Christopher Sears (Pete/Buddy Brace, etc.)
Christopher Sears is from St. Louis, MO. He just graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Favorite projects include Feste in Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, Pilgrims, Bicycle Boy, and Ryan Neely’s original adaptation of Dante’s Inferno.
Sam Hicks (Theo)
Sam Hicks is from Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of Evansville before attending Rutgers University where he received his MFA in Acting. Previous credits include Fiction, Hunting and Gathering, Taming of the Shrew, The Hostage, History of Kites, Henry IV. Sam is thrilled to be making his New York stage debut.
Sarah Sirota (Sarah)
Sarah Sirota: Two September (Flea Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Vital Theater), The Revenants (Cherry Lane, NY Fringe), Play Without a Title (Collective Unconscious), Love of the Nightingale (78th St.Theater Lab), Three Sisters(Shapiro Theater), Hellcab, Good Enough (UNDER St. Marks), Odyssey Project (O'Neill Theater Center), Two Noble Kinsmen (Hudson Shakespeare Co.), The Laramie Project (MHS), A Decent Stretch (the claque, workshop), As You Like It, Speech & Debate, Fen, Dog Sees God, Lady of Fadima, Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Rutgers Theater Co.), among others. Training: MFA, Rutgers University. Sarah hails from Brooklyn, NY.
Kay Capasso (Betsy)
Kay is from South Jersey. Her credits include As Wide As I Can See (At Hand Theatre Co.), Othello (Looking Glass Theatre), Stop Kiss (Raven Theatre) , Becoming Ingrid (Raven Theatre) , Dancing at Lughnasa (Beverly Theatre Guild) , and The Miracle Worker (The Strand Theatre). Training: MFA, Actors Studio Drama School. www.kaycapasso.com
Polly McKie (Mrs. Swanson)
Polly McKie was born, raised and educated in Glasgow, Scotland (M.A. Honours: Theatre and philosophy) and moved to New York almost four years ago (after four years in Bermuda) to study full time at H.B. Studio and pursue her career in acting. New York Theatre: The Golden Sparrow (Lady Margaret Dalton); Dollface (Theatre for The New City); The Aunts (Abingdon Theatre). Regional Theatre: Lost in Yonkers at New Harmony Theatre. Favourite International credits include: Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cabaret, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime and Sweeney Todd. She recently recorded an iTunes app for the new Disney/Pixar movie, Brave. www.pollymckie.com
Josh Billig (Playwright)
Josh Billig is an internationally produced playwright and screenwriter. In 2010 he received the Tennessee Williams Playwriting Award for his one act play Outside Sitka, which has subsequently been produced in New Orleans, San Francisco and New York. Franklin, Josh's first full length play, debuted at the Arclight Theatre in Manhattan in the summer of 2010. His plays After the Circuit, The Miners and Full Turns have been included as finalists for The O'Neill Playwrights Conference, WordBridge Playwrights Lab, The Princess Grace Fellowship, The Smith Playwriting Prize and others. He's had two television pilots (Indie & Bad Apples) independently produced, along with a handful of short films, including Egg, a "Best of the Fest - Comedy" in the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival. He holds an MFA in playwriting from NYU Tisch Asia.
Matthew Singletary (Director)
MFA in Directing (Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, NJ); BA (Alma College, MI). Previous credits include: Topdog/Underdog (Rutgers Theatre Co.); Pilgrims, Fiction, Reasons To Be Pretty, Laundry & Bourbon (Jameson Studio Theatre, NJ); Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Shapeshifters Theatre, CHI); Death & The King's Horseman (Fehinity African Theatre, CHI); Stop Kiss and Becoming Ingrid (Raven Theatre, CHI); Cat's Paw (LoudByte Productions, CHI); Film credits include the award-winning short, Peeling It Off. www.MattSingletary.com
Meghan Fisher (Stage Manager)
Meghan Fisher graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts with an MFA in stage management. In her ten year career she has worked in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City. Some of her favorite productions include: Project: Lohan, The Rat Pack is Back, The Thing About Men, and Strangers on a Train. She is honored to be a part of After the Circuit.
Laine Wong (Lighting Design)
Elaine Wong is from Toronto, Ontario, and just received her MFA in lighting design from Rutgers University. Previous design credits include Once Upon a Mattress (Princeton Festival); The Box Social (Preface Theatre); Machinal, Intimate Apparel, Bubba, Tracing Nora, Egyptology, Czech Girls!, Laundry and Bourbon, Lone Star (Rutgers Theater Company); and The Beggar's Opera (Rutgers Opera). She is excited to be working with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the fall.
Dan Krause (Set Designer)
This is Dan's third go-around with the NY Fringe and he will be checking into the neurosurgery ward to check for brain damage soon. Previous Fringe credits include What The Sparrow Said. Dan received his MFA in Set Design at Rutgers University in 2010 and is currently set designing for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Amongst his hobbies are eating and paying the rent, so please contact him at www.danielkrausedesign.com.
Jessa-Raye Court (Costume Designer)
NYC: the wall (Brooklyn Lyceum) Tea & Sympathy (Ripple Effect), 1000 Blinks(theNEST), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Big Rodent), Week 41 365 Days/ 365 Plays (Classical Theatre of Harlem) Regional: Dames at Sea (Infinity Theatre Co.; dir. Randy Skinner), Sisters of Swing (Infinity Theatre Co.; dir Jay D. Brock), Hamlet (Reduxion Theatre Co.; dir. Erin Anderson Woods), The Crucible (Rutgers Theater Co.; dir. Randal Myler), Help Yourself (Williamstown Theatre Festival; dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel). MFA: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
J.K. Musser (Assistant Director)
J.K. Musser is a director and cinematographer. His work has premiered on stages and screens in Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Recent A.D. credits include Diana Sands; A Certain Toughness of Spirit at The Jewel Theatre (NYC) and A Bright Room Called Day at The Walt Whitman Theatre (Brooklyn). J.K. is currently devising street theatre for the Occupy Movement and is preparing to assistant direct Suburban Motel by George F. Walker. He will direct The Gingham Dog by Lanford Wilson as his thesis project for the M.F.A. directing program at Brooklyn College in 2013. www.jkmusser.com