The Company

Catherine Gibson
      Catherine was born in Detroit, Michigan but at age of 4 moved with her family to the U.K and grew up on the South coast. She started dancing at 3 years old and then couldn't get enough of performing. Catherine attended a 3 year degree course at London's most prestigious Musical Theatre College 'Arts Educational' and worked on various shows in and around the U.K. Theatre credits include Jack and Beanstalk, Legally Blonde and Odyssey. She appeared in BBC's Tess of the D'Urbervilles and the pilot 'High Class Problem' and has worked on a number of short films. She recently moved back to U.S shores and is very excited to be here and involved with this exciting project.
Stuart Williams
      Stuart is very happy to be a part of The Future and all that it holds. Favourite NYC credits include the New York premiere of David Eldridge's Under the Blue Sky (Nick) with Mind the Gap Theatre, rogerandtom (Rich/Will) at 59E59 Theatres, Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco (Matthew D. Melody) by Gary Owen, the US premiere of Tim Firth's Safari Party (Daniel), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring) with Sink or Swim Rep, and, most recently, Cosi (Henry) in the inaugural production by Australian Made Entertainment. Stuart holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and has performed in London, Edinburgh and across the States. Upcoming projects include Shirley vs. the Squirrels In the 2012 Samuel French New Play Festival and the Triangle Theatre's staged reading of Tartuffe. Many, many thanks to Andrew and Paula for taking a leap of faith, and, as always, to Clint. Here's to the future. 'The future influences the present just as much as the past' - Nietzsche
Ilinca Kiss (BEATRICE)       Ilinca Kiss is French-Hungarian and grew up in Marseille. She began her career as the lead in the 2007 musical Le Cantique des Cantiques, an original adaptation of the biblical text “The Song of Songs” directed by Catalina Buzoianu and produced by AEFR Mnemosyne. The show ran for 4 years, including international theater festivals in France, Romania, and notably, at the Butrint Festival in Albania where Ilinca performed on Butrint’s ancient 2500 year old stage - a UNESCO world Heritage site. She moved to New York in 2010 to train at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She graduated in June 2012 from the 2-year conservatory program. She also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from the Université de Provence where she graduated with the highest distinction. (Her final thesis was on Macbeth). Theatre credits include : A Little Night Music, Cabaret, The Misanthrope, Pericles Prince of Tyre, The two Noble Kinsmen, The Cherry Orchard, Kira Kiralina, Le Cantique des Cantiques. She wants to thank Circle in the Square, Colin O’Leary, Ed Berkeley, Alan Langdon, Rose Patek, and Catherina Kiss! She is very excited to be working on the NYC premiere production of The Future.
Derrence Washington (ROB)       Derrence Washington was born & raised in Houston, Texas. His stage debut was at the age of eight, as a toy soldier in the Nutcracker. His theatrical gifts and passion lead to NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Recent lead credits include, on stage: Lobby Hero at Ward Studio, A Troubled Heart with Turtle Shell Productions and War Uncensored with The Beats Productions; and in film: Hipster Treatment.
Claire Sanderson (HANNA)       Claire is British and moved over to New York when she won a scolarship to the New York Consrevatory of Dramatic Arts to study acting on their 2 Year Professionall Training Program. She has a degree in Theatre from England and worked extensively in Liverpool upon graduation as an actor, but when the opportunity arose to study at NYCDA she couldn't turn it down! Since graduating in May, Claire has been very busy, she has shot four films, shot two commercials and has been working on Smash. The Future is set to be her fourth play since May and she is thrilled to be part of such a great team working on a very interesting play! Claire's website:
Fergal Titley (JULIAN)       Theatre Credits include: Remote Control (Richmond Shepard Theatre/ Rehearsed reading), Little Women (Gate Theatre), You Can't just leave (Spilt Gin Theatre Company/ nominated for three Dublin Fringe Festival awards), Hamlet (Second Age Theatre Company/ National tour), Down onto Blue (Project Arts Centre), Poe Show (Bewleys Theatre Company/ National tour), A Magical Christmas (Talisman Theatre Company/ National tour), Basin (Anu Productions/ Dublin Fringe Favourite show), Sodom and Begorrah (Russell Cultural Centre), Love or Money (Arezzo International Festival, Italy), The Drunkard, Now is the Winter of our discontent, Churchill X 3, Sweeney's Flight, The Cherry Orchard, The Hostage, The Winters Tale (Samuel Beckett Theatre). T.V and Film credits include: The Tudors (CBC/Showtime), Natural Selection (High Council Productions), Extra Garlic Sauce (Sweet Media Productions), Chevalier (Elk Films).
Alana Jacoby (Lighting Design)       Alana Jacoby is a lighting designer, playwright and musical theater bookwriter/lyricist. Recent NYC lighting credits include Motherboard (Antimatter Collective), christopher marlowe's chloroform dreams (Lunar Energy), The Seagull (Wandering Bark), and Death Valley (Antimatter Collective). She holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from New York University, and is a teaching artist for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Carl Tallent (Set Design)       Carl Tallent works in set, interior, and production design both in New York and regionally. Recent New York productions include PACK OF LIES with Saint Bart's Players, LEGALLY BLONDE with Broadway Workshop, and CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Trevor Day School. Upcoming is PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT at Strasberg Institute. Carl also recently designed FALSETTOS at Fire Island Arts Project and FOREVER PLAID at Saint Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, VT. Carl's website:
John Crotty (Stage Manager)       John's previous work as a Stage Manager includes: (Off Broadway) Minimum Wage, Whites Lies; Opera: Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Return of Ulysses (Greenwich Music Festival) & Dialogue of the Carmelites; Recent NY Theater: Rated M for Mature (Fringe Encores), Bubby's Shadow, Deuteranomaly, Cecile; Festivals: NYFringe, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, & NYMF; Film/Media: My Secret Friend and PBS special A Jewish Spirit Sings with Dr Ruth Westhiemer. John's website:
Paula D'Alessandris (Director)       Paula is the artistic director of Mind The Gap Theatre. Directing credits include the The Cleric at 59E59; Gary Owen’s In The Pipeline; Dan Remmes’ What Doesn’t Kill Us; her stage adaptation of Gary Oldman’s Nil By Mouth. She directed three consecutive winners at the Samuel French Festival and many pieces in MTG’s popular BritBits series of British short plays. Credits elsewhere include Walter Vs. The Water Authority at 59E59; award-winning productions at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival of Stampede! and The Butter Bin; Love! Valour! Compassion!, ‘Night Mother, Extremities, Drinking in America, The Dumbwaiter, Locating The Plant at the Irish Arts Center.
Andrew Harrison (Playwright)       Andrew Harrison was inspired to write The Future having witnessed at first hand rapid advances in medicine and molecular biology. He knows that it is difficult to write drama which is thought provoking, and that it is also difficult to write drama which is entertaining. He has tried very hard to both in The Future.
For pure entertainment you can watch his recent short film: No Imagination (It is 2 minutes long).