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Meet the 'The Lights Are On' Team



Owen (he/him) is a three-time Finalist and invited Guest Writer for the National Playwrights Conference for his plays I'm Looking Forward to Tomorrow (2022), This Girl Is Magic (2019) and Whatever the Weather (2017). Additional plays include Who’s There?, Vestments of the Gods and The Timing of a Day. For more info:

For NLTP: Meaningful Conversation, A Burial Place


Sarah (she/her) is the Founding Artistic Director of New Light Theater Project and the Summer Artistic Producer of Pendragon Theatre. As a director, select credits include: 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 highlights include: Guild Hall of East Hamptons, Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenside Theatre (Edinburgh), Bottom Dog Theatre (Ireland), Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia), 59E59 Theaters, 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.

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For NLTP (select directing): 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


Jenny (she/her) has had the great honor to have created characters in the room with Sam Shepard, Tony Kushner, Sarah Ruhl, Theresa Rebeck, Lisa Kron, David Rabe and Donald Margulies. She has worked with groundbreaking directors Ivo van Hove, JoAnne Akalaitis, Daniel Aukin, Walter Bobbie, Robert Falls, Mary Zimmerman and Daniel Fish, garnering awards across America and a Herald Angel Award from the Edinburgh Festival. She has appeared in American film and TV, notably all three Law & Orders, Chicago Med and Blue Bloods, Bull and New Amsterdam, playing a variety of unfortunate souls in horrific circumstances, and has had an absolutely wonderful time doing it.


NLTP debut

Danielle Ferland

Danielle (she/her) recently wrote and performed her debut solo show Sing for Your Ghosts at The Green Room 42. Broadway: All My Sons, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Crucible, A Little Night Music (City Opera), Into the Woods (original cast, Theatre World Award and Drama Desk nomination), Sunday in the Park with George (original). Off-Broadway and regional include: She Stoops to Conquer, Tartuffe (New York Shakespeare Festival), How I
Learned to Drive, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Baltimore and Westport). Film: Tick, Tick…Boom!, The Normal Heart, Mighty Aphrodite, Radio Days. TV: Alaska Daily, Blue Bloods, Jessica Jones, The Good Wife.


NLTP debut

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Marquis (he/him) Broadway/National Tour: Lion King, directed by Julie Taymor. TV: Modern Love, Please Baby Please, When They See Us, Marvel Studios’ Luke Cage (Netflix), Game of Thrones (prequel pilot for HBO,) and Monsterland (Hulu). Film: Starred in Saturday Church (Tribeca Film Festival), Landline (Sundance). Additional film credits: 3 Generations, Universal’s Definitely, Maybe, Phoebe in Wonderland. Recurring: Iron Fist, NBC’s Chicago Fire, NBC’s Manifest, and CBS’ Hostages. Guest Starred: Showtime’s The Affair, TV Land’s Younger, CBS’ Blue Bloods, and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.

For NLTP: Tracks (reading)

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Liz/Trish Understudy

Carolyn (she/her) Broadway: The Price (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: BIG LOVE, RadioLoveFest (BAM); Good Soul of Szechuan (Irondale); Mourning Becomes Electra (New Group); The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Trouble In Paradise, Mae West’s SEX (Hourglass); A Streetcar Named Desire (New York Theatre Workshop); AliceGraceAnon; Heddatron; In-Betweens; (Courtney) Love In the Void. Regional: Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, Goodman, Berkeley Rep, Merrimack Rep, ACTSeattle, Irish Classical, Actors Theatre Louisville.  Film and TV: The Bride In The Box; Diminished Capacity; We Crashed; FBI:MostWanted; Law&Order; Criminal Intent; SVU; Iron Fist; Homeland; Red Oaks; FilmU. Member dtfwaw (WomenArtistsWriting) New Georges Affiliated Artist; Usual Suspect NYTW; Co-founder Hourglass Group and Bad Rep.

NLTP debut.

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Nathan Understudy/ASM

Hugo (he/him) is an actor based in NYC. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, he graduated from Columbia University and has since been honing his craft in the theater scene. He completed the two-time Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center’s competitive acting training intensive, as well as being accepted into the prestigious Miranda Family Fellowship, where he’s worked with Lin-Manuel and other prominent figures in the entertainment world. He currently lives in Harlem with his pup, Jay, and has a love for baked goods.

NLTP debut.

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Sound 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).

For NLTP: 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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Production Stage Manager

Josh (he/him) began as a stage manager with his mentor, the late Craig Jacobs, and continues to work thanks to the many people and stage managers who believe in him and open doors for him. Broadway: Into The Woods (2022 Revival), Hamilton, Arthur Miller's The Price (2017 Revival at Roundabout Theatre Company), Fiddler on the Roof (2015 Revival), and The Phantom of the Opera. National Tour: Disney's Aladdin. Film & TV: tick, tick...BOOM! on Netflix, Severance on AppleTV+, and The Endgame on NBC.

NLTP debut

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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 NLTP: According to the Chorus (Drama Desk nomination), The End of Hester, Brecht: Call and Respond, Imagining Madoff

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Producing Associate

Kleo (she/her) is an NYC-based actor and producer. Recent theater credits include Circle, Mirror, Transformation; The Muppet Cabaret; Our Town (Pendragon Theatre), The Wolves (NYU Tisch), and Sweet Charity (Cotuit Center for the Arts). NYU BFA Drama ‘24.

For NLTP: According to the Chorus, Friends With Amenities

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Scenic Designer

Brian (he/him) is an award-winning designer whose work has been seen at some of the largest theaters across the United States, Canada, and Asia. In addition to theater, Brian designs immersive experiences for sporting events. He holds an MFA in Set Design from the Yale School of Drama and a BSc in Architecture from McGill University. This marks Brian's 14th production with the company! Feel free to check out samples of work and see his adorable son on Instagram @briandud1

For NLTP: According to the Chorus, Everything is Super Great, Imagining Madoff (Theatre Row), The American Tradition, Life x 3, Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Breeders, Omega Kids, Sight Unseen, The Ross Howard Festival: Two of Us and Arthur & Esther, Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe, No One Loves Us Here

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Props/Scenic Assistant

Danielle (she/her) is a sophomore Design and Tech Major at Adelphi University. Recent credits include: Pendragon Theatre’s The Muppet Cabaret (Assistant Stage Manager), Adelphi University’s Vanities (Assistant Stage Manager), Melancholy Play (Assistant Stage Manager), and GPAA’s Puffs the Play (Technical Director/Scenic and Props Designer). Danielle would like to thank Sarah for this incredible opportunity as well as the cast and crew for a fantastic show! Break a leg!

NLTP debut

Lighting Designer

Kelley (she/her) is a lighting designer, programmer and lighting director for theater, live events, and music. Recent designs: STRATA (Center for Performance Research), Drowsy Chaperone (Manhattan School of Music), Le Comte Noir (Manhattan School of Music), Umi’s performance at Coachella 2023, The Internet’s Hive Mind World Tour (including Sydney Opera House, London Brixton O2 Academy performances), KYLE at Madison Sq. Garden, Syd’s Always Never Home Tour, Hive Rise (Ashley Fure/Berghain/CTM Music Festival), Together Games (Ensemble Modern/Ashley Fure), and Chris Fleming’s Bobba Everyday Tour.

NLTP debut

Casting Director

Gama (él/he)'s bio coming soon.

For NLTP (casting): I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo & Juliet, The End of Hester, The Great Novel, The American Tradition

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