TRACY BERSLEY

Director 

JANE ELIAS

Writer / Performer

Jane is an actor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She recently appeared as Audrey in As You Like It at the Theater at Woodshill, Max Mondi’s Personhood at Columbia University, and the New York premiere of Arlene Hutton’s Letters to Sala at the Barrow Group. Other acting credits include Dean Imperial’s Adults Only at the TBG Theatre, Immersion Therapy, and Face Time (all with Core Artist Ensemble), Lobby Hero (Hampton Theater Co.), Three Days of Rain (Flatiron Playhouse), and the short films Bad Movie and The Confession.

 

Jane’s plays and monologues have been developed with Naked Angels

Tuesdays@9, Access Theater Writers Group, Core Artist Ensemble, Stony Brook Southampton, The Barrow Group, and FAB Women@TBG. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary magazines including Washington Square, trans lit mag, and The Southampton Review, and her short story “First of All” was a winner of Press 53’s 53-Word Story Contest. Jane’s play Baby Steps was a finalist for the City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting and the Heideman Award.

 

Do This One Thing for Me, which was originally developed in Matt Hoverman's Go-Solo workshops, debuted in New York in the 2013 EstroGenius Festival and was later presented in a co-production with Access Theater. In spring 2015 the show ran for four weeks at the TBG Theatre, and subsequently won the Producer’s Choice Award at the Secret Theatre’s Flying Solo Festival in Long Island City.

 

Jane received her BA in English from Duke University and her MFA in poetry from NYU. Acting training: Michael Howard Studios, Larry Singer Studios, The Barrow Group. janeelias.weebly.com.

RENÉE MOLINA

Lighting Designer 

TRACY BERSLEY

Director

Tracy Bersley, specializing in movement based theatre, has adapted, directed and choreographed many stories including: Three Incestuous Sisters (CSV), Alice in Wonderland (Dorset Theater Festival), The Epic of Sunjata (Loft Theatre), The House on Mango Street (Syracuse Stage), Tibet: Through the Red Box (at HERE in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab), lamb of gods (NYC Fringe Festival), The Awful Rowing Toward God (Ontological Theatre’s Blueprint Series), The Anatomy of Touch (Foreman’s Ontological Theatre), Rappaccini’s Daughter (Chashama NYC/Jim Henson Foundation’s Festival), Beyond Static and J’tombe (The Studio New York).

Tracy has also been choreographer/movement director for On the Levee (Lincoln Center, LCT3), Anna in the Tropics (Broadway, Royal Theatre), All Over (Broadway, Round About Theatre), Paris Commune (BAM/Public Theatre/Arts Emerson) and Great Immensity (The Pubic/Kansas City Rep) with the Civilians, Pericles, Revenger’s Tragedy, Women Beware Women, Duchess of Malfi, Witch of Edmunton (Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Choreography) The Changeling and Volpone (Red Bull Theatre), Love Child (New World Stages/Primary Stages), The Civil War (Callaway Award Finalist for Choreography) and Max and Ruby (Lortel/Theatreworks USA), Punk Play and Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb/Ohio Theatre), Takarazuka (HERE/Clubbed Thumb), St. Joan of the Stockyards (PS 122), Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Scarlet Letter (Intiman, Seattle), Monstrosity (13P), Quixote (Broad St. Theatre, Philadelphia); Romeo & Juliet (Williamstown).

Tracy runs an artist posse called DDT with two performer/writers whose work aims to transform the actor/audience relationship. She also teaches acting, movement and devising work at conservatories and studios in and out of New York City and is currently guest faculty at YALE School of Drama and Princeton University. Tracy received her MFA in Directing (Syracuse), is currently the head of movement for the Professional Actor Training Program in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH, is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a Drama League Fellow. www.tracybersley.com

RENÉE MOLINA

Lighting Design 

Renée has been lighting dance and theater in NYC for over twenty years, working with companies such as Lydia Johnson Dance, Concrete Temple Theatre, Noche Flamenca, Pascal Rioult, Jennifer Muller, and Tap City. She took the reigns of Joyce Soho for two years as production manager before her current position as Executive Director with CS Global, lighting fashion shows and special events in NYC and throughout the world. She is thrilled to be working once again with Jane and Tracy in telling this personal story. Renée received a BFA in lighting design from Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film, SUNY.

ADAM PLATT

Original Music / Sound Design 

Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Adam moved to New York City in 2006. He has been recording and performing nationally and internationally since the age of ten with a multitude of artists and groups of varying backgrounds. Adam's trios, Dance Fight and AP3, perform regularly at the Letlove Inn (Astoria, NYC). Other credits include: pianist and composer for the original soundtrack to FX's Emmy Award–winning series Louie; and Head of Musician Training at Jazz at Lincoln Center's WeBop program. adamplatt.com

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