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Jay Russell* (Actor 1) Broadway: End of the Rainbow, The Play What I Wrote. Off-Broadway: Our Town (Barrow Street), Travels With My Aunt (Keen Company), Around the World in 80 Days (Irish Rep), Come Back, Little Sheba (Transport Group), The Normal Heart (Public), & more. National Tours: Wicked, Beauty & the Beast. International: Fully Committed (English Theatre of Vienna), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (English Theatre of Frankfurt). Regional: Leading roles at the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Papermill Playhouse, Westport Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Ordway, Utah Shakespeare Festival. TV/Film: Gotham, Louie, Boardwalk Empire, Ugly Betty, The Sopranos, Seven Seconds, Bored to Death, Law & Order, Morning Glory, Ride, In Lieu of Flowers, All in Time. jay-russell.com
Stuart Zagnit  
Stuart Zagnit* (Actor 3) is a Broadway veteran, having appeared in Disney’s Newsies, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Seussical, The Wild Party and The People in the Picture, among others. National tour credits include The Wizard in Wicked, Grinch, Crazy for You, Into the Woods and Applause. Off-Broadway: All in the Timing, Lucky Stiff, The Grand Tour, Kuni-Leml. Stuart was the last Seymour in the original production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Orpheum Theater. Regional credits include Max in The Producers, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. On TV: five guest appearances on all three Law & Order series, as well as The Good Wife, Elementary, Blue Bloods, 30 Rock and Season 2 of Violet, the Jessica Jones Marvel Comics series on Netflix. Stuart is on the web series Small Miracles, the feature According to Greta and for Pokemon fans, he was the original voice of Professor Oak!
Laura King Otazo  
Lauriel Friedman  
Malka Wallick  
Ben Edelman  
Paulette Oliva  
Paulette Oliva* (Actor 8) is proud and thrilled to be a part of this thoughtful work—reflecting on the 146 lives lost, and the enduring impact on labor, immigrants, and women's rights. Off-Broadway: Barbicide, (Mrs. Lionetti, Players Theatre, NY), Return to Spoon River, (Ensemble, Lion Theatre, Theatre Row, NY); Selected Regional: Sister Act! (Mother Superior, White Plains PAC), Master Class (Maria Callas, Sunoco Theatre, Harrisburg, PA), Sweeney Todd, (Mrs. Lovett, Irvington Town Hall Theatre), Gypsy (Rose, Yorktown Stage), Next to Normal (Diana, Sandbox Theatre), Disney on the Record (Diane, White Plains, PAC). Dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Cira Lo Piccolo, Italian immigrant, garment worker, who arrived on Ellis Island November 1907 and regaled us with stories of her young friends lost in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911. Questo è per te, Nonna. pauletteoliva.com
    * Member of Actors' Equity Association
Debra Whitfield  
Debra Whitfield (Playwright) is an award-winning director, actress, and playwright. She has worked at The Mint Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Two River Theater Company, Hartford TheaterWorks, the Depot Theatre, the Bickford Theatre, the Emelin Theatre and the Amateur Comedy Club, among others. Additional writing credits include: Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous, Tech Support, The Man in the Window, and Champagne, all produced in New York City. As a director: Off-Broadway: Olympics Über Alles (St. Luke’s Theatre); The Banana Monologues (Acorn Theatre). Other favorite productions are Blithe Spirit, Brighton Beach Memoirs and ROPE. Debra was named Best Director for Welcome to the Hard Luck Café (Director/Choreographer) at the Thespis Festival in NYC. She won Best Actress awards for her work in How I Learned to Drive, Relatively Speaking and The Adjustment. Debra is the Artistic Director of the Chatillion Stage Company and is on the Board of Directors for The Shaw Project. Member of SDC, WGAE, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. debrawhitfield.net
Benjamin Viertel  
