CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION
Annie Baker grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her full-length plays include The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hull-Warriner Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Obie Award for Playwriting), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best New American Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Obie Award for Best New American Play), Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), and an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep, Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival), for which she also designed the costumes. Her plays have been produced at over 150 theaters throughout the U.S., and have been produced internationally in over a dozen countries. Other recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Lilly Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and a Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship. She is a resident playwright at the Signature Theatre.
Corrie Beth is the Assistant Director of Production for the Columbia University Graduate Theatre Program. She is honored to be part of this project that brings live theatre, in a very unique and explorative way, to Pottstown, PA. Most recently, she worked on Danny and the Deep Blue Sea in a joint alumnus/faculty production at Columbia. She has also worked at the Professional Performing Arts School (NY), HB Playwrights Foundation (NY), Detroit Opera House (MI), Meadowbrook Theatre (MI), and the Lied Center for Performing Arts (NE). Her production management, stage management, and technical direction credits range in the hundreds from concerts, dance, opera, and theatre across the country. Corrie Beth will be starting her second master's degree in the fall, studying Fundraising Management at Columbia, to further the support of non-profit companies/individuals that strive on bettering communities and helping those without means to experience art on a large scale. BA: Oakland University. MA: Wayne State University.
Fernanda Incera is a 25 year old Mexican actress. She has a bachelor’s degree in media and communication and recently finished a one-year old musical theater conservatory at New York Film Academy. She has participated in several college productions in both talent and production areas. This is her first New York project.
Emilie Leasure is going into eleventh grade at The Hill School and has been active in the technical side of theatre for five years. She has worked many shows including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Our Town, The Music Man, Hamlet, and last year’s Theater With a View production of Proof. The past two years have been filled with learning all the aspects of backstage work but she is hoping to focus in on lighting over the next year.
Leif Meneke has worn many hats. Currently he is a Brooklyn based artist and writer. He is thrilled to be producing Theater with a View's 2015 production of Circle Mirror Transformation with such an amazing group of talented artists.