BM, Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory (née The Boston Conservatory)
MM, Vocal Studies, The University of York
If she isn’t auditioning, rehearsing, acting out or taking classes, Kitty Drexel has her bespectacled nose in a book or a score. Mrs. Drexel’s free time is spent stalking errant kittens and writing reviews for the fabulous LGBT website, EDGEBoston.com.
ALL STAFF WRITERS REVIEW INDEPENDENT OF ANY EDITING OR REVISION BY THE CHIEF GEEK. THE REVIEWS OF THE STAFF WRITERS DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE QUEEN GEEK.
BECCA KIDWELL, Founder, Staff Writer and Advisor Emerita
GILLIAN DANIELS, Geek Staff Writer
B.A. English, College of Wooster
Gillian Daniels is a graduate of the College of Wooster and a longtime theater-goer. Besides musicals, her nerdy obsessions include comics, animation, and sci-fi/fantasy literature. She also likes coffee, tea, soy milk, and internet-ing.
ANTHONY GEEHAN, Geek Staff Writer
BS, English and Professional Writing, Fitchburg State College
Coming out of Fitchburg State College in the year of our lord 2009, Anthony spent two years away from the writing game in order to attempt to be a traveling moo-sician. A hundred or so shows and two drum sets later, the song is over and he has come back to roost. He currently writes for Blast Magazine, Boston Band Crush , Find Your Geek, along with this fine publication.
His favorite musicals include The Who’s Tommy and Les Miserables (cause he’s a cheery type) and his favorite play is Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
CRAIG IDLEBROOK, Geek Staff Writer
BA, Spanish; BA, History, Earlham College
Craig Idlebrook has been a theater groupie all his life. Before his daughter’s birth, he was a community theater regular who sometimes starred in avant-garde student films that made no sense at the Maine Media Workshops. He also cleaned toilets for the Dorset Players in Vermont. A reporter and editor, Craig has written for more than 30 publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Funny Times.
MFA, Creative Writing, Lesley University
Kate Lonberg-Lew is a Lesley MFA graduate and special education teacher by day, and an obsessed theater addict by night. Musicals, comedies, dramas, anything will do for a fix. If she could act or sing she’d be up on the stage, but since she has a sneaking suspicion that the audience would pay her to go home, she restricts herself to the audience.
Nicola is a performer in Boston, bilingual puppeteer, graduate of Columbia University and author of the great American supermarket musical. (To learn more, visit http://nicolatheatre.webs.com or http://thesnarkascending.
As a puppeteer, Nicola frequently performs for children and adults in the greater Boston area. Her family shows can be seen regularly at the Boston Public Library and other venues, and her adult puppet play “The Golden Stoat” was recently produced at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline. Her musical, Aisle Six, premiered in a staged reading at the Players Club of New York City in 2011. You are welcome to fund a lavish production of it, if you must.
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