Amy Abrigo

Amy is an actor, director, writer and much more currently located in San Antonio, Texas. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Amy holds an MA in Theatre and Certification in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University and a BA in Theatre from Concordia University – Saint Paul. Currently, Amy is a performer in the Sea…

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Chris Monaco

Chris 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 (most recently: Mark in…

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Kimberly S. Fairbanks

Kimberly S. Fairbanks is a professional actor, proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, and a dedicated advocate of new plays. Kimberly’s work can be seen and heard regionally, nationally, and internationally across the performance mediums of television, film, theatre, and voice over. Kimberly holds a Masters Degree in Theatre from Villanova University and is the recipient of The National Partners of…

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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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Meghan Winch

Meghan Winch is a Philadelphia-area dramaturg, actor, and playwright. She is the artistic associate and dramaturg at Tiny Dynamite, where she also cowrote The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged and Georgiana Recovered in Time. She is the resident dramaturg at Lantern Theater Company, and has also dramaturged shows at Shakespeare in Clark Park, Tiny Dynamite, Hedgerow Theatre, Theatre…

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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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Slaphappy Spotlight: Kenzie Bradley

We posed a series of questions to Slaphappy: A Covid-Era Commedia stage manager, Kenzie Bradley. Kenzie is a first year graduate assistant in the props shop and gave us a glimpse into the process of stage managing this devised production! Tell us about yourself – where are you from and what brought you to Villanova?…

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