DirectorMarie Ingrisano Isner
is excited to direct her first mainstage production with the Heights Players. Last year, Marie directed her first all virtual show The Instagram Post with Ryan Repertory Company where she is the Managing Director. With The Heights Players, Marie directed Overtones and the original play Morning Was Safe. NYC acting credits include The Vagina Monologues, Anything's Dream (NYC Premiere) and Steel Magnolias and numerous shows at The Heights Players including A Little Women Christmas Story, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol, George M! , Fiorello! and Amadeus. Marie is a graduate of the Long Island High School for the Arts and Muhlenberg College.
Assistant DirectorDorea Slagle
Dorea is a Brooklyn based director and actor, and is thrilled to be working alongside Marie once more. Dorea directed “Arizona” at Ryan Repertory Theater during their 2021 season. She received her professional training from the T. Schreiber Conservatory, where she studied theater and film. She also has a BA in Media, Culture, and the Arts from The Kings College. Select Directing and AD credits include: “An Ocean in My Soul”, New York premier with Charise Sowells; “HiTops”, Theater 315, “The Elephant Man”, Producer’s Club; “A Pound in Your Pocket”, West 4th Street; “Eurydice” and “All in the Timing” with The King’s Players. Dorea would like to share a favorite quote that feels closely intertwined with the spirit and intent of Clybourne Park: “As an actor, I love discovering how human beings work, how their flaws reveal themselves, and how to learn and grow from that.” - Laura Dern. To contact for projects, visit doreaslagle.com
Stage Manager, Sound DesignFelisha Heng
is a stage manager, performer, and overall theater enthusiast. Her latest SM projects include Off-Broadway's Hollow (2021) and Good Morning New York (2020). An active member of The Heights Players community, she can often be found onstage, backstage, in the booth and everywhere in between. After 2 years of waiting, Felisha is most excited to FINALLY work on the upcoming production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She is so honored to join this female-led team to bring this production to life and thanks Marie for trusting her on her team at the HP theater and beyond!
Costume/Graphic DesignAmanda Enriquez
is a New York City based costume and graphic designer. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of The Heights Players as the Graphics & Media Chair. When not designing graphics and media for The Heights Players season, Amanda is a passionate costume designer whose work has been seen Off-Broadway with Good Morning New York, a new musical and Simius - Broadway Bound Festival. Favorite costume design credits include: A Raisin In The Sun, Gypsy, Crazy For You, Present Laughter, and Stop Kiss. Thank you to Marie and the cast and crew for being so amazing to work with!
Set & Lighting DesignNoel Macduffie
has designed set and/or lights for theater, dance, and film. Recent projects included lighting for Ballet Long Island, Gallery Players productions of And Away We Go and Macbeth, and B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy. Favorites at the Heights Players: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol, Our Town, Doubt, and Dracula. Find out more at noelmacduffie.com
Master CarpenterGary VanderPutten
Gary is thrilled to be working with Marie in her debut as a main stage director at the Heights Players and to also be working again with Noel MacDuffie on the set for this show – a derivative of a favorite set from 2019 season - A Raisin in the Sun . Other show past favorite sets include Frankenstein, Brighton Beach Memories, Stalag 17, Hot’l Baltimore, Twelve Angry Men, Ruined, Detective Story, The Nance, Present Laughter, Night Watch and Getting Away with Murder. Many thanks to his assistants - master carpenter Mike Janove and to Jan, his property (and otherwise) mistress.
Michelle Maccarone is thrilled to be doing properties for the first time. Favorite Heights credits include: Vera in Mame and Boo in The Last Night of Ballyhoo. She has a vintage lifestyle blog and podcast: vintageoldbiddy.com