ALYSSANDRA DOCHERTY is a Philadelphia-based lighting designer originally from Vernon, NJ. After graduating from DeSales University, she trained at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut, then spent five seasons as the Lighting Supervisor at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Aly tours internationally with Koresh Dance Company and BalletX. Regional: Here You Come Again (Goodspeed Musicals); What the Constitution Means to Me (Arden Theatre Company); Peter and the Starcatcher, Noises Off, Man of La Mancha (Delaware Theatre Company); The 39 Steps (Virginia Stage Company); The Garbologists, Sweat (Philadelphia Theatre Company); The Woman in Black (Florida Repertory Theatre); The Play That Goes Wrong (1812 Productions). Her designs have been recognized with Barrymore and Ostrander Award nominations in Philadelphia and Memphis respectively. www.alyssandradocherty.com
Caley Beretta is the Senior Manager of Creative Development at Disney Theatrical Group, overseeing the development of new Broadway musicals (Frozen, Aladdin), regional, international, and pilot productions (Hercules, Freaky Friday, The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and the adaptation of titles for amateur licensing (Tangled, Descendants, Moana JR.). Throughout her decade at Disney, Caley has collaborated with authors, directors and creative teams to nurture a robust slate of new work, shepherding artists from the original seed of the idea through readings, workshops and initial productions. In 2018, Caley co-produced the landmark event Women’s Day on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre; she produced the event again in 2019 at the St. James Theatre. Caley is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and an even prouder graduate of Staples High School.
Audrey Cefaly‘s plays include The Gulf (Edgerton, Lammy, Charles MacArthur Nominee), Alabaster (NNPN Record-Breaking RWP, Kilroys, Calicchio Prize, and Pulitzer-Prize Nominee), Maytag Virgin, The Last Wide Open, The Story of Walter, Tell Me Something Good, Trouble (Blue Ink Featured Finalist), and Love is a Blue Tick Hound. Cefaly is a Dramatist Guild Foundation Traveling Master. She is published by Concord Theatricals and TRW and her plays have been produced by Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida Studio, Florida Rep, City Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Barter Theatre, Peterborough Players, Vermont Stage, and countless others. Her play Alabaster received a 10-city Rolling World Premiere, the largest in NNPN history.
KYRA BUTTON (Stage Manager) is excited to be making her Westport Country Playhouse debut. She has worked on a number of May Treuhaft-Ali plays in the past, including Quick Service (MCC), ABCD (Barrington Stage Company), and Resistance (Semicolon Theatre Company). She has worked at Cleveland Play House on The Great Leap, Antigone, Where Did We Sit On The Bus?, Tiny Houses, Into The Breeches, and Pipeline, just to name a few. Her previous credits also include Henry V and Dreamgirls (Virginia Stage Company), Hurricane Diane (Dobama Theatre), Baby Camp (Leviathan Labs), Resistance (Semicolon Theatre), The Heart’s Impatience (Shufflefoot Theatre Company), A Streetcar Named Desire (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Medea and Dreamgirls (Red House Arts Center), This Day Forward (The Vineyard Theatre), and The Intergenerational Project (Rose Bruford, London). Kyra is proud to hold a BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University’s Department of Drama.
HOPE ROHRBAUGH (Stage Manager) has been working in theatre for over 9 years. This is her third TheaterWorksUSA tour, her first tour being stage manager for PETE THE CATS BIG HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE. She has stage managed multiple shows in Pennsylvania, including NEWSIES, MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT, THE NUTCRAKER, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, AND 1984 among others. She has also directed/helped create a children’s theatre program in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is very excited to bring more theatre to schools and theatres around the country. She wants to thank everyone who has supported TheaterWorksUSA in their mission to bring theatre to children everywhere, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Cristina Angeles is an Afrolatina director, writer, and theater maker who develops new plays, musicals, and socially conscious adaptations of classics that place women of color at the forefront. She has been awarded the 20-21 Drama League Directing Fellowship, the 19-20 Roundabout Directing Fellowship, and has associate directed on and off Broadway. Today, Cristina is an Associate Artist at Roundabout Theatre Company and the Founding Artistic Director of Checkmark Productions, an NYC based company dedicated to artists of color and their stories. Recent credits include QUEEN OF BASEL (Theaterworks Hartford), and overseeing the national tour of Charles Fuller’s A SOLDIER’S PLAY directed by Kenny Leon.
May Treuhaft-Ali is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. Her play ABCD had its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in July 2022, and her play Escapegoat had a workshop production at Boston Court Pasadena later that year. She is the 22-23 Van Lier New Voices Fellow at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group. Her plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, The Playwrights Realm, The Movement Theatre Company, and MCC Theater. She is under commission at Barrington Stage Company and South Coast Repertory. She also served as Associate Director on the world premiere of SHHHH by Clare Barron at Atlantic Theater Company. May is the Literary and Community Engagement Assistant at Playwrights Horizons, and a former server at an empanada restaurant.