Daniela Cobb has enjoyed being a member of Working Title Playwrights family, as it allows the opportunity for the art community to speak in so many ways. She has performed in the Atlanta Theatre district with many companies; True Colors, The Alliance, Horizon Theatre … and more. She is now a traveling performer with the National Broadway Tour of The Lion King. "Always grateful for an opportunity to create and heal through the arts."
Aliyah Curry is a Southern bred writer focused on Black female sexuality and mental health. After studying dramatic writing, she took part in Horizon Theater Company’s New South Young Playwrights Festival in 2016. She was recognized as a semi-finalist in the third annual Dramatist Guild of America Young Playwright Award for her ten-minute play, given from a staged reading at the end of this festival. Since then, she has written multiple scripts, for stage and screen. Most recently, she has become a member of Working Title Playwrights as the Rosalind Ayres-Williams scholarship recipient for 2020-2022, where she resides on the MNDW committee, participates in workshops, critique sessions, and readings. Ellipses will be her first venture into directing theater. When she is not writing plays, she makes film, poetry, and photographs, travels, and has dance parties with her niece. Keep up with her at theirdaughters.productions. Her poetry can be found at Bottlecap Press.
Jordan Alexandria Ealey is a dramaturg, theatre artist, and scholar who divides their time between Atlanta, GA and the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area. As a dramaturg, Jordan specializes in new play and musical development; her work has been seen with places such as Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Working Title Playwrights, and Hush Harbor Lab. Jordan co-hosts and co-produces Daughters of Lorraine,a podcast on black theatre from a black feminist perspective, which is supported by HowlRound Theatre Commons. A proud artist-scholar, Jordan is pursuing a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where they research black women-authored musicals from the nineteenth century to the present. Jordan is most passionate about advocating for marginalized theatre artists and hopes to continue to do so in their career.
Abby Holland is excited to be collaborating with so many wonderful artists in Ellipses as Triangulum. Favorite recent credits include: Ride The Cyclone, Naked Mole Rat Get Dressed: A Rock Experience (Alliance Theatre); Head Over Heels, The Crucible, Little Shop of Horrors, Company, Appropriate (Actor’s Express); Macbeth (Synchronicity Theatre); Freaky Friday (Horizon Theatre); Fun Home (Out of Box). Abby received her BA in Theatre and Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia. Currently, she is working on creating an original musical with some very talented friends. We thank you for supporting this new work and we hope your experience is out of this world!
Jason-Jamal is an Atlanta-based tv, stage, & voiceover actor. He enjoys exploring characters through viewpoints. Highlights of Atlanta staged productions include: Vernal & Sere Theatre’s Spirits to Enforce (Wayne/The Untangler/Caliban); Out Front Theatre’s Sordid Lives (Ty), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Adam/Felicia); Actor’s Express’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Odyssey Dog), & Equus (Nugget). As the actor or audience, Jason Jamal enjoys a good story, regardless of genre or budget. When not acting, he enjoys learning about plants. He also serves as the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Micropropagation & Seed Bank Coordinator, growing, storing, and researching seeds from threatened and endangered plant species. See what’s in bloom on IG @botanyblackout.
Lexi McKay is a mixed woman who moved to Atlanta, GA after working in Savannah, GA for three years. She is a stage manager and loves to work at as many places as possible to learn as much as she can from all the amazing theaters. She is also the Program Coordinator at Out of Hand Theater, an administrator for Atlanta TheatreArtists for Justice, board member of SheNYC Arts, and loves to teach technical theater to kids whenever she can. When she’s not working, she is finding a quiet corner to curl up with her dogs and try to get her next play written.
Sofia Palmero is a writer, actor, director, and dramaturg in Atlanta, GA. Their full-length play Harina Pan was recently workshopped through the Working Title Playwrights Table Series. Her other full length play, Walls, was workshopped through The Cultivators in 2020, was a finalist for the 2021 Ethel Woolson Lab, and will be featured in this year’s Threshold Festival at Actor’s Express. In 2019, they were featured in the AJC as a “Playwright to Watch in 2020.” Some of Sofia's short plays have been produced as part of the Latinas in Media Showcases, as well as by Aurora Theatre as part of the Festival de Microteatro. Sofia is also a member of the WTP Actor Ensemble and has been seen on stage with Out Front Theatre, Vernal and Sere Theatre Co., and Essence to Crux. Sofia is available as a dramaturg for hire through Working Title and you may catch her moderating if you join us for a Monday Night Development Workshop!
Skye Passmore is an Atlanta-based actor, playwright and activist of Filipino descent. He has been seen on the Warehouse stage in BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and has performed with Actor’s Express, Shakespeare On Draught, Serenbe Playhouse, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, RollCall Theatre, and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. As a playwright his work has been featured in the Actor’s Express Threshold New Play Festival as well the Actor’s Express podcast “Crossroads”, One-Minute Play Festival, Out of Hand Theatre’s Equitable Dinners, and his play MAN FROM THE EAST will be developed and presented as part of the next Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Artist Lab. Look for him as an evil fantasy warlord in the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons comedy webseries “The Campaign."
