Cheryl has electrified and captivated Broadway audiences and critics with her original starring roles in The Who's Tommy as The Acid Queen, in Play On as Vy/Vy-Man and in The Civil War as Bessie Toler; for which she was nominated for both the Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle Awards. Cheryl has also starred in numerous Off-Broadway Productions including Fame on 42nd Street (Ms. Sherman) and Walmartopia (Vickie Latrell). Cheryl can be heard on the original cast recordings of all the aforementioned credits as well as starring as the voice of the muse Melpomene in Disney's Animated Feature and Cartoon TV Series "Hercules". TV Credits include: "New York Undercover", "One Life to Live", and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". Film Credits include: Fresh, Dear Diary (Oscar Short Winner), Dead Presidents, Where God Left His Shoes, and Mystery. Cheryl was selected to perform in concert for President Bush, The First Lady, The Senate, Congress and The Supreme Court at the Ford's Theatre Gala In Washington, D.C.. In 2009, Cheryl was asked to return to Washington as one of the stars to perform in Concert for the reopening Ford's Theatre and Lincoln's Bi-Cenntenial for President Obama, The First Lady, and the honor of once again performing for the Senate, Congress, and Supreme Court.

Heather has been in love with The Violet Hour since she read it 5 years ago and is terribly excited to be bringing this character to life. For The Active Theater, Heather has created roles in Magnetic North (opposite Christian Campbell) and the company's inaugural production, Touch. Favorite performances include Manson: The Musical, Kathleen and Courtney: A Riot Act (appearing as Courtney Love), The Tempest (Miranda), Edward II (Isabella), Wait Until Dark (Susy), The Laramie Project, and Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. She is an alumna of Arizona State University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/Los Angeles and is currently thrilled to be exploring Stermwork-Primitive Voice with Jean Rene Toussaint. She is a member of Blue Roses Productions and The Active Theater (company co-founder). Heather can currently be seen as a coked up, fun loving, disco diva wanna be in Double 7 Images web series "Queen Hussy".

NYC credits include the world premiers of You are Now the Owner of This Suitcase and JH3AM (directed by Ari Laura Kreith with Theater 167; where he is a company member).  John is also a company member of Mile Square Theater (Hoboken, NJ) where he recently performed the role of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.  Favorite regional credits include performances in George Street Playhouse's Inspecting Carol (directed by David Saint; starring Dan Lauria and Peter Scolari) and appearing as Jonathan Harker in Dracula (Alabama Shakespeare Festival, directed by Geoffrey Sherman). John spent two seasons as a resident actor at the Worcester Shakespeare Festival where he portrayed Banquo in Macbeth, Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, and Orsino in Twelfth Night.  John is also co-Founder and Artistic Director for coLAB Arts New Brunswick Theater Festival in NJ.  This program partners working professionals and local New Brunswick High School students in developing long term in-school residencies as well as a summer shakespeare festival.  Productions have included a bi-lingual Romeo and Juliet in 2010, and 2011's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in which John also played the role of Bottom alongside members of the Professional Company and High School Apprentices. John earned his undergraduate degree at College of the Holy Cross, and holds a master of fine arts in acting from Rutgers University.

Andrew is delighted to be making his Active Theater debut. Recent stage roles in New York and regionally include King Lear (The Fool), I Am My Own Wife (all 35 roles), Waiting For Godot (Vladimir), The Foreigner (Charlie), THE 39 STEPS (Clown; 15+ roles), What the Butler Saw (Dr. Rance), Ghosts (Pastor Manders), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Bazzard).  He portrays all the roles in his original play Through the Looking Glass Darkly, a Dream Play about Lewis Carroll. Film credits: The Smurfs, Mamarosh (2012), Free Man, and C'est What? Animation voiceovers: the indie short Majnun's Dream Theater Shadow Show and the indie feature The Hunting of the Snark (both premiering in 2012). Education: a B.A. cum laude in English from Harvard College, and an M.F.A. in Acting from UNC Chapel Hill where he taught acting for two years. Andrew is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, the Dramatists Guild, and ASCAP.  Love and thanks always to family, friends, and especially to Tim for endless support and encouragement.  Please visit Andrew at

Lincoln is excited about joining The Active Theater for this production! Theatrical credits include Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, The Catch, Dracula (Denver Center Theatre Company),  The Winter's Tale, You Can't Take it With You, Macbeth (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Ah, Wilderness!, As You Like It, Three Sisters, Angels in America (National Theatre Conservatory), The Foreigner (Watertower Theatre), Love's Labour's Lost, (Dallas Shakespeare Festival), Noises Off, Hamlet, The Clearing, Greater Tuna (Baylor Theatre), Rx (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Othello (Dallas Shakespeare Festival), and Man and Superman (National Theatre Conservatory). Lincoln holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and BFA from Baylor University. Many thanks to his lovely wife, parents, and friends for their incredible support; and God for this blessing.