Benjamin Viertel (Director) a freelance director based in New York City, born in France and raised in South Florida by German and Italian parents. Upcoming: Grindr The Musical (UK and Italian tour). Past: The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (New Ohio Theater), Fireface (The Brick), Clipped (Atlantic Stage II), Kragtar: A Monster Musical (Peoples Improv Theater), Sad Indie Love Song (IRT Theater), Crimes of the Heart and Avenue Q (Bristol Valley Theater); and award-winning webseries [Blank] My Life. Benjamin has worked with BAM, Roundabout Theater Company, Huntington Theater Company, The New Group, and The Civilians. Member of Kennedy Center Director’s Lab, MTC’s Directing Fellow, The Civilian’s R&D Group, and Resident Artist at The Brick and Abrons Arts Center. Co-founder and Artistic Director of Third Space. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. benjaminviertel.com
Bryce Cutler  
Bryce Cutler (Scenic & Projection Design) Previous designs include world premieres by John Patrick Shanley, Dael Orlandersmith, and Grammy Award winner Steve Mackey. Previous work has been seen at The Guthrie Theater, New York Stage and Film, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Abrons Arts Center, HERE Arts and Arts@Renaissance. He was selected as USITT’s 2017 Rising Star and his design for The Lady In Red... was selected for international exhibition at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. He served as the art director for Comedy Central’s @Midnight: NYC and his work has been published in the Contemporary Performance Almanac. He is the recipient of the Lloyd Weinger Award for Scenic Design and the 2015 ArtsImpulse Award for Best Projection Design for Jesus Christ Superstar. He is co-founder of Third Space, a political theater collective. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. brycecutler.com
Deborah Constantine  

Deborah Constantine (Lighting Design) is pleased to be working on Debra’s play FIRE! She has worked with Debra on the Off-Broadway play The Banana Monologues. Her most recent design was the world premiere of Dégagé at the Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, New York. Other designs include Communion; Ragtime; Pirates of Penzance; Enemy of the People; Bus Stop; My Occasion of Sin; A Christmas Story, the Musical; Barrymore; You Can’t Take It With You; La Traviata; La Boheme; Proof; Crowns; Horseplay: or the Fickle Mistress; Cornbury, the Queen’s Governor. Theatre companies include Urban Stages (NYC), Bristol Riverside Theatre (Bristol, PA), Capital Repertory Theatre (Albany, NY), Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Bronx Opera, Blue Light Theatre Company, Primary Stages, Hartford TheaterWorks. deborahconstantine.com

Carlene Stober  
Carlene Stober (Sound Design) performs on the cello and viola da gamba and is also a music librarian about town. In addition to playing in the pits of operas, ballets, and musicals, she has performed as onstage musician with Theatre for a New Audience and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and as on-air musician with A Prairie Home Companion. Among her sound designs for several productions of the Snarks, an intrepid little company with more than a century of performances behind it, are Blithe Spirit under Debra Whitfield's direction, and Tartuffe, Living Together, Enchanted April, and others, and, with Ed Matthew, Murder on the Nile and A Shot in the Dark for the Amateur Comedy Club, productions also directed by Deb. Thrilled to be designing sound when Deb's wearing her playwright hat at Chatillion Stage Company. Member, AFM Local 802.
Ed Matthew  
Debra Moolin  
Emely Zepeda  
Skye Cone  
Cyrus Newitt   Cyrus Newitt (Technical Director) is delighted to work with Debra Whitfield and this talented group, in his debut with Chatillion Stage. He has been making theater on and off stage for over forty years as manager, designer, director, and actor for numerous companies up and down the East Coast, including the Hampton Theatre on eastern Long Island, the Footlight Players in Charleston, South Carolina, the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Amateur Comedy Club in NYC. Most recently, Cyrus appeared onstage in Thrown Stone Theatre Company’s acclaimed US premiere production of MILK in Ridgefield, Connecticut (thrownstone.org). He was also Lighting Designer and Production Manager for this project. Prior to that, he played Mellersh in Enchanted April for the Snarks LTD here in New York City; and he was Resident Lighting Designer for Cape May Stage from 2012-2016. Cyrus has also been seen and heard in uncountable TV commercials, industrials, programs and feature films; he lives in Westchester County NY and is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA.
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