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Meet the Ink'dWell Team


Erin E. Adams

Erin (she/her) is a NYC based writer and theatre artist. Her full-length plays include: Ink’dWell, Libra Season (Second Thought Theatre STEP commission), Snow Globe (AMiOS First Draughts Commission) and A Creation Myth (Weston Fine Arts Award Winner). Her work has been developed with Fresh Ground Pepper, AMiOS, NYU, Brown University and the University of San Diego. Adams holds a BA with Honors in Literary Arts from Brown University and a MFA in Acting from The Old Globe/USD. She just received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. This summer she was selected to attend the Kimbilio Fellowship and Roots. Wounds. Words. Writers’ Retreat. Her debut novel, JACKAL, will be published by Bantam books this fall. You can find her on most social media platforms @iameeadams.

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Tabatha Gayle

Tabatha (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary creator and director based in NYC. Her work seeks to illuminate the lesser explored issues within her community, especially of those at the intersections of identity. Tabatha has developed both individual and collaborative work at New York Theater Workshop, Musical Theater Factory, Ars Nova, the Prelude Festival, Poetic Theater Productions, The Tank, The Wild Project, and Out of Chaos Theater (UK). She is a resident artist with New Light Theater Project, the Resident Acting Company, and Out of Chaos Theater (UK), as well as a Visiting Artist Fellow with the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University.

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Starr Kirkland

Starr's (she/they) credits include the world premiere of Crying on Television (Everyman Theatre), Anthem Award Winner Black Feminist Video Game (59E59, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williams Center for the Arts), New York Times Critics' Picks Zoetrope (Exquisite Corpse Co) and TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever (JACK), of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die and Sons of the Prophet (Normal Ave), HOTTENTOTTED (The Tank), ALICEGRACEANON (New Georges),  Julius Caesar (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), and Tight Five (New Ambassadors Theatre Co).

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Tai Leshaun

Tai (she/her) will next be seen in the Peacock limited series The Best Man playing young Nia Long and recently appeared in the Netflix feature Thunder Force as the teen version of Octavia Spencer, who stars opposite Melissa McCarthy for director Ben Falcone. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting, Tai tested for a lead in Reed Morano’s upcoming drama series The Power at Amazon and continues to train with acting coach Bob Krakower and Ted Sluberski. She is excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut and would like to thank God, Tabby, her BAM team, and New Light Theater Project for this amazing opportunity.

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Britney Nicole Simpson

Britney (she/her) is a California native based in NYC. Off-Broadway: Penelope or How the Odyssey Was Really Written  Regional: The Odyssey, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Wiz, world premiere of Head Over Heels (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Mr Burns or Post Electric Play, The Tempest, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Into the Woods, Taming of the Shrew (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Nina Simone: 4 Women (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Cyrano (Two River Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park) Education: The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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Cherene Snow

Cherene (she/her) is a multi-award-winning veteran actor/singer-songwriter from Chicago, who  began her career in the cult classic film, Cooley High. Her extensive background in theatre includes Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (with Scarlett Johansson), regional credits, King  Lear, Familiar, For All the Women…, Skeleton Crew, The Little Foxes and Doubt. Film/tv include  Jules, Almost Family, The Code, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU and Chappelle’s Show. Cherene  has written her first full-length, one-act and 10-minute plays, Monday Wednesday Friday, Hiding Inside Him and My Heart is a Little Red Wagon, respectively.

Landon G. Woodson

Landon (he/him) is a native of Passaic, NJ. He attended Rutgers University where he earned an M.F.A. in Acting. Recent credits include B-Boy Blues (BETPlus), The Blacklist (NBC), Mud Row (Premiere Stages), Black History Museum (Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative), Too Heavy for Your Pocket (George Street Playhouse), and The Whistleblower (The Denver Center). Landon dedicates this performance to his sisters Chelsea and Taylor.

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Madeleine Blossom
Production Stage Manager

Madeleine (she/her) is a New York based AEA Stage Manager & Actor originally from California. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Drew University and a certificate of Mental Health First Aid from The National Council. Madeleine also studied with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators through their Stage Managing Intimacy course, along with similar workshops relating to safety and well-being while making art. Favorite credits include: Sweeney Todd at South Coast Repertory, Heathers at Drew, and East Side Stories, Actually at The Metropolitan Playhouse. All the love to Mama Blossom and those who continue to provide support throughout this crazy thing called life.

