Adam Barrie (Luke, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012): NEW YORK Dust (Incubator Arts Project) These Seven Sicknesses, Arok of Java, and Restoration Comedy (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), Wolves is Abasement (The Glass Bandits), Music for the Arrival of Guests (Three Sciences), The Picture of Dorian Gray. REGIONAL Shakespeare’s R&J (TheaterWorks), Le Grande Meaunes (Quantum Theatre). FILM: Private Romeo, Sorority Row, Grim About the Mouth (Short) TRAINING Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Interlochen Arts Academy.
Mason Beggs(director, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012) Originally from Erie Pennsylvania, Mason is a Director/Illustrator/Composer based out of NYC. Recent New York credits include The Sisters Millay by Susan Vittuci (NYTW), Psalms 4 Japan (Theatre 80), Leap Year Ball (City Hall), Mourning Breadth by George Lopercio (The New School for Drama), Stranger in my Body by Garlia Conelia Jones (The Gay and Lesbian Center of NYC), The Bear by EJC Calvert (The Lion) and a concert of the musical Pop! by Anna Jacobs and Maggie-Kate Coleman (The Duplex). Mason received his MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama and his BFA in Media Arts from Edinboro University. MasonBeggs.blogspot.com
Patrick Bonck (Jason Kelly, In the Middle, QuaDs 2012, member of Quick and Dirties selecting panel QuaDs 2012) thinks the claque is tops, and thanks you for supporting the QUADS and new plays! New York: Hughie (Mary C Healey & Cart Before Horse Productions); Art as an excuse to drink and screw, Warning May Contain Nuts, CLAYscapes (The Collective); adulteration, Love in Transit (The Shop); Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus (Silent Street Productions).
Rachel Bonds (playwright, Anne & Ada, QuaDs 2012) Originally from Sewanee, TN, Rachel Bonds is a playwright and performer currently living in Brooklyn. Her plays have been developed at New Georges, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LaMaMa, The Flea, Playwrights Horizons, The Greenpoint Division, The Sewanee Writers’ Conference and The Atlantic Center for the Arts. She is an Affiliated Artist with New Georges; a member of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s company of emerging professional playwrights; and a proud member of Ars Nova’s Play Group. She was an Associate Artist in Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Father William Ralston Fellow at the 2011 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Rachel is a graduate of Brown University. www.rachelbonds.com.
Alexander Borinsky (playwright, Unpleasant Men, QuaDs 2012) is a playwright, director, and performer. His plays include GOING OUT AND COMING BACK, LONGING (OH WELL), and THE POLISH EGG MAN. He makes work with American Centaur, a seriously silly crowd of guys interested in old texts and new ideas, and has worked on Chekhov and Shakespeare in bars, backyards, bedrooms, parks, and theaters. He’s a member of Youngblood, and grew up in Baltimore.
Erin Coulter (rehearsal stage manager, Wipe Away, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival 2010) is a NYC based director, stage manager and teacher. Favorite credits include: Company (w. Billy Porter), Once on this Island, Three Sisters and The Crucible. Erin specializes in creating new movement-based work with companies based on classical text, and enjoys working with inner city students to create pieces about their experience. BFA Carnegie Mellon.
Ren Croney (Lilah, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) made her theatrical debut on Carnegie Hall. She has since appeared in several National commercials including L’Oreal, Maybelline, Macys, Comcast, and 3 Musketeers and recently shot Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey. Ren has also been featured in print campaigns for Target, Soft and Beautiful, Crystal Light, and Lens Crafters. She is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates.
Lekethia Dalcoe (Chastity Wheeling, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012) was born May 15, 1985 to Paul and Denise Dalcoe. She is a native of Houston, TX and graduated with a BA in Drama from Prairie View A&M University. She then went on to receive her MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX. She is currently living in New York City and receiving her MFA in Acting at the New School for Drama. She has performed such roles as Marie (Woyzeck), Warwick (Henry’s), Ariel (Tempest), Beneatha (Raisin in the Sun), Estelle (No Exit) She believes as artist we are blessed with the daunting privilege to enhance the world and feel her responsibility is to reach beyond the bounds of reality and create life as an art form on stage.
