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Beloved Former Staff:

becca2BECCA KIDWELL, NETG Founder & Writer
Becca is no longer associated with this site. She is busy creating gorgeous theatre in Queens, NY via her company, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project,Inc.  Her updated bio is as Artistic Director is here. Information about Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. is available:  Her portfolio is available:


LEAH WHITE, Geek Staff Writer
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.

Nicola_puppetNICOLA MCELDOWNEY, Geek Staff Writer

Nicola is a performer in NYC, bilingual puppeteer, graduate of Columbia University and author of the great American supermarket musical. (To learn more, visit or
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.


TRAVIS MANNI, Geek Staff Writer

AA, English Writing/Rhetoric, Cape Cod Community College
BA, Writing, Literature & Publishing, Emerson College

Travis recently graduated from Emerson College and has absolutely no clue what he would like to do with his life, so please refrain from inquiring about his plans for the future. He hails from Cape Cod and can often be found obsessing over English songstress Jessie J, watching clips of Wicked on YouTube, eating pizza, or silently sitting in a corner judging you.


BA, Shakespeare Studies, New York University; MA, English, Rutgers University; PhD, 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

POLLY GOSS, Geek Staff Writer

MA, Educational Leadership from University College London
BA, English Literature and Drama from University of Manchester.
Acting Foundation Course, Oxford School of Drama.

Polly moved to Boston in 2016 and this is her first time living outside the U.K. Polly was a high school English teacher in London for three years and now works for an education technology company in Boston. Polly loves theatre in all shapes and sizes and is excited to get her teeth into the Boston Arts scene. When she is not at the theatre, she likes to spend time in coffee shops enjoying something sweet and reading a good book. Polly is a keen traveller and is excited to explore all the many, many places she hasn’t seen in the U.S yet!

BISHOP C. KNIGHT, Geek Staff Writer

BFA in Creative Writing, Goddard College 2011

Bishop C. Knight is a creative writer and independent filmmaker who enjoys warm beverages. Her postprandial preoccupations include leisurely perusing cookbooks and rewatching films by Nora Ephron. Bishop C. Knight also enjoys reading paperbacks by eloquently feisty women writers – namely Doris Lessing, Bell Hooks, Alison Bechdel, Virginia Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Bishop has been the personal assistant to some extremely spiffy playwrights, both in Massachusetts and California, and she currently interns as an Associate Producer at a museum media production company based in Boston. Previously, Bishop had assisted the Executive Director of a theater in Cambridge, and she stage managed in Somerville. Addicted to daydreaming, Bishop rêve de parler français one day.



Piyali (Peels) is an improvisational comedian and producer of the ComedyLab at ImprovBoston. She has also been a cast member of Comedy, America 2018, FemRom Live and is also a part of Mister Bismuth’s cast. In her spare time, she contrives memes on her unnecessarily prolific instagram (@peelspls), tries to write better sketches and breaks into TED talks on the future of AI/Tech/Fashion.