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Meet the Room 1214 Team

 

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PAULA B STANIC
Playwright

Michelle (she/her) is an award-winning playwright. Awards include H*tler’s Tasters (Susan Glaspell Award, Best of Edinburgh Fringe-The Stage, Must Watch-LA Times), Kalamazoo (Riva Shiner Comedy Award), Hostage (Woodward/Newman Drama Award Finalist, The Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest and a Showcase Finalist-National New Play Network), Chair (2nd Place-Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays). Her plays have been produced and/or developed at Skylight Theatre (Hostage) Centenary Stage (H*tler’s Tasters), Pacific Resident Theatre, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Bloomington Playwright’s Project (Kalamazoo), The Colony Theatre (Family Planning), Florida Rep, Boston Court, Road Theatre, Wordsmyth Theatre, Barrow Group, Bay Street, Venue 9, Wings Theatre, Laurel Grove, Drama West, Vox Humana Theatre, iTheatre Collaborative, New Light Theater Project, 59E59 Theaters, Greenside (Edinburgh Fringe), Adobe Rose, Electric Lodge. Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Room literary magazine and The Daily Beast. Brooks earned a B.A. from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Otis College of Art and Design. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center and Pacific Resident Theatre. In addition, she is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. MichelleKholosBrooks.com

For NLTP: War Words, H*tler's Tasters

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SARAH NORRIS
Director

Sarah (she/her) is an award-winning director and producer. For New Light (select): H*tler's Tasters (TimeOut NY Critics' Pick, Best of the Edinburgh Fringe; featured in the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times and the BBC), Everything is Super Great (TimeOut NY Critics' Pick), This Wrestling Place (w/ Executive Producer Ben Folds), Picture Ourselves in Latvia (Best of Theater, The L Magazine). Other directing highlights include: Guild Hall of East Hamptons, Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenside Theatre (Edinburgh), Bottom Dog Theatre (Ireland), Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia), 59E59 Theaters, Rogue Machine (Los Angeles), LAByrinth Theatre, Working Theater, Electric Lodge (LA), Chicago Dramatists, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, The Flea Theater, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Calliope Stage, Forestburgh Playhouse, and Pendragon Theatre. She is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project & Artistic Director of Pendragon Theatre. Member of SDC.

For NLTP (select directing): Tracks, The Greatest Hits Down Route 66, War Words, The Lights Are On, Friends With Amenities, H*tler's Tasters, Everything Is Super Great, The Great Novel, The Jackson C. Frank Listening Party w/ Special Guests, In the Soundless Awe, Picture Ourselves in Latvia

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Lily

Bio coming soon.

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Nate

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Hannah

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Ellie

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DANIEL ALLEN
Scenic Designer

Daniel (he/him)'s bio coming soon.

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JAN BENTLEY
Co-Projection Designer

Jan (they/them) is a multidisciplinary theater artist with an MFA from the University of Iowa. Select credits: the orchard (Off-Broadway/Baryshnikov Arts Center), Candlelight (Nylon Fusion), (a)loft modulation (american vicarious), Basement (nominated for two NYIT Awards), Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter (Medicine Show). Film & streaming: Less Than Or Equal To (Fair Housing Justice Center), Jewish Plays Project (2020-2022 seasons). rolypolyproductions.com

For NLTP: The Lights Are On, Friends With Amenities, According to the Chorus, The End of Hester, Calendar Girl, Brecht: Call and Respond, Everything is Super Great, Life x 3

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KARA BRANCH
Costume Designer

Kara (she/her) is a New York-based costume designer. Her recent design projects include Fidelio with Heartbeat Opera Company and Machinal at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Recent assistant design credits include Hamilton (Broadway, National Tours and International Germany Tour), Slave Play (Broadway), The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic Theater Company), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature Theater Company), and Detroit ’67 (McCarter Theater).

For New Light: The Greatest Hits Down Route 66, The Lights Are On, According to the Chorus (Drama Desk nomination), The Lights Are On, The End of Hester, Brecht: Call and Respond, Imagining Madoff

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ELAINE WONG
Lighting Designer

Elaine (she/they) is from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and received her MFA in Lighting Design from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.  She is currently a Project Manager with MossLED, a freelance lighting designer, and the resident Lighting Designer with Resolve Productions NY.  Previously, she served for four seasons as the Resident Lighting Designer for the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, and for five years as a Faculty Master Electrician for Montclair State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Her previous design work has been seen with Resolve Productions, New Light Theater Project, Box Period Productions, Thingamajig Theatre Company, Mile Square Theatre, The Flea, Snapped Productions, American Theater Group, The State Repertory Opera of NJ, The Princeton Festival, Access Theatre, Black Angus Productions, LSNelson Productions, and others. ElaineWong-lx.weebly.com

For NLTP: War Words, Everything is Super Great, The American Tradition, Bubba

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ANDY EVAN COHEN
Co-Projection Designer

Andy (he/him) composes and creates media for film and theater. Credits include music for the documentary films We Dissent, Less Than or Equal To, and Stig Dagerman: The Making of a Man, as well as short films Show and Tell Tango, My Dinner With Schwartzy, and Delicacy. Previous NYC music direction includes music supervision and arrangements for BMCC-CUNY productions of Stupid F*cking Bird, Swipe, and The Fairytale Project, as well as for The Medicine Show’s off-off-Broadway production Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter. RolyPolyProductions.com

 

For New Light: The Greatest Hits Down Route 66, War Words, The Lights Are On,  According to the Chorus, The End of Hester, Calendar Girl, Brecht: Call and Respond, Imagining Madoff, Meaningful Conversation, The Property, the hollower, Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Still Dance the Stars, Sight Unseen, A Burial Place, The Ross Howard Festival: Two of Us and Arthur & Esther, Strange Country, Monte Cristo, In the Soundless Awe (NYIT Nomination)

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JENNIE GORN
Sound Designer

Jennie (she/he/they) is a sound designer/engineer based in NYC. Jennie can usually be found working at Titanique in Union Square fixing microphones, or baking cookies. They send their love and gratitude to everyone who made this possible!

For NLTP: this is not a time of peace

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Production Stage Manager

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Assistant Stage Manager

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