Originating from Chicago, Dinah holds a B.F.A. from Ohio University and is a proud alumni of the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Apprenticeship program. In NYC, Dinah is a company member of Broken Box Mime Theater, and a regular practitioner of clown. More info at www.dinahberkeley.com
Liba Vaynberg: New York: The Golem of Havana (La MaMa), Black Milk and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Novaya Zemlya (HERE Arts Center, NY Int’l Fringe), The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya (Columbia Stages). Regional: Ether Dome (La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theater) dir. Michael Wilson, Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival), We Are Pussy Riot, Everything You Touch (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Company, The Cradle Will Rock (Yale). Film: The Examination. TV: Billy & Billie (created by Neil LaBute). Education: BA in Molecular Biology, Yale. MFA, Columbia. Honorary “Daisy” of Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT. libavaynberg.com
Eric Percival (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) has performed on stages in New York, London and throughout Europe and the US. Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor – MITF, Bubby’s Shadow; Outstanding Supporting Actor – Planet Connections, The Picture of Dorian Grey; Outstanding Lead Actor Nomination – MITF, Hamlet Bound and Unbound. TV: Farm Story (series regular). Off-Broadway: My Purple Wig (Lion, Theatre Row), Mr. Bengt’s Wife (Strindberg Rep). Regional/Off-Off: A Snowfall in Berlin (Nylon Fusion), Island (NY Shakespeare Exchange), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (T. Schreiber Studio). Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (London), T. Schreiber Studio (NY). Website: www.ericpercival.com
Mark is playing Scar in the National tour of The Lion King. He created the role of the Phantom for the 25th Anniversary tour and has performed in theatres across the country. Mark plays George Washington in the Fox show Sleepy Hollow. Love to my amazing family; biological and found.
Tom Schwans – An actor, director, and teacher. He’s performed all over the country including with Trinity Rep and NYC’s Public Theater. Tom is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the critically acclaimed Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. Tom served as Artistic Director of The Deertrees Theatre Festival and Associate Artistic Director of The Old Creamery Theatre. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University, Fairfield University, and Southern Connecticut State BA: Minnesota State University Moorhead, MFA : Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Jerry Matz– Broadway: Roza, Ghetto and Fiddler on the Roof. Off and Off-Off Broadway: A Fable (Rattlestick), The Groundling (Axis Theatre) Old Flame (TNC) Blood Wedding and The Dybbuk (Marvell Rep), The False Servant (CSC), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (CTH), The Last Two Jews of Kabul (LaMama ETC), Fatwa (NY Fringe), A Day Out of Time (New Federal) Shmulnik’s Waltz, Follow. Regional: The Investigation (Center Stage), Twelve Angry Men (Cleveland Playhouse), Oedipus The King (Wilma), Little Shop of Horrors (George Street), Mother Courage and Waiting For Godot (Virginia Museum). Television: The Mysteries of Laura, Unforgettable, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order, Delocated. Film: Margaret, Harvest, Brother’s Shadow, The Hungry Years, Man With Van, Freud’s Magic Powder, A Price Above Rubies, and The Gig.
Cary Hite is a New York native that has had the privilege to perform all across the country. Stage credits include:The Diary of Black Men: How Do You Love a Black Woman (Muslim / Player), Hell & High Water (Phil),Fences (Jim Bono), Macbeth (Malcolm), Good Boys(Corin), Side Effects May Vary (Brandon). Also the indie feature The City Is Mine (Murda Will) and audio books for Audible.com, including Papa, Do You Love Me; Souls Look Back In Wonder; and From Slave Ship to Freedom Road.
