SUSAN G. BOB (Lena) originated the role of Lena in The Stranger to Kindness and won Outstanding Actress at the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. She also originated the role of Dee in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, No Place To Be Somebody, presented at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, Broadway (Anta) Off Broadway (Promenade Theater). She was nominated for Best Performance in a leading role by the LA Drama Critics for that role. Other NY credits: Rilke’s Stories of God, directed by Paul Sills, Still Waiting for Lefty (Water theatre Co./Tribeca Playhouse). At NJ Repertory Company, mainstage productions: Bookends, Apostacy, Harry and Thelma in the Woods, Maggie Rose,Find Me a Voice. Susan’s greatest joy is her family. Another great joy is working with gifted playwrights. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
HEATHER COHN (Director) is a co-founder of Flux Theatre Ensemble and currently serves as the Producing Director. Directing credits for Flux include Erin Browne’s Menders, August Schulenburg’s The Lesser Seductions of History (nominated for Best Director, New York Innovative Theatre Awards) andOther Bodies (FringeNYC Excellence Award for Outstanding Direction); staged readings of Jose Rivera’s Sueño and Adam Szymkowicz’s Pretty Theft, August Schulenburg’s Channeling and Bekah Brunstetter’s Miss Lilly Gets Boned.
Outside of Flux, Heather recently directed David Stallings’ The Stranger to Kindness (Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards, also nominated for Outstanding Direction award). Heather has also directed for the EstroGenius Festival, On the Square Productions, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Artistic New Directions, and Crossroads Theatre Project. Member – Women’s Project Producers’ LAB (2008-2010). By day, Heather is the Director of Development for Epic Theatre Ensemble. She is a graduate of Vassar College.
MARTHA GOODE (Goode Productions / Sound Design) recently produced the award-winning The Stranger to Kindness at the Robert Moss Theatre as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (wins included Best Production). In 2003, Ms. Goode designed the sound forTranslations of Xhosa and Training Wisteria, both of which were performed at the Kennedy Center for The American College Theatre Festival. A year later she produced and sound designed the NYC premiere of Training Wisteria at FringeNYC. Producing credits include The Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square, associate producer); Barrier Island, A Home Across the Ocean and Good Lonely People (MTWorks); To Barcelona!, The Riverside Symphony, Eli and Cheryl Jump (Ignited States). Favorite sound design credits include Photograph51 (Vermont Stage Company), Anaϊs Nin Goes to Hell and The Oath (MTWorks), The Witlings (Magis Theatre Company), Every Man (Ignited States, winner Samuel French Short Play Festival), Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out! (The Brick Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Blood Wedding and No Place to Be Somebody (Boston University). Ms. Goode holds a B.F.A. from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University with an emphasis in technical production and sound design. She has also completed additional course work at Columbia University.
MICK HILGERS (Paul) FRIGID Fest debut. Theater credits include the Modern Living plays by Richard Sheinmel at LaMama; three seasons at the Utah Shakespearean Festival; Theme with Variation at Judson Church/Lincoln Center Directors Lab; The Picasso Project at Luna Stage; Rounding Third at The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY; various projects with The Living Theater; Suburban Peepshow/Trailers with Nosedive Productions; several shows with Peculiar Works Project, Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA, and Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT; three seasons acting and producing with the Tilton Theater Company in Tilton, NH; Twelfth Night with Pulse Ensemble Theatre; Camelot at the Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, ME. TV/film work includes Everwood on the WB network; the independent features A Pound of Flesh, and Whirlwind;as well as the recently released Web Series The Mel & El Show. Mick got his MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
DIANNA MARTIN (Assistant Director / Stage Manager) Diánna is an actress, director, and acting teacher who has worked extensively in NYC. Recently she directed Carry On by Jim Tierney for the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, which garnered a Best Actress award (her second award-winning directorial effort for this festival two years in a row), and directed Home Fires Burning for the Oberon Theatre Reading Series at the Lambs Club. She was most recently seen by NYC audiences in The Family Shakespeare at the June Havoc Theatre for MTWorks. Diánna is a proud member of MTWorks, The Workshop Theatre Company, and Oberon Theatre Ensemble.
ANTONIO MINIÑO (Greco) An award-winning artist, Antonio is a native of the Dominican Republic where he studied theatre at the School of Dramatic Arts, co-hosted/produced and directed for the award-winning television show FashionTV, was a contributing writer for M.S. Magazine, an art director for various fashion campaigns, and a director/performer for various national productions. Favorite NYC acting credits include: It’s A Wonderful Life (BOO-Arts Productons), The Stranger to Kindness (Robert Moss Theater; Nominated Best Actor), The Empress of Sex (Audience Favorite National NewBorn Festival), Arpeggio (45th St Theatre), Intermission (HERE Arts Center), Trojan Women (Michael Howard Studios), Elevation (Payan Theatre), OOPS! (Manhattan Theatre Source), 4 Variations of Mee (Manhattan Children’s Theatre), Ilka’s Dream (Payan Theatre). Favorite directing credits include The Family Shakespeare, The Shadow Project, The Zoo Story, The Importance of Being Earnest, Joan. As a singer he has performed at The Town Hall of NY, Symphony Space NYC, The Time Out Lounge, The Triad NYC and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
He is the owner of Fab Marquee Productions, a founding member and company actor for MTWorks and currently serves as their Marketing Director; he is a contributing writer for The Happiest Medium, and a member of Voices in Unity. His photography has been featured in the NY Times, the NY Post, Backstage, Show Business Weekly, among others. Currently he studies voice with Susan Baum and continues his performance studies at The Juilliard School.
DAVID STALLINGS (Playwright) recently won Outstanding Playwriting One-Act for The Stranger to Kindness at the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. He has been involved in New York Theater for the past ten years. He has worked with several theater companies including The Culture Project, Intravenous Theatre, Prospect Theater Company, Boo-Arts and Oberon Theater Company as well as having had readings of his work across the country from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Boston, Massachusetts. David has written multiple full-length plays and numerous short pieces. Maieutic Theatre Works showcased Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs in the fall of 2006 in New York City. Brandon Voss of HX Magazine called the play, “Riveting” and namedStallings as the “playwright to watch”. Other plays include Anaϊs Nin Goes to Hell (1st Prize Winner Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival 2007, Winner of the Arthur W. Stone New Play Award Louisiana Tech University 2009, Semi Finalist for the Princess Grace Award 2008), Arpeggio (produced Fall ‘07 at the 45th Street Theater, NYC), The Stranger to Kindness (Winner of Planet Connections Playwriting Award Short Form and Best Production of a One Act Play for the 2011 production at The Robert Moss Theater), and The Family Shakespeare (produced Spring 2011 at the June Havoc Theater, NYC). On MTWorks’ 2008 NYC Fringe production of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell, the Village Voice said, “Thank the gods forDavid Stallings’ ‘Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell’… a uniquely polished presence at the Fringe”, and The New York Press said, “For a play about women but written by a man, it captured the greater female psyche.” David has a BFA in Theater from the College of Santa Fe, NM. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild.