Thank you for joining us for the seventh Ten Minute Play Soirée! We would like to thank Manon, Eva and the wonderful staff at Goddard Riverside’s Community Arts Program for including us in their incredible Women’s History Artist Month festival. If you’d like to support programming like this at Greenhouse, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here. 

The Lineup:

The Elephant written by Bethany Dickens, directed by Noelle P. Wilson. With Mara Kassin* and Lesley Noyes. Projected Image: “Lorena, from the series In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” courtesy of Leah DeVun and Mrs. Gallery.

The Last Pookie Dance written by Callan Stout, directed by Anthony Noto. With Celeste Hudson* and Mat Leonard*.

Regis County Invitational Track Meet written by Sarah Groustra, directed by Christine McBurney. With Lucy Turner and Avani Venkat.

23 & Me & Them written by Raegan Payne, directed by Christina Shea-Wright. With Anne Fizzard*, Jim Kempner, Madeleine Lodge and Sam Turlington*

A Red-Winged Blackbird written and directed by Fay Simpson. With Rina Dutta and Danielle Skraastad*.

The Translator written by Simone Stadler, directed by Aubrie Ferris. With Gabriela Barrett and Juan Cardenas.

Forbidden Love written by Stephanie Hunt, directed by Hazen Cuyler. With Joey D’Amore and Keegan McDonald

The Actors:

 

 

Joey D’Amore

 

Gabriela Barrett: is thrilled to be joining this 10-minute Play Soirée with The Greenhouse Ensemble! She is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan earning her BA. She is currently based in New York City. Her recent theatre credits include FrickAnimal Farm, and Much Ado About Nothing (University of Michigan), The Wolves (Temple University) and Fun With Jane (Theatre Exile). She has also collaborated with Walnut Street Theatre as both an actress and choreographer. Gabby wants to thank her fellow creatives, Aubrie, Juan, and Simone, and her family and friends who continue to support her! More at www.gabrielabarrett.com. Instagram: @gab.barrett

Juan Cardenas: Juan Cardenas, originally from Venezuela, is a bilingual actor, producer, director, and writer with a strong theater background. Juan discovered his creative vein during his early teens in the music scene which later led him to the world of theater and film. He attended the Terry Schreiber Studio in 2011 and the Matthew Corozine Studio in 2015 in NYC and has been working between theater and film ever since. In 2018 he co-produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the award-winning short film The Minimalist (2018). Then in 2021, he released his award-winning, and directorial debut short film Transference (2021), an official selection for the Chelsea Film Festival. In 2023, Juan portrayed renowned neuroscientist Moran Cerf in the world premiere of the New York Times featured play – Bioadapted: GPT-4 on Trial at CultureLab LIC by Transforma Theatre and directed by Tjasa Ferme. Juan will be seen in the upcoming feature films Patterns, directed by Dawn Davis, and Her Choices, directed by Yeniffer Behrens. He is thrilled to join the cast of The Translator and be part of this year’s Greenhouse Ensemble’s Ten Minute Play Soirée.

Rina Dutta:  is an actress and mother! She is thrilled to be a part of this festival and honored at the opportunity to tell such a meaningful story with incredible artists. She has her MFA from NYU Tisch. 

 

 

 

Anne Fizzard*: Originally from Canada (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Anne won her green card in the U.S. immigration lottery and has since spent many years acting in New York’s Off-Off-Broadway world, most recently in the Greenhouse production of Muse.  She is an emerita member of the Drama Desk-nominated WorkShop Theater, and is a frequent participant in Actors Studio PDW play readings.  She created the COVID shutdown comedy web series Marigold & Martha (www.marigoldandmartha.com), in which she plays identical twins stuck together in quarantine.  She is also a cartoonist for The New Yorker. Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (summer school), HB Studio (Alfred Molina, Austin Pendleton, Laura Esterman).  Proud member, AEA / SAG-AFTRA / ACTRA.  www.annefizzard.com

 

Celeste Hudson*: is an NYC based AEA performer, who has appeared on stage at Radio City Music Hall, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Urban Stages, Joes Pub, 54 Below, The Green Room 42 and more. She is a member of the immersive theatre company Speakeasy Dollhouse. Love to our new rescue pup Beignet for bringing so much sweetness to our lives!