With an astrophysics degree, his colleagues went out to discover new ions, fight cancer with lasers, and stop asteroids from hurtling into our planet. He has been instrumental, too. With any spirited artistic community, he brought the theoretical principles. The world of theatre brings the spirit of experimentation. He loves the theatre space and space in general.
Due to youthful trips to space camp and operas, Musical Theatre Science Communicator David Quang Pham now writes love letters to science and devises stories from its branches. David Quang Pham hails from Wyoming, Michigan. After completing an astrophysics and theatre education at Michigan State University, he studied under an apprenticeship at Working Title Playwrights in Atlanta. Janelle Lawrence mentors him, helping his music span a broad range of musical styles including gospel, pop, tango, and Xiqu.
His particle physics opera, TOUR, focuses on subatomic educators colliding in the academic Accelerator, is a 2020 Downtown Urban Arts Festival finalist; and had developmental readings under CreateTheater and under The 24 Hour Plays in partnership with the Dramatists Guild. His epic astrophysics mythology, ELLIPSES, stars Singularity and their teenage Galaxies and follows their quest to undo the Big Bang, after their dog Gravity sets it off. This coming-of-age musical has been developed in yearlong workshops at WTP and Theater Resources Unlimited. He is cowriting PARALLEL UNIVERSITY for the NYPL Performing Arts Library program with Malina Detcheva-Rossa and Marie Incontrera.
Pham is the science dramaturg and a moderator at the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. He creates and practices professional new development dramaturgy under their Dramaturgy Master Intensive and the International Dramaturgy Lab with LMDA. He often follows María Irene Fornés’s tenets. He is the associate producer of Reach For It, Inc.; a producing mentee under Jane Dubin and Jennifer Isaacson of TRU; a founding member of CreateTheater; and a member of ΣΠΣ, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild.
Evan Hill Phillips is a graduate from Michigan State University with a BFA in Theatre & an alumnus of Aurora Theatre’s Apprentice Company 2019. Evan was also a mentor for Openspot Theatre & is an Associate Artist of the Sense-Ability Ensemble, who are currently developing an original musical geared towards neurodiverse audiences. Previous credits include: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Lawrenceville Ghost Tours (Aurora Theatre), Disney's Newsies (Aurora Theatre/Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Water Works (Herschend Family Entertainment) and Nowhere City (Kingdom Entertainment Studios). Evan is very excited to be a part of this astronomical reading with all of the talented artists of Working Title Playwrights.
Kait Rivas is new to Working Title Playwrights team and is ecstatic to join the cast of Ellipses as the TIDALs! They have just finished Iphigenia in Quarantine as Gina as part of the Ethel Woolson Lab readings with WTP. Previous Atlanta credits include: Young Playwrights Festival (Horizon Theatre), I Am My Own Wife, Spectrum Spotlight Series, and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Out Front Theatre), La Gringa (Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square), Entertaining Lesbians, Working the Musical, and Evil Dead the Musical (Out of Box Theatre). Upcoming: Spotlight Studio Series (Alliance Theatre Anywhere), Embers the Musical (Town Square Playhouse). Follow them @kaitrivers on Instagram! Much love to friends, family, and remember to tell your stories.
Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel is an Atlanta-based actor, dog dad, and loving husband, who grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel graduated in 2016 from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program who moved to Atlanta in 2018. Daniel is an acting ensemble member of Working Title Playwrights, and a member of the Atlanta-based writers group, The Cultivators. Daniel is excited to embark on this journey across the Universe with this galactic family.
Parris Sarter is pleased to be a part of the reading of ELLIPSES as Singularity. She has been a member of Working Title Playwrights for several years and believes firmly in supporting new work. She has worked extensively throughout the Atlanta theater community. Some of her credits include: Angels in America parts 1 and 2, An Octoroon (Actor’s Express), Angry Fags, The Revolutionists (7 Stages), Eclipsed (Synchronicity), and The Cake (The Horizon). She just concluded a new work that she has been collaborating with Hush Harbor Lab Productions called NINA. She hopes that you enjoy this reading of this galactic story and that it expands your imagination. Thank you for supporting live theater and please stay sane and safe out there.
Minka Wiltz is a trained classical singer, professional stage actor, and writer. She has collaborated extensively on new and developing works written by playwrights including Robert O'Hara, Marcus Gardley, and Kia Corthron. She has performed on the stages of The Alliance Theater, Horizon Theater, The Actors Express, Synchronicity Performance Group, Working Title Playwrights, The Atlanta Opera, San Diego Repertory Theater and The Atlanta Symphony.
Vallea E. Woodbury is an Atlanta-based professional actress and teaching artist. She's been part of WTP since the inception of their acting ensemble and is so honored to be part of this galactic new work. Credits include Tell Me My Dream at Alliance Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Doris the Church Lady in The Color Purple at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, roles in Mama Bear, A Lesson Before Dying, Doubt, Twelfth Night, Flyin’ West, and awardwinning productions at The Second City Chicago and Drury Lane Oakbrook (Ragtime). Vallea has an MFA in Performance from the University of Georgia. She is also a Northwestern University graduate and has trained at the esteemed School at Steppenwolf and The Second City Chicago Improv Conservatory.