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Paul F DAIGNEAULT

PAUL DAIGNEAULT (Director / Speakeasy Artistic Director) was the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, which is presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association. Since founding the award-winning SpeakEasy Stage in 1992, he has produced over 150 Boston …

Brian Thomas Abraham

Brian Thomas Abraham (Tewfiq) Broadway: Life Of Pi, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2. Regional: ART, Berkshire Theater Group, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, San Diego Rep, Laguna Playhouse, Ensemble Theater Company, 3D Theatricals. TV: “Super Pumped,” “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “The …

Michael Appell

Board of Directors Michael Appell joined the SpeakEasy Board of Advisors (BOA) in 2012 and became Chair in 2017. He serves as the ex-officio representative for the BOA on the SpeakEasy Board.  Michael is a faculty member and the Assistant Director in the Social Impact …

Jennifer Apple

Jennifer Apple (Dina) Broadway Tour: The Band’s Visit. Regional: Detroit ‘67, Romeo & Juliet (Chautauqua Theater Company); A Walk on the Moon, A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater); title of show (Bridge Production Group); Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed Musicals); Fiddler on the Roof (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival & CFRT). TV: “Law & Order: …

Julita Bailey-Vasco

Board of directors Julita Bailey-Vasco is a communications professional, working at the intersection of K12 education and philanthropy. While storytelling has always been central to Julita’s life she is currently exploring ways on how stories can shift mindsets, especially in such a …

Amy Barker

AMY BARKER* (Mrs. Green) is happy to return to SpeakEasy Stage having previously appeared in [title of show].  Other select credits include A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along (Huntington Theatre); The Full Monty, Incident at Our Lady …

Marianna Bassham

MARIANNA BASSHAM* (Iris) is so happy to be back at SpeakEasy where, last season, she directed Heroes of the Fourth Turning.   The Huntington: Sweat, Common Ground Revisited, Romeo and Juliet, Yerma, I Was Most Alive with You, Becoming Cuba, Our Town, and The Luck of the …

David Beardsley

David Beardsley (Executive Director) has held senior leadership roles in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he served as Chief of Marketing and Audience Engagement for The Trustees of Reservations, a land conservation organization that stewards more than 120 properties …

Matt Bell

Matt Bell is Professor of English at Bridgewater State University, where he teaches courses in American literature, film, and LGBTQ Studies. Born and raised near Los Angeles, in 1993 he graduated from UC Riverside and came to Massachusetts to pursue …

Claudia Bennett

Associate Production Manager Claudia Bennett (she/her) graduated from Emerson College in 2021 with a B.A. in Visual and Media Arts, and since has been pursuing a wide range of artistic mediums. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest with a background …

Kadahj Bennett

KADAHJ BENNETT (Foster) is thrilled to be returning to SpeakEasy Stage. Previous works include Isolated Incidents Broadway Podcast Network; Regional: Hype Man: Film, A.R.T; Watertown Historical Moving Plays: The Charles W. Lenox Experience, New Rep; Pass Over, SpeakEasy Stage; Dream Boston, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Huntington Theatre Company; This Place …

Dru Sky Berrian

(Pam) is delighted to make her SpeakEasy debut in this production. She is a student at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she studies Contemporary Theater. In addition to acting, she also studies aerial arts, devising, and other movement-based theater …

Randy Biagas-Hill

Development Coordinator – Operations and Events Arts Administrator by day, future global megastar at every other time if you ask him. Randy Biagas-Hill is an up-and-coming actor based out of Boston, MA. Born and raised in New York City, Randy has …

David Brown

Board of Directors David Brown is a familiar face to the non-profit world in the Boston Area. Over the past 25 years, David has raised over $50,000,000 as an auctioneer / Fund-A-Need Ambassador for organizations such as Caritas Communities, Boston …

Dominique D. BuRford

Dominique D. Burford (she/her/hers) is a native of Austin, Texas but has been a proud member of the Boston theater community for nearly 15 years. As a Production Manager and AEA Stage Manager, she has worked at various theaters in Boston …

HUAN BUI

Huan Bui is a Vietnamese theatre director who earned his M.F.A. degree in Theatre Directing from the University of Arkansas. Notable credits: assistant director for “As You Like It” (2023), “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment” (2023), “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (2022), and “In The …

Mary Callanan

MARY CALLANAN* (Dee Dee Allen) is so happy to return to SpeakEasy – it’s been a minute! – after previously appearing in Bat Boy: The Musical; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Yes, it’s been …

JAMES CANNON

Sound Designer James Cannon is excited to make his return to SpeakEasy having previously worked on The View Upstairs. Other recent credits include: The Old Man & The Old Moon, Head Over Heels, The Colored Museum, Dracula: A Feminist Revenge …

Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda

JOHANNA CARLISLE-ZEPEDA* (Bernadette) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in  The View UpStairs (Inez) and  My Body, No Choice. Off-Broadway, Johanna originated the role of Felicitas Valdovino in ¡Americano! The Musical. Regional credits include:  Matilda (Miss Trunchbull- Norton nomination);  In the Heights (Abuela Claudia);  Miss You Like Hell …

Dom Carter

DOM CARTER* (Dayton) returns to SpeakEasy having previously been a part of BLKS.  Recent credits include OTP (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Dracula: A Feminist Revenge (Umbrella Stage); The Light, Twelfth Night (Lyric Stage); Greater Good (Company One); The Mountaintop. Mothers and …

YO-EL CASSELL

(Intimacy Choreographer) Yo-EL returns to SpeakEasy having previously provided the movement and intimacy direction for The Inheritance and movement direction for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (IRNE nom). Locally, his movement direction/choreography has been featured in …

Catia

CATIA (Chris) is ecstatic to be making her SpeakEasy debut! Acting credits include Camae in The Mountaintop (Santa Fe Playhouse); Rosaura in Sueño (Trinity Rep); Amina in Dance Nation (Willbury Theatre Group); plus Elinor in Sense & Sensibility, Jackie Blount …

Amanda Centeno

AMANDA CENTENO (Heejin/Chorus) is excited to be making her SpeakEasy Stage debut.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and the …

Wilson Chin

Wilson Chin (Co-Scenic Designer) The Huntington: Clyde’s, Teenage Dick, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Romeo and Juliet, Skeleton Crew, Tiger Style!. Broadway: Cost of Living, Pass Over (Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominations), Next Fall. Off Broadway: A Bright New Boise (Signature), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Space Dogs (MCC, Lortel Award nomination), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public), This Land Was Made (Vineyard). Opera: Turandot (Washington …

Kai Clifton

KAI CLIFTON (Usher) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut. Recent credits include Sofia in The Color Purple (Umbrella Stage) and Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Palace Theatre). Kai is a classically trained singer who trained intensively at the …

Emily Cochrane

EMILY COCHRANE (Ensemble) is so excited to be back in Boston making her SpeakEasy debut. Favorite credits include: Maria in The Sound of Music (Ocean City Theatre Company); West Side Story (North Carolina Theatre/ Palos Verdes Performing Arts); A Chorus …

Abriel Coleman

ABRIEL COLEMAN (Alyssa), a native of Texas, is excited to be back at SpeakEasy having appeared last season in Once on This Island.  Most recently she appeared as Beth in Little Women (Greater Boston Stage). Additional credits many shows at …

David Freeman Coleman

David Freeman Coleman (Music Director/Conductor) returns to SpeakEasy after serving as Music Director for Once On This Island and Choir Boy, and Associate Music Director for Violet. He is a Lecturer of Music at Tufts University and the Director of …

Maegan a. conroy

(Production Stage Manager) (she/her) Maegan A. Conroy (Stage Manager) SpeakEasy credits: The Scottsboro Boys (ASM, 2018 remount). Selected previous credits include The Chinese Lady, Guards at the Taj (Central Square Theater); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Greater Boston Stage Company); …

GEORGE COOKE

(Sound Designer) George is pleased to be making his SpeakEasy debut.  Focusing on Academic Theater, music composition for theatrical productions, and mentoring, George has been working at Boston College since 1995 and Wellesley College since 2006. (he/him)

Sarah Corey

Sarah Corey (U/S Dina) SpeakEasy Stage: Caroline, or Change. Off Broadway: A Letter to Harvey Milk, Love and Real Estate, Illyria. International Tour: Death for Five Voices. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Shear Madness (Kennedy Center); Falsettos, Songs for a New World (Rep Stage); Nathan the Wise, The …

Cathy Cotton

Board of Directors Cathy Cotton joined SpeakEasy Stage’s board of directors in 2018 and is currently co-chair of the development committee. Professionally, she is a practice manager for the Advancement team at Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm in the …

Dayna Cousins

DAYNA COUSINS (Teresa) returns to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in People,Places & Things. She currently is the Director of Admissions at the School of Theatreat Boston University, from which she received her MFA in Theatre Education. Dayna sendsendless love and …

CORI COUTURE

(Audio Description Coordinator/Primary Audio Describer) CORI COUTURE is overjoyed to return to Speak- Easy after shepherding the company through its first audio described season last year, and most recently describing its production of English. Cori has provided audio description for …

Lyndsay Allyn Cox

LYNDSAY ALLYN COX* is pleased to return to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Men on Boats. Regional: Common Ground Revisited; Our Daughters, Like Pillars; Witch (The Huntington); Fabulation; Barbecue; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lyric Stage); Bright Half Life …

Ciaran D’Hondt

CIARAN D’HONDT (Digital Nanhee/Chorus) is thrilled to be making their SpeakEasy and regional theater debuts, and honored to be a part of this production, which centers AAPI work and voices.  They are a senior at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee …

Erin Davis

Erin Davis (Development Associate – Grants and Annual Fund) is thrilled to join SpeakEasy as the Development Associate: Grants and Annual Fund. Born and raised in Georgia, Erin graduated from Boston University in 2022 with a BFA in Theatre Arts. …

José Delgado

José Delgado (Music Director / Conductor / Keys 1 / Trumpet) The Huntington: Becoming Cuba, M. SpeakEasy Stage: Dogfight, The Light in the Piazza, The Wild Party, Parade, Floyd Collins, Caroline or Change, Saturday Night. Regional: Moulin Rouge. Arranger, accompanist, performer and/or master class collaborator with Renée Elise Goldsberry, …

Fady Demian

FADY DEMIAN* (Zelger, U/S Simon, U/S Camal).  Fady Demian The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. SpeakEasy Stage: Wild Goose Dreams; As You Like It (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Rocky Relationships (Moonbox Productions); Lorena: A Tabloid Epic and Incels & Other Myths (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Walls (Playback Theatre); Hamlet (Oxford Shakespeare Company); and The Taming of the Shrew (Prague Shakespeare Company). Film: The …

Darya Denisova

DARYA DENISOVA (Jodi/Ensemble) is excited to return to SpeakEasy, having recently appeared in Magda Romanska’s Life is Elsewhere as part of The Boston Project: Project Resilience. Darya received the 2020 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress for her work in Arlekin Players Theatre’s The Stone. …

Erik d. diaz

(Set Designer) ERIK D. DIAZ (Scenic Designer) is excited to be back at SpeakEasy working with Pascale on Fairview. Previous designs Once on this Island, Mothers and Sons & IRNE Award winner Between Riverside and Crazy. Erik’s work has been …

ANDREA DOANE

(Secondary Audio Describer) ANDREA DOANEreturns to SpeakEasy having been part of the audio description team for Heroes of the Fourth Turning and English this season, and for People, Places & Things; Once on This Island; and The Inheritance in 2021-22. …

Kerry A. Dowling

Board of Directors Kerry A. Dowling is Vice President of Leasing for WS Development, a real estate development company, where she has worked since 1996.  She graduated from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in English and Theater, and later …

Anna Drummond

ANNA DRUMMOND (Sound Designer) returns to SpeakEasy Stage, having designed sound for BLKS and Pass Over. Anna is a Boston-based sound designer specializing in live theatre and SFX curation. Local credits include productions with Front Porch Arts Collective, The Huntington, …

JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY

JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY (Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based play- wright whose works include Marys Seacole (Obie Award); Fairview (2019 Pulitzer Prize); Really; Social Creatures; and We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Nambia, For- merly Known as …

Jonathan Dyer

Board of Directors Jonathan Dyer is the Executive Producer of On Point at WBUR, one of the Boston public radio station’s two nationally distributed programs. Previously he was Managing Editor of The World, co-produced by the BBC and WGBH, for …

Kareem Elsamadicy

Kareem Elsamadicy (Haled) Off Broadway: Find the Golden Bird, Giovanni the Fearless. Regional: Light in the Piazza, La Traviata (Ars Nova). University: Man of La Mancha (NYU). TV: “Ramy,” “Looming Tower” (Hulu); “Blacklist Redemption” (NBC). Education: MM in Vocal Performance (NYU); BA in Music (Vanderbilt University); also, studied …

Josephine Moshiri Elwood

JOSEPHINE MOSHIRI ELWOOD (Julia) The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic.SpeakEasy Stage: English, People, Places, & Things, Hand to God, The Whale. Regional: Vanity Fair (Central Square Theater); Onegin, Gabriel (Greater Boston Stage Company); Old Money (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Othello, God’s Ear (Actor’s Shakespeare Company); Long Ago and Far Away, The Cherry Orchard (Walking the …

