LINDSEY AUSTEN Recent NY theatre credits include Mariah McCarthy’s The Foreplay Play with FullStop Collective and Manhattan Repertory Theater, The Seagull at Columbia University Stages, dir. Osheen Jones, Camila Le Bert’s Polis. Lindsey served as Associate Producer on Partial Comfort’s A Boise New Boise, the Obie Award Winning and Drama Desk Nominated play written by Samuel D. Hunter. She began her career in Development with two TONY-award winning theaters, The Goodman Theatre and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Lindsey is a proud graduate of National Theater Institute and Duke University.
CHAD BECKIM Playwriting credits include …a matter of choice; `nami (which received its West Coast premiere at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles in October, 2007); Lights Rise on Grace (Winner, Outstanding Play, 2007 NY Inti’l. Fringe Festival; Finalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award); The Main(e) Play; That Men Do (Member of The Lark’s 2009 “Playwright’s Week”) and After. He has also authored a number of shorts and one-acts, including Tha Bess Shit, Alexander Pays a Visit, Marvel Super Hero Squad, and Night, Shift, and Last First Kiss, which was adapted and produced as a Columbia University Graduate Film in July, 2008. He has also authored two pilot series: “Veinticinco” and “The Fam”. Chad holds an MFA in Playwrighting from Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College’s Program, and in July of 2007 was named one of “50 Playwrights to Watch” by the Dramatists Guild. His work has been published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, and in the Plays and Playwrights 2007 collection by NYTE. He is a member of Ars Nova’s “Play Group” and is a co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions.
JUSTIN BLANCHARD Broadway: Journey’s End. Off-Broadway: Henry V, Hamlet (title roles; NY Classical Theater), Macbeth (Theatre for a New Audience), The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull), KIDSTUFF (Partial Comfort). Justin has also appeared extensively at leading regional and NY theatres, such as the McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Rep, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, the Hangar Theatre and HERE. Television includes The Mystery of Matter: Marie Curie (PBS/Middlemarch) and Law & Order: SVU. Training: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA) and Brown University/Trinity Rep (MFA).
JUDY BOWMAN has been casting with PCP since Chad Beckim’s A Matter of Choice (dir.John Gould Rubin). She frequently works with Rattlestick, LAByrinth, Packawallop, Project Y, Keen Company and regional theaters like A.R.T.(7 seasons), Dorset, Hangar, InterAct, Humana Festival, & Southern Rep. She cast NYSAF’s summer season, and is looking forward to working on The Wood (Rattlestick) and …Chad Deity. (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Film: BENNY THE BUM, PERVERTIGO, BODY/ANTIBODY, DUANE INCARNATE, & several award-winning shorts, including AMERICAN FALLS w/PCP’s own Louis Ozawa Changchien. www.judybowmancasting.com
STEPHEN BRACKETT most recently directed Be A Good Little Widow by Bekah Brunstetter at Ars Nova. Other credits include Trixie and Monkey: All or Nothing created with Kim Rosenstock (Ars Nova), Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert’s The Sporting Life (Studio 42/Vineyard Theater), Dylan Dawson’s Cinemediocricy (Ant Feast), Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence (Dixon Place), Sam Forman and Eric Davis’ F#@king Up Everything (NYMF), Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective), Bixby Elliot’s PN1923.45LS01 Volume 2 (FringeNY), Whore and The Ones That Flutter (SPF/Public Theater), and Kilroy Was Here: A Styx Rock Opera (Williamstown). He is a co-founder of The Bushwick Hotel with playwright Rachel Shukert; their collaborations include Johnny Apple@#%*er (Ice Factory), Sequins for Satan (Galapagos Art Space) and Bloody Mary (Third Man Productions). Stephen was the Assistant Director of Passing Strange at the Public and Belasco Theaters. He is a founding member of 425D Director’s Lab, a former member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the 2010 Director in Residence at Ars Nova.
THOMAS BRADSHAW Thomas’s newest play, Mary, premiered at The Goodman Theater in 2010. His play The Bereaved was produced by Partial Comfort Productions in 2009 and was subsequently at The State Theater of Bielefeld in Germany. It was named one of the Best Plays of 2009 in Time Out NY and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick. In 2008, two of his plays premiered: Southern Promises (PS122) and Dawn (The Flea), and both recognized as Best Performances of Stage and Screen for 2008 in The New Yorker. He is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2010 Prince Prize. He has been featured as one of Time Out NY’s Ten Playwrights to Watch and Best Provocative Playwright by the Village Voice. He was the Playwright in Residence at The Soho Theatre in London in February 2009 where he wrote The Ashes.
JONATHAN CAREN Jonathan’s plays have been featured by The Manhattan Theater Club (Ernst C. Steifel 7@7 Reading Series ‘11), The Ensemble Studio Theater (Octoberfest ‘10), Ars Nova (Ant Fest ‘10) and The Lark Development Center amongst others. His new play The Recommendation will premiere in 2012 at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Friends in Transient Places (Directed by Evan Cabnet) premiered during The Juilliard School’s 2010 Playwrights’ Festival and his original drama Catch the Fish (Directed by Kristin Hanggi) won most outstanding play in the 2007 New York Fringe Festival. He was a participant in the 2011 Old Vick/New Voices T.S Eliot UK/US exchange program, a winner of the LeCompte Du Nuoy prize from Lincoln Center, a Kennedy Center finalist and winner of the Theater Publicus Prize for Dramatic Fiction. He is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright’s Program at The Juilliard School and attended Vassar College.