Rocio Del Mar Valles (Autumn, January 2nd, QuaDs 2012) is excited to be a part of |the claque|’s Quick and Dirties! Most recently seen in GIANT at the Dallas Theater Center, directed by Michael Grief, and in the NYC debut of ALICE at the 2011 Midtown International Theater Festival.
JulieAnn Dulude (Hubbard, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) studied acting at Emerson College and here in NYC with Cay Michael Patten. She studied improv at the People’s Improv Theater (the PIT) where she performed with House team The Wilhelm for many years including at the Del Close Marathon, the Boston, Providence and Chicago Improv Festivals, and with whom she helped originate the form IN THE DARK: An Improvised Film Noir. Her One-Woman show BLESS THIS MESS, which she wrote and produced about growing up in a Catholic family, received ample praise and enjoyed an extended run at the PIT in 2011. Most recently her work can be seen in numerous commercials, in the improvised short ‘Pimp on a Segway’ with JB Smoove from Curb Your Enthusiasm, in comedic shorts with the group PERIODS (periodsfilms.com) and in a featured role in the new show BUNK, which airs on IFC this June! JulieAnn currently resides in Brooklyn.”
Alison Edwards (Madeleine, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) National Tour; Wit (Standby for Judith Light), New York; King John, Memory Play (NYSF), Twelfth Night (Riverside Shakespeare Festival), Regional; Doubt, Whoʼs Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Vermont Stage), The Sisters Rosensweig (TheatreWorks/Palo Alto), The Lion in Winter (Fulton Opera House), One Flew Over the Cuckooʼs Nest (Pioneer Theatre), The Royal Family, Wit (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Copenhagen (Portland Stage), Film; Whispers of White, Television; Legwork, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Another World
Linsay Firman (director, Anne & Ada, QuaDs 2012) directed the NY premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, reprised at the 2011 World Science Festival. Other NYC productions include Rachel Bond’s Anniversary, Garrett M. Brown’s Americana and Jose Rivera’s Flowers all in the EST Marathon, Perdita by Pierre Diennet (Lion Theater), Joy Tomasko’s Unfold Me, Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked, Heather Lynn MacDonald’s Pink (all at Ariel Tepper’s Summer Play Festival), Anne Washburn’s Apparition (chashama) named one of Time Out New York’s ten best plays of 2003, Howard Barker’s The Power of the Dog and The Possibilities, Joe Orton’s Loot, Peter Rose’s Snatch (Soho Rep). Linsay is the Literary Manager at EST and the Associate Director of the EST/Sloan Project. She began working in new play development as the Associate Director of Soho Rep, where she worked from 1998 – 2004. While there, she founded and ran Soho Rep’s renowned Writer/Director Lab. Additionally she was a member of the 2008-2010 Women’s Project Director’s Lab, a 2003/2004 Resident Director at New Dramatists, a Director/Dramaturg in The Lark’s 2007/2008 Meeting of the Minds writer’s group and is an Associated Artist of New Georges. She received her M.F.A. from CalArts.
David J Goldberg (Bix, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) is a New York based actor and a graduate of Emerson College.He recently completed his first national tour with Theatreworks USA performing for young audiences as John Davis in The Color of Justice. Other recent NYC stage credits include Population:8 (SoHo Playhouse); Romeo & Juliet (Wings Theater); Dubstep Hamlet (Webster Hall); The Average Sized Mermaid at this year’s Fringe, Pangs of the Messiah (The LABA Theater at The 14th St. Y); and Underground (The Wild Project). He is thrilled to be working with this group and is a proud new member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Maryna Harrison (director, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012) was a founding Artistic Director of Red Stage Theater Company in Burlington, VT: Jonathan Franzen’s translation of Spring Awakening, Adam Bock’sFive Flights, Archibald MacLeish’s J.B., Josh Levine’sGame Over. She earned her MFA in directing from Rutgers: Pinter’s Betrayal, Jose Rivera’s Marisol, Marsha Norman’s Getting Out, John Kolvenbach’s Love Song, Horton Foote’s Blind Date. New work at HERE, Vital Theatre, manhattantheatresource, Soho Thinktank at the Ohio, New Georges and First Look at NYU. International Virginia Woolf Conference: The Waves. Lincoln Center Directors Lab: The Snowstorm by Marina Tsvetaeva. 2010-2011 Artistic Resident at Long Wharf Theatre: Mac Wellman’s musical tigertigertiger. Assisted: Gordon Edelstein, Eric Ting, Amy Saltz, Darko Tresnjak and Anne Kaufman. Current: Resident Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, an unconventional adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s The Great God Brown. Recently: Aaron Jafferis’ Stories of a New America, for Collective Consciousness and George Brant’s Salvage for Theatre 4. She is a slavophile who studied at the Moscow Art Theater. She has a degree in Russian and Theater from Smith College and a small box of pine needles she gathered from Chekhov’s grave.