Susan Montez – I am thrilled to be part of NYMadness! I have followed the company for a number of years and loved the work on all levels! Most recently been working with Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx bringing live theater to palaces and people who had limited access to it in the past. Performing in My Life With Ike/ playing the only female welder in an unwelcoming environment, directing short plays there as well. Favorite recent work- from Here To There by Cecilia Copeland working with both Romy Nordlinget and Amy Lynn (NYMadness members), playing the “vixen” in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife!, the lead in Moon Over Buffalo, and Bunny in Gemini! Taught by Terry Schreiber at T.Schreiber Studios and Theater playing Sue in The Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove
Bilingual actor, writer, director, producer & teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education. Artistic Associate of The Sol Project and developed works with Hook & Eye, INTAR, HERE Arts Center, NYTW and performed for Women’s Project, Chatauqua, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. She will perform a solo work at the International Theater Platform in Bucharest, Romania this October
Daniela Thome – Most recently on stage in The Surprise with Storm Theatre Company (Peter Dobbins, Dir.), Ed Malin’s The Addicts at Theater for the New City (Janet Bentley, Dir.), Elvira (Si Se Puede with Jessica Carmona), and Columbia University. She has acted in many independent films, including God, I Miss You, and Godless Men, both by Robert Mercado and has also directed with La Micro Theater, Working Theater Director’s Salon and teenagers through her teaching artist work. Honored to be a member of La Co-Op, Unit 52 at INTAR and now the NY Madness Acting Company! ¡Pura Vida!
Dylan Combs graduated from Ohio University in 2011 with his B.F.A. in Acting. Following graduation, he spent the summer at the Monomoy Theatre in Cape Cod before moving to New York to continue his career. In early 2014, he decided to pursue a long time passion and began studying Massage Therapy at Swedish Institute in Manhattan. Dylan has been a part of Madnesses since his time at Ohio University going so far as to appear in almost every Madness his senior year.
Marie Elena O’Brien – Hails from Bucks County and Pittsburgh, PA where she received her BFA in Theatre from Point Park University. Marie Elena now currently resides in New York where she continues to work in film & theatre, performing both classical and new works with playwrights such as Tammy Ryan, Brian Dykstra, Sharr White, Roland Tec, Tom Matthew Wolfe, Rich Orloff and Cesi Davidson. Select Theatre Credits: World Premiere of Tammy Ryan’s ‘Soldier’s Heart’, ‘The Heiress’, ‘The Country House’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (The Rep), ‘Eating Dirt’, Tom Savini’s ‘Dracula’ (City Theatre), ‘Woyzeck’ (Timespace), ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ (Quantum), ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’, ‘Wanda’s Visit’ (Confluence). Film: ‘Southpaw’, ‘Regular Paintings’, ‘Dogma’ and the voice of Lillian Hellman in the biopic ‘No Apologies’. Marie Elena is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
Charles Everett began his acting career at the age of 9, performing in community theatre in Connecticut. Since then, he has gone on to work in film (Assata aka Joanne Chesimard, The Last International Playboy), television (Law & Order, Rescue Me), theatre (NEXT, Raft Of The Medusa, Here. This. Now.), commercials (Wendy’s, Verizon, Royal Caribbean, Red Lobster), voiceover (Coke, McDonald’s, Ford, Adidas), as well as video games (Killzone 3). Most recently, Charles was a co-host of the daily one-hour show “Off Par” on Back9Network. A graduate of the 2 year Meisner Conservatory at Maggie Flanigan Studio, Charles is a proud ensemble member of Barefoot Theatre Company.
