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Cohort 1

The Body by Britt A Willis

Egg by Anna-Claire McGrath

The Funeral of Casey B. Collins by Natalie Ann Valentine

Porn: a Love Story by Jen Diamond

Proxy by Alex Reeves and Nell Quinn-Gibney

Taques n’ Plangles by Caitlin M Caplinger

Cohort One Performers

Thais Menendez

is a bilingual Cuban-American actress and teaching artist in the DC area. Recent area credits include Things That Are Round (Rep Stage); Don Cristobal (Pointless Theatre); Oyeme, the Beautiful (Imagination Stage); Volcano (GALA Hispanic Theatre); What Every Girl Should Know, Dry Land (Forum Theatre); Neverwhere (Rorschach Theatre). Pronouns: She/her

Chloe Mikala

D.C./Baltimore: Second City/Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.: She The People (u/s); Second City/John F. Kennedy Center: Generation Gap (u/s). Rorschach Theatre: Sing to Me Now. NextStop Theatre Co.: 45 Plays for 45 Presidents. The Welders: To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic; Switch. Keegan Theatre: Here Again (WomXn on Fire Festival); Pointless Theatre Co.: A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular. Source Theatre Festival: Threat Level: Cream; The Emperor’s Big, Fat, Naked Revolution. Round House Theatre: Period Sisters (workshop production). Capital Fringe Festival: The Tragical Comical Fool’s Game. Baltimore Center Stage: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Everyman Theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire. Single Carrot Theatre: Lear. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Unscene (workshop production). Iron Crow Theatre: The Well of Horniness. TRAINING: Towson University; iO Theatre Chicago. UPCOMING: The Burn with The Hub Theatre and A Misanthrope with WSC Avant Bard. pronouns: she/her

Da’Von T. Moody

is an actor in the D.c. area. You may have seen him on stage recently as Mereb in Constellation Theatre's production of Aida! Some other theater credits include: D.C. Area: Kennedy Center: Isaura Workshop; Ford's Theatre: The Wiz (ensemble); ArtsCentric: Delilah Workshop; National Tour Premiere: Amazing Grace (Mr.Tyler); Toby’s dinner theater: Dreamgirls (C.C.White). pronouns: he/him


Ezra Tozian

Ezra Tozian is a genderqueer, multidisciplinary artist rocking it out in Washington, DC. Previous credits include Illyria, Or What You Will (WSC Avant Bard), Use All Available Doors (Pinky Swear Productions), The Trojan Women Project (Brave Spirits Theatre), and Crave (Avalanche Theatre Company). You can catch them next in the modern adaptation of Antigone with WSC Avant Bard’s Scripts in Play Festival. pronouns: they/them

Cohort One Playwrights

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Caitlin M Caplinger

is a playwright and practitioner based in Washington, DC. Through their writing and arts administration, they aim to facilitate the production and consumption of empathetic, intimate, and necessarily disquieting art. Regionally they have written and directed for Nextstop Theatre Company, ArtStream, Inc. and Nu Drafts at Nu Sass. They have self produced through Capital Fringe (Riot Brrrain, 2018), Initiative Theatre and The Improvocateurs, an all-female comedy troupe they co-founded. Caplinger's theatre is irreverent, philosophical, absurd, subversive and poignant. Caplinger received their B.A. in Fine and Performing Arts in Arts Administration (Theatre) and Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University. PGP: they/them, learn more. UPCOMING: Riot Brrrrain at 2019 Atlas Intersections Festival.


Jen Diamond

is a Baltimore-based playwright and comedian. Her plays have been produced by the Cohesion Theatre Company, Interrobang Theatre Company, Rapid Lemon Productions, Witness Theatre, Johns Hopkins University, and in the Boston Theatre Marathon. Her fiction and poetry can be found in a jumble of corners around the internet. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins and makes up one-half of the indie comedy-duo OLGA. pronouns: she/her


Anna-Claire McGrath

is a first year MFA student in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Her play, Tight-Lipped, was part of Spooky Action's 2018 New Works in Action and also received a reading in New York with Torn Out Theater. pronouns: she/her

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Nell Quinn-Gibney

Nell graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2017 with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Writing. While still at school, she had her first short horror story published in Dark Screams Anthology Volume 6. Also while at UMBC, she completed her first collaboration with Alex Reeves (Possibly a Musical) as well as co-writing Love Letters and Killed the Joke with Alison Mark and solo-writing Zombies Apopalypse: A Brainless Pop Musical. After graduation, another horror short story placed in the Baltimore "Tales of the Dead" contest. She loves story-telling, whether on the page or on the stage, and is thrilled to be participating in the Inkubator project. You may have seen her onstage at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (The Tempest, Macbeth, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside), the Strand Theatre (Count Down), or Rainbow Theatre Project (DOMA Diaries). She currently works with Interact Story Theatre and The Murder Mystery Company. pronouns: she/her


Alex Reeves

graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BFA in Acting and minors in Creative Writing and Anthropology. While at UMBC, Alex collaborated with Nell Quinn-Gibney on Possibly a Musical, an original parody musical about the 2000's Disney cartoon, Kim Possible. Alex is beyond excited to share Proxy with the listeners of the Inkubator Podcast and thanks the hosts for this amazing opportunity! Recent acting credits include: Snowy Day and Other Stories (Archie), Sacagawea: Discovering History (Jane) and Why Mosquitoes Buzz (Hen) with Lexington Children's Theatre, as well as: Spring Awakening (Ilse), The Goodies: A New Devised Piece (Mela) 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Marcy Park). pronouns: she/her


Natalie Ann Valentine

is a playwright, actor, burlesque performer, producer, administrator, slam poet, mental health activist, and general doer-of-things. Natalie has worked as a playwright in capacities large and small with Caps Lock Theatre (NYC), Pinky Swear Productions, Keegan Theater, Theater Alliance, Convergence Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, Rorschach Theatre, Pointless Theater Company, Young Playwrights' Theater, NuSass, Pussy REP, Spitball Theatre, The University of Maryland, the Kennedy Center's Page2Stage Festival (DC), Interrobang, Mobtown Players (Baltimore), high schools, summer camps, and more. She is a company member of the feminist theatre company Pinky Swear Productions. Natalie is also a member of DC-based burlesque troupe the Manic Pixie Nightmares as manic pixie show ghoul Sylvia Trash. Pronouns: she/her


Britt A Wallis

is a DC-based playwright, collaborator, designer, and performer transplanted from Texas. Britt has written plays produced in Chicago, DC, Massachusetts, and Texas and published poems with Apropos Literary Journal and shufPoetry. Their metro play, Use All Available Doors, was recently produced by Pinky Swear Productions in Dupont Underground. Britt is a member of Playwrights' Center and the artists' collective District Misfits and currently runs the theatreWashington Mentoring Program. Their work for 2019 is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities through the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program. You can catch Britt tweeting about process and thunder thighs @feelingfickle and find examples of their work at or on the New Play Exchange. pronouns: they/them