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Meet The Property Team


Ben Josephson

Ben is a family physician in Martinez, CA. He has written seven full-length plays: four naturalistic, one a bit more stylized, and two farcical comedies. This is the first to have a New York production.

For more info, please visit his website.

Robert Kalfin

Robert founded the Chelsea Theatre Center (1965-1984) and has directed over 600 shows in readings, workshops and full productions, with a primary focus on developing new works, spanning from Broadway, Off-Broadway regional, and theaters around the world. Chelsea On The Edge by David Napoleon, details his contribution to the American Theater. Broadway: Strider, Happy End (Meryl Streep, Christopher Lloyd), Yentl (Tovah Feldshuh), Truly Blessed. With CTC, he co-produced Harold Prince's Candide. He has served on the boards of SSDC and TCG and was named a Legend of Off-Broadway by the Off-Broadway Alliance in 2015. MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. Currently, serves on the advisory board for New Light Theater Project. 

Rachel Botchan

Selected Off-Broadway: LaMama - God of Vengeance; Over 40 productions with The Pearl Theatre Co.- A Taste of Honey, Uncle Vanya, And Away We Go by Terrence McNally (world premiere), Hard Times, Vieux Carré, Toys in the Attic, Richard III (Bayfield Award); National Yiddish Theatre – The Sorceress, The Maiden of Ludmir (directed by Robert Kalfin). Selected Regional: Two River, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Milwaukee Rep., Virginia Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.   

Phil Gillen

Off-Broadway: The Home Place (Irish Rep), Gorey (Sheen Center), A Happy End (Abingdon), High Noon (Axis), Dead End (Axis). Regional: Hamlet in Hamlet (Compass Rose Theater), Punk Rock (Zeitgeist Stage). Tour: Charlotte's Web (Theatreworks USA). NYC: Drunk Shakespeare (Three Day Hangover), Hamlet in Hamlet (Underling), Spelling Bee (Secret Theatre). TV: "A Crime to Remember," "Pandora's Box." B.A. Harvard University. Much love to AG and the Gs.

Warren Kelley

Warren works in film, television, and is a veteran of more than 200 productions in major regional theatres around the country.  Working in the classics, contemporary plays and musical theatre his recent credits include: Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird [Orlando Shakespeare], Andrew Wyke in Sleuth [Fulton Theatre], Vanya in Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike [Riverside Theatre] and Mr. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie [Goodspeed]. TV/Film:  Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, and Birdman.

John Long

John recently starred as James in NLTP's production of Time Stands Still. Other recent credits: The Three Musketeers (Syracuse Stage), My Three Angels (Barnstormers Theatre). Favorite credits: Francis in One Man, Two Guvnors, Rosencrantz in Hamlet, and Outlaw #3 in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Graduate of Notre Dame.

Sam Tsoutsouvas

Sam was in the first class of the Juilliard Drama School and became a founding-member of John Houseman’s The Acting Co. He has performed on and off-B’way, in regional theatre, in film and television and on audiobooks. On first national tours he was Salieri in Amadeus and the title role in Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls. Roles in Shakespeare include Hamlet, Hotspur, Macbeth, Leontes, Titus Andronicus, Petruchio, Berowne, Benedict, Antony, Brutus, Shylock, Henry IV, Lucio, Coriolanus. He was Chris Christopherson in Bob Kalfin’s production of Anna Christie and will be seen this fall in the title role of Florian Zeller’s The Father for Pittsburgh’s Kinetic Theatre where he is an associate artist.

Matthew ZanFagna

Recent: Falling in Love With Mr. Dellamort (The Slipper Room) and Chance (Fresh Fruit). Recent directing: Charlie’s Room (FigFag Feast), associate director for John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming podcast, Anthem. Run crew at TFANA (The Skin of Our Teeth and eight more). This summer, Matthew is directing Utopia, a play by Ty Baumann (Hudson Guild) and a concert-staging of Sons and Dogs, a funk-folk musical by Jessica McIlquham. 

Caitlynn Barrett
Scenic & Prop Designer

Catie is a scenic designer based in New York City. In New York, she has recently designed Merrily, Merrily and Life is But a Dream with Spicy Witch Productions, Glassheart with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, and LoveCourt with Isle of Shoals Productions. Regionally she has designed Spider’s Web at The Bristol Valley Theater, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Bigfork Summer Playhouse, and The Whipping Man at Shadowland Stages.

Andy Evan Cohen
Sound & Projection Designer

NLTP company member. NLTP credits include: 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).

Chris Darbassie
Assistant to the Director

Chris is a Trinidadian American interdisciplinary artist. Currently, he has entered his Senior year at Pace University in the Production Design program. His recent sound design credits at Pace include Polaroid Stories and Snakebit. Off-Off Broadway (select): Alt-Black (Soho Rep), Two Star Motel (ShapeShifter Lab), Make Believe (Theater 54). Internships: Lincoln Center, The Movement Theatre Company, New Light Theater Project, Access Theater. He is overjoyed to work with NLTP again, and the talented cast and creative team.

Gail Cooper-Hecht
Costume Designer

Gail is delighted to collaborate again with Bob Kalfin. She has designed more than 400 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, National & International Tours, Regional, TV, and Opera, including productions with Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Carol Channing, Maurice Evans, Helen Hayes, Robert Goulet, Eartha Kitt. Recent: Eleanor Reissa's Hershele Ostropolyer,  Scholem Alechem (Folksbiene), The Shanghai Gesture (Mirror Rep.), Johnny on the Spot (St. Clemens). A graduate of Boston University, she has taught Costume Design at Marymount Manhattan College, served on the board of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Paul Hudson
Lighting Designer

Recent: 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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