Yvonne Hartung (Production Stage Manager QuaDs 2011, 2012) hails from the land of the Gators and is very happy to be returning to the QuaDs! Previous New York credits are “Trifles” and “Hughie” (Cart Before Horse Productions), Special (Apt. 929 Productions), Medea (American Thymele Theatre), and Rhinoceros (UglyRhino).
Jonathan Hooks (Jake, January 2nd, QuaDs 2012) Theatre includes: Richard’s Rampage (BAM), TS Eliot Old Vic Exchange Showcase (Old Vic, London, England), Torch-Bearers (Williamstown), Irene Ryan Showcase (Kennedy Center). Film includes: Haitian Son (dir. Marc-Eddy Loriston); Post (dir. Darren Johnson).
Clark Jackson (Man, January 2nd, QuaDs 2012) is pleased to be a part of this workshop production. Broadway: All My Sons, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. NYC/Regional: Cobb, Le Ménage, Cuba and the Night, Lobby Hero, Permanent Collection, Waiting For Tadashi, Fabulation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Travesties, Yellowman. Film: An Affirmative Act, Humdinger, Forged, The Arrangement, 6 Things I Never Told You, Rapmatics. TV: The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, White Collar, Law & Order, Fringe, Law & Order: SVU, The Return of Jezebel James, Wonderland, Honky Sausages, Guiding Light. Awards: Drama Desk, Dean Goodman Choice Award. Training: Stanford University, Yale School of Drama.
Edward Gregory Jones (Leland, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) was recently seen in the lead role as The Rabbi in “The Voice of God” at Primary Stages/ESPA New Playwrights Showcase. Last year he played Pop in Sam Shepard’s play “Fourteen Hundred Thousand” at the 45th Street Theater. He just finished a recurring gig as a detective on the CBS TV show “Unforgettable” and is back for a third season on Boardwalk Empire as a featured gangster/thug. He has had principal roles on The Onion News playing Bush and Obama agency chiefs and spokesmen. If you want a chuckle Google “FDA Pot Pies.” Jones currently studies with Sam Schacht formerly Director of the Actors Studio School, and with Daniel Talbot, Artistic Director of Rising Phoenix Rep. He wishes to thank all the kind, generous and talented people that have helped him. And yes, Dolores, thinking does make it so. With much love.
Casey Greig (Postman/Victor/Brian, Bird and the Two-Ton Weight, QuaDs 2012) is a recent transplant from Minneapolis. Off- Broadway: Pure Confidence (59E59) Regional: Fissures (Humana Festival/ATL), The Tempest (Actors Theater of Louisville), The Deception (La Jolla Playhouse/ Theater de la Jeune Lune), Figaro (Berkeley Rep/ Jeune Lune), Good Boys, Romeo and Juliet (Guthrie Theater) Minneapolis: Thom Pain (based on nothing), Pillowman, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Bash: Latterday Plays, Skylight, Molly’s Delicious, Torch Song Trilogy, Iphigenia Film: Stuck Between Stations, NoNames, Holiday Beach.
Jason Griffith (William King, In the Middle, QuaDs 2012): Theatre: “Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh”, “Buried Child”, “As Is”. TV: “Blue Bloods”, “Damages”, “Sonic X”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Pokemon”, “Yu Gi Oh!”. “Casters”. Jason studied with William Esper at the William Esper Studio.
