Creative Team

Tom Gualtieri (Actor, Co-Adaptor)

TOM GUALTIERI is a performer, playwright, lyricist and director who maintains an ongoing collaboration with composer David Sisco. They recently performed together to accolades in Sisco’s Bait n’ Swish at Stage Left Studio. Gualtieri & Sisco have completed their musical, Falling to Earth, and have begun their next: I’m Afraid, You’re Afraid, 448 Things to Fear and Why. Tom has written book and lyrics for musical shorts, The Supper at Elsinore (composer: Joy Son) and Last Call, My Darling (composer: William Wade). He has provided additional material for Broadway Bares and scripted for the Drama Desk Awards. In 2009, Tom directed His Greatness for the NY Fringe Festival and the Soho Playhouse. Tom was Artistic Associate at National Actors Theatre where he was Associate Director on Right You Are with Tony Randall, Penny Fuller and Maria Tucci and Assistant to Abby Mann on NAT’s Broadway production of The Judgment at Nuremberg with Maximillian Schell, George Grizzard and Marthe Keller. He has twice been Associate Director to Nona Lloyd at NYMF: Sherlock Holmes: The Early Years and The Night of the Hunter in which he also appeared. He directed the premiere production of Shore Points by Richard Rodgers Award winner, Jeff Hughes. Tom has acted opposite Joanne Woodward in Hay Fever, Marin Mazzie in South Pacific (choreography by Rob Marshall) and had principal roles in Privates on Parade, Dragapella!, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Rivals, and Cloud 9. Film work includes the award-winning short Bedfellows, as well as Fade to White, Rubberneck Disease, Blinding Goldfish and That’s All She Wrote. He is a proud original cast member of Off-Broadway’s Naked Boys Singing. Tom is the recipient of the Best Actor award from the National Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival for BAIT. He is an advanced member of the BMI Workshop and was trained at Syracuse University. and

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Heather Hill (Director, Co-Adaptor)

HEATHER HILL, a native of Kentucky, is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist. Her plays have received readings and workshops at numerous theaters, including The Royal Court, the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, England, The New Group, Primary Stages, The Vineyard Theater, The Kitchen Theater, The Belt, and Horizon Theater Company in Atlanta. Her play Notes from the Confederacy was developed under the mentorship of A.R. Gurney and the Cherry Lane Theater. Her play Eulogy for Boris the Relic Hunter, commissioned by The Regional Theater Company, was included in RTC’s festival of shorts. Ms. Hill directed and co-adapted (with Tom Gualtieri) That Play: a solo Macbeth, which enjoyed a sold out run at the Midtown International Fringe Festival. Ms. Hill went on to direct That Play at The Kitchen Theater in Ithaca, as well as The Belt in New York. Ms. Hill is the recipient of two Hopwood Drama Awards, as well as a grant from The Kentucky Foundation for Women. In addition, she is a two-time finalist for The Princess Grace Award and a finalist for the Manhattan Theatre Club Fellowship. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University where she was a Presidential Scholar. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop.

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Erin Hill (Original Music and Sound Design)

ERIN HILL is a singer, harpist, songwriter, actor and science fiction geek (and That Play counts for sci-fi thanks to the witches!) She’s had a #1 album on the Billboard world chart and in the Top 40 on the Independent chart (2009). She’s a singer, songwriter & musician on the Dream Jam Band’s major label debut (2010, EMI). She’s played with Kanye, moby, Enya, a-ha, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm and has played solo at The Royal Albert Hall. She’s also known as The Pretty White Girl on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. Erin raised $35,000 with her Kickstarter campaign for her project “Erin Hill (the Sci-Fi Harp Girl) makes a Music Video Album” and ended up #32 in the Top 40 of Kickstarter’s Most Funded music projects ever.  “Giant Mushrooms,” the first video from the Girl Inventor video album by Erin Hill & her Psychedelic Harp, is available on YouTube. Erin’s top three YouTube videos have a total of over 100,000 views. Radio 3, BBC says “Beautiful! Voice exquisite, words telling tales everyone wants to hear.” In the film Clear Blue Tuesday (2010), she’s a composer, screenwriter and actor. The NY Times says: “Erin Hill, as a giddy, harp-playing Trekker, is a standout… The best and funniest scene in the film is Ms. Hill’s.” Erin played Sandra Mescal in the Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock and appears on the soundtrack.  She’s been on American Masters (as Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath), and on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show. Erin was in the original Broadway casts of Titanic, Cabaret, and Urinetown and has twice been part of the Sundance Theater Lab in Utah, originating the role of Ilse in Spring Awakening with Duncan Sheik and as musical director for Lil’s 90th (also at the Long Wharf Theater in 2010) with Jo Bonney. In 2010-11, Erin toured with the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific as harpist and pianist. Erin performed in Classic Stage Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, spring 2012, with Bebe Neuwirth & Christina Ricci.

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Sara James (Costume)

SARA JAMES has been living and working in NYC for more than 8 years. Her work has been seen at Dixon Place, Theater Row, Wings Theater, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, Michael Weller Theater, and The Public; working with such directors as Philip Shneidman, Kevin Newbury, Michael Bush, Alexa Polmer, Stacy McMath and choreographer Jessica Lang. Every fall she can be found at Radio City in the costume department for the Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. In the summers she usually escapes New York to the Santa Fe Opera, working as a design assistant to some of her favorite costume designers including Constance Hoffman and Allen Moyer. She holds an MFA in costume design from NYU.

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