Caitlin Cooke is a Columbus, Ohio native who has been in a committed relationship with New York for five years. Since the age of seven, Caitlin has been working in theatre, on and off the stage. In addition to theatre, she has also worked as an actor, writer, and producer in Film&TV. Earlier this year, she helped birth the SAG web series, Rules of Cool, and is thrilled to say season two is in the works! For the past three years, she has been studying at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. When she’s not acting, Caitlin loves spending time with her nephew, watching hockey, and singing 90s songs. Many thanks to Cecilia for introducing her to this beautiful company! rulesofcoolseries.com
Rachel A. Collins: is an actor, improviser, and social media consultant. NYC: As You Like It (Phoebe, The Drilling Co.) Grease 3 (Alice Green; American Candy); R-Culture (Player 2; IRT); Twelfth Night (Officer/ u.s. Viola, Olivia, Maria, Fabian; The Drilling Co.); Quest of the Hero! (Henchwoman; C.A.G.E Theatre Co). Regional: Peter Pan (Tinkerbell), Fools (Snetsky), Into the Woods (Florinda)- Ozark Actors Theatre; Under Six! (Ensemble), The Frog Prince (Lady Fern/Duquesa), In the Book Of (u.s. Gail), Smokey Joe’s Café (u.s. Delee)- Florida Studio Theatre. Webseries: Happy Hour Feminism (Rachel, XO Feminist Productions).
Jamie Dunn – Off Broadway: Sweet Storm (LAByrinth Theater Co/Alchemy Theatre Co). Other NY Credits: The Long Red Road dir. by Philip Seymour Hoffman with Tom Hardy & Michael Shannon (LAB Barn Series, The Public Theater), Six Rounds of Vengeance (Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co), The Whale (LCT3 Reading Series, Lincoln Center), F.I.G. (Vertigo Theater Co), Galactic Girl (NYC Comic Con.), Nowadays (Metropolitan Playhouse). Film: So Over You, Twenty Million People, Indie Short: the Indie Short, Seven Lovers. Webseries: Aides, Stoop Sale. jamiedunn.nyc
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy is an actress, playwright, and producer. As an actress, she was most recently seen in Resonance Ensemble’s world premiere of THE TRUTH QUOTIENT at Theatre Row, and AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE with Retro Productions. As a playwright, her work was most recently featured in NY Madness’ “Radical Bias” night (with guest Chisa Hutchinson), #SPEAKUP: THE STREET HARASSMENT PLAYS (which she also co-produced with Flux Theatre Ensemble), again with Flux in their “ForePlay” series (appearing before Jane the Plain), and in The Brick Theatre’s “Cleverbot Plays.” Shaun is an Associate Editor for Women in Theatre Magazine, a contributing writer for NY Theatre Review, and was one of WRITEOUTFRONT’s 2014 guest playwrights. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Bentley. AEA, DGA www.shaunbfauntleroy.com
Josh currently resides in Chicago, and has worked with Steppenwolf and The Goodman. He’s been seen on Chicago Fire, Crisis, Betrayal, and Grey’s Anatomy. He’s worked on several short and feature films, including The View From Tall, which recently had its World Premiere at the LA Film Festival.
M.F.A. in Acting: Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Stage: Julie Harris Stage; WHAT, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Classical Theatre of Harlem, New York Stage & Film, Capitol Rep, The Prince Music Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Luna Stage, National Black Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club.
Jody Christopherson: is a performer, writer and photographer living in New York. As a generative artist she creates and performs plays and events within the context of theater, film/new media and music. Most recently, her solo show Because You Are Good, which she devised and performed, based on interviews with Mabou Mines Associate Clove Galilee is curently nominated for a 2015 Innovative Theater Award. Ms. Christopherson is the writer/performer of the transmedia event The Skype Show or See You in August (a theaterical concert and live Skype call which is based on a true story about a cross continenal collaboration and quest for an artist visas) was presented by The New York International Fringe Festival (2013), Filmgate Miami, The Brick Theater and StoryCode (2014). Other works include the performance/photography/ sound installation with Dixon Place and Natalie Johnsonius Neubert Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwirght Project, the theatrical band Greencard Wedding, with Ryan McCurdy (upcoming concerts at Desmond’s and The Metropolitian Room) , Eschaton Cabaret (Dixon Place, Bowery Poetry Club), DIVE (Philadelphia Shakespeare Classical Cabaret) Like This (Winner of The Exquisite Corpse Film Festival NYC). As an actress credits include; Lincoln Center Film Society, The Kitchen, The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, Actors Theater of Louisville, Nebraska Repertory, Performance Space122, The Bushwick Starr, Ensemble Studio Theater, Metropoitian Playhouse, Working Theater, and more. Additionally, Jody is the creator and Editor in Chief of the New York Theatre Review, an indie theater blog written for and by indie theater artists with over 1 million unique visits to date. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post, and has been a guest artist at The Orchard Project and Mason Gross School of the Arts. Member: Actors Equity Association, Dramatist Guild of America Ms. Christopherson and New York Theatre Review, in collaboration with John Issendorf are the recipients of The Lit Fund Community Resource Grant for The Indie Theater Guide, a listing guide for Indie Theater launching in Fall of 2015.
