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 Metamorphoses and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, as well as new works Where Moments Hung Before and Thinking of You.
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. IRNE nominated best actress for BAT's Paper City Phoenix.
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.
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.
Bailey (Company Member) graduated from Hofstra University with a BFA in theater arts and a minor in religious studies. She has been performing since her debut in her kindergarten's production of Stone Soup. Bailey has appeared in Gorefest X (Improv Boston), Doctor Faustus (Wax Wing Productions), and as an understudy in Thinking of You with BAT.
Laurie Singletary's (Company Member) performing career spans nearly thirty-five years. She studied theater and dance at Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts–when it was an all-girls school–so she got to play great male parts like the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade. She then worked as actress and choreographer with The Academy Repertory Theater Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon returning to her home state of Massachusetts (she missed the ocean and the fast-talking), she attended broadcasting school, worked in Radio, and produced her own live segments on TV38's AM Boston. She returned to the stage in 2012 for Boston Actors Theater's Summer Play Festival, and has since been wildly fortunate to work with BAT in Twins by Julian Olf and Thinking of You by Lisa Dupre. Her first project of 2014 will be Handicapping with Fresh Ink Theater. During the day, Laurie works for a world-changing non-profit and is Mom to three perfect children. She lives in Cambridge with her husband of twenty years, Damon, who is also an actor.
Damon Singletary (Company Member)has had the pleasure to participate in three productions with BAT. He played Jim in Thinking of You, written by BAT's own Elizabeth DuPré; Matt in Lapse, by Gail Phaneuf, for Boston Theatre Marathon XV; and, he played roles ranging from a piece of furniture to a narrator in BAT's devised theater piece Dancing Wilde, based on the writings of Oscar Wilde. Some of his other favorite Boston area stage roles include Bernard in The Boys in the Band, by Marty Crowley (Zeitgeist Stage Company); dual roles of Dr. Mandril and Big Six in Larry Gelbar and Cy Coleman's City of Angels (Lyric Stage Company of Boston); and Coach in Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal (Company One). He lives in Cambridge with his wife and fellow BAT member Laurie, and their college-age son Sterling.