Isaac Klein (director, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) assistant directed the recent Broadway revivals of West Side Story and GYPSY, both for his late mentor, Arthur Laurents. He is an artistic associate at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a company member at Exit, Pursued By A Bear. Isaac is the director of the online series This Just In (thisjustintheseries.com) and Pzazz101 (pzazz101.com). Directing for the stage: Assembly Required [DC Fringe]; Mr. Sasquatch Goes to Washington [9Thirty]; HOT CRIPPLE [NYC Fringe, Winner: Outstanding Performance]; Actors With Day Jobs [Where Eagles Dare]. Writing/Directing credits: the prophecy of isaiah and dreamscape [MUDasMAN]; Dream Machines [Open Dream Ensemble]. Other assistant/associate credits: Equus with Alec Baldwin [Guild Hall]; Camp Wanatachi [LaMaMa]; Sondheim: The Birthday Concert and Camelot with the New York Philharmonic. Isaac wrote the book and lyrics for the new musical Legend of the Word, which will be in development this summer at the National Music Theatre Conference at the O’Neill.
Jessica Kinsella (Gina, Wipe Away, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival 2010) is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained with the Atlantic Theater Company. She has performed at Upright Citizen’s Brigade and the PIT. Stage: Top Girls, Terrorism, The Spot, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, The Crucible, and many others. Film: Arizona Summer, Waitin’ to Live, and The Awkward Stage.
Natalya Krimgold (Lori, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012): Off and Off-Off Broadway: I Only Sleep with Stupid Whores (Manhattan Rep), Sin Pais (HERE Arts Center), A Collection of Scenes (Theatre Row). Regional Theatre: Importance of Being Earnest (Wellesly Theatre), Threepenny Opera (Bryn Mawr Theatre). Film: Very Bad Things, Through the Window, Missed Connections.
Braden LuBell (playwright, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) is Artistic Director of The Rogoff Theatre Co., with whom he directed the NY premiere of his (coincidentally titled) play Quick & Dirty, which received additional acclaimed productions in Chicago with Apple Tree Theatre, and in L.A. with The Racket Collective, the latter having commissioned and produced his play (Jack &) Penny. Other Chicago writing/directing credits include the world premieres of Days of Late (Viaduct Theatre), Open (Bailiwick Rep), and Down the Road (Strawdog), as well as a staged reading of Noble/Birth (Gift Theatre). Further directing credits include: Closer and The American Plan (Society Hill Playhouse) in Philadelphia, HereToThere (San Francisco Fringe), and Boston productions of One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and his own adaptations of The Glass Menagerie and the novel Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. He is the author of a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler, and an accomplished poet. Braden works as an acting coach, and as a freelance casting director (Telsey + Co.), and is currently developing his first screenplay. www.bradenlubell.com
Michelle Lupo (member of Quick and Dirties selecting panel, QuaDs 2012) is a current 2nd year student at the William Esper Studio. She has had an incredible time reading many of the Quads submissions, and is looking forward to participating in this reading of In the Middle!
Aleks Malejs (Woman, January 2nd, QuaDs 2012) has an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama and a BFA from the University of Montana. She recently returned from a National Tour with The Montana Repertory Theatre, where she portrayed Grace in Inge’s Bus Stop. Other Montana Rep shows include My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the 1999 National Tour of It’s A Wonderful Life. Other favorite roles include La Poncia in The House of Bernarda Alba, Lowdive Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Electra in Orestes 2.0 and Blue in Beirut.
Nana Mensah (Enid, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012) Selected Credits Include: The Bacchae (NYSF/Joanne Akalaitis, dir.), Mother Courage and Her Children (NYSF/George C. Wolfe, dir.), Inked Baby (Playwrights Horizons/Kate Whoriskey, dir.), The Tempest (CSC/Brian Kulick, dir.), A Question of Impeachment (Culture Project), myriad readings and projects in development. TV/Film/Web: The Walker (starring Carrie Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe, and Rightor Doyle), The Madam (written by Rachel Axelrod), Behold the Swelling Scene (A Comedy) (April McCants,dir.), Film You Did Not See (Jordan Schachter, dir.), Gracie (Davis Guggenheim, dir.). Training: The Actors Center, Public Theater Shakespeare Lab.
Sean McCormack (Jesus Jackson, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012) is from Buffalo, NY where he studied acting at Buffalo State College. He has been working in NY since graduating in 2005. He is currently finishing up the first season of his own web series, ‘Called Up’ which follows the misadventures of little league umpires trying to make it to the big leagues of baseball umpiring. He is excited to be working with Mason Beggs who he last collaborated with on the production of ‘The Bear,’ for the Sam French Festival. www.seanmccormack.us
Thomas Muccioli(Travis, Wipe Away, Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival 2010) is apart of the first graduating class of the Atlantic Theater Co. two and a half year Conservatory. Some of their productions this fall: Reckless by Creag Lucas, Orange Flower Waterby Craig Wright produced by the Do Better Theatre Co. (name pending).Most recent performances Court Play written/directed by Greg Kotis and Controlling Interest by Wayne Rawley.