John J. Concado: is a native New Yorker & son of Argentine immigrants. A bilingual actor & voiceover artist who can currently be seen & heard in commercials for Verizon, Norelco & The US Army. Recent theater credits: Rosario and the Gypsies written and directed by Eduardo Machado, Bamboo in Brooklyn by Ed Cardona. Look out for 42 Seconds of Happiness at a film festival near you in 2015. Training: Actors Studio Drama School, LAByrinth Theater Co., INTAR Theater Co. & the streets of NY. Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Sevrin Anne Mason – thinks Madness rules, which fits since it’s her most reliable state. Sevrin has performed on Broadway in The Crucible. Other favorite projects include Charlotte Miller’s Rocks, a part of the triptych,Zurich, NY (Ensemble Theatre Group); I Can’t Explain it Better Than That, by Sarah Shaefer (Rising Phoenix Rep); Four Hundred Parts Per Million (Blessed Unrest),The Calmative and Baal both directed by Scott Ebersold, Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang, directed by Daniel Talbot), Cleansing by Dan Stearns (Fresh Ground Pepper), Row after Row, by Jessica Dickey (Rising Phoenix Rep), and The Greeks (Imua!); Regional – Michael Greif’s Street Scene and Annie Dorsen’s The Blue Bird (Williamstown), The Comedy of Errors(Vineyard Playhouse). Film – Buffalo Girl by Patch Darragh, Timeless,Public Hearing, and the upcoming films Barista and A Quintet; Webseries – Help Wantedand Downsized. Sevrin graduated from Boston University and a proud member of AEA.
Lauren McCune – is an artist, actor & producer. She grew up performing on the regional stages of Dallas. In New York, she has performed in Night Club Cantata by Elizabeth Swados, in Three Sisters as Masha, in Domestic by Matthew Klein at the Manhattan International Theater Festival (nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Short Subject), in Post-concussive Syndrome directed by Jaki Bradley, and as Lorna Montral her boozy, stand up alter-ego. Films include Satisfaction, Annabelle (Cannes Short Film Corner), Her Wilderness by Frank Mosley (Sidewalk Film Festival), and Killing the Dog (Outstanding Film – Take Two Film Festival) produced by Six Part Productions, of which she is a founding member. She graduated with a BA in Theater from Eugene Lang.
Romy Nordlinger: Some favorite parts include “Ginger” in “Lancelot” by Steven Fechter and Cecilia Copeland’s “R Culture”. She has had co starring roles on Law & Order CI (Officer Talbor), All My Children, One Life to Live and The Ruthless Spectator as well as numerous indies and industrial films. Selected theatre credits: “Rose” in Shakespeare’s Slave by Steven Fechter Clurman/Resonance Ensemble, New Perspectives Between Here and There by Cecilia Copeland, The Woman On The Bridge by Julia Pascal, her original solo piece based on the life of Alla Nazimova at the Snapple Theatre Off Bway and her original play “Lipshtick” at the NY Fringe Festival. She has performed on dozens of NYC stages including the Union Square Theatre, The Clurman, The Lion, and most spots in between. Some regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Wilma, Fleetwood Stage, Shubert and Emelin. She has performed in hundreds of readings. Romy has narrated over 120 audiobooks. She is also a theatre teaching artist who is honored to have worked with developmentally disabled and underserved populations in all the boroughs of this great city. Board Member and Co -Secretary of League Of Professional Theatre Women, Member of Resonance Theatre Ensemble, Flux Sundays and The Playwrights Gallery.
Maria Peyramaure: is a SAG-AFTRA and AEA stage, voice-over, film and commercial actress. She’s a clown and a face painter and an overall fun artistic person! She was in the very first cast of NY Madness in a piece by Ed Cardona Jr. and has participated and attended Madnesses since! She has worked with INTAR, The Mint Theater, Boomerang Theater Company, EgoActus, AENY, R.Evolución Latina, Teatro Thalia, Georgia Shakespeare, The Alliance Theater, Two River Theater, and more. Favorite roles include Mari in So Go The Ghosts of Mexico (Repertorio Español), Sybil in Private Lives (Two River Theater, NJ), Julia in Wickets or Fefu and Her Friends (3LD, NYC), Rosaura in Life is a Dream (Aurora Theater, GA), Marianne in Tartuffe (Theater in the Square, GA), Liz in With Love, Gabe (INTAR, NYC). Maria also performs as Dr. MooChacha, a clown doctor of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care program that entertains children in pediatric hospitals. www.bigapplecircus.org/clown-care She works and lives in NYC with her husband and miniature pinscher.
Stacey Raymond – received her BFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University). Favorite theater credits include work at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Theater Row, La Mama, PS 122, HERE, Dixon Place, Cherry Lane, Urban Stages and Culture Project. Stacey portrayed the leading roles in the award-winning films ALICE IN ANDREW’S LAND and DIVE, as well as the leading role in the upcoming film THE DAY THAT SHE DIED. Some TV/Web credits include ALPHA HOUSE, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? and a recurring role in PRODUCING JULIET.
Imran Sheikh: The Invisible Hand (Artists Rep/ ACT), Breaking Phillip Glass (PCTF), I Like to Be Here (Theatre 167/ New Ohio), Carousel of Progress (Queens Theatre), Brahman/i (Crowded Fire), Disconnect (San Jose Rep), The Girl with Her Hands in the Sand and Radio Mara Mara (FringeNYC), Chaos Theory (Crossroads Theatre Co), Why We Left Brooklyn (Blue Coyote). Television, Film, New Media: Blue Bloods (CBS), Guy Code (MTV), R+J: The Webseries (Ready Set Go), Ovum (Oocyte). Follow @ImranSheikhInfo
Joel Stigliano: Native of Youngstown, Ohio and proud member of NY Madness. Theater: National Tour: Elf The Musical, Regional: The Full Monty, Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror (Cortland Repertory Theater), A (Tooth) Fairy Tale (Vital Theater Company), The Crucible. The Cherry Orchard, Blithe Spirit, (Monomoy Theater), Run For Your Wife (Broadway Palm), Caught in the Net (Schoolhouse Theater) among many others. Film/TV: The Golden Boy (CBS), Brain Games (National Geographic), LJ’s Trip, Jess Archer VS (www.jessarcherversus.wordpress.com). Joel is currently in production for several projects for both screen and stage. MFA Acting: Ohio University. In his spare time Joel is a freelance photographer.
William Oliver Watkins: Stage: Ruined, Jackie & Me, One Night In Miami, As You Like It (Denver Center), Lombardi (Cleveland Play House/Arizona Theatre Company), Snakeskin Suit and Nodding Off (Ensemble Studio Theatre),The Underside of Jackfruit & Papaya and McRib (Working Theater/Abingdon), BIOLIFE (Nuyorican Poetry Club), Camp Logan (National Black Theater of Harlem), A Raisin in the Sun (Studio Arena), To Kill A Mockingbird (Great Plains Theater), Blues for an Alabama Sky (St. Louis Black Rep). TV: “NY 22,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” “SVU,” “Rescue Me,” “Caterbury’s Law,” “All My Children,” “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns.” Training: BFA: Webster University; Wynn Handman, Margie Haber, Bob Krakower, Tim Phillips.
