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“Buckley is Buoyant and hilarious... and does more with a stool and a smile than a lesser Theater company could do with a big budget and cast.” 

—Windy City Media • FULL REVIEW

MELINDA BUCKLEY (Writer / Performer) has appeared on Broadway and in the national tours of several shows, including Crazy For You, A Chorus Line and Bob Fosse’s revival of Sweet Charity. She performed improv and sketch material with Gotham City Improv and Chicago City Limits, and appeared as a stand up at Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, and Gotham Comedy Club. She has written and performed several solo shows, her latest being, MOTHER (and me). On the other side of the table, highlights include directing Town Hall’s hit musical series, “Broadway By The Year”, which featured a Tony award winning cast, and choreographing Paramour, which starred Len Cariou and premiered at the Old Globe Theatre. For the big screen, she choreographed the musical sequences for Columbia Pictures’, Stuart Little I and II with Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathon Lipnicki, the independent film 1999, starring Amanda Peet and Jennifer Garner, and assisted Pat Birch on Working Girl as well as several episodes of Saturday Night Live. Other TV credits include, choreographing the daytime drama One Life to Live and an award-winning promo for the CBS Fall Lineup. Most recently, she choreographed a CBS promo for Girl Power which aired during Super Bowl 2019 and was named one of the top ten ads by Paste magazine. She assisted Lonny Price (as SDC Fellow) in the filming of Company at the NY Philharmonic, which starred Neil Patrick Harris, Patti Lupone, Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, and Jon Cryer.

Melinda has written, directed, and choreographed numerous commercial and corporate productions for such clients as Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fox, ESPN, WE tv, Sesame Street, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Pepsi, IBM, American Express and Audi. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and SDC.

KIMBERLY SENIOR (Original Director) directed the Broadway premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, which she previously directed Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT3 with Aasif Mandvi), Goodman Theatre, Seattle Re, Berkeley Rep and Mark Taper Forum. Off-Broadway: Sakina’s Restaurant (Minetta Lane Theatre; The Niceties (Manhattan Theatre Club); Career Suicide (produced by Judd Apatow); Discord (Primary Stages); Engagements (Second Stage Theater); The Who and the What (LCT3).  Regionally: The Niceties (Huntington Theater Company); Disgraced; Rapture, Blister, Burn and Support Group for Men (Goodman Theatre); Buried Child, The Scene, Marjorie Prime, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, The Letters (Writers Theatre); Sheltered (Alliance Theatre); Sex with Strangers (Geffen Playhouse); Want and The North Plan (Steppenwolf Theatre); Other than Honorable (Geva Theatre Center); among others. TV: “Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide: (HBO). Senior is the Founder of Collaboraction, a resident director at Writers Theatre, and an Associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre Company. Senior was the recipient of the 2016 Special Non-Equity Jeff Award, 2016 Alan Schneider Award (TCG) and 2018 Einhorn Award (Primary Stages). Senior was named the 2012 Best Director in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. She was a finalist for both SDC's Zelda Fichandler and Joe A Callaway Awards and is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from Columbia College. Senior lives in New Jersey with her two children, Noah and Delaney, and is a proud member of SDC.

BRIAN FEEHAN (Resident Director)most recently directed two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton and Tony nominee Mia Dillon in an acclaimed production of On Golden Pond. He was trained at The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, Goodman School of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; worked with Sir Ian McKellen and the late Alan Rickman. He was Associate Director with multi-award-winning director/choreographer Pat Birch on the new musical Orphan Train. CT Critics nominee for best direction of The Fantasticks at the Ivoryton Playhouse. Nominated for Best Professional Production in Michigan for The 39 Steps. Best Choreography from the Philadelphia Critics Circle for his production of Jacques Brel at the Walnut Street Theater. Best Director Award for The Lion in Winter at the Dorset Theatre Festival. He was the Artistic Director of the Riverside Stage Company for five years. He has directed and taught at Yale University, Fordham University and Myongi University in South Korea. He has multiple short stories published as well as several plays. He has completed two novels and is at work on his third. and

PAUL BEVAN (Sound Designer) is one of New York’s busiest and most in-demand Sound Designers and Engineers, working on a wide variety of major special event, corporate, orchestral & music projects, including: Hall & Oates, Boston Pops, World Economic Forum, NBC Today Show Summer Concert Series, US Open Tennis Finals, the Re-dedication of Grand Central Terminal, and many other prestigious events. He has mixed: Prince, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Yo Yo Ma, Tony Bennett, Joshua Bell, the Boston Pops, and countless orchestras throughout the world. His work in mixing the ‘Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton’ TV show for the PBS series ‘Live From Lincoln Center’ was recognized with an Emmy win in the category ‘OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL’, up against the Oscars, “The Voice”, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Grease: Live”. Paul currently lives in New York City with his wife and 3 cats, and is perpetually ready for the next creative adventure to cross his path.

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