BIRDS OF PARADISE, 2015 FringeNYC participant

Meet the Company


Hallie Schwartz (Emma). Hallie’s recent work includes Portrait of a Madonna, Ms Collins (2015) Denver Academy of Dramatic Arts (CO); Birds of Paradise, Emma (2013) Three Leaches Theatre (CO); And Baby Makes 7, Ruth (2012) Three Leaches Theatre (CO); Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Marcy (2011) Devil’s Thumb Productions (CO). She earned her BA from University of Colorado at Boulder (2009).
Patrick Truhler (Archie). Patrick recently played Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters, and Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility with Annapolis Shakespeare Company (2015). He has also appeared regionally with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, MaineStage Shakespeare, and Chamber Theatre. He holds a BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Adam Harrell (Playwright/Director). Recent plays produced: Buffalo Heights (2014) commissioned/developed by Tongue In Cheek Theater (NY); Candidate Burton (2013) commissioned for the Las Vegas Fringe Festival by QuadraNine Productions (NV); Birds of Paradise (2013) Three Leaches Theatre (CO); The Basement Company (2012) HomeGrown Theater (ID). Winner, NPA New Play Award (2011). DGA Member. Adam holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Idaho (2011). He is honored to premiere his work in the New York International Fringe Festival.

Susannah Baron (Lighting Designer). Recent credits include – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014: To Chekov With Love, All Through the Night. Off-Broadway: You, Me, and That Guy (The Araca Project). NYC: R+J (Rogue & Peasant Players), The Assistant (Six Part Productions). Regional: Business of Murder, Lost in Yonkers (Winnipesaukee Playhouse). Syracuse University Drama: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Translations, Spring Awakening. Currently works Off-Broadway as a member of the lighting crew at Sleep No More NYC/The McKittrick Hotel. Education: Syracuse University, BFA Theatre Design/Technology. Website:

Rich Johnson (Sound Designer). Rich is thrilled to be a part of this Fringe NYC production of Birds of Paradise. He is a New York based musician, sound designer and teaching artist. As a designer and engineer, Rich has worked in many venues across the city including Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater, and the Duke Theater on 42nd. He is also currently the managing director of the Centrifuge Artistic Collaborative. More can be found at

Anita Filip (Producer). Anita is the founder and co-principal of Cardinal Productions (NY/CO), and selected Birds of Paradise as the company’s inaugural production. She is a 20 year Corporate Executive for Enterprise level technology companies such as DELL, Hewlett Packard and Oracle Corporation; and a VP of HR for venture backed startups in the Colorado area. Anita is proud to collaborate with the cast, crew, and all the wonderful people at FringeNYC to make Adam’s show a reality, and hopes to continue producing theater and supporting the arts for many years to come.

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1 comment:

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