CURRENT MEMBERS

(Literary Manager) Megan Lohne has a B.F.A. in acting from Adelphi University and an M.F.A. in playwriting from The New School for Drama. In addition to her career as a Talent Agent, Megan is also a playwright and a screen writer. 

She is the co-founder of Like Fresh Skin, a company utilizing emerging technologies to create text-based, immersive theatrical experiences which champion untold feminist stories. https://www.likefreshskin.org/

Megan was selected to attend the 2007 Young Writers’ Programme at The Royal Court Theatre.  She is also a member of The Dramatists Guild and Actor's Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshops.  She is Upright Citizens Brigade trained.

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Director) Brittany Mills received her B.F.A. in Acting, with a minor in Business Administration, from Adelphi University. At Adelphi, she was able to expand her studies beyond acting and dive into her growing interest for directing and choreography

Brittany is now an actor and directed based in New York City. She is very thankful to be apart of The Adelphi Alumni Playwrights Group where she can continue to exercise her passion for developing new works. www.thebrittanymills.com

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Originally from Oklahoma City, Benjamin discovered his passion for theatre at Classen SAS, majoring in Drama. He graduated from Adelphi University with a BFA in Acting. While there, he wrote and directed a stage adaptation of Zoe Heller's novel, Notes on a Scandal. Upon graduation, he became a founding member of the ensemble-driven Rapidfire Bootleg Theater. Since then, Benjamin has been seen as an actor and singer all over New York. He is a member of Larry Moss Studios. Benjamin currently lives in New York City. As of August 2020, he has kept a houseplant alive for 9 months. www.benjaminfarha.com

Member Since Summer 2020 

(Resident Playwright) Colin Murphy is from a small NJ town where he learned to pronounce water with a “d”. He graduated Adelphi University with a BFA in performing arts in 2009 where he studied playwriting under the guidance of Anton Dudley. He is a 2008 recipient of the Don Axinn Playwriting Award for his one act, Edgar’s Smile, which was later produced at the Manhattan Repertory Theater as part of their one act festival in 2010, directed by Michael DiFrancisco. Colin continues to enjoy creating with AU alumni and take writing classes.

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Daniel Ciba teaches theater history, playwriting, and dramatic theory at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is currently drafting a book project about Tennessee Williams and memory studies

Member Since Summer 2020 

(Resident Playwright) Greg Carey is an actor and playwright based in New York. He recently graduated from Adelphi University in 2020 with a BFA in theatre. Greg is thrilled to be a part of the Adelphi Playwrights Group and to get a chance to write and create new works with this great group of people! 

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Jess Kreisler is a playwright who focuses mainly on topics from voices that are seldom heard. She recently had a staged reading of her play “Entangled” which addresses mental illness, family ties and abandonment — which are key concepts she generally touches upon. Jess is a native of Bayside, New York, and has recently graduated from Adelphi University in May with a B.F.A. in acting and a minor in English. She received her Associate from Queensborough community college in May of 2018. She has worked with playwrights such as J. Julian Jimenez and Leslie Ayvazian. She is currently working on creating a theatre company where voices that are rarely represented have a space to be heard.

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Kayte Duren is a writer, director and actor who lives in Boston, M.A. With a B.F.A. in Performing Arts from Adelphi University (2009) and an M.A. in Theatre Education (2015), Kayte has written and produced work in both NY and MA. Some recent credits as producer/writer/director include Mayflower Mayhem, a dinner theater show that ran for three consecutive seasons in Plymouth, M.A., and Leave the Light On: a devised empowerment piece featuring 13 women from New England. Kayte is also a photographer and videographer (Kayte Darling Photography) who co-owns a studio (PB&Jay Records) located in Scituate, MA with her husband.

