Siena Zoë Allen is a NYC based costume designer. She is primarily interested in developing new work and is thrilled to be the resident costume designer at The Cell. Zoë is a Denzel Washington Scholarship recipient at Fordham University Lincoln Center where she will graduate in the spring with a BA in Theater Design and Production. Recent NYC credits include Horse Girls, and the world premieres of Back and The McGowan Trilogy (Best Design, OTC 1st Irish) at the cell, Night, Still and Three Hours at HERE, Into the Woods with FIPAP, The Real Queen of Hearts Ain't Even Pretty at Juilliard, Horse Girls at Ars Nova, and Very Bad Words at NYC Fringe. Fordham Credits include Phoebe in Winter, Nina, Antigone, Noonday Demons, Horse Girls, Opening Night, God's Ear, and others. She has interned or assisted on productions with Shakespeare in the Park, LCT3, The Public, Signature Theater, Chautauqua Theater, Ma-Yi Theater Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theater.
Anna Nugent is an actress, singer and producer. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. She was thrilled to to make her cell debut in the 2014 production of Seamus Scanlon’s The McGowan Trilogy (Best Actress, 1st Irish Festival). NY theatre includes: Doubt, Something to Remember Me By, Checking In, Maladjusted. Misappropriated. (one-woman show), To Fool the Eye. Theatre in Ireland includes: Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol, The Laramie Project, Collected Stories, Boy Gets Girl, Hamlet, Shock & Awe, Our Town, Featuring Loretta. Film, TV & web includes: Checking In (released on Amazon), Ugly Duckling & Me (animation), Ella Enchanted, The Unusual Inventions of Henry Cavendish (short), 30,000:1 (web), Northern Blue (web), She’s Beautiful When She is Angry (doc). She has worked extensively with Tangent Theatre Company and Art House Productions (Jersey City) and is a Co-Artistic Director of AboutFACE Ireland and a co-producer of the NEWvember New Plays Festival in Tivoli, NY. She was an original member of the all-female a cappella group Cabaret Sauvignon and loves being part of the development process for new work.
Stephane Duret is humbled to become a Resident Artist of the cell , A Twenty First Century Salon! Stephane will next be seen as Jiggs in Marianne Driscoll’s THE BISCUIT CLUB, as well as introduce KAISER’S ROOM @ the cell, which will serve as a multi-sensory experience for children on the autistic spectrum. Stephane started his Musical Theatre training at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl. He now holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and is thrilled to consider both NYC and The Cell home. Previous @the cell credits include HARD TIMES as Thomas Jefferson. Off-Broadway: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Male Swing) The Public Theatre. International: PARADE (Jim Conley) Jerusalem, Israel. ZORRO (Ensemble) Shanghai, China; Regional: VIOLET (Flick) Waitsfield, Vermont; AIDA, HOT MIKADO, RAGTIME, CABARET, CURTAINS, SWEET CHARITY, THE PRODUCERS Chicago, Il. A proud member of A.E.A.
ABOUT KAISER'S ROOM
Kaiser’s Room @ the cell is an interactive, multi-sensory theatrical experience specifically created to engage, inspire, and develop children on the autistic spectrum. This 45-minute performance has been crafted by a team of theatre professionals who have undergone intensive Autism Sensitivity Training to better understand the needs of children on the autistic spectrum.
Charles R. Hale, Producer, Writer is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Artists Without Walls, an organization purposed to inspire, uplift and unite people and communities of diverse cultures through the pursuit of artistic achievement. AWoW’s multicultural community includes singers, dancers, painters, writers, oral historians, poets, and cultural enthusiasts. Charles' film Walls: We Are Not Forgotten, about the life of singer Judy Collins, was presented at the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Award ceremony, which honored Ms. Collins work in the arts and humanities. Charles has also written and produced a number of shows, which have appeared in theaters and colleges including: "Rise Up Singing: Women in the Labor Movement," “The Musical History of the Lower East Side" and "Jazz and the City: The New York Connection." In 2013, Charles was honored by the City University of New York for “Outstanding Service to New York and Irish America.”
Jack O'CONNEL - Some favorite Theatrical productions from this veteran actor are; The Biscuit Club, and Stoopdreamer both produced at The Cell. Joe Keller in "All My Sons" at The Hampton Theatre Company. Father Barry in a theatrical version of "On The Waterfront" at Guild Hall in East Hampton.
Also Duke Bronkowski in Yanks 3 Detroit 0, WR Hurst in The Cat's Meow, Mountain in Requiem for a Heavyweight, Carlson in "Of Mice and Men" and Herbert in "You Know I Can't Hear You When The Waters Running." All directed by the late Edward Dennehey at Hofstra USA productions.
Nunzioin "Over The Mountain and thru The Woods at River Rep in Ivoryton Connecticut. Tommy in "Salvation" at Hudson Stage in Westchester. Others, Woyzeck. The Chekhov Sketchbook, Kiss The Blarney Stone, Gardina's and Bloom, Tartuffe.
Television: The Law and Order series including Trial by Jury. Third Watch, Ed, Blue Bloods, All My Children, The Amerikans, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Bored to Death, Fringe, Broad City, Friends of The People, The Sopranos, Kidnapped, and recent pilot for Time after Time. Also can't forget Louie CK and also "Horace and Pete's."
Film:Recently worked, "The Big Sick." Also co-starring in soon to be released indie "Medal of Victory." Others, "God's Pocket", “Brazzaville Teenager" "The Quitter" "Inside Llewyn Davis", "Doubt" "Diggers" "Everyday People." A favorite was "Requiem for a Dream" also "The Yards" and "Two Family House." Jack is a proud Artist in Residence at the cell.
Laura Yumi Snell is a pianist, singer, actress, and writer from Los Angeles. After traveling the world as a classical pianist and music directing shows in California, she settled in NYC to pursue a career in acting.
Favorite credits include the international tour of Avenue Q (Christmas Eve u/s) and NY/regional productions of ...Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), and Into the Woods (Witch & Cinderella u/s).
She made her cell theatre debut in Murakami Music (created by fellow resident artist Eunbi Kim and directed by Kira Simring), a critically-acclaimed theatrical work of musical storytelling.
She is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Quixotic Ocean Productions, and she is pursuing her Masters in Acting from Harvard / ART. www.LauraYumiSnell.com