Marissa Wolf – is an NYC actor/teacher/writer/Facebook status updater, originally from the great state of NJ. She is a teaching artist at Hamilton Heights Elementary and PS 15 as part of Arts for All’s Literacy Through Arts program as well as an acting instructor at Youth Theatre Interactions in Yonkers. She most recently played The Pilot in Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble’s production of Grounded. Other select credits include Wait Until Dark (Suzy Hendrix), The Crucible (Elizabeth), Hamlet (Gertrude), The Illusion (Lyse, Elecia, Clarina), The Cherry Orchard (Varya), Fiddler On the Roof (Chava), A Little Night Music (Charlotte). Marissa has an MFA in Acting from Ohio University and a BFA from NYU’s Tisch. Looking forward to another great season of Madness!
Rebecca Martinez – Rebecca Martinez is a creator/performer, director, facilitator and deviser of theatre. Her work is choreographic, visual and musical, with a focus on audience-to-space connectivity and social practice. She is a member of Sojourn Theatre , INTAR’S Unit52, she is a Co-Curator of Working Theater’s Directors Salon, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, the SDCF Observership Class and a member of the Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee. Rebecca is the Catalyst Initiative project coordinator for the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The PIT, LAByrinth’s Fellowship program. He has worked with LabRats, Amoralists, and Origin Theatre Company, and Stable Cable. Reuben does a bunch of commercials and in his free time he writes and records original music, watches classic films, and eats turkey clubs at his favorite diner in Greenpoint.
Plays: Heifer (JAWs Magic Time), Rizing, Flux Theatre Ensemble; Prospect Park, (NY Madness); Doll Madness (Cesi Davidson); A Walk in the Sand (Abingdon Theatre Company); Free Will (Snared Notion); I Claudius (Theater Askew); A Raisin in the Sun (Century Center).
Film: The Personal Question; La Petite Magicienne.
Michael Markham: is a SAG-AFTRA, AEA actor based out of New York City. His favorite roles in New York include Platonov in The Spectacular Demise of Platonov at Shapiro Theater; Frizer in christopher marlowe’s chloroform dreams at The Red Room with Lunar Energy; Giant in Giants at HERE; and The Singing Soldier in Mother Courage and Her Children at The New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. Film and television include Law & Order; Unearthed, which has played at The Tallahassee and Macon Film Festivals; Game Theory at the Festivus and Bare Bones Film Festivals; and Blind Date. Regionally he has performed in A Little Night Music, Hamlet, the title role in Julius Caesar, and The Ibsen Project: A Lonely Light. Michael graduated from the Juilliard School Drama Division, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from Washington University in St. Louis.
Tanya Everett: is an actor-writer based in Brooklyn, who is pleased as punch to be joining the New York Madness team. She has worked with the crew over the past two years, and developed a short film through a Madness in Spring 2013. Her original work can be seen all over New York, including HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane, Cherry Pit, and TheaterLab, to name a few. As an actor, she received a favorable mention in the New York Times for her work in Classical Theatre of Harlem’s “Tempest,” this summer. Other notable projects: Rosa in the “Rosa Parks Story,” and Karen in the Obie Award Winning Fire This Time Festival. She is a proud Labyrinth Ensemble and Maggie Flanigan graduate.
Josh Young has had work developed or produced at: New York Madness, The HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, Naked Angels, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, MITF, and Planet Connections. He is a founding member of The Playwriting Collective, a playwright driven initiative designed to give voice to artists who’ve emerged from poverty. http://www.JoshuaDYoung.com
Lindsay Joy is a Brooklyn transplant, originally from rural New Hampshire. She’s a proud member of the all-lady ass-kicking Beehive Collective, and was a part of the inaugural team of the Amoralists ‘Wright Club. Her play, “The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen” garnered an NYIT award for Outstanding Premiere Production.
