFA in Directing from NYU Tisch at Playwrights Horizons. Sending love to his friends, family and Carly for pushing him to continue to create despite everything this year has thrown at us. Tommy has been teaching First Grade at ECFS in NYC for the past year and would like to dedicate his work on the show to his eighteen bundles of excellence who will one day shape a more loving and inclusive world. / @TommyRanieri