Michelle Concha – Executive Producer
Michelle Concha excited to be at the helm of State of Play Productions this year and continuing the mission to bring new and compelling work to NY stages. Her first project with the company was their Spring 2011 How To ____ one-act festival. After collaborating with over 30 artists to pull off the festival, she was hooked on producing! Michelle is also currently in a very personal production playing the part of ‘soon-to-be mother.’ As an actor she was recently in a reading of Window Shadows at the The PanAsian Theatre in NYC. Other fun stage credits: The City That Cried Wolf (59E59), Edward Allen Baker’s Dolores (Gene Frankel), The Average Sized Mermaid (Gene Frankel), Under The One Time Sky (Garrison, NY), Life Could Be Un Sueno (Teatro La Tea, Spanish/English), No Moves Back (Roy Arias), Hattie…What I Need You To Know (National Black Theatre/National Arts Theaters), Jose Can Speak (Nyorican), The Brief History of Food Safety (Garrison, NY), Memory is a Culinary Affair (Red Room Theatre) Regional/Tour: Off B’way hit Play Yo Soy Latina! (Jennifer), Random Acts (Chester Theater). Voice of Click the Camera in Go, Diego, Go! Video Games (Nickelodeon), Public TV commercials, Spanish voiceovers for Radio and TV, Guest Host on QVC and even a cooking host for Ragu.com! She is also on the Executive Committee of The Westchester Collaborative Theatre in Ossining, NY. Graduate of The Juilliard School.
Adam La Faci – Co-Producer
Adam La Faci is a co-founder of State of Play Theatre, Inc. and has appeared in State of Play’s NY Times critically-acclaimed The City That Cried Wolf at 59E59 Theaters. He is currently starring in the web series The Chelsea Girl (1943). Upcoming film credits include Paramount Pictures’ currently untitled David Chase film set for release in Fall of 2012. He has also appeared in indie short films which screened at the Big Apple Film Festival, Asian American Film Festival, and the Shockerfest Film Festival. Regional theater credits include Defying Gravity (Chester Theater Co.) and a tour of the world premiere of Michael Dowling’s Random Acts (Chester Theater Co.) as a founding member of the Gateway Acting Company. Adam is represented by Shirley Faison at Carson-Adler Agency. Graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Christiane Seidel - Co-Producer
Christiane Seidel can currently be seen on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire opposite Michael Shannon, playing his Norwegian nanny Sigrid. Christiane recently appeared as Darla Pinnington in the Season 12 premiere of Law & Order: SVU. Recent film credits include: the short TU&EU (2 time Academy Qualifier Finalist), Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch by James Merendino/ Lisa Hammer, award-winning short Far Out. NY Stage Credits include: Charity Royall (lead) in the adaption of Edith Wharton’s novel Summer, Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard, May in Turtle Beach, Wendy Wicket in The Cupcake Diet, Hillary in Misfits, Alice in Linked, Courtney in Soccer Moms from Hell, Becky/Trish/Ashley in State of Play’s The Average-Sized Mermaid. www.ChristianeSeidel.com
Jessica Creane – Director in Residence / Adjunct Member
Jessica is a freelance stage director based in New York City. Recent New York credits include the sold out run of SNOW WHITE ZOMBIE: APOCALYPSE at the 2012NYC Fringe Festival, CAN I GET A SMILE?(Women at Work Festival), and the award winning U.S. debut of ANTENORA (Planet Connections Festivity). She has worked on Broadway as the Assistant Director on Roundabout Theater Company’s Tony nominated production of DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, as well as Off-Broadway with The Acting Company and Primary Stages, where she was the Assistant Director on the world premier of A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie at 59 E. 59th st. She has also worked regionally at Westport Country Playhouse with Mark Lamos, David Kennedy, and Scott Schwartz.
Brenton Christopher Lengel is a playwright, poet, actor, and an Appalachian Trail 2000-Miler. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky where he trained under New Dramatist’s Alumnus Herman D. Farrell and Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman. Brent’s first full-length play, Trojan Men was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2010 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. His second play North to Maine won first runner-up in the James Rodgers National Playwrights Competition. His play Mic. premiered in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews and received an extended run at Manhattan Theatre Source.
Board of Advisors & Founding Members
Rebecca Anna Jones