This podcast series is developed in cooperation with "The Protagonists", a New York City based writers' collective.
Thanks to Arlene Hutton and the Barrow Group Theater for their assistance in nurturing the play and; The Dramatists Guild Institute; The Drawing Board; P.A.G.E.S.; The Writers and Actors Group; NY Screenwriters Co-op, and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts.
(in alphabetical order)
STEPHEN ANDERSON (Writer, Producer)
Steve's plays include “Wonderful”, “Joan and Nancy”, “Amos 'or'Andy”, and “The Judy Garland Christmas Show”. His plays have received readings at The Barrow Group Theater and have been read and workshopped at numerous playwriting groups throughout New York City. He has studied playwriting at New York University, The Dramatists Guild Institute and is a proud member of The Advanced Playwriting Workshop at The Barrow Group, and The Protagonists writers' collective.
Stephen is delighted to be writing full time after spending many years writing budgets for NYC mayors (an often overlooked training ground for aspiring fiction writers).
LYNNE HALLIDAY ("Lillian Hellman" & various)
Lynne is a writer, producer and performer. She has appeared off Broadway and regionally in productions including “Baby”, “I’m Still getting My Act Together”, as well as “Inventing Mary Martin” and “Porterphiles”, both at the York Theatre.
Lynne produced and co- wrote the award-winning “The Gorges Motel” (DPS). Her other pieces include “Something About Eve” (Smith & Krause) and “Christmas Eve at the Evergreen Mall" (DPS). She is the proud co-producer of James Hindman’s “Popcorn Falls”.
CHRIS KIPINIAK (Frank Capra)
Chris is an actor and writer. Broadway: Metamorphoses, Macbeth; off-Broadway: Kit Marlowe (Public Theater), The Undeniable Sound of Right Now (Rattlestick/WP Theater), Charles Winn Speaks ... (Living Image Arts). Film/TV/Web: Mr. Robot, Delocated, The Good Wife, Deal Travis In, the web series Real Actors Read …. Audio: Audiobooks produced by Hachette, Tantor, Audible, Blackstone; multiple roles on the Radiotopia fiction anthology podcast, The Truth, where he spent two seasons as a writer. Writing: Nightcrawler, Amazing Fantasy, and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man for Marvel Comics; the independent comic Behemoth; the plays, Save The World, Stalled, Game Changer and the short film, Love Life.
JOHN KOLBINSKI (Sound Design)
John is pleased to be working on this project with everyone! Coming from a theater background, his past work can be heard in: The Winter Wonderettes (Hampton Arts, The American Theatre); Popcorn Falls, Civil War Voices, The Winter Wonderettes, Baskerville, Souvenir, The Gift, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Always…Patsy Cline (Walnut Street Theatre); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in Clark Park); Basic Witches (Robert Hager); Behold Her (FringeArts/ Half Key Theatre Co); Mort (New Paradise Laboratories); Every Brilliant Thing (Arden/Milwaukee Rep). He is also the Audio Engineer at Arden Theatre Company and InterAct Theatre Company; Sound Supervisor Chautauqua Theater Company. Sound Systems Designer, InterAct’s Drake Theater.
MICHAEL SHEEHAN ("Jimmy")
Michael is a writer and actor. He is a nominee for the 2021 PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize. His fiction has been published in the Columbia Journal and his short play, "Pose", was recently selected to be performed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Michael is thrilled to have been a part of "Wonderful" since its early readings at The Barrow Group. Other appearances include "U.S. Drag" (Night Owl Players) and "Master Class" (One Acts Without Bounds). Training: The Barrow Group, Stella Adler Studio Of Acting, Station Theater. Adler Studio Of Acting, Station Theater.
JORDAN BELLOW ("Dashiell Hammett" and Host)
Jordan's Off Broadway credits include performing in Theatre for a New Audience's production of GNIT and the Summer Shorts Festival at 59E59 Theatres. Other NYC credits include work at The Playwrights Realm, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Ohio, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Quicksilver Theatre Company, The Tank, The Kraine, Columbia Stages and The Connelly Theatre. Regionally, he has performed at Westport Country Playhouse, Denver Center, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and South Coast Repertory. He has appeared in the television series Orange Is The New Black and Gotham. For more, visit www.jordanbellow.com.
JAMES HINDMAN (Director and "Albert Hackett")
James is an award-winning playwright and actor. As a performer: Film and Television - “The Report”, “Oceans 8”, Marvel’s “Iron Fist”, “The Americans”, recurring role on Steven Spielberg’s “Public Morals”, “Madam Secretary”, “Person of Interest”, “House Of Cards”, “The Sopranos” and “The Blacklist”. Broadway and tours: MARY POPPINS, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1776, City of Angels, A Grand Night for Singing, Once Upon a Mattress, Falsettos, Dancing at Lughnasa. As a writer, his Off Broadway credits include: POPCORN FALLS (Chosen ‘Top Twenty Theatrical Moments of 2018’), PETE 'N' KEELY (Outer Critics Award nomination, two Drama Desk nominations), THE AUDIENCE (Drama Desk nomination), A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE, BEING AUDREY (Transport Group, NEA Grant recipient), and his one man show, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU (Oscar Wilde Award nomination.) A Terrence McNally Award finalist, James’ plays are published by Concord Theatricals, Dramatist Play Service, Stage Rights and Dramatic Publishing.
KIM YANCEY-MOORE (Frances Goodrich)
Kim is a native New Yorker currently living in Brooklyn. NY theatre credits include “On Strivers Row”, “The O’Neill Plays” and “Walk Hard” all at Metropolitan Playhouse; at the Public Theatre, “Walking on Moonlight” and “A Midsummer Night's Dream " and at Playwrights Horizons, “The Heliotrope Bouquet” and “Mothers Have Nine Lives”. Regional theatre credits include performances at Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Television credits include several episodes of” Law and Order” and the PBS American Playhouse production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”
TOM SOUHRADA (FBI Agent)
Broadway & National Tours: MARY POPPINS, KINKY BOOTS, EVITA, MY FAIR LADY, THE KING & I and THE BOY FRIEND (Directed by Julie Andrews). Off-B’way: POPCORN FALLS (Directed by Christian Borle), DESPERATE MEASURES (New World Stages), LIBERTY (Theatre 80), CLINTON (NYMF), THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE (Ars Nova), MARDI GRAS/THE LAST WORD (York), BROKEN HANDS (NY Fringe Festival Award of Excellence), THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING. Regionally, Tom has performed at many of the top theatres across the country. He can also be seen as “Prof. Ed M. Ology” on the children’s YouTube series THE HELLO YOU! SHOW . Graduate of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. IG:tsouhrada