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Molly Marinik

Molly Marinik (Founder & Editor)

Molly is a dramaturg and director with a dance background who has worked in the theatre in a whole bunch of ways. She has a master's degree in theatre history and criticism from Brooklyn College and additional training from LCT3, The Kennedy Center, and Atlantic Theater Company. Molly is passionate about developing audiences for New York theatre and hopes that Theasy functions to empower potential audiences to go out and see shows, thus filling the houses of deserving productions all over town. Thanks for visiting Theasy! (Now go and tell your friends...)

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Dan Dinero

Dan Dinero (Associate Editor)

Dan Dinero has directed theatre in New York for many years, most recently Dan Fingerman's The Austerity of Hope, for which he won Best Director at the Fresh Fruit Festival. Dan has also worked on Broadway, assisting director Jeff Calhoun on the Brooklyn the Musical and Deaf West’s Big River. Dan holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from NYU. He currently teaches in the Drama Department at NYU-Tisch.

Jenna Ready

Jenna Ready (Business Manager) 

Jenna Ready is an ex-actor, writer and arts administrator based in New York City. She is currently employed as Company Manager for Atlantic Theater Company and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies, in addition to one in English Literature, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She loves the thrill of live performance and hopes Theasy can be a resource that will assist others in finding that passion, no matter their age, income level, or amount of exposure (or lack there of) to the arts. 

Emily Turner

Emily Turner (Marketing Manager) 

Emily is a graduate of Trinity College with a double major in music and theater/dance. In addition to Theasy, she currently works as a house manager at Atlantic Theater Company. Previously, Emily has worked for Second Stage Theatre, Scott Sanders Productions, and Davenport Theatrical.

 

Adrienne Urbanski

Adrienne Urbanski 

Adrienne’s love for the written word has led her in many directions including broadcast journalism, print journalism, creative writing, and academia. She currently works as an English instructor and freelance writer, primarily covering literature and theater. She holds BAs in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and an MA in English from Brooklyn College. Her writing has appeared in Bust Magazine, New York Press, The Onion’s AV section, Downtown Express, The Villager, Chelsea Now, The Feminist Review, Elevate Difference, Bitch Magazine, Venus Zine, The Minnesota Women’s Press, Pulse of the Twin Cities and others.

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Amanda LaPergola

Amanda LaPergola

Amanda LaPergola is a writer and actor of sorts.  She spends a lot of her time at The Brick in Williamsburg, either helping out at the box office or onstage in shows such as Ian W. Hill's The Strategist, and Robert Honeywell's Mass and Ich Leibe Jesus! She is also a contributing writer for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue. Follow her on Twitter @LaPergs and be delighted by her drunken awards show coverage.

Amanda LaPergola

Andy Buck

Andy Buck has been an editor and/or writer for such publications as Playbill, Stagebill, InTheater, TheaterMania, and TDF Stages. He has also worked as a dramaturg for Lynn M. Thomson’s theater company America-in-Play and at the Bushwick Starr. He co-curates a series of staged readings at Brooklyn College with director Mary Beth Easley and playwrights Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. 

 

Angel Lam

Angel Lam

Angel is a music composer, writer and performer who has been a three-time commissioned composer for Carnegie Hall, and has had her compositions performed by international ensembles and world class performers, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Silk Road Ensemble, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Yale Cellos and Yale Philharmonia. Her most recent projects include the premiere of her new musical, a short film with symphonic band, a multimedia dance work, and performing in her own solo show in the city that never sleeps. In her free time she likes to bike the island and sip a late night Irish coffee in West Village.  www.angellam.com

Ben Coleman

Ben Coleman 

Ben is a dramaturg, producer, and theatre critic. By day he is the Literary Associate for Samuel French Inc. where he is responsible seeing and reading plays & musicals for this 180 year old theatrical institution. Ben regularly takes on various theatrical pursuits in addition to his work in dramatic publishing, and he has had the privilege to work for such organizations as: The Signature Theatre, New Dramatists, LCT3, UnsungMusicalsCo., MCC, Astoria Performing Arts Center, the Princess Grace Awards, and numerous theatrical agencies and casting offices. Ben has a Master’s Degree in Theatre History & Criticism from Brooklyn College and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. @benreviews.

Cindy Pierre

Cindy Pierre 

Cindy Pierre is a writer who dabbles in different genres, but is chiefly an inspirational writer.  She is nuts about theater, film, music, artsy reality shows, and likes the UFC.  When she's not writing, she moonlights as an administrative assistant to keep a roof over her cat Sherman's head.

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Dave Osmundsen

Dave Osmundsen 

Dave Osmundsen is a New Jersey based playwright and dramaturge. He is fresh out of Montclair State University with a BA in Theatre Studies and a Minor in Creative Writing. He has interned with Davis/Spylios Management, Prospect Theatre Company, the Kennedy Center, and New Dramatists. His plays include Distance (licensed through YesPlays.com), Rules of the House, and My Dates with Famous People.

Eleanor J. Bader

Eleanor J. Bader

Eleanor J. Bader teaches English at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. She also writes for Truthout.org, RHRealityCheck.org, The Brooklyn Rail, ReviewFix.com and other progressive and feminist blogs and print publications. She is a 2015 winner of a Project Censored award for "outstanding investigative journalism" for an article that was posted on RHRealityCheck.org.

Geri Silver

Geri Silver

Geri works as a Program Associate at The Paley Center for Media, the non-profit organization that holds the country’s largest public television archive and produces events for the professional community and media-interested public. She previously reviewed West End, Off West End, and fringe productions in the London theatre scene for AYoungerTheatre.com, and worked as a regular contributor to AlterNet.org’s speakeasy blog. Geri has a master’s degree in Media and Communications from City University London and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ithaca College. 

Jan Rosenberg

Jan Rosenberg 

Jan is a (mostly) native New Yorker and playwright. She received her B.A. in playwriting from The New School. Her plays have been presented by Primary Stages (ESPA), Vertigo Theater Company, Wide Eyed Productions, MTIF, and Manhattan Rep. She also writes for Show Business Weekly. Follow @KickTheJan for tangents that are too alarming for Facebook.

 

Jason Rost

Jason Rost

Jason Rost is a Chicago native, turned New Yorker. He earned his BA in Theatre Studies from Southern Illinois University and his MFA in Theatre Directing from Brooklyn College. He has worked artistically in New York with companies such as Soho Rep, the Culture Project, and Primary Stages. In 2015 he and his wife will be spending the year working, studying, and surveying the theatre world in Europe. Jason also writes about and has a passion for craft beer. 

Jerron Herman

Jerron Herman

Jerron Herman is a writer-dancer who hails from California and came to New York to write for the stage. He's performed with Heidi Latsky Dance since 2011 as a principal member and is the lyricist for Watson, the Musical (Best Overall Musical,  WVMTF). He's always on the prowl for a good show and theater experience.

 

Keith Medelis

Keith Medelis 

Keith Paul Medelis is the Founding Artistic Director of The New Theatre Project based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is currently the Creative Director of Upstream Artists’ Collective in Brooklyn devoted to the creation of new and rejuvenated stories about environmental sustainability for the stage. For these companies and more he has directed, devised, developed and/or produced several original works. Before moving to New York, Keith worked for the Pioneer Theater Guild directing student productions and mentoring student directors. He is currently in the MFA Directing program at Brooklyn College where he is also an adjunct lecturer in theater.

Ken Kaissar

Ken Kaissar 

Ken Kaissar’s article "Baring It All" was published by American Theatre Magazine in January of 2013. He holds a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University. He teaches playwriting and theatre history at Rider University and the Richard Stockton College.

