before the flood Creative
Emily Bice is a writer based in New York and is thrilled to be making her NYC playwriting debut! She is passionate about telling female-driven stories which inspire change on and off the page, and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to do so with this show. In addition to writing, she is committed to climate activism and is honored to be the before the flood Green Captain. Selected playwriting credits: See You In A Few (the thing theatre company), Jesus I’m Drowning (Rule of 7x7, The Tank). She'd like to thank her Mom and Dad, and every actor who has shared their time and talent with this play. Endless love and gratitude to the cast and creative team and to Nina, her fearless collaborator who made all of this possible. www.emilyabice.com
Director & ProducerNina Goodheart
Nina Goodheart is a director and producer based in NYC. She is passionate about creating theater that builds community, centers women, and demands an emotional response. Favorite directing credits include The Wolves, Iphigenia 2.0, Man of La Mancha, and Fun Home, as well as many new plays in development. She has worked with directors including Diane Paulus (Jagged Little Pill, OBC), Lila Neugebauer (Mary Page Marlowe, Second Stage), and Lonny Price (Scotland, PA, Roundabout), as well as organizations including the ART, NYMF, NYSAF, and Climan Producing. Currently: Creative Associate to Whitney White. All gratitude to Emily and Kyra. www.ninagoodheart.com
Co-ProducerKyra Calaway Swanson
Kyra Calaway Swanson is an actor/producer who graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and spent a summer in Oxford, UK at the British American Drama Academy (BADA). Film: "Intangible" and "Something's Last". Voiceover: "The Forgotten." With Topcat LLC, Kyra’s credits include roles on the producing teams for Circle Jerk (Pulitzer Prize finalist) and The Kite Runner (currently on Broadway). So much love to all of you but especially to my parents for making this all possible.
Stage ManagerC. Lee
C. Lee is a New Jersey-based stage manager, theater technician, and artist. A graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey, with a BA in Theater Design & Technology and Stage Management. C. Lee would like to thank Nina for bringing them onto this project, and everyone who’s supported them along the way. Credits include working as Head of Stage Management and Lighting/Technical Associate (Ghostlight Theater Camp), Stage Manager for She Kills Monsters (RCNJ), and an electrician on the Polar Express (Whippany Rail Museum).
Scenic & Props DesignerRyan Goff
Ryan Goff is an NYC-based scenic designer specializing in plays and musicals. DESIGN: Tomorrow We Love (Theatre For the New City), The Rise Of Mediocrity (The Chain Theatre), The Floorshow (Theater 71), The Drinking Bird (New Ohio), Talent Is Sexy (Theatre 54), The Rats (Access Theatre), Spring Awakening (The Secret Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (NY Shakespeare Exchange), The Archbishop's Ceiling (Urban Stages), As You Like It, A Doll's House, You Can't Take It With You (Monomoy Theatre); EDUCATION: Pace University.
Costume DesignerSaawan Tiwari
Saawan Tiwari (Costume Designer) is a Manhattan-based costume designer and graduate of the University of Michigan.They also teach through Roundabout Theatre Company and Big Green Theater. Selected credits - Sound of Music (Bayview Music Festival) Footloose (American Stage), Bruise and Thorn (Pipeline Theatre Company), Far From Canterbury (Barnstormers Theatre), Prospect Hill (Piper Theatre), and Yerma (University of Michigan). Saawan is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and AAPI communities. saawandesigns.com
Lighting DesignerCharlotte McPherson
Charlotte McPherson works as a Brooklyn-based Lighting Designer, Assistant, and Associate. Their recent credits include assisting on Dom Juan (Bard Summerscape), Confederates (Signature Theatre), Once Upon A One More Time (Shakespeare Theater Company, DC), All The Natalie Portmans (MCC), and associate for the What To Send Up Regional Tour. Their Designs include Cendrillon (City Lyric Opera), Resident Designer at Ghostlight Theater Camp, Lear: That Old Man I Used To Know (A.R.T. NY), La Tragediè de Carmen (City Lyric Opera), Age of Bees (Stella Adler Studio), Mary Stuart (Hedgepig Ensemble), and more. www.charlottemcpherson.com
Original Music & LyricsNoah Kieserman
Noah Kieserman (he/him) is thrilled to be contributing songs for before the flood. Full-length works include SHEL, PARADE IN FOOL'S PARADISE, and the upcoming UNTIL IT'S GOLD. Most recently, Noah headlined at Feinstein's/54 Below and composed the jingle for STAGES Podcast featuring Stephanie J. Block & Marylee Fairbanks. Broadway: DEAR EVAN HANSEN (Connor Murphy). TV/Film: "Law & Order" (NBC), "FBI: Most Wanted" (CBS). Proud graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program. Special thanks to Emily and Nina for letting me be a part of their wonderful new work. Go AMK! @noahkieserman
Assistant DirectorSubin Kara Ahn
Subin Kara Ahn (she/they/he) (IG:@willbug_music) is a professional actor, director, musician and model based in NYC. Some of her major acting credits include : NaHee.App (Supporting) in "Oo-Genesis" (exhibited at Ilmin Museum in South Korea) and Iris (supporting) in The Lesbian Play (The Tank). Her major directing credits include "Killing Time" (Manhattan Repertory Theatre) and "Sorry For Your Loss" (The Tank).
Assistant Stage Manager / COVID Safety ManagerVita Muccia
Vita Muccia is a recent graduate of University of California, San Diego. This is her first assistant stage management credit, but has directed the Tempest in a Pandemic Research Project, was co-director and music director on [title of show] at UCSD, and performed in notable roles are Lead Chorus in Trojan Women (UCSD), Chrysothemis in ELEKTRA (UCSD), and Verna/Vasalisa in The Third Story (NTAC). She would like to profusely thank the entire team on before the flood for the opportunity to work with them all!