Alexandra Espinoza (she/her/Mx)

Alexandra Espinoza (she/her/Mx) makes plays as a playwright, performer, director, dramaturg, and more. Playwriting credits include exxx…stasis, exxx…hale… (Villanova Theatre), HOMERIDAE (Theatre Exile Studio X-hibition 2020), and PERIL’s ISLAND, commissioned by Shakespeare in Clark Park in residence at Harrowgate Park in North Kensington. In 2020 she directed the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Grimké’s 1915 anti-lynching play Rachel at Quintessence Theatre. Virtual directing…

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Christen Mandracchia, PhD 

Christen Mandracchia earned a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, where she studied the impact of theatre practitioners on the period known as the “Disney Renaissance.” She is a senior lecturer in Theatre History at University of the Arts and has taught Production and Design at Penn State Abington and Delaware Country Community College. She…

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Jessica Bedford

Jessica Bedford is a Philadelphia based actor, director, dramaturg, playwright and teacher. She has been seen onstage at McCarter Theatre, Walnut Street Theater, Lantern Theatre Co, Montgomery Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Tiny Dynamite, Theatre Horizon, People’s Light and Theatre Co. and other stages in the Philadelphia area. Recent directing credits include Delaware Shakespeare, the Philadelphia…

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Lexa Grace

Lexa Grace is a Philadelphia based director and costume designer. Previous Philadelphia directing credits include: Plays With Friends, Destiny is a Careless Waiter, The ROI Experience (Juniper Productions), A Manayunk Mystery Tour, ShakesBEER Roulette (Manayunk Theatre Company), Clown Sex Ed (Tribe of Fools), A Doll’s House (asst. director/Arden Theatre Company), Bedtime Stories, We Must Share Everything (Villanova Theatre.) Other regional credits include: Reel…

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Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they)

Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they) is a Philly based poet, actor, comedian, trauma informed teaching artist and facilitator. They are the Program Coordinator of the Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio program and has worked with many companies over the years such as Power Street Theatre, Delaware Shakespeare Theater, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Simpatico Theatre Company, and the…

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