Felicity Seidel (writer, performer) has been getting in and out of trouble across this great country for decades. Her signature one-woman show Lucky Chick has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Seidel developed Lucky Chick in Emmy Award-winning writer Matt Hoverman’s Go-Solo workshops and at Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 where it was chosen for the Naked Angels 1st Mondays reading series. Seidel’s other work includes roles in Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version) and a short-film adaptation of Joe Orton’s The Ruffian on the Stair. She co-wrote, starred in and co-produced Welcome to Willie World, a short film which the Los Angeles Times said, “evokes in a beautiful, jagged rush of images the hectic existence of a New York paramedic.” It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was a RESFest pick for top-five digital shorts of the year. Seidel is a longtime regular at Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 in NYC. She studied acting with Harry Mastrogeorge and received her B.A. in physics, Magna Cum Laude, from San Francisco State University.
A playful moment between the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Felicity courtesy of the BAM Hamm Archives
Padraic Lillis (director), who is in the Indie Theater Hall of Fame, was awarded the New York Innovative Theater “It” Award for outstanding director by Lindsay Joy's Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyber Queen, Overall Excellence Award from the New York International Fringe Festival for his production of Lee Kaplan’s Bully, and Best Director from Planet Connections Theater Festivity for Valerie David's The Pink Hulk. Lillis directed Lucky Chick for the NY International Fringe Festival and the show was included in its Encore Series. Other solo shows he has directed are Douglas Taurel's The American Soldier at The Kennedy Center, which was part of The Library of Congress' Veteran's Day Celebration, Adina Taubman’s award- winning show A Line In The Sand and Kelly Kinsella’s When Thoughts Attack. He co-wrote with Kelly Kinsella How To Do A One Person Show, and wrote and performed his own solo shows: Hope You Get to Eleven or What Are We Going to Do About Sally (awarded best solo show at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity) and How To Survive Crack Addiction. His plays are published with Dramatist Play Services and Indie Theater Now. His film, Hand Over Hand, which he wrote and directed, was awarded Best Short at the Milan International Film Festival. He is the Founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater.
Katy Atwell (Lighting Design): New York Design Credits include: Importance of Being Earnest and A Christmas Carol (Titan Theater Co); The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Lyra Theater Co); Trail of Crumbs (Circle Theatre of New York); A Happy End at Abingdon Theatre; The Erlkings at The Beckett at Theater Row. She is currently the Assistant Lighting Director for the New York City Ballet. MFA: Boston University. More info: www.KatwellDesign.com
Michelle Botticelli (Projection Design) is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television. Michelle has edited numerous feature films, shorts and television programs including Tim Blake Nelson’s comedy Leaves of Grass, starring Edward Norton, Kerri Russell and Susan Sarandon. Michelle also cut Cherry by critically acclaimed Stephen Elliot, starring James Franco and Heather Graham. In the course of her career, Michelle has worked with such directors as Woody Allen, Frank Oz, Mira Nair and Academy Award winning screenwriter Jim Taylor.
ANDY EVAN COHEN
Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design) is an award-winning NYC-based composer, sound/video designer, and music director. Selected credits include Mr. Chekhov and Mr. Porter (Medicine Show Theatre), off-Broadway's Dear Jane and In Bed With Roy Cohn (Perry Street Theatricals), If Only (Cherry Lane Theatre, starring Melissa Gilbert), A Midsummer Night's Dream (MasterWorks), and Ay Carmela! (Repertorio Español); Hamlet and Sense and Sensibility (Aquila Theatre National Tours); The American Soldier (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, Kennedy Center); the short films The Mall and Show & Tell Tango; the web series Off Off Kilter; and numerous indie theater productions, including productions for Animus Theatre, Boomerang Theater, New Light Theater, Nylon Fusion, Red Fern, Stable Cable, Strindberg Rep., T. Schreiber, and White Horse Theater. Education: Oberlin & Manhattan School of Music. @AndyEvanCohen
Kate Harkness (Animator) is a filmmaker and artist currently living in New Orleans. She attended RISD where she studied Film and Animation. She may be a 90s kid but good stories are timeless.
Natalie Loveland (Costume Design) is pleased to have had a hand in coordinating costumes for Lucky Chick. Select credits include: Babel (Off-Broadway, 14th St. Y), Stowaway (Trusty Sidekick, Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway), Campfire (Trusty Sidekick, Lincoln Center Education), Holiday House (NYTW's 4th Street Theatre), The Woman Who Was Me (Theatre Row), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Queens Theatre). Natalie recently served as a costume assistant on NETworks' National Tours of Dirty Dancing and Elf The Musical which made it's return to Madison Square Garden. Outside of New York, Natalie has worked at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, The Ohio Light Opera and various educational programs. Currently, Natalie is in production for Barbecue (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Up & Away (Trusty Sidekick, Lincoln Center Education's Big Umbrella Festival), and My Fair Lady (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre). To view more of her work, please visit: www.nataliemarieloveland.com
Zachary Sitrin (Scenic Design): Set design credits include: Slaughterhouse-Five at FringeNYC and the 2013 Fringe Encore Series (True False Theatre Company), Bedspread (True False Theatre Company), Accidents Waiting to Happen (Stable Cable), You, Me and That Guy as part of the 2014 Araca Project (Pink House Productions), Unequilibrium and Anon at Here Arts Center (Exquisite Corpse Company), Acting is Believing (Rutgers Theatre Company). Prop design credits include: Live from the Surface of the Moon (Stable Cable). As well as theatrical design, Zachary has worked in corporate and event design, architecture, and fine art studios. Zachary received his BFA in set design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His work can be seen at www.zacharysitrin.com.
“A spark of genius!”
— Broadway World
“Amazing, real stories burst out of Seidel’s kick-ass leather jacket.”
— Theatre Is Easy
"The Best of Two Fests!"
“A wild carnival of color and joy!”
— Theatre Beyond Broadway
"Seidel is candid and charming."
— Theatre Is Easy
“I could almost smell the whiskey and perspiration.”
— Theatre Beyond Broadway
“Strong and exciting script! Keeps the audience wanting more.”
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