 

Mara Kassin*: is an award-winning actress and producer. Recently co-starred in award-winning narrative podcasts “American Hostage” (starring Jon Hamm) and “The Foxes of Hydesville” (starring Carey Mulligan, which she also serves as co-executive producer on.) She co-produced Shawn Christensen’s “Curfew,” which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. Her recent award-winning films “Ladies Lounge,” “Friendly Neighborhood Coven” and “Extra Innings” are streaming. Mara starred in and co-produced, “Grandma’s Not a Toaster,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She co-starred, wrote & produced her award-winning directorial debut, “Now or Later,” which screened all over the world. Recent film and t.v. credits include “Law & Order,” “klutz,” “Data Recovery,” “The Only Beautiful Thing.”  Selected theatre credits include works by Elizabeth Irwin, Halley Feiffer, Heidi Schreck, Anna Ziegler, Gregory Moss, Erica Saleh, and Caroline McGraw. Member of AMPAS, SAG-AFTRA & AEA. www.marakassin.com

Jim Kempner: Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Doc Baugh, Theater at St. Clements), Red (Rothko, Jersey Shore Arts Center, Dir. Dov Tiefenbach), Hamlet (Polonius, Engine Productions, Dir. Jay Michaels), Art (Serge, Gallery Productions, Dir. Peter Loewy), A Night of Pinter One Acts (Several Roles, Gallery Productions), Death of a Salesman (Uncle Charley, Gallery Productions). Film: The Girlfriend Experience (Art Dealer, Magnolia Pictures, Dir. Steven Soderbergh), Shoot Me Nicely (Pilot) (Jim, Dir. Elias Plagianos). Web Series: The Madness of Art (Creator and writer, 50 Episodes, theMadnessOfArt.com). Training: The Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop (Helaine Lembeck), HB Studios (Austin Pendleton, George Morfogen, Mercedes Ruehl), Freeman Studios (Reed Birney).

 

Mat Leonard*: Mat is a New York City based actor. TV/Film: Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (CO Miller), Kosmonavt (Ranger). Off Broadway: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Stefan), The Austerity of Hope (Vinny Delano). Regional Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Spike, Shakespeare and Company), Handle With Care (Terrence, Florida Studio Theatre), Julius Caesar (Octavius/Soothsayer/Trebonius, Shakespeare and Company), Lombardi (Jim Taylor, Actors Theatre of Indiana), Of Mice and Men (Lennie, Olney Theatre’s National Players), The Valley of Fear (Ensemble, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick, Brooklyn One Productions), The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini (Jim Collins, Theatre 80 St Marks), May Violets Spring (Laertes, Bridge Theatre), Except Mr. Dickinson (David/ William, 13th Street Friends), Genesis (Gabe, Ginny’s Supper Club), Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar, Columbia Stages). Webseries: Revenue Stream with Sherie Rene Scott (Mat), Back to Reality (James). He would like to thank his wife Celeste. Mat is proudly represented by Act One Management. www.MatLeonard.com.

Madeleine Lodge: NY and regional theater favorites include: Artemis in the Parking Lot (NYMF winner—Best of Fest); Blue Moo (The Kennedy Center); Sweet Bird of Youth (wks, dir. Zoe Caldwell); Bare: A Pop Opera (The York Theatre); Maid’s Door (National Black Theatre Festival); Camp Kappawanna (Atlantic Theater Co. (wks), dir. Lisa Loeb). Select Film/TV: Law & Order: SVU; Ms. White Light (with John Ortiz & Roberta Colindrez); The Scottish Play; In the Deep; Orphans; Tapeworm (Best Actress—Gotham Screen International Film Festival). Madeleine is a singer and was fortunate enough to perform with the late Davy Jones of The Monkees, and she can be heard in a duet with Raùl Esparza on the album Hog Wild (Sandra Boynton). She is also a passionate birth and postpartum doula.

