Jen Faith Brown- (Actor/singer/RDT (writer Only a Girl)- Jen splits her time between New York and Los Angeles and has worked at various theatre including the Daryl Roth Theatre off-broadway, New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Theatre Works USA, the Workshop Theatre, as well as The Chekhov Now and Musical Theatre Festivals. In Los Angeles, she has performed at the La Canada Shakespeare Festival, The Lee Strasberg Theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera. Regionally, Jen has worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Bristol Riverside Theatre, and Sierra Repertory Theatre to name a few. She has performed in concerts at The American Airlines Theatre, The Gershwin Theatre,with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and ActorCor an organization that intertwines music in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Jen’s Television credits include: Law and Order, All My Children, and Raven's Home. She can also be heard on David Zipse's "Tribute to Gershwin" CD and Christian McClear's "Requiem" produced for the United States Military in honor of Fallen Veterans. Recent film credits include: "Sing" "My Father", "Little Women", and "Johnny Shadow"-Jen received her Master’s Degree in Acting from the professional actor training program at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival and her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Jen is also a graduate of the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and was awarded her RDT (registered Drama Therapy Certificate) from the NADTA. Jen was fortunate to study under the supervision of Pamela Dunne where she developed strong skills in the Narrative approach to Drama Therapy. Jen was honored to write "Only a Girl" based on her personal interviews with Holocaust rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA and currently serves on the SAG/AFTRA Move Committee.
David Mulholland-(Actor/co-writer “Only a Girl”)-Regionally, David has been seen in Big River (The King) at Mt. Gretna Playhouse, Proof (Robert), No Longer Warriors (Seth Adams), A Man of Firsts (Charles Sumner), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Barney) and Tuesdays with Morrie (Morrie) at Act Out Theatre, Our Town (Mr. Webb) at Delaware Theatre Company, The Snow Queen (Muzzer) at Prince Music Theatre, Romeo and Juliet (Capulet), The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio), and Frankenstein (Dr Waldman) at Foundation Theatre, The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), All My Sons (Jim Bayliss) and On the Verge (Grover, et al) at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts and 110 in the Shade at Bristol Riverside Theatre. David has also been seen at the Festival Theatre for New Plays and the Philadelphia One-Act Play Festival, Passage Theatre and Storybook Musical Theatre. Film credits: Mayor Cupcake, The Answer Man, Universal Signs. Television: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, America’s Most Wanted, Lincoln: The War Within, George Washington II and as a semi-regular on KYW-TV’s Saturday Night Dead. As a writer, David has co-writing credits on several episodes of Saturday Night Dead and has co-written 10 comedy and mystery scripts for J&T Talent. David is honored to be a part of the telling of Irene Gut Opdyke’s amazing life story. David is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG AFTRA
Estelle Bajou-(actor, singer, composer "Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree")-Estelle is a NY Innovative Theatre Award-winning Actor, Drama Desk Award-nominated Composer, Writer, Director, and Educator. She is a Teaching Artist with The Leadership Program, an organization providing arts programming to students in “High Risk” public schools throughout New York City. In 2018-2019, she was a Teaching Artist and Co-Writer/Director with The Witness Project, a year-long collaboration between Holocaust Survivors and high school students to create a theater piece based on the Survivors’ first-person testimonies. A first-generation French-American raised in a furniture factory town in the North Carolina mountains, she's loved traveling across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, including Iraq, for projects, and is now based in The Bronx. Broadway: Once. TV: “Boardwalk Empire”; Ken Burns’ “Prohibition”. Feature Film: Spielberg’s The Post; Chaplin of the Mountains; subHysteria; Fireworkers; Beneath Disheveled Stars. Short Film: Starring Austin Pendleton; Lullaby for Ray; Broke, Henry Buys a Hat. Theatre: PS122, Edinburgh Fringe, LaMaMa, 59E59, 14th St Y, New Ohio, NJ Rep, FringeNYC, Under St. Marks, Shadowland, A.R.T. Oberon, Barrow Street, three National Tours, et al. At age nineteen, she earned her BA in Theatre and Creative Writing from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She then earned an MFA in Acting from The New School in New York City. www.estellebajou.com
Holly Pitrago-(Actor, singer Co-creator of Cabaret Series)-Holly Pitrago is from a small town in Michigan where she grew up studying music through private lessons and with her father who was a band director in the local schools. She took up piano at the age of 7 and followed in her father’s footsteps with the bassoon at age 11. She later became first chair with the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. Holly pursued her love of singing and has played various musical theatre roles in New York City.
