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Brendan Walsh

Brendan Ryan Walsh was honorably discharged from the U.S.M.C. and came home to N.Y. to pursue his love for theatre.

Catherine Parnell

Catherine Parnell, Senior Associate Editor for Consequence Magazine, is an independent consultant as well as an instructor at Grub Street

Jerri Bell

Jerri Bell is the Managing Editor for O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project. She retired from the

Drew Pham

Drew Pham is a Brooklyn-based writer and contributing editor at The Wrath Bearing Tree. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan

Tony Schwalm

Tony Schwalm is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Special Forces (a.k.a. the Green Berets). A veteran of

Hayley Johnson

Former Military Police Officer in the United States Navy, Hayley Johnson volunteered to serve in the Gulf War and was

Stephan Wolfert

Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA, (AEA, SAG) (US Army, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer) Stephan left a career in the military

Donna Zephrine

Donna was born in Harlem New York and grew up in Bay Shore, Long island.  She went to Brentwood High

Jan Barry

JAN BARRY is an award-winning journalist and poet whose books include A Citizen’s Guide to Grassroots Campaigns, Life after War

Sarah N. Mess

SARAH N. MESS’s poetry and art are featured in Warrior Writers’ most recent anthology, titled Warrior Writers. Sarah served in

Sokunthary Svay

Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of

James P. Stanton

Col. (USAF, Ret.) James P. Stanton is a 2014 graduate of the Hunter College Department of Theatre’s Master of Arts.

Jen Hinst-White

Jen Hinst-White is a fiction writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Common, The Missouri Review, The Southampton

Robert Lambert

Robert Lambert is a director, writer, actor, singer and founder of Trampled Rose Productions. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts and currently living

Donte Wright Da Storyteller

Donte Wright Da Storyteller is a Desert Storm veteran. He is a member of “Warrior Writers NYC,” and has been

Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy is a composer, lyricist, and author from Annapolis, MD whose work has been heard in New York at

Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin

Nicole Goodwin

Nicole Goodwin is a veteran, author,  performance artist, and award-winning poet.  Her book Warcries is a collection of poems inspired

Jason Sagebiel

While serving with the U.S. Marine Corp., as a scout-sniper in Iraq, Jason Sagebiel sustained a brain injury that would

Chris King

Chris King is a creative artist in several media and a lifelong friend of J.A. Moad II. He has two

Adrienne Brammer

Adrienne Brammer is a 14-year Air Force veteran who worked as a broadcast journalist and combat videographer. She’s been assigned

Sandra W. Lee

Sandra W. Lee is an 8-year Army combat veteran in the Special Operations Command, having deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from

Pam Campos-Palma

Pam Campos-Palma is an impactful political strategist, campaigner, and leader serving on the front lines of democracy and change with

Matthew Thomas Burda

Matthew Thomas Burda is an Actor and Producer.  Theater Producer credits include Comfort Women: A New Musical (Off-Broadway, Summer ’15),

Teresa Fazio

Teresa Fazio was a Marine Corps officer from 2002-2006, deploying once to Iraq. Her essays and fiction have been included

Leah Cooper

Leah Cooper has been directing, producing, and managing in theater for over 30 years. Based in Minneapolis, she has directed

J. A. Moad II

J. A. Moad II is a  former Air Force C-130 pilot with over 3000 flight hours and more than 100

Kryssy Wright

Kryssy Wright is a lighting designer in Brooklyn. Since relocating to Brooklyn she has designed and built sets, designed and

Ellen Mischinski

Ellen Mischinski is a stage manager, producer, and theater administrator. She has worked with Poetic Theater Productions as a Producer

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts has directed multiple pieces by Mickey Bolmer with Poetic Theater Productions. Recent directing credits include: The Tempest (Ophelia Theater

Tamara Geisler

Tamara Geisler is an Actor, Producer, Teaching Artist and Associate Director of Yonder Window Theatre Company and Audition Prep Intensive.

Lisa Renkel

Lisa is returning to work with Poetic Theater Productions after her projection design for Village Orpheus earlier this year. Lisa graduated from

Mario C. Brown

Originally from Brooklyn, Mario began acting in 2013. Since then he’s been seen in “Blues for Mister Charlie”, “Ring Round

Josh Jacobson

Village Orpheus is Josh’s first production with Poetic Theatre Productions. He has appeared in a number of plays and musicals in

Mateo d’Amato

Mateo d’Amato was born in Providence, R.I. His mother is from Argentina and his father is from New York City.

Olivia Nice

Olivia Nice first worked with Poetic Theater Productions playing Cookie Mueller in Mickey Bolmer’s BACK Back: A Tragedy Party. Other

Julie Geisler

Julie Geisler splits her time between Manhattan, and a small town in the Catskills, with her husband Philip Milio.  She

Corinne Proctor

Corinne studied theatre at Ithaca College where she was a founding member of IC Teatro a Spanish language theatre group.

Shawn Chang

As a collaborative pianist, Shawn Chang has worked with the Bronx Opera, and Garden State Opera. As a composer his

Aya Aziz

Aya Aziz is a songwriter and performance artist based between New York and Beirut, Lebanon. Aya wrote and performed her

Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko, the 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, is a Writer, Performer and Musician who has been featured in venues

Ali Andre Ali

Ali Andre Ali is a New York based actor writer and musician. A graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing at

Barbara Allen

“Normal” is for other people. The more Barbara Allen fought to be normal, the harder life laughed at her. And

Raquel Almazan

Raquel Almazan is an actor, writer, director in theatre/film/television productions. Her eclectic career as artist-activist spans original multi-media solo performances,

Mia Y. Anderson

A working artistic New York professional who was born in the Republic of Brooklyn. A woman of faith, published writer,

Eric Aviles

Eric Aviles is an actor, writer, and teaching artist and activist residing in NYC.  Eric recently completed a California tour

Jessica Barnhill

Jessica Barnhill is a New York based director, stage manager, and producer. She is the Associate Producer of Poetic Theater

Beatur

Beatur is a professional entertainer. Working as a music producer, musical director, actor, Dj, a comedian and a member of various bands. He has worked with a

Ori Bensimhon

With Poetic Theater Productions: Production Manager for Poetic License 2012, Poetic License 2014 and Poetic License 2015 Production Manager for Goliath Production Manager for

Mickey Bolmer

Mickey Bolmer is a New York City playwright, now living in California. He has written ten plays, has had two sold

Mahogany L. Browne

The Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus fellow is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters

Gabby Bruno

Upon graduating from Chapman University, Gabriella moved to Brooklyn to pursue her career in dance. She has been dancing professionally

Chad Chenail

CHAD CHENAIL is a graduate of Pace University and freelance director based in Jersey City. He is also the cofounder

Xandra Clark

  With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in Conscious Language 2014 & 2015, Mickey Bolmer’s BACK and Love Redefined. Upcoming: Judson Arts Wednesdays’

Everett Cox

Everett Cox served in the U. S. Army from 1966-1969.  He served in Viet Nam in 1969 with the 245th

Samantha Cooper

Samantha is honored to be a part of the Poetic Theater family. With PTP: Goliath (Culture Project, Wild Project, CA

Taro Vesta, Cooper

Taro Vestøl Cooper is an actor and a spoken word artist. He graduated from Nordic Black Xpress Acting School in

Darian Dauchan

DARIAN DAUCHAN is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and

Dontonio Demarco

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in GOLIATH Assistant Director & Line Producer for Underground Actor in “Presents…” development series Actor in Love

Maurice Decaul

MAURICE EMERSON DECAUL, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New

Natalia Duong

  With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in GOLIATH Actress and Choreographer in “Presents…” development series Actress in Love Redefined Playwright & Director

Edgar Eguia

EDGAR EGUIA is a NY-based actor.  He has affiliations with The Flea Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company as well as

Karen Eilbacher

Karen Eilbacher played the original role of Kia Clark in Chisa Hutchinson’s SHE LIKE GIRLS (GLAAD Awards, Outstanding NY Theatre:

Dominique Fishback

Dominique is a TV, Film, Stage actress and Poet from Brooklyn, East NY. Selected TV credits: HBO’s “Show me a

Zoë Flowers

Zoë Flowers is an author, poet, actress, Reiki Master and seasoned domestic violence expert. Zoë teaches poetry and theatre at

Fun

I go by the name of Fun in which everyone would agree fits perfectly for me. I love to smile

Fernando García

Fernando García is a drummer, percussionist, and composer well versed in a wide variety of musical styles. Born in San

Keelay Gipson

Keelay Gipson is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an actor, filmmaker, director and award-winning playwright.  His play What I Tell

Ebony Noelle Golden

Ebony Golden is a Houston, TX native now living in the South Bronx. Ebony is an accomplished performance artist, poet,

Anna Gothard

Anna is a performer, musician, teacher and a half of folk-pop duo, Anna/Kate. Anna has performed widely in music venues

Chelsea Gregory

Chelsea Gregory is a community-engaged dance theater artist, writer, educator and cultural organizer originally from Atlanta, GA. She was recently part of the touring

Craig ‘muMs’ Grant

Craig muMs Grant is an American Playwright, Poet and Actor best known for playing Poet on the HBO hit show

Zuleyma Guevara

Ms. Guevara is a huge fan of Raquel Almazan’s work and honored to be collaborating on this production of La

Sentell Harper

Sentell Harper recently had his one man show Seek and Ye Shall Find premiere in New York City in the

Brigitte Harris

Brigitte is currently an apprentice carpenter with the NYC District Council of Carpenter’s but studied to be an actress in

Kenneth Heaton

Kenneth Heaton appeared as Paul in Poetic Theater Productions’ award-winning Goliath at The Wild Project and in the 2014 West

Joanna Hoffman

Joanna Hoffman (www.joannahoffman.com) is a spoken word poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY who uses poetry to demonstrate

Eboni Hogan

Eboni Hogan is a Brooklyn-based poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress and arts educator. She studied theater at NYU’s Tisch School of

Joell Jackson

Joell Jackson has performed with the off Broadway show STOMP on tour and in New York for five years. Immediately

Ryan F Johnson

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in Underground Actor in “Shatter the Sky” in Poetic License 2013 Actor in Conscious Language 2014

Jeremy Karafin

Jeremy Karafin founded Poetic Theater Productions in February 2010, and as artistic director produced over 150 productions, showcases, gallery shows

Abena Koomson

Abena Koomson is a Harlem- based performer, educator and wordsmith. She is bandleader and composer for Abena Koomson’s Blacksmith Orchestra (AKBO), and a featured

Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, most recently, Last Seen (University of Wisconsin Press),

Sam LaRoche

Sam LaRoche is a spoken word poet and rap artist out of Brooklyn. In college Sam was signed to an

Sharifa Linton

Sharifa Linton is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her love for dancing started at the age of 3 and

Sarah Livant

Sarah Livant is a native Alabamian. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and began stage managing in New York City upon

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Kid Lucky

Kid Lucky is a hip hop vocalist who specializes in beatboxing, floetry and scatting. Since 1996 Kid Lucky has been

Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and ethics at the School of Visual Arts in New York

Alex Mallory

Alex Mallory is a theatrical director and creative leader in New York. She recently directed Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris

John D. Manley

Major John D. Manley, US Marine Corps Reserve (retired) is an Army civilian currently serving as the Director, US Army

Safiya Martinez Connell

Safiya Martinez Connell is a performer, writer and educator. She is an alumni of the New York Teaching Fellows program

Jazzy Mason

Jazzy is an advocate, actress, and entrepreneur.  She is currently affiliated with the women in prison projects reconnect leadership and

Chantal Maurice

Chantal has been blessed to work in a variety of acting mediums including Theatre, Film, TV, Industrials and Commercials. In

Edward McWilliams

With Poetic Theater Productions: Poet and Performer for Love Redefined, March ForWord and Uncharted Graphic Design for One Brave Thing

John M. Meyer

John M. Meyer is an artist studying at the University of Texas at Austin. His work as a playwright-performer has

Philip Milio

Philip Milio has pursued the art of photography since graduating high school. His skills progressed working for the Dept. of

Patrice Miller

Patrice Miller is a director-choreographer and writer currently directing Mad Jenny’s Love und Greed in residence at Pangea. Her work

Charan P. Morris

Charan P. Morris is a New York based poet/educator. A 2011-12 LAMBDA Literary Foundation Fellow, recipient of the Archie D.

Jevon Nicholson

Jevon is a New York based actor, lover and hugger. Born in Harlem, raised in Brooklyn,  He received his acting

Peter Molin

Peter Molin is a retired US Army infantry officer who served in the 2nd Infantry, 10th Mountain, and 82nd Airborne

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