JORDANA KRITZER is the founder of Bohemian Archaeology Productions. She has served as the Artistic Director since it’s inception in 2006. Trained in acting and directing at Washington University in St. Louis, she is the recipient of the Margaret Ewing Excellence in Acting Award in 2002. During her training, Kritzer directed the first production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as well as Psycho Beach Party, Death and the Maiden, Midnight Rodeo, Prowlers, and Stars. She toured the Northwest with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program performing Mozart’s Magic Flute and directed Pirates of Penzance and Oklahoma at Seattle’s Civic Light Opera and Our Town at Youth Theatre Northwest. For Bohemian Archaeology, she has directed Beyond Therapy, Time Flies and Others By Ives, SIN, Holidays Uncorked, and Second Intention. Other favorite projects: BASH (Abingdon Theatre), Animal Farm and A View From the Bridge (Lasting Impressions), The Happy Prince (Minor Latham Playhouse), Project 30 (Another Urban Riff Productions), and Yes This Really Happened to Me (Theatre Seven of Chicago). Kritzer was named “100 Jews You Should Know” in the Entrepreneur category by HEEB Magazine in 2007 for directing critically-acclaimed productions during medical school.
EMILY MADISON is Bohemian Archaeology’s Literary Manager and resident dramaturg whose credits include The Telephone Plays, Romeo and Juliet, Polis, The Private Life of Inga Snyder, The Seagull, and Big Love at Columbia University, where she is in the MFA Dramaturgy program; Coney Island Avenue (sixdollarsinmypocket productions), and The Constant Wife, His Girl Friday, and The Suspects (Guthrie Theater.) With Bohemian Archaeology Productions, she co-directed Holidays Uncorked and performed in Time Flies and Others by Ives, and served as the dramaturg for SIN and Beyond Therapy. She has also worked with the undergroundzero festival, Playscripts, Goodman Theatre, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and City Theatre in Miami, and Playwrights Horizons.
ABOUT BOHEMIAN ARCHAEOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Bohemian Archaeology was founded in 2006 in the East Village of New York City. We are committed to creating effervescent theater by digging into new and established work. Our theater process is like an archaeological dig. We start with a script (the bare bones, if we may) and extrapolate meaning to create a social, human environment for the script to thrive.
Working with playwrights is very important to us. We hope to carry out the playwright’s intentions by breathing new life into their work, listening to their feedback, and involving them in the rehearsal process.
Our first production, Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, catapulted our company into existence with a wacky, off-the-wall production that played to SOLD-OUT houses in May 2006 at the Abingdon Theatre.
The critics raved about our next production, Time Flies and Others by Ives by David Ives. Ticket sales exploded when The New York Times posted a rave review. The cabaret setting at the Laurie Beechman Theatre created a cozy, delicious venue for 6 of David Ives’ funniest short plays. [REVIEWS]
In 2007, we produced Wendy MacLeod’s SIN, a dark comedy about the perils of human nature at the Abingdon Theater. [REVIEWS]