Alisha Giampola is a writer, performer, musician, educator, and only child. She has worked on projects with Lincoln Center Education, Planet Connections, ANT Fest at Ars Nova, Theatreworks, and FRIGID New York, and regional theatres around the country. She currently spends most days teaching an arts-based program for toddlers called Small Wonder, which is exactly as adorable as it sounds. She is thrilled and honored to be a part of The Motherline Story Project's birthday party, and would like to thank all the incredible women on her personal motherline. Love to DB.
Christine Martinez is a strong woman and outspoken artist of color who was a resident actor (a Bat) at The Flea Theater where she met some of the amazing women who are involved with this wonderful project. She has written teleplays and screenplays. This is her return to the stage in 5 years. Please be kind :) She would like to thank her daughter Maya, who recently turned 3, for all her inspiration, unsolicited love, singing songs and kisses. Also to thank her ever supportive family and friends.
Lillith is a North Carolina born ( there’s definitely a twang still there ) actress/writer currently living in Brooklyn. When she isn’t performing ( check her out on Amazon Prime UMC’ s Bronx SIU playing Sister Martha ) she’s teaching Inferno Hot Pilates in Williamsburg. Please feel free to ask her anything pertaining to dressing like a nun and ab work. All silliness aside, it is with deep gratitude and love that she can call The Motherline Story Project a home. Everything Lillith does and aspires to do has a small piece of her Mom in it always. Thank you.
Lindsley Howard is a Texas-born, Brooklyn-based, actor and story-teller. Select NY credits include performances and workshops with Playwright’s Realm, The Lark, Ars Nova and The Flea Theater. Select regional include: The Wolves, with Studio Theatre in DC, Casta with Texas-based Salvage Vanguard Theatre and in collaboration with the Drama League. She holds a BFA in Performance from St. Edwards University. Full resume available at lindsleyhoward.com
Lilli Stein is an actress from New Hampshire who also sticks her toes in the finer arts that her parents prefer she were doing: painting, playwriting, musicplaying, and astronomy (astrology). But aside from being a huge tease, filial piety is the basis of her homemade spirituality. She's on two seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and because of that she's forgotten everything else she's ever done. lillistein.com, @lillilillilillilli
Marlowe Holden is an actor, writer, and producer. As an actor, she has collaborated with HERE Arts, Mabou Mines, Dixon Place, Ma-Yi Theater, Primary Stages, The Playwrights Realm, The Amoralists and The Civilians, among others. She is a producer with IngénueWitty Films, creating short form independent work. An alum of T. Schreiber Studio, she also received her BFA in acting from the University of Oklahoma. www.marloweholden.com
Co-creator/writer/actor for Hat Trick Bitches web series (Official Selection, Austin Web Fest; Audience Choice Award, Seattle Web Fest; Featured on FunnyorDie.com). Season 2 of Hat Trick Bitches will be released August 17 on Seeka TV.
Alum of T. Schreiber Studio, People’s Improv Theater, and Manhattan Film Institute. BFA from the University of Oklahoma's Helmerich School of Drama.
She is a NYC-based performer and director. After graduating from Rutgers University, she collaborated w/Playwrights Horizons, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, New George's, The Lark, The Flea Theater, and New Plays for Young Audiences through NYU. In 2015, she joined "The Woodsman" & continued to collaborate and perform in the Role of Nimme for 3 years at 59E59 Theaters & New World Stages. As an artistic associate of Strangemen and Co. she helped to devise movement, staging, and scripts of projects in development. She turned her producing abilities to her own passion project, creating MLSP which has produced 7 original shows featuring over a hundred performers regionally and internationally.
FL born and raised, she's been performing in NYC for the past decade. A Gator Grad & Co Member of The Hippodrome State Theatre where she built a Diversity Leadership Board, she's also worked with Shakespeare's Globe and is an alum of The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors. She's collaborated with The Pearl, Hudson Valley Shakes, The Lark, Bedlam, Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Lake Dillon Theatre Co, and was overjoyed to appear as Ma Chopper in the Off-bway hit "The Woodsman" at 59E59/New World Stages. She's been a Puppeteer, a PA, a Casting Assoc., an aerial artist in Russia, and a Bway press agency intern...but she is most proud of directing and producing The MLSP.
Evangeline Johns began her NY career hoofing in the famed Copacabana chorus line. Much More recent roles include Thelma Cates in ‘NIGHT, MOTHER with MCTG, Mag Folan in BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at the Cider Mill Playhouse and the 45th St. Theatre, Sister in the solo show LATE NITE CATECHISM at St. Lukes, and Horatio Sanz Mom at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She toured in ANTIGONE’S DREAM as guest artist with Paula-Josa Jones dancers all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia. She has originated roles in works by Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Susan-Lori Parks, Marlies Yearby, among others. Film credits include MAY THE BEST MAN WIN and THE SAVAGES. You can see my reel on You Tube. Favorite projects include THE MOTHERLINE PROJECT and the musical BUZZ SON OF A BEE. Both have sites on the web. My daughter Ariana and I have 2 performances in Sept. of our mother-daughter Cabaret act. For info go to: Don’t Tell Mama Sept. cabaret schedule. Happy Birthday #3 to The Motherline Project.
Déa is thrilled to join the Motherline 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
Catherine Giddings is a theatre artist from Washington, DC. She is a founding member of Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective, and has studied performance at Syracuse University and the Magnet Theater.
Cristina Pitter is a queer fat babe interdisciplinary artist, sex educator, and founder of The Ashe Collective, which focuses on storytelling inspired by ancestral roots and identities while also engaging in community outreach. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. You might have seen her work at Ars Nova, Classic Stage, New Ohio Theatre, Joe’s Pub, The PIT, The Tank, The Flea Theater, JACK, Dixon Place, or three separate but specific bathtubs. She recently closed her show, decolonizing my vagina, at JACK, as well as BALLS by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery at 59E59. You can catch her next as the Bearded Lady in Così fan tutte at The Metropolitan Opera. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy and Instagram @lavidagypsy.
Monica Jones is a New York based actor, producer, and writer.She most recently performed in Untitled Parlor Play, or, For Home Amusement, a devised project with the 2017-2018 Access Theater Residency. Other NYC credits include, but not limited to: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s tour of Romeo and Juliet; FIVE in HottenTotted (Ars Nova- Ant Festival; The Tank); Katharina in Taming of the Shrew (Manhattan Shakespeare Project); Smith in Who We Let In (EST, Youngblood); Dr. Talbot, St. Valerie of Nova Scotia (Columbia); Keely, Washougal My Heart (Communal Spaces); Reverend Lawrence, Juliet & Romeo (YNH); Willa, or what she will (Fringe NYC); Celia, As You Like It (F&P). Monica holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and is a proud Bat member with The Flea Theater.
Mary Aravanis is an Egyptian Greek actress/writer/copywriter. She's lived back and forth between Greece and Egypt (identity crisis, much?) and is now taking on the big city. Most of her experience has been theatre based, working on a number of plays back in Egypt, alongside her day job of selling lies (advertising). Most recently, her mouth toured Egypt in a rendition of Samuel Beckett's "Not I" as part of a theatre festival called 2B Continued. Mary also got the chance to be a part of The Mother Line Story Project's first international show in Cairo last year, and she is super excited to be performing her monologue once again (to a crowd of people who probably won't understand a word... is that actually about her mother, or is she cussing in Arabic? You'll never know).
Cameran Hebb is a New York based actor and comedian. She was a member of the acting residency at the Flea Theatre in Tribeca (The Bats) for three years, and performed at the Whitney Museum. For three years, she was the lead in a play about a young women’s struggle with breast cancer, Keepingabreast, and received a grant from the Queens Council of the Arts for continued work on the show. She found kinship in stand-up comedy and landed a TV spot on Gotham Comedy Live, which aired March 2017. That same year, she won a New Talent Competition at Broadway Comedy Club, was a finalist for Ladies of Laughter competition, and competed in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition. Honestly, she just wants to make people “LOL” but never, ever, text it or say it.
Jessy Caron would like you to calmly line up outside of her dressing room. Jessy is an adventure seeker, writer, performer and creator who has parlayed her dismay about our lack of sexual education into a successful YouTube Channel and podcast series called Welcome to My Vagina. You can find her top hits about flaunting your camel toe, telling Tr*mp to sit down and be humble or check out “My Heart is a Dick” online! When she isn’t in the studio working towards educating people about women’s anatomy with a laugh till you queef adventure, you can find her galavanting around the world with her favorite goat, Oscar, or fist bumping a monkey in Senegal. Remember don’t push and shove She has plenty of time for autographs. Feel free to follow her on insta @welcometomyvagina or on twitter @welcometomyvag
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