Grant Evan

GRANT EVAN* (Thought #1) is pleased to make their SpeakEasy debut in this dream role! They most recently appeared in The Wiz (Fulton Theatre) and Off-Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette). Other credits include Five Guys Named Moe (Fulton …

Amanda E. Fallon

AMANDA E. FALLON (Lighting Designer) is pleased to return to SpeakEasy, having previously designed English. A freelance lighting designer, educator, visual artist, and deviser, Amanda has worked throughout New England for professional and educational institutions including Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, ASP, …

Paola Ferrer

Paola Ferrer (Estella) is delighted to make her Speakeasy debut. Recent credits include, Lunch Bunch, Dance Nation (Boston Globe’s Top 10 Theater Productions of 2023), Don’t Eat the Mangos (4 Norton Award nominations), with Apollinaire Theater Company (ATC). Other favorite performances include The Good Body (Hub Theatre …

Selina Fillinger

SELINA FILLINGER is an LA-based writer and performer. Original plays include THE COLLAPSE; SOMETHING CLEAN; FACELESS; and THE ARMOR PLAYS: CINCHED/STRAPPED. She recently made her Broadway debut with her seven-woman farce, POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING …

Pascale Florestal

PASCALE FLORESTAL (Director) returns to SpeakEasy having previously directed Once On This Island, which was nominated for six Elliot Norton Awards and won for Best Choreography.  She also directed SpeakEasy’s streamed production of TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever by James Ijames.  Pascale is a …

Gina Fonseca*

GINA FONSECA* (Jess) is excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut. She is a Cuban American actor and creative based in NYC. Off-Broadway: The Inheritance of a Long-Term Fault (Theatre Row, Clutch Productions); Regional: Witch (The Huntington); Our Dear Dead …

Andrew Fullem

Board of Directors Andrew Fullem is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at JSI, an international public health consulting firm where he has work on and off (mostly on) for over 30 years. He has over 30 years of experience …

John-William Gambrell

John-William Gambrell (Rehearsal Accompanist) The Huntington: The Lehman Trilogy (copyist). Other copyist credits: The Lehman Trilogy (St. Louis Rep); Romeo and Juliet, The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe). His original musical, Toothy’s Treasure, made its Off Broadway workshop debut at the Theater Center in NYC in 2023. A production …

Jesse Garlick

Jesse Garlick (Papi) Off Broadway: Good (PTP/NYC); Who Would Be King (Ars Nova/Liars and Believers). Regional: A Christmas Carol, Journey to the West, Arcadia (Central Square Theater); Good, Assassins (New Rep); A Story Beyond, Yellow Bird Chase, Who Would be King (Liars and Believers); Hamlet, As You Like It (Brown Box Theatre Project); Salome (Bridge …

Russell Garrett

RUSSELL GARRETT* is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy where he played The Interlocutor in The Scottsboro Boys and Richard in The View UpStairs.  Russell is a Boston-based actor and director/choreographer as well as a current faculty member at Boston Conservatory …

Crystin Gilmore

CRYSTIN GILMORE* (Margaret) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared as Shug Avery in The Color Purple (a role for which she won an IRNE Award & Arts Impulse Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), and as Headmistress Frances …

Miranda Kau Giurleo

Miranda Kau Giurleo (Costume Designer) SpeakEasy Stage: The Scottsboro Boys (IRNE Award — Best Costume Design); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play; Prom; Allegiance. Regional: The Royale (Merrimack Rep & Capital Rep – Albany); The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly, The Heath, Native Gardens, A Christmas Carol (Merrimack Rep); The Convert (Underground Railway Theater); Dancing at …

rebecca glick

(Wardrobe Supervisor) REBECCA GLICK is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy, having served as the Assistant Costume Designer for Fun Home and Admissions, and the Wardrobe Supervisor for The Inheritance, Parts 1 & 2. She has been a member of the wardrobe …

Steven Goldstein

Steven Goldstein (U/S Avrum) The Huntington: I Was Most Alive With You. SpeakEasy Stage: Big Fish. Broadway: Our Town. Off Broadway: Boys’ Life, Oh Hell, The Lights (Lincoln Center Theater); Romance, The Vosey Inheritance, The Water Engine, Three Sisters (Atlantic Theater Company, founding member). Regional: Romance, Keep Your Pantheon (LA Theater Centre); Intimate …

STEPHANIE GOULD*

(Ani) SpeakEasy: Debut. Off Broadway: Bernie in Bernie & Mikey’s Trip to the Moon (59E59). Her solo show, Walk with Me, about living with cerebral palsy and learning to walk again at 13 premiered at SOLOCOM 2016, then presented as …

De’Lon Grant

De’Lon Grant (Thought #5) returns to SpeakEasy having recently appeared in A Case for the Existence of God and having won an IRNE Award for his work in The Scottsboro Boys. He spent five years on Broadway in the Tony …

Ross Gray

ROSS GRAY (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to SpeakEasy, having previously worked on The Band’s Visit (co-pro with The Huntington), The Prom, and English. Ross has previously worked with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Huntington, C1, Fresh Ink Theatre, …

ANNALISE GUIDRY

Annalise Guidry is a Black and Puerto Rican non-binary theater artist -playwright, director and educator- from New Orleans, with a background in anthropology. Informed by indigenous ways of “knowing-together” and a “love ethic,” (bell hooks) Annalise works to contribute to …

Constance Gist Guindo

Board of Directors Co-Chair Constance is a long time theater lover, but a more recent transplant to Boston.  SpeakEasy served as her introduction to Boston, and its boldness was captivating and has continued to tell the stories of this great city.. …

Evan Michael Haas

Board of Directors Evan M. Haas – With over a decade of professional experience in music and performing arts, Evan has dedicated his life the celebrating the transformational power of music and theater; including education, appreciation, and performance. Evan is the Director of Arts and Advancement at …

John d. haggerty

JOHN D. HAGGERTY* (Father) is pleased to be making his SpeakEasy debut and to be back in Boston where he got his Equity card with Wheelock Family Theatre and performed at Medieval Manor. His most recent pre-pandemic appearance was in Maybe Happy Ending at Alliance …

Nathan Haydel

NATHAN HAYDEL (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut in The Prom. Nate is currently studying recording, music production, and engineering at Berklee College of Music. Along with some stellar songwriting, Nate loves to make and perform his …

Tori Heinlein

TORI HEINLEIN* (Kaylee) is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut! Broadway: White Christmas (Susan Waverly). Regional credits include: Mamma Mia! (The Muny); The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (The Hanover Theatre); Lavinia in A Little Princess (Fiddlehead Theatre Company); Tillie Boulter in Anne of Green Gables (Wheelock …

