Marialena is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter. With The Sycamore Theatre Company: Singer/Composer/Lyricist (Between Friends at The Brick), Singer/Composer/Lyricist (Honey of His Music Vows at CoHo Productions, Portland, OR). She sings with the band Bears of Alaska, and with the all-female acapella group The MetropoliTones. She and Susannah Jones are co-writing Bisland&Bly, a new musical that was recently workshopped at the Springworks Festival in Stratford, ON. She has an orange cat named Marmalade.
Danielle Frimer is an actor, singer, writer, and teacher. Most recently, she played Daphna in the San Diego premiere of Bad Jews at the Cygnet Theatre. Before that, she wrote the book for The Honey of His Music Vows, a play with music, at CoHo Lab in Portland, Oregon with the Sycamore Theatre Company. After graduating from A.C.T.’s MFA Acting program, she spent a year at an entertainment tech start up in San Francisco called PullString, where she wrote dialogue for a millenial chatbot character and voiced the lead in an interactive rom-com. At A.C.T., her roles included Althea in Monstress, Nell in Indian Ink, Teresa in Napoli, Annabelle in A Christmas Carol, Ophelia in Hamlet and Victoria/Edward in Cloud Nine. Other roles include the Princess in Love's Labour's Lost (Post 5 Theater), Olivia in Twelfth Night (Portland Actors Ensemble), Philomela in Weightless (Z Space) and Jessie in Eddie the Marvelous... (Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor).
Susannah Jones is an actress, singer, and writer. With The Sycamore Theatre Company: Jamie in Betweeen Friends at The Brick, Elizabeth Bisland in Bisland & Bly with the Springworks Festival in Stratford, ON, and Susannah in The Honey of His Music Vows with CoHo Productions. Other recent credits: A Christmas Story: The Musical (Mother—National Tour), Company (Susan—Bucks County Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Olivia—Mainestage Shakespeare), The Tempest (Miranda—Portland Shakespeare Project), and PLANT Web Series (Gwendolyn—2014 LA Web Fest Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy). Upcoming: Kate in CERTIFIED GUIDANCE the web series. She is currently co-writing new musical Bisland&Bly with Marialena DiFabbio. She is also an award winning audiobook narrator.
Avital Shira is a director, theatre-maker, and community organizer who is passionate about building and empowering communities through sharing stories.
Whether directing, teaching, or community organizing, her work is the same: community engagement, people management, and storytelling.
Directing projects include Lifeboat (Corrib Theatre), Between Friends (Sycamore Theatre @This is Not Normal Festival), the development of The Honey of His Music Vows (Sycamore Theatre @ Coho Lab), Love's Labours Lost (Post5), a site-specific production of The Importance of Being Earnest (LA Athletic Club), Phantomwise (NYC Fringe), and Twelfth Night (Portland Actors Ensemble). Shira is a graduate of Yale University and is currently studying as an MFA candidate in directing at Boston University, where she will be directing Intimate Apparel in February.