Credits & Bios

THE WOMAN’S PARTY 
by Rinne B. Groff
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

starring: 
Rosalyn Coleman, Alma Cuervo, Laura Esterman, Marga Gomez, Marceline Hugot, Emily Kuroda, Lizan Mitchell, Socorro Santiago, Rebecca Schull, and Connie Winston 

Creative Technology Direction Nicholas Hussong & Masha Tsimring 
Associate Director NJ Agwuna 
Scenic Design dots 
Costume Design Mel Ng
Lighting Design Masha Tsimring
Sound Design Melanie Chen Cole
Hair & Makeup Design Earon Nealey
Edited by Blake Manns

Assistant Director Joanne Pan
 2nd Assistant Director Jonathan Castanien
Production Management Jenny Beth Snyder & Aaron Gonzalez, Tech Without Tears

Assistant Scenic Designer Fufan Zhang
Associate Costume Designer Emily White 
Assistant Lighting Designer Mextly Couzin
Associate Sound Designer Evan Eason
Writer’s Assistant Madeline Mehrer
Tech Assistant to Ms. Schull Joe Arbo
Prop Artists Hannah Cook, Raphael Mishler

Technical Workshop Team: Daniel Cassou, Sarah Gallegos, Maddie Oliver, Madeline Burton, Casey Labbate, Kathy Ng, Romi Moors, Michael McDonald, Iris Rhian and Kallan Dana

Marketing & Website Design

Creative Content Development Chloé Hayat
Website / Graphic Design Maggie Hoffman
Publicity Matt Ross Public Relations
Cake Design Benny Rivera / City Cakes
Photography Jacob Quinn
Social Media Kathy Ng

We want to acknowledge the additional work the cast had to take on under these unusual circumstances – including set dressing their homes, lighting themselves, wardrobe maintenance and of course navigating the technology – all of which was no small feat. We are grateful!

The Woman’s Party was commissioned, developed and produced by Clubbed Thumb.

Clubbed Thumb’s primary place of work is on the unceded homeland of the Lenape peoples. We are deepening our understanding of our relationship to this history and will update this statement when further in our learning. 

Special Thanks to: Lynn Weldon, Taylor Williams, Dave Tecson, Quinn Metal Corbin, Natalie Risk, TaTyana Smith and to the many artists who took part in the development of this piece over the years: 

Whitney White, GT Upchurch, Megan Schwarz Dickert, Ruth Aguilar, Beth Dixon, Kate Hampton, Nina Hellman, April Matthis, Mary Shultz, Elizabeth Kenny, Frankie Placidi, Mia Katigbak, Lynda Gravatt, Ellen Maddow, Mary Neufeld, Mary Lou Rosato, Eboni Booth, Wai Ching Ho, Ali Ahn , Francis Benhamou, Hannah Cabell, Flora Diaz, Crystal Finn, Jennifer Ikeda, Ana Nogueira, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Evelyn Spahr, Naomi Lorrain, Nicole Shalhoub, Purva Bedi, Nikki Massoud, Nemuna Ceesay, Marin Ireland, Lindsay Rico, Layla Khoshnoudi, Mary Beth Peil, Lisa Emery, Jessica Frances Dukes, Elise Santora, Rita Wolf, Zabryna Guevara, Lizbeth Mackay, Denise Burse-Fernandez, Portia, Marinda Anderson, Lois Smith, Sharon Hope, Carmelita Tropicana, Sharon Washington, Blanca Camacho, Shigeko Suga, Marie Foster, and Patrice Johnson.

Support for this production provided by:
The National Endowment for the Arts • The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature • The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council •  The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts • Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation • The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York)

Institutional support for Clubbed Thumb provided by:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York Theater Program • The Arkay Foundation • The Axe-Houghton Foundation • The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation • The Howard Gilman Foundation • The Jerome Robbins Foundation • The John Golden Fund • The Lucille Lortel Foundation • Mental Insight Foundation • New York Community Trust • The Rockefeller Brothers Fund • The Richenthal Foundation • SEG Voices • The Shiva Foundation • The Shubert Foundation

The performers in this production are members of SAG-AFTRA the union of professional screen actors in the United States.

The CAST

Rosalyn Coleman (Doris) best known as an actor, is the director of the award winning short films Allergic To Nuts and Drawing Angel. Both films have been seen on several TV stations nationally and in film festivals in the US and around the world. With over a dozen film directing credits, Rosalyn is preparing to direct the feature film Hanging By A Thread, written and produced by her husband and partner Craig T. Williams and Executive Produced by Academy Award winner Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon. A graduate of Howard University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama, Roz has a keen insight into actor-director relationship, she is celebrated as an “actors director.” She served as on-set acting coach for HBO’s 2nd season of the hit series “In Treatment.” Rosalyn was hired by the prestigious Cinereach Foundation to coach Sundance directors on their sophomore projects, most notably Terrance Nance, creator of HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness”. A teacher for over 25 years, Roz has had the pleasure to teach students at NYU Tisch, SUNY Purchase, The Actors Center, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T. MFA program), Actor’s Connection, Howard University and Duke Ellington School of the Arts and conducted acting workshops at film festivals around the country. Some Acting Credits: To Kill A Mockingbird, Travesties, The Mountaintop, Radio Golf, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson, Mule Bone. Off-Broadway includes: Native Son (The Acting Company) Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Breakfast With Mugabe, Zooman & The Sign (Signature); Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate), Breath Boom (Playwrights Horizons). Film: Miss Virginia, Kind Of A Funny Story, Our Song, Music of the Heart,Brown Sugar. TV “Jessica Jones”, “Bull”, “Madame Secretary”,  “Blue Bloods”, “The Black List”, ”Elementary”, “White Collar,” “Nurse Jackie.” Mother to a hopeful prince. www.rosalyncoleman.com

Alma Cuervo (Burnita) is thrilled to be working with this magnificent team. Her  Broadway credits include On Your Feet, Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret, Titanic, The Heidi Chronicles, Ghetto, Quilters, Is There Life After High School?, Censored Scenes from King King, and Bedroom Farce. She toured nationally in On Your Feet, My Fair Lady, Wicked, Cabaret, and M. Butterfly. OFF-Broadway she has appeared in Allegro, Road Show, and The Shoemaker among many others. Recent regional work includes Fool and You Can’t Take It With You  (Alley Theatre), The Clean House (Syracuse Stage), and Three Sisters (directed by John Doyle at Cincinnati Playhouse). Recent television includes “Bull” and the web series “After Forever”. She is an award-winning narrator of audiobooks and an aged graduate of Yale Drama School.

Laura Esterman (Clara) has done Winter- and Summerworks at Clubbed Thumb, and its production of Card and Gift.  On and off Broadway she has done countless plays, most recently David Rabe’s Good For Otto at the New  Group. She received Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics’ Awards for her performance in Marvin’s Room, and was named Best Actress at the Chelsea and Brooklyn Film Festivals for her portrayal of an eccentric artist in Can Hitler Happen Here?, which actually has nothing to do with Hitler. Recent TV: HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True;” on Youtube: “The Building Under Lockdown.”

Marga Gomez (Mary) is an actor, comedian and writer/performer of thirteen solo plays which have been presented nationally, internationally and Off-Broadway.  Her acting credits include Dr. Rides’ American Beach House (Ars Nova) The Vagina Monologues with Rita Moreno (West Side Theater) season two of Netflix “Sense8” “Sphere” (Warner Bros). During the 2020 pandemic she pivoted to adapting her solo work for the virtual medium and has been featured in national online theater festivals. She is the recipient of a GLAAD Media Award and a 2020 Center for Creative Innovation  grant to develop a radio play about gender. She teaches solo performance online at margagomez.com. Selections from her work have been published in several anthologies including Extreme Exposure (TCG Books), HOWL (Crown Press), Out Loud & Laughing (Anchor Books), Contemporary Plays by American Women of Color (Routledge) When I Knew (Harper-Collins) and Out of Character (Bantam Books).

Marceline Hugot (Alma) Along with this fun filled, joyous, ambitious Clubbed Thumb production of The Women’s Project, Marceline’s favorite theatre credits span a number of years.  Most recently, in 2019, was Marys’ Seacole at the Laura Pels Theatre at Lincoln Center, Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway 14 years ago, Cider House Rules over 20 years ago at The Atlantic and lastly, in 1994, where she met Alma Cuervo (our lovely Burnita Matthews) in Polly Pen’s Christina Alberta’s Father at the Vineyard.  Theatre has a wonderful way of coming full circle. Marceline’s film credits include most recently, I’m Your Woman, Blow the Man Down, and A Call to Spy.  Other favorites are Cold Comes the Night, the completely silly The Dictator and two favorite cameos in Julie and Julia and Bitsy in her first film, Working Girl. She had the pleasure of getting to know Rebecca Schull (our glorious Alice Paul) when together filming United 93 in 2004. Her most recent television credits include Netflix’s “Ozark”, HBO’s “Love Life”, NBC’s “New Amsterdam”, and FX’s “What We Do In the Shadows”.  Other favorite TV credits include “The Sinner”, “Better Call Saul”, “Gotham”, “Godless” and “The Americans”.  She can also be seen in two recurring roles: Gladys on “The Leftovers” and Kathy Geiss on “30 Rock”.   

Emily Kuroda (Laura) Stage Credits include productions a NYTW (Endlings),  Actors Theatre of Louisville, Huntington Theater, Page 73, Theatreworks (Palo Alto), LA Theatreworks, Alliance Theatre, South Coast Rep, East West Players, Kirk Douglas, Mark Taper Forum, The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Singapore Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, The Doolittle, LATC, Zephyr, LA Women’s Shakespeare Company, and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival.  She is the recipient of five Dramalogue Awards, a Garland Award for outstanding performance, an L.A. Ovation award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Playwrights Arena Award and the EWP Award for Outstanding Contribution to LA Theater.  Other credits include “Porcupine”, “The Good Doctor”, “All Rise”, “The Resident”, and “Gilmore Girls” (7 years as Mrs. Kim).   

Lizan Mitchell (Anita) has performed on stage on Broadway, Off Broadway, in regional theaters throughout the US, and on stage in London, Liverpool, and Johanesburg, SA. She has also performed on episodic TV and movies. She can be heard in April in the world premiere audio play ‘Shadow/land‘ by Erika Dickerson-Despenza in the Public Theater Spring Digital Season.

Socorro Santiago (Anna) Actor/Writer/ Producer/Designer. Broadway: The Bacchae at Circle in the Square. Off-Broadway: Public Theatre.  Roundabout Theatre (Underground),  NYTW, EST, Ma-Yi Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, INTAR, among many others. Dancing With The Dead (Writer, Producer, Actor) at INTAR. Regional Theatre:  Sundance Theatre Lab,  Guthrie, LongWharf,  Hartford, ACT,  Broad Theatre,  Huntington Theatre (IRNE Nomination), among others. Touring Company: Small Mouth Sounds (Director:  Rachel Chavkin). TV:  “Blue Bloods”,  “Prodigal Son”, “Characters”, “Madame Secretary”, all the “Law and Orders”, and an ALMA award for her work on “All My Children”. Films:  All Good Things, Devil’s Advocate, Night Falls on Manhattan, Freedomland, Widows (Director: Steve McQueen)

Rebecca Schull (Supertitles) began her acting career studying at the Stanislavski Studio in Dublin at the age of 40.  She appeared at Dublin’s Focus Theatre in Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman and Albee’s A Delicate Balance, for which she received the all-Ireland Hibernia Award for Best Actress. After returning to the US she worked extensively in New York — on and off Broadway — including playing Fefu in Irene Fornes’ groundbreaking Fefu and Her Friends, and in the regions, including at the La Jolla Playhouse in Des McAnuff’s production of The Matchmaker, receiving a Dramalog Award. Settling in Los Angeles she appeared in numerous tv shows including “Wings”, which ran for 8 seasons.  And later, recurring roles in “Suits” and “Chasing Life”. Rebecca is also a playwright.  Her staged works include a one-woman play, Journey into the Whirlwind, adapted from the memoir of Eugenia Ginsburg and On Naked Soil, about the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. She is a member of The Actors Studio.

Connie Winston (Caroline) just completed Efflorescence: A Serial Songspiel produced by the Talking Band, presented by La Ma Ma, written and composed by Ellen Maddow, and directed by Paul Zimet. Prior to that, she appeared in American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland, for which she was commissioned and premiered at Dixon Place in New York City in the fall of 2018. American Captives was subsequently selected by the United Solo Theater Festival as an Official Festival Selection and performed on Theatre Row in New York City in October 2019. Connie has performed at other NYC venues such as La Ma Ma, H.E.R.E.,  The WorkShop Theater, New Dramatists, the Ohio Theatre and Soho Rep. Selected works include: Lemkin’s House by Catherine Filloux and directed by Jean Randich; Belize written and directed by Paul Zimet (La Ma Ma); Fishes by Diana Son (Soho Rep); Bad Women written by Sidney Goldfarb and conceived/directed by Tina Shepard (H.E.R.E), Doubt (Riverside Theater), Bee-luther-hatchee (Florida Studio Theatre); Having Our Say (Hangar Theatre). Occasionally, Connie may be seen on reruns of “Law & Order” and “Conviction” in her recurring role as Judge Shirley Taylor.

The TEAM

Rinne Groff (Playwright) is a long-standing Clubbed Thumb affiliated artist. Her plays and musicals have been produced at the Public Theater, Berkeley Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Rep, and the Women’s Project, among others, in the United States and internationally. Rinne is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Obie Award grant. Founding member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company.  New Dramatists alum.  Dramatist Guild member.  Head of Playwriting in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. 

Tara Ahmadinejad (Director) is a NYC-based director, and co-founding member of the live arts collective Piehole. With Piehole (Jerome Finalist 2021), she has directed and co-authored original works for theaters, galleries, and digital spaces, including collaborations with the LA-based Tender Claws in AR and VR: Tendar (Sundance 2018) and The Under Presents (Oculus, Sundance 2019, Emmy Finalist). Recent Piehole works include Disclaimer, also written by Ahmadinejad (The Public’s Under the Radar 2021; NYC Women’s Fund Recipient) and Tread on Me, Tread Softly (audio-theater collaboration with writer Celine Song). Recent new play directing: Karen, I said by Eliza Bent (bentertainment with New Georges) and Underground Fairy by Satoko Ichihara (Japan Society), and Sarah Einspanier’s Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks, NY Times Critic’s Pick; upcoming with PlayCo);. NYTW Usual Suspect; New Georges Affiliated Artist; MFA Columbia University.

Nicholas Hussong (Creative Technology Director) Creator of video, projections, and film for live (and now digital) performance and events. Recent Zoom tamer and explorer. Wader of the wobble and traveler of the artist journal with Urban Bush Women. Creative Producer for AskRonna podcast and other projects for Dwight Street Book Club. Pre-wobble indoor time I did a bunch of theater which I’m going to leave space for here because it’s currently missing…

…designed across the US as well as in London, Scotland, Ireland, Berlin, China, Canada and Vienna. Co-Creator of FEAST, Every Year I Grow Again, an immersive dining experience with Listen&Breathe (Nantucket, Ireland & please, hopefully, someday, the US). Boss at Masha & the Bear Design Co, Adjunct Lecturer New School of Drama. Yale MFA. Member of Dwight Street Book Club, www.nickhussong.com

Masha Tsimring (Creative Technology Director / Lighting Designer) is a NYC and California based lighting designer for performance. She enjoys collaborating across many forms and genres – corporeal and digital. Her work has taken her to theaters across the US and internationally to Russia, Chile, China, Germany, Ecuador, Canada, the Netherlands, and Bolivia. Homes for New York projects include Playwrights Horizons, The Kitchen, Atlantic Theatre Co., Clubbed Thumb, The Public/Under the Radar, PlayCo, Invisible Dog, Page73, and Bushwick Starr. In addition to design, Masha’s interests include progress towards pay equity and a more ethical model of making in the American theatre. Masha received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She is a co-owner of design collective, Masha and the Bear Design, steward of HOLD: Design for Empty Rooms, and a proud member of USA829. More info at www.mashald.com

Blake Manns (Editor) is an Austin-based lighting and projection designer. His work focuses on using creative and emerging technologies to conceive story-driven experiences. He has experience working across multiple industries, including theatre, opera, dance, television, film, experiential, immersive, & corporate. Credits include; Asst. Projection Designer – Cats (2016 Broadway Revival), Asst. Digital Scenery Designer – The 70th Annual Tony Awards, Lighting Designer & Projection Lead – Game of Thrones: SXSW Experience (2019), Video Designer – Broadway Bares 2019. Blake holds a BFA in Lighting Design from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. www.blakemanns.com

NJ Aguwna (Associate Director) is honoured to be a part of the team on this exciting production. She is a freelance director of theatre and film who most recently directed a hybrid production of Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka at LIU Post. She has worked on a national and international scale exploring classic text, developing new plays, devising theatrical experiences through myth and spectacle, and investigating new ways to explore trauma and mental illness through theatre. Selected credits: The Lover (DirectorFest 2020), Till: A Musical (won Best Direction), Blanks (JAG Fest, Fire This Time Festival), The Tempest (Lenfest), Freedom Train (TWUSA National Tour ‘18, ‘19).  She is a Drama League alum, and a teaching artist with Tectonic Theatre Project. Directing MFA – Columbia University; SDC – associate.   www.njagwuna.com

Joanne Pan (Assistant Director) Proud first-generation Taiwanese-America. Select theater credits include: NYC: Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Soft Power, The Visitor, Alice by Heart, Songs for a New World, Old Hats. National Tour: A Christmas Story, the Musical.

Jonathan Castanien (Second Assistant Director) (he/him) is a stage manager, producer, and co-founder of The Sống Collective. He has stage managed at companies including The Atlantic Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, BAM, The Public, Artists at Play, and the Latino Theater Company. He is a 2018 alumnus of artEquity’s National Facilitator Training, he was featured in American Theatre Magazine’s “People to Watch” list, and he organizes the Stage Managers of Color NYC affinity group. He has consulted with organizations and facilitated multiple conversations around equity, inclusion, and justice. Jonathan holds a BA in Theatre Design and Production from CSU Fullerton. www.jonathancastanien.com

dots (Scenic Design) is a design collective based in New York City specializing in designing environments for narratives, performances and experiences. Hailing from Colombia, South Africa and Japan, we are Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Andrew Moerdyk and Kimie Nishikawa. We offer expertise in multi-disciplinary practices ranging from architecture and interiors to theater design, graphic design and film. We approach every project with diversity of thought and burning curiosity and, above all, we believe in the value of the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts. www.designbydots.com

Mel Ng (Costume Design) is a queer artist and writer based in New York City, Hong Kong-born and Singapore-raised. She enjoys the highly collaborative process of designing for new and devised work. Mel is particularly drawn to stories and projects that center queer themes, diverse bodies, music and adventurous movement. She is also a reiki practitioner, and brings that somatic practice into her work as a costume designer. Her work is body-compassionate, playful and intuitive. Mel is currently on design faculty at NYU-Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Proud member of USA829, The Syndicate and Wingspace Theatrical Design. https://melissaavang.com BA: University of Chicago MFA: UC-San Diego.  selected credits NYC: Dr Ride’s American Beach House (Ars Nova), King Philip’s Head … (Clubbed Thumb), Three Girls … (Cherry Lane), The Bitter Game (The Public UTR) Regional: Everybody (Shakespeare Theatre DC), Hype Man (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Men on Boats (American Theater Company), Picnic (American Theatre Company), We’re Gonna Be Okay (American Theatre Company), Lettie (Victory Gardens), The Chinese Lady (Milwaukee Rep), The Burn (Steppenwolf Theatre).

Melanie Chen Cole (Sound Designer) (she/her) is a freelance sound designer based in San Diego. Recent regional credits include Tuesdays with Morrie (Indiana Rep); A Christmas Carol, Alabama Story, Buzz, Romeo & Juliet (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Steel Magnolias (Dallas Theater Center); Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (South Coast Repertory); White Pearl (Studio Theatre), Noura, Tiny Beautiful Things, The Imaginary Invalid (The Old Globe); 2019 POP Tour Light Years Away, At the Old Place, 2017 POP Tour #SuperShinySara (La Jolla Playhouse); The Humans, Aubergine, Actually, Vietgone (San Diego Repertory Theatre).  M.F.A. in Sound Design for Theatre & Dance from UC San Diego. Website: www.melaniesound.com

Earon Nealey (Makeup Designer) is a wig, hair and makeup designer from Texas. Her design credits include Broadway: Sweat (Associate Makeup Designer). Other Design Credits include Once On This Island (Pioneer Theatre Company); Little Women (Dallas Theater Center); Oklahoma, Patsy Cline (Weston Playhouse); Mojada (The Public Theater); Memphis, Dream Girls (Cape Fear Regional Theater);  Cadillac Crew, Twelfth Night (Yale Rep). Matilda (Colorado University).  

