Romy Nordlinger (Actor/Playwright)
Romy Nordlinger: Selected credits: “Edna Hoffman” (VO role) in Florence Foster Jenkins dir. Stephen Frears, WOMG and The Ruthless Spectator (Web Series), Lancelot by Steven Fechter (The Woodsman) of which she is also in pre production for the feature film & “A Separation”. Co & Guest starring roles on Law & Order CI (Officer Talbor), All My Children, Gothams, One Life To Live, plus numerous indie films. Selected theatre: "Rose"/ Shakespeare's Slave @ Clurman with Resonance Ensemble; Between Here and There @ New Perspectives; The Woman On The Bridge workshop dir. Ludovica Viller Hauser; January dir Lorca Peress/Multi Stages, R Culture by Cecilia Copeland @ IRT, Stage Struck helmed by Mari Lyn Henry and The Society For The Preservation Of Theatrical History @ Snapple Theatre, The Players Club, Metropolitan Playhouse. Regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Wilma, Fleetwood Stage, Emelin. Playwriting credits include Liptshick @ FringeNYC , The Feeling Part with LoNyLa & The Playwriting Collective, Broadville @ Manhattan Theatre Source & her solo show Sex and Sealing Wax @ MITF. Romy is also an audiobook narrator and voice-over artist with over 200 titles to her credit as well as numerous international voice over spots. Romy has also been a theatre teaching artist for the past 15 years working with underserved communications in every borough of Manhattan. Member of The League Of Professional Theatre Women. Member of NY Madness, Resonance Theatre Ensemble, Flux Sundays and The Playwrights Gallery. B.F.A University Of Arts.
Katie McHugh (Director)
Katie McHugh is a New York based director, teacher and producer of theatre with an MFA in directing from The New School for Drama. She is the Founding Director of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company, Co-Founder of the Teen Shakespeare Conservatory at the Actors Movement Studio, and Artistic Director of Yonder Window Theatre Company. Katie is an award-winning director who specializes in devised and experimental theatre. Selected New York directing credits: Euripides’ Medea in the New School for Drama’s New Visions festival, and The List by Jennifer Tremblay in the New York International Fringe Festival 2012 (Winner of Overall Excellence in a Solo Performance). The List was chosen to perform internationally in the first Mexican Fringe Festival of San Miguel de Allende. After directing her second production in Mexico in February of 2015, Waiting for Goddreau preceded by Shut up Kathleen, Katie was named an Artistic Ambassador of the Mexican Fringe Festival San Miguel. She spent two months last winter in Mexico working on the third annual Fringe Festival as well as co-producing Enemy, an adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People directed by Emmy award winner, Dorothy Lyman at the San Miguel Playhouse Theatre. Her new theatre company, Yonder Window, made it’s maiden voyage this year with a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural, bi-lingual international production called The Dream Project, premiering at Muv arte, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Katie is a five-time director for the Writopia World Wide Plays Festival sponsored by David Letterman, as well as a regular guest director with the NYU dramatic writing program. She also runs a program for young actors focused on auditioning for college called the Audition Prep Intensive and is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. www.auditionprepintensive.com
Nick T Moore (Composer/Sound Designer)
Nick is a 7 time award nominated theatre and film composer and sound designer, with almost 20 years experience creating magic for audiences in NYC. Nick’s work includes, Off-Broadway: The Drawer (IT nominee, best sound) - SoHo Playhouse/Oberon Theater Ensemble; Expatriate - Culture Project; Summer Shorts 14’/15/16’’ - 59E59 & Throughline Artists; Crazy For The Dog - Jean Cocteau Rep., Defenses Of Prague - La Mama; Embraceable Me - (NY) Rachel Reiner Productions/(NC) Blumenthal PAC, Broke Wide Open - Samah Productions, Off-off-b-way: 18 Resonance Ensemble productions, including 23 Knives (IT nominee, best sound/music); 7 Oberon Theater Ensemble productions including Keep On Truckin' It's War (MITF nominee outstanding sound), The Woodsman & Christopher Boal’s Pimm's Mission; Peace (IT nominee, best Musical) - MCTC; Monster Literature Epsiodes 1-5 – Brooklyn Lyceum, Summoner's Tale - Hook and Eye Theater Company; Film includes: Being Reel, (Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Contest winner), The Ticket Seller, Writer/Director Laura Archer - NewFilmakers New York/ DAMNFest/ WAMMFest/ Powfest; Dance: Illuminate– Equilateral Theater Company, Oit Of Water – The Turner Project; Member: Dramatists Guild; Resonance Ensemble; Roundabout.
Adam Burns (Video Design)
Adam’s artwork, films and theater video designs have been shown internationally, including major New York venues like the Big Apple Film Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival and Tribeca Cinemas. Shows include Lipstick, Sex + Sealing Wax, Broadville, and now PLACES. Adam is currently writing his third novel, a dystopian sci-fi about humanity’s urgent need to evolve toward empathy.
Tamara Geisler (Production Manager)
Tamara is an Actor, Teaching Artist, Producer and Associate Director of Yonder Window Inc. and Audition Prep Intensive. Born in Mexico City, she moved to United States at the age of 3. She received her education from the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, the British American Dramatic Academy in London, and received her Bachelors Degree in English and Theater from Barnard College. Since 2000, she has assisted at workshops on Mexican folklore and cultural traditions, including Dia de los Muertos programs. Her commitment to teaching about Mexican identity includes work at the American Folk Art Museum, The Newark Museum, the American Crafts Museum and a 2012 JP Morgan Chase Artists in Our Communities grant. Tamara has also taught theater in over a dozen New York City public schools and theater companies. She is a teaching artist through the Center for Arts Education, Sundog Theater and is the Spanish and Theater teacher at Building Blocks Montessori School, Staten Island and at the Perry School. Tamara is a bilingual actress, who has spent much of her time performing and producing Shakespeare, Experimental Theater and Children’s theater. Tamara is an acting member acting member of the Writopia Play Festival, whose recent festivals performed at the June Havoc Theater and on Theater Row. Tamara works internationally and made her London debut in A Midsummer Nights Dream in 2009. For the past few years she has been working in Mexico and recently returned from performing an adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People directed by Dorothy Lyman in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Tamara’s most recent work includes, producing and starring in several Jose Rivera’s pieces in Taproot: Poetic License 2016 as well as starring in the Solo Performance Digna about the life and death of Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Digna Ochoa.
Jason Beckmann (Assistant Director)
Jason Beckmann just graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Arts. He is excited to join the Yonder Windows Theatre Company family. He will be assistant directing on Places for the New York premiere as well as in Edinburgh. He is also a member of the new Next Generation program in the Scandinavian Theatre Company.
David Wayne Fox (Photographer)
In addition to photography, David wears many other hats, including that of optician (“helping people see things my way”). He is the composer for the 2010 off-off-Broadway production of Rhoda Heartbreak starring “Drag Race” alum Mimi Imfurst. In the acting world, he played a snarky blogger in the indie feature Invisible Ink (2015) and can be seen in numerous other movies and TV shows. He also paints in acrylics, specializing in portraits, pet portraits and landscapes. Many thanks to Romy and Adam for the opportunity of helping to tell Nazzy's amazing tale!
Maya Graffagna (Costume Consultant)
Maya is a New York based Costume and Graphic Designer. She recently taught as Costume Director for Rivals of the West’s production of The Pillowman at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Recent credits include White Rabbit Tales: Fairytales for Adults (White Rabbit Productions), 42nd Night Live (Elektra Theatre), Ice Cream, Fro-Yo and Accusations of the Murder of John Lennon (Hudson Guild), Parking Lot 63 (Hudson Guild), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Tempest Ladies), and Dangerous Walk (Hudson Guild Theater). She is one of the members of the sketch comedy group “Dave’s Friends”, and is also costume consulting for Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Swashbuckling Comedy (CAGE Theatre Company). In addition to her costume work, she also works at Parity Productions as Graphics, Social Media and The Parity Store Manager.
Yonder Window Theatre Company
Yonder Window Theatre Company is a New York-based theater company focused on platforms for cultural conversations and exchange. Committed to connecting with artists around the world, each production is inspired by a specific culture. Stories are explored through workshops and laboratories, where artists can begin to experiment with their talents and ideas.
Parity Productions is the theater company with a dual mission to create new work while ensuring that all its productions are comprised of at least 50% women and transgender directors, designers, and playwrights. The company has several lauded advocacy platforms specifically aimed at creating more opportunities for women and transgender artists. Upcoming productions: Teresa Lotz's She Calls Me Firefly and Gregory Murphy’s Household Words. www.parityproductions.org.
Civil Disobedience is an international producing team and the on the ground producers of Places at Edinburgh. With a passion for ensuring that world class acts find their place in the UK market and internationally, Civil Disobedience brings the finest talent from around the world to global stages, arts, festivals, and events.
Places is made possible in part by the support of Jack Sharkey
The Drama Desk Award-winning 59E59 is dedicated to bringing the best new work from around the country and across the world to premiere in New York. Their annual East to Edinburgh festival highlights North American companies and productions before they make the journey across the pond in the closest thing to Festival Fringe this side of the Atlantic.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Fringe began in 1947 when eight groups arrived in Edinburgh hoping to perform at the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival but were refused entry. Rather than being discouraged from performing, they went ahead and performed on the fringe of the Festival anyway and so the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was born.
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of these eight groups’ defiance and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now the largest arts festival in the world.
The Fringe is a truly open access festival where, in the spirit of the original eight, no one is denied entry, making it the largest platform on earth for creative freedom.