Two birds, one stone

November 20, 2019

For the past couple of months I've been working hard to make two short films I wrote and co-wrote come to life. One of them is now in the editing oven, the other one is half shot. All of them were made with friends. Even though this has not been an easy ride, I am having so much fun and I am so profoundly grateful to all my friends and people who have been jumping in and playing along and helping! When I first started this process, I wanted to create a sense of community, which I believe I have and my heart is really filled with joy! More updates on the movies soon, I hope :-)

It's Voice Over month! Well...for me it is :-)

September 30, 2019

September has been one of those months that I just booked it! I spent many months not booking any VO work and all of a sudden I booked two narrations in a row. One of them was very special because I got to record three of the Languages I speak: Portuguese, Spanish and German! I was super happy and enjoyed the feeling while it lasted, cause it's probably never happening again. Or maybe all those years attending German School and learning German will pay off :-) Literally.

Do not smoke, people!

August 09, 2019

I'm so excited to have shot this anti-smoking campaign for the NYC Health Department: I don't smoke, never have and am a full supporter of the initiative! The art department created this incredible set that made us feel as if we were in a real hospital room. It'll probably take a few months before post does all their magic and releases it into the world.

Tickets, tickets, tickets! It's LORDES 3.0 coming to New Ohio Theatre in NYC

July 31, 2019

My evenings and weekends have been filled with rehearsals for the new show I'm working on. LORDES is being presented at the New Ohio ICE FACTORY Festival 2019 at the end of the month. It's the third time I am working on this show (or a version of it) and I love it!

 

There are four shows coming up: July 31- Aug 3 (Wed - Sat) and all shows will be at 7 PM. Tickets are available here (It's $20 for most of us and $16 for students with ID, OR you can use my promo code LORDES15 to get $15 tickets - but you have to use the code until Saturday, the 27th)

 

The address of the theater is:

New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

 

If you like to make more informed decisions and don't want to come just because I'm in it, I totally get it ;-) 

 

Here is a synopsis of the show: Writer, activist, Black, lesbian, poet, warrior. With the strength of dozens of women, Audre Lorde writes her last poem before illness stills her pen. This production is built with and performed by an ensemble of women who celebrate Audre Lorde's legacy and who are committed to building the future embodied by Lorde's visceral poetry and tireless activism. LORDES asks the question: How do we feed ourselves in a world where we are meant to starve?

For those of you who like to read programs like I do, here is a sneak peak of the team involved:

 

LORDES
Written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward & Katherine Wilkinson
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
Choreographed by Jill Vallery
Composed by Aviva Jaye
Music Direction by Emily Erickson
Produced by Cynthia Tong

Featuring:
Jaz Astwood, Mikayla Bartholomew*, Mia Canter, Shelby Coleman, Tyler Cruz, Ime Ekiko, Giselle Gant, Averi Israel, Rentia Lewis, Xi (Zoey) Lin, Kathryn Metzger*, Josca Moore, Sayaka Nishijima, Jules Rencher, Ana Ribeiro, Jonelle Robinson, Regina Romero, Christine Smith, Clarissa Vickerie, Carmen Vienhage, Victoria Villier, Kimberlee Walker, Caitlin Wells, Rebecca Anne Whittaker, Memory Willis

Hello Anthology Film Archives

June 19, 2019

Sometimes, making art takes time. After three years of post production, The Red Goodnight written and directed by John C. Koch is out in the world! And the next stop is New York City: today the film will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives and I am super proud and excited to have been a part of this work.

For those who are able to make, here are the screening details:

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES,

32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003

EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN (F TRAIN to 2nd AVENUE)

 

TICKETS $7 – DAY OF SHOW ONLY

LORDES is SOLD OUT!

October 18, 2018

I'm so grateful to be part of the LORDES Ensemble once again. The show, written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward & Katherine Wilkinson, tells Audre Lorde's struggle to write her last poem. Directed by Katherine Wilkinson, it's a vibrant show with 50 women on stage - and it's SOLD OUT! There is still a chance for stand by tickets, though...

Labyrinth Theater Company presents...DEVIL OF CHOICE

April 26, 2018

I'm really excited to be working with this amazing and generous group of people from Labyrinth Theater Company!!! DEVIL OF CHOICE by Maggie Bofill, directed by Shira-Lee Shalit and featuring Elizabeth Canavan, Florencia Lozano, and David Zayas will be at The Cherry Lane Theater starting next month.