Keegan McDonald: (Edward in “Forbidden Love”) is an actor from Princeton, New Jersey. He has been in several Greenhouse Ensemble productions, including 12th Night (Sir Andrew), Dads, Dates, and Other Disturbances (Var.), and some previous 10 Minute Play Soiree’s. Keegan is very happy to be working with Greenhouse again, and hopes you enjoy the show!

 

Lesley Noyes: Lesley, an experienced New York actor for over 10 years, has been in commercials, on TV, stages, and in many Columbia/NYU/Stonybrook. She is always up for collaboration – especially if she can add footage to her reel and/or she loves the story. Feel free to email her at lesleynoyes@gmail.com. Special thanks to Noelle and Mara for their brilliance and heart! Also, thank you to her sweet husband, Matt Czap, for always making me laugh 🙂 

 

Danielle Skraastad*: Broadway: All My Sons. Off Broadway:  Anon and Paris (The  Atlantic) Moundbuilders (Signature), Hurricane Diane(NYTW/WP), Architecture of Becoming (WP),  IHO (Signature/The Public) and The Wake (The Public) A Bright Room Called Day (The Public), The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons), Big Times (W.E.T.), Lidless (Page 73) Regionally Danielle has worked at Miami New Drama, Ancram OperaHouse, The Studio Theater, Premiere Stages,  Two River Theater, Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Gulfshore Playhouse, The Wilma,, The Kirk,, Berkeley Rep, Capital Rep/Albany, ACT/Seattle, StageWorksHudson, The Human Festival and more…Film/TV: 27 Dresses, Draw Up and Stare, Being, Hard Sell , Michael Clayton, The Business of Story, “Succession”, “Speed Mating”, “SVU”, “L&O”, “Unforgettable”,”Mercy”, “Fringe”.  MFA NYU.

Sam Turlington*: [they/them] is an international multi-hyphenate theatre and film creative based New York City. Their film The Rest of Them recently won Best LGBTQ Short at the Paris International Short Festival. Their work includes Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Virgin Trail (RCS); As You Like It (RCS); Wall 2 Wall: Stephen Schwartz (Symphony Space); Rockabye Hamlet (OTG); An American Victory (Original Studio Cast); The Magic Flute (80WSE Gallery); Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (OpenAir Shakes); Oddity (Trans Theatre Festival); The Missing Voice (Jérémie Dameme); Fantasy Reply (Meredith Dobbs). Sam is committed to championing projects that explore what it means to be human, particularly LGBTQIA+ stories centering their focus on the joy and celebration of the queer experience. They hold an MFA in Classical and Contemporary Text from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School.
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Lucy Turner: is thrilled to be making her NYC debut with Greenhouse Ensemble’s 10 Minute Play Soiree. Originally from Nashville, TN Lucy is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Acting BFA program. Recent credits include Juliet (Romeo & Juliet), Hermia (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jeannine (Ordinary People), and Mabel (Most Fabulous Story…Told). Also a film actor, she has her own production company, Burn to Shine Productions, which premiered its award winning horror comedy ‘Swipe Right’ last summer and is available to watch on Youtube. She would like to thank her mom for taking two trips to NYC this month after learning she booked this show, and Alex for being her partner in everything she does. 

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Avani Venkat: (she/they/he) is thrilled to be participating in the 10-Minute Play Soirée with Greenhouse Ensemble. Originally from Pittsburgh, this is her first performance in New York! Avani is currently a Freshman at Marymount Manhattan College studying Musical Theatre and Directing with a minor in Arts Management. Past Credits: Carmen (Pittsburgh Opera), The Tempest (Pittsburgh Public Theater). Thanks to her family and friends for always supporting her in her journey! @avani.venkat

 

 

The Directors:

Hazen Cuyler: Hazen Cuyler is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Greenhouse Ensemble. The 10 Minute Play Soiree is his favorite event that Greenhouse produces and he is very grateful to be collaborating with such an inspiring group of directors, actors, and playwrights. For Greenhouse he has directed Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, God, Sex and Getting Even, Dads, Dates and other Disturbances, House of Yes, A Painted Window, 44th and 9th, Captain Placeholder, and many others. This is the 8th play that he has directed as part of the Soiree. Outside of Greenhouse, Hazen is a Creative Consultant for Cambriar, a technology and education company. He teaches acting through Greenhouse as well as at various public schools throughout the city.