Jesse Hinson

JESSE HINSON* (Intimacy Choreographer) is a Boston-based actor, educator, violence designer, and intimacy choreographer. Recent acting credits include A Case for the Existence of God and Heroes of the Fourth Turning (SpeakEasy Stage); Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Incels and Other …

Kees Hoekendijk

KEES HOEKENDIJK (Nick/Ensemble) is so excited to join this wonderful cast of The Prom! He is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy, having appeared in The Inheritance last spring. Originally from San Francisco, Kees is a very recent graduate of …

Lovely Hoffman

Board of Directors Lovely Hoffman loves Speakeasy Stage Company and is proud to serve on the Board of Directors. She is an Award-Winning singer, songwriter, and theatre artist. In 2015, Lovely received an IRNE Award for Best Actress in a Musical for …

Elaine Hom

ELAINE HOM (Wife/Chorus) is excited to return to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in Allegiance. Other recent productions include Onward! (Birch Tree Productions/BPL) and Pacific Overtures (Lyric Stage). Thank you to the cast, crew, and production team for this amazing opportunity …

Evelyn Howe

EVELYN HOWE* (Charlotte/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to Speakeasy Stage after appearing as Veronica in The Motherf*cker With the Hat (Elliot Norton Award) and as Midge/Faye in John Kuntz’s Necessary Monsters. Other Boston area credits include Yerma (Huntington Theatre Company); Arabian Nights (Central Square Theater); Lost Tempo (Boston Playwrights Theatre). …

Janie E. Howland

JANIE E. HOWLAND** (Scenic Designer) returns to SpeakEasy, having designed English, among others. Recent designs include Operation Epsilon (Southwark Playhouse, UK); in the Deep (Willamette University, OR); Thirst (Lyric Stage); Machine Learning (Central Square); A Raisin in the Sun/Diaspora (New …

Samuel D. Hunter

SAMUEL D. HUNTER (he/him) grew up in Moscow, Idaho and lives in New York City. He is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship for his work as a playwright. His full-length plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel …

Susan Irvings

Board of Directors Susan Irvings is the Director of the Critical Thinking Program and the Undergraduate and Graduate Writing Centers at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  She has worked with community and educational initiatives for many years. She and her …

Aja M. Jackson

Aja M. Jackson (Lighting Designer) The Huntington: The Art of Burning. SpeakEasy Stage: Fairview, Once on This Island. Broadway: Fat Ham. Off Broadway: Rock and Roll Man, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, Monsoon Wedding. Regional: Berkeley Rep, ART, Public Theater “Under the Radar” Festival, Hartford Stage, The Everyman Theatre, Olney Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, …

Joshua Millican

Joshua Millican (Sound Designer) The Huntington: A Little Night Music. Broadway/West End: Six, Parade (Revival), Head Over Heels, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, An American in Paris, Sunday in the Park with George, The Bridges of Madison County, Big Fish. His designs have been heard …

Lily Gilan James

LILY GILAN JAMES is so excited to be making their SpeakEasy debut in English, and is honored to be a member of this company. She is currently a senior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater. …

BECCA JEWETT

(Costume Design) Becca Jewett is pleased to return to speakeasy after designing “Sound Inside”. Becca is a freelance costume creator and designer currently working throughout the Boston area. She is currently the Costume Shop Manager at Merrimack Repertory Theater. Her …

Anthony Pires Jr.

ANTHONY PIRES JR.* (Mr. Hawkins) is pleased to return to SpeakEasy, having appeared last season as TonTon Julian in Once on this Island. Recent credits include Matilda (Mr.Wormwood/Escapologist – Wheelock Family Theatre); Passing  Strange (Mr.Franklin/Joop/Hugo – Moonbox Productions); Hair (Hud – New …

Daniel Rios, Jr.

Daniel Rios Jr* (Juan) is pleased to make his Speakeasy debut. Other regional credits include Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Macbeth (Ross);Central Square Theater’s Young Nerds of Color (Dr. DC Lopez/Reinaldo Herrera); Ivoryton Playhouse’s The Great Gatsby (George B. Wilson); Umbrella Stage Company’s Fences (Lyons); and Shakespeare & Company’s Comedy of …

Hansol Jung

(Playwright) Productions: Wolf Play (Artist Rep, Soho Rep, MCC Theater); Wild Goose Dreams (Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse); Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival); Among The Dead (Ma-Yi); and No More Sad Things (Sideshow, Boise Contemporary). Commissions: Public Theater (NY), Kennedy Center, …

Jordanna Kagan

Jordana Kagan (U/S Julia, U/S Anna) Regional: The Prom (White Plains Performing Arts Center). Film: Exuvia (Small Motor Skills). University: The Wolves (Fordham University). Education: BA in Theatre Performance (Fordham University at Lincoln Center), Physical Theatre and Clown (Accademia dell’Arte Arezzo). Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. @jordanakagan jordanakagan.com 

Maureen Keiller

MAUREEN KEILLER* (Bets) is happy to be back for her tenth production with SpeakEasy Stage, having previously appeared in Admissions; Between Riverside and Crazy; The Whale; Reckless; Nine; The Little Dog Laughed; Almost, Maine; The Women; and The Wild Party. …

Liesie Kelly

LIESIE KELLY (Emma) is beyond excited to be making their SpeakEasy debut in this incredible production! They are a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory studying musical theater, but grew up in Houston, TX, performing regionally at Theatre Under the Stars …

Chelsea Kerl

CHELSEA KERL (Costume Designer) returns to SpeakEasy, having previously designed Once on This Island, Pass Over, and Grand Concourse. Chelsea received her MFA in Costume Design from BU, and is currently the Costume Shop Manager and Costume Design Professor at …

Deniz Khateri

DENIZ KHATERI (Marjan) is an actor, director, playwright, shadow puppetry artist, andanimator based in Boston and New York. Her works experiment with form, and focus on memory, grief, immigration, and the concept of home. Deniz has performed extensivelyin Tehran, Boston, …

Noah Kieserman

Noah Kieserman Broadway / National Tour: Dear Evan Hansen. Off Broadway: Space Dogs (MCC). TV/Film: “Law & Order” (NBC), “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS), “The White House Plumbers” (HBO), “Lady in The Lake” (Apple TV+). Education: University of Michigan’s BFA Musical Theatre Program. Special thanks to HCKR and Lexy at Framework. @nbkieserman noahkieserman.com 

seonjae kim

(Director) is thrilled to make her SpeakEasy debut. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Seonjae is an NYC-based stage and film director who attended Concord Academy in Concord, MA. She would like to thank her high school teacher David R. Gammons …