Nathaniel is the Founder and Artistic Director of New York City's The Active Theater.  For the company, he has directed the world premiere productions of Matthew Keuter's coming of age tragi-comedy Bridgeboy and Jennie Contuzzi's dark drama Body Language, which was recognized as part of the MITF with four festival award nominations. Additionally, The Active Theater produced the world premiere of Anthony Dodge's "Femme Noir" caper Venus Flytrap. Since 2009, audiences have taken notice with the company's inaugural production of Toni Press-Kauffman's introspective Touch, Lee Blessing's war-time drama Two Rooms, the NYC revival of Barry Harman and Keith Herrmann's Broadway musical Romance/Romance, and the New York premiere of William Donnelly's gripping relationship drama Magnetic North.  Under Mr. Shaw's leadership, the company has collaborated with artists such as Tony Award Nominees Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Xanthe Elbrick, Jeremy Dobrish, Christian Campbell, and Marc Robin.  The Active Theater has presented new works in collaboration with producers Greg Schaffert, Craig Haffner, and Karl Held and recently, joined forces with Bud Martin as Associate Producer on the New York premiere of Bruce Graham's Any Given Monday at 59E59 Theater (October 2011).  The Active Theater has established a striving Scene Study workshop and Summer Play Reading series in addition to a new Play Development Series wherein new scripts are given life from readings to produced performances.  Mr. Shaw's personal resume includes regional directing credits at the Mount Washington Valley Theater Company (Hair; which garnered 13 NHTA Nominations, Hairspray; 7 NHTA Nominations, A Chorus Line and Damn Yankees). He has choreographed Fiddler on the Roof and Babes in Toyland for The Broadway Palm Theater in Mesa, Arizona in addition to the dance sequences in the film Perception by Daedalus Productions.
Mr. Greenberg is the author of The American Plan (on Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club), Take Me Out (Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortel Award; Tony Award for Best Play) which received an acclaimed production on Broadway after successful runs at The Donmar Warehouse (London's West End) and The Public Theater (New York City). Other works include A Naked Girl on the Appian Way (Roundabout Theater Company), The Violet Hour (world premiere at South Coast Repertory, Broadway premiere with Manhattan Theater Club), The Dazzle (Roundabout Theater Company; Outer Critics Circle Award: John Gassner, Lucille Lortel nominations), Everett Beekin, Three Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist; Drama Desk, Hull-Warriner and London's Olivier nominations), Hurrah at Last, Night and Her Stars, Life Under Water, and The Author's Voice, among many other plays.  His adaptation of Strindberg's Dance of Death was seen on Broadway starring Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, and David Straithairn. Mr.Greenberg received the Oppenheimer Award for a new playwright as well as the first PEN/Laura Pels Award for a playwright in mid-career. He is an associate artist at South Coast Repertory and a member of Ensemble Studio Theater.   
Kerri is glad to be returning to work with The Active Theater and loves it. Her favorite New York productions include Shine!, Bridgeboy, Sweeney Todd, Any Given Monday.  Favorite Regional productions include Rent, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, November, 39 Steps, Rounding Third, Rocky Horror Show,  Ever So Humble a new play by Tim Pinckney. A Closer walk with Patsy Cline, Steel Magnolias, It's a Wonderful Life, Santaland Diaries, The Bomb-itty of Errors, Marisol, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  ADNF
New York Scenic Design Credits (selected): Bridgeboy, Two Rooms, & Romance/Romance, The Active Theater, Interchange, Intellectuals and "Central Park West Visitor", WorkShop Theater Company, Barrier Island. Arpeggio, and Providence MTWorks, Sexual Heling, Rattapallax Productions, My Expatriate, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Lodger, Flower Production, The Germans In Paris, Verse Theater Manhattan,. Associate Scenic Designer credits Return of the Prodigal, Mint Theater Company, I-Land, Ma-Yi Theater Company. MFA from the University of Iowa.
