We’d love for you to get to know us. Here’s some information about who we are.
A non-Native native New Mexican, Brian is thrilled to be making his New York stage debut with Decent Company. Prior to his New York move, Brian was an apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival. And prior to that, he was in West Michigan acting in short films, working as a set decorator and photographer/projection designer, and appearing on various West Michigan stages.
Brett is a New York-based actor, writer, and comedian. He has appeared onstage at various theaters in and around NYC, and can currently be seen in the ongoing adventure theater show Accomplice. He regularly writes for theater sites HowlRound and TheaterIsEasy, and his original plays have been produced at The Flea and The Tank. His comedy can be seen on the YouTube channel Bjorn Comedy, or read at tcotb.wordpress.com, where he writes as his meglomaniacal alter ego, the Chairman of the Bored. B.A. Duke University. www.brettaresco.com
Matt Barbot is a writer and actor from Brooklyn, NY. His plays have been performed in New York, Miami, LA, and Pennsylvania. El Coquí Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom was a finalist in the 2014 Repertorio Español Nuestras Voces competition, and was performed at The Brick’s 2014 Comic Book Theater Festival; it will soon be performed at the Julia De Burgos Performing Arts Center. Infallibility was produced as part of the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, and has been published online at Indie Theater Now in the Best of Fringe NYC 2013 collection. His short play A List of Some Shit I’ve Killed will soon be published by Stage Rights as part of Red Bull Theater Shorts Volume III.
During his time at Latino cultural website Remezcla, Matt created the webseries Bodega Chat, and wrote the the branded short The Perfect Play, starring Victor Cruz of the New York Giants. Matt is pursuing his MFA in playwriting at Columbia University, where he writes stories about stories.
Josh is a New York-based director and designer. He is also the founder and producing director of Decent Company. Josh works largely on new plays with a focus on the intimacy of traditional storytelling. As a director or designer, his work has been seen at venues including the Flea Theater, Dixon Place, Columbia University, The Tank, The PIT, Theater for the New City, and FringeNYC. He has a website and occasionally uses Twitter.
Matt is a performer and theater-maker who loves you very much.
Nat is a screenwriter, actor, director, musician, and horror playwright. His plays have been nominated for a combined total of 17 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, including 3 times for Outstanding Full-Length Script (which he won in 2009, and in 2011 for Outstanding Solo Performance). His work has been seen throughout the country and has been published by New York Theatre Experience, Sameul French, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books, and he is a bestselling playwright on the “iTunes for Plays,” Indie Theatre Now. In 2012 Nat was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the libretto for a world-premiere opera (about the end of the world, natch); and in 2014 his play Any Day Now was chosen to be part of Primary Stages’ ESPADrills (The Duke Theatre, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel). As an actor, Nat has appeared in television shows like “The Following” (Fox), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Red Oaks” (Amazon) “High Maintenance,” as well as on stage in productions and workshops both Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. www.natcassidy.com
Caitlin has previously performed with The Habitat Theater Company, Source Theatre Festival, and Studio Theatre. An arts administrator as well as an actor, Caitlin is currently the Development Associate with Fractured Atlas and a fellow with Emerging Leaders of New York Arts (ELNYA). She also a certified fireguard and an unauthorized comedian.
A.J. is an actor/writer/slash-mark enthusiast currently living in Queens. His other solo plays include Heartbreak; Or, Why Sara Bareilles’ “King of Anything” is the Greatest Song in the History of Goddamn Time (Undiscovered Countries, dir. Josh Boerman), Sketch (Undiscovered Countries), and Faith; Or, A Fat Man in a Friar’s Robe Tap Dances on Your Dreams (Undiscovered Countries). His new solo show The Chicken Man; Or, A Supposedly Fun Thing I Did for Six Months, about his experiences working on a cruise ship, is currently in development with the lovely grand poobahbah of Decent Company, Mr. Josh Boerman, for a possible production somewhere at some point. Go to ajditty.com for all of your ajditty.com needs.
Taylor makes new theatre. Their work deals with the sinister, the power of objects, and the intersection between theatre and games. A genderqueer person, Taylor uses ‘they/them’ pronouns and is an advocate for queer rights in artistic workspaces. Learn more and support Taylor’s work at tayloredelhart.com.
Marlowe is a New York based actor and writer who was raised in Oklahoma. New York theatre credits include: Malefactions (Cradle Theatre); The Tower (AntiMatter Collective/HERE Arts); The Feast and Agnosiophobia (The Flea); ENCOUNTERS: The La Ronde Project (IRT); Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Tale Told); Long Distance Drunk (Distilled); NIGHTMARES
Anne is primarily a Stage Manager and occasionally a Production Manager/Sound and Lights Programmer/Tech Knower. Like for Decent Company! These are some things she’s worked on: The Royale (LCT), Preludes (LCT3), Ironbound (Rattlestick), Cygnus (Women’s Project Pipeline Festival), Peerless, Me, My Mouth & I, To The Bone (Cherry Lane Theatre), 41-derful (Clubbed Thumb), Grounded (Page 73), and a good handful of shows at The Flea Theater (Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love, a cautionary tail, I Hate Fucking Mexicans, #serials@TheFlea, The Shakes: Romeo and Juliet), and some other things elsewhere. She is also the foremost expert on all things cute.
Kerry came to NYC from Virginia by way of Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. At BTF she was an Artist-in-Residence, teaching acting and playwriting in local elementary schools. Since moving to New York, she has worked as a performer, director, and stage manager with companies such as The New York Shakespeare Exchange, Vineyard Arts Project, and Lincoln Center, and trained in improv comedy at Gotham City Improv and Magnet Theater. is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the Blowout Theatre Company.
