Meet the 'Everything is Super Great' Team

 

Stephen Brown
Playwright

Stephen's work has been developed or presented by MCC, Page 73, Primary Stages, Barter Theatre, New Light Theatre Project, Stable Cable Lab, Theatre Lab at FAU, EST/Youngblood, and Aurora Theatre. He's been a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship, finalist for Play Penn, finalist for Seven Devil’s Playwrights Conference, a finalist for the Blue Ink Award, and a finalist for the Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. He's been a member of Page 73's writers group Interstate 73, Youngblood at EST, and has received residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm and with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Sarah Norris
Director

Sarah is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project. Her directing work has been seen around the country (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Fresno, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Maine & Alaska) and around the world (Australia, England, & Ireland). Select NYC: Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), LAByrinth Theater Company, Disney Theatrical Productions, 59E59 Theaters, The Flea Theater, Primitive Grace ( Paul Calderon & David Zayas), and The Gallery Players. She has an MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama. She is the former Artistic Director of Access Theater (2016-2018) where she launched the Access Theater Residency Program for indie companies and she is a former Associate Producer for the Broadway company, Bisno Productions. She is a proud member of SDC, AEA, and serves on The Artist Co-op Artistic Board. For more information, please visit her website: SarahNorris.org.

For New Light: Hitler's Tasters, The Great Novel, Hal & Bee, Still Dance the Stars, Two of Us, In the Soundless Awe, REX, Picture Ourselves in Latvia, The Oedipus Project, Frisky & the Panda Man

Meet the Cast

 

Lisa Jill Anderson
Alice

Lisa is an actor and producer based in NYC. She is the artistic director and co-founder of Stable Cable Lab Co. for which she has produced and/or performed in over a dozen world premiere plays and developmental workshop productions.  Select acting credits include:  Max Baker’s The Conspiracists (IRT), Because Me (Wild Project), and Live From the Surface of the Moon (Wild Project); Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death, directed by Padraic Lillis (IRT); and multiple films produced by Well Dang! Productions. She received her BFA in acting from Brooklyn College. www.LisaJillAnderson.com.  

For New Light: Hal & Bee

Marica DeBonis
Anne

NY theater: Mary Page Marlowe, Small Mouth Sounds (Drama League Award nomination) and work at Second Stage, Ars Nova, NYSF, Playwright’s Horizons, as well as numerous productions with the Drama Desk Award winning company, The Barrow Group. Film: SULLY, "That’s What She Said” (2012 Sundance Film Festival),"Bride Wars", "13 Going on 30", "L.I.E.", and “Angela’s Ashes”, among many. TV: recurring roles on “Almost Family”, “The Blacklist”, “OITNB, “Homeland”, “Lipstick Jungle” as well as roles on “High Maintenance”, “Sneaky Pete”, “Divorce”, “The Big C” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, among others. Marcia has a BA in Theater Arts from UCLA and is the proud co-owner of The Tape Room (www.thetape-room.com).

New Light debut!

Xavier Rodney
Dave

Home grown and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Xavier is thrilled to be able to play with the cast and crew of this production and will hug each and every one of them. Xavier first started acting as a last minute replacement lead in a kindergarten performance #! years ago, and has since striven to hone and perfect the craft, linking the two synchronously. He enjoys film-making, sketch comedy, being a jack-of-all-trades ...and shameless self promotions. XavierRodney.com

New Light debut!