JACKIE CHUNG Off-Broadway: microcrisis and The Children of Vonderly (Ma-Yi Theater Company). Other theater credits include: Japanoir and Trickle (EST Marathons), The Sporting Life (Studio 42), The Bereaved (Partial Comfort), The Germ Project (New Georges), The Director (The Flea), They Call Him Young Lou (Columbia Stages), Area of Rescue (Andhow!), Mother Courage and Her Children (The Public Theater), Songs of the Dragon Flying to Heaven (Prelude). Film/TV credits include: “Tomorrow Arigato” and the “The Picnic” (Acting Award for both films, First Run Film Festival), “Finding my America.” Jackie is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
BRIAN D. COATS Theater includes: Caldwell Theatre Company (Clybourne Park), People’s Light and Theater Co. (Distant Fires/ Winner (shared), Philadelphia’s Barrymore Theatre Award/ Best Ensemble Acting), Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education (Woza Albert!), Geva Theatre Center (Fences), Public Theater’s NYSF/ Delacorte (Merry Wives of Windsor and Two Gentlemen of Verona). Premiere’s of: Lincoln Center Theater/ LCT3 (On The Levee), The Acting Company (Puddn’head Wilson), Partial Comfort Productions (The Bereaved), Babel Theatre Project (Stomp and Shout an’ Work it All Out), Resonance Ensemble (23 Knives), Howling Moon Cab Company/ FringeNYC (Pawnshop Accordions), 25 to Life/ Theatre For The New City (For Flow), Workshops including: Long Wharf (Macbeth 1969), Hartford Stage (Sprott Cycle), Southampton Writers Conference (Man From Madisonville and Palmetto), Christopher Mcelroen Productions (Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison). Film and TV includes: Guest and Co Star on Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, JAG, Comedy Central’s Big Lake, The Sopranos and Friendship! from Sony Pictures International. Graduate: University of North Carolina School of the Arts/School of Drama.
CURRAN CONNOR received a BFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, and studied at the Globe Theatre in London. Recent theater credits include Tommy Smith’s Pidgeon (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The 39 Steps (Hangar Theater, Florida Studio Theatre), GBS (Lion Theatre, U.S. Premiere), The Main(e) Play, Baby Girl (Partial Comfort Productions), Twelfth Night (RTC/Globe Theatre), Goodbye Cruel World (Arclight Theater), The Hollow, Merton of the Movies (Dorset Theater), The Comedy of Errors (Mile Square Theater), Scituate (The Barrow Group). Film/TV: Law and Order (NBC), The Guiding Light (CBS), Fifty Pills (Tribeca Film Festival) Park Sharks (Tuxedo Fight Films)
HEATH CULLENS is a director and actor who recently wrote, directed and starred in the short film “Well Enough Alone.” After receiving his MFA from Brown University, he spent several years in the New York theatre scene. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue film and television directing. In his first year in Los Angeles he landed a job as New Media Consultant for “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” writing, producing and directing web content and DVD bonus features for the hit FX series. Along with his work on “Sunny”, Heath has created popular sketches for the website “Funny Or Die,” all of which have been featured on the site’s homepage. His short musical, “The Botanist’s Wife” received several awards in the 2010 Los Angeles 48-Hour Film Festival. Heath was a recipient of the Drama League Directing Fellowship and a Garland Wright Directing Award. Recently, he directed the premiere of Mike O’Malley’s new play “This Is How We Live” for Circle X Theater Company. After completing his second season on “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, he is currently co-producing the independent feature In Security, set to film in September 2011.
MATT D’AMICO has been a proud member of Partial Comfort Productions since 2009. NYC: Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW), Fizz (Ohio Theater), The Common Swallow (45 Bleecker Street). Regional: As You Like It (Cincinnati Playhouse); The House of Gold, Italian Sojourn and The Ballad of Emmett Till (O’Neill Playwright’s Conference); Hamlet, All’s Well That End’s Well, Othello, Cymbeline, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and Romeo and Juliet (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Saint Joan (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Hamlet, Life is a Dream and Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep); Inherit the Wind and Death of a Salesman (Geva Theatre); Camille (Bard Summerscape); Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); As You Like It (Indiana Rep); Sweet Mercy (NY Stage and Film); Dive, Thief of Man, and Zealot (Guthrie); Othello, Dracula, and Acorn (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare). TV: “Law and Order”. Juilliard graduate.
JESSIKA DOYEL is a director, actress and professional list-maker hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School and recently directed Crashbox Theater Company’s inaugural production, Orange Flower Water, at Atlantic’s Second Stage theater. Jessika has worked with Pipeline Theater Company and Anya Saffir on a sold-out production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Theater for New City. In the past few months she has also been working with Molly Pearson and Paul Marcarelli at Table Ten Films as an intern on their first feature film, The Green. Currently, Jessika is working with Anya Saffir on reading of Moti Margolin’s new translation of The Seagull and is also assistant directing Pipeline Theater Company’s production of Felix and the Diligence by Colby Day, set to run later this fall at the Connelly Theater in the East Village.
ANTON DUDLEY’s Off-Broadway productions include Substitution (Playwrights Realm@Soho Playhouse featuring Jan Maxwell), Getting Home (Secondstage Theatre directed by David Schweizer), and Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theatre featuring Vincent Kartheiser). Other productions include A Dram of Drumhiccit [co-written with Arthur Kopit] (LaJolla Playhouse directed by Christopher Ashley), Honor and the River (Walnut Street Theatre, Luna Stage, SPF featuring Jan Maxwell, New York Stage & Film), Cold Hard Cash (Williamstown Theatre Festival directed by May Adrales), Letters to the End of the World (At Hand Theatre Company@Theatre Row), Circumvention (Keen Company@Theatre Row), Davy & Stu (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Lake’s End (Adirondack Theatre Festival featuring Jason Butler Harner), BOB (NYSAF directed by Leigh Silverman), January 1, 2000 (Lincoln Center Theater@HERE), and Pleaching the Coffin Sisters (EST). His work has been developed by the O’Neill Theatre Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, the Lark Play Development Center, and the Hangar Theater. Anton’s work has been published by Playscripts, Inc. (Honor and the River, Circumvention, Letters to the End of the World, and Slag Heap) and in PLAY Journal, Monologues for Men by Men, vols. I+II (Heinemann Press), New American Short Plays 2005 (Backstage Books) edited by Craig Lucas, and Shorter, Faster, Funnier (Vintage) edited by Eric Lane and Nina Shengold. The award-winning short film of Davy & Stu appears on Strand Releasing’s Boys Life 6. Anton is a member of New York Theatre Workshop’s “Usual Suspects”, MCC Theater’s Playwrights’ Coalition, and the Dramatists Guild of America.
