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Director
Nancy Meyer
Since moving back to CT, Nancy has directed And Away We Go (Curtain Call Theatre), Yeomen of the Guard (Troupers Light Opera); Joyful Noise (Town Players of New Canaan); [title of show], I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Wilton Playshop); and Hound of the Baskervilles (The Lipstick Project). Nancy has 20+ years of experience performing professional and educational improvisational comedy with Laughing Matters, No Name Players (Atlanta), and Now This! (D.C.), and she recently published Teaching Improv Skills, now available on Amazon (link). Recent shows include Into the Woods (Jack’s Mother) and Sister Act (Mother Superior) at Curtain Call Theatre; The Burning of Norwalk (Dame Raymond) and Mother Jones and the Children’s Crusade (Mother Jones) with Crystal Theatre; and It’s Hell Out There (Alexis) and She Kills Dragons (Vera) for Croton Academy of Arts. She is the board chair of Best Buddies Connecticut, an organization that matches people with intellectual disabilities with people with typical skills for one-to-one friendships. Nancy offers proofreading and copyediting services through her company, NancyProofed (https://www.nancyproofed.com).
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Producer
Nova Hall
Nova serves as Co-President to the Town Players of New Canaan. She has acted in straight plays and immersive theatre in Kansas, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut. She has played a teacher so many times, she decided to become one and currently teaches 4th grade. Thank you, Nancy, for taking us on this magical ride. Shout out to my family of performers, Jonno and Chandler on the stage, and Hayden on the field. You will always be my best production.
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Stage Manager
Ryan Tice
Ryan's recent stage management credits include: Assassins, Cabaret, and the world premiere production of The Lobby, all at Curtain Call. Additional credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Ridgefield Theater Barn.Thank you for supporting community theater.
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Assistant Stage Manager
Neil Flores
Neil Flores is pleased to be assisting Nancy Meyer on his first production with TPNC! A lifelong theater performer, today he works primarily offstage, notably serving Troupers Light Opera Company as stage manager, chorus master, and on the board of directors. By day, Neil is an organist and pianist in demand as a recitalist and accompanist in the greater NYC metro area, specializing in 19th and 20th century French repertoire. He is currently the Director of Sacred Music & Organist at Saint John Church in Darien, and a member of the American Guild of Organists, holding the Colleague certification.
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Set Design/Master Builder
Joel Reynolds
This is the BEST job I never got paid for! Heck, building sets is probably the best job paid or unpaid I’ve had. Retired people can do a lot of good for the community. Building sets just ticks off a lot of what I wanted: grow my circle of friends, learn new skills, enjoy helping others display their talents, watch audiences light up as the stage lights are lit. This is my eighth year of helping design and build sets for the Town Players at Waveny’s Powerhouse Theatre. I’m an enthusiastic supporter of this adventure and invite YOU to come in and see how the magic is made.
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Costumer
Gwen Bihl
GWEN BIHL became a costumer via a love of sewing, fashion, & theater. She has “dressed” sets, designed and built costumes, and costumed casts for many local theater and children’s productions. It has been a delight to work with the current cast of Puffs- who should be praised for their many quick changes!
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Prop Master
Megan Lima-Bona
Meg has been a prop designer in the theatre since 2017 and served as Prop Master for various productions at the Powerhouse Theatre in New Canaan and Curtain Call in Stamford. She specializes in weird and difficult props with funky materials and strange techniques. Her favorite prop build is a detachable racoon head complete with guts that her toddlers loved so much she made a replica for them at home. Come say hello @propsbymeg
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Lighting Design
Sophie Bardos
Sophie Bardos they/them (Lighting Designer). Sophie is a CT-based theater artist and lighting designer. TPNC credits include Drop Dead! (Assistant LD), 12 Angry Men (Co-Lighting Designer), The Toxic Avenger (Lighting Designer), and A Christmas Story (Lighting Designer). Other design credits include Clue (Ridgefield Theater Barn) and Death Play (Sarah Lawrence College Theater). They hold BA in media arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Many thanks to the cast and crew! www.SophieBardos.com @sbardosdesign
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Sound Design
Jonathan Ferraro
Jonathan is a professional audio engineer and seasoned sound designer. At the age of 18, Jonathan began mixing for live stage productions before going on to earn his degree in Audio Technology from American University. Since 2009, Jonathan has designed for broadway-style productions, mixed for premiering films at the Cannes, DC Independent film festival, and built cutting edge media solutions for top news networks. Today, he works at Lawo North America building audio infrastructure for the biggest names in media and live entertainment. This is his second production with Town Players of New Canaan.

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