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Meet the Still Dance the Stars Team


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Jayme McGhan

Jayme is the author of 20 full-length plays that have been produced across the country. He is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an Associate Artist at Chicago's Stage Left Theatre, and serves as the Director of the School of Stage and Screen at WCU. He lives in North Carolina with his wife & son.

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Sarah Norris

Sarah is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project. In New York, she has worked with: Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), LAByrinth Theater Company, Disney Theatrical Productions, BAMA Theatre Company, The Flea Theater, and The Gallery Players to name a few. She is the Artistic Director of Access Theater and an Associate Producer for the Broadway producing company, Bisno Productions. She is a proud member of AEA and SDC.

Michael Aguirre
Phillip | Phil

Originally from Elmhurst, began his career in Chicago with Steppenwolf and First Folio. Regional (acting): The Wilma (Philadelphia); Hexagon Theatre (South Africa). NYC: Pearl Theatre; Waterwell. Producing Director of NLTP and Access Theater, where he has produced fifteen new works over the past four years. (B.A. Indiana University). Visit

Claudia Campbell
Margaret | Gretta

Claudia's credits include: NLTP'S REXCorrect Usage & Common Errors (Playwrights Horizon), Frank McCourt's The Irish and How They Got That Way (Irish Rep, 1st National), Six Degrees of Separation (Queens-Theatre-in-the-Park), A Name for the Moon (Lincoln Center w/ Barbara Barrie), Martin Charnin's Winchell (Brooks Atkinson), Cowgirls (w/ Judy Kaye), Our Lady of Larkspur Lotion (w/ Patricia Neal and Eli Wallach), A Single Woman (Culture Project), Words of Choice. 

Bethany Geraghty


Originally from Elmhurst, Bethany is thrilled to be returning to Chicago with this production. Other NLTP credits include Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe and SIDD (Chicago Fringe Festival ‘14). Bethany has an MFA from The New School for Drama and is a founding member of New Dance Theatre.

Carl Jaynes
Clayton | Clay

Carl is an Illinois native and a graduate of Northwestern University’s theater program. He has been an actor in Cindy Cooper’s award winning “Words of Choice” company since 2006, presenting “dynamic pro-choice theater” around the US. He lives in NYC and for the past two decades has spent most of his time working in the production and administrative areas of the Off-Broadway theater scene.

Kaycee Jordan
DJ Spinner

Kaycee is a recent graduate from Concordia University. She is honored to be working with NLTP & Chicago Dramatists on her first role after graduation! Previous shows she has worked on in affiliation with Chicago Dramatists include: Until Death by Dana Lynn Formby and The Death and Life of John Smith by Will Dunne.

Courtney Knysch
Ashley | Ash

Originally from Chicago, Courtney graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Theatre Arts, a second degree in International Relations, and a minor in Religion. Courtney was the resident Casting Associate at Caffeine Theatre and also had the pleasure of working with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, GreenMan Theatre, and Lily’s Talent Agency. As a freelance artist, she has experience in assistant directing, stage managing, dramaturgy, and performance with various companies all over the city.

Martel Manning

Martel is pumped to be premiering Still Dance the Stars. Other Chicago credits include: Belarius in Cymbeline (Strawdog Theatre); Harold in Pirandello's Henry IV (Remy Bumppo Theatre); Tom in The Grapes of Wrath and Rivers/Murderer 1 in Richard III (The Gift Theatre). Martel holds an MFA in Acting from The University of Houston.

Dana Martin
Layna Orion/Capt. Lame-O

Dana is a Los Angeles-based actor and director. Recent acting credits: Rocket to the Moon (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre), The House of Bernarda Alba (Garcia Center for the Arts). Recent directing credits: Metamorphoses (Art of Acting Studio), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Light Theater Project), These Shining Lives (Spare Change Series). Dana is the head of Movement at the Art of Acting Studio, Los Angeles.

Ariana Sepúlveda

Ariana is stoked to be joining the New Light Theater Project team for this awesome piece. A Philly based actor and teaching artist who's most recently performed with People's Light Theater, Philly Fringe Festival and Philly Young Playwrights. Much love and thanks to Sarah for bringing her on board.

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