The Creative Team
Lorraine Liscio (Playwright)
Lorraine Liscio has recently started writing for the theatre. Her other plays are “City of Ladies” (about Christine de Pizan), a short version done for the Medieval Play Festival at the Cloisters; “The Sheltered Fire” (the letters of Heloise and Abelard); and “Gono Superiore.” Her publications include: Paris and Her Remarkable Women, (Little Bookroom, NY) and in literary journals: articles on Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Nadine Gordimer, Eudora Welty, Georges Bernanos, and Stéphane Mallarmé. In recent years she has been a member of Pulse Ensemble Theatre for play development under the direction of Lezley Steele. Formerly she taught in the English Department and served as Director of Women's Studies at Boston College and before that taught in Romance Languages at UVM and Syracuse University.
Myriam Cyr (Director/Set Design)
Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, award winning actress Myriam Cyr founded the Black Box Lab in 2014 an organization that specializes in developing new works. Since 2014 she has developed 20 new plays. In 2018 she founded Punctuate 4 a production company devoted to developing new works and bringing art to socio economically diverse communities. Their first project, Saltonstall (One Man’s Stand Against the Salem Witch Trials) will be produced in the fall. As and actress Myriam was last seen in New York as Julie Taymor’s princess in The Green Bird on Broadway,and in London as the American Negotiator in Lee Blessings Walk in the Woods directed by Nick Kent at the Ticycle theater. Cyr is currently developing a series of new plays including NPR and former editor in chief for the Atlantic Jack Beatty’s The Battle Not Begun, Munich 1938; James Sheldon’s Reparations, and Lorraine Liscio’s City of Ladies. She directed Simon Says at the Linda Redgrave Theater in New York to critical acclaim. (NYT called it Thrilling) I Am Antigone (Theater for the New City in Last year’s Dream Up Festival). Her book Letters of a Portuguese Nun was named book of the Month for the Guardian and translated into 8 languages. She was nominated best director by Broadway World for her production of Mary Poppins. Myriam was a member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre and played Salome opposite Al Pacino. She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award winner Christopher Hampton and developing The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis, book by Martha Bolton and Myriam Cyr, Lyrics and music by Wally Nason for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville Tennessee.
David Beck (Music Composer)
David wrote, co-produced, acted in, and composed the score to the award-winning short film For Francis. Through his non-profit film company The Great Griffon, David produced, acted, wrote, directed, and composed the score to the web series Spring Street (www.springstreetseries.com), which was nominated for Best Screenplay at the International Online WebFest in London, as well as the upcoming short film Backup Plan. Off and Off-off Broadway acting credits include 59E59, Cherry Lane,1st Irish, LaMama, SoHo Playhouse, Roust Theatre, and developmental work with Primary Stages and American Lyric Theatre. Regional acting credits include Mirror Rep (VT), Human Race (OH), and Ivoryton Playhouse (CT). Graduate of Marymount Manhattan’s acting program. Thank you, Myriam, for inviting me to collaborate. For more info: www.davidGbeck.com
Carolyn Wong (Lighting Designer)
Carolyn is a lighting designer whose recent work includes The Hollower (New Light Theater Company), One Thousand Nights and One Day (Prospect Theater Company), Bullets Over Broadway (National Tour), Rockin’ Road to Dublin (National Tour), Une Autre Passion (Le Ballet du Grande Théâtre de Genève). She is an alumna of Oberlin College, and a native of San Francisco. www.wongnumber.com
Cat Stramer (Costume Designer)
is delighted for the opportunity to be back in New York as a part of the Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City. Past costuming credits include: I am Antigone (Theater for the New City, New York); Simon Says (The Culture Project, New York City and The Boston Center for the Arts). Boston costume credits include: Addams Family, School of Rock, Jr., Unexpected Guest, White Christmas, Little Woman, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Hot Mikado, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Annie, Seussical the Musical, and Arsenic and Old Lace (Stage284); Bye Bye Birdie (Footlight Club);Avenue Q, The Complete History of America Abridged, and Texas Chainsaw Musical (Arts After Hours). She was a founder of both Stage 284 and Black Box Lab and served on the board of The Community House of Hamilton for 10 years. She is currently a founder of Punctuate4 Productions devoted to developing new works and bringing art to socio economically diverse communities.When Cat is not lending her insights to mount theater productions, she is an architect, interior and graphic designer by trade. She owns an architecture and branding design firm focusing on retail stores, restaurant and residential projects around the country and partners with firms internationally.
Krissy Delahanty (Production Stage Manager)
is excited to be working on Moving Bodies. Previously, she was the PSM for Elephant at Planet Connections Theatre Festival. Recent credits: Dead Flowers as a part of Soundbites for Theatre Now New York. Henry IV and Measure for Measure (Hip to Hip Theater Company), Witch, Please (PIT), Our Lady of 121st Street (Eclipse Theater Company), Working: A Musical (Marymount Manhattan College) MMC Class of 2018.
Abigail Grubb (Marketing/Social Media)
Abigail is a New York City based Director and Administrator who is passionate about new work. Select directing credits include Last Night at the Arcade, Doug and Ava Say "I Love You", and The Authorized Practitioner. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Abigail is currently on staff as the Development Associate at Live & In Color.