Kathryn koch

(Assistant Stage Manager)  Kathryn is honored and excited to make her SpeakEasy debut. Most recently, she served as a production stage manager with the Saint Louis Ballet. Kathryn has also worked with various St. Louis theatre companies including HotCity Theatre, …

Christian Krenek

Christian Krenek (he/him/his), Social Media and Digital Marketing Coordinator, has worked in arts administration for over a decade. He has served in various capacities with performing arts companies across the Greater Boston Area, including Reagle Music Theatre (Company Manager), Longwood …

Adrianne Krstansky

ADRIANNE KRSTANSKY* (Doctor/Therapist/Ensemble) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Every Brilliant Thing, Tribes, Body Awareness and Snakebit. In New England she has appeared at The Huntington Theater, American Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theater, Gloucester Stage Company among …

John Kuntz

JOHN KUNTZ* (Paul/Dad) has worked with SpeakEasy since their beginnings and has appeared in their productions of Fifth of July, Jeffrey, Porcelain, The SantaLand Diaries, Balm in Gilead, The Whale, and BootyCandy — as well as his own plays Freaks, Party Poopers, Actorz…with a Z, Starfuckers, and Necessary Monsters.  Recent credits include The Tempest with Commonwealth …

Johnny Kuntz

JOHNNY KUNTZ* (Barry Glickman) is so happy to be back at SpeakEasy, where he has appeared in People, Places & Things; The Whale; Bootycandy; Necessary Monsters, and The Santaland Diaries. He is the author of over 15 full-length plays including Necessary …

Joe LaRocca

Joe LaRocca (Onstage Reed 1) The Huntington: The Lehman Trilogy. Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar (50th Anniversary National Tour, Reed 1). Regional: The Lehman Trilogy (Repertory Theater of St Louis); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Ogunquit Playhouse, Reed 2); A Man of No Importance (Footlight Club, Reed 1); The Secret Garden, Matilda, Beauty …

Laura Latreille

LAURA LATREILLE* (Jean) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (IRNE Award – Best Play), Fat Pig, and The Shape of Things (Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Actress). She also appeared Off-Broadway in …

Elliot Lazar

Elliot Lazar (U/S Papi, U/S Telephone Guy) National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: Rent, Guys and Dolls (with Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra), The Little Mermaid (Rainbow Stage); Another Roll of the Dice (North Coast Rep); Parade (Opera NUOVA); A Little Night Music, The Addams Family (Dry Cold); James and the Giant Peach (Manitoba Theatre for Young …

Jupiter LÊ

(Assistant Director) Jupiter is grateful to return to SpeakEasy, having previously appeared in SpeakEasy’s 2021 The Boston Project: Project Resilience, playing Cameron in “My Body is a Season.”  Jupiter is a queer transmasculine Vietnamese-American theatre-maker, a child of immigrants born …

Alex Leondedis

Alex Leondedis (he/him/his) is ecstatic to be joining the Speakeasy team as their Artistic and Literary Fellow for the 2022-2023 season!! Alex is an actor, director, teaching artist, and theatre-maker currently based and working in Boston, Massachusetts. Alex is a …

SEAN LEVIASHVILI

SEAN LEVIASHVILI (John) is a performer, writer, and producer new to the SpeakEasy family and is thrilled to make his debut in such an important and pointed play!  He was born with cerebral palsy and is excited to portray a …

Meagan Lewis-Michelson

MEAGAN LEWIS-MICHELSON (Sheldon Saperstein). SpeakEasy debut! National Tours: Mrs. Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Off-Broadway: The Big Bang Theory. Selected Regional: Annie (Dutch Apple); Mamma Mia! (Cumberland Theatre); 42nd Street, Elf (Broadway Palm); A Funny Thing Happened…Forum (Priscilla …

Eunji Lim

EUNJI LIM (Yoo Nanhee) is grateful to make her SpeakEasy debut. Lim is a Korean actor, singer, dancer, and writer, based in New York City. She is originally from Seoul, South Korea, where she studied and worked as an artist. …

Alex Lonati

Community & Artistic Programs Manager Alex Lonati (she/her) is a Boston based director, producer, and arts administrator. She has been a member of SpeakEasy’s staff in a variety of positions since 2014. In her work as Community & Artistic Programs …

Alex Lonati

ALEX LONATI (Director) is a Boston-based director, producer, accessibility advocate, and arts administrator currently serving as SpeakEasy’s Community and Artistic Programs Manager. Her directing credits include plays with SpeakEasy (My Body, No Choice; The Boston Project: Project Resilience), Brown Box Theatre Project, Fresh …

Monique Ward Lonergan

MONIQUE WARD LONERGAN* (Dusty) is ecstatic to be making her SpeakEasy debut with such a fabulous cast and crew! A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Monique recently celebrated the premiere of her short film Into The Valley at the LA …

Luz Lopez

Luz is a film, theatre, and commercial actor, voice over artist, and director. Some of her acting credits include: The Compatriots, Alma (Central Square Theatre), Don’t Eat the Mangos (Apollinaire Theatre), Wonderland (Huntington Theatre), Sonia se Fue by Melinda Lopez (Teatro …

Melinda Lopez

MELINDA LOPEZ (Director) returns to SpeakEasy where she directed An American Daughter and appeared in The Dying Gaul, Theatre District, Anna in the Tropics, The Motherf**ker with The Hat, Appropriate, Grand Concourse and more. Elsewhere Ms. Lopez has appeared in …

Karen MacDonald

KAREN MACDONALD* has been an actor, director, and teacher in the Boston area for many years. Her SpeakEasy credits include Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Polly in Other Desert Cities, and Rose in The Children. On Broadway, Karen understudied and …

MARTYNA MAJOK

MARTYNA MAJOK (Playwright)was born in Bytom, Poland and raised in Jersey and Chicago. She was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her Broadway debut play, Cost of Living, which was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Other …

Nathan Malin

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NATHAN MALIN (Kevin) returns to SpeakEasy after appearing in Admissions andThe Sound Inside. He is a New York- and Boston-based actor and director, with actingcredits that include Witness (Arlekin Players); The Crucible (u/s, Bedlam); Vanity Fair, The Happy Prince/Matchless (u/s, Underground …

Mal Malme

MAL MALME (Shaun/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy, immersed in another awesome ensemble, after appearing in Men on Boats in 2017. Mal is a proud Boston based theater artist, activist, writer, and healthcare clown. Mal is grateful to have worked with …

Ryan Mardesich

RYAN MARDESICH* (U/S Sammy, U/S Itzik) SpeakEasy Stage: Wild Goose Dreams, Allegiance. Regional: New Repertory Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Barnstormers of NH, Sierra Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Broadway by the Bay, City Lights Theatre, and many others. Directing: Sweeney Todd (Moonbox Productions). Education: …