IVY R. ELROD is a writer and performer living in New York City. A classically trained dancer (Alvin Ailey) and Radio City Rockette, she received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Columbia University and received her actor training under Maggie Flanigan at the William Esper Studios. She writes plays, poetry, non-fiction and love letters.
JANNA EMIG NY credits include: Carnival ‘Round the Central Figure, Psycho Beach Party, Home is the Sailor, Home From Sea, Moonchildren, Miss Nelson is Missing! and Signarella. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and Atlantic Acting School.
CRYSTAL FINN is thrilled to be a new member of Partial Comfort. She has worked previously on two plays by Partial Comfort writers: Sam Hunter’s Five Genocides at Clubbed Thumb, and Sam Marks’s play Brack’s Last Bachelor Party at 59E59 Street Theaters. Also in New York: What Happened to Bill Viola, (Ars Nova), Crime and Punishment (59E59 Street) With Claws and Beak (3LD). Regionally Crystal has worked at Two River Theater, Merrimack Rep, Trinity Rep., Dorset Theater, Foothill Theater, Illinois Shakespeare, and the Brown/Trinity Playwright’s Rep. She received her BA in English from UC Berkeley, and her MFA in acting from the Brown/Trinity Consortium in 2007.
SHARON FREEDMAN has performed at such theaters as The Ensemble Studio Theater, The Kirk at Theater Row, The Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Center Stage, The Kraine Theater and The Hangar Theatre. Favorite roles have included Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Sarah (Kidstuff), Stacy (The Bigger Man), and Karen (…a matter of choice). She is passionate about the development of new plays and has workshopped new plays at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, New Dramatists, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Primary Stages, Young Playwrights and The 24Seven Lab, of which she was the Co-Creator and Company Manager. Her film credits include IT’S YOUR BIRFDAY (with Keith David), LADIES ROOM (official selection of Slamdance) and THE SKI TRIP (LOGO Network). She has done numerous commercials, industrials, and voiceovers. She is a proud member of Partial Comfort Productions and was the Co-Creator and Exec. Producer of PCP’s Battle of the Bards. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Currently, Sharon lives in Los Angeles. For more information visit www.sharonfreedman.com
EDITH FRENI has been a happy member of Partial Comfort Productions since 2004. PCP has produced her plays BABY GIRL and KIDSTUFF. Edith holds both her BFA and MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, where she was the recipient of a Goldberg Playwriting Fellowship and the 2007 Harry Kondoleon Graduate Playwriting Award. Her play TOTAL POWER EXCHANGE was recently nominated by New York Theatre Workshop for the New American Plays for Russia Initiative, co-sponsored by The Center for International Theatre Development and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. NYTW also nominated Edith for the prestigious PONY Award (Lark Theatre) in 2010. That same year, she was a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship (Playwright’s Center) and the Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville). She has been nominated for the Wasserstein Prize, given by the Dramatists Guild of America; the Cherry Lane Mentor Program, the WordBridge Playwrights Workshop, the Seattle Rep Women’s Playwrights Workshop and was a 2003 Lark Theatre Playwriting resident. Edith was a long-time member of Youngblood, the emerging playwrights unit at Ensemble Studio Theatre and was the co-founder and literary manager of The 24Seven Lab from 2004-2011. She is the current Lecturer in Playwriting and Play Analysis at the University of Miami, Department of Theatre Arts, as well as the Head of Creative and Dramatic Writing at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp and School in Steamboat Springs, CO. For all else: www.edithfreni.com
JESSICA FREY is a Kentucky girl and a proud member of Partial Comfort. She graduated with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU she studied with the Atlantic Acting School, and Stonestreet Studios for Film and TV. Recent credits include: Julius Caesar (Portia/Casca), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena/Quince) with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and a couple fantastic new plays like Shakespeare the Dead and Bubble & Squeak with Pipeline Theatre Company.
Andrew Garman As a member of Partial Comfort, Andrew originated lead roles in the Obie-winning production of Sam Hunter’s A Bright New Boise, and Thomas Bradshaw’s The Bereaved. Most recently with PCP, he appeared in Chad Beckim’s After.Other NY stage credits include: Salomé at Broadway/The Actor’s Studio; Burning at The New Group; Uncle Vanya at CSC; The Wii Plays at Ars Nova; Whore at SPF; Cymbeline at Delacorte/NYSF; Hamlet at The Public; Trueblinka at Maverick Theater; Puss at Performing Garage; Macbeth at HERE; Trojan Women: A Love Story at EnGarde Arts; The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Bald Soprano at La MaMa. Also with La MaMa/Great Jones Rep, Andrew toured Europe and Asia with The Greek Trilogy.As a director, Andrew’s work includes Give and Go, and Modern Missionary – Outstanding Play in FringeNYC 2006.Film and television appearances include: Julie & Julia, Simple Revenge, South Dakota, Groomed, Celamy, Wilderness, Ode to Elaina. “Mercy,” “Law & Order,” “L&O: CI,” “Conviction,” “Six Degrees,” “All My Children.”Originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew spent much of his childhood in, on and around the Susquehanna River.
Michael Gladis is best known for his work as Paul Kinsey on the first three seasons of Mad Men. Other television credits include a regular role as Chief on the [adult swim] show Eagleheart, as well as guest starring roles on Leverage, House, Medium, The Good Wife, Law & Order: CI and Law & Order: SVU, Life, Hope and Faith, Hack, and a recurring role on Third Watch. He played Yevgeny Borzenkov in the film K-19: The Widowmaker (Dir. Kathryn Bigelow), as well as roles in the upcoming films J. Edgar (Dir. Clint Eastwood) and Knights of Badassdom (dir. Joe Lynch). Theater credits include The Maine Play (Lion Theater), and ‘Nami (Kirk Theater) with Partial Comfort. Other theater credits include Fifth of July (Signature Theater), Baal (The Flea Theater), St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Theater), Dog Sees God (SOHO Playhouse), 12 Ophelias (BPAC), Princess Marjorie (SCR), and a national tour of Romeo & Juliet, amongst others.
ERICA GOULD’s directing credits include the world premiere production of Neil LaBute’s autobahn (DC) and the workshop production of autobahn with Bill Pullman; premiere of LaBute’s one-acts Stand Up w/ Mos Def (MCC/Circle in the Square) and Sound Check (Hourglass/45 Bleecker); The Minotaur by Anna Ziegler, w/ Mario Cantone, Jill Clayburgh, Campbell Scott (The Fire Dept Salon Series/Players Club); premiere of Max and the Truffle Pig by Bradbeer/Draesel/Leeds (NYMF/45th St Theatre, also choreographed); SpeakEasy, a theatrical event by LaBute, Theresa Rebeck, Rajiv Joseph, others (Joe’s Pub/Public Theater); As You Like It (The Shakespeare Theatre/ACA, DC); KidStuff by Edith Freni (Partial Comfort/Theatre Row); At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq (by Rajiv Joseph, Jose Rivera, Cory Hinkle, others) w/ David Strathairn, Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Sarsgaard (45 Bleecker/National Arts Club); Aphra Behn’s The Rover (Bank Street Theatre/New School, also fight directed); City of Angels (Buffalo, also choreographed); Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film, also fight directed); What Light From Darkness Grows by Janine Carter, w/ Phylicia Rashad, Harry Lennix (NPR—Gracie Allen and Golden Reel Awards); The Tempest (Fordham @ Lincoln Center); Adopt a Sailor w/ Sam Waterston and Liev Schreiber (Brave New World, Town Hall); Gould’s adaptation of Milorad Pavic’s Dictionary of the Khazars, Part 1 (Culture Project, also Williamstown, Yale); The Beggar’s Opera (Pace); US premiere of Inigo Ramirez de Haro’s Me Cago en Dios (Holy Crap) at La MaMa; Dirty Paki Lingerie by Aizzah Fatoma (multiple US and international venues, beginning July 2011). She has dramaturged/directed development workshops including Constance Congdon’s Paradise Street (NY Theatre Workshop, w/ Olympia Dukakis), Jose Rivera’s Brainpeople (Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, ACT), Lynn Rosen’s Puddy Tat (CenterStage, Baltimore), Cory Hinkle’s Phosphorescence (Rattlestick), Sam Hunter’s God of Meat and Chisa Hutchinson’s The Subject (Partial Comfort); The Minotaur (McCarter Theatre); Adam Szymkowicz’s Temporary Everything (Hudson Stage); Kate Maracle’s Pretty Ugly Things with Kyra Sedgwick, Brian Dennehy, as well as staged readings for theatres including Ma-Yi, EST, Vineyard, NYSF/Public Theater, Cherry Lane. Erica was the Associate Artistic Director/co-creator of BRAVE NEW WORLD, a theatre festival at Town Hall featuring 50 new works by writers including John Guare, John Patrick Shanley, Lee Blessing, Lynn Nottage. She is a NY Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, an affiliate artist w/ New Georges, a Partial Comfort company member, and a member of the Society of American Fight Directors. Gould has worked w/ DAH Theatre Company in Belgrade through a TCG grant, and with Theatre Complicite in London. She is a recipient of the Drama League Directors Project Fellowship; the Senior Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship at Williamstown; and the inaugural recipient of the SDC Foundation Live On Screen Fellowship in directing for television. She has taught Shakespeare/Jacobean/Restoration, Greek Theatre, voice/speech, stage combat, movement [Butoh, Le Coq, etc], Michael Chekhov technique, mask, and directing for institutions including Yale, NYU, SVA, Fordham, and Pace, and has been a Guest Director for the O’Neill/National Theatre Institute.
FRANK HARTS. Theater credits include A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad on Broadway (Tony nomm.), Enjoy (The Play Company), School For Lies (Classic Stage Co), Fabulation (Baltimore Center Stage),US premiere of Sa Ka La (Oslo Elsewhere/Norway), Michael Grief’s original workshop production of Monster (CSC). Film/TV: upcoming–Michael Almereyda’s The Ogre’s Feathers (Lead), Peter Askin’s Certainty, Steve McQueen’s Shame–also co-starred opposite Paul Dano/Zooey Deschanel in the film Gigantic. TV– “Law & Order,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Hope & Faith.” Training: Juilliard. www.frankharts.blogspot.com
SARAH NINA HAYON Partial Comfort: Sam Hunter’s A Bright New Boise (Drama Desk Nom.), Edith Freni’s KiDSTUFF, Chad Beckim’s …A Matter of Choice. NY Theater Credits Include: The Apartment (FringeNYC), Nature of Captivity (Mabou Mines, dir. Victor Maog), Sam Hunter’s Eldoris (T41, dir. Leigh Silverman), Sor Juana (Royal Shakespeare Company & LAByrinth), The Provenance of Beauty (Obie Award, Drama Desk Nom., The Foundry Theater, dir. Melanie Joseph), NY premiers of Ariel Dorfman’s Widows (Reverie, dir. Hal Brooks), Rearviewmirror (Drama Desk Nom Reverie, dir. Carl Forsman), Night Over Taos (INTAR, dir. Estelle Parsons). Regional: The Provenance of Beauty (The Arena Stage), Sunsets & Margaritas (The Denver Center). Film/TV: OSCAR, THE GREEN, AVATAR, “Parker & Maggie” “Are We There Yet”, “SATC”, “Law & Order”. Sarah is a proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company and a founding member of The Fire Dept Theater Company.
SAMUEL D. HUNTER’s plays include The Whale (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, 2013 GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), and his newest plays, The Few, A Great Wilderness, and Rest. His plays have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, Victory Gardens, The Old Globe, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb, Page 73, and elsewhere. Hunter is the winner of a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship. He has active commissions from LCT3, Steppenwolf, Playwrights Horizons, and MTC/Ars Nova. He is an Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens, a Core Member of The Playwrights’ Center, a member of Partial Comfort Productions, and is currently a Resident Playwright at Arena Stage. A native of northern Idaho, Hunter lives in NYC. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.
