Cast & Creative
Kate Szekely (Nellie) is a resident actor and producer for Infinite Variety Productions. She also teaches and practices yoga across the globe. In 2020, Kate would like to learn to play more than three chords on the guitar, do 100 push-ups consecutively, and thoroughly enjoy the last year of her 20s.
Janessa Floyd (nurse) is a New York City based actor and graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. At NYU, she trained at The Meisner Studio and Stonestreet Studios of Film and TV. She also studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts (RADA) and Brecht in Berlin with professors from the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy. She recently starred in ‘Paramour’ by Here. Artist Collective as well as One Night Standing at the NYSummerfest. www.janessafloyd.com
Jessica Schechter (director) is a director, performer, and educator with a passion for creative collaboration and developing new work. She has an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Theatre from NYU. Jessica’s past IVP Directing credits include Insignificant, Beyond the Etchings, and These Shining Lives. She currently produces and acts in the award winning web series “Soon By You”. www.jessicaschechter.com
Nicole Orabona (Editor, doctor, policeman, nurse) is an actor, collaborator, and cat lover who lives on a boat. With a passion for interactive, immersive, and devised theatre, she has trained with the SITI company, Frantic Assembly, and The Interactive PlayLab. She is also a company member of This is Not a Theatre Company and Emit Theatre. Recent credits: Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (Bated Breath, original devising member) Romeo & Juliet (Emit), meg jo beth amy & louisa (Tier5/Hollywood Fringe), Cafe Play and Theatre in the Dark (This is Not a Theatre Company). BA Boise State University. nicoleorabona.com
Ashley Adelman (Tilly) received her BFA from NYU TISCH and her MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School. Ashley specializes in documentary theatre focusing on stories from women's history. Her other writing credit, In Their Footsteps has been performed all around NYC, as well as around the country. Lastly, Ms. Adelman's play about a family who seeked asylum from Hitler and then the Japanese invasion once they had immigrated to the Philippines is set to go up in NYC as part of The Estrogenius Festival in March 2020.
Ashley owns her own theatre company and is a proud resident of FringeNYC and is honored to have such an incredible group of artists around her. And a huge thank you to all those who trust her with their stories.
Andrew Dunn has a BA in Theater from Siena Heights University and his MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. No stranger to IVP, Andrew has acted in and designed Displeyst, Beyond the Etchings, These Shining Lives, and others. Andrew also co-hosts The Media Lunch Break podcast. AndrewJDunn.com. TheMediaLunchBreak.com
Jessica Mayne (marketing) is an actor, opera singer, and writer, who met Ashley through the Actors Studio Drama School. Her Infinite Variety Productions credits include playing Lily Adams in In Their Footsteps at Under St. Mark’s. Her other theatre credits include Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles at the Company of Fools, and Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo at Williamstown Theatre Festival. As a new mom to a baby girl, she is very proud to be a part of a production that tells the story of such a strong woman.
Yvonne Chang is the co-founder of Wildrence, a design studio that creates seamless interactive experiences through the combination of technology and touchable environments. In 2014, she also co-founded Public Matter, a design studio that is focused on creating socially conscious designs. As an expert in her field of spatial design, her work has been showcased and featured at the TED conference in Vancouver, New York Festival of Lights, Redbull, the Centre for Social Innovation to name a few.
Yvonne believes in awakening human interaction within a designed environment by leveraging the power of storytelling, sensory engagement, and a sense of adventure. By combining her professional training in architecture and an expert eye for tactile details, Yvonne is able to design and create these intimate and sensory driven experiences.
Jae Lee is the co-founder of Wildrence, a design studio that creates seamless interactive experiences through the combination of technology and touchable environments. In 2014, she also co-founded Public Matter, a design studio that is focused on creating socially conscious designs. As an expert in her field of spatial design, her work has been showcased and featured at the TED conference in Vancouver, New York Festival of Lights, Redbull, the Centre for Social Innovation to name a few.
Jae is interested in how design can be used as a tool to impact the relationship between humans and space across multiple levels of scale, from the smallest detail to the whole picture. Using her successful experience as an interactive designer and background in architecture, she creates immersive worlds that inspire imagination and creative play.
Wildrence is New York’s premier experiential performance space and consulting studio. From original works and collaborations, to educational labs and community outreach, Wildrence is cultivating the immersive scene in NYC through the celebration of interactive design, storytelling, adventure and sensory engagement.
Yvonne Chang and Jae Lee studied Architecture at Cornell before moving to NYC. After working a few years at different architecture firms, their passion to make small scale accessible design drove them to take the leap into entrepreneurship. Since then, they have been developing various projects that showcase their abilities in transforming how one experiences interactive design. Wildrence was founded not only to create, but inspire people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone.