Writer, Producer, Solo Performer - Heather Massie
Artistic Consultation & Direction - Blake Walton
Artistic Consultation - Leslie Kincaid Burby
Projection Design - Jim Marlowe & Charles Marlowe
Lighting Design - Alex Moore
Sound Design - Jacob Subotnick
Dialect Coach - Page Clements
Premiere Production, Costume Design - Cat Fisher
Board Operator - Richard Kent Green
Technical Advisor - Dan Leary
Image Photo: Al Foote III
Image Collage: David Chance
Heather Massie (Playwright / Solo Performer) is a NYC actor and writer. Originally from Virginia, she has always been fascinated by science, and seeks to marry her loves of science and art in the person of Hedy Lamarr. Massie studied Astrophysics at University of Virginia and Theatre Arts at the Virginia Tech School of the Arts. For HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, she was awarded as Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading - 2016 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC; Festival Bestseller - 2016 United Solo Festival, NYC; Best Actress - 2017 SaraSolo Festival, Sarasota, FL; Official Selection - 2017 DivaFest, Indianapolis, IN; Inaugural Artist-In-Residence - Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, VT; Audience Choice Award - Shenandoah Fringe 2017, Staunton, VA; Best Actress, 2017 Galway Fringe, Ireland; Audience Choice & Sold Out Awards - 2017 IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN; Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show - 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC; and the Best Hustle Award – 2017 Charm City Fringe. She has performed extensively in NYC, regionally, and internationally in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, and St. Petersburg, Russia. NYC Theatre: Theatre Row, Signature Theatre, LaMaMa, Abingdon, WorkShop, NEC, The Lamb's Theatre, NyLon Fusion, Metropolitan Playhouse. Jean Dalrymple Best Supporting Actress Award for The Queen’s Knight. Regional Theatre: Mill Mountain Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Nearly Naked Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Southwest Shakespeare, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, California Theatre Center. Favorite roles: Rosalind - As You Like It, Jill - Equus, Sorel Bliss - Hay Fever, Rachel - Shmulnik's Waltz, Mina Loy - Mina, Carrie - Carousel, Cinderella - Into the Woods, and Eliza - My Fair Lady. www.heathermassie.com/hedy
Blake Walton (Artistic Consultation & Direction) is an award-winning actor director and playwright. His directing credits include: Ann Morrison in her solo plays Linda Lovely Goes To Broadway(“Best Actress Award”) and Word Painting (United Solo Festival, NY, Home Resource, and the 2015 SaraSolo Festival, Sarasota, FL); Clara Francesca in Becoming Mia Rose and Stephen K. Davis in The Birth Of Humor (both at the 2017 SaraSolo Festival). In New York: In The Moment for Variations Theater Group, and for The Chain, The XXX Scholar (“Best Supporting Actress Award”, “Best Actress Nom.”) and his own play The Better Man (Unchained Fest “Best Ensemble Award”, “Best Supporting Actress Award”, “Best Director Nom.”) at The Chain, and Amy Whitman’s solo performance Malibu Mornings for The Farrington Company. Associate Artistic Director of the SaraSolo Festival in Sarasota FL, he is a proud member of AEA and United Solo Academy.
Leslie Kincaid Burby (Artistic Consultation) NYIT Outstanding Director Award for WorkShop Theater's "The Navigator" (Eddie Antar). Production received 2 Drama Desk and 8 NYIT nominations, NY Times Critic's Pick. Winner 2016 NYC Fringe Overall Excellence Award for direction "Zamboni" (Sean-Patrick O'Brien), production extended in Fringe Encore Series (SoHo Playhouse). Currently running at WorkShop Theater: "Through the Darkness" (Alan Breindel).
Jacob Subotnick (Sound Design) is an NYC based composer and sound designer who has designed over 90 Off and Off-Off Broadway productions. Selected Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Masterworks Theater); Donkey Punch (SOHO Playhouse); InnerVoices 2014(TBG Theater); Any Given Monday (59E59). Selected Off-Off-Broadway: The Ballad of Rodrigo (Funny…Sheesh: Nominated for Outstanding Original Music NYITA 2015); Tulpa or Anne and Me (Winner: Outstanding Sound Design PCTF 2011) www.jacobsubotnick.com
Jim Marlowe & Charles Marlowe (Projection Design) together created the visual content for the Ego Actus productions of I Know What Boys Want and Moonage Daydream. Jim has presented James Cameron’s Expedition Bismarck in 3D HD at the National Museum of Natural History and HD backgrounds for the CBS series Hack. Jim has managed remote shoots of As the World Turns and Paula Zahn Now for CNN and Dave Matthews in Central Park. Charles is also an actor who especially enjoys improv.
Page Clements (Dialect Coach) teaches dialects & Shakespeare at the T. Schreiber Studio. Also an AEA actress and private coach. Her NYC productions as a dialect coach include: She Stoops to Conquer, Awake and Sing, Icebound, Summer and Smoke, Philadelphia Here I Come, The Importance of Being Earnest, Bedfroom Farce, Doubt, A Taste of Honey, The Changing Room, Twelfth Night, and The Real Thing. To learn more about her DVDs see www.bestvocalwarmups.com for actors & public speakers.
Cat Fisher (Premiere Production, Costume Design) is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, and a New York State Counsel for the Arts awards recipient and received Outstanding Costume awards for Hamlet Bound and Unbound in the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival and The God Particle in the 2011 Planet Connections Festivity. Her work has been seen at 59e59th, The Producer's Club, Riverside Theatre, FringeNY and in many NYC Festivals. Cat has an IMDb presence for both acting and design, and is a founding member of Honest Accomplice Theatre. Please see www.CatFisher.Homestead.com
Dan Leary (Technical Advisor) grew up on the outskirts of the mighty metropolis of Snowville, Virginia. An avid reader, he was once forbidden to bring books to school. Dan's thespian experiences include Pulaski County High School's Appalkids and the outdoor historical drama The Long Way Home. He acted in several of New River Stage's productions. A veteran of Uncle Sam's grand tour of the world, Dan now lives in Hiwassee with his son, an aging puppy, and a plethora of cats. For some unknown reason, his nieces and nephews refer to him as crazy uncle Danny. Dan plays upright bass in a variety of ever-changing old time and bluegrass bands as well as the New River Valley's soft rock band, Audio Rain.
Dave Chance (Image Collage) specializes in capturing architectural moments for design and construction professionals. Dave combines his architectural education with his construction experience to create award winning images for use in publications, marketing materials and design award submittals. His fine art photography has been exhibited in venues nationwide, as well as published in local and national media, including the New York Times. www.davechancephotography.com