DI JOHNSTON is currently serving as Partial Comfort’s ambassador in Washington, DC and commutes to NYC on a regular basis. She appeared in PCP’s Game Boys and various Welcome Mat series. You can hear her voice on several ad campaigns currently running on TV and radio. She has released two albums, both of which reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Japan Electronic charts. You can hear more of her music at dijohnston.com. Di considers her role as mom to Jack and Hank her greatest thus far.
GREG KELLER (with PCP: Sam Marks’ Craft and The Bigger Man and Ross Maxwell’s Open House) Greg is an actor and playwright who was born and raised in New York City. He holds an MFA in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he was a two-time recipient of the Lecomte Du Nouy prize. Acting credits include Cradle and All (MTC), 33 Variations (with Jane Fonda at The Ahmanson in LA), The Seagull (with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming at CSC), Smudge (Women’s Project), Reborning (The Public/SPF), Telethon (Clubbed Thumb), and 8 plays at Berkshire Theatre Festival. TV/Film credits include Law & Order, The Good Wife, Lipstick Jungle. and the IFC web series, Like So Many Things. Greg’s first play, The Young Left , was produced at The Cherry Lane as part of the 2008 Mentor Project. His second play, Dutch Masters, received a workshop production at LAByrinth Theater Company in 2010 and it’s world premiere at Berkshire Theatre Festival in 2011. His third play, The Seduction Community, has been workshopped at PCP, Naked Angels and Playwrights Horizons.
MCKENNA KERRIGAN Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre). New York: FREEDOM CLUB (Connelly Theatre), THE REALLY BIG ONCE (Target Margin), THE BEREAVED (Partial Comfort), TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL (Target Margin), THE FAB 4 REACH THE PEARLY GATES (PS 122), LOVE DR. MUELLER (West End Theatre), and in the Ice Factory Festival (Ohio Theatre). Regionally, McKenna has performed with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Walker Art Center, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Headlong Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Andy Warhol Museum, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and toured Ireland performing in the ReJoyce Festival. She is an Associated Artist with Target Margin Theatre in New York & a company member of New Paradise Laboratories in Philadelphia. McKenna is an M.F.A. candidate in Performance & Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) at Brooklyn College, and was a 2011-2012 recipient of the Lillie Berk Memorial Graduate Scholarship and an Adele and Norman Morris Memorial Award. Film: Lebanon, PA, Ready or Not” TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Hack,” “My Father’s Gun.”
CALEB LEVENGOOD In New York, Scenic Design credits include: Jesus Hopped The A Train and Curse of The Starving Class – Hunter College, Cosi fan tutte – NYU, Steinhardt, Lizzie Borden – Took An Axe Productions, We Declare You a Terrorist – SPF at the Public Theatre, The Children’s Hour – APAC, The Angel Eaters Trilogy – Flux Theatre Ensemble, Kidstuff and The Main(e) Play – Partial Comfort Productions, Slavey – Clubbed Thumb. Regional: Hello Out There – Adirondack Theatre Festival; Don Giovanni and Brigadoon – Ash Lawn Opera Festival: The Sound of Music – Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, Ind; Tough Titty – Magic Theatre, San Francisco. Selected Associate Scenic Design: Wonderland (Tampa and Broadway), The Tempest – The Bridge Project at BAM, Oleanna (Broadway), and Blasted at Soho Rep. BTA; The University of Michigan. MFA; The University of California, San Diego. Member of USA Local 829. www.caleblevengood.com
WHITNEY LOCHER, Costume Designer. Recent design credits: Off-Broadway: Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline (TFANA/Barrow Street Theatre); Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis (At Play Productions). Other credits: Jubilee, The Merry Widow, The Fortune Teller (Ohio Light Opera); Boeing-Boeing (Sierra Repertory Theatre, CA); Love In The Time of Channukah (Ars Nova ANT Fest, NYC) Jack Milo’s Baggy Pants Burlesque Show (The Little Theatre on The Square, IL); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New School For Drama, NYC) A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort Productions, NYC) Twelfth Night (Fiasco Theater, NYC). Companies Whitney has designed for include: The Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO), Pig Iron Theatre Company (PA), Northern Stage (VT), West Virginia Public Theatre, The Hangar Theatre (NY), and The Drama League (NYC). She is the Resident Costume Designer for Fiasco Theater, Partial Comfort Productions and a member of United Scenic Artists. www.whitneylocher.com
VINCENT MADERO was most recently seen in 2 World Premiere productions from two of New York City’s up-and-coming playwrights. The New York International Fringe Festival production of Cookie written and directed by Chad Beckim (named “50 to Watch” by Dramatists Guild) and The Bereaved by Thomas Bradshaw (TimeOut New York Top Ten Playwrights to Watch). Off-Broadway and OOB credits include: The Spitting Image at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, KIDSTUFF directed by Erica Gould at The Kirk Theatre, and the political satire Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower at Ars Nova. Other roles include Evan Wyler-As Bees In Honey Drown, Len Hoch-Book of Days, and Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice. He has studied in New York City with Wendy Ward at The Ward Studio and is a LAByrinth Theatre Company’s Master Class Alumni. NYC Playwriting credits include: Coyote produced by New York Theatre Experiment, Sam and Charlie at The Baruch Performing Arts Center, and Louder Than Words produced by Kids With Guns Theatre Company at The Michael Weller Theatre.
JORDAN MAHOME is currently the emcee for the long running play/poetry slam, IN THE CYPHER at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and The Drilling Co Theater in NYC. New York theater credits include: Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (2nd Stage), Katori Hall’s Mountaintop as Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Lark), Ballad of Sad Young Men (Cherry Lane), The Bereaved (Wild Project), Born Of Conviction (Irondale), Jesus Hopped the A Train (59E59). Others: Tarell Mccraney’s The Brothers Size (Elegba) at The McCarter in Princeton, Marcus Gardley’s Dance of the Holy Ghost (Marcus G.), George C Wolf’s The Colored Museum (Miss Roj/Walter Lee). Also, Uncle Vanya (Prof. Serebriakov), Merchant of Venice (Antonio), As You Like It (Orlando), King John (King Philip) and Henry IV part 1. Television: guest star roles on “NYPD Blue” & “Arli$$”, pilots: “HUGE”, “The Honkys.”Feature Films: LIFE with Eddie Murphy, SHOT, and Disney’s MAX KEEBLES BIG MOVE. Upcoming: FAMILY WEEKEND w/ Kristen Chenoweth, and MEMORIES OF DAYS TO COME w/Elodie Buchet. Jordan has spent years teaching middle school in Los Angeles and currently in Brooklyn. Writer/Director: The Wiz of Elm City (Yale Cabaret), Marcus Goes to Middle School (Community Partnership Charter School).
