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ASHLEY ADELMAN

Founder

Ashley Adelman received her BFA from NYU TISCH, MFA from the Actor’s Studio. She is the founder of Infinite Variety Productions, which has produced work all around NY, DC, and WY.

 

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COURTNEY DON CARINA

Board Member

Courtney is thrilled to have worked with IVP  on Eclipsed, and on  These Shining Lives. Other New York productions include This is Why I Whisper (Symphony Space, Helen Mills Theater) and Crossing Verrazano(Manhattan Theater Rep, Strawberry Festival).  New York University graduate. 

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ANN KELSEY

Board Member

Ann Kelsey holds a BA in Anthropology and English from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from UCLA. She was a librarian with Army Libraries in Vietnam in 1969-1970.  She retired from the County College of Morris (NJ) in 2009.  She has served on the boards of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation and the UCLA New York Alumni Network. She is currently the chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Women’s Overseas Service League and on the Steering Committee of Impact 100-Essex.

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CAROLINE C PETERS

Resident Actor/Social Media Coordinator

Caroline trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She graduated in 2015. Her favorite role at the Academy was playing Mary in Mary of Scotland. Shortly after graduating, Caroline discovered her passion for creating theater based on historic events. Her proudest accomplishment is being a co-writer of the new documentary theatre piece, In Their Footsteps; in which she also played the part of Judy at three different Off-Broadway theaters, and overseas at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018

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ANDREW DUNN

Resident Actor/Set Designer

Andrew received his BA in Theater and Speech Communication from Siena Heights University in 2009 and his MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in 2012. He has recently built set pieces for IVP shows including These Shining Lives, Beyond the Etchings, and In Their Footsteps, and has acted in Beyond the Etchings and These Shining Lives. www.themedialunchbreak.com

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JESSICA SCHECHTER

Resident Director

Jessica Schechter has an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and a Bachelors degree in Educational Theatre from NYU. She is a certified theatre teacher in New York State and has been directing, performing and running drama programs for over 15 years.  Jessica is proud to be a resident director at Infinite Variety Productions.  Past IVP credits include Nellie and the Women of Blackwell , These Shining Lives,  Beyond the Etchings, and Insignificant.  

www.jessicaschechter.com

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JACQUELINE KNAPP

Board Member

Former Associate Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, Jacqueline currently teaches for their Drama School MFA Graduate Program at Pace University. 

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JULIA LAURIA-BLUM

Board Member

Julia earned her BA in the Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz. After a brief career in the hospitality industry she began research on women pioneers in aviation. In 2001 she curated the WASP exhibit at the American Airpower Museum (AAM) and was a consultant on the History Channel documentary, Women Combat Pilots, The Right Stuff and later curated the Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots exhibit and Women Who Brought the War Home, Women War Correspondents, WWII at the AAM.

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KATE SZEKELY

Resident Actor

Kate Szekely received her BFA from NYU Tisch and their partnership with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is also an 800-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Whether it is onstage or on a yoga mat, it is her utmost goal to contribute to the happiness and freedom for all. Kate has performed off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. kateszekely.com

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MARCY AGREEN

Resident Actor

Marcy is a NYC based artist who loves the theater, and its power to change the world. She has years of acting and directing experience, and has recently started dabbling in writing her own projects. She is so honored to be a part of IVP, and the important work they are doing of giving voices to the previously voiceless.

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SAM ROBBINS

Resident Actor

Sam started working with Infinite Variety Productions in fall of 2019 as a choreographer, shadow puppeteer, lighting designer, and general nuisance. They hope to continue to make work supporting IVP’s mission of remembering the lives of women and sharing their stories in unsual public spaces.

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