HEATHER MASSIE (Writer/Performer) is a NYC Actor and Writer. Originally from Virginia, Ms. Massie has always been fascinated by the sciences, especially Astronomy. She studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia, and Theatre Arts at The Virginia Tech School of the Arts graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Massie has performed extensively regionally and nationally with: Mill Mountain Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Nearly Naked Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Southwest Shakespeare, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival. In NYC she has performed at Signature Theatre in readings of the plays Legends and Apples & Oranges by playwright Leslie Lee. She is a member of WorkShop Theater, Manhattan Theatre Works, NyLon Fusion Theatre, Firebone Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, and the Negro Ensemble Company. She has also performed on Theatre Row, at LaMaMa, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Lamb’s Theatre, 45th St. Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, The Actors Studio, and more. She served as a Cultural Envoy to Zimbabwe for the 2008 Intwasa Arts Festival, and worked in Ecuador and St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Massie collaborated for many years with the late Tony-Nominated playwright Mr. Leslie Lee, another scientist-turned-artist. She performed at LaMaMa, under the direction of Cyndy Marion, in his plays The Book of Lambertand Mina, about the life of painter-poet, Mina Loy; and in Mr. Lee’s musical Martin: A New American Musical with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse, with the Negro Ensemble Company. She currently tours the world with HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, which she wrote and performs, receiving 12 awards and international acclaim. She has performed the show around the US, and to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and soon to Italy, in theatres, arts festivals, science festivals, universities, schools, science centers, museums, libraries, and technology conferences. This is the first in her planned trilogy of solo shows celebrating women in science. The next will be Flying with Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. To support her work and learn more visit: www.HeatherMassie.com/Hedy
ALLISON HOHMAN (Stage Manager) is a renaissance woman in the world of theatre and wouldn’t have it any other way. She currently works for 13th Street Repertory Theatre under artistic director Joe Battista. There she has worked on numerous productions with some favorites being The Milkman’s Sister (w/ Robert Funaro), Mary Magdalene (dir. James Lee) Return to LALA Land (w/ La Forest Cope “LALA”), Dress of Fire (Lighting Designer w/ Austin Pendleton) and Before We’re Gone (Off-Broadway, w/Leenya Rideout). Some other favorite credits include: That Bachelorette Show (pro. Ken Davenport), The World Goes Round (Abingdon Theatre Company 25thAnniversary Gala) and The Man Who Found Troy (Lighting Designer, ATA). She is also Company Manager of the “The Gnome Haus” and is proud to consistently work with Regeneration Theatre, The American Musical Theatre Academy, and The New York Shakespeare Convention.
CYNDY A. MARION (Producer) is the Producing Artistic Director of White Horse Theater Company. She produced & directed the world premiere of her new play You Are Perfectfor WHTC as well as the recent Los Angeles production. Other WHTC producing/directing credits include: A Cavalier for Milady,A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot,Eyes for Consuela, I Can’t ImagineTomorrow, ‘night, Mother,Suddenly Last Summer, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Small CraftWarnings, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, Buried Child, The Late Henry Moss, States of Shock, A Lie of the Mindand the Workshop productions of HALFand Freezer Dreams. Other directing credits include: the world premieres of The Book of Lambertand MINAby Obie-winner Leslie Lee (La MaMa E.T.C.), PB&J(NYC International Fringe Festival), La Turistaand Red Cross(Michael Chekhov Theatre Co.),Twister with an Octopusand Arthur Murray Taught MeDancing in a Hurry(The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre), True West(WHTC), Fool for Loveand MUD(Brooklyn College), Last Train to Nibroc(American Theatre of Actors), 12 Angry Menand Fighting theGorilla (Riant Theatre) and The Mandala(The White Heron Inc.). She has directed readings of new plays for WHTC, LaMaMa, New Dramatists, Theater for the New City, and PRTT. Cyndy holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was the 2001 recipient of the Joel Zwick Scholarship in directing. She is a member of The Players, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and The Dramatists Guild. She was named one of nytheatre.com's “People of the Year” for 2007. Cyndy is currently developing her second play, Broken Story.
VANESSA R. BOMBARDIERI(Associate Producer) is the Managing Director of White Horse Theater Company. She produced the video for WHTC’s LA production of You Are Perfect. Recent directing credits include a staged reading of Cyndy A. Marion's Broken Story(WHTC) and Mary Goggin’s one-woman show Runaway Princess at the PIT’s SOLOCOM. Other WHTC Credits include: Assoc. Director for A Cavalier for Milady, Dramaturg:You Are Perfect(NYC Premiere & Toronto), Eyes for Consuela, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, 'night Mother, Suddenly Last Summer& Clothes for a Summer Hotel. Vanessa worked as Assistant Director on Cyndy A. Marion’s production of Mina(by Obie-winner Leslie Lee at LaMaMa) and PB&J(NYC Fringe Festival). She also worked as an Associate Producer for Crossing Jamaica Avenue's production of Thousand YearsWaitingat PS 122. Regional and Summer stock credits include: The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival and The New Repertory Theatre BA in Theatre Directing from Bard College.
JAMES MICHAEL HUGHES (Associate Artistic Producer) WHTC Producing credits: Co-Producer for the LA production of You Are Perfectand A Cavalier for Milady, Assoc. Producer for the NYC and Toronto productions of You Are Perfect, as well as Tennessee Williams' A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot. James served as an Assoc. Producer for The Glass Menagerie at the Greenway Court Theatre, Sons of the Prophet and The Why for The Blank. James produced The Masque of St. George and the Dragon, directed by Anna Strasbergand was an Assoc. Producer for the UK short film Little Birdstarring Imelda Staunton. He was also a producer for the special Hamstarring Sam Harris. James co-directed, wrote and produced the award-winning short film, Every Night and Twice on Sundays. James is currently finishing the documentary Paging Geraldineand has several projects in development with his production company Station Seven Productions.
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