Member Since Fall 2020

(Resident Playwright) Krystal Osborne (she/her) is originally from Lowell, MA and received her BFA from Adelphi in 2004.  She is an Associate Producer, Teaching Artist and Performer with Breadcrumbs Productions in CNY.  Krystal also appears in Rogue Dialogue's Podcasts Windfall and Forgive Me! (Available on Spotify, iTunes, etc)  Performing highlights include:  1MPF (Ithaca), 24 Hour Play Festival (BC, CNY), "Olivia" in Ageless (Four Walls Theatre) and the upcoming short film My AI as "Sylvie".  Directing highlights include:  Diviners (BTG- SALT Winner 2019 "Best Play of the Year), Independence (BC, CNY), Destiny, USA (Ottawa Fringe, Vancouver Fringe, Toronto Fringe), Grimm Cinderella (BC, CNY and LGT, NYC - Winner "Audience Favorite" "Best Play of Week" "Best Design Elements".  Krystal's original works have been produced both in CNY and NYC.  She is also the creator of the LAB SERIES with Breadcrumbs Productions which focuses on the guided creation of new works and effective collaboration of production teams.  Krystal is honored to be a part of the playwright group among other talented alumni.  KrystalOsborne@gmail.com

Member Since Fall 2020

(Resident Playwright) Michael DiFrancisco is an actor, director, and writer from New York. He studied Theatre Arts at Adelphi University. He proudly served as a founding member and the Artistic Director at Rapidfire Bootleg Theater, a developing theater company which produced more than twenty shows in its four years of operations.

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Rae Bartolai is an actor/playwright currently living outside Scranton, Pa.  She attended Adelphi University from 2000 to 2004 with a concentration in acting.  After taking a 10 year break from her craft to start a family Rae is tremendously excited to be working with AAPG both as playwright and an actor. Working with such enormous talents has been such a joy in her life and can’t wait for each season to come.  

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Playwright) Stephanie Jay Gajeski is a 2009 graduate of Adelphi University, with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts. From Queens, NY, she has performed in scripted, sketch and improv performances in The Living Theater in New York. In recent years, Stephanie has stepped back from the performance world to focus on her family, and in that time has reacquainted herself with a love of writing. She's excited to collaborate with other Adelphi alumni and explore her voice.

Member Since Fall 2020

(Resident Playwright) William Meurer is an actor/playwright based in Long Island, NY. Since receiving his BFA in Theater from Adelphi University in 2019, William has been fortunate to have several of his original works presented at festivals and receive staged readings. Most recently, William has had the pleasure to partner with One House Productions in coordinating their upcoming Ten Minute Play Festival, "One House, One Heart". William's ten-minute play, "In a Tiger's Eye" is also being featured as part of the Festival line up. William also recently wrote a radio adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" that will be featured on the podcast "The Public Domain Players" in March of 2021.

Member Since Fall 2020

(Resident Stage Manger) Samantha Stone is a freelance Stage Manager from Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Adelphi in 2018 with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology. Samantha is excited to be working with the Adelphi Alumni Playwrights Group. Previous theatre credits include Broadway Stage Management Symposium, “Life: An Exploration into AI” (10C, The Players Theatre), “Disney Upfront Experience 2019” (Disney, Lincoln Center), Off Broadway Alliance Awards (Off Broadway Alliance), “Chita: A Legendary Celebration!” (Adelphi University Performing Arts Center), and “John Tesh:Songs and Stories…” (Adelphi University Performing Arts Center). Samantha also works in TV/Film as a Production Assistant. Credits include “New Amsterdam” (NBC), “For Life” (Sony Pictures Television), “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (Hulu), “The Outsider” (HBO), and “Orange is the New Black”  (Netflix).

Member Since Summer 2020

(Resident Designer and Artist) Laura Ryan is a Philadelphia based costume designer, scenic designer, and artist and is a recent graduate from Adelphi University. She has experience working with a number of New York and Philadelphia based theaters, costume distributors, educational programs, and festivals including The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival, The Theater for the New City, The Handwork Studio, and the John W. Engeman Theatre. Some of her past credits include The Walt Whitman Festival, Sweeney Todd, Words Like Fresh Skin, A Chorus Line, and The Rimers of Eldritch. For more examples of her work, check her website: https://lauraryan2.wixsite.com/lauraryan and her instagram @lauratheartwitch

Member Since Summer 2020

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