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ZOË ADAMS | Drama League Stage Directing Fellow

Zoë Adams creates theatre to spark imagination and open hearts to the magic of transformation. Her eclectic body of work includes: The Christine Jorgensen Show, Wizard of Oz, The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus, Sister Act, Meltdown: A live-action game about Climate Change, In the Name of Us (Best Short Play at DUAF), The Cherry Orchard, Not Clown, Skin Flick City, Stacked at the National Theatre of Croatia, and the immersive supper club Krāv. She is the proud recipient of the 2024-2026 Drama League Stage Directing Fellowship. MFA, Directing, Columbia University; SDC Associate.

JONAH BOBILIN | Lighting Director

Jonah Bobilin is thrilled to be returning to Poughkeepsie this summer as NYSAF's Lighting Director! 


He is fascinated by the spectator/performer encounter and new stories that examine the important contradictions of our society, and which induce the audience to enact meaningful change after leaving the playing space. Some places Jonah has designed at include Hawaii Theatre, Queens Theatre, Mānoa Valley Theatre, and the Kennedy Theatre. They have received two Poʻokela Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design from the Hawai‘i State Theatre Council.


Jonah was the associate lighting designer for “Stereophonic” on Broadway, with additional associate/assistant credits at Seattle Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and TheatreWorks SV.


Since 2021, Jonah has proudly served on the Executive Board of Design Action, an intergenerational coalition of BIPOC and white designers working to end racial inequities in the North American Theatre.

ALYSSA BORELLI | Assistant Company Manager

Alyssa is a playwright from New Hartford, Connecticut. A recent graduate from Marist College, she earned a degree in Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations and Minors in Theatre and Creative Writing. After participating in North Road Communications, Marist Singers, and Marist Theatre, Alyssa is so excited to be joining the NYSAF team this summer. As a writer herself, Alyssa looks forward to learning more about writing and helping professionals as they expand upon their creative work.

KEE CARLSON | Assistant Company Manager

Kee Carlson (she/her) graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing. She loves to travel and read in her free time. This is Kee’s second year at NYSAF in the Company Management department and she is so excited to be back!

ESTHER DE MONTEFLORES | Assistant Company Manager

Esther de Monteflores is an arts administrator and performing artist based in San Francisco, CA. Esther has toured extensively, performing and creating work in circus, puppetry, and physical theater. Her work has been supported by Artist Trust and 4Culture.


As an arts administrator, Esther has worked with organizations in circus, theater, film, architecture, music, dance, and opera. Recently, she has been on staff at SF Bay Area institutions including SFFILM and the San Francisco Opera.

MOLLY EMMENS | Stage Management Apprentice

Molly Emmens (she/her) is a Stage Manager from Stamford, CT. She is a rising senior at Marist College, where she studies Social Work and Political Science. Previously, she has served on the Marist Theatre's Executive Board as both the Managing Director of Technical Theatre, and the Chairperson of Marist's Box Office and Front of House. Molly strives to learn about all areas of technical theater, but her main focus is Stage Management. Molly is thrilled to be a part of the NYSAF team this summer.

SAGE GOETSCH | Production Management Apprentice 

Sage Goetsch is incredibly excited to be involved with NYSAF for the 2024 summer season! His most recent credits include Sound Designer for Orlando (UWL), Assistant Stage Manager for The Wizard of Oz (La Crosse Community Theatre), and Stage Manager for Doctor Faustus (UWL). He has received two KCACTF Merit Awards for Excellence in Stage Management (Doctor Faustus) and Sound Design (Orlando). Sage is a senior stage management major at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with minors in technical design and performance. He is also the President and Founder of The Drama Club at UWL and a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the UWL Theatre and Dance Department

DEADRIA HARRINGTON | Community Liaison 

Deadria Harrington (she/her/hers) is a New York City based creative producer, Producing Artistic Leader/Managing Director at The Movement Theatre Company and Director of Artistic Operations at New Georges. Harrington passionately develops and produces herculean new work by artists of color in all her endeavors. Select producing credits include: The Cotillion (The Movement/New Georges), What To Send Up When It Goes Down (The Movement and Northeast Regional Tour), At Buffalo (NYMF, UB Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative, CAP21, TED 2019 Conference participant), AFROFEMONONOMY // WORK THE ROOTS with Eisa Davis (Performance Space New York/New Georges). Harrington was a Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the 2012-2014 Producers Lab at WP Theater, Next Generation Leader of Color at the 2014 Latinx Theatre Commons National Convening, artEquity’s National Facilitator Training participant, and member of NYFA’s Executive Leaders of Color Incubator. She is the Board Co-Chair of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY and a Vassar College graduate.

ALYSSA K. HOWARD | Resident Stage Manager

Alyssa K. Howard is a NYC-based stage manager, as well as a musician and writer. Recent credits include: What Became of Us (Atlantic Theater), The Far Country (Berkeley Rep), Angel Island (Prototype Festival), Poor Yella Rednecks (MTC), Paradise Ballroom (New York Stage And Film), The Refocus Project: Year Three (Roundabout Theatre), Lady M (Heartbeat Opera), Public Obscenities (Soho Rep), The Far Country (Atlantic Theater), Black Lodge (Beth Morrison Projects), Once Upon A (korean) Time (Ma-Yi Theater), Golden Shield (MTC), Wolf Play (Soho Rep), Nollywood Dreams (MCC), for colored girls… (The Public Theater), Henry VI (NAATCO), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi at the Public), Word Sound Power 2016-2021 (BAM), Glass Guignol (Mabou Mines), Dog Days (Beth Morrison Projects). Other: Page73, National Sawdust, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, Northern Stage, Berkshire Theatre Group, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Yale Rep, McCarter Theatre, Orlando Shakes. MFA: Yale School of Drama. BA: Williams College. ig@shiningatthetop.

