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Springfield, MO
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Selected Credits: Penguin Repertory: Drop Dead Perfect (World Premiere), How the World Began, The How and The Why (NY Premiere by Sarah Treem, dir: Joe Brancato), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dir: Mark Shanahan) and Greetings!(Dir: Tom Caruso). NYMF 2014: Academia Nuts(Written by: Becca ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Springfield, MO

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Selected Credits: Penguin Repertory: Drop Dead Perfect (World Premiere), How the World Began, The How and The Why (NY Premiere by Sarah Treem, dir: Joe Brancato), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Dir: Mark Shanahan) and Greetings!(Dir: Tom Caruso). NYMF 2014: Academia Nuts(Written by: Becca ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: LAST NIGHT AT BOWL-MOR LANES: Carroll and Plum Play Out the String Photo BWW Review: LAST NIGHT AT BOWL-MOR LANES: Carroll and Plum Play Out the String
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 9, 2019

LAST NIGHT AT BOWL-MOR LANES is a nostalgia piece in more ways than one. Now having its world premiere to open Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham's 20th season, the play by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes imparts a feeling of community, close friendships, and enjoyment of simple pursuits that is rapidly receding in our techno-centric world. Set in a bowling alley on the brink of becoming a Walmart, it challenges us to find ways to stay connected to the people and places that matter most, even as the wrecking ball of progress swings wildly around us.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE HAUNTED LIFE at Merrimack Repertory The Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE HAUNTED LIFE at Merrimack Repertory Theatre?
by Alan Henry - Apr 8, 2019

THE HAUNTED LIFE opened at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Boston on March 20 and is running through April 14, 2019.

BWW Review: World Premiere THE HAUNTED LIFE: Kerouac's Back in Lowell Photo BWW Review: World Premiere THE HAUNTED LIFE: Kerouac's Back in Lowell
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 30, 2019

It's a different time and a different war, but the protagonist in this coming of age story faces many of the same challenges as would a young person today. What do I want to do with my life? Where do I fit in the world? How can I make my mark? Meanwhile, set in the City of Lowell in 1941-2, as it is struggling to come to terms with a surfeit of immigrants, that city today remains a diverse community in a nation that is roiled by the debate over how to deal with a flood of immigrants and asylum seekers. Artistic Director Sean Daniels has adapted Lowell native Jack Kerouac's unfinished, long-lost novel THE HAUNTED LIFE into a play of the same name, now having its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, with Daniels co-directing with christopher oscar pe√Īa.

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards Photo MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.

BWW Review: SWITZERLAND at 59E59 Theaters is an Intriguing and Thrilling Two-Hander Photo BWW Review: SWITZERLAND at 59E59 Theaters is an Intriguing and Thrilling Two-Hander
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 15, 2019

The NYC premiere of 'Switzerland' written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster is being performed at 59E59 Theaters now through. With incisive dialogue, excellent staging and outstanding performances, the two-hander is an intense thriller that is captivating audiences.

Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND Photo Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

59E59 Theaters welcomes the NYC premiere of SWITZERLAND written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster. Produced by Hudson Stage Company,SWITZERLAND begins performances on Today, February 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 3.

Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND Photo Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

59E59 Theaters welcomes the NYC premiere of SWITZERLAND written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster. Produced by Hudson Stage Company,SWITZERLAND begins performances on Today, February 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 3.

Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND Photo Crime Writer Patricia Highsmith is the Subject of Joanna Murray-Smith's SWITZERLAND
by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2018

59E59 Theaters welcomes the NYC premiere of SWITZERLAND written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dan Foster. Produced by Hudson Stage Company,SWITZERLAND begins performances on Thursday, February 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 3.

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage Company Photo BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage Company
by Peter Danish - Oct 25, 2018

CONSTELLATIONS at Hudson Stage Company

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTEL Photo Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY has announced their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Today, November 3. Opening Night is Today, October 20 (8 p.m.). Journalists are invited to any performance, please RSVP to katie@kampfirefilmspr.com.

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTEL Photo Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY has announced their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Today, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). Journalists are invited to any performance, please RSVP to katie@kampfirefilmspr.com.

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTEL Photo Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's Olivier And Drama League Nominated CONSTELLATIONS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY has announced their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). Journalists are invited to any performance, please RSVP to katie@kampfirefilmspr.com.

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Photo Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 13, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.).

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - Jul 2, 2018

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Penguin Repertory Theatre

MRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne Awards Photo MRT Wins Four Major 2018 Irne Awards
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it has won four 2018 Awards from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) in the large stage category

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne Awards Photo Merrimack Repertory Theatre Earns 15 Nominations In The 2018 Irne Awards
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 1, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it received 15 nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for its 22nd Annual IRNE Awards, including nominations in the Best Play and Best Director categories for Silent Sky and The Royale, and two nominations for My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, including Best New Play.

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers a Photo Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee.

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers a Photo Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY to Shine a Light on Groundbreaking Female Astronomers at Merrimack Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) continues its 39th season with Silent Sky, the phenomenal work from playwright Lauren Gunderson, whose I and You charmed and stunned MRT audiences in October 2015 and later transferred Off-Broadway to become an audience hit and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee.

BWW Review: SMALL WORLD at 59E59 is Totally Fascinating Photo BWW Review: SMALL WORLD at 59E59 is Totally Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 21, 2017

Small World is an insightful and appealing play, one that will challenge your ideas about art in its different forms. Written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato, the New York City Premiere is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters. This two-hander is an absorbing, entertaining, and informative show.

BWW Review: New England Premiere of ABIGAIL/1702 Fits the Season
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 22, 2016

ABIGAIL/1702 is playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's exploration of the aftermath of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Director Tlaloc Rivas push all the right buttons to give the audience a scary ride. The outstanding design elements create an atmosphere that is spooky on many levels, and Rachel Napoleon is convincing as the troubled young accuser trying to escape her past.

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