Shereen Macklin (Nora) was born and raised in New York City. She is excited to be back in her hometown after doing Legally Blonde the Musical (Paulette) on Norwegian Cruise Line. She was last seen in the staged reading “The Silver Thread” in Newark, NJ. Other selected credits include: Broken Fences (D-u/s), broken motherhood museum (Kitchen), Ox Road Crossing Gate (Amina). Regional: Rip.Tied (Viola), Hairspray (Dynamite), Intimate Apparel (Mayme), Chicago (June), Big River (Alice). She holds a BS in Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!) and an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She recently graduated from a teaching artist program with Community-Word Project. She’s ecstatic to be a part of this play and to begin a new role as a Dance and Theatre instructor this upcomingschool year! www.ShereenMacklin.com
Susaye Lawson (Tina/Susan) is thrilled to be performing with the cast and crew of I Want to Kill Lena Dunham. She recently completed a national tour of Hair, playing a featured ensemble role and understudying Hud. Other theatre credits include: The Buddy Holly Story (Apollo Singer); Hairspray (Dynamite/Ensemble); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck); Black Nativity (Narrator); Jungalbook (Kaa/Grey). For the past several years, she has worked in New York City as an actress, singer, and teaching artist.
Melanie Rothman (Hipster/Reporter/Jane) is thrilled to be part of I Want To Kill Lena Dunham. Originally from Colorado, she was most recently seen in Wutopia at Columbia University. Other recent NY credits include: Our Song, Part 2 (Emily), Linda Her (Hilary) and First Love (Kelly). Recent film credits include: Dinner Party, Janie’s Got a Gun, The Break In, and Valedeathtorian. You can also see her on YouTube in the web series Into Girls. BM NYU. www.melanie-rothman.com.
Nicole Stoica (Lynn) was born and raised in Queens New York. After many trials and tribulations, and even some deep contemplations, she decided at the tender age of three that she would pursue a life in the theatre. She went on to receive an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School and here she stands before you today. (Wishing she were three again.) Nicole is excited to be a part of such a fun and important piece and to be able to play with such a lovely cast. She hopes that this play will inspire people or at least inspire these GIRLS to stop closing down all of Brookyln to shoot a 2 minute scene. Thank you. That is all.
Roland Sands (James) Roland began working in street theatre in 1969 under Clay Stevenson (Boston University), who was responsible for training the Academy Award winning Actor Howard Rollins. Roland has performed on Broadway at the Players Workshop under Clay Stevenson. He has also worked for Joe Papp in Pericles and with the Negro Ensemble Company in First Breeze Of Summer. In Regional Theaters he has performed in As You Like It at the People’s Like it Theatre and The Merchant of Venice at Pennsylvania Shakespeare. He also performed in To Kill A Mocking Bird at the Barter Theatre. He also performed internationally in German Theatre abroad in Berlin. Film & Television: Bloodwine, Creating Charma ,One Life To Live, Alpha House, and he was featured in the pilot episode of the HBO series Girls. Roland would like to thank his Buddhist organizations, all of his teachers, Nicherin Shoshu, and Sergio Castillo for casting him in this wonderful play.
Nigel Inniss (La Muerte) Originally from Uniondale Long Island, Nigel attended Howard University and later graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Nigel works in many successful groups [including smooth Jazz chart topper Reza Kham and Painted Diaries] and freelances at various clubs and venues throughout New York City. This is his stage debut.
Sergio Castillo (Director) Theatre: I Want To Kill Lena Dunham (FringeNYC 15’); The Hat (FringeNYC 13’); Mr & Mrs. Sullivan (Play Club); The People! The People! The People! (Abingdon); Naked Tales (Company Of Angels); Bag Of Cats (UCLA); Topdog/Underdog (UCLA); Digestion (Glendale College). Film: Have You Ever Been With A Latin Guy? (Praxis Culture Films); No Translation (Praxis Culture Films); Radical (Praxis Culture Films); Coda For A Dream (Praxis Culture Films); Lonely Ciphers (Working Class Films); Never Worn (Working Class Films). MFA: Actors Studio Drama School; Pace University. BA: UCLA. www.sergiocastillo.weebly.com
Stephen Thornton (Assistant Director) This is actually Stephen’s premier as an Assistant Director. Stephen is usually an Actor, Improviser, Writer and Storyteller from Hawaii. Graduated in 2007 from NYFA for Acting. Today, he continues to hone his craft on the stage and in front of the camera. He can be consistently seen performing, in New York, with his award winning indie improv team “Five for Vendetta” and with “Gotham City Improv” (Sketch and Improvisation). He would like to thank Sergio Castillo for continually calling him in over the years to work on this fantastic project. The journey has been unforgettable.
Caitie V. Miller (Stage Manager) is very excited to be participating in Fringe for the first time. Her most recent credits include the scenic design for Wisdom and Other Plays, produced at the Davenport Theater, and the lighting design and stage management of Warp Speed, produced for the Midtown International Theatre Festival. She has also assistant stage managed for Astoria Performing Arts Center and Blowout Theatre. She would like to thank her husband Jeremy for making her dinner after every rehearsal, and Stephen and Sergio for being fantastic comrades.
Joe Bonilla (Producer) is the co-founder, managing partner, and senior media director for Relentless, a media relations and digital outreach agency based in Albany, N.Y. with a second location located in Greenville, S.C. Joe co-founded Relentless with Rich Fazio. Since its founding in January 2012, the agency’s clients have included decision makers at various levels of local, state, and federal government, businesses that create millions of dollars in economic activity, and entrepreneurs who reimagine our region as a 21st century innovation hub. Along with partners, Bonilla co-founded the Knickerbocker Film Festival, Upstate New York’s premier short film festival, and has co-produced award-winning theatrical productions.
Khalid Nixon (Producer/Authorized Company Representative) Bio coming soon.