A little bit about us...
Danielle Leeber Lucas:
Danielle (Producing Artistic Director) has a BA in Theater/Dance, studied at the University of Derby, England, and a Masters in Non-profit Management, specializing in Arts & Education from Northeastern University. She created Boston Actors Theater in the summer of 2004. As a director she has received acclaim for the Boston professional premiere of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, Where Moments Hung Before, and Sex, Drugs, & Rock n Roll. Recently she directed/choreographed Your Wildest Dreams for Heart & Dagger Productions. As an actor she has toured the country, done summer stock, regional theater, multiple film projects with sister companyParacelsus Films and returned to singing on stage in Polaroid Stories last season. She is passionate about supporting local artists and the Boston community.
David (Technical Director/Company Member) has a BS in Theater from Northeastern University and loves his time with The Boston Actors Theater. He has worked behind the scenes with The Theatre Project at the Majectic Theatre in West Springfield as well as Company One here in Boston. He has appeared on stage in many shows with BAT, favorites include productions of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and new work Where Moments Hung Before. He is always excited to see where the next show will take him and is very excited to be back on stage in 2013!
Jeremy (Set Designer) has worked with Boston Actors Theater as set designer for its productions since Summer 2008 and served as lighting designer and charge artist for Metamorphoses. A graduate of Clark University's Theater Arts program, he has designed lights or scenery for a number of shows over the years, including including Clark's productions of The Faust Sonata and The Seagull. Also, Worcester Forum Theatre's A Christmas Carol. He has taught theater at the middle school and high school levels and directed the premiere of The Joshua Tree in 1995. He has even been known to perform on rare occasions. Outside of the theater, he is a higher education professional.
Jenny (Company Member) hails from the Boston area and has been involved in theater since she played the nerd in her 5th grade play. She got her B.A. in Theater from UMass Amherst. Jenny loves to work with BAT and has done numerous shows with them including: Expecting, The Altruists, Where Moments Hung Before, Hence These Tears,Criminal Hearts and Love From Beginning to End (And Everything in Between). Other stuff she's done includes: Your Wildest Dreamsw/Heart and Dagger Prod; Winter Panto's Humpty Dumpty and Sinbad w/The Imaginary Beasts; Neither Have I Wings to Fly, Quills and All in the Timing w/Bad Habit Productions; Kennedy's Children w/The Bodega Theater; National tour of Robin Hood & Greek Mythology w/The Hampstead Stage Co. Upcoming shows are A Dream Play w/ Heart and Dagger and Girls’ Sports with Fresh Ink Theatre.
Paul (Props Master/Company Member) is a QA at BorisFX, where he gets to play with After Effects and Final Cut Pro all day. Otherwise, Paul is an independent filmmaker, actor, and freelance videographer. His favorite past time is making short comedic skits, playing video games, and watching cartoons. Paul is not ashamed to admit that he still loves video games and cartoons. Paul is originally from Maine, but currently lives in Brighton. He has been doing BAT shows since 2007. His first (and favorite) role was Humphrey Bogart in Play it Again, Sam.
Vincent C. Morreale:
Vincent (Company Member) is an award winning producer, writer, director and occasional reluctant actor. His original play, Hence These Tears was produced in 2007 by BAT. He also has appeared in productions with Makeshift Theater Co, BAT and Riverside Theaterworks. He has also directed a few works Boston Actors Theater and Angel Street for North Quincy Community Theater. He is the Artistic Director and Founder of Paracelsus Films and has won multiple awards for his short films "Death on Toast" and "A Spritz in Time." His feature length sketch comedy How to Win the Internet is currently in theaters and heading to various film festivals. He also teaches classes on film-making, editing and visual effects. Through his work with BAT and Paracelsus Films he strives to produce and support the creativity and imagination of local artists.
Caroline (Company Member) is an actor, director, and voice instructor currently based in Boston. She has studied with Playwrights Theatre of New York, School for Film and Television, American Globe Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Stratford Company, and The Moscow Art Theatre. Caroline received her MFA in Acting from Wayne State University in 2009 with the Hilberry Repertory Company. Since relocating to the Boston area in 2011 Caroline has worked with Boston Actors Theater (An Evening of Oscar Wilde, Boston Theater Marathon, Summer Play Festival 2012), Sugar Cereal Productions (Girl Hopping), Whistler in the Dark (Vinegar Tom) and Fresh Ink Theatre Company (Priscilla Dreams the Answer), for which she received an IRNE nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. When not onstage, vocal coaching, or directing Caroline can be seen as one of MAZDA's 2012-13 Product Specialists. CarolineLPrice.com
Drew (Company Member) received her BFA in Performing Arts from Adelphi University. She has studied with Fordham's London Dramatic Academy in the UK, and trained at Improv Boston Comedy School. Some credits include Dream Play (Heart and Dagger) DING! (Boston Actor's Theatre) Dead City (Apollinaire Theatre Co) She appeared at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival in Anton Dudley's edWARd2 (Adelphi Modern Art). And went on 4 national tours with Hampstead Stage Company. She is honored to be a member of Boston Actors Theater, having been raised in Melrose Massachusetts, and loves the support BAT gives the local theatre scene!
Nicole (Company Member) received her BFA in both Theater and Music from Long Island University, and has been performing professionally ever since. Select regional credits include 28 Seeds (Liars and Believers), and Polaroid Stories (Heart and Dagger), Head Games (Rising Sun Performance Company), and The World Goes Round (Tilles Center). Her off Broadway credits include, The Last Supper (Rising Sun Performance Company), Christmas in the Village (National Comedy Theater) and 365 Plays 365 Days ( New York Public Theater). Nicole can be found at Actinglikeniki.com or on Twitter @ActingLikeNiki.
Joey C. Pelletier:
Joey (Artistic Associate) first graced the BAT stage for Love: From Beginning to End (and Everything In Between). Along the way he has been featured in Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll by Eric Bogosian. He directed Nicky Silver's The Altruists for BAT starring Jenny Reagan. In 2009 BAT produced his first full length play, Where Moments Hung Before. Mr. Pelletier also wrote and directed BAT's 10 minute play for Company One's FRINGE WARS. Currently Mr. Pelletier is the Artistic Director of Heart & Dagger Productions. Last summer he co-directed Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka, a co-produced project between BAT, H&D, and Happy Medium Theatre Company.
Samantha MacArthur (Resident Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining the Boston Actors Theater team. It is always a pleasure to work with such an amazing and talented group of people. Samantha's additional Boston Stage Management credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Gold Dust Orphans), Dog Sees God (Happy Medium Theatre), Polaroid Stories (Heart & Dagger Productions, Boston Actors Theater and Happy Medium Theatre), Expecting (Boston Actors Theater), and Girl Hopping (Sugar Cereal Productions). Up next: Paper City Phoenix (Boston Actors Theater).
Elizabeth DuPré (Resident Playwright) was born and raised in Boston. She is the resident playwright for Boston Actors Theater. She roots for the Boston Red Sox and The Boston Massacre. Her favorite donut at Dunks is the Boston Creme and her favorite band is Boston. (That last one isn't true but it fits the theme and takes up less space than Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.) Recent playwright credits include Lineage which was performed in Boston and at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and the one act plays The Grudge Beantown Reading Series at BAT and Reproduction which was part of BAT's SPF 2011 as well as being in the Boston Theater Marathon 2012 and the 10x10 festival at the Byre Theater in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Julia (Artistic Associate) Bio coming soon.