WHO WE ARE
Anna Nemetz is an actor, writer, and singer-songwriter based in NYC. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and studied at the National Theatre Institute. Most recently she appeared in My Girl which she co-wrote and co-starred in with Allison Snyder (Dixon Place). She was an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. Her past credits include Jessica by Patrick Vermillion (IRT Theater), The Annotated History of the American Muskrat by Johnny Kuntz (The New Ohio Theatre), and Apathy Boy by Simon Henriques & Skylar Fox (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, The Brick). She is also an Actor with The Story Pirates.
Allison Snyder is a playwright and actor from New York City. She has worked with MCC Theatre, Colt Coeur, Ojai Playwrights Conference and Cape Cod Theatre Project in various capacities. Her plays include, Tell Me I’m Good (workshopped with Middle Voice at Rattlestick) and My Girl (co-author Anna Nemetz, Dixon Place). She has been an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She is a recipient of the Young Playwrights Inc. “Write a Play” Award. She has taught with MCC Theatre’s Youth Company, The Lighthouse International School for the Blind, Hour Children and the Westchester County Correctional Facility. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and History from Sarah Lawrence College and is an alum of the National Theatre Institute.
Lana Richards is a director originally from California. Her work ranges in scope from developing new plays alongside playwrights, to adaptation, to site integrative work. Most recently she was the 2019 Directing Fellow at Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan. She has worked with We Players, Bread and Puppet, The Civilians, The Hearth, and Ruthless Nightingale. Lana is an alumna of Connecticut College where she studied theater and environmental studies. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellow and a recipient of the Crabtree Award for leadership and excellence in theater making. She has trained with SITI Company, The Michael Chekhov Association, Complicite, and at the National Theater Institute for Advanced Directing. Recent directing credits include: Grapefruit at Parallel 45, My Girl by Anna Nemetz and Allison Snyder (co-developer) at Dixon Place, Arabella by Jamie Semel at Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Ithaca: a solo performance by Paola Pilnik at Electric Lodge, In the Spotlight by Lindsey Ruzza at Connecticut College (post-grad hire), Their Blood is Strong: a site-integrative exploration of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Connecticut College.