BM, Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory (née The Boston Conservatory); MM, Vocal Studies, The University of York
Kitty is an artist living with brachial plexus palsy. 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. She lives in Camber-ville with her lovely wife and their cat.
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.
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.
NOE KAMELAMELA, Geek Staff Writer
Noe is an avid reader who appreciates theatre. Noe can often be found chasing her cat, her wife or her sanity around the Boston area while writing reviews in her head.
BA, Shakespeare Studies, New York University; MA, English, Rutgers University; PhD-in-progress, Theatre History, Tufts University
Danielle is a lifelong theatre person of diverse and sundry talents. Mild-mannered university educator by day, Shakespearean wild-woman by night, Danielle moonlights as an actor, dramaturge, fight director, and blogger. You can follow her academic adventures at http://www.daniprose.com
Nick Bennett-Zendzian, Geek Staff Writer
BA, Theatre Studies, Emerson College; 2014 EMACT DASH Award for Best Lead Actor, Bobby Reyburn in Coyote on a Fence (Acme Theatre Productions); Best Lead Actor nomination, 2013 DASH Awards, B-Flat in Second Samuel (Burlington Players).
Nick Bennett-Zendzian is an award-winning actor who has been performing on stages across eastern Massachusetts for eight years. He holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College and has studied Acting at Harvard University. As a writer, he was a member of the team at the punk rock webzine theundergroundscene.net, writing album and concert reviews for five years. He is thrilled to be writing once again and to be part of the team at NETG.
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