Meet the Company

Jackie KnollhuffJACKIE KNOLLHUFF, Artistic Director; Director, Kill Floor (March 2019)

Jackie earned her Master’s Degree in Theatre Studies in May 2018 from Montclair State University. Her passions include new play development and theatre for persons with disabilities. Past directing credits include: Staged reading of Euripides’ Trojan Women, including staging, movement, combat choreography, music (Montclair Public Library); Tornado by Chris Cragin-Day (Luna Theatre Co, West Orange, NJ); as Artistic Resident, Razorhurst by Kate Mulley (A.D. with Cheryl Katz; Luna Theatre Co, West Orange, NJ); Euripides’ Helen (Montclair, NJ), Antigone by Bertolt Brecht,  Acts of Resistance Reading (Montclair, NJ),  A.D. to Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Becky Shaw (Hackettstown, NJ), Oakwood Lives! Theme: Protest (Raleigh, NC) and Christmas Mordecai (Raleigh, NC; by Ian Finley and Jonathan Fitts). Jackie is a 2018-19 member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program.

Ashlee MorelASHLEE MOREL, Literary Director

Ashlee is currently completing her Masters in Theatre Studies at Montclair State University, with a focus on dramaturgy and Latino theater. She holds degrees from Ramapo College of NJ in Contemporary Arts in Digital Filmmaking and Theater, with a concentration in Acting. Her past acting credits include: Mediacracy: A Choral Piece for 12 Women, Macbeth, The Everleigh Club: A Staged Reading, Candide, Preuve D’Amour, as well as several one acts and film projects. During the summer of 2014, she studied in Paris, France, at the Catholic Institute of Paris. During 2018-2019, she is the dramaturg for a new play, Daughters of the Rebellion (Montclair State University).

JACK WALLERJack Waller, Production Assistant

Jack Waller holds a BA in Acting from Ramapo College and is a Master’s student in Theatre Studies at Montclair State University. Acting credits include: Price (Bottle House; world premiere), Charlie (All New People), Ross (Macbeth), Stanley Kowalski (Desire, Desire, Desire), and Conjure Man (Dark of the Moon), Talthybius (Trojan Women, Roaring Goat staged reading). Directing credits include: Jennifer Haley’s The Nether (Ramapo College, Spring 2017).

NIALL NG, Resident Casting DirectorNiall Ng

Niall Ng is a New York and New Jersey actor and director.  His self-produced directing credits include Unseamly and Rabbit Hole. He has assistant directed under Jerome Preston Bates, The Man in Room 306 at Luna Stage. Regional Acting credits include Twelfth Night (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and Babes in Toyland (The Growing Stage).  University Theatre credits for acting include 99 Ways to Fuck a SwanThe Winter’s Tale, and A Streetcar Named Desire.  He holds a BFA in Acting from Montclair State University.  www.niallng.com

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JERISE FOGEL, Co-Founder

Jeri is a New York City based calligrapher, papercutting artist, professor of Greek and Roman languages and literatures, lover of music and Jill of All Trades (Mistress of a Few). Directing credits include Trojan Women (Huntington, WV), Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Bacchae, Euripides’ Andromache and Euripides’ Helen (Montclair State University, performed outdoors in the landmark WPA Amphitheater), and others. Acting credits include Antigone (Sophocles’ Antigone, in ancient Greek), Unjust Argument (Aristophanes’ Clouds; in ancient Greek), and Unnamed Transwoman Poet (Andy Cofino’s Out in the Open). As dramaturg/ancient history/language consultant: Julius Caesar (Marshall Univ, dir. Jack Cirillo), Iphigenia (Montclair State Univ, dir. Heather Benton). Jeri is an enthusiastic student of many arts at the Barrow Group in NYC.

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