Summer Broyhill (Nicole)
Summer returns to FringeNYC after appearing last year in the sold-out New York Times Critics’ Pick musical The Independents. She has also performed on Broadway (Hairspray) and in the national tours of Hairspray and I Love A Piano. Regional productions include The Last Five Years (Cathy), Tarzan (Jane; Post-Broadway regional premiere), Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Katherine; opposite Davis Gaines), What A Glorious Feeling (Jeanne Coyne), Chicago (Roxie Hart), Oklahoma! (Laurey/Dream Laurey), and several productions with Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Summer recently completed work on an independent film, This Splintered Head, and a web series pilot, The Pudding Club, both of which will premiere this fall. www.summerbroyhill.com
Brandt Johnson, Playwright (Maxim)
Killer Therapy is Brandt’s third play. He previously wrote and performed in Just Sex (Theatre for the New City) and Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters (FringeNYC and Metropolitan Playhouse). The New York Times praised Just Sex for its “sharp writing,” while nytheater.com applauded Give and Go for its “tightly defined … collection of hilarious philosophers.” Brandt’s other acting credits include Walt Disney’s Broadway workshop of Hoopz, directed by Savion Glover and Kenny Leon; the Off-Broadway production of Philip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theater Co.); and the workshop of Liz Tuccillo’s Joe Fearless with Matthew Broderick and Rosie Perez. Brandt formerly worked as an investment banker, played professional basketball in Europe, and played on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters. He is a Williams College graduate and has an MBA from New York University. www.brandtjohnson.com
Katie Lindsay, Director
Katie has directed new work with UglyRhino, New York Madness, the Living Room Series, and Vox Theater. Other directing credits include Beyond Therapy, Closer, Doubt, and The Shape of Things with the Displaced Theater Company. Katie also assistant directed The Tempest in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and co-devised a theater piece with imprisoned women in Chile. Most recently she was a guest director at Dartmouth College, directing Posthumor(ous) Confessions, a senior thesis production. A Dartmouth graduate herself, Katie is the Literary Intern at New York Theatre Workshop and is currently the assistant dramaturge on Fetch Clay, Make Man.
Mariliza Parker, Stage Manager
Mariliza is a theater and event stage manager based in New York City. NYC/Regional: The View UpStairs, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Talk to me about Shame, Urban Odyssey, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Credits also include In The Heights, Spring Awakening, The Reality Show, The Seven, Marat/Sade, and Urinetown: The Musical!. Mariliza has a BFA in Theater Production & Design from NYU/Tisch.
Michael Minahan, Set Designer
Michael is a set designer and painter based in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Recent projects include The Great Society with York Shakespeare, the Drama Desk nominated Man Who Laughs with Stolen Chair Theater Company, and the third annual Big Green Theater Festival with Super Hero Clubhouse and the Bushwick Starr. Upcoming: Don’t be Sad (a new devised work with Super Hero Clubhouse) and The Jesus Fund (Burning Coal). He is the charge scenic artist for Westport Country Playhouse where he is also assisting Neil Patel on Carly Mensch's new play Oblivion (Mark Brokaw, director). www.minahandesign.com
Stacey Derosier, Lighting Designer
Stacey Derosier returns to FringeNYC after designing for Vox Theater's The Reluctant Lesbian last year. She graduated from Dartmouth College as a Studio Art major with a Film & Media Studies minor. While at Dartmouth, she executed lighting design for several student-run productions. Her most recent designs include Poshum(or)ous Confessions of a Life of Good, Clean Crime, Slowly, and All in Good Fun. Stacey hopes to continue working in the medium of light before running off to graduate school.
Ben Truppin-Brown, Sound Designer
Ben is a New York City-based sound designer. New York: Schmucks Theatre, The Debate Society, Fringe NYC, New York Music Theatre Festival, Atlantic Acting School, Lee Strasberg Institute for Theater and Film. Regional: Williamstown Theater Festival, Kitchen Theater Company. London: The Circus Space. Ben is a graduate of the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts.
Robert “Tink” Tuftee, Fight Choreographer
Tink has been involved in stage combat since 1980. In 1987 he became a certified Actor/Combatant in the SAFD and in 1997 achieved the rank of SAFD Fight Director. He has performed and/or choreographed fights - swordplay, gunplay, and hand-to-hand combat from a variety of historical periods - in professional and academic venues that include the Metropolitan Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Circle Rep Lab, National Black Theatre Co., The LAB Theatre Co., Tiny Mythic Theatre Co., The Women's Project, Harlem School of the Arts, New York Renaissance Festival, La Mama, Pulse Ensemble (all in NY), the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat Summer Workshop (London), the University of Iowa and Riverside Theatre (IA), Downstage Theatre Co. (CT) and New American Theatre (IL). He also choreographs for film; he choreographed for the award-winning short, Alkali, Iowa, as well as the independent features Pizza, which recently premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Light and the Sufferer.
Veronique Ory, Marketing
Veronique recently produced and acted in The Man Under by Paul Bomba at 59E59 Theaters. With Athena Theatre, a non-profit theatre company, she acts and produces in Los Angeles and New York. Synesthesia created by Electric Pear Productions (Bootleg Theatre, LA) which was Ovation Award Recommended; Alan Bowne’s Beirut as well as Sam Shepard’s True West and the one-man-show Judgement written/performed by Aldo Pisano (Theatre Row); Associate Producer for Synesthesia (Wild Project) and Balaton (Urban Stages); Caucasian Chalk Circle (PL115); Nathan + Joe Comedy Show (Comix NY); Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; The Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel and Proof by David Auburn. “We strive for theatre that entertains, informs, enlightens, questions and deepens audience awareness to vital modern issues.” www.AthenaTheatre.com