Will Sarratt
Tommy

Will is a North Carolina raised, New York based actor and resident artist with New Light Theater Project. New York credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, The Artists, Much Ado About Nothing (Smith Street Stage); Jessica (Sanguine Theatre Company); Black Hollow, The Singularity Play (Columbia University); When I Started Dating Men (Dixon Place); The Notebook of Trigorin (Attic Theater Company). He has performed in short plays, readings, and workshops with The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, INTAR, Joust, The Tank, Loading Dock, and the 24 Hour Play Company. He received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

For New Light: Omega Kids

Meet the Creative & Production Team

 

Janet Bentley
Sound Designer

Janet is a multidisciplinary theatre artist with an MFA from the University of Iowa. Select: The Waiting Room (Ashtar Theatre, Ramallah), Friendly’s Fire (14th Street Y), Experimenting With Katz (TheatreLab), The Art of Protest (Articulate Theatre), The Inferno Project (New Circle Theatre), Detroit ‘67 (Kingsborough College), To Damascus II (Strindberg Rep), The Pillowman (Surfside Playhouse), Thanks For the Memories (University of Iowa), Macbeth (University of South Florida). rolypolyproductions.com

For New Light: Life x 3

Brian Dudkiewicz
Scenic Designer

Select credits include: Jukebox Hero (national tour), A Room of my Own (Abingdon), Newsies (Orlando Rep), Into the Woods (St. Petersburg Opera). MFA from Yale School of Drama. BrianDudkiewicz.com

For New Light: Imagining Madoff (remount), The American Tradition, Life x 3, Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Breeders, Omega Kids, Sight Unseen, Two of Us, Arthur & Esther, Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe

Sarah George
Prop Designer

Sarah is a NY-based production manager and properties designer from Texas. Recent work includes: Jordan Jaffe’s WHIRLWIND (Wild Project, 2019 NY Innovative Theatre nominee for Outstanding Production Design), Thicket & Thistle’s WHAT’S YOUR WISH? (NY Musical Festival, Westside Theater 2018, NY International Fringe Festival 2015), THE WATERMAN: A FORGOTTEN CASCADIAN MYTH (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2016). She’s very excited to be working with NLTP again! Love to Ben & Lou!

New Light debut!

Alannah O'Hagan
Production Stage Manager

Alannah is a Brooklyn based stage manager. Stage management credits include: artsINSIDEOUT 2019: Roots/Routes in Johannesburg, South Africa; national tours of Freedom Train and Click Clack Moo with TheatreworksUSA; Mechanics of Love, Marie Marie Marlene, and Stitches with To-By-For Productions; Prospect and Mud with Boundless Theatre Company.  Other recent credits include Assistant Director of Beetlejuice on Broadway and at the National Theatre in Washington DC.

New Light debut!

Arthur Ross
Assistant Director

Arthur's bio coming soon!

For New Light: Two of Us (Choreographer), REX (Creon)

Mari Taylor
Costume Designer

Mari's bio coming soon!

For New Light: The Great Novel

Elizabeth Weber
Assistant Stage Manager

Stage Management: TILL (NYMF 2019), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Secret Theater); I Want A Country (NYC Fringe); Worldwide Plays Festival (Writopia Lab). Other professional credits include: SheNYC, Sound Designer; Natural Shocks (WP Theater); The Mountains Look Different, CONFLICT, The Suitcase Under The Bed (Mint Theater); WP Theater Admin Intern; LaGuardia Tech Theater alum; Pace University Stage Management Student.

New Light debut!

Elaine Wong
Lighting Designer

Elaine is from Toronto, Canada, and received her MFA in Lighting Design from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is the resident lighting designer with Resolve Productions (NYC) and Thingamajig Theatre Company (CO). NYC: Misterman (Resolve Productions); but i cd only whisper (The Flea); Vietnam…Through My Lens (LSNelson Productions); Hurlyburly, Much Ado About Nothing (Snapped Productions); BUBBA (Black Angus Productions).  Her website can be found at: www.elainewong-LX.com.

For New Light: The American Tradition, Bubba

Samuel-James DeMattio
Line Producer

SJ is currently the Associate Producer of the award-winning Mint Theater Company, working on the resurrection of lost plays. They have previously worked as an intern and script reader for various theaters and General Management offices in New York, including Atlantic Theater Company, WP Theater, Vineyard Theatre, The Theater Center, and 3C Theater Consulting. They hold a BA in Dramatic Literature and Criticism from Sarah Lawrence College.

New Light debut!

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