GREAT AGAIN

CREATED BY Lena Barnard, Matthew Hultgren, Michael Osinski,

Peter Varga, and Meghann Williams

ORIGINAL MATERIAL BY Lena Barnard - DIRECTED BY Michael Osinski

FEATURING Peter Varga and Meghann Williams

VOICE & MOVEMENT BY Matthew Hultgren

LIGHTING BY Alyssandra Docherty

STAGE MANAGEMENT BY Jess McPhillips

GRAPHIC DESIGN BY Maria Shaplin - PHOTOGRAPHY BY Johanna Austin

SPECIAL THANKS TO Damien Figueras, Janelle Kauffman, and Meg's landlord

About the Artists

Peter Varga

ROCK STONE & Co-Creator

Peter is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University.  He also trained at LAMDA and The True Acting Institute.  His credits include A Free Man of Color, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Physicists, 12 Angry Men, and The Duchess of Malfi (DePaul University); Wolves (Quince Productions); and A Feminine Ending (East End Theatre Company).  He also starred in the short film Doughnuts and the upcoming web series Good Intentions.  A recent Philadelphia transplant, he has enjoyed this process immensely.

Meghann Williams

DORIS STONE & Co-Creator

Meghann is the co-creator/writer/performer of Chlamydia dell’Arte: A Sex-Ed Burlesque (with Gigi Naglak) and was one of the founders of Flashpoint Theatre Company.  Solo and house projects include CDA House Parties, At Last: The Play-at-Home Romance Game Show, I Swear This One is Gonna Last and All Those Other Bastards Were Only Practice, PEEP SHOW, and F&Z (with Thomas Choinacky), an adaptation of Salinger’s Franny and Zooey.

Lena Barnard

Playwright & Co-Creator

Lena is a playwright and freelance stage manager.  As a playwright her work has been presented in SoLow Fest, Azuka Theatre’s Spotlight Series, and PlayPenn.  She is also an alum of The Foundry, a Philadelphia playwright’s lab.  As a stage manager she has worked with the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Azuka, Revolution Shakespeare, and Murmuration Theater.  She is one of the organizers of SoLow Fest.  She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College.

Director & Co-Creator

Michael is a Philadelphia-based director, deviser, and educator.  He recently returned to Philadelphia after receiving his MFA in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University.  He was a co-founder and former Producing Artistic Director of Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he directed the Philadelphia premieres of Far Away, Schoolgirl Figure, autobahn, The Dead Guy, An Impending Rupture of the Belly, and Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake).  Other directing credits include Moth (Azuka Theatre); Wolves (Quince Productions); Homo Andronicus and The Hamlet Project (The Antidote Chicago), Colder Than Here (Allens Lane), and The Busy World is Hushed (PGLTF).  He has assisted at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, The Old Globe in San Diego, and the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.  He teaches at Rowan University, Temple University, and Cherubs (NHSI) at Northwestern University.  He is a Drama League Directing Fellow.  He is currently working on a devised piece with students at Arcadia University and an interactive walking tour of the Italian Market with Bicycle Thief Productions.

Voice and Movement Coach & Co-Creator

Matthew is an acting, voice, and dialect coach; theater arts teacher; and a ballroom dance instructor.  For 2 years Matthew was a teaching fellow at Harvard University and the A.R.T. Institute.  Recent voice coaching credits: Ironbound (Simpatico), The Quadroon and the Dove (Madison Square Prods.), How We Got On (Azuka), Christmas at the Ivanovs’ (Moscow Art Theatre School), Daybreak (Tufts University), Hamlet (Hyperion/HRDC), and The Pirate Princess (A.R.T.).  As an actor Matthew performed with 11th Hour, Amaryllis, EgoPo, Flashpoint, People’s Light, PGLTF, Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Walnut Street Theatre.  Matthew has taught in 7 states and 3 countries for the following: American Family Theater, Dancing With the Students, Music Training Center, Northwestern University, PWST Krakow, Moscow Art Theatre School, and Walnut Street Theatre School.  Matthew has an MFA in Voice and Speech Pedagogy from Harvard A.R.T./M.X.A.T. and is a proud member of VASTA.

Lighting Designer

Alyssandra is a Philadelphia based lighting designer originally from Vernon, NJ.  After graduating with honors and a BA in Theatre from DeSales University, Aly continued her training as an Electrics Apprentice at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut.  She spent five seasons as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Lighting Supervisor and currently tours with Koresh Dance Company as their Associate Lighting Designer.  Recent credits: Theatre Horizon- Hero School, Simpatico Theatre- Hir, Brian Sanders’ JUNK- My Funny Bone, Azuka Theatre- Moth (Barrymore Award nominee).  She has also designed for the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Mazeppa Productions, Haddonfield Plays & Players, and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, among others.

Jess McPhillips

Stage Manager

Jess is a local Philadelphia freelancer for all things stage management and production.  She recently completed the Arden Professional Apprenticeship where she had the joy to ASM A Year With Frog and Toad and stage manage Compressoins: An APA Showcase. Past work includes Mary Martello: Songs My Mother Taught Me (Arden Cabaret Series); 36 Views (Lantern Theater Company); Closer Than EverXanadu (Mazeppa Productions); and MMF (Quince Productions).  Thanks and much love to her friends and family for their unwavering support.

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