Getting to know The Helen Project production team:
Carly L. Bodnar (Director) is a director, teaching artist, producer, and actor. She is the Co-Artistic Director and a founding member of ReVamp Collective. For the past three years Carly has directed for ReVamp, most recently directing the world premiere of Kristen M. Scatton's Jimmy Gorski is Dead. Carly’s other directing credits include; Blithe Spirit at Hedgerow Theatre Company (Barrymore Recommended), Company and Arcadia at La Salle University, the world premiere of All the Dead Biddles, and Sarah Treem’s A Feminine Ending. Carly was also the community chorus director for Shakespeare in Clark Park’s Coriolanus. Outside of directing Carly works as a private acting coach and teaching artist. She has worked with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Walnut Street Theatre, Lantern Theater Company, and Delaware Theatre Company. She received her BA in Theatre from Temple University with a minor in Art History. Carly also recently attended Director's Lab West 2018. For more information visit www.carlylbodnar.com
Joan Lawson (Associate Director) is a director, costume designer and arts administrator. A graduate of Skidmore College, where she studied Theatre and Arts Administration, she has also worked and studied with Pig Iron Theatre Company, The Orchard Project and The Gaiety School of Acting: The National Theatre School of Ireland. She is a founding member of Loophole Theater, where she has collaborated on shows as both a director and designer. Previous directing credits include Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner, Electra by Ellen McLaughlin, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill and Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.
Kristen M. Scatton (Playwright) is a Philadelphia-based playwright and theater artist whose mission is to change the world through art. Her works have been produced throughout Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Seattle, WA. Currently, she is the Playwright-in-Residence for ReVamp Collective. She served as the Board President for the Philadelphia Dramatists Center from 2011-2012, and Board Secretary from 2010-2011. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Temple University.
Gray Rogers (Stage Manager) is an up and coming Stage Manager pursuing a Production and Design B.A. from Temple University with a specialization in Stage Management.
She's recently been involved in One More River to Cross with James Jackson, Andean Mountains with Carlos Roa and Follow Me through the Gates with Asian Arts Initiative. She is also a company member with ReVamp Collective.