Fight/ Intimacy Director
Dan O’Driscoll (Fight/Intimacy Director) - On Broadway: Associate Fight Director for American Buffalo, Hangmen and Pass Over; Fight Consultant on Clyde’s; Assistant Fight Director on 10 other productions. Selected Off-Broadway credits: Fight Director on HIR for Playwrights Horizons; Picnic, Summer and Smoke and Come Back, Little Sheba for Transport Group;
Lost Girls for MCC; Mary Page Marlowe and Camp Siegfried for 2ndStage.Taught stage combat @ NYU-TSOA, Montclair State University, SUNY-New Paltz and SUNY-NCC. Currently, adjunct instructor @ Marymount Manhattan College and Intimacy Director/Actor Advocate for the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Ethan Hernandez is a senior with a major concentration in Theatre and a minor concertation in Classical Studies. He is a published writer and poet. Specializing in topics of philosophy, horror, life, love, meditations of self-reflection, and fantasy. Ethan runs a professional spiritual consultation business in his free time.
Sound Design/Video Production
Brian Hurley (Sound Design/Video Production) has designed sound and/or composed music for numerous Regional, Off-Broadway and Educational theatre productions including RETURN TO SPOON RIVER, TRAVELING PAPERS and STAGE LIFE (Lion Theatre). Mr. Hurley is pleased to be working again with Director Adrienne Williams, most recently NORA at Juilliard and ELECTRA at
Marymount Manhattan. Credits include original music for HEAVEN’S HARD (Alley Theatre) and THROUGH THAT DOOR for Marvel Theatre Productions (FBI Bldg. in Washington DC). Television and film projects include CRACKDOWN, a series of drug prevention specials presented around the country and the Methodist documentary LOVE IN ACTION in addition to many Business Theatre productions (IBM, McDonald’s, Midas and Bell & Howell
Assistant Stage Manager
Jess (she/they) is a senior theatre major and member of the Baker Student Committee. They are an actor, playwright, director, and tree-hugger from New York City. They most recently acted in the Hunter Theatre Department’s production of Hamlet and HTC’s production of Rhinoceros and will be directing HTC’s spring production this year.
Technical Direction Apprentice /Run Crew
Christopher is a freshman, and this is his first time working on a Hunter Theater Department production. He intends on studying technical theater in hopes to become a stage manager. Christopher is very happy to be a part of this year’s production and loves working with the students and faculty of Hunter College!
Stephanie Renoj Lopez
Hi, my name is Stephanie Renoj Lopez and I am currently in my junior year at Hunter College. I am double majoring in Psychology and Theatre. For this production, I am working on completing my wardrobe apprenticeship. I’ve chosen to do my 1st apprenticeship in something that dealt with clothes, due to my love for it which has come to grow thanks to Harry Styles!!!
Chikako is an international student from Japan who is pursuing a BA in Theater at Hunter. I am grateful to work as a costume designer with my mentor Deeps, and work with all the faculty members and students. Chikako worked for Japanese TV productions as assistant director. She shifted to theater and
worked for Hunter Colab 3.0 as a sound designer and Hamlet
as an assistant stage manager. She is excited for new challenges in the future.