Fufan Zhang (Assistant Scenic Designer) Credits: Rough Magic(New School),The Treatment (IATI Theater),We are not well (The Lee Strasberg Theater), The Nutcracker (The Garde Arts Center), Cry it out, Birds of North America, Arsonist, Where All the Good Rabbits go (Thrown Stone Theater Company), Winterreise Festival (National Sawdust), Seven Guitars (Yale Rep), The Oresteia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Amy and the Orphans (Yale School of Drama), Mies Julie, Phaedra’s Love (Yale Summer Cab), Salt Pepper Ketchup (Yale Cab). Other credits: Production Design for Yamakawa; The Terrorists (Best Foreign Short Film Award – Seoul International Youth Film Festival). ZHANGFUFAN.COM

Emily White (Associate Costume Designer) is a New York based costume designer. Originally from Northern Minnesota, she values work that is collaborative and innovative. Recent work includes The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The New School),), The Clean House (The Portland Stage Co), and Wickedest Woman (Strange Sun). Formerly based in San Francisco, she designed the American premiere of Communiqué n° 10 directed by Rob Melrose at the Cutting Ball Theater, as well as work for The Breadbox Theater Co and Z Space. She has an M.F.A. in theater design from NYU. emilyelizabethwhite.com

Mextly Couzin (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a Mexican lighting designer from Los Angeles, California. She holds a Pure Mathematics Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Lighting Design also from UCSD. She has the Lighting Design Fellow at Chautauqua Theatre Company in 2018 and has been honored to be one of the lighting designers at the inaugural Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Works ’18 in Chicago. Credits include working for, NYC: Clubbed Thumb, Atlantic Theatre Company, Regionally: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Playwrights’ Arena,  San Diego Repertory Theatre and the San Diego Symphony.

Evan Eason (Associate Sound Designer) is thrilled to be working with Clubbed Thumb for the first time. He has had the privilege of working with Sound Designer Melanie Chen Cole on multiple productions including: The Humans (San Diego Repertory), Twelfth Night (The Old Globe/USD MFA Program), Aubergine (San Diego Repertory), Avenue Q (New Village Arts) His personal Sound Design credits also include: Emily Driver’s Great Race Through Time and Space (La Jolla Playhouse), Good Trouble (Blindspot Collective), In Every Generation (San Diego Repertory), Project Fairytale (New Village Arts).

Madeline Mehrer (Writer’s Assistant) is currently a third-year graduate student at UCLA studying for her MFA in playwriting. Her professional goal is to write more dynamic and diverse roles for women in theater and film.

Jenny Beth Snyder & Aaron Gonzalez, Tech without Tears (Production Management) Tech Without Tears is a full service Production Management and Technical Direction company based in NYC founded by Jenny Beth Snyder and Aaron Gonzalez. Recent productions include: REV 23 (Prototype & Trinity Wall Street); RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES (The New Victory & Collaboration Town); TERRA FIRMA (The Coop), SIBLINGS, LEWISTON/CLARKSTON, LOCKDOWN, NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); IS IT SUPPOSED TO LAST, RECENT ALIEN ABDUCTIONS, OH MY SWEET LAND (PlayCo); TUMACHO, PLANO, SUMMERWORKS ’17, ’18, ’19 (Clubbed Thumb); Brian Cox UNIVERSAL (Westbeth Ent); NUTCRACKER (NYTB); NEUROSIS/RRRED (DR2). www.techwithouttears.com 

The WEBSITE

Chloé Hayat (Creative Content Development) is a Lebanese-American playwright, dramaturg, and producer from Roosevelt Island, New York. Her work has been seen and developed as a part of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writer’s Group, Space on Ryder Farm, The Flea, the Pipeline-Collective, Theater Accident, Ithaca College, Young Playwrights Inc., and SUNY Purchase. She is passionate about creating supportive and productive artistic environments that encourage the development of new plays and effective collaboration. She co-founded After-School Special Theatre, served as the Director of the Residency at Breaking and Entering, and is currently the curator of the Hit and Run Reading Series with Theater Accident. She’s also a professional makeup artist, an amateur baker, an aspiring burlesque performer, and the lucky owner of a piece of the Abraham Lincoln deathbed.