Coty lennon markee

(Sound Board Operator/Run Crew) COTY LENNON MARKEE is pleased to return to SpeakEasy, having worked on all Season 31 shows as well as Heroes and English this year. Recent sound credits include serving as A1 for Preludes (Lyric Stage) and …

Suzette Martin

Board of Directors Suzette Martin In her professional career, Suzette Martin focused on operations management, data management, and project management, holding positions at Philips Medical, Bose, and Stonyfield Farms.  Her last position before retirement was as IT Director for Greencore, …

Paulina Martz

PAULINA MARTZ (she/her) is pleased to join Speakeasy Stage Company as the 22-23 Artistic and Engagement Fellow. Recently arrived in Boston from Ohio by way of Wisconsin, she is thrilled to be making her return to the theater with Speakeasy. …

Andrew Mayer

Andrew Mayer (Camal) Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: I Spy a Spy; The Hello Girls (Prospect Theater); Dying for It (Atlantic Theater). Regional: Oliver (Goodspeed); The 12 (Denver Center); Appoggiatura (Indiana Rep); Fiddler on the Roof (Barrington Stage). TV: “Wu-Tang,” “Law & Order,” “The Blacklist,” “FBI.” Education: Boston University …

MIRANDA MCLEAN

(Production Stage Manager) Miranda returns to SpeakEasy having worked on People, Places and Things; Songs for a New World; TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever; The Pink Unicorn; Admissions; Choir Boy; Once; and Between Riverside and Crazy. Additional favorite credits include …

Jonathan Melo

JONATHAN MELO* (Thought #3) is very pleased to make his SpeakEasy debut. A proud Marymount Manhattan College alumnus currently living in New York City, Jonathan has extensive credits in theatre, television, and film. Recently he appeared in Nickelodeon’s Monster High …

Zion Middleton

ZION MIDDLETON (Thought #6) is ecstatic to be making his SpeakEasy debut! ZIon is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on artistic advocacy. A graduate of Elon Music Theatre, he has appeared as Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Fred in …

Leyla Modirzadeh

LEYLA MODIRZADEH* is pleased to be making her SpeakEasy debut. Leyla has collaborated with Obie Award-winning theatre artist Ping Chong on projects for over 25 years as performer, co-writer, and director. Her one person shows, Lubbock or Leave It! and …

Davron S. Monroe

DAVRON S. MONROE* (Thought #2) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Once On This Island, Songs for a New World, and The View UpStairs. Other credits include: A Christmas Carol (NSMT); Trouble in Mind, Sister Act, Murder on The …

Nolan Montgomery

NOLAN MONTGOMERY (Ensemble) is elated to be making his Speakeasy debut! Nolan holds their BFA from the Boston Conservatory, where he performed in mainstage and student directed productions (Lord of The Flies, Shrek The Musical, The Boys In the Band…), …

Nael Nacer

NAEL NACER* (Mark) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Small Mouth Sounds, A Future Perfect, and Tribes. Other credits include: The Tempest (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Equivocation (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Romeo and Juliet, A Doll’s House, Bedroom Farce, Awake and Sing!, Our Town (Huntington Theatre), The Return (Israeli Stage), Chekhov OS, The Seagull (Arlekin Players Theatre),Tiny Beautiful …

Brogan Nelson

BROGAN NELSON (Jenny) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Prom! (Ensemble). She is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she performed in City of Angels (Oolie/Donna), As You Like It (Ensemble), and And Then There Were …

Lee Nishri-Howitt

Lee Nishri-Howitt (Voice Coach) The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic, The Lehman Trilogy, Romeo and Juliet, The Art of Burning. Regional: Once, Allegiance (SpeakEasy Stage); The Book of Will, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Lyric Stage); Oliver!, Hair, Trayf (New Rep); Little Women, James and the Giant Peach (Wheelock Family Theatre); All is Calm (Greater Boston …

AMANDA O’DONNELL

(Fight & Intimacy Choreographer) AMANDA O’DONNELL is excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut! Recent fight direction credits include Spring Awakening (Brandeis University); The Tempest (Wayland High School); and Marian (Theatre III). Amanda has also performed with Ghosts & Gravestones, …

Nicholas Joseph C Ochoa

NICHOLAS JOSEPH C. OCHOA (Ensemble) is proud to be making their SpeakEasy debut in The Prom. This past summer they appeared as Chino in the Reagle Music Theatre’s producton of West Side Story.  Nico is a third-year student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee on …

Yewande Odetoyinbo

YEWANDE ODETOYINBO* (Beverly) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Once on This Island and The View UpStairs, and co-choreographed Choir Boy.   Area credits include:  The Light, Breath & Imagination [co-production with Front Porch Arts Collective], The Wiz, Little Shop of …

Victoria Omoregie

VICTORIA OMOREGIE (Keisha) is thrilled to make her SpeakEasy debut! Victoria grew up in Dorchester and holds a BA in Acting from Boston University ‘22. Some of her previous credits include: The Bomb-Itty of Errors (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Anthony and …

Nina Osso

NINA OSSO (Shelby) is thrilled to make her SpeakEasy debut in The Prom! Some favorite roles include Julia in 1984, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress. Nina was a Top 10 finalist in …

Zaven Ovian

ZAVEN OVIAN* (Sammy) The Huntington: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Romeo & Juliet. SpeakEasy Stage: English, Shakespeare in Love, Big Fish. Off Broadway: Émilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet… (Duende Productions/The Flea Theater). Regional: Selling Kabul (Premiere Stages at Kean); Water By the Spoonful, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Lyric Stage). Education: BFA …

JORDAN PEARSON

(Harold) is ecstatic to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is currently a junior at Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying Contemporary Theater. Jordan’s past Conservatory theatre credits include Macbeth (Macbeth); Jim Conley (Parade); Midas (Metamorphosis). Jordan also performed as Reggie in a …

Daniel Pelzig

Daniel Pelzig (Choreographer) The Huntington: Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Company, Candide, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tartuffe, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore. Broadway: 33 Variations, A Year with Frog and Toad, Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center Sondheim Festival). Off Broadway: Privates on Parade, Newyorkers, The …

Elise Piliponis

ELISE PILIPONIS (Emily) is thrilled to be making her SpeakEasy debut alongside such an inspiring cast and creative team! Originally from Nashville, Elise is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a BA in Theatre and Communication Studies …

Fabio Pirozzolo

Fabio Pirozzolo (Onstage Percussion) The Huntington: Yerma. Italian drummer, multi-percussionist and singer currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Terracina, Italy, he started his career as a folk percussionist in one of the most famous folk groups in his area, playing the Italian …

Alex Poletti

Alex Poletti (U/S Haled, U/S Zelger) Regional: Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert (Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood); She Loves Me!, The Pirates of Penzance (College Light Opera Company). Education: BFA in Musical Theatre (Boston Conservatory).

