Meghan Grover is a 2016 graduate of the Guthrie Theater BFA Program. Her favorite roles include Thomasina in Arcadia with the Mamai Theater Company, Jasmine in Earthquakes in London with the Guthrie Theater, and "Leader Girl" in the Minneapolis tour of 'Girls Like That.' In addition to performing, Meghan is a teaching artist with NYC Children's Theater, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Young Audiences New York, Wingspan Arts, and Child's Play. She is thrilled to work with Open Arts Alliance where she combines her passion for performance and teaching to empower young people.
Molly Powers Gallagher
Molly Powers Gallagher is a NYC-based performer, writer, and teaching artist. She was recently commissioned by Urban Stages to create, write, and perform in The Mighty Patsy Mink!, a touring solo production about the life of the first Congresswoman of color. Her original play Mallory Li and the Kingdom of Wit & Wonder placed 4th in the New Plays for Young Audiences 2017 Season Competition. Molly is a teaching artist at Girl Be Heard, where she facilitates theater and writing workshops aimed to amplify the voices of young women in middle school and high school through activism and the arts. She has also had the pleasure of performing with Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company, Writopia Worldwide Plays Festival, Honest Accomplice Theatre and teaching at Boston University, Pennsylvania Playhouse, and South Asian Youth Action! MFA in Screenwriting, Boston University. BA in History, Fordham University Lincoln Center. www.mollypowersgallagher.com
Adam Chisnall has been seen off-Broadway in The Jackie Mason Musical, has toured with Chamber Theatre Productions, was seen in Old Jews Telling Jokes and works as an emcee with Broadway's Next Hit Musical. You can also check out Adam's talk show #theOUTtalk on OutliciousTV. As a comic Adam has worked at Caroline's, Stand Up NY, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Hoboken Comedy Festival, and has toured with Comedy's Best Kept Secret.
Sean Hinckle is a New York-based actor and teaching artist. He has performed and taught in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Florida, Oklahoma and now Connecticut. He has previously worked with New York Shakespeare Exchange, Florida Studio Theatre, and the Coterie Theatre as a teaching artist. Sean is also a resident ensemble member of both the Brickabrack Ensemble and Bated Breath Theatre Company. He is overjoyed to be joining Open Arts Alliance for their touring production of Alice in Wonderland!
Maria McConville Pizzarello has been a NYC Public School teaching artist since 2005. In the past she has worked with the Theatre Development Fund, LeAP! Onstage, Periwinkle Theater for Youth, and Theatre For A New Audience. Maria has worked with 2nd grade through 12th grade, though, she has a special place in her heart for 6th-8th graders. Her students have performed and adapted the work of Shakespeare, written their own plays, devised ensemble performance pieces, sang and danced in musical productions, and performed their peers work on a Broadway stage. Growing up in New York, Maria attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts for Drama, and recently adjudicated the auditions for incoming students. In 2004, she graduated with a degree in performance from Fordham University. Maria is an actress and also a playwright; her published plays include "To Date or Not to Date" (Playscripts) and "#VIRAL" (Stage Partners).