Nancy Manocherian (Founding Artistic Director)
Nancy is a lyricist, playwright and producer. Writing credit include: Sin!; Rio, a Brazilian musical novella (Theatre for the New City); and Dinner and Delusion, an opera co-written with composer Michael Sahl (The Center for Contemporary Opera/New York city Opera’s VOX Festival). Her passion is for the arts and her dream is the cell, a 21st century salon.
Kira Simring (Artistic Director)
Kira directed the cell’s premier productions of Blackout, Dinner and Delusion, and Guilty. She is the resident director for The Center for Contemporary Opera’s Atilier Series. Other recent NY directing venues: Then New School, The Actors Studio, Bank Street Theatre, Triple A Productions, American Theatre of Actors, Waters Edge Writers, Slice of Life Theatre Co. and New Village Arts Theatre, and Connecticut Grand Opera. MFA in Directing: the Actors Studio Drama School of New School University (Schubert Fellow). BA in Anthropology: Smith College.
S. JonesLy (Managing and IT Director) Bio to come.
Lee Terry (Technical Director) is a graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Recently he has design the lights for the Tony award winning composer Tom Kitt, the stand-up comedian Mario Cantone, and Cedar City Falls, an 8 episode play series written primarily by the Emmy Award winning writing team of Sex and the City. In addition to working at the cell, Lee also works with Urban Stages, Soho Rep, and other theatre companies in New York in various lighting design roles. For more information about Lee Terry and his work please visit www.LMTlighting.com.