Meet the Journalists


TREVOR CATALANO, Artistic Director

Mark In Venice (Theatre at St. John's); My Name Is Asher Lev, One Man, Two Guv'nors (FST); Imagination Adventures, The Playmaker's Tour (FST WAP); A Midsummer Night's Dream (BADA MIO); BA in Theatre, College of Charleston; British American Drama Academy MIO '14.

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CLAIRE SPARKS, Managing Director

A native South Carolinian, her first role was a singing pirate and dancing peacock in her local town theatre's production of Peter Pan; 1st National Tour of Spring Awakening (Swing; U/S Wendla); Graduate of the College of Charleston, BA in Theatre Performance: Jessica, This is Our Youth; Philomele, Love of the Nightingale; Fanny, As It Is In Heaven; Tilly, She Kills Monsters.

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ALLYSON MUSMECI, Artist Relations

Romeo and Juliet (EMIT); A Self Help Guide to Killing Your Boss (Caroline Dunaway Production); Convention (Linda Gross Theater); BA in Theatre, College of Charleston. Official Practical Aesthetics training, Atlantic Acting School ‘17.





Bryan Aldrich is a College of Charleston graduate, with her BA in Theatre. She worked on multiple shows during her time there both through the college and in the community, as well as serving on the board of the student theatre producing organization.

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Actor/Screenwriter/Playwright from Boulder, CO. Film: "Sticks and Stones" (Neymarc Visuals), Script: "In Transit" (Neymarc Visuals) Theater: 2nd Murderer in Richard III (CSC), Trigórin in The Seagull (Princeton U.), Billy in ONCE (Princeton U.). BA in English, Princeton University '17.



Clit Notes, Fragments, The Orphan Sea, Hecuba, The Penelopiad (Skidmore College), Stupid F***ing Bird (Loophole Productions), The Comedy of Errors (Saratoga Shakespeare Company); BS in Theater with concentrations in Acting and Playwriting, Skidmore College; NTI Theatermakers '16; Moscow Art Theater School Semester '15; Shakespeare and Company STI '14; Powerhouse Theater Training Company '13

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Scenes from Staten Island Ferry (Sundog Theater); A Christmas Carol (The Heights Players); Detention (Cherry Lane Theater); Farewell (Chris Li); BA in Economics and Pre-med, Stanford University; Atlantic Acting School Summer Intensive '18; T. Schreiber Studio ’17-'19.

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Lovelocked as Caoimhe, Apartment Complex as Jules (The NOW Collective), Wanda, Daisy and the Great Rapture as Daisy (Exquisite Corpse Company, The NOW Collective); London Wall as Pat Milliagan (Village Repertory Co.); A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania (College of Charleston); McKenna is Co-Artistic Director of The NOW Collective, earned a BA in Theatre and Costume Design from the College of Charleston, and was part of The Barrow Group Apprentice Company '16.

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N.Y.: Bleach (U.S. premiere, Spin Cycle), No Sympathy For The Wolf (FringeNYC); Regional: Reverse Transcription (Williamstown Theatre Fest.); Brown University: Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea (Dolan), Pippin (Leading Player), Spring Awakening (Hanschen). Improv with Second City and IMPROVidence. Brown University '18.

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founding ensemble member of The Journalists and also serves as their webmaster. Anna is a stage and screen actor based in NYC, regularly appearing in 'Bragging Rights' at The PIT and performing Improv. She earned a BA in Theatre from Penn State and is currently pursuing a MA in Theatre Education in Colleges and Communities at NYU. For more, visit or @_anna_gundersen

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Much Ado About Nothing, Antigone (Staten Island Shakespeare Company), AddictShunned (Avenue Stage), Our Town, Macbeth, Little Women, Charlotte's Web (A.R.T. Institute, Harvard), Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, The Seagull (Moscow Art Theatre School) The Threepenny Opera, Much Ado About Nothing (SUDS - Sydney University Dramatic Society), Attempts on Her Life (SUDS/Periscope Productions). B.A. in Social Work, University of Sydney '16; M.F.A. American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School - Harvard University '18.