KYDIANA JEANTY | Production Assistant

Kydiana Jeanty (Production Assistant) is a returning member of the NYSAF team. Kydiana graduated from FSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. There, she refined her skills in stage management and acting. She also minored in Communications and Film Studies to not only learn about theatre, but entertainment in all aspects. She has worked on many memorable theatre productions and film workshops. She is very excited to be working on the production management team again at New York Stage and Film.

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NIYA JOHN | Lighting Apprentice 

Niya John is a lighting designer from P.G. County, Maryland and elated to be working with NYSAY this summer. She holds a B.A in Theatre with a concentration in Production and Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Production credits include Green Theatre Revolution (UMBC), Shutter Sisters (1st Stage), I Will Eat You Alive (The Voxel), and Intimate Apparel (Fells Point Theatre Company). Niya is thankful to her friends, family, and all the teachers in her life for their support. 

HANNAH LOUISE JONES | Stage Management Apprentice

Hannah Louise Jones (she/her) is a rising third-year M.F.A candidate in stage management at the David Geffen School of Drama. Select stage management credits include Cactus Queen, Furlough’s Paradise, The Misanthrope, Julius Caesar, WAKE (the Geffen School), the betrayal project, play @ the cab (Yale Summer Cabaret), James & The Giant Peach Jr. (Children’s Theatre Company, TAT). Hannah is an inaugural cohort member of Baseline Theatrical’s Beyond The Stage Door program. Hannah holds a B.A. in theatre, education and black feminist thought from Hampshire College with a Multicultural Theatre Certificate from UMass Amherst. She sends love and gratitude to her family and friends for their joyous and constant support.

EUN KANG | Audio Technician

Eun Kang (She/Her) is excited to return to the New York Stage and Film this summer. Originally from Jeju-do, South Korea, Eun recently graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU) with a degree in Theatre Arts. Last year, Eun served as an audio apprentice. Eun participated in several productions at MNSU, including Anastasia the Musical (Sound Mixer), Disney's High School Musical(Sound Mixer), Round Trip Ticket (Sound Designer), and Men on Boats (Sound Designer).

​​LAUREN LAGASSE | Marketing Intern 

Lauren is a rising senior studying communications, creative writing, and fashion merchandising at Marist College. She is currently working with MPorium at Marist as a member of their marketing team, and previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Mosaic, the campus literary magazine. In her free time, Lauren freelances for the literary magazine Same Faces Collective and sings alto in her women's a cappella group. Find her on Instagram @laurensydd.

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RYAN McGOWAN | Videography Intern

Ryan McGowan resides on Long Island, New York and is a rising junior at Marist College. He majors in Media Studies and Production with a concentration in Film and Television and is minoring in music.  He’s a member of The Marist College Band, performing on campus, in Atlantic City and Dublin, Ireland.  Playing clarinet and alto saxophone, Ryan also performs in various ensembles including Jazz Band and Wind Symphony.  At age 15 he began working with his high school to film various events.  During this time he discovered a passion for working behind the scenes and became inspired to join the industry himself.  He began picking up freelance video and editing jobs his senior year.  He has since taken those skills with him to Marist College and applied them to several different clubs and events on campus such as MCTV, Red Fox Films, and most recently serving as Digital Creative Coordinator for the 38th annual Silver Needle Runway Fashion Show.  Serving as the videography intern for New York Stage and Film, Ryan is excited to expand his current skill set and share NYSAF’s story while learning what it means to create true works of art.

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CRISTINA NEELY | Box Office Manager / Front of House

Cristina Neely (she/her) is thrilled to be spending her first summer with New York Stage and Film as the Box Office/Front of House Manager this season. When not working up front, she spends her time in New York City directing, stage managing, chatting, crocheting, and consuming art in all forms.

SAMANTHA PIROH | Digital Content Creator 

Samantha Piroh is a recent graduate from Marist College, having earned a degree in Media Studies and Production, with a minor in Graphic Design. Samantha is so excited to be a part of the NYSAF team this summer as the Digital Content Creator. She is looking forward to meeting new creatives and growing her skill set as a content creator back where it all began, her alma mater!

NINA SCHATELL | FMW Assistant Producer & General Staff Support

Nina is a New York City-based stage manager. Having first worked for NYSAF two years ago, she’s excited to be back as the Filmmakers' Workshop Producing Assistant and to be a part of the season support staff! Past credits include: Teeth, School Pictures, Amusements, Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan (Playwrights Horizons); Cymbeline (NAATCO); Straight Forward (Theatre Row); Mars, The World Is Not Silent (NYSAF); Yoko's Husband's Killer's Japanese Wife, Gloria (NAMT); Assisted (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat); Emmet Cohen Trio and Friends (Jazz at Lincoln Center); Trixie & Katya Live (Radio City Music Hall). She has also worked on projects with the Dramatist Guild Foundation, Musical Theatre Factory, Broadway Cares, and the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.  Nina received her BFA in Theatre Design/Technology with a concentration in Stage Management from SUNY Purchase College. She’s a proud recipient of the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship and an alum of the Beyond the Stage Door training program.

PRADANYA SUBRAMANYA | Arts Administration Apprentice 

Pradanya Subramanyan (she/her) is an Indian American artist focused on developing practices to foster equitable working environments for marginalized communities across the arts and entertainment industry. As well as being an advocate for accessibility for both viewers and artists, she works to remove barriers in the arts. With a focus on arts and entertainment management, producing, and development, she aims to create spaces where artists can share their voices, reclaim stories, and empower those around them. She hopes to expand the arts scene to include more pieces for communities of color, normalize inclusivity in offstage positions, and work with children’s media to produce content that would enable future generations to be represented with agency onscreen and onstage.

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