Director Kel Haney has recently directed The Elephant in Every Room I Enter (La MaMa, created by Gardiner Comfort & Kel Haney); Vickie Ramirez'sGlenburn 12WP (59E59); Jonathan Caren's The Recommendation (The Flea); Gardiner Comfort's You're Not Tough (HERE, Dixon Place); Jordan Jaffess Crude(Black Lab Theatre/Theater 511 @ Ars Nova); Neil LaBute's The Way We Get By (American Theater Group, regional premiere); Deborah Brevoort's My Lord, What a Night, Kate Cortesi's Great Kills, Quiara Alegria Hudes's Water by the Spoonful (all at Premiere Stages). She has directed/developed new work with The Amoralists, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane, Keen Company, Labyrinth, The Lark, Ma-Yi, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, New Georges, Partial Comfort, Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, & Williamstown. Also: MTC Directing Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Mabou Mines Residency, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Cleo Gray was a member of The Flea Theater’s resident acting company, The Bats, and co-producer of the hit late night series #serials@theflea. The Flea: World premieres of The Place We Built by Sarah Gancher, directed by Danya Taymor, a cautionary tailby christopher oscar peña, Thomas Bradshaw’s JOB (dir. Benjamin Kamine); NYC premieres These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney and Amy Freed’s Restoration Comedy (dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar) as well as 50+ short plays for #serials. Other NYC credits include Mayi’s Solider X by Rehana Lew Mirza, directed by Lucie Tiberghien, DONKEY PUNCH by Micheline Auger (Soho Playhouse), Youngblood’s Asking For Trouble ’12-’16 (The Ensemble Studio Theatre).
Déa is thrilled to join the Mother Line Story Project! Favorite credits include: West Side Story 1st Nat’l Tour (Rosalia / dir. Arthur Laurents/David Saint). New York: STET (Abingdon Theatre/Tony Speciale), Intimacy (The New Group/Scott Elliott), Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane/Elena Araoz), Abraham’s Daughters and The Seven Little Foys (Fringe NYC), Suzan Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays (Public Theater). Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. Film: Fan Girl, Cut In Half, Public Speaking. Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women. www.deajulien.com
Ngozi Anyanwu is an overall Renaissance Woman. Education: University of California San Diego's (MFA acting) Point Park University (B.A) Acting :The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Mark Taper Forum. TV credits: Limitless, Deadbeat, The Affair Law and Order SVU and Mysteries of Laura and the upcoming show The Deuce. Producer: 1st Generation Nigerian Project, Co-Producer and Director of New Play Development of Now Africa's Playwrights Festival. Director: She Gon Learn, by Lisa Strum for the Emerging Arts Festival, United Solo Festival, National Black Theater; Black Love. Playwrighting Good Grief, Victory is Ours and The Homecoming Queen. Good Grief was presented as part of the Rising Circle Collective’s 6th annual Ink Tank and the play also received a workshop production at INTAR Theatre. Most recently Good Grief won the Inaugural CTG/Humanitas Award and will have a reading at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Victory is Ours was recently presented as part of the National Black Theatre’s Keep Soul Alive Monday Reading Series. An excerpt of The Homecoming Queen will be presented as part of The Fire This Time's Inaugural's Writers group. Anyanwu is also a recipient of the Djerassi Artist Residency.
Ms. Guevara is excited to be a part of the "Motherline Project". She was last seen in the New Jersey premier of "Water by the Spoonful" (directed by Kel Haney) at Kean University and previous credits include Columbia Stages productions of "La Paloma Prisoner" and "The Hour of The Star", the world premier of "Seven Spots on the Sun" at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Working Theatre's production of "La Ruta" and the rep group of Houses on the Moons production of "De Novo" which will be performing in different venues around the 5 boroughs throughout the spring. Other New York stage credits include, "Quail" at the Ohio Theatre for Clubbed Thumb; Intars "Animus", part of their New Plays festival, performed at Playwrights Horizons and "Shi*hole" for DUTF. Previous film/TV credits include "Sonia's Choice" for the #imhere campaign, "Rope Art", "Legend of the 13 Suns" for Kraft as well as "Law and Order". She has appeared on the CBS pilot "Limitless" and most recently worked on "Gotham-The Red Queen".