Emily qualmann

Emily Qualmann Broadway National Tours:  Escape to Margaritaville, Fiddler on the Roof. Off Broadway: The Office!: A Musical Parody. Regional: The Peculiar Tale… (Goodspeed Opera House). Education: The Hartt School ‘19. Representation: The Roster Agency. @emilyqualmann emilyqualmann.com 

James Rana

James Rana (Simon) Broadway: The Band’s Visit. Off Broadway: The Government Inspector (Red Bull Theatre); Serendib (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Marat/Sade, Macbeth, Mother Courage (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Shogun Macbeth (Pan Asian Rep); As You Like It (Worth Street Theatre). National / International: The Band’s Visit (1st National Tour – LA Critics Circle Nomination); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Royal …

Aaron Michael Ray

AARON MICHAEL RAY* (Thought #4) is delighted to be back at SpeakEasy after appearing in The Color Purple and The Scottsboro Boys. National tours: A Wonderful World (Pre-Broadway tour) and Come From Away (1st National). Off-Broadway: The Low Road (The …

Joey Riddle

Board of Directors Joey Riddle has worked for non-profit and commercial arts organizations for 20+ years.  His work in Boston began at the Huntington Theatre Company in 2000.  After leaving the Huntington as Director of Theatre Operations, he moved to …

Mac Ritchey

Mac Ritchey (Oud) Multi-instrumentalist with a 20-year primary focus on the oud, or ‘Arabic lute’, and an immersion in the modal musical systems of the Middle East. Ritchey is also an acclaimed music producer and proprietor of Possum Hall Studios in Carlisle, …

Mike Rivard

Mike Rivard (Bass) The Huntington: Merrily We Roll Along. Regional: Wicked, The Lion King, Beautiful: The Carole King (Broadway in Boston), The Blue Flower (ART), and many others. He leads the award-winning world-dub-jazz collective Club d’Elf, and performs regularly with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Education: BA in Performance (Berklee …

Brian Robinson

Brian Richard Robinson has been a soloist with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and had been a longtime member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for 27 years, having performed at Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, and numerous international venues. He has …

Dori A. Robinson

Dori A. Robinson (Assistant Director) The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. Directing credits include Silent Sky, The Elm Tree, Fully Committed, A Bright Room Called Day, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Lion in Winter, Winter of Discontent, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Bintel Brief, The Chelmites Capture the …

Rebekah Rae Robles

Rebekah Rae Robles (Mariana) excitedly returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Songs for a New World in 2021. Recent credits include Milo Davenport in An American in Paris (Reagle Music Theatre), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Sullivan …

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez (Associate Conductor/Keys 2) The Huntington: Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music. SpeakEasy Stage: Jerry Springer: The Opera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Zanna Don’t!. Regional: Assassins, Preludes, The Last Five Years (Lyric Stage Company); Kinky Boots, Little Shop of Horrors (North Shore Music Theater); Oklahoma, Pippin, West Side Story (Reagle Music …

Jennifer Rohn

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JENNIFER ROHN (Bella) received a 2019 Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Dark Room (Bridge Repertory Theater) in Boston. She began her professional career appearing in numerous productions created by renowned experimental theater director Robert Wilson. Rohn appeared on Broadway in The Kentucky …

MACHEL ROSS

(Costume Designer) Machel is a Dominican American director and creative collaborator, who specializes in the development of new work and aesthetic world building. As a designer, Machel has collaborated with Agnes Borinsky (A Song of Songs); Miranda Haymon (SIS); Seonjae …

Ty Ruwe

(Assistant Stage Manager) Ty Ruwe is pleased to make their Speakeasy debut with FAIRVIEW. They are a Cambridge based actor, SM, and teaching artist. They received their training from Central Square Theater’s Youth Underground and since have acted, stage managed, …

Robert Saoud

Robert Saoud (Avrum) The Huntington: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merrily We Roll Along. SpeakEasy Stage: Hello Again, Anna In the Tropics, Some Men, The New Century, XANADU, The Drowsy Chaperone, Casa Valentina. National Tour: GROUCHO: A Life in Review. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Trinity Repertory, Merrimack Repertory, Lyric Stage, …

AFRIKAH SELAH

(Dramaturg) AFRIKAH SELAH is pleased to make their SpeakEasy debut. Afrikah is a Black and queer multi-hyphenate cultural worker based in Massachusetts, focusing on producorial dramaturgy, new play development, and arts writing. Their work centers community, identity, and dialogue, often …

EMME SHAW

(Props Supervisor) EMME SHAW is thrilled to be back at SpeakEasy, having worked on English and the Elliot Norton Award-winning BLKS. Recent regional credits include Paradise Blue (Gloucester Stage); Miss Holmes Returns (acting and designing – Greater Boston Stage Company); …

TAH-JANAY SHAYOÑE

TAH-JANAY  SHAYOÑE* is an actress, writer, director, and theater artist currently studying Contemporary Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. This is her SpeakEasy Stage debut and she is thrilled to be here. She was born in NJ, but was raised on …

REED SIMIELE

(Lead Electrician) REED SIMIELE is making his SpeakEasy debut with Fairview. Reed holds a BA in Theatre from Western Carolina University and served as the Master Electrician at Northern Stage before beginning a freelance career in 2022. (he/him)

Wick Simmons

Wick Simmons (Onstage Cello) Broadway Tour: The Band’s Visit. Simmons has also performed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Dolby, MASS MoCA, Carnegie Hall, and on NPR. Dubbed “the modern cellist” (CelloSherpa), Wick Simmons engages in the culturally …

Alejandro Simoes

Board of Directors Alejandro Simoes is a local actor and computer engineer with over 20 years experience acting and working in the Boston area. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Engineering at Akamai Technologies in Kendall Square where he worked …

Jeffrey Song

JEFFREY SONG* (Guk Minsung) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Once. Regional theater credits include productions with Company One, American Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage, Fresh Ink, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Revels, and the NPR …

Sarabeth Spector

Sarahbeth Spector (Props Designer) is excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut! She is a properties and scenic designer based in Cambridge, MA. Her scenic design credits include Legally Blonde, Honeyhole (Moonbox Productions); NIGHTTOWN (Lowell House Opera); and Baltimore (Emerson …

Douglas Spencer

Board of Directors Douglas Spencer is president of Spencer Brenneman, LLC, a brand strategy agency which helps mission-driven organizations renew their focus and reframe their messages to thrive in any environment.   Before starting Spencer Brenneman, he was Vice President, Global …

Candice Springer

Board of Directors Candice Springer is assistant director of WBUR CitySpace. She is responsible for managing and executing strategic marketing and public relations campaigns that support CitySpace and increase the station’s engagement with its audiences. Candice previously worked as marketing …