Meghan O’Neill (Eucalyptus Ringer, In the Middle, QuaDs 2012) was a member of the inaugural class of The Guthrie Actor Training program in Minneapolis, MN. Her show ‘Fraidy Cat: A (sort of) Solo Show was featured in The Women in Comedy Festival, New York Sketchfest, Ars Nova ANT fest and The Charleston Comedy Festival. She co-hosts the monthly TONY critic’s pick: Kings County Comedy Hour with Matt Koff. Meghan is a proud member of The Story Pirates where she is an actor, director and producer. She has appeared as a performerThe Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie Theater, UCB NY and UCB LA. She is currently understudying Nina Raine’s Tribes directed by David Cromer at Barrow Street Theater.
Daniel O’Shea (Ryan Jones, In the Middle, QuaDs 2012) is a veteran of stage and screen. Permanent ensemble member of The Collective-NY. Please visit www.actordanieloshea.com Special thanks to Quincy Beard.
Briana Pozner (Kate, January 2nd, QuaDs 2012) has most recently performed in “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Arkansas Rep (Mayella Ewell), “Letting her Go” at the Barrow Group, and a reading of “Labor Days” with Jessica Hecht, Rosemary Prinz, Len Cariou and others. Theater: Flea Theater, HB Playwrights Foundation, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, Theater 54, Hampstead Stage Company. Film: “Meet my Boyfriend (Manhattan Film Festival, starring John Slattery and Callie Thorne.), “Real Life Mallory” (Miami and LA Women’s International Film Festivals, and the Action on Film Festival) Next, she will be performing in an evening of Nick Jones at The Flea Theater. www.brianapozner.com
Socorro Santiago (Monan, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012) Broadway: The BACCHAE (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: SUMMER SHORTS 5 (59E59st Theatre), THE PROMISE by Jose Rivera (Ensemble Studio Theatre), L’ILLUSION adapted by Tony Kushner ( New York Theatre Workshop, DE DONDE, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, POETS FROM THE INSIDE (PublicTheatre), TAKE II by Wendy Wasserstein (Naked Angels), DANCING WITH THE DEAD co-written and produced by Socorro Santiago (Intar). Regional Credits include: LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (Sundance), World Premiere 26 MILES by Quiara Alegria Hudes (2011 Pulitzer ) at the Alliance Theatre, BOLEROS FOR THE DISENCHANTED by Jose Rivera at the Huntington Theatre (IRNE actress nomination). Film Credits: soon to be released Order of Redemption, Happiness, Music of the Heart, Night Falls on Manhattan, Devil’s Advocate, All Good Things. TV Credits include: Unforgettable, Kings , Bored To Death, The Cosby Mysteries, Third Watch and All My Children for which she received the ALMA award for her work as Isabella Santos.
Megan Sass (Playwright, In the Middle, QuaDs 2012) is thrilled to be working with The Claque for the first time. As a playwright, she has worked with Vagabond Theater Ensemble, Extra Pulp Ensemble (with whom her play Fanboy was a finalist in the Samuel French OOB Restival), Boz and the Bard, Grizzled Bear Productions, LeftHip Productions (winner of their From the Hip Festival), and Shstrng Prdctns. As an actor, she has worked with International WOW (as part of the cast of Surrender, nominated for a Drama Desk for “Best Unique Theatrical Experience), The Public Theater, Odyssey Theatricals, Collaborative Stages, Shstrng Productions, Syracuse Stage, The Williamstown Theater Festival, Collegehumor.com and the Iron Mule Comedy Short Festival. She also performs musical stand-up, and blogs for Heeb Magazine. She is a company member of Storahtelling.www.megan-sass.com
Lauren Shannon (Maddy, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) NY Stage credits: The Time of Your Life (Attic) , Quick and Dirty (Rogoff), The Dwarfs, Our Town (Columbia University) The Director (Flea). Film: Northeast, The Unidentified, and the short Israeli film Night Ships. Training: Emerson College. www.laurenshannon.org. Thank you to Braden and The Claque for making space for this to exist.
Sarah Sirota (Bea, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012): Two September (Flea Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Vital Theater), The Revenants (Cherry Lane), Play Without a Title (Collective Unconscious), Love of the Nightingale (78th St.Theater Lab), Three Sisters (Shapiro Theater), Hellcab, Good Enough (UNDER St. Marks), Odyssey Project (O’Neill Theater Center), Two Noble Kinsmen (Hudson Shakespeare Co.), The Laramie Project (MHS), As You Like It, Speech & Debate, Fen, Dog Sees God, Lady of Fadima, Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Rutgers Theater Co.), among others. Training: MFA, Rutgers University
Shannon Stowe (Rose, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012) recently graduated from New School for Drama with her MFA in acting. Before coming to New York, she performed and choreographed for many theatres in the San Francisco Bay Area. Favorite roles include Medea (Medea, New School for Drama), Nora (A Doll’s House), Billie Dawn (Born Yesterday), Pegeen Mike (Playboy of the Western World), Gwendolyn (The Importance of Being Earnest), Natasha (Three Sisters), Graziella (West Side Story) Eurydice (Metamorphoses) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). A dancer as well, she has been in many musicals including RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, and her favorite, Cabaret (two times!) She teaches dance at New School and is currently in rehearsal for several upcoming projects that will take her into classrooms, onto the web and possibly into the Old Vic Tunnels in London.
Jared Szafman (In the Middle, QuaDs 2012) is a New York actor who has appeared in theatre, film and television in New York City and throughout the east coast. He studied theatre at the University of Virginia and trained as an actor at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan.
Ann Talman (Shasha Briar, A Decent Stretch, QuaDs 2012): Broadway: The Women, Some Americans Abroad, The House of Blue Leaves, The Little Foxes. West End: The Little Foxes. Film: Archaeology of a Woman, Limitless, Serendipity, Wall Street, Bob Roberts. Member: EST, Founding Member EST/LA and New Group.
Trey Tatum (playwright, The Adventures of Jesus Jackson, QuaDs 2012) was raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast where he received much acclaim on the stage as Olympic Traveler #3 in his third grade play. He now enjoys a more comfortable role offstage as a playwright and composer. He received a BA in theatre arts from Birmingham-Southern College and his MFA in playwriting at The Actors Studio Drama School/Pace University in Manhattan. His plays have been performed throughout Alabama, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York City. As a composer, his music has received performances in Alabama, Tennessee, New York City, Pennsylvania and Prague. His play Black Meat was performed at the 35th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. His full-length play The River Valeo was presented in 2010 at FringeNYC and was a finalist for the 2011 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. He is a Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive alum as well as a 2011 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship semi-finalist. Trey lives in beautiful, boring Jackson Heights, NY.
Jacob A. Ware (Lee, Noble/Birth, QuaDs 2012) – Off-Broadway: Bound (Spleen Theatre/NYTW) Off-Off-Broadway: Mic (Manhattan Theatre Source), Complete Works of the Brothers Grimm (MCT) Chicago: We Three (ATC), Hey! Dancin’! (Factory Theater). This summer: Cliff in Cabaret at Park Playhouse in Albany. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Gossip Girl,” “Recall.” Jacob is co-creator/writer of the award-winning sketch series, Steel Drum in Space. More at steeldruminspace.com and jacobaware.com
Stephanie Wright Thompson (Mrs. Gloria Carson/Renter, Anne & Ada, QuaDs 2012)- New York: Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (New Ohio Theatre/Ars Nova/The Brick); The Tremendous Tremendous (The Brick); Michael and Edie (Greenpoint Division); Have You Seen Steve Steven? (13P); Woody Guthrie Dreams (Theatre for the New City); Another Part of the Forest (Peccadillo Theater); Girl’s Room (Queens Theatre in the Park); The Children (NYMF); Camino Real and Ivanov (Columbia Stages); workshops and readings affiliated with Classic Stage Company, New Dramatists, New Georges, Geva Theatre, and EST. Regional: Six Years and Neon Mirage (Humana Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Christmas Carol, and Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); tempOdyssey (New Jersey Rep.); Wallflower (Stages Rep.). She is a Co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones.