HARRISON CHAD (Charlie) Broadway: Caroline, or Change, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan. Regional: The Black Suits (Centre Theater Group), Mame (The Kennedy Center). Television: "Smash", "Dora the Explorer" (Boots the Monkey), "Go,Diego,Go", "Little Einsteins", "Ed". Film: Jack, Jules, Ester, & Me, Tarzan 2, Charlotte’s Web 2, Carry Me Home, The Hebrew Hammer, Messengers. Brown University: The Aliens, Spelling Bee, Spring Awakening. Harrison is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. Brown University Class of 2014. Thanks to his parents, Amanda, Ashley, Eric, Station 3, and Abrams.
TERRA MACKINTOSH (Jenny) Off-Broadway: No One Asked Me (Fringe Excellence in Ensemble Award, Encore Series Selection), Somewhere Safer, The New Hopeville Comics. Regional: The Bedroom Window (world premier), Beautiful Star and Blackbeard (Triad Stage). Television: 'Smash' and 'The Ordained' (CBS pilot). Film: 'A Good Marriage' by Stephen King, 'Back Home' by Mia Taper. Terra is the co-founder of Cornice Productions, through which she has produced and starred in site-specific productions of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love and Bryony Lavery's Frozen (in association with Essential Theatre Group). Education: BA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University (Honors College Diploma), CAP21 Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and Scott Freeman Studios. By day, Terra is the Executive Assistant at Artists for Peace and Justice. www.terramackintosh.com
ADAM PETCHEL (Ben) The Tempest (Stephano), Waiting for Godot (Pozzo),Tartuffe (Tartuffe), Spoon River Anthology (Lucius Atherton), The Lower Depths (Luka), Alcestis (Pheres), Medea (Jason), Frozen (Ralph), 5,000lbs (Alpha), Becky's New Car (Steve), Hair (Tribe), The Balkan Women (Lt. Jovan Vlaco). MFA Acting Columbia University. Thank you to Ashley, Eric, Jonathan, Cast and Crew, Ellie, Greenwood Park, Philip, Zarif, Vinny, and his family.
JEFF TODESCO (Ryan) is honored both to be a part of this incredible team and to have the opportunity to tell a story that needs to be heard. New York theatre credits include; Moony's Kid Don't Cry (Moony) Animus Theatre Company, Dutch Heart of Man (Marty) Animus, Pericles (Pericles) Animus, Where’s My Money? (Sidney) Animus, The Seagull (Dorn) Locus Theatre Company, Entwine (Sam) Husky Dog Productions, The End of Civilization (Max) Locus, After the Fall (Quentin) Rosebud Productions. Film credits; The Three Dorks (Brent). Jeff adheres to the principal of cultivating and utilizing truth and honesty from all aspects of life in his work. He is a proud member of Animus Theatre Company and graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. He continues to study privately with Alan Langdon.
ERIC WILLIAM MORRIS (Writer) Previously collaborated with writer/director Ashley Rodbro on Beyond The iChatter (Ars Nova ANTFest). He also frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in the Drama Desk Nominated Bloodsong of Love and the 2nd Stage Run and Original Cast Recording of Things To Ruin. Primarily an actor, Eric has most recently appeared in recurring roles on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” (Noble Sanfino) and “Golden Boy” (Dep. Mayor Holbrook). He has also appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia! (Sky) and Coram Boy. Other TV/Film: “Forever” “Royal Pains,” “Law and Order,” “New Amsterdam,” “As The World Turns,” and the upcoming feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets, & Bourbon. Other regional/Off Broadway: The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Alex Timbers Dir.) Dog and Pony (Old Globe, Roger Rees Dir.) White Noise (Royal George, Chicago) Empire (Lincoln Center Workshop), and Notes to MaryAnne (NYS&F).
ASHLEY RODBRO (Writer) is a writer, director, producer, and stage manager. As a director, she has directed Ars Nova’s 2015 Uncharted Musical Theatre Writer program’s Kick-Off concert, Muse Match at 54 Below, and Sam Salmond's environmental musical Uncool: The Party, performed at Musical Theatre Factory and at CAP 21. Other directing credits include Brenda by Cory Finley (NY Fringe 2013), Scarlett Fever by Josh Duboff (NY Fringe 2012), Beyond the iChatter (Ars Nova 2011), and I’m From Outer Space (Ars Nova 2010). As a producer, she most recently line produced Ars Nova’s ANT FEST 2015, a festival for emerging artists that brought new work from over 200 artists to the stage in 26 shows in 26 days. She has been a reader for Ars Nova’s Play Group selection committee for the past six years and a reader for their ANT FEST festival selection for three years. She was recently an adjudicator for the Dayton Playhouse's 2015 FutureFest play festival, providing feedback to writers of six new plays as a part of a panel alongside producer/actress Jana Robbins and Oldcastle Theatre Company’s Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson, among others. She also worked for two years as the theatrical consultant for internet musician Jonathan Coulton, vetting theatre projects based on his music. As a stage manager, she has stage managed almost exclusively new plays and musicals, including most recently By The Water (SM, Manhattan Theatre Club), Charlatan (PSM, Ars Nova—Drama Desk nominee), and NBC’s Annual Comedy Showcase in New York (PSM). Upcoming: Romance Language Off-Broadway. Former president, Yale Dramat. She is currently the Secretary of the Board for the Yale Dramat's Alumni Associates organization.
JONATHAN JUDGE-RUSSO (Director) previously directed The Widow’s Blind Date by Israel Horovitz at McManus Theatre in Baltimore, MD. As founding Artistic Director of Animus Theatre Company in NYC, he has produced John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money? at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams at Theatre Row, Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Walkerspace, Leslye Headland’s Sin Cycle at Broadway’s Circle in the Square, and served as Producer/Assistant Director of Bob Glaudini’s Dutch Heart of Man at the Cherry Lane. Primarily an actor, Mr. Judge-Russo can currently be seen as Jeremy on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. Off-Broadway credits include the Drama Desk Nominated Falling (Minetta Lane); Beyond the Horizon (Irish Rep); Somewhere with You (Signature); Treasure Island (Irondale); Ask/Tell (LAByrinth – directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman); Snapshot (LAB); La Fanciulla del West (Lincoln Center); Wozzeck (Lincoln Center); The Christmas Revels (Symphony Space); and the First National Tour of Echoes of Ireland. His regional work includes Jumpers for Goalposts (Studio Theatre); Downtown Race Riot (NYS&F); Smile (Deane); Othello (BSF); and with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Troilus and Cressida (GBTA Award); Comedy of Errors; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In London, Mr. Judge-Russo has appeared in The Philanderer and Twelfth Night. Other TV and Film credits include: “Elementary”; “White Collar”; “Black Box”; Eat Me; A Slice and A Sandwich; The Aftershock; and the upcoming feature Chess. He trained at Circle in the Square. Many thanks to Eric William Morris, Jenny Gorelick, Jenn Maley, and this entire family of extraordinary actors and designers. For Emma.
STEPHANIE COWAN (Dramaturg) is a New York based producer and dramaturg. She is Director of Development at Triptyk Studios where she specializes in the development of new works for film, television, and stage. Upcoming: Amelie (Berkeley Rep), Archie, a new musical by Adam McKay, ‘Big Dead Place’ (HBO), and ‘Freedom Run’ (NBC).
ADAM WYRON (Scenic Designer) is a Brooklyn-based scenic designer/technical director. Recent design credits include The Retardedly Boring Misadventures of Apathy Boy (Ars Nova ANT Fest), The Annotated History of the American Muskrat (Calderwood Pavillion),The Walk Across America For Mother Earth (OBERON), Welcome to Arroyo's (OBERON), and The Frito-Lay Project (Ars Nova ANT Fest). He studied at Brown University and is currently a technical director and instructor at Saint Ann's School.
ELIZABETH EKTEFAEI (Costume Designer) is a New York City – based costume designer who is thrilled to be working with such a talented production team. She is currently the Director of Costume Production and Head Resident Costume Designer for AMDA NY. She has also designed the Awesome 80’s Prom in Los Vegas Hollywood Hotel and Assistant Designed the Off Broadway production of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage. Elizabeth also wardrobes with other local productions such as the film Rob the Mob, T.V Series "Royal Pains" and "The Good Wife", and "Mercedes Benz Fashion Week". Her design work combines her hands-on experience with fashion design knowledge, attention to detail, and love for the art of storytelling. Break a Leg to the Cast and Crew!!
JOE CANTALUPO (Light Designer) New York City based designer; fixtures, stage, and live events. Recent design credits: Clown Bar (The Box), Charlatan (Ars Nova), Roosevelvis (Bushwick Starr), Hip Hop Nutcracker (NJPAC and United Palace Theatre), A Great Big World (BAM Fishman), Aaron / Marie (Incoming! Under the Radar, Joe's Pub), Byuioo (Gym at Judson), Tamar-Kali (BAM Fishman), Love Machine (Incubator Arts), Grimm (HERE Arts), Microsoft Visual Studio Launch (Spring Studios), AMC Upfront (Lexington Armory), Disney Upfront (Hudson Theatre), Here There Nowhere (Salomon Arts Gallery), This Is...Next Stop (Secret Theatre). joecantalupo.com
NARA SHIN (Sound Designer) is a Brooklyn-based editor, writer and composer.