VICTOR MAOG recently directed Matthew Paul Olmos’ The Nature of Captivity for Mabou Mines/Suite, part of their 40th season; PCP-member Ed Cardona Jr.’s American Jornalero for The Working Theater’s 25th Anniversary; and the 2011 Emerging Writers Group’s Excerpt Night at the Public Theater. He has directed and developed work at Hartford Stage, NYTW, Williamstown, Ma-Yi, Lark, New Group, MCC, New Dramatists, INTAR and directed/taught for NYU/Tisch, UPenn, Fordham, and others. Recipient: NEA/TCG Career Development Award, Cornerstone’s Altvater Fellowship, Second Stage’s Van Lier Directing Fellowship, and the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Presidential Award. U.S. Delegate to the 31st ITI/UNESCO World Congress in Manila. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab, SDC, and Partial Comfort. His long term collaboration, Total Power Exchange by PCP-member Edith Freni, was just nominated for the “New American Plays for Russia” initiative, which is funded by the U.S. embassy in Moscow. He’s currently the Director of Theatre for the 98 year-old Perry-Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, CO. www.victormaog.com
SAM MARKS is a playwright and screenwriter. He is an original member of Partial Comfort Productions. His play The Old Masters was recently produced at Steppenwolf’s First Look Repertory directed by Daniel Aukin. He received his
Off Broadway debut with The Joke at Studio Dante directed by Sam Gold. Other NYC theatrical productions include: Brack’s Last Bachelor Party, Nelson, The Bigger Man, Which Wolf is Which and Craft. His plays have been developed at Sundance, The Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, and The Rattlestick Theater, The Vineyard, and many others. Sam has developed three TV series, working with Ridley Scott’s company, Scottfree, and Tom Fontana (Oz, St. Elsewhere). Sam worked on the screenplay for Coach, he is currently writing a short with Matthew Lenski and developing a feature with Alex Orlovsky (Blue Valentine, Half-Nelson). His TV and film scripts have been optioned and developed by HBO, Greenstreet Films, MTV, Epoch Films, and Fugitive Films. He is a graduate of Brown’s Graduate Playwriting program where he studied under Paula Vogel and Erin Cressida Wilson. He has taught playwriting and screenwriting at Brown, Drew, Harvard, Providence College, RIT, and Yale. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Greer and their son Ozzy.
ALFREDO NARCISO Partial Comfort: Chad Beckim’s ‘Nami Broadway: Motherf**ker With The Hat u/s (Public/LAByrinth/Gerald Schoenfeld Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout/Studio 54) Off-Broadway: Thinner Than Water (LAByrinth), Edgewise (Play Co./Page 73), Microcrisis (Ma-Yi), Measure for Measure, Chair (TFANA), Safe (Studio Dante), Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Ivo Van Hove’s Misanthrope (New York Theater Workshop), among others. Regional: Miracle At Naples (Huntington/IRNE nomination), Britannicus (A.R.T./Elliot Norton/IRNE nominations), Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Two River Theater), The Tempest with Olympia Dukakis (Long Wharf/Orlando Shakespeare Festival/Alpine Theater Project), HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Sundance Theater Lab, among others. Film/TV: THE GUYS, LIVING AND DINING, ELLIOT LOVES, “Law & Order” (and C.I.), “Ugly Betty”, “All My Children”, “Third Watch”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, and premiering this Fall, J.J. Abram’s “Person Of Interest” (CBS), among others. Lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theater and recipient of the Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists.
PETER O’CONNOR Proud Partial Comfort Member since 2004. Last year in New York, before transitioning to Los Angeles, he was in 3 Off-Broadway shows, 2 feature films, 2 TV show appearances, and 2 national commercials. Other highlights include Jailbait at Cherry Lane, OBIE award 2009,A Bitter Taste at EST, Kidstuff with PCP, Balaton at Urban Stages, Sexual Neuroses of our Parents (Wild Project), Richard II, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Shape of Things (IT Award Nom), “Mercy/NBC”, “Law & Order”, “Ed/NBC” “Book of Daniel”/NBC, “As the World Turns” (3 years recurring as “Tony”) “Guiding Light”, Grand Theft Auto. University of Notre Dame Alum. http:ppeteroconnor.blip.tv/
PCP: Chad Beckim’s After. (The Wild Project, dir. Stephen Brackett) Film/Televison: “Damages,” “The 2-2” (CBS Pilot), “Law and Order: CI,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Ugly Betty,” Vamperifica (2011 Release). Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Jacobs Theater, dir. Alex Timbers). Off-Broadway: Reading Under the Influence (DR2 Theater, dir. Wendy Goldberg); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public Theater, dir. Alex Timbers); The Really Big Once (Target Margin world premiere, dir. David Herskovits); Night Sky (BPAC, dir. Daniella Topol); Slavey (Clubbed Thumb, dir. Robert O’Hara); The Crazy Locomotive (Classical Theater of Harlem, AUDELCO Nomination); Lonnie Jake (The Barrow Group); In the Zone (Centerstage, dir. Portia Krieger), marea (HERE, dir. Scott Ebersold). Selected Regional: Jose Rivera’s Boleros for the Disenchanted (Huntington Theatre, dir.-Chay Yew); Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation (Baltimore CenterStage, dir. Jackson Gay); Rent (Hangar Theatre-dir. Dev Janki), Unbeatable (Phoenix Theatre-AriZoni Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), Denver Center, the Hangar, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Westport Country Playhouse and Berkshire Theatre Festival. Education: B.A. with honors from Yale University; M.F.A. in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory; NYSF/Public Theatre Shaksepeare Lab. A FiliRican from the Bronx, Maria-Christina is dedicated to new works, and is a member of the Lark Play Development Center Playground and Packawallop’s The Pack. She has done countless workshops and readings with Primary Stages, Atlantic Theatre, NYSF/Public, Lincoln Center Dir. Lab, Lark Play Development Center, New Dramatists, NYTW, Rattlestick, EST, INTAR, The Civilians, the Working Theatre, and Ars Nova, among numerous others. For more, please visit www.mcoliveras.com.
