Ryan Victor Pierce, Eagle Project Founder & Artistic Director
Ryan Victor "Little Eagle" Pierce is a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape actor, singer, and director in New York City. Upon graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan has performed at such renown New York institutions as the Public Theater, LaMaMa E.T.C., New York Theater Workshop, New Dramatists, and New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. In 2012, Ryan founded Eagle Project, and has helped lead the company to collaborate with such organizations as the Public Theater and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Earlier in 2014, Ryan's one man piece, Survivor... was performed at the United Nations, and will be developed into a full production in the near future.
Vicki Lynn Mooney, Broken Heart Land Playwright
Vicki Lynn Mooney (Playwright) is an expatriate Okie living in New York for the past 35 years. Her first NYC production, Cake and Sippin’ Whiskey premiered in 1984 (Dramatic Publishing, 1985) and she has had other plays published, many readings, workshops, and productions. When she became a member of the Cherokee Nation, she dedicated her life to creating opportunity in the arts for Native Americans through her work. Wado, Eagle Project!
Tony White, Broken Heart Land Director
From the classics to original works, Tony has enjoyed appearing and directing in a variety of off-off Broadway venues. Directing projects have included Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, Uncommon Women, Titus Adronicus, and Lysistrata. Some of his favorite classical roles include Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pompey in Measure for Measure, Dumain in All's Well That Ends Well, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Duke Senior in As You Like It (twice), and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet. In contemporary roles he has enjoyed playing Rupert in Rope, Edward in Spike Heels, Deacon Crow-for-a-day in Tambourines to Glory (nominated best supporting actor 2003 Tiffany Awards), and Reverend Drum in Gods Trombones (nominated best actor 2004 Tiffany Awards). He is represented by Carson Organization and CESD Talent.
Rachel Alt, Broken Heart Land Production Manager
Rachel Alt has served as a board member/directer/producer and actress for The Phoenix Players; worked with Kings County Shakespeare as Producing Artistic Director; ran her own theater companies, Asphalt Players and True North Ensemble; and has directed for Hudson Shakespeare, For Love and Duty Players, and Planet Connections Festival, among others.
Lisa LaGrande, Broken Heart Land Assistant Stage Manager
Lisa is thrilled to be a part of this production. A New York based actress. Her favorite roles include Pisanio in Cymbeline, Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, and the First Witch in Macbeth. To learn more about Lisa or her company For Love & Duty Players, please check out her website at www.lisalagrande.com
Mitchell Ost, Broken Heart Land Set Designer
Mitchell Ost is thrilled to be working on Broken Heart Land. He is a set and lighting designer with credits on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. He is a resident designer for Joe's Pub, Tiny Starr Theater, Wingspan Arts Conservatory, Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance, and other institutions in NYC. www.mitchellost.com
Dov Lebowitz-Nowak, Broken Heart Land Lighting Designer
Dov Lebowitz-Nowak is thrilled to be joining The Eagle Project. Favorite design credits include: The Country Wife (PW), King Lear (Brown University), Arcadia (QED), True West (Sackett Group), Oy Vey: the play (TFANA), An Evening with Hollywood Icons (Michael Howard Studios), Snakes I Have Known (NY Fringe), Doris Day: What will be... (United Solo). www.DovLN.com
Li Murillo, Broken Heart Land Costume Designer
Li Murillo is thrilled to use her design talents in this wonderful and valuable show. She has directed and produced numerous off Broadway shows, both original new works and the classics She is also thrilled to have the privilege of designing beautiful hair at Hairroin salon.
HG Templeton, Broken Heart Land Sound Designer
Born and raised by a single mom in Manhattan. HG has had music placed in a long list of trailers and TV spots for: Disney, Sony Pictures, Village Roadshow, DreamWorks, HBO, Warner Brothers, Weinstein, Focus, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures, Summit Entertainment, TriStar, CBS Films, Fox, Paramount, TNT, Miramax, Summit (to name a few).
Matthew Champagne, Broken Heart Land Dramaturg
Matthew Champagne is a sophomore BA Directing major and is apart of the International Performance Ensemble at Pace University. He was last seen at the 33rd Annual meeting of the Dyson Society of Fellows on a panel about theatre for social change. Past Credits include: Fox Hunt (Assistant Director), Three Days of Rain (Properties Master) and All My Sons (George Deever).
Laura Rohrman, Broken Heart Land Press Representative
Laura is a NYC playwright and marketing specialist who grew up in Northern California. She has over 10 years’ experience working as a marketing and public relations specialist with major companies, but her heart is in the theater. Laura has always had a strong interest in Native cultures, so she is very happy to be working with The Eagle Project. Laura has an MFA from the New School for Drama and is a member of the Dramatist Guild. Check out her blogs: Thepopcycle.com , Greenwich Village Examiner blog and follow her on Twitter @LauraRohrman