Get your tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/33005/1525147200000

Photo by DJ Zayas

We're back!

March 20, 2018

I'm so happy to have worked with the wonderful and fun Alicia Krupskaya again! This time, I'm playing a woman trying to figure out what to do after being beat by her husband. Her only friend: Bella Bear.

Coming up...a night inspired by Audre Lorde's essays

February 19, 2018

Katherine Wilkinson an MFA candidate at Columbia University is directing Essays for the Future a performance inspired by Audre Lorde's essays. Rehearsals just started and I can't wait to share more!

​What can you do in One Minute?

December 01, 2017

Actually, a lot can be done in one minute! INTAR is once again presenting its One Minute Play Festival this weekend, in which 30+ playwrights, actors and directors present more than 50 plays that have one thing in common: they are 1 minute long! Some of them are funny, others heartbreaking! Come see us at INTAR this Saturday @8pm or Sunday @3pm and @8pm.

INTAR Theater

500 West 52nd Street

In the picture, our clump directed by Benjamin Manno and Jacqueline Guillen (from left to right):

Christin Eve Cato

Ana Ribeiro

Diomargy Nuñez

Ashley Marie Ortiz

Yadira De La Riva

Jacqueline Guillen

Baby Girl

October 11, 2017

I'm so happy to announce I have just been cast in Baby Girl, an NYU Thesis short written and directed by Kathryn Huyghue. The film follows the struggles of a teenage prostitute and I'll be playing a detective who tries to help her out. Kathryn felt inspired by Rachel Lloyd, after reading her book "Girls like us" and decided to write this film. Can't wait to start shooting!!

Do you have Halloween plans?

October 03, 2017

Consider watching Horror at the Cecil Hotel on Discovery ID. The Mini Series follows detectives solving mysterious crimes that happened at the same spooky place: The Cecil Hotel. I'm playing Pauline Otten, a suicidal woman who jumps off the window and ends up killing an innocent man.

Trick or treat?

October 01, 2017

It's Halloween season and we have plenty to celebrate! Waiting Room, the short film written and directed by Charles J. Ouda that we shot a few months ago, has been accepted at several Festivals and won a few awards! Just to name a few of them: Ita Korenzecher was awarded the best lead actress prize at Gold Movie Awards, Charles was awarded the Gold Award for best director by NYC Indie Film Awards, and Alex Siesse was awarded the Best Score at the LA Shorts Awards. In addition to those, the film was selected at The Best Shorts Competition, got a Diamond Award for Best Short at NYC Indie Film Awards and has just been selected at Cardiff Film Festival!

Ai que Saudade!

July 09, 2017

About a month after our last "get together" on stage, Saudade Theater is back, this time with a special Fundraiser event for our first full length play production. Join us if you want some good food or if you want to taste some Portuguese wine, and especially if you want to help Saudade out! We need some help to put up the play "The Constitution", by Mickaël de Oliveira, translated by Maria Inês Marques, this August. Join us, the event is free!

Smokin!

June 12, 2017

Just wrapped "Happy Mask", Yi Liu's first thesis film (Columbia MFA) about Markus, a nice guy whose life changes after he starts using a mysterious mask. I played the store manager, Markus' boss, and was pretty happy to have survived the ice cream craving while we shot at the super cute Brooklyn Bell Ice cream store. 

HAPPY MASK:

Cast: Nick Abeel, Mark Castillo, Julie Ann Earls, Gregory Hermann & Ana Ribeiro

Director - Yi Liu

Producer - Luca Marcovici

Scriptee - Sarah Abdulla

AD - Mikki Crisostomo

DP - Minjae Chang

AC - Ya-chi Yang

2nd AC - Samuel Angus Campbell

Gaffer - Dejun Wong

Grip - Charlie Diserens

2nd Grip - Joao Prado

DIT - Jamil Munoz

Sound - Brian Kuciak / Mark Fraunhofer

PD - Claire Wiener

Art PA - Meng Xiong

Make-up - Tara Carrara

Still Photographer - Donggyun Han

PA - Dominik Haener

Driver - Michael Craft

Beyond the bend in the road...there might be a Fernando Pessoa performance!

