Becca recently published a short book about the musical Next to Normal, recommended by Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley, called Feeling Pain is Normal: An Analysis of Grief in the Musical Next to Normal. The book is available in print and on Kindle on Amazon. She is currently creating a theatre company in Queens, NY. Information about Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. is available at: www.swiftlytiltingtheatre.glump.net. Her portfolio is at: http://email@example.com.
BS, Business and Organizational Communication, Emerson College
ALM, Psychology, Harvard University
Leah became a theatre connoisseur at the tender age of three. Her stage career followed shortly, with supporting roles in Hans Christian Anderson (3rd grade), Macbeth (4th grade), and Hamlet (5th grade). Realizing that the front of the stage was better saved for the truly gregarious, Leah continued to pursue her love of the arts with piano, French horn, and classical voice.
After a 10-year detour into healthcare administration, finally Leah realized her theatrical dream as Executive Director of a theatre group. She has continued to support the arts by asking others for their support in several Development roles throughout Boston.
John’s many years of life and learning, being a husband and dad of some years now, plus snatching the stones from Master Po’s hand, have made him an absolute expert in all things physical and metaphysical. Therefore, he takes the next logical step: reviewing live performances.
On a more sincere note, however, John has extensive theatre experience, both on and off stage, as well as a smattering of film and radio performance. He thinks that reviewing any artistic presentation is an honor and a privelege, rather than a diversion or a chore. There is no other connection like that of audience and performer. Lives sometimes can be altered or changed by live performance, and that is why we go to the theatre; not to be entertained so much as to feel, in a way that no other visual presentation media can accomplish. That is true for the performer as well as the audience. There might well be something for both sides of any performance John will write about. When reading him, be sure to look for the honesty, the tongue firmly in cheek, and the heart on the sleeve. Oh, and be sure to leave room for the occasional cliche. We will see you again soon!
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.
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?
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.