Holly’s live singing also includes, cruise ships and concerts as well as ongoing productions with the New Directions Veterans Choir. Holly also works as a session singer and can be heard on film, TV, and sound recordings. Recent TV singing roles include the voice of Principal Perry on Disney XD’s Lab Rats, a member of Sue’s uncut a cappella group on ABC’s The Middle, "Raven's Home" and "Alexa and Katie". Holly holds her M.A in Theatre Arts and is a proud member of Actors Equity as well as SAG/AFTRA.
Cynthia Holloway, (Actor/Drama Therapist-Psy.D RDT)-Cynthia is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA. She has developed a number of one person shows for social justice engagement. In addition, Cynthia is Drama Therapist and has worked as a registered psychologist in a community mental health setting. She has also worked as a creative therapist in private rehabilitation with people in various stages of healing and self-exploration. In her role as a creative therapy facilitator, she focuses on accessing deeper emotions by utilizing a playful approach to discovery and healing. Her work is based on the belief that by exploring parts of the self through creative activity clients can uncover personal strengths, develop mindfulness, and evolve both personally and professionally. Cynthia facilitates creative workshops with the overall goal of helping participants cultivate, connect and share their authentic voice, while also inspiring others in the community to do the same. You can find out more by visiting www.evolvingstage.com
Cindy O’Connor-(composer- Powder Puff Pilots)-Cindy is a composer, songwriter and performer. Her original musicals include All That He Was (Kennedy Center ACTF Winner, published by Samuel French); 40 is the new 15 (NoHo Arts Center 2010); Powder Puff Pilots (UC Irvine Festival of New Musicals); Moving On (Stages finalist), and a popular series of murder mystery musicals . Her opera Crime + Punishment was a recent Eugene O’Neill Conference finalist. Cindy has composed original music for two Off-Broadway plays, In The Air and The Crying Woman/La Llorona. She is currently writing Beautiful, a modern musical adaptation of Hedda Gabler with an acoustic rock/Southern folk-flavored score. In the film and TV world, her music can be heard in Once Upon a Time (ABC series), Crash (the Starz series), The Black Donnellys (NBC), Forgiving the Franklins (Sundance 2006), and many others. As a keyboard player and vocalist, Cindy has toured with Pat Benatar, Mark Isham, and Petra Haden and the Sellouts, and appeared on VHI’s “Women Who Rock”, “Good Morning America” and “Charmed”.
Danny Whitman-(composer lyricist "Only a Girl")-Danny's songs have been featured in
ASCAP/MAC Songwriter's Showcase, Arts and Artists Songwriters Showcase in NYC, New Emerging Artists concert at off-broadway's York theatre and in the Music of Broadway:The Next Generation of Broadway's Composers, Danny's songs have been performed by such Broadway performers as Rachael York, Karen Mason, Tonya Pinkins, Nancy Opel, Janine LaMana and Mac/Bistro award winner Julie Reyburn. As an arranger Danny's work has been performed in Portland Symphony Orchestra's " A Celebration of Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim". Danny served as vocal arranger for I"t feels like Home" by renowned cabaret artist and theatre composer, John Bucchino. Danny is the producer of the hit concert series Broadway Backwards featuring a roster of Broadway stars including Charles Busch, Andrea McArdle, Pamela Meyers, and Cheyenne Jackson. Danny is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild of America. He is also the lyricist for "The Tales of Custard the Dragon" originally committed by the Kennedy Center and now available through Samuel French. Light keeper Productions was proud to tour "Custard" to children's hospitals in 2007.
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