New York: Samuel and Alasdair (New Ohio), Paradigm Shift (St. Mark’s Church), Jack Perry is Alive and Dating (NYMF), The Tremendous Tremendous (The Brick), The Money Show (HERE Arts Centre), What Happened to Bill Viola? (Ars Nova). Regional: Grace, or The Art of Climbing (Nice People Theatre, Philadelphia), The Mikado (Utah Festival Opera). International: Maya 2012 (Dzul Dance, Mexican tour), Portraits and Scenes of Female Creatures (Response Dance, Vancouver), Manitowapan (l’Agora de la Danse, Montreal). MFA: Tisch School of the Arts. Emmy Award, NBC Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Bobby was nominated for a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Broadway's Taboo. Most recently his work could be seen in the new musical Summer of Love at The Ogunquit Playhouse. Design highlights include Falling for Eve at the York Theatre, The Marvelous Wonderettes (NYC, Albany, Cincinnati, Long Beach, San Jose, and Sacramento). Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Las Vegas); The Syringa Tree (New York/London); The Red Dog Howls (El Portal/LA); L'incoronazione de Poppea (Wolf Trap Opera/DC); Liza Minnelli's appearance on "Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration"; and The Rosie O'Donnell Show (Halloween 1999-2001).  He designed the film Let It Snow starring Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera's tour Chita & All That Jazz and Behind the Beat starring Vicki Sue Robinson.  Bobby designs The Big Gay Sketch Show for the LOGO Channel.  He has designed costumes for numerous celebrities including Bea Arthur, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince, Larry Gatlin, Madeline Kahn, Elizabeth Ashley, Cyd Charisse, Glenn Close, Leslie Uggams, Laurie Beechman, Tracy Ullman, Marla Maples and Gwen Verdon as well as International Ice Dance Champions - Maia and Alex Shibutani.
Jacob is delighted to be a part of The Active Theater. Selected NYC theatre:  Any Given Monday, Bridgeboy, Two Rooms, Romance/Romance, Magnetic North (The Active Theater); Venus Observed, Endless Summer Nights, Uncle Vanya (Boomerang Theatre); Macbeth (The Gallery Players); Tulpa or Anne and Me (Winner – Outstanding Sound Design Planet Connections Theater Festivities 2011);  The Picture of Dorian Gray (PCTF 2010); Nesting (Token Collective); The Culture Project’s The People Speak. Regional: Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company’s Hair, Damn Yankees, and Hairspray; Recovery (Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011). Jacob received his Bachelor of Music from NYU.
David is a theatrical artist living and working in New York City. He is proud to be a founding member of the Active Theater Company, for which he serves as Technical Director, Production Manager and sometimes as a performer (most notably, playing the title character in The Active Theater’s 2011 production of Bridgeboy). Additionally, David also works as TD for Manhattan Movement and Arts Center; a performance space in Manhattan largely committed to dance, and is also a company member of Blue Roses Theater Company.  Currently, David is in Washington DC working with Basil Twist on a retrospective festival of Basil's work including Symphonie Fantastique, Arias with a Twist and Dogugaeshi.   Thanks for coming to see The Violet Hour and, now, please enjoy the show!
Directing credits: The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson (NY Fringe) as well as several one-act plays for The Actor's Jam; an evening of short pieces where he also served as co-artistic director. Acting theater credits include Two Rooms and Venus Flytrap (both for The Active Theater), Count Cagliostros's Animals (Counterpoint), Shakespeare's R & J (MD Co-Op), Titus Andronicus (Mad Duck; Jessie Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Trojan War (Firehall), School for Wives (Jericho), Dracula (Burr), and Love Minus. TV/Film credits include "Angels In The Endzone" (Disney), "Like Mike 2" (20th Century Fox), "Masters of Horror" (Industry Entertainment), "Stargate SG-1" (MGM), "Mysterious Ways" (NBC), "Breaking News" (TNT), "Seven Days" (Paramount), "Millennium" (Fox), and "Police Academy" (Warner Bros.). He is very excited to be assisting Nathaniel with direction on The Violet Hour and has enjoyed being an artistic collaborator with The Active Theater.
New York:  Rated P, Soap Myth, The Fall to Earth, Silence!, Any Given Monday, Freckleface Strawberry, Rooms, Jacques Brel, The Thing About Men, Urinetown. Regional: Penguin Rep, Triad Stage; Act II Playhouse; Goodman; Humanafest. Film: Ghoul (Slamdance 2012), The Woman (Sundance 2011), In the Family (Independent Spirit Awards 2012) Headspace, Home Movie, Girl Next Door. Consultant for NYU Graduate Program for Musical Theatre Writing 1999-Present.
Martha Goode recently produced the award-winning The Stranger to Kindness as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (wins included Best Production) and as part of Frigid New York.  Producing credits include The Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square, associate producer), Costa Rehab, Barrier Island, A Home Across the Ocean, and Good Lonely People (MTWorks); To Barcelona!, The Riverside Symphony, Eli and Cheryl Jump (Ignited States) and Training Wisteria (New York International Fringe Festival).  Goode Productions is currently co-producing Parts of Parts & Stitches with MTWorks, March 15-31st at The Theater at the 14th St. Y.

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