Barbara Craig (Set & Props Designer) is currently an Assistant Professor teaching and designing scenery and lighting at the College of the Holy Cross inWorcesterMA. She has designed scenery, costumes, properties and lighting at academic, professional and community theatres in Minneapolis MN, Denver CO, Baltimore MD, Rochester NH, and Worcester MA. HerMFA in Design and Technical Theatre is from theUniversity ofMinnesota and her BA in English is fromBarnardCollege. She is a member of the US Institute for Theatre Technology, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the American Association of Woodturners, and the Furniture History Society.
Meaghan Daley (Stage Manager) is very excited to join GAN-ə-meed on this production. She is a recent graduate from Wellesley College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and has previous credits with the Wellesley Summer Theatre Company and Shakespeare & Co. In addition to stage management, she keeps herself busy with acting, photography and a burgeoning career in web and graphic design.
Julie Jensen (Playwright) is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays for White Money, the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for The Lost Vegas Series, and the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play for Two-Headed. She has received the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship for Wait!, the TCG/NEA Playwriting Residency for Wait!, and a major grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for Dust Eaters. She has won the Mill Mountain Theatre Playwriting Competition three times for Tender Hooks, Last Lists of my Mad Mother and Two-Headed. Her play, Two-Headed, was included in the volume Best Plays by Women, 2000, and she has twice been nominated by the American Theatre Critics Association for the Steinberg Award for the best new play produced outside of New York for Last Lists of my Mad Mother and Dust Eaters. She was twice a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Playwriting for Two-Headed and Dust Eaters, and her play, Billion Dollar Baby received the New American Plays Award from the Edgerton Foundation.
Kara Manson (Lavinia) joins the GAN-ə-meed family with this incredible production. Many thanks to Becky, SerahRose and Meaghan, and much love to her fiancé, Pat. Credits include: Silver Spoon (world premiere), Nora Theatre Co.; Proof (IRNE nomination for Best Supporting Actress), Independent Drama Society; Bad Jazz and Tiny Kushner, Zeitgeist Stage Co.; Book of Days, Bad Habit Productions. She also has several credits with Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. and Shakespeare Now. B.A. Theatre Arts,BrandeisUniversity. Additional training:Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Theatre Wing. Kara is an Equity Membership Candidate. www.karamanson.com
Eli Matzner (Lighting Designer) studied theatre at Brandeis University and completed a season-long internship in the Huntington Theatre Company’s electrics department. Previous design credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Twelfth Night with Summer Festival Theatre at Roxbury Latin and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Contemporary Theatre of Boston. He is pleased to be working on his first GAN-ə-meed production and thanks the company for the opportunity.
Samson Quaintance (Production Manager and Sound Designer) is happy to continue involvement with GAN-ə-meed Theater Project. Samson stage managed GAN-ə-meed’s inaugural production of Hamlet three years ago, and has been working as the production manager ever since. Samson will be attending Teachers College in the fall after which he will start teaching social studies. Favorite productions are The Threepenny Opera, Balm in Gilead, and Sweeney Todd.
SerahRose Roth (Hettie) is Executive Artistic Director of GAN-ə-meed Theatre Project. Acting Credits include the title role in Hamlet (GAN-ə-meed ), Frodo-A-Go-Go: The Rings Recycled (The Free Associates), Ophelia in Hamlet (First Folio Shakespeare), Thomasina Coverly in Arcadia (Brandeis Theatre Company), and Fight! Return of the Jed-Pie (Atlantis Playmakers). SerahRose holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University and a certificate from Boston University’s Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership. Next up: Mutton & Mead.
Emily Taradash (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be joining the talented team of Two-Headed. Favorite design credits include Urinetown (UMass Amherst), Milledgeville Memoirs (Georgia College/American Theater of Actors), The Duck Wife (Intertia Productions), All Kinds of Shifty Villains (Disgraced Productions), Gutterball; a wilderness (Abby Bender Schmantz Theater) and The Captain’s Doll (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater). Emily trains with the Double Edge Theater, plays the role of Dehnise in 2010: Our Hideous Future, and enjoys singing in Jazz combos. She is a first year costume designMFA candidate at UMass Amherst.
Becky Webber (Director) is a Boston-area actor and director. She has directed for Whistler in the Dark’s staged readings, GAN-ə-meed Theatre Project, Actors’ Choice Reading Series, South Stage, Interim Writers, and Free Play Collaborative. Directing credits include The Love of the Nightingale, Bellowing Whispers, and Blue Orange. Becky is a co-founder of the Actors’ Choice Reading Series, and is a GAN-ə-meed Theatre Project board member. Becky has acted with Commonwealth Shakespeare Co, Gloucester Stage, GAN-ə-meed, New Rep, Exquisite Corps, and theNoraTheatre. BA fromBrandeisUniversity. Thank you Amy, Jen, SerahRose, Meghan, Kara, andGAN-e-meed. For her grandmothers, Ruth and Faith.
Amy S. West-the S is silent, (Producer) made her directorial debut for GAN-ə-meed’s 1-Page Play Experiment 2.0 part of the Not A Box New Play Festival. She has acted with Exquisite Corps, Fort Point Theatre Channel, Atlantis Playmakers,11:11 and Threshold Theatre. Amy is a student of the Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston.