At the age of 6, a girl leaves her bedroom and family home and walks. She never stops. Until now. Enda Walsh's short play A Girl's Bedroom was first performed at the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival, and was revived at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival alongside two other short plays by the same author – Kitchen and Room 303 – under the collective title Rooms.
TAYLOR HAVEN HOLT (Director) (she/her) is a New York-based director, choreographer, and recently the Resident Director on the First National Tour of Hamilton. Select directing: Urinetown (Steinhardt), All of My Blood by Robert Norman (Corkscrew Theatre Festival), My Only Friend is Jesse... by Cary Gitter (EST), Balloon Boy by Billy Recce (Green Room 42 / NYMF), The Battle of Coney Island by David Jacobi (Theater Masters, Aspen & NYC), (un)real by Elizabeth Lee (Gene Frankel). Select associate/assistant directing: Cirque du Soleil's Paramour (Lyric Theater), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (First National Tour), Hand to God (Booth Theater & MCC), Murder Ballad (Union Square Theater & MTC), Boy George's Taboo (Brixton Club House, London). Adjunct Professor: Vocal Performance Program at NYU’s Steinhardt. SDC Associate and two-time SDC Observership Recipient. BA/MA: NYU. http://www.taylorhavenholt.com/
ENDA WALSH (Playwright) (he/him) is a playwright and screenwriter who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2011 Once, Enda's adaptation of the film by John Carney, opened off-broadway. Critically acclaimed, it moved to Broadway in 2012, where it picked up eight Tony Awards, including Best Book for Enda. He worked on the new musical, Lazarus, with David Bowie, which opened at New York Theatre Workshop. His most recent play, The Same, was commissioned by Corcadorca to mark the company's 25th anniversary and was performed in the old Cork prison in February 2017. The Galway International Arts Festival, along with Anne Clarke’s Landmark Productions, have recently produced his plays, Misterman and Ballyturk. His play, Arlington, had its world premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2016 and his latest opera, The Second Violinist, premiered at the festival in July 2017. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Galway University. Most recently Enda wrote the book for a musical adaptation of the 2016 film, “Sing Street” by John Carney which was due to open on Broadway in spring 2020. In TV, Enda is currently working on “Troubles with Blueprint Pictures” and “This House” with Nexus Studios.
Young Woman Tara Halpern
Stage Manager Kaleigh Bernier
Casting Director Erica A. Hart, CSA
Dialect Coach Charlotte Fleck
Camera Operators Pablo Diego, JC Quiroz Vizhnay, Ben Starkman
TARA HALPERN (Young Woman) (she/her) is a Chicago born, NYC-based actress, singer, and voiceover artist. A self-described “Indie Rock Fanny Brice,” she frequently lends her talents to developing new plays and musicals. Tara’s work has been featured on stages all across NYC. Highlights include: Joe’s Pub, Madison Square Garden, The Duplex, La Mama, Cherry Lane, and The Flea. Favorite credits include: Spring Awakening (Wendla), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), and her solo show The Boys I Loved in Catholic School. Tara is a proud member of the Story Pirates acting company and holds a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway. Follow along @tarahalpern and www.TaraHalpern.com
KALEIGH BERNIER (Stage Manager) (she/her) Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Be More Chill. Off-Broadway: Be More Chill (LDK Productions), Blue Ridge, The Great Leap (Atlantic Theater Company), Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theater), The Parlour (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Squeamish (All for One Theater). Regional credits include: Soft Power (Center Theatre Group), The Chinese Room (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Model American (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Title of Show (Warren Miller Performing Arts Center). Graduate of Fordham University. Love to Mom, Dad and Granny.
ERICA A. HART, CSA (Casting Director) (she/her) graduated from NYU where she studied Film and TV. She has been casting for over 10 years on many high profile projects. Erica started off in corporate casting, moving her way up to Casting Coordinator at ABC Casting. She has cast projects that have screened at many film festivals around the world. She has cast commercials for high-end brands and products. Erica has also cast a handful of plays for the National Black Theatre and Drama League. Erica was the Casting Associate on “Ray Donovan,” “The Bold Type,” “Defending Jacob,” and “Godfather of Harlem.” Currently she's casting the “Unt. Michael Che Sketch Series” for HBO MAX.
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