DeMone (Director) is an award winning actor/singer and the founding artistic director of The New American Theatre Co. NY. Broadway, national, and international credits include: RAGTIME, MISS SAIGON, RENT, J.C. SUPERSTAR, FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, UNCLE VANYA, CROWNS, THE FULL MONTY, BIG RIVER, SWEET CHARITY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, BLACK NATIVITY, THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME, SIDESHOW, OTHELLO, and GRAND HOTEL. Directing credits include: BACK O TOWN (World Premiere), JOE TURNERS COME AND GONE, JITNEY, CROWNS, PATIENT ZERO (Lab), ENDANGERED SPECIES (Workshop), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE MOUNTAINTOP, I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY, and SPLIT SECOND. DeMone is the recipient of one regional Emmy Award, one Joseph Jefferson Award (Jeff Award), and an Audelco Award nomination.
Rachel Oshrin (Stage Manager) is a New York-based stage manager and actor. Favorite stage management credits include BACK O’TOWN, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, [title of show], and THE RIVERS UNDER THE EARTH. BA Theatre, Muhlenberg College. racheloshrin.com
Achaetey Kabal (Assistant Stage Manager) is a stage manager working in New York and Massachusetts. Recent Credits include: Sadie Mae, 1969(Boston Community Collaborative); My Fair Lady (Valley Light Opera); and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead(Hampshire Shakespeare Company)
Tamrin Goldberg (Choreographer), native of Seattle, is a Brooklyn-based performer and choreographer. She recently choreographed the Astoria Performing Arts Center’s revival of Raisin, for which she received the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography. Performance highlights include Tamar of The River (Prospect Theatre Company), Oklahoma! (Goodspeed Musicals), and Marisa Michelson’s Song of Song of Songs. She holds a dance and philosophy degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and is a certified yoga instructor.
Meron Langsner (Dramaturg & Fight Director) Dramaturgy credits include the New England Premiere of Brandon Jacob Jenkin’s NEIGHBORS at Company One, The Leonard Bernstein Creative Arts Festival, Escape from Happiness at Brandeis University, and Euripides’ ELECTRA at Buffalo Center for the Arts (Kennedy Center/ACTF Dramaturgy Award). He has published numerous articles in outlets including: HowlRound, The Theatre Times, Backstage, The Sondheim Review, and The Fight Master: Journal of the Society of American Fight Directors. As a fight director, he has composed violence for over 160 productions, tours, and films in NYC and New England in venues ranging from major LORT Theatres (American Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Rep) to prestigious educational institutions (PACE University, Boston University, Tufts, Brandeis). Recent NYC credits include the Under the Radar Festival, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, Hamlet Isn’t Dead, and the Gallery Players. Meron was one of three playwrights in the country to be selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Writer Residencies. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas, and published by Bloomsbury, Applause, Smith & Kraus, and YouthPLAYS. He is on the Core Faculty of the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, where he teaches Theatre History & Dramaturgy. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis, and a PhD in Theatre History from Tufts University. As an theatre educator, his favorite phrase is “Former student, current colleague,” so this production is particularly special. www.MeronLangsner.com
Brian Pacelli (Set Designer) is a scenic designer from New Haven, Connecticut. Having recently moved to the City, he is excited to take on the New York theatre scene. He’d like to thank everyone involved in this production for this opportunity; his parents for the never-ending support; and his professors, mentors, and theatre friends for their endless knowledge and inspiration. www.brianpacelli.com
Lisa Renkel (Lighting Designer) is a lighting and projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from theatre to music festivals. Select designs: SHE PERSISTED (Sheen Center), BOUNDLESS (Cape Rep Theatre), OUTSIDE PADUCAH (Poetic Theater Productions), VILLAGE ORPHEUS (Fresh Fruit Festival). Select associate/assistant designs: JUNK (Broadway), BETWEEN THE LINES (KC Rep), BRING IT! Live (Tour), THE SPOILS (Off-Broadway), EVER AFTER (Paper Mill Playhouse), ON THE TOWN (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Check out her work and upcoming projects at: lisarenkel.com
Melinda Hare (Costume Designer) New York: In Their Footsteps (Infinite Variety Productions), Back O’Town (Midtown International Theatre Festival)
Regional: Death on the Supermarket Shelves (Centerstage! World Premiere); Emboldened (Freehold Theatre); Wild Mushrooms, No Sex Please…We’re British (Renton Civic Theatre). MFA University of Washington; BA San Francisco State University.
Ran Xia (Sound Designer & Graphic Designer)
Ran Xia is an interdisciplinary theatre artist, a NYC transplant from Shanghai, China. Her recent plays include POMEGRENADE (IRT, also directing), HARMONY (HERE Arts & Dixon Place), and the upcoming ECHO (The Tank). She has worked frequently with Exquisite Corpse Company and other independent companies in NYC. Next she’ll be assistant directing Lauren Yee’s THE GREAT LEAP at Atlantic Theater with Director Taibi Magar. A founder of The Arctic Group, and critic at Theasy and Exuent. ranxia.