is a Brooklyn-based theatre maker/poet. Many thanks to Adrienne for bringing her on to this project! As a Director, Alāna seeks to explore the human condition while championing the underdog and "Sweat" is all about the unseen underdogs. Previous Directing
credits include: "State of "Dis'Union" (Rogue Fest), "Asleep at the Wheel" (Players Theatre) "Down the Rabbithole: Into Other Realms" (Creator/Director) ,The Crucible (Co-Director), and Something Wicked This Way Comes (Creator/Director). She is a company member with New Circle Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director of Play Readings with Friends. Let's connect
and collaborate! www.alanarader.com @lanaenchanted
is a New York based actor, director, and educator. She is an Artistic Associate at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, and a member of The Honor Roll, The Bechdel Group and the Rattlestick Theatre Community. She holds an MFA in Acting from Binghamton University and studied Vocal Performance at Converse College. Her directing credits include DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, ELECTRA, BUS STOP, TROUBLE IN MIND, NORA, WHAT NOW?, UNCLE VANYA, ANGELS’S MIXTAPE,PIPELINE, CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, A LIMBO LARGE AND BROAD,LUCK OF THE IRISH, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, ANTIGONE, INTIMATE APPAREL, IPHIGENIA AT AULIS, ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, THE COLORED MUSEUM, BEFORE IT HITS HOME, JUST PASSIN’ THROUGH, and (opera) THE TALES OF HOFFMAN. Adrienne most recently directed SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. As an educator Adrienne is a Visiting Professor and Creative Director for the Brooklyn College MFA Theatre Program. She has taught and directed on the faculties of Juilliard Drama Division, NYUGraduate Acting Program, NYU Gallatin School, Hunter College, City College of New York, and Syracuse University. Her acting credits include Clytemnestra in IPHIGENEIA AT AULIS, Alma in YELLOWMAN (Best Actress nominee IRNE awards Boston), Andrea in AL FRESCO with Craig Lucas, and Rose in FENCES. She will appear as Khadjah in THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM this fall on EPIX. As a playwright, her short play TENNESSEE WALTZ which was produced at HERE Performing Arts Center was published by Applause Books in SHE PRESISTED, Nov 2021. Television and film credits included Bull, Blindspot, Blue Bloods, Law and Order, The Sopranos, Tags, The Architect, and Corn. She is a member ofSAG-AFTRA, AEA, SDC and the League of Professional Theatre Women. http://www.adriennedwilliams.com Next Up: THE GOSPEL WOMAN by Tylie Shider for NBT.
Production Stage Manager
Monika Orzelowski is so excited to be working on such an important production! She is a creative artist and theatre maker, interested in recognizing art in the everyday and exploring how the world embraces aesthetic responses. Monika hopes to create theatre that makes people think. Extraordinary gratitude to all who have been there along the way.
"Because the working class of America deserves to be seen, heard and represented. Because we are America."
-Adrienne Williams, Director
Xandrea Burns is a senior at John Jay majoring in Police Studies and minoring in Theatre Arts. She spends her free time acting and have dreams to make it to Broadway. Most recent credit is Pink is for Pussies Scene festival ( Production Manager).
Emily Blackburne moved from the mountains of NC to NYC to complete her B.A. in English Literature at Hunter College. She also currently studies acting at The Barrow Group NYC, and has studied improv and sketch comedy at Magnet Theater. She has a love of storytelling through writing and performing, and aspires to unite people through those art forms. Her first acting role was as Susy Snowflake in 1st grade (rave reviews), and her first writing piece was probably a Lisa Frank diary entry at 6 years old.
Timmy Daniels is a Senior in his final semester, will graduate with honors & is Baker Fellow in Hunter’s Theatre Program. He holds an Associate in Science from BMCC where he was a Dean’s-Listed, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Graduate in Theatre. He also holds an Associate Degree from LCC where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Timmy is a graduate of the accredited comedy school: UCB Improv. He was trained by such esteemed improv-comedy mentors as Anthony Atamanuik, Kevin Hines, & Armando Diaz. He was a performer on the UCB stages & was in the Advanced Study program where they groom performers for Late Night Programming. He also founded several improv & sketch teams.
In Theatre, Daniels has played roles in over a dozen plays including duo roles: Guildenstern / Gravedigger in Hamlet directed by Gregory Mosher, "Mr. Hale" in the feminist play: “Trifles,” directed by Dr Helen Huff, & the Lead (Mr. Biederman) in the production of “The Arsonists” directed by Alkis Papoutsis. He also played multiple roles in the original comedic-musical: “To Catch A Fox” directed & written by Charles Burks & based on Shakespeare’sTaming of the Shrew.
Daniels has been performing standup comedy in New York for more than 7 years & has shared stage with comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Jeanine Garofalo, Lewis Black, & Jessica Kirson.
Thomas Hagopian is a Theatre Major at Hunter College and it is his first year here! He is a transfer student from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts LA, Class of 2020 as well the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY Company, Class of 2021. He is now continuing his schooling in order to get a BA in Theatre and eventually a Masters in Dramaturgy to pursue a career in, well, Dramaturgy. He’d like to thank the entire team for making this wonderful show a possibility and, most importantly, thank you for coming out to see us!
