Libby Emmons' (writer, co-star, co-producer) plays include “Soft Little Song Like Doves” (Best Short Plays 2016, Smith & Krause), “Animal/Animal” (Best Short Plays 2013, Smith & Krause),, “The Worm Turns at the Fort Peck Hotel” (New York Theater Review 2009). Her latest play, Hippopotamus, is currently in development. Libby is winner of the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission in 2009, was commissioned by Williamstown Theater Festival in 2007, nominated for the Dramatists Guild’s Wasserstein Prize, finalist or semi-finalist for the Yale Drama Series, O’Neill Award, Heideman Award, BBC International Radio Play Competition. Recent play productions include: I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know) Under Saint Marks, NYC 2016; “Sing Your Life,” The Morrissey Plays, Theater Pub, San Francisco, CA; “Interface Interface,” Chelsea Theater, London, England, 2015; and Radio Mara Mara, FringeNYC, 2013. Co-producer Sticky series from inception through 2016. Emmons holds an MFA from Columbia and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. @li88yinc
Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, Ali Ayala (performer, co-star, co-producer) is a director and performer. She co-produced the Sticky short play series in New York from 2008 through 2016, prior to which she was the resident director of the series. While in residence at Bowery Poetry Club from 2007 through 2012, she directed dozens of plays for the series. She directed plays by Libby Emmons, Jesse Wann, Alex Beech, Michael Domitrovich, David Marcus, Adam Szymkowicz, Sheila Callaghan, Jon Kern, and commissioned plays from J. Michael Gray, including the wildly successful “Barflies” series, among others. Ali directed Emmons' The Sustainable Future (Galapagos Art Space- original Williamsburg location), Connie in Detroit (TARTE Festival, Abingdon Theater), I Am Not an Allegory (these are people i know) (Bowery Poetry Club 2012, Under Saint Marks 2016), Radio Mara Mara (FringeNYC, The Kraine), The Little Room (The Hive), Eyes of the Prophet (New Voices Festival, Columbia University), and collaboration Eschaton Cabaret (Bowery Poetry Club and Dixon Place). She is a graduate of Wake Forrest University, and eschews all social media.
Michele Travis (director) has directed plays in Lower East Side storefronts, Brooklyn basements, Manhattan black boxes, and Boston nightclubs. She is head of the Directors’ Company for NY Madness, currently in residence at the Kraine Theatre. MFA, Brooklyn College CUNY. micheletravis.com
Michele O'Brien (stage manager) is a director and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. Directing and assisting credits include The 24 Hour Musicals (AD), Delayed (Director), and F#%king Up Everything (AD). Acting credits include She Holds Her (Women in Theatre Festival 2016), Telling (Fresh Fruit Festival 2015), and Winfluence (Looking Glass).