Madeline Burrows (Actor + Playwright) is a Washington D.C.-based actor, musician, and writer. She was most recently seen in the world premieres of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theater Company and TAME. at WSC Avant Bard. Other D.C.-area credits include productions with Taffety Punk, Single Carrot Theatre, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Source Festival, and Brave Spirits Theatre. Madeline holds a B.A. in Theatre, Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies, and American Studies from Hampshire College, where she first developed an earlier version of MOM BABY GOD before touring the show nationally from 2013-2015. Upcoming: Three Sisters and No Sisters at Studio Theatre (u/s). www.madelineburrows.com
Kathleen Akerley (Director) is an actor, director, and playwright in D.C. and Chicago, and the Artistic Director of Longacre Lea. Locally she has directed for Adventure Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Catalyst Theatre, Forum Theatre, Fringe, Rorschach Theatre, Scena Theatre, Solas Nua, SourceFest, Studio Secondstage, Theater Alliance, and Washington Shakespeare Company (now WSCAvantBard). Kathleen is a teaching artist with Educational Theatre Company and Young Playwrights’ Theater, a DCCAH Fellowship awardee, a recipient of the Boomerang Fund Grant for her “audacious artistry,” a Helen Hayes Award nominee, and was honored with the Theater Lobby Award for acting and directing.
Amelia Acosta Powell (Assistant Director) currently serves as the Artistic Associate & Casting Director in residence at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. She is also a freelance producer, director, and casting director. Directing credits include Another Part of the Forest (Reading at Arena Stage), Heathers: The Musical (Red Branch), Gray Hat (Reading at Arena Stage), and Unspoken (Closer Look.) She holds her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees from Georgetown University. She is an alumna of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship, a board member of Theater Alliance, a member of the Casting Society of America, a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and an inaugural grantee of Theatre Communications Group’s Rising Leaders of Color.
Allison Smartt (Producer + Sound Designer) is the owner of Smartt Productions, a developer and promoter of timely performances about social justice. MOM BABY GOD is the company's flagship performance and Mixed-Race Mixtape is the second addition to its repertory. A skilled producer and technician, she’s worked with respected institutions like Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Barrington Stage Company and the Five College Dance Department. Her designs have been seen and heard at La MaMa, The Yard, and more. She is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. An alumna of Hampshire College, she concentrated in Immersive, Design Driven Performance and is currently on faculty at CalArts School of Dance.
Sarah Tundermann (Lighting Designer) Recent lighting design include: Nasty Women Rep - Dry Land and What Every Girl Should Know (Forum Theatre); Ella Enchanted (Adventure Theatre MTC), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Adventure Theater, MTC); Looking for Roberto Clemente (Imagination Stage); Skirt the Wall (Kennedy Center Millenium Stage); Hamlet, Grapes of Wrath, and The Giver (National Players 68 Tour); Secret Garden (NextStop); Die Fledermaus (Stanford Live); Cable Car Nymphomaniac (Fogg Theatre); Richard III (NextStop); Meena's Dream (Forum Theatre); Transit (Chautauqua Theatre); Dark Radio (Chautauqua Theatre); A Commedia Romeo and Juliet (Faction of Fools).Sarah has her MFA in lighting design from the University of Maryland and currently resides in DC with her dog, Jinx Monsoon. www.sarahtundermann.co
Kelsey Jenkins (Rehearsal Stage Manager) is a Freelance Stage Manager in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Previous SM credits: The Washington Revels: Christmas Revels, Brownsville Song (b-side for Tray (Theater Alliance), I Found That The Sun Will Rise Again Tomorrow (DC Fringe Festival 2016). Previous ASM credits: Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies (Mosaic Theater Company), Charm (Mosaic Theater Company), Black Nativity (Theater Alliance), Going To A Place Where You Already Are (Theater Alliance). Stage credits: Dogfight [Rose US] (Red Branch Theatre Company). Upcoming SM Credits: The Late Wedding (The Hub), Doubt (SeeNoSun OnStage).
Skye Landgraf (Dramaturg) is a playwright, theater artist, and new D.C. area transplant. Recent and upcoming local credits as author include: Blue Skies Over Pluto; Single Stream (Theatre Alliance, Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival). Directing credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Hampshire Shakespeare Company); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare on the Quad); Breathe (Hampshire College). Skye was a founding member of Shakespeare on the Quad Theater Company and received her BA in theater from Hampshire College. skyelandgraf.com