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Jeremy Adrianne Lelliott – Director
He is the artistic director of Coeurage Theatre Company. His directing highlights include The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up for Artists at Play, and Vieux Carré, The Woodsman, and Andronicus for Coeurage. He has appeared in productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Chance Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and MainStreet Theatre Company, as well as with Disney on Broadway. Lelliott serves on the LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Rules Committee.
Eric Larson – Ray
Eric co-produced and helmed the lead of Donald Margulies’ play Time Stands Still which was awarded a Producer’s Encore! Award for the 2016 Los Angeles Fringe Festival. He was a Drama-Logue Award Winner for the original Los Angeles stage production of Toe To Toe. He recently performed as the lead in 'Little Darling’, an American Film Institute thesis project, as well as in another AFI short film thesis, ‘Ordinary Dream.’ He starred in ‘Adagio’, a 2016 Arlington International Film Festival Best Short Film Winner. Eric is a graduate of San Francisco State University.
Candace Hammer – Una
Her theater work includes Hermia in A Midsummer Nights' Dream at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Wendla in Spring Awakening at Playwrights Horizons, and Gower in Pericles at RADA. Her TV work includes 'This is Us,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'House of Cards,' 'Masters of Sex,' 'Girlboss,' 'NCIS LA,' 'Aquarius,' 'LOST,' 'Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life,' and 'Scorpion.' Her film Work includes: 'Rocket Science,' (Sundance) 'From Within,' (Tribecca) and 'Eugene.' She is a graduate of the Meisner Extension at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. While at Tisch she studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She also has her Masters from NYU Gallatin.
Isabella Petrini – Producer
She is an LA born, Chicago raised, NY trained theatre artist. Although each of these cities hold their own special place in her heart, she is specifically passionate for the theatre community of Los Angeles, aspiring to help it grow, change and create a greater impact in American theatre. In 2015, she co-founded BAE Theatre and was last seen in their reading of Jacuzzi and on stage in Recent Tragic Events. She also compiles documentary theatre, reads more plays than most people and works as a discussion facilitator for Center Theatre Group.
Donna Eshelman – Movement Coordinator
Donna Eshelman, M.A., GCFP, is a Movement Specialist with a dedicated following in Los Angeles. With a graduate degree in dance from UCLA and post-graduate studies in movement analysis and the Feldenkrais Method, she has been recognized nationally as a movement educator. Los Angeles Magazine named her the “best Pilates teacher in L.A." She was Movement Coach/Choreographer for Coeurage Theatre’s productions of The Woodsman and Vieux Carré. Recently she worked with Artists at Play as a Movement Specialist for the world premiere of Carla Ching’s The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up. http://www.donnaeshelman.com/
Eryn Bollin – Stage Manager
She began her theatre career on stage, only to find that she loved the action behind the scenes even more. She worked with Center Theatre Group as the management intern at The Kirk Douglas in 2014. Since then, she has dedicated herself to being a part of LA theatre with the drive to see it thrive. Eryn is thrilled to be apart of Blackbird and eager to continue learning from her inspiring colleagues.
Andrew Schmedake – Lighting Designer
He is a Los Angeles based lighting designer for theater, dance and live events. Recent credits include designs for After Hours Theatre, UCSB Dance Company, Actors Co-op, Sacred Fools, fancyplayground, Ebony Repertory Theater, Pico Playhouse, Loft Ensemble, BAE Theater, Malibu Playhouse, Massive Aggressive, and The Radio Adventure Players. Andrew holds an MFA from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University and teaches as a guest lecturer in lighting design at UC Santa Barbara.
Noah Donner-Klein – Sound Designer
He is a sound designer based in Los Angeles, California. This fall, he will be a student at the University of Southern California (USC) majoring in the Theatrical Sound Design BFA. He transferred to USC from Santa Monica College, where he has been taking classes and designing for the past two years. His sound design credits at SMC include Mother Courage and Her Children, Once in a Lifetime, Cheatin’, Man of La Mancha, Blithe Spirit, CommOddity on the Dell S’arte, and Recent Tragic Events. Noah won Honorable Mention For Theatrical Design Excellence in Sound for Mother Courage and Her Children at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 8.