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Meet the 'Life x 3' Team


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Yasmina Reza

Yasmina is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter best known for her plays Art and God of Carnage. Many of her brief satirical plays reflect on contemporary middle-class issues.

Jerry Heymann

Jerry is an award-winning director. Highlights: Call Me Charlie w/ Danny DeVito (La Mama), My Daddy’s Serious American Gift (Tiffany Theatre, LA), A Country For Old Men (American Stage Company), Three (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Demeter’s Lost Daughter (St. Clement’s Theatre). He holds a PhD and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon and is a proud member of SSDC.  NLTP: Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Arthur & Esther, No One Loves Us Here, and the upcoming Imagining Madoff by Deb Margolin at 59E59 Theaters in March 2019.

Meet the Cast


Dominic Comperatore*

Credits include A View From the Bridge (Broadway) and the critically acclaimed revival of Lost in Yonkers (Off Broadway). Recent regional: Oslo, Born Yesterday, Equivocation. On film he shed 25 lbs to play a holocaust survivor in Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German. Television: The Blacklist, Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black, HBO’s Show Me A Hero, etc. Member of The Actors Center.

Leah Curney*

Leah has performed on and off-Broadway and at theaters across the country including Manhattan Theater Club, Mint Theater, Guthrie Theater and more. Select TV/Film credits include “The Deuce,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Blindspot,” “Postpartum: The Musical,” and Top Floor. Also a writer/director, she has produced two short films, Interview Requested and Dirty Laundry, and has more projects currently in development. Love always to Andy, my collaborator in life & art. @leahcurney

Claire Curtis-Ward

Claire is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. New York Theatre: The Enchantment HERE Arts Center, Macbeth Columbia Stages, Fable Soho Playhouse. International Theatre: Mydidae LAMDA, The Importance of Being Earnest LAMDA, Her Naked Skin, LAMDA.

James Patrick Nelson*

Off-Broadway: The Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ivanov, Rutherford and Son, Death of Bessie Smith, A Blanket of Dust, Pygmalion, The Maids. Workshops: The Second Sun, Old Familiar Faces (Innovative Theater Nominee – Best Actor). Regional: Sense and Sensibility (American Repertory Theater, Folger Theater – Helen Hayes Award), Pygmalion (Bedlam - Central Square), Peter and the Starcatcher (Playhouse on Park), Pericles (Berkeley Rep), Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well, Knight of the Burning Pestle (American Shakespeare Center). Film/TV: “Adam,” “Love in Kilnerry,” “The Second Sun,” “Being,” “In Between Men,” “The System”, “Happy Hour Feminism”. BFA Boston University, LAMDA.

Meet the Creative & Production Team


Genevieve V. Beller
Costume Designer

Genevieve is the Costume Designer in Residence at New Light Theater Project. NLTP: Hal & Bee, Breeders, Two of Us, In the Soundless Awe. Off-Broadway: De Novo (New York Theatre Workshop), What’s Your Wish (Thicket and Thistle), The Assignment (Rhymes Over Beats), Into the Woods (Associate to Whitney Locher). Broadway: The Parisian Woman (Assistant to Jane Greenwood) Member, USA829.

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Janet Bentley
Sound Designer

Janet is a director, dramaturg, writer, actor, sound designer, graphic designer, composer, and musician.  She holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa, a BA in theatre from the University of South Florida, and has multiple years training and experience in piano, dance, voice (opera and musical theatre), acting, and teaching theatre. She is Co-Founder of Roly Poly Productions. For more info visit:

Emma Burns
Assistant 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. Emma is very excited to be making her New York debut with New Light Theater Project!

ToniAnne DiFilippo
Technical Director

ToniAnne has her BFA in Theater Arts from Five Towns College. She is a resident artist with New Light Theater Project, serving as the Technical Director for Sight Unseen, Breeders, Time Stands Still, and the hollower (in which she also performed as Missy). 

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Brian Dudkiewicz
Scenic Designer

Brian holds his Master of Fine Arts degree in set design from the Yale School of Drama. Born in Montreal, Canada, Brian received a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from McGill University. Brian specializes in both scenic design for theater and production design for film and television. Brian has most recently designed for the Abingdon Theatre Company, Access Theater, Luna Stage, Theatre Horizon, New Light Theater Project, the Yale School of Drama, and the Yale Cabaret. He has assisted designers David Gallo, David Zinn, Michael Eagan, and Eo Sharp, on and off Broadway. For New Light: Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Breeders, Omega Kids, Sight Unseen, Two of Us, Arthur & Esther, Strange Country, and In the Soundless Awe.

Lindsey Hurley
Production Stage Manager

Lindsey is a NYC based stage manager. NLTP credits include - PSM: Hitler’s Tasters & the hollower; ASM: Meaningful Conversation, The Property, Hal & Bee, Breeders, Time Stands Still, Two of Us, Sight Unseen, & Omega Kids. Other credits: Divine Horsemen, Fringe of Humanity (Primitive Grace - PSM), and  Lucky Chick (Lucky Chick LLC - PSM).

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Paul Hudson
Lighting Designer

Recent: The Property (New Light Theater Project), Lucky Stiff (BVT), Lonely Planet (Keen Co.), Beyond The Machine (Juilliard CIA); Henry V and Cymbeline (Juilliard Drama); Associate to Paul Gallo on Three Tall Women (Broadway); Associate to Mimi Sherin on The Hairy Ape (Park Ave Armory). Other Highlights: The Trial (Synaesthetic), Veritas and Private Manning Goes to Washington (The Representatives), Associate to Betsy Adams on The Laramie Project Cycle (Tectonic).  MFA, NYU.  Member, USA829.

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Abigail Stuckey
Prop Designer

Abigail  is excited to be working on Life x 3. Previously, she has worked at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Southern Maine as their props assistant. For the past three years, Abigail has spent her summers working at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. This is her second production with New Light, having designed Hal & Bee last spring.

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