Performers

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Nate Dendy

At the age of two, Nate discovered his love for magic. It was the gift of a magic kit, at the age of four, that sealed the deal. A year later, seeing Kathy Rigby fly around the stage as Peter Pan solidified his fascination with the theatre. At fourteen, Nate performed magic professionally and continued to do so as he earned his B.A. from Truman State University and an MFA from Brown University in Acting.

From Shakespeare to Kushner, musicals to Mamet, Nate has performed on stages across the United States.

He has also had the privilege of collaborating with magicians and designers Jim Steinmeyer, Johnny Thompson, and Teller (of Penn & Teller).

As well as being an actor and writer, Nate performs magic for private parties and corporate events, creates new word, and consults to develop magic for theater and television. Although he calls New York City his home, Nate travels all over to perform.

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Jennifer Sanchez

An Albuquerque, New Mexico native, Jennifer Sanchez made her New York debut as Rosalia in the Broadway revival of West Side Story, where she and Karen Olivo sang "America" hundreds of times, including on the Grammy award winning album. Additional Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park With George, On Your Feet, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, Ghost, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She can currently be seen in Pretty Woman on Broadway. Follow on Instagram @hennihennisanchez for more info.

 

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Christie Baugher

is a New York-based writer/performer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Her musicals include The Fitzgeralds of St. PaulLeni Riefenstahl Is Going To Tell You The TruthThe Near Tomorrow  and Bobby. Her work as a playwright and songwriter has been featured at 54 Below, the Duplex, the Laurie Beechman, Bowery Poetry Club, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage Company, Specific Gravity Ensemble, Two River Theater Company, York Theatre Company and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. Her choral arrangements for New York’s Peace of Heart Choir are part of the rotating soundscape at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Christie is a graduate of the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 21) and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.  She is a 2015 honoree of the York Theatre Company’s NEO (“new/emerging/outstanding”) program, under the mentorship of Michael John LaChiusa.

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Ken Barnett

Broadway: Fun Home, Wonderful Town, The Green Bird. Off-Broadway: St Vincent’s Project (Rattlestick); America is Hard to See (Here); The Debate Society’s The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons); Plenty, Fortress of Solitude, February House (Public Theater); Too Much Sun (Vineyard); And Baby Makes Seven (New Ohio); La Ronde (Here); Debbie Does Dallas (Jane Street); The Whore of Sheridan Square (La Mama); A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden); Imperfect Chemistry (Minetta Lane).

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Jay Alan Zimmerman

Recent works include “Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical” at the Duke on 42nd Street (NYMF Next Link, O’Neill Finalist), “Smokin!” at The Duplex,  “A Royal Soap Opera” at The Clurman (Prospect Theatre Lab), the multimedia installation, “Window Music,” at the New York Academy of Medicine sponsored by the Hearing Health Foundation, the visual music installation and performance series, “Art/Song,” at chashama Times Square, and the robotic and video installation, “Roboticus,” during a residency with the LEMUR musical robots.  Dance scores include the aerial works  “I’m Killing Myself,” “Safer,” and “The Sunlight Zone” as well as many works with choreographer Evann Siebens, including “The Last Leaf” (Best Score, First Run Festival) and “Do Not Call It Fixity” (Special Music Award, Grand Prix International Video Danse Festival and selected North American film in the MOMA retrospective, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris.)  In addition, Jay created and directed the award-winning short film musicals “Pawns” and “Love Burns,” composed over 30 children’s songs commissioned by Mondo Music and Warner/Chappell, and scored the plays “Booth” and “Our Brutus,” which were both Fringe First Award winners at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and had New York and London productions.

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DJ Mr Gibbons

Mr. Gibbons (aka Rafe Terrizzi) has residencies at The Standard Hotel, The Growler, Pier A, and until recently, the beloved Williamsburg hot spot, Good Co.  He has played weddings, fashion shows and private parties and he has even played a wedding MC in a film, "A Good Marriage", written by Stephen King.

And your host…

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Matt Clevy

Matt Clevy is an actor, comedian, and writer originally from Nashville, TN.  He received his MFA in Acting from The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and since moving to New York has studied improv and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade. Matt also produces original comedic content with his partner Mike Sapp under the name Mpire Comedy. His work has been featured on Funny or Die, Comedy Cake, and various other websites. He's been featured in commercials and videos for Netflix, Scary Mommy, The Dad and many other fine brands with millions of views. He can be seen performing regularly at comedy venues all over the city. If Jason Segel, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell were genetically fused together in a miraculous and beautiful science experiment, that would be Matt Clevy.

Company

Craig Wesley Divino (Co-Artistic Director)

Fault Line Theatre: Doctor Faustus, Frogs, From White Plains, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Breathing Time, At the Table, The Oregon TrailNYC: Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wheelhouse); Destiny and The Little Man (Nightcap Riot); Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare at the Manor); Two Noble Kinsmen (Guerrilla Shakespeare Project); The Tragedy of Cardenio (Braintrust Theatricals); Romeo and Hamlet (GayFest). Regional: Pride & Prejudice (Hangar Theatre); Noises Off (Chautuaqua Theatre Co); The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Arrow Rock Lyceum); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park '11-'17); Richard III (Tennessee Shakespeare Co); From White Plains (Kitchen Theater); Amadeus (Chautauqua/Virginia Arts Festival); In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (SpeakEasy Stage Co); The Winter’s Tale, Rx, Arcadia (Chautauqua Theatre Co); A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep). Film/TV: 'The Automatic Hate', 'Girlfriend' (Twelve34 Films); 'American Genius' (NatGeo). Craig teaches acting around NYC and is visiting faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has directed students in Hamlet and From White Plains. BA Cornell University, MFA Brown University/Trinity Rep. Craig can currently be seen in Happy Birthday, Wanda June at the Duke on 42nd Street.

Aaron Rossini (Co-Artistic Director)

Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty. Fault Line Theatre: Director: The Wedge HorseBreathing TimeThe FaireDoctor FaustusFrogsFrom the Same Cloth. Actor: At the TableFrom White Plains, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyNew York: Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, Funny Sheesh Productions, Sanguine Theater Company, Hip to Hip Theatre, Target Margin Theatre, Fringe NYC, Planet Connections, Emerging Artists Theater, Young Playwrights, Inc. Regional: Trinity Rep, Kitchen Theatre Company, White Heron Theatre Co., The Gamm Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre Company, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, The Boar’s Head Theatre, The Mosh Pit Theatre.

Melanie Hopkins (Managing Director)

Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, From White PlainsThe FaireBreathing Time and At the Table. Melanie Hopkins is a producer and independent business manager in the metropolitan New York area. Independent producing credits include Isaac Oliver's He Who Laughs: Live (The TAI Group, Ars Nova) and Rob Shapiro's 1 Night Only: A Hanukkah Jamboree (Ars Nova, 54 Below). As a business manager, Melanie is affiliated with over 50 arts organizations and small businesses. Melanie regularly teaches "Artistpreneur" workshops at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to recent graduates, is a mentor for Crohn's and Colitis Foundations Power of 2 program and in July 2015 she completed her first (and only) triathlon. She will occasionally act and sing if asked very nicely by loved ones.

John Racioppo (Senior Producer)

John is a Toronto-born actor now living in New York City. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University and has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England. Fault Line Theatre: Breathing Time. New York: In The Event of My Death (Stable Cable Lab Co.), She Stoops to Conquer (Hudson Warehouse), Untameable (The Unsoft War/Highly Impractical Theatre), Bronx Bombers (Cover for roles, Primary Stages), The Tie That Binds (The Gallery Players). Regional: Fracture/Mechanics (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), Freshwater Road (Rites and Reason), One More Room (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brown University). Film/TV/New Media: Here & Now (opposite Sara Jessica Parker), Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues, In Reality.

Jessica Solomon (Development Manager)

Jessica joined Fault Line Theatre in 2018, and brings with her years of fundraising and administrative experience with many NYC theatre organizations, including Playwrights HorizonsAbingdon Theatre Company, and New Dramatists. She has a BA in Theatre Arts & English from Arcadia University and an MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. She lives in Westchester County with three kids, two cats and one husband.

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Town Stages (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is New York’s premier venue to celebrate, collaborate, and put on a show. A new female-driven cultural arts institution in the heart of downtown Tribeca, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York’s hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, “TOWN” provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. Town Stages holds 299 guests, blending convention-level facilities with captivating decor throughout its Mainstage, Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Gallery, Salon, Greenrooms, and more. Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families celebrating their very important day. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programming in the performing arts, fine arts, and the advancement of social justice. Town Stages is available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. Follow under @townstages and #itsyourtown. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.

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