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FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michelle received a BFA in Musical theatre with a minor in dance from East Carolina University. She completed a 2-year Meisner training program at Matthew Corozine Studios. She trained with Karen Kohlhaas during the Summer Directing Intensive at Atlantic Acting School. Michelle is always pursuing ways to further her knowledge as a director and an artist.
Her directorial debut was in 2017 co-producing and directing A FEMININE ENDING by Sarah Treem. Once HTC was founded, she produced and directed ABSOLUTION by Brian C. Petti, THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White, OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz, and HUNTING AND GATHERING by Brooke Berman. Other credits include: assistant director/producer for two productions of ECHOES OF IRELAND by Brian C. Petti, one virtual and one live. She also produced SEPARATED a virtual production by Luke Grey, the New Voices Workshop and #CRAZYLAND written by Andrew Marvel. Many thanks to her growing team and family for their endless devotion and commitment to Headwall Theatre Company.
John has made a career in working with entertainment technology as a theatrical electrician, technician, stagehand, project manager, production manager, rental/sales agent and designer. Lighting Design: (Dorset Theatre Festival) THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE – ABRIDGED, and NUNSENSE, (SUNY Potsdam) 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON, YOSEMITE. Production Design: (Hallet’s Cove) A FEMININE ENDING. Headwall Theatre Company Credits Include: ABSOLUTION, THE OTHER PLACE and OTHER DESERT CITIES. John works at ADM as Technical Director and Production Manager and is always there to support Michelle and Headwall Theatre Company.
MANAGING & FINANCE DIRECTOR
Way back when, Marianne managed a pub theatre in London. She is thrilled to have found a theatre home in New York at Headwall Theatre Company. Marianne met Michelle in 2018 when she auditioned for a Headwall production, and they hit it off immediately. She then had the privilege to perform two incredible roles under Michelle’s direction in 2019. Starting in 2021 Marianne has helped with grant applications and budget preparation, developing and utilizing skills she never knew she had. Marianne loves working with the team at Headwall, and feels a deep sense of satisfaction for her role in making dreams come true and bringing live theatre to a live audience.
Felicia Pucci is a native New Yorker, born & raised in the Bronx. She attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School of the Arts, also known as the “Fame” school and got her BA in Communications at SUNY New Paltz. Although she has always had a huge love of the theatre, her career path took her in the direction of Non-profit. She has worked in direct marketing on & off for over 20 years, currently an account executive at Lake Group Media, handling data to day direct mail acquisition for some of the most well established non-profits in the world, helping to raise money in the health, environmental & humanitarian markets. Felicia is excited to be a part of the Headwall Theatre Company team, bringing the arts to the city that she loves.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Bailey (she/her) is a New York-based stage manager, poet, and general lover of the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Hofstra University, where she was also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the nation’s largest theatre honors fraternity. Favorite stage management credits include SIGNIFICANT OTHER at Hofstra University, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ at Gallery Players, and #CRAZYLAND at Headwall Theatre Company. She self-published her first poetry collection, TITANIC, in June 2021. Bailey is immensely excited to be working with Headwall and hopes you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok!
Board of Directors
- Mark Dessaix
- Marianne Goodell
- Michelle Orosz
- Felicia Pucci
- Deja Anderson-Ross
- Morgan Wardlaw