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Daricel Calcano
Costume Designer

Daricel's (she/her) AEA, is a native of New York City. She’s an actor, a stage manager, educator and costume designer. Recent credits include: That Pretty Pretty, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Sweat, Less Than 50%, Pass Over. Love to my family, friends, my pup son, Bennett. @daricellla /

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Isaiah Howell
Sound Designer

Isaiah (they/he) is theatrical Sound Designer and Live Mixer, based in Brooklyn, NY. They received a BFA in Lighting Design with a focus in Sound Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. Sound design credits include Ben Gassman’s Botte di Ferro (dir. Tara Elliot), Clubbed Thumb Theatre 

Company’s Temporary Occupant (dir. Rachel Gita Karp), and L.A. New Court Theatre's production of Atlas Pit, or The Garbage Man's Son (dir. by Beth Lopes) [Winner StageSceneLa Scenie Award].

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Anna Kiraly
Scenic & Projection Designer

Anna (she/her) is a visual artist, set and video designer. She’s collaborated with the Pig Iron Theater Company, The Play Company, Talking Band, Peter Sellars and universities such as Barnard/Columbia, Fordham, Montclair, Smith, designed visuals for operas and concerts. She is a recipient of a ’21 NYSCA grant, the Arts Link Grant, the NEA/TCG Program for Designers, the TCG New Generations and the Jim Henson Foundation’s grant. She has taught set design and media at Barnard College/Columbia University and the Hungarian School of Theater and Film.

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Louis DeVaughn Nelson
Movement Dramaturg

Louis (he/him) aka "DeVo" is a Black/Queer interdisciplinary artist and the founder Hokum Arts started in 2006. Nelson has worked for 20 years as a performer, choreographer, producer and director for film, theater, dance and more. His works have been shown in the USA, Europe, Australia and South Korea. He was named Best New Choreographer by The Philadelphia City Paper's Editor's Choice Awards and has been recognized for his work combining art and technology. He has studied at DeSales University, Drexel University, The New School, The Jeanne Ruddy School of Dance, and The Koresh School of Dance. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and Working Title Playwrights. He is currently residing in NYC.

William Steinberger
Artistic Producer

William (he/him) is a director and producer. He’s thrilled to return to NLTP after working with the company on Gina Femia’s streaming meet you at the Galaxy Diner (The Tank) and Catherine Weingarten’s interactive satirical dating app I’m So Hot (The Tank and Pocket Universe). He has developed new work at Hartford Stage, New York Stage and Film, Clubbed Thumb, the Drama League, Berkshire Theatre Group, the Wilma, and InterAct. Will is a Drama League Award nominee for Charles Gershman’s short Oedipus (All for One f/ Eddie Cooper). Co-Founder, InVersion Theatre.

Miciah Wallace
Assistant Stage Manager

Miciah (he/him) is a young performer making his way in New York City. Originally from the Midwest, Miciah has embarked on a journey to build a career as a performer primarily in theatre. Credits include work with Theatre Now and National Black Theatre. Miciah intends to make a mark in the Musical Theatre world and is proud to have this project be a step along the way! @imiciahi

Annie Wiegand
Lighting Designer

Annie (she/her) OFF-BROADWAY: Playwrights Horizons: I Was Most Alive With You. REGIONAL: Signature Theater Company: The Upstairs Department; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: Eclipsed; Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Steel Magnolias and Under the Breeches; Dallas Theater Center: Steel Magnolias; Huntington Theatre Company: The Who and The What; Kitchen Theatre Company: The Children, Matt and Ben, Brahman/I; and Small Mouth Sounds, Speakeasy Stage Company: The Bridges of Madison County (IRNE Nominee for Best Lighting Design), and Tribes. OFF-OFF-BROADWAY: Select: Astoria Performing Arts Center: Follies (NYIT Nominee for Best Lighting Design). TEACHING: Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance, Gallaudet University. Annie Wiegand is the first and only professional Deaf lighting designer in the US theater industry.

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