Meet Lauren, Magdalyn, Maxon and Rahaleh
Lauren Coppola is an actress and teacher based in New York. Her acting credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Truffle Theatre Company), Lydia in Charles Mee’s Big Love (The Wild Project), and Olga in The Three Sisters (The Wild Project). Other highlights include Moliere’s The Learned Ladies at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Speaking Our Minds at the Yale Drama School’s Carlotta Festival, and Nina in The Seagull. Lauren received her B.A. from Yale University and has studied theatre at The Oxford School of Drama, Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA), Interlochen Arts Center, and The Actors Center Conservatory. She has been teaching in New York for five years, and has extensive experience working with children of all ages and abilities, including students with learning and attention issues. She is also a Feldenkrais teaching assistant and a private tutor.
Magdalyn Donnelly is an actress and teacher based in Brooklyn. She has taught acting and improvisation classes through the education department of several theatre companies in the US, including at the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Solon Center for the Arts, Arlene Cassandra Dance and Theatre Company, and Opera for Everyone in Philadelphia. As a performer she has played Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and Desdemona in Othello and appeared in productions of An Ideal Husband, Taming of the Shrew, Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and The Three Musketeers. Magdalyn holds an MFA in Classical Acting and is an expert puppeteer.
Maxon Davis’ professional acting credits include major regional and New York City theaters, feature and independent films, television, web-series, and national commercials. He has taught acting, Shakespeare, improv, clown, games, combat, and/or audition technique for students ranging from Pre-K to Post-Grad. His students have been accepted into leading national conservatories, and have booked work with professional theaters, films, television programs, and commercials. He is a teaching artist with Classic Stage Company and The 52nd Street Project, and a proud member of both Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. He holds an MFA from The Shakespeare Theater/George Washington University, and a BA from U.C. Berkeley, and he has studied with master teachers at the American Conservatory Theater, The Actors Center, and NYU Graduate Acting.
Rahaleh Nassri is the Brooklyn-based founder and director of stage/play. She is a teacher, actress, director and writer and has worked on over 30 stage productions and many film, tv, and commercial projects. On stage she's played leading women Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Hermia in Midsummer Night's Dream, Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter and most recently Anna Christie in Anna Christie. She's also played men Romeo and Mark Antony in all-female productions of Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar. Rahaleh holds an MFA in Classical Acting and has taught students privately and in classroom settings, including at George Washington University in DC.