May 22, 2017

I am so happy that Saudade Theatre, the theater company I am part of, has been invited to be part of the "European Literature Night", to be held at Bohemian National Hall. The event is a curated selection of poetry from several countries and we'll be representing Portugal, playing with Fernando Pessoa's poetry at 7pm on June 2nd. Not to worry: everything will be in English!

A Little Larger than the entire universe

Directed by Pedro Marnoto Pereira, with Ma Riaggian, Ana Ribeiro, Gonçalo Ruivo and Nuno Marques (piano)

Special thanks to Manuela Bairos

Twelve Angry Women

May 02, 2017

I'm really excited to have had the first table read with the cast and director (Alice Camarota) of an all women adaptation of Twelve Angry Men, by R. Rose! It's amazing to see how relevant the play remains as it brings to discussion so many themes that are currently on the major newspapers. Come see us at The Alpha NYC on the following dates/ times:

 

Thursday, June 8th at 7pm

Friday, June 9th at  9PM

Saturday, June 10th at 7PM
Sunday, June 11th at 8PM

At the edge of nothing with Clarice

March 24, 2017

I'm so happy to work with Clarice Lispector's words one more time, especially with such a dear and brilliant director like Dara Malina. We worked together two years ago in "The Hour of the Star", an adaptation to the stage of the Brazilian novela. This Friday, Dara is directing "Edge of Nothing" a piece to close "The Clarice Factor: aesthetics, gender & diaspora in Brazil", a week of discussions on the author to be held at Casa Hispanica. The performance includes a series of images referencing the author's work including pieces like "The Passion according to GH" and the short story "Love" and is going to be performed by myself and the fabulous actor Jake Lesser.

EDGE OF NOTHING:

Directed by Dara Malina

Cast: Ana Ribeiro & Jake Lesser

Time for a little fur...ooops! I meant fun!!!

March 20, 2017

This week I had the pleasure to be part of this wonderful Italian-American family! The director Alicia Krupskaya wrote and directed the short "Sunnyside Queens", based on amazing people and events from her life. "Sunnyside Queens" follows a day in the life of this family, in which women from three different generations deal with their differences, eccentric personalities and, ultimately, love. I play Ariana, a twenty-something year old that is forced to face that life might be more precious than what's going on with her phone...

SUNNYSIDE QUEENS:

Directed by Alicia Krupskaya

D.P.: Maddie Rivera

1st A.C.: Leon Liu

A.D.: Vito Di Maio

Sound: Bouquet Napussorn

Script Supervisor: Adam Mania

Gaffer: Brad Nelson

Puppy Wrangler: Manolo Calderon

Cast:

Stephanie Lloyd Ficarra

Ana Ribeiro

Eve Sorel

Sarah Audu

A little love never hurts :-)

February 14, 2017

It's Valentine's week so I'd like to share the new music video I was part of "Girl from Brazil", by the super talented Kyle C. Norris! The song is a nice and smooth bossa nova, what makes it a pretty good way to start the day :-) The video, directed by Isaac Benelli, is also really cool - Check it out!

Tamam?

January 20, 2017

Just finished shooting Eşik, a short film directed by Selman Nacar, that follows the story of a son trying to reconcile with his estranged father. Since I play a Turkish young woman, I actually had to speak a few lines in Turkish which was challenging, but a lot of fun! This beautiful still was taken by our DP Baris Aygen. More info coming soon.

EşIK:

Director: Selman Nacar

Producer: Lauren Marie Lopez de Victoria

AD: Peter Campbell

DP: Baris Aygen

1st AC: Melik Kuru

Gaffer: Jorge Granados Ross

PSM: Po Yu Chen

Cast:

Adam Miller

Ana Ribeiro

...you might feel a pinch!

December 05, 2016

I just had a great time playing Nurse Connie in Waiting Room, written and directed by my super talented friend Charles J. Ouda! This short film shows the lives of two very different women who cross paths in an rather unconventional way. Preparing for the role and learning how to draw blood was a lot of fun lol...More details and pictures coming soon!

