Creative Team

Playwright Montgomery Sutton
Director Joshua Luria
Stage Manager Michele Connolly*
Costume Designer Katja Andreiev
Lighting Designer Christopher Weston
Sound Designer Michael Feld
Dialect Coach Charley Layton
Art Director Sara Slagle
Fight Choreographer Turner Smith

* member of Actors’ Equity. AEA Approved Showcase


Katja Andreiev (Costume Design)
Theatre credits include: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory ( Working Theater), Yorktown ( Drama Garden), The 10 x 25 ( Atlantic Theater Company), Long Way Go Down, Songs and Statues  ( premieres, Harold Clurman LAB), ), As You Like It, Measure for Measure, The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard ( all for Stella Adler School ). Collaborations with Anya Saffir include: Hamlet ( Morpheus Productions), Caucasian Chalk Circle ( Pipeline ), Romeo and Juliet ( Northwest Passage/Tragedians of the City). Costumes articles have appeared in Theatre Bay Area and Backstage Magazine.

Michele Connolly( Production Stage Manager)
Off-Broadway: Tender Napalm (The Shop Productions, 59e59 Theaters), Hand to God (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Select New York credits: King Lear (American Bard Theater Company), The Empty Ocean (Harold Clurman Lab, Stella Adler Studio), Too Much Too Soon (Lesser America Productions) The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist (I MEAN! Productions, FringeNYC Top 30 Shows).

Michael Feld (Sound Designer) has designed sound and composed music for a number of theatre companies, and specializes in the performance of live soundscapes using sampling and effects technology. His latest shows include “Bradass87” (Whistleblowers), “Puppets and Poets” (The Bushwick Starr), “Finding Mother” (Manhattan Rep), “Time of the Wolves (Uproar) and more. Michael is also a teacher of music production. Visit michaelfeldarts.com/music for more on his work.

Charley Layton (Dialect Coach) has been coaching dialects in NYC for the last 10 years. He graduated from NYU with a BFA in Drama and is a current faculty member both at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and Playwrights Horizons Theater School. www.charleylayton.com

Joshua Luria (Director)
Josh’s directing credits include world-premieres of Dated: A Cautionary Tale for Facebook Users (2009 NYIT-Award Nomination, outstanding short script), Pre-Disposal, and The Music Man. He recently spent 8 weeks training with acclaimed director Karen Kohlhaas (New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater: NY Premiere of David Mamet’s Boston Marriage; Atlantic Theater Company: Annie Baker’s Body Awareness, Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse), working on Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise and Bekah Brunstetter’s Be a Good Little Widow. He trained as an actor at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, and produced for four years a founding member and the former Managing Director of EBE Ensemble.

Sara Slagle (Art Director)
Off-Broadway: Arthur Miller’s The Last Yankee (Theatre Row). Other New York favorites: Othello, Lend Me a Tenor, The History Boys (The Gallery Players); Much Ado About Nothing,Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, Spring Tides, Hamlet (Boomerang Theatre Co.)

Turner Smith (Fight Choreographer) is a Stunt Professional currently based out of New York City, with extensive credits as a choreographer and stunt performer on stage and screen. For more information please visit www.turnersmithstunts.com.

Montgomery Sutton (Playwright)
Montgomery’s writing credits include the plays Moonlight Gospel (EBE Ensemble in NYC, 2006), La Fin du Monde, Ruins and Patience (PUP Fest, 2005) and nearly half a dozen short films including Death Takes a Leak and Just Dessert. As an actor, he has performed in NYC with companies including the American Bard Theater Company, Gallery Players, Metropolitan Playhouse, White Horse Theater Company, Going to Tahiti Productions, and EBE Ensemble, and in regional premieres of The Whipping Man (Top 10 of 2012, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and TheaterJones) and The Temperamentals (Outstanding Performances of 2011, The Column) and with Circle Theater, Theatre Three, Uptown Players, and Shakespeare Dallas. He has produced or co-produced over a dozen plays off-off-Broadway and regionally, with companies including EBE Ensemble, Project X Theatre, and Five O’Clock Productions. www.montgomerysutton.com

Christopher Weston (Lighting Designer) New York theaters include the Kitchen, John Houseman, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 59E59, Cherry Lane, 3LD, 45th Street Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, Barrow Group, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, and many more. Regional theaters include Penguin Rep, Actors Shakespeare Company, NJ Rep, Hangar Theatre. International: European Biennial in Athens, Greece. He was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for The Return of Peter Grimm at Metropolitan Playhouse. He has also designed interiors, architecture, fundraisers, weddings and other events. He is a Teaching Artist for Roundabout Theatre. For more information, visit www.chriswestondesign.com.