Sadiyah Dyce Stephens

SADIYAH DYCE STEPHENS is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. She is a New York City native and was a double major in both dance and drama at her high school. She moved to Boston for college after ending her …

Jimmy Stubbs

Jimmy Stubbs (Co-Scenic Designer) Off Broadway: Richard II/Henry IV (Theatre for a New Audience); Thebes (Rattlestick Theater). University: Alcina (Yale Opera); Marisol (University of Rochester); The Juniors (Colgate University); Cabaret (Yale Dramatic Association); Fun Home (Yale School of Drama). Education: MFA in Set Design (David Geffen School of Drama at Yale). Member of United Scenic Artists, …

Derek Taylor

DEREK TAYLOR (Kevin) is ecstatic to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He is a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he studies Musical Theater. He is originally from Concord, NH, so being able to perform in the New …

Ann Teixeira

Ann Teixeira is a retired corporate executive whose career centered on bringing new initiatives to life and fixing others that had gone awry, ranging from using business growth targets as a basis for space planning to launching a subsidiary in …

Crystal TIaLA

(Set Designer) Crystal is pleased to be back at Speakeasy after previously designing Xanadu; Zanna Don’t!; and End of the World Party. Crystal is an Associate Professor in the Theatre Department at Boston College and has designed over a hundred …

Jim Torres

Director of Marketing & Communications Jim Torres (Director of Marketing and Communications) has been a part of SpeakEasy Stage since 1997, first as a volunteer staff member (thanks to Paul); then as a half-time employee (thanks to Adam and Steve); …

Victor Carrillo Tracey

VICTOR CARRILLO TRACEY* (Nick) returns to SpeakEasy after appearing in the 2021 filmed production of Songs for a New World. He most recently appeared in the pre-Broadway production of The Karate Kid – The Musical and as Mike in A Chorus Line at Stages St. Louis. A native …

Jared Troilo

JARED TROILO* (Itzik) The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. SpeakEasy Stage: Jerry Springer: The Opera, Far from Heaven, Dogfight, Significant Other, The View Upstairs, Tj Loves Sally 4 Ever, The Prom. Regional: Lyric Stage, Moonbox Productions, Wheelock Family Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, Palace Theatre, Greater Boston Stage, Winter Park Playhouse, Shadowland …

Jared Troilo

JARED TROILO* (Trent Oliver) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, The View UpStairs, Significant Other, Dogfight, Far from Heaven, and Jerry Springer: The Opera. Jared has also appeared with Lyric Stage, Wheelock Family Theatre, …

Kira Troilo

Equity Diversity Inclusivity Consultant Kira Troilo (she/her) is the founder and owner of Art & Soul Consulting, a new approach to equity, diversity and inclusion services for the arts. Kira is a Boston-based creative who has been doing the work of EDI consulting, without the title, for …

Jon Vellante

JON VELLANTE (Jimbo) returns to SpeakEasy after understudying last season’s The Sound Inside and reading in DIASPORA! as part of The Boston Project. Recent area credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Commonwealth Shakespeare); The Taming of the Shrew (Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare); …

Shanelle Chloe Villegas

SHANELLE CHLOE VILLEGAS (Laura/Ensemble) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Nana) for which she was a 2020 Elliot Norton Nominee for Best Ensemble. Other Credits include: American Repertory Theatre’s The Arboretum Experience (Ramona/Emcee/Major), Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Othello (Montano), …

Ben Walsh

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Ben has lived in the Boston Area since 2010, and first encountered SpeakEasy Stage Company as the Calderwood Pavilion intern for the Huntington Theatre. Prior to joining SpeakEasy, he spent 5 years working in all facets …

Gigi Watson

GIGI WATSON* (Suze) gratefully returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Small Mouth Sounds and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Other Boston-area credits include The Merchant of Venice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Hamlet (Gloucester Stage); Rhinoceros, Lenin’s …

Nontani Weatherly

NONTANI WEATHERLY (Dramaturg) is excited to be making her SpeakEasy debut. A graduate of Central Washington University with a BA in Theatre Studies, she recently served as a dramaturg in C1’s Season 24 Volt Lab working with playwright Fabiola R. …

Hannah Weisman

Hannah Weisman is the executive director of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley after having served as the Boston Athenaeum’s director of education for more than seven years. Hannah has worked in …

Ariel Welch

ARIEL WELCH (Production Stage Manager) is a Boston-based stage manager whose local credits include Spring Awakening, Newsies, West Side Story, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, and Chicago (Weston Drama Workshop); Dry Land, Shelter of Last Resort, The Flick (Company 1); …

LEWIS D. WHEELER*

LEWIS D. WHEELER* (Eddie) is pleased to return to SpeakEasy having appeared in Pass Over (with Front Porch Arts Collective), Between Riverside and Crazy, Shakespeare in Love, and Hand to God. His credits also include over 70 productions at: The …

Clea Winneg

Board of Directors Clea Winneg has held a variety of positions in higher education for more than two decades. Che has worked at the Urban College of Boston for the last 4 years and is now the President of the college.  Clea was …

Herdi Xha

Herdi Xha (Drums, Arabic Percussion) He has taught and performed in various genres with artists throughout Central Mass, Boston, and the New York area. He has been a percussionist with the New England Philharmonic and Civic Orchestra of Boston as well as having …

Angela Yarde

Board of Directors Angela S. Yarde has over 15 years of invaluable experience in municipal government. She previously held the esteemed position of District 7 Office Director for Councilor Chuck Turner and currently serves as a senior advisor to Boston …

Vahdat Yeganeh

Vahdat Yeganeh (Dramaturg) SpeakEasy Stage: English. Regional: ART, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Nora, Underground Railway Theater, Boston Experimental Theatre. Film: Over There (co-producer). Teaching: Learning Lead and the director of dialogue of Civilizations Program (ART), Theatre and Psychoanalysis (PersPsy Analytic), Theatre of Antonin Artaud …

Lisa Yuen

LISA YUEN* (Harriet) enthusiastically returns to SpeakEasy after playing Angie in The Prom.  Credits include The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Original Broadway Company);  Miss Saigon (Broadway); four national tours (Flower Drum Song,  The King and I,  The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Pirates of Penzance); two …

Sharmarke Yusuf

SHARMARKE YUSUF (T/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut! He is an actor and writer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Sharmarke graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Theater. He has appeared in …

KAT C. ZHOU

(Lighting Designer) Kat is an NYC-based lighting designer for theatre, dance, and opera. She is delighted to return to SpeakEasy, having previously designed BLKS, for which she received an Elliot Norton Award. Recent Boston-area credits: The Chinese Lady (Central Square …