MAGGIE O'BRIEN - Blessed with the luck of the Irish, while still discovering her love of the footlights, Maggie was invited to join the ranks of Scranton Public Theater where she studied under the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Jason Miller, and appeared in productions of The Boys Next Door, Biloxi Blues and Nobody Hears a Broken Drum. Other regional theater credits include The Sunshine Boys, 6 Women in Labor, Talking With and fan favorite - Rainbow Crow. In 2013, Maggie made her directorial debut with the award winning production of Pride & Prejudice, and by the grace of Dionysus, the New Vintage Ensemble was born. Additional ensemble credits include performing in The 4th Wall, Hamlet, Scranton Missed Connections, Whispers of Scranton Legends, The Last Cocktail Party on Venus, and directing the NVE original, The Darling Core, which has appeared in Scranton, the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and the cell in NYC. When she’s not dreaming of running away with the circus, Maggie serves as Regional Director for the Make-A- Wish Foundation.
SARAH STACHURA REGAN has been active in her local arts community for several years. She has worked with several theater groups as an actor, director, stage manager and playwright. Credits with the Ensemble include The Reindeer Monologues (Dancer), The Fourth Wall (Peggy), The Trouble With Sketch Shows (co-writer), Hamlet (assistant director) and Presenting the Spectrettes (co-writer/director with fellow Ensembe member Tim McDemott). Her latest multi-media project, the World Will Stop if We Make a Mistake, was performed with the Ensemble in 2017 at the Ithaca Fringe Festival and the Cooperage Project. She resides in Jermyn, PA with her husband, Brendan and their dog, Quint.
CHANTEL MITCHELL - Chantel honed her skills and studied theatre at Arcadia University, where she performed in such roles as Susan in Vinegar Tom and Maria Theresa Russo/sister Mary Germaine in Catholic School Girls. Her Ensemble credits include Vixen in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues and Rosencrantz in Hamlet. Chantel serves on the Board of Directors for The Scranton Fringe Festival. She lives in Scranton with her dog, Roxie, who is more popular than her.
APRIL HOLGATE - April is a recent transplant from NYC where she left her career as a kids talent agent to be a starving artist! April has served as a coordinator for the UNC Illumination Youth Arts Program and began her work with this ensemble as Mrs. Bennett in the original 1960′s version of Pride & Prejudice (May 2013). April also performed within The Vintage’s interactive theatrical event RXV, Bonfire Tales, and Whispers of Scranton Legends.
SIMONE DANIEL - Simone Daniel is an actor, writer, comic and all around weirdo. Simone graduated from Temple University with a degree in Film and since then has worked on all kinds of crazy projects across the country. She studied improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade in New York which means she knows how to think on her feet and talk about how she studied at UCB. However, she is most proud of the work she has done with the New Vintage Ensemble since it’s inception. She has performed in Pride & Prejudice, Presenting The Spectrettes, Hamlet and several others including The Darling Core; a play which she co-wrote and performed in New York City. She looks forward growing with the Ensemble, you know, artistically. She probably won’t get taller.
JESSICA MCDONOUGH - Jessica is a music teacher for Wayne Highlands School District and recently graduated with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Scranton. In 2015, she was named “Best Local Actress” in the Electric City “Best Of” Awards. Jessica has performed with many regional theatre companies, most recently appearing in Drowning Ophelia, A Behanding in Spokane and The Tavern. Her ensemble credits include Presenting the Spectrettes, Prophecy of The Teen Sleuth RXV, The Last Cocktail Party of Venus and the show that started it all, Pride & Prejudice.
LORRIE LOUGHNEY - Lorrie received her M.A in Public Administration from Marywood University and her BFA in Communications/Theatre from Mansfield University. For the past twenty years Lorrie has been acting, writing and directing chancel/fellowship plays at Covenant Presbyterian church. She has worked quite often with the Actor’s Circle at Providence Playhouse in such roles as Thelma (Seniors of the Sahara) and Claire (Busybody). Lorrie began her work with the Vintage ensemble portraying the delightfully critical Catherine De Burgh, in the 1960′s stylized version of Pride & Prejudice.
MANDY BOYLE PENNINGTON - Mandy is a technology butterfly who loves to communicate in any way possible. Ensemble credits include Pride & Prejudice, Scranton: Missed Connections, The Last Cocktail Party of Venus, RXV, Whispers of Scranton Legends, The Trouble With Sketch Shows, and Hamlet . She has also appeared in other regional productions by Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Diva Theater, and Gaslight Theater Co. She received a NEPTA award for Best Actress in a Drama for the role of Harper Pitt in Angels in America at LTWB. When she's not on stage, Mandy is the Director of Internet Marketing at Net Driven, an adjunct lecturer at Marywood University, co-founder of NEPA BlogCon & Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, and a published freelance writer. She resides in Scranton with her husband and ensemble resident photographer, Brent.
JOSEPH DANIEL - Joseph Daniel was born and raised in Scranton, PA. After graduating from the University of Scranton with a bachelors degree in philosophy in 2012, Joseph moved to New York City to pursue a career in production and events coordination. He has worked on television shows such as, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also worked on NBC's live for TV production of Sound of Music. Joseph is company manager and co-producer of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival. Joseph was a venue manager for the 2015 Scranton Fringe Festival. Also, Joseph writes for an online weekly segment for Fox Sports San Diego. Joseph also serves as the National Lacrosse League's Special Event Coordinator andOperations Executive, as well as a paralegal at the sports and entertainment law firm, Lanza, Reich & Daniel. Joseph's experience goes beyond the entertainment industry as he is the co-founder and CEO of East Herbal Trading LLC, an international tea importing company.
CASEY THOMAS - Casey began his career under the direction of Market Street Studio’s Emmy award winning producer, Kathleen Kern. Casey worked in Los Angeles during which time he took small roles in television shows including RENO 911, It’s Always Sunny..., Gilmore Girls, The O.C. and films such as Blades of Glory, Bobby, The Island and Prom Night. Regional stage credits include Avenue Q, Bellbook & Candle, The Drowsy Chaperone and Dracula. Casey began his work at The Vintage with Pride & Prejudice (as Mr. Darcy) and has continued with The Last Cocktail Party of Venus, RXV, The Reindeer Monologues, Whispers of Scranton Legends, The Bonfire Tales, and Hamlet. Proud SAG member.
KATHLEEN KELLY BARRETT - Kathleen, a Scranton native serves as the resident ensembles primary stage manager. She has been able to share her talents globally in her travels with the military such as being a member of the Camp David Choir (singing several times with President William Clinton) and radio/TV host in Keflavik, Iceland. She has settled back in Scranton, her native home after twenty years abroad. Kathleen’s VT ensemble credits include stage managing/costume designer for Pride & Prejudice (May 2013), stage manager for Hamlet (January 2016), stage manager for The Trouble With Sketch Shows (June 2016), and a promotional assistant for The Last Cocktail Party of Venus (August 2013).
CONOR O'BRIEN -Conor has performed/seen his own work as a playwright on stages throughout the greater Scranton region, Philadelphia, Kanas City, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Conor has performed in such VT ensemble productions as Hamlet (Hamlet), Pride & Prejudice (Charles Bingley), and The Last Cocktail Party of Venus (Elliot). Conor has been so fortunate to serve as an assistant under the legendary Judith Malina (The Living Theatre) as well as The Debate Society (Under The Radar Festival, Blood Play). Conor co-wrote and co-performed the dark comedic play THE DARLING CORE along with Simone Daniel, of which he won Best Actor for the 2014 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. Conor was seen Off-Broadway in 2016 with The Actors Company Theater (TACT's) salon production of Arsenic & Old Lace. Featured TV roles on FX, HBO, Travel Channel and more.
KIMMIE WRAZIEN LEFF - Kimmie Leff has been bopping around the Luzerne and Lackawanna County theatre scene for more years than the theatre scene probably would've liked to have her. She earned her degree in legal studies from Marywood University and after 14 years of using that hard earned (and paid for) degree, she and life decided to chuck it and ride the waves of the Universe to see what’s next for her. Kimmie credits the discovery in high school that theater combined 2 of her greatest passions: things that are fun and things that are not athletic. Her top 5 favorite roles (in no particular order): Guildenstern (Hamlet); Sister James (Doubt); Veronica Novak (God of Carnage); Lt. Cmndr. JoAnn Galloway (A Few Good Men); and Lydia (Pride & Prejudice). Otters and red pandas are her spirit animals.
TIM MCDERMOTT - Timothy McDermott has been acting up most of his life; now, he does it in front of people. He has been in many plays, including Doubt, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Who's Afraid of Viriginia Woolf?, Noises Off, A Behanding in Spokane, God of Carnage, and Drowning Ophelia. As a founding member of the New Vintage Ensemble, he has participated in a variety of NVE productions, including Pride & Prejudice, RXV: High School Reunion, Reindeer Monologues, and Whispers of Scranton Legends. In 2015, NVE ensemble produced the original musical,Presenting the Spectrettes, written and directed by fellow Ensemble member Sarah Stachura Regan and McDermott. When he is not being theatrey, McDermott is busy being the co-owner of Japhy Creative, a video production company located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
TERRY THOMPSON - Terry usually has little idea about what is going on. He does know that he has a taste for theatre though. Born in Garden City, Michigan and eventually making his way to Scranton, Terry’s taste for the stage began in high school when he starred in plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Annie (Rooster), and The Wizard of Oz (The Wizard). Terry also served as president of his drama club during his senior year. Terry has performed in multiple NVE performances, and recent theatre credits include A Behanding in Spokane (Toby), Hamlet (Laertes), and Retrospective. Being one of the newest members of the ensemble Terry has a lot to prove, but he believes his good looks will be enough to impress.
MOLLIE DOOLEY - A self-professed theatre nomad and one of the newest members of NVE, Mollie joined these cool cats after playing Ophelia in their 2016 production of Hamlet at the Scranton Cultural Center. With Theatre degree in hand from the University of Pittsburgh, she returned to Scranton and the local theatre community, racking up credits both on stage and behind the scenes and generally acting up. Get it? Recent credits include NVE’s Hamlet (Ophelia); Gaslight Theatre Company’s Bunny, Bunny (Woman); Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s Noises Off (Poppy Norton-Taylor); and Diva Productions’ Proof (Catherine), for which she won the 2014 Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance (NEPTA) Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. She resides in Kingston with her Adventure Cat, Henry Bean.