Molly is a co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions, and is a New York City based theater and film producer. In addition to her work creating and building Partial Comfort, Molly is a partner at Table Ten Films, www.tabletenfilms.com. She is a producer on “The Green”, a feature film starring Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Julia Ormond and Illeana Douglas, www.thegreenthemovie.com. The film will be released in late 2011/early 2012. Molly is currently in development on several film projects via Table Ten, including the upcoming feature “Clutter”. Molly is the producer of the short films, “Lovesick” sold to Mini Movie International, Paris, France, “Love Is Hell” and “All Night”. Films Molly has produced have been screened at over 50 film festivals both domestically and internationally. Molly has worked in the story department at both Disney/Buena Vista and the Disney Channel, and was the Marketing Director for the 2nd National Asian American Theater Festival NYC/Fall 2009. Molly holds a BA from the New School, and an MFA in Film Production from Columbia University where she was a recipient of the prestigious annual Arthur Krim Memorial Award. Training also includes the Commercial Theater Institute’s 2009 14-week commercial theater producing program. Molly teaches a popular workshop that teaches artists how to self produce their work. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
MARC SANTA MARIA. Marc has been acting in NYC for over a decade appearing in diverse projects ranging from musicals like The Karaoke Show (dir. Diane Paulus) to classics such as Chekhov’s Three Sisters (dir. Gerald Glackin) and Shakespeare’s As You Like It (dir. Andrew Eisenmann). He has acted in productions featured at the Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Festival, HERE, the Looking Glass and the Ohio Theatre. Film wise, Marc has directed short films about how two friends deal with loss (Retrograde and Leaping). He wrote the short film, Tremendous (dir. by Ryan Kipp) about an overweight woman who turns to a Zenned-out life coach/pop singer (played by Marc) for inspiration. He also recently acted in the films, Pablo On Wheels (dir. Brett Sorem) and Look Away (dir. Araby Patch). Marc has trained with LAByrinth Theater Company, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Patsy Rodenburg at Michael Howard Studios, One On One Prods., Atlantic Theatre Company, School of Film & TV, and completed the Conservatory Program at the Actors Center. He works regularly with Singing Teacher Kim Stern and Voice Teacher Grace Zandarski. He is also a Hip-Hop Choreographer/Teacher and Fitness Expert (working internationally in nearly 20 countries including Russia, South Africa and Thailand). He was selected as a Master Trainer for NIKE, by NBC studios’ iVillage as their “Lifestyle & Wellness Coach” and by the TV Show LX-NY as one NYC’s Top 5 Hunkiest Trainers. His dance workout videos are available on Exercise TV. He serves as the Regional Director of Group Fitness for Crunch. He is a proud member of the Unions SAG and AFTRA and the theatre companies: Partial Comfort Productions and Leviathan Acting Company. See what else he’s up to at www.marcsm.com.
DEBARGO SANYAL NYC stage credits: The 2011 Obie Award-winning production of Invasion! (The Play Company), Charles Mee’s Queens Boulevard (the musical) (Signature Theatre Co), Looking for the Pony (Vital Theatre Co), Telethon (Clubbed Thumb), I_NY (Ma-Yi Theater Co), Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink (NY Premiere, Alter Ego Prods), Port Authority Throw Down (The Working Theater), Women of Trachis (Target Margin Theater), Commedia Dell Smartass (New Georges), Harvest (East Coast Artists at La MaMa), Millicent Scowlworthy (SPF ’06), audiovideo (Drama League DirectorFest ’05), Barriers (Desipina & Co), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Mentor Project ’03), The Woodpecker (Cherry Lane Mentor Project ’08), Smoking Bloomberg (NYMF ’06), Love Sucks (NYMF ’07), Browntown (FringeNYC ’04), In Transit (FringeNYC ’06), Crossings (FringeNYC ’09). The Julliard School of Drama Division-Guest Artist Actor ’05. Regional stage credits: The 2011 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award-winning production of When January Feels Like Summer (City Theatre-Pittsburgh, PA), Rajiv Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper (Boise Contemporary Theater-Boise, ID), The Cape Cod Theatre Project (’05 & ’11). Feature Film credits: EVERYBODY’S FINE, SUMMER AT DOG DAVE’S, BER & ARNIE’S GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP, ASHES, TODAY’S SPECIAL, MADE FOR EACH OTHER, KARMA CALLING, SAD SACK SALLY, DRAWING WITH CHALK, RED HOOD, WEST 32ND, QUARTER LIFE CRISIS, MY SASSY GIRL, LITA SINGS THE BLUES. Television credits: Guest appearances on “Damages”, “Law & Order”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order-Special Victims Unit”, “The Unusuals”, ”Law & Order-Criminal Intent”, “All My Children”, “On The Lot”, and national commercials.
SUSAN SHARER is the Director of Special Events for the YMCA of Greater New York. Prior to this position she has held a number of fundraising and special events positions including the Director of Individual Giving at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Development Associate at Theatre for a New Audience. From 2006 to 2009 Susan served as the Associate Producer for Partial Comfort. During that time she participated in numerous workshops and readings in addition to playing Jess in Chad Beckim’s The Main(e) Play. She is on the Steering Committee for the Young Angels Program for Lincoln Center Theater and has a BA from Vassar College. She is a recovering actor.
