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Meet the 'this is not a time of peace' Team


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Deb (she/her) is a playwright, actor, and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of numerous plays, including Turquoise, Critical Mass, and Bringing the Fishermen Home, as well as 10 solo performance plays which she has toured throughout the US, the most recent of which is 8 STOPS, a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion. Deb was honored with an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, the Kesselring Prize for Playwriting, a Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright award, and the Richard H. Broadhead Prize for teaching excellence at Yale University, where she is Professor in the Practice in the undergraduate Theater Studies Program.


Jerry (he/him) is an award-winning director. Recent: Sold-out run of Imagining Madoff (59E59 Theaters) including Off-Broadway extension at Theatre Row. Select: Call Me Charlie w/ Danny DeVito (La Mama); My Daddy’s Serious American Gift (Tiffany Theatre, LA); A Country For Old Men (American Stage); Three (EST); Demeter’s Lost Daughter (St. Clement’s Theatre). PhD and MFA from Carnegie-Mellon and is a member of SDC.

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Charlotte (she/her) Acting highlights: La Boheme and Coram Boy (Broadway), Happy End (A.C.T.) Directing highlights: Church & State (BTG), Best Friends (JAZZ at Lincoln Center). Producing highlights: Here Lies Love (Broadway), Without You (starring Anthony Rapp), Handle With Care and Church & State ( by Jason Odell Williams). Charlotte is an Ovation Award Winner and a Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award nominee. Upcoming: Directing Canned Goods by Erik Kahn at ATG and presenting a reading of The Sound, a new musical based on her dad’s true life story during WWII. Love to my everythings - Jason and Imogen.

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Off-Broadway: Boozy… (Alex Timbers, dir.), the immersive New York. Circa. 1909 (Soho Playhouse, also produced). Regional: Disgraced (Virginia Stage Company), Bee Luther Hatchee (STW). International: Vignettes of Jewish Spain (Madrid, Toledo, Segovia), King Stag (Edinburgh Festival). TV: Orange Is The New Black as Bill Bayley.  Other select TV: Billions, Gotham, Inside Amy Schumer, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Film: Julie & Julia, Ocean’s 8. Watch for him in the current feature Love…Reconsidered opposite Judy Gold, premiered Feb 14th. Love to T and A. AEA/SAG-AFTRA

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Daniil Shinyayev

Richard (he/him) Broadway: Hangmen, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Travesties. Off-Broadway: Hangmen (Atlantic), Muswell Hill (Barrow Group). Regional: Twelfth Night, Present Laughter (Two River Theatre), Taking Steps (Barrington Stage), Betrayal (Katonah Classic), Bedroom Farce (Huntington), Stones in his Pockets (Hudson Stage), Twelfth Night (Centerstage), Hit-Lit (Queens Theatre), The Illusion (Triad Stage), Sisters Rosensweig (Capital Rep), Romeo and Juliet, The Real Thing, Amadeus (Northern Stage). National Theatre, London: Coast of Utopia, His Girl Friday, Tartuffe, The Wonders of Sex and The Country Doctor. Film/TV: Plot Against America (HBO), Blacklist, Dark Shadows, Believe, and the original The Office.

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Ken (he/him) Off-Broadway: Sleep No More’s The Lost Supper, (McKitterick Hotel), Cool Hand Luke (59E59 Theaters), A Clockwork Orange (59E59 Theaters, Edinburgh Fringe festival), The UnBrunch (Norwood Immersive), What the Butler Saw (Franklin Stage Co.), Fahrenheit 451 (59E59 Theaters), 2nd Violin (Boston Center for the Arts), Proof (Princeton Theater) The Third Man (Manhattan Theater Source), All in the Timing (Manhattan Theater Source) Film/TV: Finding Steve McQueen, Before I Go, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, Alternatino with Arturo Castro, The Blacklist, FBI: Most Wanted. For Titi. For Ricardo. Love, always. 

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Adolf Berle

Frank (he/him) is Artistic Director of Hudson Theatre Works & the recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award for continued artistic excellence. Deathwatch (NYTW) Angel City (Kraine Theater), Taming of the Shrew (Theater for a New Audience), Killer’s Head & A Hell of a Mess (78th St. Theater), Tania (LaMama), Dumbwaiter (Hudson Theatre Works), 12 Angry Men (Company Theatre), Caretaker (Hudson Theatre Works), Tranquil (Luna Stage), Streetcar, Benito Cereno (Delaware Theater), Orchids in the Moonlight, Ghosts (American Rep), Judgement (Best Actor, Boston Critics; Boston Shakespeare Co.), Jekyll and Hyde (Best Actor, Boston Critics; Working Theatre). Film: Modern Houses, Trackdown, Out of the Darkness, NY Cop, Between the Lines, First Deadly Sin w/Frank Sinatra. TV: Third Watch, 100 Centre St, N.Y.P.D. Mounted.

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Joseph McCarthy

Steven (he/him) NLTP: Arthur & Esther (w/ director Jerry Heymann). Broadway: Indecent. Off-Broadway: King Kirby (Brick); Public Theater: Henry V (w/ Liev Schrieber); Galileo (w/ F. Murray Abraham); The Tempest (CSC w/ Mandy Patinkin); Stunning (Lincoln Center); Dinner Party (Target Margin); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE); McGurk (ERS); Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological). Regional: The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Two River); Lempicka (Williamstown); Seder (Hartford Stage); Indecent (Yale Rep/La Jolla); Marie Antoinette (ART/Yale Rep); Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cincinnati Playhouse); Christmas Carol (McCarter). Film: Venture Bros. Radiant Is the Blood; The Family (Besson). TV: New Amsterdam; Venture Brothers.

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Casting Director

Robin (she/her) Recent Theater: Windows (Lincoln Center), Pay the Writer  (Signature Theatre), Two Jews, Talking (Theatre at St. Clement's), The Remarkable Mister Holmes (North Coast Rep), Chicken and Biscuits (Queens Theatre) Recent Film: Urban Ed, The Thursday Night Club, Green Flake  Robin won Webby, Hermes, Davey and Telly Awards for her contribution to Project Sing Out!  For almost 10 years she was the Casting Director for TheatreworksUSA, where she cast over 200 national tours and their Off-Broadway series at the Lucille Lortel Theatre - including the revival of Seussical. Member of the Casting Society of America.

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Lighting Designer

Paul (he/him) works in live performance and studio television. Recent credits and highlights include: The Beat Goes On (Transcendence), Little Women and Once (Bristol Valley), Lonely Planet (Keen Co.), Lulu XX (WaxFactory), Basetrack, Live (NYT critic's pick). Upcoming: his twelfth year lighting Beyond the Machine at Juilliard, and a production of Lulu XX in Croatia. Mr. Hudson served as associate designer to Paul Gallo on Three Tall Women (Broadway), to Mimi Sherin on The Hairy Ape, and Judgment Day (Park Avenue Armory), and to Betsy Adams on The Laramie Project Cycle (Tectonic). MFA:NYU; member, USA829.

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Production Stage Manager

Roger (he/him)'s recent credits include: Saratoga Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night (directed by Helena Binder); Public Theatre of Maine: Polka Dots – the cool kids musical (directed by Adam Blais); The End of Hester (directed by Jerry Heymann, NLTP); Esther in the Spotlight (directed by Gary Slavin, produced by Rich Orloff;) Di Froyen (directed by Rachel Botchan, produced by New Yiddish Rep). As a musician: sitar soloist for Holiday Music of Eric Whitacre (Carnegie Hall, conducted by the composer); lead guitar during Off Broadway run of Hedwig & The Angry Inch Member: AEA; SAG-AFTRA.

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Sound Designer

Jennie (she/he/they) is a sound designer/engineer based in NYC. They are delighted to make both their New York City design debut as well their debut working with New Light Theater Project! 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!

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Assistant Stage Manager

Laura (she/her) Production Stage Manager/Stage Manager: Charleston Chamber Opera (Piccolo Spoleto Festival); Broadway Bares (Wonderland and Myth-Behavior); Broadway Barks; NYMF (Loves Sucks). Actor: Off Bway/NY City Center/Regional/Online: Sex by Mae West (Agnes); Uncle Vanya (Mrs. Voynitsky); Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice); Richard II (Queen with Geoffrey Owens); HMS Pinafore (Buttercup); Mikado (Pitti-Sing); Pirates of Penzance (Isabelle). TV/Film: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Law and Order; L&O SVU; L&O Organized Crime; And Just Like That; Succession, etc. Many thanks to Rog and the entire TINTOP Production Team! Proud member of AEA.

Jessica Parks

Jessica (she/her) has been the resident scenic designer and props designer for the New Jersey Repertory Company since 2010 and always enjoys the opportunity to work with New Light Theater. NYC credits include: The End of Hester  at Theatre Row,  Bretch:Call & Respond at Paradise Factory Theatre and Dan Lauria's Dinner with the Boys at Theater Row. NYC credits at 59E59 St. Theaters include: Michael Tucker’s Fern Hill, Butler, The Housewives of Mannheim, Jericho and Poetic License. Set designs at NJ Rep include: A Tailor Near Me, Hummingbird, The Shot, The Rosenberg Strange Fruit Project, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Wolf at the Door, Swimming at the Ritz, Happy and Broomstick.

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Intimacy & Movement

Leighton (he/him) is a New York based Intimacy and Movement Director, grateful to be working with New Light Theater Project again. Prior NLTP Productions include Ink'd Well, The End of Hester, and American Tradition. Other credits include Sweeney Todd (Chautauqua Opera), A Bronx Tale (Axelrod Theater), L'Amore Dei Tre Re, La Campana Sommersa, Aleko, and Pagliacci (All four New York City Opera), Macbeth and Henry V (Theater at Monmouth), Hamlet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Tour), Richard III (Allentown Shakespeare), Romeo and Juliet (Media Theater), Private Lives (Katonah Classic Theater). He was also Assistant Fight Director for the Broadway runs of A Bronx Tale and Roundabout Theater's Bernhardt/Hamlet. 

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Costume Designer

Julia (she/they) is a NYC based costume designer and self proclaimed jack of all trades who received their BFA in Costume Production and Design and a minor in Drama Therapy from Marymount Manhattan College. Off-broadway credits include design for War Words (NewYorkRep), assistant design for (pray) (Ars Nova), and coordinator for Hamlet, The Harder They Come, A Raisin in the Sun, Fat Ham (The Public Theater). Other design credits include Our Town, Sleeping Beauty: Sort of, Muppet Cabaret (Pendragon Theatre); Lysistrata, Mr. Burns, Urinetown (Marymount Manhattan College); My Father’s Play (Alchemical Studios); Let’s Dance! (Transcendence Theater Co.).

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