jonathan david martin (deviser & director)
jonathan david martin is an international theater maker and educator who creates new works of performance that are socially relevant and aesthetically adventuresome. A Leonore Annenberg Foundation Fellow, his directing credits include Point of Departure and The Alien Nation for Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative where he is the Co-Artistic Director, Facts of the Matter at Studio Tisch Festival, The Tempest at Touchstone Theatre, and A Charlie Brown Christmas and Peter and the Star Catcher at Red House Arts Center. His original works include Facts of the Matter as well as Head in the Sand and The City That Sleeps with Monica Hunken. Movement Director credits include works at Theater Alliance, Theater J, and University of Maryland. Performer credits include the original Broadway cast of Warhorse and regional theaters across the United States. As an educator, he has taught acting, movement, and producing at universities and theater training programs across the US and South Africa. MFA: NYU Grad Acting.
Anna'le Hornak (Dramaturg)
Anna’le (they/them) is a dramaturg, playwright, and community organizer, as well as Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg of Team Awesome Robot theatre collaborative. They worked on several productions at Arena Stage during their two year tenure as Arena’s Senior Literary Fellow, including the world premieres of Tom Kitt, Thomas Meehan, and Nell Benjamin’s DAVE, Kenneth Lin’s Kleptocracy, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Sovereignty, and Tazewell Thompson’s Jubilee. Anna'le served as production dramaturg on Arena’s production of The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and on the world premiere of JQA by Aaron Posner. Other companies they have worked with include Luna Stage, TCG, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the Reading Theatre Project. Anna’le is a proud alum of Albright College.
Aria sardella (Stage manager & sound designer)
ARIA SARDELLA (STOW, MA) IS IN THE PROCESS OF RECEIVING HER BFA IN THEATRE PRODUCTION ARTS WITH A FOCUS IN SOUND AND COSTUMES AND A MINOR IN BUSINESS
AS SHE ENTERS HER FOURTH YEAR AT ITHACA COLLEGE. SHE WAS RECENTLY A PART OF ITHACA COLLEGE'S MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION OF MARISOL, AS MIXER AND SOUND ENGINEER, AND TWELFTH NIGHT, AS SOUND DESIGNER. SHE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE EARL MCCARROLL STUDIO’S PRODUCTIONS OF SKELETON CREW, AS CO-SOUND DESIGNER, AND UGLY LIES THE BONE, AS COSTUME DESIGNER.
SHE IS CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS OF MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS SUCH AS, ITHACA COLLEGE'S FALL 2019 MAIN STAGE OF SISTER ACT DIRECTED BY COURTNEY YOUNG (COSTUME DESIGN), ANDY'S SUMMER PLAYHOUSE'S PRODUCTIONS URL VS IRL DIRECTED BY JONATHAN DAVID MARTIN AND RIPE FRENZY DIRECTED BY JARED MEZZOCCHI (SOUND DESIGN), AND BELLE OF AMHERST DIRECTED BY NORM JOHNSON (SOUND DESIGN). SHE IS EXCITED TO BE BACK AT ANDY’S FOR A SECOND YEAR, AND TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO JOIN THE CREATIVE WORLD THAT THE PLAYHOUSE CREATES!
Peter Leibold (Lighting Design)
Peter Leibold is thrilled to be back for his second summer with Andy's.
When not in beautiful New Hampshire, Peter is a freelance lighting designer all over the country (and soon, the world). Peter recently earned his MFA degree in Theatrical Lighting from the University of Maryland, and comes to Andy's directly from the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. He has designed at the Kennedy Center, Signature in the Schools, Dance Place, and extensively in the Clarice in the DC area, and at various companies in California. After The Resisters, Peter will be designing two shows in California at Sierra Repertory Theater, where he was the Resident Lighting Designer for three years.
Thanks to everyone at Andy's, particularly Jared and Katerina for getting him here and bringing him back this year.
Madi harte (Costume Design)
Paul Deziel (Projections & Multimedia Designer)
paul dezielpractices projection design out of Chicago and Washington D.C. Selected Credits include: Zaubernacht & Mahagonny-Songspiel (Maryland Opera Studio), Photograph 51 (Court Theatre), Tilikum (Sideshow Theatre Company; Non-Equity Jeff Award), The Vagrant Trilogy (Mosaic Theatre Company), Sotto Voce (Theater J), Beauty’s Daughter (American Blues Theater; Equity Jeff Nomination), United Flight 232 (The House Theatre of Chicago), The Glass Menagerie (The Hypocrites), and Mike Mother (The Neo-Futurists). Paul holds an MFA in Projection and Multimedia Design from the University of Maryland. He is an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theater and runs megagames with Chicago Megagames and the Megagame Coalition. Outside of theatre Paul enjoys tabletop gaming and dim sum. Pauldeziel.com
Derek Christiansen (Video Game Developer)
Derek is a theatrical designer and practitioner of immersive entertainment based out of Los Angeles. This is his first year working with the playhouse, and he is excited to use his experience in both theatre and game design to bring a new interactive element to the stage. Past Lighting Design credits include She Kills Monsters (Dorothy’s Friends Theatre Co, Montgomery), Tongues & Savage/Love (Aeneid Theatre Co, Massman Theatre), The Kentucky Cycle (USC School of Dramatic Arts, McClintock Theatre), and Equus (Aeneid Theatre Co, Massman Theatre). He is currently serving as the Level Designer for Project Icarus, a VR jetpack arena shooter by Newspaper Hats at USC Games. He also serves as the Artistic Director and co-founder for Dorothy’s Friends Theatre Company, a production company at the University of Southern California dedicated to bringing the positive stories of the LGBTQ+ community to life onstage.
MATThew DEINHART (SET & Props Designer)
Matt is a New York based production designer who is currently pursuing his MFA at Brooklyn College . Recent design credits include the scenic design for The Lesser Magoo, the lighting design for La Folie (Premiere), Porto, The Sandwich Program (Premiere), and Tongue Depressor (Premiere), and the projection design for the performance art piece This is a Cave (Premiere). Matthew is a 2015 graduate of Queens College with degrees in philosophy and theatre, and has been working as a freelance designer for five years.