Mine is Maria Deasy's first full-length play. As an actress, Maria has appeared Off-Broadway and in several films and television shows. Favorite performances include Tennessee Williams’ Something Cloudy, Something Clear at The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival and Nevrika in an adaptation of the short story, A Recluse And His Guest for The Drama League. Other New York credits include The Crucible at The Roundabout Theatre Company and The Importance of Marrying Wells at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Among her film appearances are Aimy In A Cage starring Crispin Glover, Barry Levinson's Sleepers, and starring roles in the award-winning short films Contact Zone and The Anniversary. Television: 30 Rock; All My Children; Momsters; Onion News Network. A graduate of Brown University, Maria is both a native New Yorker and a Jersey Girl. www.mariadeasy.com
Introducing the wonderful Rachel Dart who will be directing Mine: Rachel has worked extensively developing new plays and musicals. She has worked extensively developing new plays and musicals. She spent the 2014-2015 season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, working with the Apprentice/Intern company to direct new plays, develop short solo pieces written by the company, and devise site-specific pieces. Rachel has also directed at NYU Steinhardt (Naomi Iizuka's Good Kids), The Frigid Festival (The Refugee Plays), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Harrison Rivers’ But Not For Love), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Kim Davies’ Tonight’s the Night, among others), Culture Project (Broadway! Broadway! Broadway!), #serials at The Flea (Emily Schwend’s Notes to a Ghost), York Theatre (Cloned!), The Atlantic Alumni Workshop (Evan Twohy’s Dog Years) and Acting School. This fall Rachel will be directing The Trojan Women for The New Collectives. Rachel’s assisting includes The Vineyard, BAM, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Acting Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club (Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow). BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Ale B on the job! Meet Wardrobe Designer Alejandra Buljevich, aka Ale B: Ale B is “The Beautifier”, empowering authenticity and beauty in this world and making it shine from the inside-out to its fullest potential. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she now calls New York her "home”. Ale B performs, directs, creates and builds ever since she remembers. Being an entrepreneur is her passion and styling her fashion! A multilingual wardrobe stylist and makeup artist extraordinaire – an incomparable mix of creative imagination, masterful skill and strong visual sense. From Stage to Film & Print, to Avant-Garde, everyday Beauty and everything in between, delighting audiences all over the globe, Ale B has become a part of the life blood of this city. And she seems to fit in perfectly to this melting pot – where the collective energy, spirit and crazy-quilt of cultures expresses themselves in ways unlike anywhere else on earth. Both her production company “Call her Magic” and her makeup line, “Ale B Makeup” are committed to amplifying your song inside and illuminating loving-kindness toward yourself.
Lighting our way will be designer, Victoria Bain! Victoria is a lighting designer who splits her time between New York and Chicago. Some of the companies she's worked with include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Kentucky Opera, MCC, and Soho Rep. Her most recent designs include La Cancion with El Repertorio, and Out There! with Bluelaces Theatre Company. Victoria is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and was the first recipient of the Michael Merritt Design Award at Loyola University.
Welcome, sound designer, Nick Abeel! Nick is a theater artist living in NYC. He's mostly a performer but has dabbled in a little bit of everything. Nick co-founded Recent Cutbacks, making joyful live parodies of blockbuster films, and is a performing company member of Broken Box Mime Theater. Nick designed sound for countless short pieces in Amios Theater's monthly Shotz! and all of the Recent Cutbacks shows. Other sound design credits include Light on Yonder Mountain - Amios; Good Kids - NYU.
Introducing my friend, Joanne Steinhardt, who has come on board as our projection designer! Joanne studied photography, printing, and bookbinding at Rochester Institute of Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Science in biomedical communication and fine art photography from the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. Joanne has worked as a professional photographer and a professor, and achieved tenure at the University of Tampa in 2005. Her artistic scholarship included projections and interactive viewer driven installations. Joanne’s current practice of bookmaking focuses on memory and the emotional connection created when preparing, sharing, and eating food. Her use of non-traditional materials such as baking sheets, tree stumps, and knitting plays with the viewer’s definition of “book.” Joanne has exhibited in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Maine, France, Argentina, and Italy. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art.www.joannesteinhardt.com
The woman who runs the show -- Marialana Ardolino! Our stage manager, Marialana, is happy to be in her 11th year working in theater...she’s been hooked from Day One! Starting with NCT for a majority of those shows, she's also enjoyed working with The Heights Players, and a variety of NYC independent playwrights. She says, "This has been an amazing learning journey. So happy to be working on another original project with some amazing women!!"