Aubrie Ferris (she/her) is a director and devisor whose work has been seen internationally. Recent directing credits include Laura Pittenger’s 1 Bed 1 Bath presented in association with The Drama League, Northshore vs Westerberg: A Miscast Concert at Feinstein’s 54 Below, and Fair Enough by Whitney Ryan Garrity produced by Bite Sized Theatrical. Recent assistant director credits include The Division (dir. SRDA, National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival at the Lincoln Center), Into The Woods (dir. Cristina Angeles, 80 Greenwich, New York) and Image of an Unknown Young Woman (dir. Drew Mulligan, Teatre El Casal, Barcelona). In the San Francisco Bay Area, she directed, produced, and designed an independent production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]. Visit her at aubrieferris.com

Christine McBurney is a director, actor, teaching artist, and coach. Selected directing credits include a NYSCA/NYFA-funded production of the operatic monodrama, Moon in the Mirror, Arcadia, Boston Marriage, The Woman Hater, Metamorphoses, Wonderful Town, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet. She was co-founding, producing co-artistic director of Cleveland’s critically-acclaimed classical theatre company, Mamai Theatre (2010-2017). In 2017, The Cleveland Critics’ Circle honored both Mamai­ and her production of A DOLL’S HOUSE at Playhouse Square with two Superior Achievement Awards. As an actor she has appeared on stage at Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Public Theatre, and The Metropolitan Opera. Film: Alto Knights (Barry Levinson, director). TV: Fleishman is in Trouble; FBI Most Wanted. Member: SDC, SDC Observership Class 2019-21, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab (NYC), Directors Lab West (L.A.), Directors Lab North (Toronto), Cleveland Play House Directors Gym, SAG-AFTRA, AEA. A former theatre and film instructor at both secondary schools and universities, she is currently a teaching artist for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. BA, Columbia University; MFA, Kent State University. www.christinemcburney.com.

Anthony Noto is an actor, director and writer — sometimes podcaster, illustrator and amateur gymnast — currently residing in Manhattan with his wife, Tess. A newborn and a dog live with them, too. He would like to thank his wonderful friends, Mat and Celeste, for bringing ‘Pookie’ to life. Anthony is also grateful to Reanna and Hazen for producing this extraordinary event, which also happens to be his debut with the Greenhouse Ensemble. To his fellow soirée talents: “Break legs.”

Christina Shea-Wright is a theater director and acting coach who has been working professionally in different areas of the entertainment industry for almost two decades. Directing credits include Time Stands Still, The Humans, The Wolves, the premiere of The Business of Nightmares, etc. Christina has also built a successful coaching business working one-on-one with actors of all ages on character development and script analysis. Additionally, she has a vast background as a casting director, talent agent, and various acting creditscwcoachingnyc.com

Fay Van Alstyne Simpson is the Artistic Director of Impact Theatre, co-founded in 1990 as a collective of physical theater artists devising work with a social bite. Her latest physical theater piece, Song for Sybil which she wrote and directed is in development. She adapted Raymond Carver’s short story, A Small Good Thing, into a piece called SCOTTY, co-produced with the Harold Clurman Theatre. She directed Speechless, by Frederick Johntz, which is a portrait of a white male teenage gunman.  Lucid Body House hosts a monthly Performance Salon, giving voice to artists from all mediums of visual and performance art. Fay is also the Founder of the Lucid Body. a psycho-physical process of introspection, exertion, and mental challenge that empowers actors and dancers to express their fullest potential. She conducts private classes and workshops at her Manhattan studio, Lucid Body House,  coaches actors on TV, stage, and screen, and has a two-year Teacher Training Program. She is an Associate Arts Professor and  Head of Movement at the Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program.

Noelle P. Wilson (she/her) is an award-winning director-actor-writer born in Brooklyn and based in Queens. Recent directing projects include the award-winning short film Tillie (Best Short: Eau Claire International Film Festival), The Hopeful Yard (Best Director/Best Short NYLIFF) and the upcoming Live Long (winner, PANO Network development grant). Scripts written and co-written by Noelle have won Best Original TV Pilot at the North Fork TV Festival, Best Pilot at the NYCTV Fest and the Tangerine Fellowship at Stowe Story Labs. She is a graduate of the Stony Brook University MFA program in TV writing, led by Artistic Director Christine Vachon of Killer Films. As an actor, Noelle can be seen on TV shows such as Law & Order: SVU (NBC), The Knick (Cinemax), Ray Donovan (Showtime), Chicago Med (NBC) and FBI: Most Wanted (CBS). She thanks Hazen & Reanna for inviting her to collaborate with the Greenhouse Ensemble, Mara & Lesley for making the best sexy friends, and Stephen for all the love, all the time. www.noellepwilson.com

The Playwrights:

Bethany Dickens Assaf is a freelance playwright, dramaturg, and theatre artist, and the co-founder of Whiskey Theatre Factory in Orlando, Florida, a collective for emerging and untapped voices. Almost 100 of her plays have been performed or read across the country including her twisty sci-fi play, The Consciousness, which has been performed at over 10 fringe festivals across the country and won Best Play at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. Most recently, her play The Vast of Darkness won the Critics’ Choice for “Best Play – Drama” at the 2023 Orlando Fringe Festival.

Sarah Groustra (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based, Massachusetts-born playwright, actress, and theatermaker. Sarah’s work has been produced off-Broadway at the SheNYC Festival, and across the country in California, Ohio, Arizona, and more. She was a finalist for the 2023 Jane Chambers Award, was named a 2022 Ascending Playwright by Yonder Window Theater Company, and was the recipient of the 2021 James E. Michael Playwriting Prize. Sarah has developed new work with Under Construction Playwright’s Group (the Road Theater), the Parsnip Ship New Play Group, Forager Theater Company, and Historically Close Friends. Sarah is an alumna of Kenyon College (2022), the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals (2022), and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. sarahgroustra.com // @ladypoachedegg

Stephanie Hunt’s play “Forbidden Love” was chosen for The Greenhouse Ensemble’s (NYC) 2024 Soirée, and was a finalist for Red Bull Theater’s (NYC) “Short New Play Festival.” Her ten-minute play “Boxed In” was chosen by the Burlington County Footlighters Theater (NJ) for a staged reading in the “Curtain Rising: Staged Readings of New Works” program. ”Boxed In” was also chosen for the Windham Center Stage Theater’s (ME) 10×10 playfest. Stephanie has written television treatments for Dick Clarke Productions, Bix Pix Claymation Company and for Loris Lunsford, currently with Netflix Entertainment. Stephanie is an award-winning documentary writer, as well. Her Documentary “Beyond Communism, the People Of Perestroika: Central Asia and Kazakhstan” (distributed by the BBC) won the “Creative Excellence” award at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival. This documentary gained her entrance into the Writer’s Guild of America West (W.G.A.W). Stephanie began writing poetry and song lyrics at a young age and recently had her song “Coyote Song” produced at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM). Stephanie Hunt received her B.A. in creative writing from The University of Southern California (U.S.C.) and her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute (The A.F.I.).
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Raegan Payne: is an award-winning, published playwright from Kentucky whose plays have been produced from Lagos to Los Angeles. She recently graduated from The University of Cambridge and is now a postgrad researcher in Playwriting at the University of Essex. Raegan is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Actors’ Equity, and SAG-AFTRA. She has won the McNerney Playwriting Award, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Grant, was an O’Neill semi-finalist and Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist. Her play Sweet Nothings opens in London in April 2024. She tries to make playwriting accessible to everyone with 2-min tutorials on TikTok and Instagram @TheCambridgeTea 

Fay Van Alstyne Simpson is the Artistic Director of Impact Theatre, co-founded in 1990 as a collective of physical theater artists devising work with a social bite. Her latest physical theater piece, Song for Sybil which she wrote and directed is in development. She adapted Raymond Carver’s short story, A Small Good Thing, into a piece called SCOTTY, co-produced with the Harold Clurman Theatre. She directed Speechless, by Frederick Johntz, which is a portrait of a white male teenage gunman.  Lucid Body House hosts a monthly Performance Salon, giving voice to artists from all mediums of visual and performance art. Fay is also the Founder of the Lucid Body. a psycho-physical process of introspection, exertion, and mental challenge that empowers actors and dancers to express their fullest potential. She conducts private classes and workshops at her Manhattan studio, Lucid Body House,  coaches actors on TV, stage, and screen, and has a two-year Teacher Training Program. She is an Associate Arts Professor and  Head of Movement at the Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program.

Simone Stadler is a New York based writer, actor, producer, and language nerd. She can currently be seen onstage in First Maria Ensemble’s production of HENRY V as Katharine and on the film festival circuit in the feature film The Deserving. Behind the camera, Simone has produced the short films Why Those Crops Grow Taller and No Words, the mockumentary web series This Is B.S., and the feature film When We Grow Up, which was shot with an entirely female-identifying crew. The Translator is Simone’s first play to be produced onstage. When not doing artsy things, she loves rock climbing, cooking fancy pies, and hanging out with her partner Collin and bunny Rhino. 

Callan Stout is an NYC playwright, who grew up on west coast beaches. She writes about things that puzzle her or make her ask “what the fuck?” Callan’s plays put women center stage and delve into all the complex flaws and joys of women pursuing their passions, scrambling for self-determination, and staking claim to space in the world. She draws inspiration from the women in her life, studying folklore in Scotland, news articles about weird science discoveries, and the many ways humans have preserved their dead over the millennia. She also loves theatre that gives the audience magic: emotional magic, stage magic, musical magic, all and any of them. It’s the moment where the audience and actors all breathe together. She loves that. Her plays have been developed with Fresh Ground Pepper, Pipeline Theatre Company, Columbia University, and LA Female Playwrights Initiative, among others. Her children’s plays Brownies, Bicycles & Bigfoot, and an adaptation of The Jungle Book are published by YouthPLAYS. Dramatist Guild Member. BFA: NYU Tisch, MLitt: University of Aberdeen in Folklore. MFA: Columbia. www.callanstout.com

 

The Creative Team:

Reanna Armellino (Producer): is the Managing Director of the Greenhouse Ensemble, and is responsible for choosing the plays for this incredible event. Currently she can be seen on stage at Theater 86 in their production of Dante’s Inferno. When Reanna isn’t running around being theatrical, she is managing an association called SEAoNY at Jaffe Management. www.reannaarmellino.com

 

 

Hazen Cuyler (Artistic Director) is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Greenhouse Ensemble. The 10 Minute Play Soiree is his favorite event that Greenhouse produces and he is very grateful to be collaborating with such an inspiring group of directors, actors, and playwrights. For Greenhouse he has directed Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, God, Sex and Getting Even, Dads, Dates and other Disturbances, House of Yes, A Painted Window, 44th and 9th, Captain Placeholder, and many others. This is the 8th play that he has directed as part of the Soiree. Outside of Greenhouse, Hazen is a Creative Consultant for Cambriar, a technology and education company. He teaches acting through Greenhouse as well as at various public schools throughout the city. Hazen is a board member of Impact Theatre.

 

Daniel Heffernan (Projection Artist):  is a multimedia artist and designer for theater and live performance whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Design credits include Mindgame at the Soho Playhouse, Pericles at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, This Wonderful Life at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY and The Glass House at the Clurman Theater (Innovative Theater Award nominee for Design). Heffernan has received numerous grants including the Creative Links grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from New York University and his undergraduate degrees in Political Science/International Relations and French Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Heffernan lives and works in New York City.

 

Em Mills (Intern/Production Assistant):  is an actor, writer, and artist raised in Bangkok, Thailand, studying Production Design at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Em is currently interning with the Greenhouse Ensemble and exploring New York City in her free time.

 

 

Joshua Eric Rusinov (Lighting Designer): is a Lighting designer based in the NYC area. He has worked on Greenhouse productions such as Captain Placegholder, Muse, and Chinese Coffee. Josh loves working with Greenhouse to achieve their daring and compelling visions of bringing various forms of art to all communities, and building deep roots with artists, new and old, to foster the growth of creativity and ingenuity.

 

 

*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without
benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.