JENNIFER FELL HAYES
Jennifer is a proud Yorkshire woman living in New York City. A playwright with the Workshop Theatre Company, she is published by Samuel French and The Dramatic Publishing company. She has been a finalist twice in the Samuel French Short Play Festival, and was a winner in the Theatre Resources Unlimited Play Reading Series in NYC and the Live Wire Play competition in Chicago with her play Endurance. Her play Seal Songs received an award in the Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2010. A Weekend in Filey was performed at the Workshop Theatre in 2011, and also for two runs at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London over the summer 2014. Mother’s Day received a three-day reading at the Workshop Theatre in NYC in 2015.
Her book, Pioneer Journeys: Drama in Museum Education (New Plays Inc.), co-authored with Dorothy Napp Schindel, won Distinguished Book of the Year award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education in 1995. Jennifer was Director of Drama at Friends Seminary in New York, for twenty-two years, Head of the Arts Department at Riverdale Country School, and created the Performing Arts Department for the Spence school. She received a Yale award for distinguished teaching in 2007, and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.
KATHY GAIL MACGOWAN
Rosemary and Time is Kathy’s third collaboration with playwright Jennifer Fell Hayes. Kathy has successfully helped to shape and usher new work to the New York stage with “clarity and intelligence.” Kathy's production of Kentucky Cantata at HERE Arts Center was selected as a "Best of Off-Broadway" by critic Howard Miller. Her production of The Dishonorable Discharge of Private Pitts by Daniel Damiano, was lauded as "an heroic underdog that points a dirty yet necessary mirror back at its viewers.” Other highlights include her acclaimed productions of In The Summer Pavilion at 59E59 Street Theaters & FringeNYC (Daily News and Village Voice Highlight, Backstage “Critics Pick”), Broad Channel with the Up Theater Company, and The Golden Year with WorkShop Theater.
Last summer Kathy was thrilled to have helped curate and direct for the inaugural, new play festival at The Sheen Center staging six new plays by Catholic playwrights. Kathy also works with the NYU Acting Company and Conservatory Students at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She received her MFA from The New School of Drama in 2009 and was a 2010 Drama League Directing Finalist. She is a member of SDC and AEA. She is a proud member of the Curator's Circle at The Sheen Center. www.kathygailmacgowan.com
Nancy Nagrant is an actor-producer living in Brooklyn, NY. You can catch Nancy on stage in New Light Theatre Project’s production of Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, February 8-25, 2018 at 13th Street Repertory Company.
Nancy began producing in 2014, founding Anemone Productions, which focuses on generating work for film, television, and theatre with an emphasis on the female protagonist. Anemone’s inaugural production was the short film Find Some Love (2015) written by Michele Aldin Kushner, and directed by Melissa Attebery. The next project was a reading of a new play by Steven Fechter, writer of the award-winning 2004 film The Woodsman (directed by Nicole Kassel, produced by Lee Daniels, and starring Kevin Bacon, Yasiin Bey, and Kyra Sedgwick). The play, Genesis, was directed by Emmy Award winner Michael Laibson, and performed in 2016 for an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at Theatre 54 in NYC. Current projects include two short films: Miracle Baby, which is another collaboration with Mr. Fechter, and Stag Party, by up-and-comer Sami Bass. www.anemoneproductions.org
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
An-lin is a set and costume designer originally from Chicago. She is passionate about collaborative storytelling, creating interactive and immersive worlds, and learning from others. She is thrilled to be working on this production alongside so many talented women. Recent productions include Shadow, Eurydice Says, Seph (Araca Project), Seven Guitars (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Oresteia, Othello (Yale School of Drama). MFA Yale School of Drama.
Recent selected designs at: BAM Fisher, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Gym at Judson and 4th street theatres. International credits: Associate Lighting Designer for Slutforart/98.6 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Muna Tseng. West coast designs: El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, LA and Z Space, San Fransisco. Awards: Outstanding Lighting Design for Jane The Plain with the NYITA, 2014 and nominated in 2016 for Rizing. Outstanding Lighting Design for Mr. Toole, MITF 2016. Kia is also a creative partner with Flux Theatre Ensemble since 2010.
Megan is a New York based Sound Designer and Composer. Recent credits include Pete Rex (Dreamscape Theatre), Terminus (NYTW), Inanimate (the Flea Theater), Grounded (Dobama Theater in Cleveland, OH), and Hedda (Bridge Production Group). Megan earned her MFA from Ohio University and has designed throughout New York and Ohio.
ASHLEY J NICKAS
Ashley is honored to be part of the Rosemary and Time team. Recently, Ashley was the touring SM for Moonglow Productions’ Secret Comedy of Women: Girls Only. Some of Ashley's other credits include being the Stage Management Intern for the Broadway company of Wicked, Technical Manager for Planet Connection’s 2016 Theatre Festival, Production Stage Manager for Pimm’s Mission with Oberon Theatre Ensemble, and Event Stage Manager at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. ashleynickas.com
Andrea formed Alton PR & Production in 2011 with the goal of providing full press, marketing, and production services to theatre artists. Past and current clients include Retro Productions, T. Schreiber Studio/Theatre, TerraNOVA Collective, Emerging Artists Theatre, TOSOS, Speak Up, Rise Up Festival, The Department of Fools, Fat Knight Theatre Company, The Fresh Grind Festival, Elsinore County, North Coast, Hip to Hip Theatre Company, EPIC Players, as well as numerous shows with the United Solo Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and FringeNYC. www.altonprandproduction.com