Alpachino is a business major at City Tech while attending classes at Hunter College. In 2018, he began his theatrical journey in Connecticut. His credits list student films (Mom, Why'd lock the door), short films (Pleasure doing business), and musicals (Hairspray). He considers himself fortunate to be a part of such a magnificent production with such wonderful people.
Casey (she/they) is currently studying theatre at Hunter College. They would like to thank their friends, family, all past and present creative collaborators, and teachers for supporting all versions of Casey, including this one. Follow her on instagram to keep up with her latest projects and soul searching: @thecaseykelly
Joel (He/Him) is (finally) in his last semester at Hunter College. He’s working toward being a professional actor (while dabbling in backstage/behind-the-scenes work) and is beyond grateful he gets to be a part of this show with his Hunter family, whom he learns from both inside and outside of rehearsal. A couple of past credits include Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal (as Beethoven/Ensemble) and Ablaze by Matthew B. Zrebski (as Manny Simner).
Haley is a Theatre and Political Science Major at Hunter College. In her free time she loves to photograph people for her portfolio. This is her first ever production at Hunter College and she is thankful and excited to learn and perform with her new team!
My name is Tristan McQueen, I am 24, and i was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. I've been performing for school since I was 9, acting since I was 15. Some may recall me, as I was in Hunter's Tennessee Williams directing workshop (Auto De Fae). Despite having no lines, being a background clown in Joker was one of the most enjoyable roles I've had in my life, since I love comic books.
Benjamin Moore, Barbara Bosch, Timothy Cusack, Peter Romano, and many other drama teachers helped me to truly grow both as an actor and as a person!
Dawn is portraying JESSIE. She is an honors student, a Phi Theta Kappa and a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success. Dawn has appeared in Hunter College Colab 2.0 and 3.0, portraying the Seer Tiresias in Gregory Mosher’s Antigone and as Connie in What’s Up Donk, respectively. Dawn most recently portrayed Flora Meighan in the Hunter Directing Project 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams. Dawn hopes one day to play Madame Rose in Gypsy on Broadway and become a respected EGOT winner. She thanks her family and friends. Special thanks to the director, playwright, and the entire cast and crew for this great opportunity.
James is an actor and interdisciplinary artist studying English and Theatre at Hunter where he has been cast for three theatrical roles hitherto. He looks forward to contributing his energy and talent to the Hunter Theater Department’s Fall production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage.
Jaylyn is a graduate from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he majored in Film and Television Performance for two years. He's really excited about returning to the stage where he originally found his passion while attending High School. When Jaylyn received the news and was offered the supporting role of Oscar in the production of Lynn Nottage's "SWEAT," he was absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to be part of it. He would like to thank his High School music teacher Aidan Davis and his mother for the endless support in his endeavors. He feels truly lucky to have such amazing people in his life and to be part of a Theatre community once again.
Chiquita Wilder - Chiquita (she/they) is an interdisciplinary theatre artist living in Manhattan, and is thrilled to be performing in her second departmental production at Hunter! Chiquita has appeared onstage in NYC, LA and their native NJ, as well as appear on-camera and in voiceover. She has studied and performed at Upright Citizens Brigade theaters on both coasts. Chiquita is in their second semester at Hunter College, studying Theatre. Previous Hunter credits: Ophelia in HAMLET (Hunter Theatre Dept.), Daisy in RHINOCEROS, Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore in THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION. Other recent credits: TWELFTH NIGHT, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and the NYC premiere of REBOUND. You can keep up with Chiquita on social media @chicawilder
Special Thanks to the Theatre Production Class
Maxine Alston, Briana Aponte ,Skylar Back, Lexi Duffy, Samantha Garcia, Camila Garcia ,Pennelope Gonzalez, Eirini Kandia Ismyrnoglou, Jessica Lauricello ,Zoe Lindeman, Hunter McIlvain, Isamar Morillo, Tiffany Munoz, Nora Navarro de Medina, James Saunders, Katherine Sciortino, Joel Simmons, Jaylyn Wallace, Pauline Zhang