Aizzah Fatima’s solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie has been produced in NYC, London, Toronto, Turkmenistan, Pakistan (US State Dept. sponsored four city tour), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and recently a 15 city tour in the UK. She was nominated for an Outstanding Solo Performance award (NYIT 2014), and for Best Play on Broadwayworld Awards in 2016. Her second solo play Google, It's Complicated has had readings and workshops at The Lark and Pan Asian Rep. Select acting theatre credits: Romeo & Juliet (Access Theatre), Half Hearted (Cherry Lane Theatre), #serials@theflea (The Flea Theater), Play by Play Rendezvous (Stageworks Hudson), Circumcaedere (LABrynth Ensemble), Seven (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Hostos Cultural Arts Center). TV credits: High Maintenance (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Patrice O’Neil’s Guide to White People (Comedy Central), and Mata-e-jaan (HUM TV). She has performed at Upright Citizen's Brigade, and in sketches for collegehumor.com. Her short film Stuff in which she starred along with Annette O’Toole won the best comedy award (Asians on Film). She is currently working on a feature film based on characters from Dirty Paki Lingerie with Emmy award winning director Iman Zawahry.
Lillith Fallon is an actress hailing from Durham, NC. She is a proud member of The Stable Cable Lab Co, an ensemble member of Artilliers, and a contributing teammate at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Lillith is currently in the world premier of In the Event of My Death at the IRT until August 21st. Thank you to Eliza and The Motherline Story Project, it's an honor to share my loving mother with you.
Recently she overheard this from a little girl on the subway and decided it suited the occasion.
" I'm just a lady, I have fingernails, I have my mom, I have friends, also I eat donuts ".
Barbara Kingsley is a multi-tasking theater artist. Barbara’s acting credits include over two hundred productions – from Broadway to regional theaters across the country: CATF, the Guthrie, Baltimore Center Stage, St. Louis Rep., Cincinnati Playhouse, Berkeley Rep., The Alley, La Jolla Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Co. and other theaters great and small. Acting awards include: Twin Cities Kudos Award for outstanding performance as Dorine in Tartuffe and T.C. Ivey Award for outstand performance as Alice B Toklas in Gertrude Stein And A Companion.
Her playwriting credits include: Under This Roof, Living in the Blue and I am Proof of Me – A Final Visit With Emily Dickinson.
Writing awards include: Minnesota State Arts Board/National Endowment For The Arts Artist Initiative Grant, and 2013 Minnesota Regional Arts Council Next Step Grant. Under This Roof was awarded semi-finalist status in the 2016 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and will be featured in Penguin Rep. Theatre’s new play reading series: Just Desserts on august 29.
Barbara also served as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Minnesota Theater Department 1998 - 2013.
A native (and relentlessly proud) Texan, I earned my BFA in Acting at St. Edwards University in Austin before moving east to pursue taking social cues from realtive strangers in front of large groups of complete strangers for a living.
I chose to be an actor because I am inspired by people. I strive to live in a place where art is influenced by all of us; the people who make it, who see it, who hate it, who don't get it, and who love it.
I am currently living and working in New York City, a member of the Flea Theater's resident acting company; The Bats.
is a New York based actor. Sophia is currently appearing in Strangemen & Co.'s THE WOODSMAN as The Witch at 59E59 Theaters. Broadway World says "the Wicked Witch of the East, whose face is truly terrible, and on whom Sophia Zukoski bestows the most deliciously strange of sound effects" makes "quite a mark on the stage". Flavorpill calls Sophia Zukoski's portrayal as The Wicked Witch of the East a "stunning performance". Earlier this year she played Sandra in Electric Eye Ensemble's first production of HOME IN MOTION at WOW! Theaters. Some of her favorite roles at SUNY Purchase College Repertory Theater include Maureen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Carol in Red Cross, and Dolly Hamma in Orpheus Descending.
Sophia recently graduated from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Acting where she received her BFA. Ms. Zukoski was the sole Acting Finalist for the Thayer Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship acknowledges her as the most professionally promising Acting candidate from all SUNY Colleges.