Sound of Music (Nat'l Tour); How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical (North American Tour); Convention (Atlantic Acting); “Your Worst Nightmare” (Discovery ID); Little Women (Dunwoody Theatre); Ginnie Lee serves as the social media rep for the Journalists; Graduated Atlantic Acting School's Evening Conservatory in 2017; Avid (yet amateur) pasta maker.

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Annie (Columbus Children's Theater), Dog Sees God (Ghost Light Theater), Oh the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, Hedda, A Dream Deconstructed (UMass Amherst), The Rover (University College Cork); Mallory is an Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based actor, stand-up comedian, and improviser.

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Spring Awakening (Wendla), Clue: The Movie: The Cabaret (Yvette), Trojan Barbie (Lotte), Venus (Siamese Twin/Abolitionist) Christina received her BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre and a minor in Film Studies from Long Island University CW Post.

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Leica Lucien is a classically trained trained actress living in NYC. She attended a performing arts high school in Boston and received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater from College of the Holy Cross. Leica has held several roles in television and theater. Aside from acting, she loves to dance to hip hop, direct short films, and sing.

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Angels Among Us (American Theater of Actors); Freedom, Revolt & Love (NYC Theatre Festival); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Metamorphoses, The Mousetrap (Colby College); “Chopped” (The Food Network); Various voice overs, commercials & short films; The William Esper Studio, BA in Theater & Dance from Colby College.

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#revolution (Dir. Mikhael Tara Garver), Rideshare (Hudson Theater Guild), Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Montclair State University). Sketch writer/improv with The Dirty 9. Taylor is an actor, writer, and comedian from the remarkably small town of Danielson, Connecticut (and no, it is nothing like Stars Hollow). She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her partner, senior dog, and two cats. BFA in Acting, Montclair State University 2018.

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Associate Dramaturg

Amalia is a writer, performer, and educator specializing in ethnodrama and other forms of research based theatre. She holds a Master's from NYU in Educational Theatre and has created original work with varying groups of artists including the Verbatim Performance Lab and the Barrow Group Theatre Company. She is also a current member of the Barrow Group's apprentice acting company. As an educator, Amalia specializes in using process drama to support social and emotional development in preschool aged children. In her creative work, Amalia strives to blend research, original writing, and storytelling in order to reflect the world around us.



A Sketch of New York (Producer’s Club), Apprentice Company (DANCEFX), “Succession,” “The Deuce” (HBO), Romeo & Juliet, Vivian, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible (CofC), RENT, Hairspray, The Sound of Music (Flowertown Players). Thomas also produces his own fashion editorial content and performs pop superstar concerts in his shower daily. BA in Theatre and English, College of Charleston.

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Carrie: the Musical (What Theater?: Syracuse University), Hair (Porch Light Productions), Hair (What Theater?: Syracuse University), Rent (First Year Players: Syracuse University). Khari is a designer and actor interested in the development of diversity in theater and promoting that through supporting artists of all backgrounds and telling stories that resonate with many and educate the masses.; BFA in Fashion Design with a minor in Drama; College of Visual and Performing arts: Syracuse University.



His Bedroom is Eden (Atlantic Acting School); Twelve Angry Women (AlphaNYC Theater Company); The Rivals (Santa Fe University of Art and Design) “Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade” (2011)

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Stop Kiss, Macbeth (ATA), Past Perfect (MRT); Three Little Pigs & The Ugly Duckling (The Hudson School). Studied at HB Studio and The Barrow Group.

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You (A Therapy Session with Myself), Bianco (A Florentine Tragedy), Ensemble Member (4$tages), Cpt. Jack Ross (A Few Good Men), Clifford Anderson (Death Trap), Jim Curry (The Rainmaker), Young Billy Pilgrim (Slaughterhouse Five), Melchior (Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy), Anthony Pascal (The House of Yes), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), And Antipholus of Syracuse (The Comedy of Errors). Shane is from Rochester, NY and a BFA Acting graduate of SUNY Fredonia.