The Abduction of Becky Morris

by Alison Crane

Production Team

 DIRECTOR  
AJ Cermak is a Director, Feminist, and Teacher originally from northern Minnesota, living in NYC. Ms. Cermak holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School and an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU. She has developed, directed, and produced over 20 new plays as well as directed regionally and in NYC. Past productions include On Leo’s Eyes, The Lover, Snowangel, Intro to Trainwreck, Merry Christmas, and The Night of the Iguana. Ms. Cermak is an invited member of the Playwright/Director’s Workshop at the Actors Studio, NY, and a member of the New School for Drama Alumni Play Project. As a Director, she is dedicated to promoting the development of work by new playwrights and championing the cause of women artists everywhere. 

  PRODUCER  
Bradley Campbell is a Director, sometimes Actor and now Producer. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman's University and the Actor's Studio Drama School. Bradley is excited to have been there when Becky Morris was born and is so excited to be a part of the team bringing her to life- it's like a class reunion every day!  Originally from Texas (with strong roots in Oklahoma,) he is privileged to be chosen as a lifetime member of The Actor's Studio and has directed in NYC and across the South focusing on new works by emerging playwrights.  Most recently, Bradley directed Poor Hearts in American Globe Theatre's 10 Minute Play Festival.

STAGE MANAGER  
Jamie Sellers is originally from Louisiana.  She completed her MFA in directing from the Actors Studio Drama School after graduating from Christopher Newport University with her BA in Theatre.  Her recent stage management work includes Almost, Maine, and Firehouse. Her recent directing work has included Fault Line (1st Annual Avant Garde Arts Festival) , Last Train to San Francisco, Here We Are, Camino Real, The Lover, and The Interrogation, (Actors Studio Drama School)  as well as several new works:  My Brother’s Funeral, Malnati Mondays and The Lobby.  Other NYC credits: Hard Candy Christmas (Everybody Cries at Christmas) That New York Kind of Love (Free to Stare) and  Better than Nothing (Manhattan Rep).  Thanks to her family for their love and support.
COSTUME DESIGNER  
Charles Harrill has designed or directed over 200 dance, drama, musical theatre and opera productions in both professional and educational settings.   He holds the BA degree from Wake Forest University and an MFA degree from University of Oregon, Eugene.  Prior to moving to Connecticut in 2000, Charles taught theatre design and production for over 25 years at the university level.  He has served as both State and Regional Chair for The Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, for whom his production of Six Women With Brain Death … or Expiring Minds Want to Know (a wild and whacky musical revue based on tabloid headlines) was a KC/ACTF national winner and showcased with performances at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  Having retired from teaching and always looking for new ways to grow as a designer, Charles now holds the position of Showroom Manager and Designer for Christino Kitchens & Remodeling in Glastonbury CT. 
SOUND DESIGNER   
Matty Pritchard has contributed original music and/or sound design for BUSTED: the musical, The F On My Chest, HOME/Away, Bald Diva!, i google myself, I, Claudius Live!, Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Askew @ PS 122 (all for Theatre Askew), Another Horatio Alger Story (Metropolitan Playhouse), and Maddy: A Modern Day Medea (Redd Tale Theatre Company). He’s also front man and songwriter in the band Backseat Bitch.  Other projects in the pipeline: Tiger/Dragon (a song cycle) and music for the upcoming L.A. production of Lady Cops. www.MattyPritchard.com

GRAPHIC DESIGNER  
Farzana "Farzie" Razak is a graphic designer, art director and beer enthusiast. Originally from Malaysia, she moved to Edmond, OK, where she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations and a MFA in English Creative Writing. She first met Alison "Becky Morris" Crane at the copy machine in the Communications Building at UCO. In Edmond, she was probably too ambitious for her own good, but it paid off in the end, juggling the multiple roles of editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, graduate teaching assistant, and overall fashion and trendsetter. In NY, she spent 9 years working for Triumph Learning/Haights Cross Communications, first as a graphic designer, then art director. Lately, she has been honing her skills in the French wine industry as label designer and compliance manager. In her spare time, she enjoys sketching, advancing in her quest to find the best gin and tonic in NY, concocting schemes how to get her 16-pound cat, Gloria, on a diet, and trying to find her place in the world as one of the many iPhoneographers. And every now and then, when she gets a call from an ol' Okie friend for a favor, she happily obliges

 media master
Chris graduated from the New School with Brad, Alison, and AJ, and is excited to add a small part to bringing Alison's first play to life. After graduation, he kicked around the NYC acting scene until forming Manic Attack Pictures in 2005. He and his partner, Tommy Walsh, went on to create a feature film (Shooting Johnson Roebling), over 100 shorts, as well as corporate videos for national brands. All work can be found on Manicattack.com. 

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