has been an active member of the Heights Players for many years. She holds a B.F.A. In Theatre Arts from Hofstra University and has used that education to act, stage manage, and direct productions across the city. She is thrilled you are here with this amazing cast and crew to experience Nell Dash, her main stage directorial debut at Heights Players. This has been such a fun experience and she is so thankful for every person on this team who helped bring this show to life.
Asst. Director / CostumesJames Martinelli
Working with Director Dana DiAngelo is ambrosia. This show was a joy to costume. Love to the cast and crew.
Stage ManagerMarialana Ardolino
is thrilled to be a part of such an imaginative production led by the amazingly artistic Dana! It was a joy every day hearing the creativity of each and every participant, and having everyone’s voice heard!! This show marks her 17th production with The Heights Players, where she currently serves as the Member-At-Large.
Scenic Design & ConstructionGary E. VanderPutten
is thrilled to be working on this production as set designer/builder for first-time at Heights Players director Dana DiAngelo Silva. Other past favorite sets include Frankenstein, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Stalag 17, Hot’l Baltimore, Twelve Angry Men, Ruined, Detective Story, The Nance, A Raisin in the Sun and his most recent, Present Laughter. Many thanks to his assistants - master carpenter Mike Janove and to Jan, his property (and otherwise) mistress.
is a Brooklyn-based director, choreographer, writer, and co-founder of Good Idea Bears (@goodideabears), who has written several Children’s Theater musicals with her crazy talented husband, Kevin. An avid crafter, she is thrilled to be able to provide weird and unusual items for this wonderful production. A big thanks to Dana for trusting her on her directorial debut here at The Heights, and to Jan for always being such an incredible support. Up next: finally getting to direct The Mystery of Edwin Drood here at The Heights this May, 2022!
Sound DesignFelisha Heng
is excited to join the Nell Dash production team and add a new skill to her technical toolbelt with sound design. Felisha is a performer, stage manager, and overall theater enthusiast. She is an active member at The Heights Players and is excited to be stage managing the upcoming production of Clybourne Park opening in January. Thanks to Dana for trusting her on the team for her mainstage directorial debut!
Lighting DesignAlan Sporing
Alan is enjoying working The Heights season once more. He is happy to have live theater back after a year without it. He wishes The Heights Players success in their upcoming season.
Lighting TechnicianPatrick Forde