Laura Cetti is a NYC based actor/singer with a passion for collaborating in the creation of new theatrical works(with a soft spot for new musicals!). She has originated roles in new musicals and plays by notable playwrights such as Joyce Carol Oates and Keith Reddin on stages across NY and NJ: Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, Dixon Place, The Cell, NYU, Paradise Factory Theatre, Triad Theater, Don't Tell Mama NYC, The Duplex, 12 Miles West Theater Company, Speranza Theatre Company and Gallery Players to name a few. Favorite recent credits include A New Brian and Marry Me a Little (Gallery Players), Going South (THML Theater Company and Overtures), and a one woman digital production of Medea in #Quarantine which can be found on Instagram @medeainquarantine and on Facebook & Youtube at Medea in #Quarantine. Laura is also a wife, mother of 2 humans and one Standard Poodle and a certified Yoga Instructor. Lauracetti.com for more info and to connect!
Camryn Josephine is thrilled to bring to life Blue Eyes in The New Mother. Past theatre credits include: Shrek (Teen Fiona) Walnut Street Theatre, Annie (Annie) Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, 13 the Musical (Kendra) The Road Company. Camryn attends Westminster Academy and Rowan College working toward a duel degree, high school and college associates. Camryn would like to thank Danielle Brindisi (Magaziner Vocal Studio), Jody Prusan (Connecting Talent) and her family for their constant love and support.
Hinano Kuzukawa (Turkey) is thrilled to join The New Mother. She recently moved to NY from Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior select theater credits: When Zaydeh Danced on Eldritch Street (Zessie), Starter Kids (Audrey). She was also apart of the 'We’re Gonna Come Back' music video as a Young Broadway Dancer about Broadway Reopening and a popular web series 'Patty and Patty.' @hinano_kuzukawa
Charlotte Vaughn Raines
Charlotte is thrilled to be working on this new musical! She is currently involved in two other projects: a Shakespearean Stage Combat piece produced by City Artists Corps, and Permafrost Theatre Collective’s devised movement piece, “Poe’s Children.” Other recent projects include Two Noble Kinsmen with UK based virtual company The Show Must Go Online ,virtual cabarets with DC based Group Night at Newcastle, and virtual staged readings with Arc Stages, including the roles of Meg in Crimes of the Heart, and Celia in As You Like It. Education: The Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, the William Esper Acting Studio, and The University of Michigan. http://www.charlottevaughnraines.com
Maya Bhagwat Bassuk is an actor and musician based in New York City. New York: Tomorrow We Love (Theatre for the New City), Ramona, A New Musical (Center at West Park), Immigrant Son (NYTF Summerfest). Regional: The Tempest (Saratoga Shakespeare), Once (Pioneer Theatre Company), The Importance of Being Earnest (Iowa Summer Rep). Maya has BAs in Theatre Arts and Music from the University of Iowa, and she’s a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Love always to Will! www.mayabassuk.com IG @Maya Bassuk
Kit Goldstein Grant
Book, Music, Lyrics
Kit Goldstein Grant is a prize-winning New York City-based composer, lyricist and librettist. She is currently developing a new podcast musical, MICRO-FACE, for NPR podcast PLANET MONEY. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Artscape Theatre Centre; The Drama Factory; National Arts Festival) and in New York at Theatre Row (THE GIANT HOAX, Indieworks Theatre Co.), the Master Theater (THE NOSE, dir. Michael Chase Gosselin), the Midtown International Theater Festival (THE NOSE, nominee Best Musical), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS, Indieworks Theatre Co., voted Audience Favorite), The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, Moxie Arts), and Theatre for the New City (THE WRONG BOX). Five of her musicals for young audiences have toured schools with the Schenectady Theatre for Children, including IT’S RAINING TAMALES!, which is published by YouthPLAYS. Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and she is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. www.kitgoldstein.com
Rachel Klein (Director) is a NYC based director, whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (adapted from Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission for Dixon Place); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Circus of Circus (The House of Yes); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (Tides Foundation commission.) Selected Regional direction: The Suffragist (Gallagher Bluedorn Theatre; Starring Nancy Opel); Dead Certain(Composer: Air Supply’s Graham Russell); Hairspray (Jenny Wiley Amphitheater); Snow (Playwrights Horizons); Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (Lucille Lortel Theatre); 54 The Musical; Helen (A musical adapted from the Euripides play). Ms. Klein directed the charity roast of Michael Musto which raised funds for the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon, and is the director, showrunner and co-creator of the hit audio series, The World to Come. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/
Laura Hamel is a New York based theater drummer and percussionist and is very excited to be a part of New York City Children’s Theater’s Storyland Cabaret. She has notable credits such as: A Christmas Story National Tour, Black Hole Wedding at NYMF, and Curiosities performed off-Broadway. When not performing on stage, she teaches her many students on a variety of instruments including drums, guitar and piano. Keep an eye out for the return of A Christmas Story national tour this fall and find out more at lhpercussion.com
Jonathon Lynch is a musical theatre music director/composer currently living in New York City. He was the assistant music director and copyist for Finding Neverland (pre-Broadway workshop, dir. Diane Paulus), music director and dance arranger for The City Club (Minetta Lane), music director of The Giant Hoax (Theatre Row, by Kit Goldstein Grant), music director of A Christmas Story (Engeman Theatre), music director of The Baker’s Wife (Gallery Players), and orchestrator for various songs by Brian Lowdermilk.
Recently, he has been the creator, producer, host, music director, and writer of Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini Musical Podcast.
Jonathon is a faculty music director at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a member of the Theatre Now NY Writers’ Lab, a composer in the Advanced BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop, and an alum of Northwestern University. To find out more, visit jonathonlynchmusic.com or patreon.com/jonathonlynch. Love to María and Elixabete.