Waiting Room

Cast: Ita Koranzecher, Ana Ribeiro, Sekulio Gathers, Charles J. Ouda

Director: Charles J. Ouda

1st AD: Matthew Gerrish

2nd AD: Daniel Napolitano

DP: Maya Kurokuochi

1st AC: John Carbone

PA: Miles Lobo

Photos by: Bruno J. Zappa

New trailer available - The Red Goodnight

December 01, 2016

I'm so excited to share the new trailer of the indie feature 'The Red Goodnight', directed by John C. Koch!

Check it out here!

It's getting darker up here

November 21, 2016

Just spent the last few days shooting a short horror film with an amazing cast and crew! Feed Me tells the story of Sarah who is supposed to take care of cat during the weekend in a mysterious empty house, but maybe she is not alone...Thank you so much Elsa and Giuseppe for letting me play a badass for a change! Hope to share more soon...

Feed Me

Cast: Ana Ribeiro, Alanah Rafferty

Director: Elsa Levystky

DP: Giuseppe Masi

AD: Greg Hernandez

Gaffer: Pierre Guillet

MUA: Tetiana Bogun

MUA Assistant: Anastasiya Bougades

Sound: Vladimir Poperechny

Script Supervisor: Gillian Rizza

PA: Andrew Soler

Still. They Keep Flying - the craziest Three Sisters' adaptation ever seen!

November 04, 2016

It's really sad but the run of Still. They Keep Flying is over...Still is a surreal, crazy and funny adaptation of Chekhov's "Three Sisters", directed by Isabelle Kettle, in which the sisters were not exactly what they seemed. I'm so happy to have worked with these amazing people!

Still. They Keep Flying

Written by A.F. & A.N. King & Isabelle Kettle

Directed by: Isabelle Kettle

Dramaturg: Lucy Tupper Powis

Stage Manager: Daniel Vaughn

Cast: James Parenti, Monica Ammerman, Amy Miyako Williams, Becca Co., Tiffany Small and Ana Ribeiro

Spooky!!! Shooting at Cortland Alley

October 28, 2016

Today we started shooting The Reaper at Cortland Alley in Tribeca. The short film, directed by Sam Potochick, is a smart comedy about a gambler (Reginald Barnes) who dies and tries to regain his soul from a reaper (Ana Ribeiro - yo!) who is new at her job and just wants to follow the rules. We managed to beat the cold and have a lot of fun! Can't wait to see the result!

Love Letters to my Children

July 12, 2016

It's good to be back on stage, especially this time, in which I'll be sharing the stage with dear and talented friends! Love Letters to my Children, written by Rotem Weiner, based on the true story of her family, will be performed at The Lee Strasberg Institute from July 12th to July 14th at 7:30pm. The play is directed by the super talented Charles Ouda. Take a look at the article on Broadwayworld.com to know more about the play!

The Poland Project

June 11, 2016

I'm happy to announce that yesterday was a wrap for me in the Poland Project! We've been shooting reenactment scenes for a short documentary about a Jewish family living in Poland during World War II that misses the right time to leave their home country. Directed by Ian Lipner. More info coming soon.

Tales of Imaginary Birds

April 28, 2016

Another play coming up! This time, I'm performing Dina in "Tales of Imaginary Birds", written and directed by Alex Viteri. The play centers on the preparation of a birthday party, as the inhabitants of an immigration center show their particular ways of dealing with the wait for asylum. The play is going to be performed at The Shapiro Theater on 605 W. 115th Street between April 28th and May 1st at 8pm.

Coming up: a staged reading of Maria's Song, written by Suzanne Willett

April 14, 2016

I'm excited to play Temor in a staged reading of "Maria's Song", written by Suzanne Willett. The play is about the tough decision a young Mexican mom is forced to do, when trying to come live in the United States. The reading is going to take place at The Players Theater at 115 MacDougal Street on April 14th at 7:30pm

 

New play coming up! Undrown'd: Seeking Asylum

March 04, 2016

I'm happy to announce that I'll be portraying an Iraqi refugee in the new play "Undrown'd: Seeking Asylum", devised and directed by Benita de Wit. The play is about the journey and struggles of refugees living in detention centers. While preparing for the role and doing research on refugees, I was heartbroken to find out that some of the worst things that are happening to these families and people right now are not necessarily reported by the media. The play was based on "The Tempest", by William Shakespeare and is Benita's Columbia MFA Directing Thesis. Click here for tickets!

Crossroads at The New Filmmakers Festival in NY!

December 16, 2015

Today was a big day: my first time watching myself in a big screen :-) The short film "Crossroads" was screened at The New Filmmakers Film Festival in New York on Dec 16th. The film, directed by Artiom Savelev, has Ana Ribeiro, Philip Trümpi, Kian Kavousi, Shahana Khan Kalil and Amelia Alvarez in the cast. 

The Present

May 01, 2016

I've spent the past couple weeks working on this amazing short film 'The Present', directed by super talented Sushma K. We shot in a tiny, cute, little street in the Village and did all we could to keep ourselves warm. The short film portrays in a beautiful and sensitive way the moment when two best friends decide to reveal their most hidden secrets, as they say good bye to each other. I can't wait to share more!!

New teaser "The Red Goodnight" available

November 30, 2015

Coming up: Balm in Gilead

October 08, 2015

I'm so excited to have the chance to be part of an important and crazy piece! This production of Balm in Gilead, by Lanford Wilson, will directed by Jenna Worsham and will be performed on Nov 12th, 13th and 14th at 7pm at The Lee Strasberg Institute.

 

To purchase tickets, click here.

Shooting VISA

October 03, 2015

I've been busy working on VISA, short film, directed by Edel Garstad, that follows Alice, a dedicated lawyer who is forced to choose between her career and the love of her life, played by the wonderful actor Etai Benson.

 

More information coming soon.

October 01, 2015

I can't believe that Crossroads, my first short film shot in the city, has just been selected at The New Filmmakers Film Festival in NY! The screening will take place at 32 Second Avenue on Dec 16th at 7:30pm. Crossroads is directed by Artiom Savelev.

The Red Goodnight

October 10, 2015

I'm shooting my first feature yaaaay!!! The Red Goodnight, an indie feature directed by John C. Koch, is an introspective exploration of the drive for success of a young boxer and the unforeseen consequences of moral compromise. I'll be playing Jill, a good hearted woman who is confronted with the fact that things are not always what they seem.

 

More information coming soon.

Staged reading of Private Moments, by Daphne Macy

October 10, 2015

I'm so happy and honored to have worked with my dear friend Daphne Macy in her first full-length play! Private Moments is a coming-of-age story about a young Israeli soldier, who strives to break certain misconceptions about what it is like to serve in the Israeli army from a female perspective. The staged reading took place at The Marilyn Monroe theater at The Lee Strasberg Institute on Aug, 13th. With Ana Ribeiro, Yair Ben-Dor, Hilde Skappel, Julie Hayes and Michael Benzinger.

Rent Stabilized

July 31, 2015

Everyone who has ever tried to rent an apartment in NY knows what a nightmare it can be! Rent Stabilized is a short film about a couple who is struggling to find the perfect apartment in the city and has to deal with a very eccentric real estate agent. Written and directed by Meredith Gran.

Do you remember?

March 21, 2015

I'm shooting an NYU short this week :-) Do you remember, directed by Joyce Zhao tells the story of a young woman who takes care of her beloved sick grandfather and realizes that she might not be able to do it on her own anymore. 

The Hour of the Star, a Columbia MFA Directing Thesis Showcase

March 01, 2015

I'm so excited and honored to make my New York City stage debut with The Hour of the Star, directed by wonderful Dara Malina! This Brazilian novela, written by Clarice Lispector, follows the story of Macabea, an ignorant young woman that tries to find beauty in the most simple things, and her creator Rodrigo SM. I'm delighted to perform Macabea at The Connelly Theater this week, alongside Ean Sheehy, Broderick Clavery, Claudia Acosta, Zuleyma Guevara and Theodore Bouloukos.

Scene Night with Anna Strasberg

Lose Ends, by Michael Weller, is probably one of my favorite modern plays and I'm so honored to perform its last scene alongside Philip Andrew for Mrs. Anna Strasberg. Everyone's invited to come see it on November 3rd, 2014.

I'm so excited to announce I'll be shooting my first film in New York City! Crossroads is an indie short directed by Artiom Savelev that tells the story of a couple who meets again after having taken different paths in life. With Philip Andrew, Kian Kavousi, Amelia Alvarez and Shahana Khan Khalil. 

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