Biographies

Adam Kraar, Playwright

Adam Kraar’s plays include New World Rhapsody (commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club, produced at H.B. Playwrights Foundation); The Spirit House (premiered at Performance Network of Ann Arbor);  The Abandoned El (premiered at Illinois Theatre Center); Storm In The Iron Box (National Play Award runner-up), The Lost Cities of Asher (New River Dramatists Fellowship; Finalist, 2005 O’Neill Playwrights Conference); and Freedom High (winner of the Handel Playwright Fellowship from the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Arts Guild).

 Adam was a Playwriting Fellow in Residence at Manhattan Theatre Club.  His plays have been produced and developed in New York by Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, N.Y. Stage and Film, N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lark, Abingdon, H.B. Playwrights Foundation, Urban Stages, Queens Theatre in the Park and Theatreworks U.S.A.; and regionally at Geva Theatre, Alliance Repertory Company, New Jersey Rep, N.Y. State Theatre Institute, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Key West Theatre Festival, and others. 

Sherri Eden Barber, Director

Sherri is a recipient of the Drama League Fellowship and the US/UK Exchange Award in which she directed a reading of Kenneth Emson’s Sonderkommando at the Old Vic in London, England. She is on the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s Active Observer List. Sherri worked as Co-Artistic Director for Hangar Theatre’s Lab Company in Ithaca, New York where she directed Jose Rivera’s References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Libby Leonard’s Armchair Traveler and Maurice Sendak/Carol King’s Really Rosie. She has directed on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre for The Pink Campaign. Sherri was selected to direct for The 24 Hour Company’s Old Vic/New Voices workshop with Kevin Spacey and is a company member of At Play Productions in Association with Kevin Spacey and The 24 Hour Play Company.  She directed the world premiere of Hylan Park by Jason Grote with Annabella Sciorri at The Atlantic Theatre for The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Charity event for Working Playground.  Sherri directed Poppies for the New York Fringe Festival ’07 and Susan Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays at the Public Theatre. Favorite New York City directing productions at The New School for Drama include her thesis production of Martin Sherman’s Bent (Act II), Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter at 59 E 59, an adaptation of Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories, Matthew Pelfrey’s Drive Angry, and Julia Jordan’s Nightswim. As part of the collaborative development at The New School for Drama, Sherri directed and co-developed the premiere of The Evolution of Fear by Diana Polansky. Sherri also had the privilege of assistant directing Christian Parker and Jessica Bauman for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway at The American Airlines Theatre and Moises Kaufman for The 24 Hour Musicals at The Pubic Theatre; both in association with The 24 Hour Company. She also directed Daniel Talbot’s Sometimes After Dinner for Youngblood/EST, Seven11.Conveninence Theatre for Desipina and Company and Mike Lew’s Tilly and Bill for Wizard Oil Productions. Sherri is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in London, England, a member of the National Collegiate Scholars, and was Jo Bonney’s Teaching Assistant for her Staging class at The New School for Drama. Sherri received her MFA in Directing from The Newschool for Drama. She designed and received her B.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park in Women, Performance Art and Activism with a Certificate in Women’s Studies. Sherri has an upcoming stage reading of Harrison River’s The Bandaged Place at New York Theatre Workshop.

Rajesh Bose, Gandar et al.

Rajesh Bose recently played Dorn in the National Asian American Theatre Company’s production of The Seagull.  Other New York favorites include productions and readings at Ensemble Studio Theatre, LaMama, and the Lark Theatre.  He made his off-Broadway debut in the six month run of Masked.  Regional favorites  include Victory Gardens Theatre (Love Person) , Mixed Blood Theatre (Love Person), Pittsburgh Public Theater (Wit, Much Ado About Nothing), Quantum Theatre (Indian Ink, Arabian Nights) and Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (Tartuffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan)Television credits include The Sopranos  and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.  Rajesh appears in the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River.

Dana Mazzenga, Deborah

Dana received her MFA from the New School University last spring. Instead of paying back those hefty school loans, she focused on diving into some delightful theatre this past year, being cast in projects such as the highly offensive (but light-hearted and fun – of course!) Endtimes Production’s re-envisioned “Manson: The Musical!” as the late Susan Atkins; as well as playing Elizabeth in Radiotheatre’s electrifying production of FRANKENSTEIN.  (That was a fun death scene.)  She enjoyed a three month run with extentions on both of those shows! Her favorite roles of past include a marionette named Tilly from Wizard Oil’s production of “Tilly and Bill”, as well as the NSD productions of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “Den of Thieves” as Boochie, Horton Foote’s “Blind Date” as Dolores, and Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” as Abigail.  Dana is so excited to be graced with the challenge to discover the charming and tragic role of Deborah.  She is eternally grateful to Sherri, Amanda, and Adam for the chance to work
with such an amazing and talented team!  And as always, could not have done any of this without the love and support of Nick, their family, and friends.

Graham Outerbridge, Carl

Graham Outerbridge is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater’s MFA Program. Theater credits include Is Life Worth Living? (Mint Theater Company), Farmtrucks (New York International Fringe Festival), Exploits (Theater of the Expendable), and The Wendigo (Vagabond Theater Ensemble). Film and television credits include CBS’s “Guiding Light” and NBC’s “Law & Order”. He is a proud member of AEA.

Kunal Prasad, Joseph

Kunal Prasad Recently had the pleasure of touring France in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar directed by Arthur Nauzyciel.  Received his MFA from American Repertory Theater’s Institute at Harvard University. A.R.T Institute credits include: The Room/Celebration (Mr. Sands/Richard), Expats (Alexsei), The Phoenician Women (Theban Soldier). Other credits: Weird Sisters (Ewan), Morbidity and Mortality (Dr. Anil Patel-u/s perf), Twelfth Night (Malvolio), Clouds Hill (Ahmad).

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