 

Lee Kinney

Lee Kinney 

Lee Kinney has directed, designed, and composed in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Canada. He holds an MFA in Directing from Ohio University, and a BA in English Literature from St. Thomas University. Lee has recently worked with The Flea, Less Than Rent, Page 73, The Bushwick Starr, Stella Adler Studio, and MCC Theater.

 

Linda Buchwald

Linda Buchwald 

Linda Buchwald is a theater journalist based in New York City. You can read her writing at TDF Stages, American Theatre Magazine, Broadway Direct, Backstage.com, Beamly, and other publications. If you want to read her 140-character thoughts about theater, pop culture, and whatever else pops into her head, follow her on Twitter @PataphysicalSci.

 

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Sarah got her start in theater reviewing in high school with the Greater Philadelphia Cappies, where she had a review published in The Philadelphia Inquirer. A former editorial staff member of TheaterMania.com, she has been writing for Theasy since the summer of 2013. She tweets lots of theater related opinions at @imsarahmoore, if you’re into that kind of thing. She earned her BA in Journalism and Dramatic Literature from New York University.

 

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber 

Sarah received her bachelors at Muhlenberg College where she studied theatre, English, creative writing, and whatever she could find in the library. So, naturally she now works at a publishing company and is pursuing a career in writing and dramaturgy. Her interests also lie in indie film and the lifelong pursuit of finding good coffee (lots of good coffee).

 

Shawna Cormier

Shani R. Friedman 

Shani R. Friedman hails from Canada, but has lived in NYC for years and still loves it. She's a tenant advocate in housing court, as well as a writer, editor and blogger. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, NY Press, The Park Slope Reader, New York Family Magazine and The Forward.

 

Shawna Cormier

Shawna Cormier

Shawna is originally from Tucson, Arizona. Luckily, the politics and sun didn't burn her too badly and she earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Arizona. She is an educator, actor, and writer who graduated from Brooklyn College with a MFA in Acting. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.. 

 

Shoshana Roberts

Shoshana Roberts

Shoshana B. Roberts is a bubbly and bold actress with a black belt. She has a B.A. in Theatre, with a concentration in Acting, from Kutztown University and moved to New York immediately after graduating. Before college she attended Pittsburgh's Creative and Performing Arts High School, but it was even earlier, at the age of 8, that she truly solidified her career path since she got to say ‘meow’ as her only line as a cat in the kids' musical Really Rosie. As a result, she has done everything from stage managing to acting since then.

Teddy Nicholas

Teddy Nicholas

Teddy Nicholas is a playwright/director from Queens, New York and a founding member of Everywhere Theatre Group. His work has been seen at The Flea, HERE Arts Center, INTAR, The Wild Project, Dixon Place, The New Ohio Theater, The Brick Theater, Ars Nova, the Incubator Arts Project and 3LD. He’s a Box Office Treasurer at The Broadhurst Theatre and the Orpheum Theatre (Local 751), Podcast Editor for New York Theatre Review, and a contributing writer for Culturebot and nytheater now. He toured internationally with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company stage managing 'The Shipment,' and stage managed at Soho Rep, PS122, EST and the Public Theater. teddynicholas.com (Photo credit: Jody Christopherson)

Tim Croner

Tim Croner

Tim is a recent graduate of Vassar College, but he got his start as a critic while still in high school, as a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cappies and as the school newspaper’s resident Broadway critic. He is currently interning his way into the theatre community, and is excited to exercise his passions for writing and seeing plays as a member of the Theasy staff.

 

Zahra Sadjadi

Zahra Sadjadi

Zahra is half-Iranian, half-German, and mostly introvert. She prefers a life off the grid. However, Theasy is a really fun and interesting website, so Zahra came back on the grid to write for a bit. Her particular interests lean towards dance, experimental performance, film, and video.

Zak Risinger

Zak Risinger 

Zak Risinger likes theatre and thinks that it should be easy. Originally from the land where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, he attended the University of Oklahoma and has worked professionally as an actor and dramaturg all across the country. He often likes plays that are a little quirky and make you look at the world a little differently but is also a sucker for the classics.