LILY ALI-OSHATZ (Composer, Lyricist, and Writer) Lily Ali-Oshatz (book, music, lyrics) is a queer Brooklyn-based theatre maker and proud graduate of NYU Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing; New Studio on Broadway). Born in LA, she has a background in classical voice (Full Circle Opera Project) and children's theatre (Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre). Lily works regularly on new musicals with NYU's Grad Musical Theatre Writing students by way of Collaborative Development Production (CDP). She is also an active member of the Musical Theatre Factory, where she has found a home as both an actor and writer. Lily is committed to strengthening a diverse theatre community that can help facilitate cultural and political change. lilyalioshatz.com
MADELINE WALL (Director) Madeline Wall is a Seattle-born, New York City based designer and filmmaker. She received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since moving to New York, she has worked for ABC, NBC, Showtime, Parkwood Entertainment, 11th St. Workshop, and on numerous independent music videos, commercials, and films. Her work as a designer has been featured in festivals around the world. The short film, Girl in the Chair, which she designed and produced was a student academy award nominee. She recently won three Craft Awards at The First Run Film Festival for her work as a designer and editor. Before she worked in film, Madeline was involved in devised theatre and acting. “Extraordinary Fall” offers an opportunity for her to return to stage-work and musicals.
ERICA ROSE (Producer) Erica is a Brooklyn based writer/director/producer working in narrative, commercial, documentary, and music video formats. She has worked as an associate producer with Beyonce Knowles’ Parkwood Entertainment for a narrative/documentary series centered on female empowerment. She has produced commercials for celebrity Trainer Terri Walsh, Local Maven, UN HE for SHE Campaign, Vevo and MasterCard. She has worked alongside producer Amy Kaufman for televisions shows including NBC’s American Odyssey, CBS’ For Justice and Showtime’s Billions. Music videos that she has directed and produced have been featured in various publications including The Huffington Post, Northern Transmissions, Broadway World, M Pire Magazine, and The Big Takeover. Her short film Absolute Threshold recently took home honors at The New York Festival of New Cinema. Erica is incredibly ecstatic to return to independent theatre and cannot wait to see Maddie and Lily's vision come to life. ericarosefilms.com
MARK GALINOVSKY (Music Arranger and Music Director) Mark Galinovsky is a resident music director for Piper Theatre and the Westchester Sandbox Theatre. His recent musical directing credits include Footloose! (College of Mount Saint Vincent), Sweeney Todd (Piper Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Stevens Dramatic Society), and Little Shop of Horrors (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe). Other organizations he has worked with include Davenport Theatrical, Fringe, NYMF, The Secret Theatre, and Untitled Theatre #61. Mark is a proud graduate of NYU Steinhardt.
KORY GELLER (Choreographer) Kory Geller began dancing when he was eight. After training at Princeton Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Broadway Theatre Project, and Luigi Jazz Centre, he earned a B.F.A from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21 studio). Kory has performed with the Broadway Dance Lab, at Works and Process at the Guggenheim Museum, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at numerous regional theatres. Choreography credits include The Happy Thief (an original ballet at Playwrights Horizons), The Sparrow (New York Premiere), The Wild Party (Renegade Theatre) and the film Girl in the Chair. Kory has taught at CAP21, Rider University, and with HomeFront and NIA. Many thanks to Lily, Maddie, and the Ex Fall team
CHARLES HAYES IV (Stage Manager) Charles Hayes IV is a Maryland-born, NYC-based production professional. He received his B.S. in Biology from Morehouse College before realizing his love for Television/Film production and Theater management meant more to him. Since moving to New York he’s gained numerous experiences, including working for HBO, Showtime, The Food Network, Fisher-Price, and on a variety of independent films, Off-Broadway shows, stage plays, and commercials. Charles is more than excited to be part of the “Extraordinary Fall” team, and hopes this opportunity will further his dream of becoming a TV, Film, & Theater Producer.
MICHELLE RICKERT (Designer) Michelle Rickert is a New York based production designer for stage and screen. Recent credits include design work for the horror film Devil's Five and makeup for Sarah McGowan’s music video When I Come Home. Michelle has a degree in film and television from New York University.
ELIZABETH M. STEWART(Lighting Designer)Recent productions include A Dream Play (Artilliers), Malefactions (Cradle Theatre Company), Student Body (The Flea), Artaud! Artaud! (Artilliers), As You Like It (No Stone Productions), The Institute (Brick Theater, Gameplay Festival), Under God’s Tongue (West Park Presbyterian), and a revival of Every Night & Sometimes Twice (BAX Upstart Festival, original NYU). She would like to thank the cast and production team, her friends, and her family for their support.
Madeline Bugeau-Heartt is a director, writer, and performer making art in NYC. Madeline most recently conceived and directed Under God’s Tongue, the story of one man’s unravelling before God and the danger invoked by his blind faith. She is also an associate artist for the Centrifuge Artistic Collaborative where she has been working as a resident writer on a new piece titled BatWoman, the story of one woman’s rejection of normal society in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a bat. Madeline graduated with honors from NYU Tisch where she received a BFA in theater. She has worked alongside the innovative, NYC-based theater companies that are The TEAM, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and Theater Mitu. Madeline is thrilled to return to The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman.
Justy Kosek Is an actor, singer, writer and NYC native. He received his BA in Theater & Creative Writing from Brandeis University in 2014. Recent NYC Credits - The Gene Frankel Theater (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet) 133rd street Theater (Pygmalion), The Ceol Pub (Brooklyn Labyrinth). Other Recent Credits include The Days of '98 Show With Soapy Smith in Skagway, Alaska and the premiere of Justy's first full-length play, All You Need, at the Laurie Theater in Waltham, Mass. Justykosek.com
Lily Ali-Oshatz (book, music, lyrics) is a queer Brooklyn-based theatre maker and proud graduate of NYU Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing; New Studio on Broadway). Born in LA, she has a background in classical voice (Full Circle Opera Project) and children's theatre (Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre). Lily works regularly on new musicals with NYU's Grad Musical Theatre Writing students by way of Collaborative Development Production (CDP). She is also an active member of the Musical Theatre Factory, where she has found a home as both an actor and writer. Lily is committed to strengthening a diverse theatre community that can help facilitate cultural and political change. lilyalioshatz.com
Lindsey Ackerman is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, originally hailing from Richmond, Va. She is very excited to be a part of "The Extraordinary Fall..." Previously she has been seen in the Off Broadway production of "The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told." She'd like to thank her Mom and Miriyah.
Marcus Herndon, a native of Upstate New York, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Music Education and a minor in theatre. While at MSU he had the great pleasure of performing in Hair, Chess, and Ain't Misbehavin'. He moved to the city to pursue musical theatre while also teaching music. His first NYC production was Bonfire: The Opera, based in Bonfire of the Vanities. He currently teaches music at two middle schools in Brownsville and excited to perform this new work.
Thomas Rabuano is a sophomore at New York University, where they are pursuing their BFA in Acting at Tisch School of the Arts, studying the Meisner technique. Due to the structure of that program, this is Thomas’ first production in NYC. Previous regional credits include Rent, Avenue Q, Ragtime and Little Shop of Horrors. Thomas is thrilled to return to the stage with a role representative of their gender identity, as well as the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and inspiring group of artists.