Mariah MacCarthy (Executive Artistic Director) has had her work developed and presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC, various New York apartments, and Paris. Indie Theater Hall of Fame (“Person of the Year” 2012), PoNY nominee. Plays include Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People (EST, Dixon Place, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre; winner, Dr. Robert J. Thierauf Producer’s Pick Award, Cincinnati Fringe Festival; viewed over 41,000 times on YouTube), Honors Students (Kilroys List Honorable Mention; EST/Youngblood Unfiltered), Safeword (Dixon Place), Magic Trick (FringeNYC and Theatre Row; winner of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award and Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences), Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion (“sweet and boisterous…a lot of fun” – The New York Times), The Foreplay Play (two NYIT Award nominations), Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story (twenty Looking Glass Forum Awards, FringeNYC “Outstanding Performance”), and The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret (“f*cking brilliant” – Kate Bornstein; performed in Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and New York). Mariah is a Friend of Flux, a writer-in-residence of The Propulsion Lab, a member of Youngblood, Project Y Playwrights Group, and Lather, Rinse, Repeat, Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director-at-Large of The Brick. Find out more at mariahmaccarthy.com and patreon.com/mariahm. Photo by Jody Christopherson.
Leta Tremblay (Producing Artistic Director) is a freelance director based in New York City. She has presented work at 59E59 Theaters, Theatre Row, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Eugene O’Neill National Theater Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lark, New World Stages, Access Theater, The Kraine Theater, Paradise Factory, The Brick, FringeNYC, IRT Theater, The Gym at Judson, The Secret Theatre, The Cell, Davenport Theatre and site specifically. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute and has trained with the Wooster Group and SITI Company. Leta is the Producing Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre. Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Associate Member. www.letatremblay.com Photo by Kacey Stamats.
Sarah Matteucci is an NYC-based vocalist, actor, and vocal coach. Off-Broadway: A Stoop on Orchard Street (Sarah, original cast). New York theater includes: Primary Stages, EST, 45th Street Theater, Theater for the New City, CAPS LOCK Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, Vital, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Looking Glass. Recordings include: A Stoop…, BiPolar Express by Mark Frawley, No Dogs Allowed by Sonia Manzano and Stephen Lawrence, Mary the Magdelene by Jim Olm, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors by Richard Rose. Favorite roles include West Side Story (Maria), Company (Jenny), and The Seagull (Masha), as well as originating leading roles in new works by Mariah MacCarthy (Just Right/Sex with Robots, You’ll Thank Me Later) and Melisa Annis (Pit). Sarah has also appeared as a classical and musical theater concert/cabaret soloist both here and abroad, with the occasional foray into film with such companies as Twirly Girl Productions and the Discovery Channel. As a vocal coach, she has worked on productions for Columbia University, Casper College, ESPA, and Flux Theatre Ensemble (Dialect Coach, Honey Fist). Barnard grad (Phi Beta Kappa); vocal training at New England Conservatory and in NYC with Mark Planner (one of the greatest voice teachers in the city, you should study with him!); Associate Director of Primary Stages ESPA; works extensively as an educator and trainer with Destination Imagination, an international creative problem solving program for kids. So excited to embark on a new adventure as Associate Producer for CAPS LOCK.
Nick Mecikalski is a playwright, actor, and director. Recent playwriting credits include American Maar (IRT Theater), Wonderful Thoughts (Dixon Place), Slowmatch (National Theatre for Student Artists), Flow (National Theater Institute), Downsizing (Nashville Repertory Theatre), and Things People Defenestrated (The Blank Theatre). Actor: Wonderful Thoughts (Dixon Place). Associate Producer: Baby Mama (Caps Lock Theatre). Artistic Assistant at Roundabout Theatre Company. Alumnus of two programs with the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center—the Advanced Playwriting Semester and the Theatermakers Summer Intensive. Graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Daniel John Kelley is a playwright, opera nerd and Brooklyn native. His plays and musicals have been produced and developed in the NY Fringe, and by MCC, Resonance Ensemble, Open Gate Theatre, Northwoods Ramah Theatre, the Gallery Players, the Irondale Center, the Brooklyn Lyceum and others. His work has also been seen in far away places such as Ireland, Australia and Nepal. He received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and his MFA in playwriting from Hunter College in May 2013, where he studied with Tina Howe and Mark Bly. His musical Plagued, which wrote with his composer-buddy Nick Moore, will have a concert reading in January at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn.