Tressa Glover (Series Creator/Producer/ Writer/Concetta) Tressa, a Pittsburgh native, is an actor, writer, producer, educator, and Founder of SWAN Day Pittsburgh. As an actor, Tressa works regionally in film and theatre; her film and web credits include Breakage, My Date with Adam, Lightweight, and I’ll Call You. Pittsburgh theatre credits include Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Quantum Theatre, Bricolage, Arcade Comedy Theater, Off the Wall Productions, and Microscopic Opera Company, among others. She is No Name Players’ Producing Artistic Director and a graduate of Penn State University.
Julianne Avolio (Writer/Ernestine) Julianne is an actor, teaching artist, writer, and producer. Most recently, she has appeared in performances with No Name Players, Pittsburgh CLO, Bricolage, City Theatre, Arcade Comedy Theater, and the Hatch Arts Collective. As a teaching artist, she has worked with City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Bricolage, Pittsburgh CLO, and Act One Theatre School, to name a few. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she studied Theatre Arts with a focus on Theatre for Young Audiences and Children’s Literature. Julianne is also the Founding Artistic Director of In Between Theatre – Pittsburgh’s newest Theatre for Young Audiences. Her favorite thing in life is making people laugh. There is no greater thrill. www.julianneavolio.com
Maggie Carr (Writer/Raffaella) Maggie is a Pittsburgh native who lives in New York but loves coming back to her hometown to work. Recent Pittsburgh credits include a full year of the live stage version of The Sisters Sorella (No Name Players), First Date (PCLO), Judge Jackie Justice (PCLO), The Country House (The REP), Evil Dead: The Musical (No Name Players), and Kopit and Yeston’s Phantom (PCLO). Published plays: Open House. Readings and workshops: First Date (PCLO), Walken On Sunshine (NYC, Co-Creator/Producer), Judge Jackie Justice (PCLO).
Don DiGiulio (Producer/Director – Stage) Don is the founder and Artistic Director of No Name Players Theatre Company and is the director of the live stage version of The Sisters Sorella. He has produced, directed, designed and/or been featured in all of No Name Players’ productions to date. Don is also a freelance actor and director and has worked with a vast array of companies in Pittsburgh and Chicago. In addition, he is an instructor with Act One Theater School in Glenshaw, PA.
Bailey Donovan (Director – Web Series) Bailey is an award-winning filmmaker, graduate of Point Park University’s Cinema and Digital Arts Program, and co-founder of DragonWake Films. As a director, Bailey has had his work screened at the Director’s Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as several film festivals and WQED’s Filmmaker’s Corner. He had the honor of serving as Co-Producer on the official Sundance selection, The Immaculate Reception, and recently made his feature directorial debut with the film Back for Good. Bailey currently freelances in Pittsburgh and New York and is thrilled to be collaborating with Steeltown Entertainment Project and No Name Players on Sisters Sorella!
John Michnya (Graphic Designer/Stacey) John is a Pittsburgh-based actor, director, and teaching artist, hailing from Staten Island, NY and a graduate of both the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Pittsburgh. He also works as a freelance illustrator and screen printer (www.
DragonWake Films (Web Series Production Company) DragonWake Films is a Pittsburgh-based video production company and rental house with a commitment to helping independent filmmakers.
*Photo credit: Becky Thurner