CYNTHIA SILVER appeared in PCP’s productions of Edith Freni’s KIDSTUFF, directed by Erica Gould and Ross Maxwell’s Open House, which was awarded the Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Ensemble at the 2006 NY Int’l Fringe Festival. Cynthia has performed her critically acclaimed one-woman show, BRIDEZILLA STRIKES BACK! (co-written with Kenny Finkle), at the 2005 NY Int’l Fringe Festival (Winner, Outstanding Solo Show), Ars Nova and last year at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of Mobius Group Productions and has appeared in its productions of The Adding Machine (Winner, Best Overall Production, 2001 NY Int’l Fringe Festival), Richard Nelson’s Jitterbugging: Scenes of Sex in a New Society, Eric Bogosian’s Scenes From the New World, Warren Leight’s The Loop and The House of Yes. Other stage credits: Paper Cranes (Packawallop Productions); Carnival Round the Central Figure (IRT); David Pittu’s All Things Considered (Atlantic Theater Co). Film: The Green; Colin Fitz Lives! (Official Selection, 1997 Sundance Film Festival); The Last Days of Leni Riefenstahl (Winner, Narrative Film, 2005 Big Muddy Film Festival, IL). TV: “CSI: NY” (Season 5 premiere); “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. Cynthia has a BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is an alumna of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School where she is now a faculty member.
DANIELLE SLAVICK Some New York theater credits include: Annie Baker’s Practice (dir.Annie Baker/Atlantic Theatre Company’s 10×25), Hunter’s Bright New Boise (dir.Davis McCallum/The Wild Wright’s Blind (Lucy Tiberghien/Rattlestick Playwrights Callaghan’s That Pretty Pretty or The Rape Play (Kip Fagan/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart HERE Arts Center) a trapeze version of Richard II (Sonnet Rep/the Tank) and understudying all three ladies in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (dir. Sam Gold/Playwrights Horizons). She has in workshops and readings with Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizons, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New Dramatists, Naked Angels, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Berkshire Theater Festival, Colorado New Play Summit, Perry-Mansfield/Steamboat Springs. Television: recurring role on Guiding Light. Danielle traveled through Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East eventually earning a B.A. in liberal studies from Evergreen State College. MFA: National Theater Conservatory at the Denver Center. Originally from Timberlake, Ohio, she lives in Brooklyn and is a low-flying trapeze artist. Upcoming: Feature film- This Lovely Passing Life Theater- Prison Light at HERE Arts Center.
JENNY SEASTONE STERN. Recent New York Theatre: North Atlantic (The Wooster Group); The Germ Project (New Georges); American Treasure (13P); The Bereaved (Partial Comfort Productions), Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb); Devil Land (SPF); Dawn (The Flea), and Purity (PS122) as well as workshops and readings for The O’Neill, MCC, New Georges, The Lark, New Dramatists, NYTW, SuperLab, Clubbed Thumb, the JAW festival at PCS and Soho Rep. She has acted in the films: MEANWHILE (Hal Hartley), THE GIRL FROM MONDAY (Hal Hartley) and PLANET EARTH: DREAMS (DJ Mendel).
TIFFANY RACHELLE STEWART was most recently seen in the 2011 season at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival as Ann in The African Company Presents Richard III and Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost. NYC credits include: Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lyceum Theatre, Flora in 27 Wagons Full of Cotton as part of the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Tenn 99 Festival, Blood Dazzler at Harlem Stage, and Requiem in the Key of H and Obama Drama, both at the 45th Street Theatre. On television Tiffany appeared in the recurring role of Jill on All My Children and also played the leading role in the short film “Play/Stop”. Other acting credits include: Olga in Three Sisters, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Queen Margaret in Richard III, Thea Elvstead in Hedda Gabler, Evan in the sign-language play Fill Our Mouths, and Shun in the original cast of Tarell McCraney’s In The Red and Brown Water. Aside from her pursuit of acting, Tiffany is also an avid choreographer, specializing in what she likes to call ‘soulful modern’. New York City choreography credits include: Requiem in the Key of H, America Amerique, Matthew Takes Manahatta, The Children’s Hour, Obama Drama, and the acclaimed latin hip-hop musical, Kingdom. Tiffany also created, choreographed, and starred in 5,6,7,8…, a night of original choreography. She has choreographed for the dance company Yale Dancers, as well as provided choreography for numerous theatrical productions at Yale University.
BRIAN N. TAYLOR is a proud member of PCP, although he is now in L.A. Favorite past productions include: LA Theatre: Gil in The Ink and Paint Girls at Noah Wyle’s Blank Theatre Company, Young Playwright Festival. NY Theatre: Sandler in the OBIE Award and Lucille Lortel Award winning Off-Broadway production of Elmer Rice’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Rubinstein; Dobbitt in Below the Belt which he self-produced at Center Stage; Touchstone in As You Like It; Dromios of Ephesus & Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, & The 6-Pack with the NY Neo-Futurists & 24Seven Lab. Regional: The Compleat works of Wllm Shkspr Directed by Scott Schwartz; Valentine in Arcadia, several productions during three seasons as a Company Member of The Shakespeare Theatre of N.J.; he appeared as Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew while touring with Shenandoah Shakespeare. He has also enjoyed developing plays with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho. TV: One Life to Live. Voice-overs: Has been the voice of COMCAST, in addition to several TV & Radio spots, and narration. He is a proud graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
CHRISTOPHER T. VANDIJK’s plays Pianoforte, The (Row), SIX and the short play Jane have had readings with PCP and two have been translated into French by the Transatlantic Project in Paris. He co-wrote A WINK OF THE EYE with Ambarish Manepalli. The screenplay for their next film, COWBOYS VERSUS INDIANS, has been chosen to participate in the IFP Emerging Narratives Program and will begin filming spring of 2012. As an actor, Chris has appeared in New York in the New York International Fringe Festival, MCC, 365 days/365 plays, LAByrinth Theater Company’s Naked Plays, The Lark, The Wings Theater, Wonderland Festival, NYTE, The Workshop Theater and Aisling Arts, as well as the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s The Bereaved, and Edith Freni’s Kidstuff with Partial Comfort Productions. He has appeared regionally at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Pioneer Theater Company in: Romeo and Juliet, The Count of Monte Cristo, A View from the Bridge, Richard III, As You Like It, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and An American Daughter. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Chris is a graduate of the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and has studied acting at The William Esper Studio in New York City. Last spring, Chris and his wife, Angela, welcomed their first child. Chris is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors’ Guild.