Meet the 'Imagining Madoff' Team

 

Deb Margolin
Playwright

Deb is a playwright, actor, and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of numerous plays, including Turquoise, Critical Mass, and Bringing the Fishermen Home, as well as 10 solo performance plays which she has toured throughout the US, the most recent of which is 8 STOPS, a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion. Deb was honored with an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, the Kesselring Prize for Playwriting, a Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright award, and the Richard H. Broadhead Prize for teaching excellence at Yale University, where she is Professor in the Practice in the undergraduate Theater Studies Program.

Jerry Heymann
Director

Jerry is an award-winning director. Select credits include: Call Me Charlie with Danny DeVito (La Mama), My Daddy’s Serious American Gift (Tiffany Theatre in LA), A Country For Old Men (American Stage Company), Three (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and Demeter’s Lost Daughter (St. Clement’s Theatre). He holds a PhD and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a proud member of SSDC.

For NLTP: Imagining Madoff, Life x 3, Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Arthur and Esther, and No One Loves Us Here

Meet the Cast

 

Jenny Allen
The Secretary

Jenny’s NY credits include: Deb Margolin's "Turquoise" (Dixon Place) and "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" (Westside Theatre).  Her solo show, "I Got Sick Then I Got Better," premiered at New York Theatre Workshop, and she continues to perform it around the country. Her humor pieces appear in the New Yorker and in her recent collection, "Would Everybody Please Stop?"  which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize."

Gerry Bamman
Solomon Galkin

Obie and Drama League Awards and Drama Desk nomination for best featured actor as Richard Nixon in Nixon's Nixon. Founding member of the Manhattan Project, one of the foremost experimental theater companies of the 1970's, directed by Andre Gregory. Recent work includes: Merchant of Venice and Enemy of the People on Broadway. Films include: Runaway Jury, Two Family House, Home Alone 1 and 2, Lorenzo's Oil, Bodyguard, Pink Cadillac. Many appearances on Law and Order.

Jeremiah Kissel
Bernard Madoff

Jeremiah was born and raised in the Bronx, and has spent the last four decades in Boston, playing leading roles for The Huntington, A.R.T., Merrimack Rep, The Lyric Stage, The Charles Playhouse, Gloucester Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare, and The New Rep. He has won a half dozen of that city’s annual theater awards, and in 2003 received Boston's highest theater honor, The Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. Screen credits include “The Town”, “The Fighter”, “Joy”, “Stronger”, “The Wrong Car”, “Body of Proof”, and “Castle Rock”.

Meet the Creative & Production Team

 

Leila Ben-Abdallah
Prop Designer

Leila is a props designer, puppeteer, and performer. She has designed and constructed props for New Light Theater Project, The Flea Theater, The Box Show (youtube.com/theboxshow), and her original comedic solo shows. New Light: The American Tradition, Meaningful Conversation, Less Than 50%, the hollower. www.leilaben-abdallah.com

Emma Burns
Stage Manager

Emma is a 2018 graduate of Kent State’s BA Theatre Management program. She recently stage managed Next to Normal, Little Women, and Into the Woods. For New Light: Imagining Madoff (Stage Manager @ 59E59), Life x 3 (ASM).

Kara Branch
Costume Designer

Kara is a New York based costume designer for theater, film and television. Her recent projects include: Detroit ’67 at McCarter Theater, Slave Play at New York Theater Workshop, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Signature Theatre Co, and Mary Poppins at the Marjorie S. Dean Theater. For more information, please visit: karabranchdesigns.com.

Andy Evan Cohen
Sound Designer

Andy is a member of New Light Theater Project. Credits include: Meaningful Conversation, The Property,  the hollower, Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Still Dance The Stars, Strange Country, and In The Soundless Awe. Other recent credits: Swipe (BMCC), Amparo (Havana Club), Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter (Medicine Show), If Only (Cherry Lane), Hamlet and Sense & Sensibility(Aquila Theatre). rolypolyproductions.com

Caitlyn Annelise Dominguez
Production Stage Manager

Previously with New Light Theater Project, Caitlyn was a PA on The Property. Other career highlights include Sleep No More, The Cher Show, a season-long internship at South Coast Repertory, and world premieres of Medusa Undone and Sweet Texas Reckoning with Panndora Productions. Caitlyn earned her BA in Drama with Honors in Stage Management from the University of California, Irvine and her MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University.

Brian Dudkiewicz
Scenic Designer

New Light: 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. Select:: 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

Linda Elizabeth
Stage Manager

Linda leads a double life in the New York theatre world, behind the scenes stage managing and on stage performing. Stage management credits include: catch the sparrow (Theatre 54), Stranger than a Rhino (NYC Fringe Festival), and original musical, Alex & Eugene (Robert Moss). Acting credits include: Trojan Women and Romeo and Juliet (Hudson Warehouse), Bus Stop (Bristol Riverside Theatre), andA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gene Frankel). Linda-Elizabeth.com

Michael O'Connor
Lighting Designer

Michael has designed over five hundred productions across the globe. He has extensive experience in Theater, Dance, Concerts, and Events. Aside from New York, his work has been seen in L.A., Las Vegas, and Orlando, as well as numerous other cities. Michael is the resident Lighting Designer for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC and New Light Theater Project. He has also been the Lighting Supervisor for Tere O'Connor Dance since 1997.

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