ALEX OSTROFF (Asst. Sound Designer) is a Brooklyn based producer, sound designer, performer and director.
E SARA BARNES (Stage Manager) Off Broadway: By the Water (Manhattan Theatre Club); Pageant (SAS Productions @ The Davenport Theater); Volleygirls, 6 in Concert, Nighttime Traffic (New York Musical Theatre Festival); Bloodsong of Love, Urban Dictionary Plays, The Wii Plays, Missed Connections (Arts Nova); ...Sonic Life (Play Company); Three Men on a Horse, Bedroom Farce (The Actors Company Theatre); Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). Regional Theatre: ....Live Faster, Twelfth Night, Zero Cost House (Pig Iron Theatre Co.); Guys and Dolls, Saving Aimee, Memphis! Hello, Dolly! (5th Avenue Theatre); Zanna, Don’t! (Contemporary Classics). Proud AEA member.
JENN MALEY (Assistant Director / Production Assistant) is thrilled to be working on Running Interference. She has worked on That Bachelorette Show as a Production Assistant and The Last Ship as a Management Intern during the run in Chicago. She is currently a student at Brown University where she is a producer, director, playwright, and Board Member at Production Workshop. Credits at Brown University include Crimes of the Heart (Executive Producer); for colored girl who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Executive Producer); Cabaret (Director); Spring Awakening (Director); Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner (Director); A Plain Ride (Director and Playwright); and I’m Fine (Playwright).
MOLLY SHEA (Production Assistant) is excited to be working on such an important story with such passionate people. She is currently the Production Intern at Ars Nova. Other production assistant credits include Penn and Teller On Broadway; That Bachelorette Show; ANT Fest 2015 (Ars Nova); The Awesome 80’s Prom. She will be returning to Connecticut College in the fall to finish up her double major in Psychology and Theater, with a focus in stage management.
DANIEL MELNICK (Producer) Daniel Melnick is a director and composer. His recent directing credits include Halfway, Nebraska (Winner Best New Play, NYC International Fringe Festival), Sunset (The Secret Theatre), With Apologies for Formatting (|the claque|), Shida (Ars Nova, assisting director Andy Sandberg), and Women the War Within (Baryshnikov Arts Center, assisting director Paul Warner). He is the associate director of the upcoming musical Damascus Square. Recent composing and design credits include the score to the upcoming film When the Night Falls, SLUT (Gym@Judson and National Tour), Singles in Agriculture (The Brick), Blogologues (The Cow Theatre and The PIT), F*It Club's Spring Fling 2015 (IRT), and Uncool: The Party (Musical Theatre Factory).
CAP21 (Associate Producer) is dedicated to creating new work, developing new talent and building new audiences. Now in its 22nd year, CAP21consists of an award-winning Theatre Company, an internationally recognized Musical Theatre Conservatory, and an active Studio Rentals business. Frank Ventura and Eliza Ventura founded the award-winning CAP21 THEATRE COMPANY in 1993. The CAP21 Theatre Company has produced new musicals and new plays by emerging and established writers. Last year, these programs further developed 34 new works. Past productions include the award-winning production of Southern Comfort (written by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins), which received the 2012 GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theater. Additionally, numerous new works developed with The CAP21 Theatre Company have moved on to subsequent productions and workshops around the U.S. Five new musicals produced at CAP21 have been awarded the Jonathan Larson Award.
LEE SEYMOUR (Associate Producer) is a producer, actor, and writer. Producing highlights include Godspell (Broadway), Triassic Parq and BALLS: The Musical? (Off-Broadway). Upcoming: Who's Your Baghdaddy? (Off Broadway, opening Sept 26th). He covers theatre and finance for Forbes Magazine, and recently played Ishmael in Moby-Dick at the Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater. He's a board member of the artist residency SPACE on Ryder Farm, and enjoys scotch smokey enough that you could mistake it for bogwater. Graduate of Yale and LAMDA. Website: www.lee-seymour.com. Twitter: @LeemourSeymour
JENNY GORELICK (Line Producer) is a producer, stage manager, and improviser. Every Saturday, she is the production stage manager of Ken Davenport’s That Bachelorette Show at 42West. Other stage management credits include One Day: The Musical (PSM); Bridget Everett Gets Fucked By Ars Nova (ASM); Lake Lucille Chekhov Project’s The Seagull (ASM); Penn & Teller On Broadway (PA); Ars Nova’s Jacuzzi (PA). She has worked for the 69th Annual Tony Awards and Ars Nova. Proud member of AEA.