Leemore is an actress, writer and native New Yorker. She is a graduate of NYU, where she studied with the Atlantic Theater Company and Mary Overlie, creator of Viewpoints. Theater: The Mysteries, #serials@theflea (The Flea Theater), The One on Pico (Atlantic Stage 2), Rule of 7×7 (The Tank), Dirt(HERE Arts Center), Spoon River Anthology (The Invisible Dog), Lascivious Something (6B Community Garden), Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, Three Sisters (Columbia Stages). Television: High Maintenance (“Matilda”), Boardwalk Empire. Leemore is a member of the Flea’s resident acting company, the Bats, as well as the improv team Big City, onstage twice monthly at the People’s Improv Theater. She writes and performs for the Mother Line Story Project, the Kaleidoscope Project and now for Decent Company. Thanks to Josh for believing. www.leemoremalka.com
Cristina is a Brooklyn based artist, storyteller, healer, and sex educator. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. Off Broadway/Off-Off Broadway: Impact (Cherry Lane Theatre), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (The Flea Theater), Shooting Blanks In The Afterlife (EST Youngblood Brunch), See With Vision (Woodshed Collective), #serials@theflea (The Flea Theater), and Kapowi-GoGo (The PIT). TV/Film: “Law & Order SVU”, “Orange Is The New Black”, “Me And Lizzie”, “Floating Sunflowers” and “Bruce”. Member of The Bats at The Flea Theater, Barefoot Theatre Company, Decent Company, and a NBC/PIT Diversity Scholar. BFA Brooklyn College. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy or Instagram @lavidagypsy.
Laura is a founding member of Lesser America, Red Elevator Productions and The Nola Project. She also currently serves as the Director of Creative Development at the newly formed American Playwriting Foundation. Select theater performance credits: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in commercial workshop with Stephen King and John Mellencamp); Exit Carolyn (NYIT nomination); The Year of the Rooster (EST/Youngblood); Cloud Nine (Ambie Award Nomination) and Love’s Labors Lost with The Nola Project; Too Little Too Late (HERE Arts – NYIT Nomination) and with Lesser America: Wyoming, Carnival Kids, Just Right Just Now, Too Much Too Soon, Squealer, and American River. Film/TV: Orange is the New Black, Another Kind, Lizzie and Me, Gasoline, Night Crawlers, Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses(BriTANick). New Media: Compulsive Love, Viralcom.
NYC: The Nomad (composed & directed by Liz Swados) (The Flea), Trial by Fire, Ivanov (Columbia U), Behind the Mask (眉间尺) (YangZhe Rep), ArtaudArtaud(Artilliers). Other favorites: Huck Finn in Big River (Cameo Theater, San Antonio), Wolf/Prince in Into The Woods (University of Delaware). Member of the Bats at The Flea Theater. Training: SITI Company, Berkshire Theatre Group Apprentice. Native of San Antonio, TX. BA: Anthropology, UD. Neil is also a math tutor and a standardized patient actor. www.neilredfield.com
Ellie is a Brooklyn-based director and producer. Ellie has worked with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, TinyRhino, The Tank, Colt Coeur, Magic Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Yellow Barn in various directorial and producorial capacities. Ellie has also directed both adults and young people at The Cooper Street Correctional Facility, Wolverine Human Services, and the San Francisco County Jail. This winter she will be directing and devising an original play with LGBTQIA+ youth at the Grand Street Settlement. Ellie currently works at Clubbed Thumb in Artistic Programming where, among other things, she is the SuperLab Assistant for all the SuperLab workshops produced in association with Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. University of Michigan BA/BTA.
Kristan has directed the world premieres of Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love by Mallery Avidon, The Electric Lighthouse by Ed Himes (both at The Flea), MUTT by Lava Alapai and The Vespiary by Matthew Zrebski. Pacific Northwest regional premieres of Carlos Murillo’s Mimesophobia, Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home and Mac Wellman’s A Murder of Crows. Favorite recent revivals include The Threepenny Opera, The Duchess of Malfi and Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (Portland Dramatic Critics Circle Award for Directing). Kristan has developed plays at Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb (SuperLab), Target Margin Theater and Portland Center Stage. He is an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and a Flea Theater Associate Artist. MFA Directing Brown/Trinity Rep. www.kristanseemel.com
Charly Evon Simpson
Charly is a playwright and performer in New York City. Her plays include or what she will (FringeNYC 2012), The Women in Me (FringeArts 2013), Fish Out of Water (The Brick 2015), Happy Anniversary (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival Semifinalist 2015), who we let in (Princess Grace Award Semifinalist), and While We Wait. Her work has been seen, heard, and/or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, The Tank, Crashbox Theater Company, Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup, The Skeleton Rep, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and HERE. Charly is a member of the Obie Award-winning group Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Tank’s TV Writing Group. She was a 2013-2014 Philadelphia Dramatists Center Playwright-in-Residence at Plays & Players Theatre. Charly received her A.B. with honors in Theatre Arts and Literary Arts from Brown University, holds a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Hunter College, studying with Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Rachel is a New York based actor and writer. She was most recently seen performing with 600 HIGHWAYMEN in The Total People and helping workshop The Fever for The Public’s Under the Radar festival. She’s also performed with TinyRhino, Colt Coeur, Mike Taylor, EST (Bloodworks), Caps Lock Theatre (Pussyfest III: The Reckoning), and The Flea Theater (The Old Masters, #serials@theflea)