N.G. McClernan - author/director
N.G. McClernan is the founder of
NYCPlaywrights, a group of writers
and actors who meet each Wednesday in Greenwich Village to develop new works
through readings. McClernan's plays have been produced in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA.
Suzanne Apicella - stage manager
Suzanne is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland and
very happy to be working with Mergatroyd Productions.
She has worked on numerous productions as a stage manager or assistant,
including The Fastest Woman Alive,
The Goat, Scapin,
The Capital Mall and Love's Fire.
Rich Baker - sound designer
Almost since birth, Rich has been making sounds, many of which have been used in
a variety of media. He is entering his second year of sound design work for Tam Lin.
Currently Rich is focusing on web and multimedia technologies, working as the Web
Administrator for Safe Horizon, the nation's leading nonprofit victim assistance,
advocacy, and violence prevention organization.
Cheri Cunningham - costume designer
Cherie is pleased to be working with Mergatroyd Productions for the first time.
She is currently employed by Parsons-Meares, and has been building costumes
for Broadway and Disney over the last few months. Earlier this year she toured the
country with The Acting Company as their Wardrobe Supervisor and Wig Mistress,
and then worked on two shows, Turn of the Screw and
Two Gentlemen of Verona which had a short
Off Broadway run.
Two years ago she was a Costume Coordinator for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Recent design credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream
with The Vermont
Music from a Sparkling Planet and
Jackie, an American Life
with The Theater Project; and
with Dreamcatcher Rep. She dedicates this, and all her work, to her father.
Cory Einbinder - Fight choreography
Cory is a member of the Lincoln Center
Director’s Lab where he led a fight choreography workshop at
the 2004 Conference. Recent fight choreography includes
Lysistrata and Richard III for Edward
Einhorn, The Curate’s Shakespeare As You Like It,
Don Juan in Outer Space, Romeo and Juliet
and the films Macbeth and Slasher. Cory is Artistic Director
of Adhesive Thetaer Project where he directed and
choreographed the fights for The Battles of Coxinga.
With Adhesive he also directed the critically acclaimed
Spring Awakening, the ensemble created Kirby and Best
of HERE’s Living Room Series Les Mauvais Garcons. You
can catch more of his choreography in the upcoming Robin
Talaura Harms - puppet designer
Talaura's mother enrolled her in the local 4-H club when Talaura entered the 4th grade and it has since been a life of sewing machines, hot glue guns and every manner of sequin, feather, and popsicle stick. The arts and crafts of childhood extended easily to prop building when Talaura discovered the theatre. She began constructing puppets during her five seasons with Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre in Cincinnati where one of her projects was a 15 ft. tall beanstalk. In New York, she has built for the Puppet Company's Master Peter and Adhesive Theater's recent Chantecler. She prefers to make monsters, because if you don't get the ears right on a Bogle, no one really knows.
Karen Sweeney - lighting designer
Karen Sweeney usually appears on stage, but has at times exhibited her technical
expertise designing lights for Hay Fever; Maggie,
A Girl of the Street at Sanford Meisner and other productions in New York.
Karen received her MFA from Catholic University of America where she also did light
design and set design for student productions.
Naomi McClernan - production assistant
Naomi is a recent graduate of Rutgers University,
and has acted as production assistant in the Mergatroyd-sponsored May 2004 Reading
and the NYCPlaywrights June 2005 Reading.
Judy DeCosta - production assistant
Judy graduated with a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College.
She is an aspiring writer, a published restaurant critic and an avid theater
enthusiast. This is her first involvement with a stage production since high school.
She has previously reviewed scripts submitted by contestants for HBO's "Project Greenlight" and is currently studying Creative Writing.