Claudia is a bilingual actor, writer, director, producer & teaching artist for Lincoln Center Education. Artistic Associate of The Sol Project and developed works with Hook & Eye, INTAR, HERE Arts Center, NYTW and performed for Women’s Project, Chatauqua, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. She will perform a solo work at the International Theater Platform in Bucharest, Romania this October
Nat Cassidy is a multi-award-winning playwright, actor, screenwriter, and musician. He has written for the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Primary Stages’ ESPADrills, numerous theatre companies throughout the country, was a finalist for the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, and is an Indie Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. www.natcassidy.com
In addition to a solid base of studio film and TV credits, V in the web series #GoingHomeless; Meredith in The Visiting Hours directed by Dina Vovsi, Gideon directed by Joan Kane; feature films La Vida Inesperada, Silver Tongues. Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Garage Space, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
OFF-BWAY: Turn Me Loose (Westside), Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick), Pearl (Davenport) TOUR: Hikobae (Will-Do Productions, Japan) TV/FILM: “Billions”, “Time To Pay Off Debts”, “19 Steps”. TRAINING: Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Terry Schreiber. Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. SAG-AFTRA/AEA www.stephendexter.com
Recent NY credits: The Jamb (Horse Trade/Hard Sparks), You Are Now The Owner Of This Suitcase, (Theatre 167), Animals Commit Suicide, (terraNova Collective) Regional: The Rose Tattoo (Shattered Globe-Equity Jeff Award Nomination), Honey Brown Eyes (SF Playhouse), Superior Donuts (Dorset Theatre Festival), Argonautika (Berkeley Rep). Film: It Had To Be You.
Michael Grew has performed and developed new work with Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY Theatre Workshop, and the Culture Project. In DC, he acted with the Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, and the Kennedy Center. On-camera, Michael has been seen in pieces by ABC News, College Humor, and the Travel Channel. www.michaelgrew.net
LAURA works as an actress, writer, director and producer internationally in theatre, film, TV and radio. Acting highlights; Sylvie in “Crumble”, Queen in “The Persians” in Cyprus Amphitheaters and “Supermarket Shakespeare”. Laura recently won Outstanding Director for TFFF for “Farewell, King Carter” and is nominated for best solo performer for NYIT Awards for “Crumble”.
Vanessa Kai is honored to have helped develop new works with wonderful theater companies in New York and in regional theaters across the country. She is also grateful for the exciting work in both TV and Film. For news on upcoming projects, please check out www.vanessakai.com.
Great film or theater has the power to transport us, move us, connect us to this wonderful and strange shared experience called life. Jinn began his lifelong quest to express his love and connection to humanity thru the creative arts.
Leah Raymond is so excited to be a part of the awesomeness that is NY Madness. Thank you to Stacey for always being a light to guide the way.
Shayna Small is a Brooklyn based actress, singer and teaching artist. She has worked at Huntington Theater, The Public, Signature Theater, NYU Abu Dhabi, Lesser America, The Kennedy Center, DC Jazz Fest, Les Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Eugene O’Neil Playwright Festival, and CenterStage. BFA: The Juilliard School.
Perri Yaniv is a native New Yorker whose recent credits include the world premiere of Jack Agueros’ “Notary Sojac” for Medicine Show, “Romance on a Bronx-Bound #2 Train” by Candido Tirado (for NY MADNESS and Nylon Fusion), and title roles in revivals of Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” and Ansky’s “The Dybbuk.”
Morgan Zipf-Meister is an actor and lighting designer (2015 NYIT Award Nominee). She has been working in the New York Indie Theater scene for over a decade. Her website will tell you all about that and other upcoming projects. www.morganzipfmeister.com