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
Jessica Mayne (web designer and 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.
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