Chris Monaco

Chris (he, him, his) (’17) holds a BA in Theatre from Temple University, as well as an MA from Villanova University. His time at Villanova was wonderful – he got to act in some excellent shows, including Eurydice, Translations, Lagan, and Little Women. He also met his wife at Villanova! While still a working actor…

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Alexandra Espinoza

Alexandra Espinoza (’18) (they, them, theirs) 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 they directed the Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Grimké’s 1915 anti-lynching play Rachel at Quintessence…

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Christen Mandracchia, PhD 

Christen Mandracchia (she, her, hers) (’15) 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…

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Jessica Bedford

Jessica Bedford (she, her, hers) (’10) 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…

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Lexa Grace

Lexa Grace (she, her, hers) (’17) 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…

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Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez

Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they) (’17) 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…

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