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MEREK ROYCE PRESS (Composer-in-Residence, Webmaster)

Merek received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen, Pulitzer Prize Winner in Music and MacArthur Fellow. Merek finished the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York in 1993, then completed graduate study in film scoring at New York University later that year. He has since written music for four short films as well as for video, CD's and Internet websites. Merek designs sound and/or composes music for many NJ Rep productions, notably including the concert/play Octet (produced NJ Rep Mainstage 2000 and Williamsport, PA's Community Theatre League in 2004), the dramatic musical Immortal Interlude (NJ Rep Mainstage 2001), and the multimedia play Find Me A Voice (NJRep Mainstage 1999). In addition, he has designed sound for over 100 New York area theatrical productions. As owner of MusicNYC, his music/computer consulting business, Merek assists creative people and arts institutions with their musical and general computing needs. His most recent classical composition, "Prism": Eight Short Colors for Piano Quintet, may be heard on his website. Merek is a member of BMI, and may be contacted through his website at MusicNYC.com.

CARRIE MOSSMAN (Scenic Designer)

NJ Rep Credits include October 1962, Apostasy, Tour de Farce, A Child’s Guide to Innocence, Beyond Gravity, Touch of Rapture, and Old Clown Wanted. Other design credits include Uncertainty Principle and Trojan Woman 2.0 at Milk Can Theatre (NYC), Returning at Johns Hopkins University, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and Loves Labors Lost at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ . For the past few years Carrie has been working with Propstar Associates as an Assistant Properties Coordinator on Broadway shows such as Spring Awakening, High Fidelity, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias, and Match. Carrie received an MFA from Brandies University.

 
 

PATRICIA E. DOHERTY (Costume Designer)

Last season, Patricia designed Piaf In Vienna for the NJ Repertory Company and Riverside Theatre, Florida. With NJ Rep, she has been able to continue her passion for designing new works with recent productions of Immortal Interlude, An Unhappy Woman, In Search of Red River Dog, The Girl With The High Rouge and Octet. For a number of years, she was resident designer at Houston's Alley Theatre designing over twenty plays, notably The Immigrant, A Shayna Maidal, Glengarry Glen Ross and the US/Canadian tour of The Miracle Worker. Theatrical designs also include work for the Cleveland Play House (including Romeo and Juliet, The Diary of Anne Frank and Boy Meets Girl) as well as Blossom Music Festival, Cleveland's Ensemble and Cain Park Theatres. Additional credits: Penn's Dream (Pennsylvania Public Television); Unsolved Mysteries; commercial projects, art installations; wig/makeup design; master classes/designs for Kent State and other universities. MFA in Costume Design, Penn State University.

JILL NAGLE (Lighting Designer)

Jill has been the resident lighting designer at NJ Rep for three years. Some of her shows  include: Little Hours, Bookends, And Her Hair, tempOdyssey, October 1962, Minstrel Show, Exits and Entrances,  Apostasy, Tilt Angel, Klonsky & Schwartz, Whores, Old Clown Wanted and The Good Daughter.  Other design credits include: Bully Pulpit (The Beckett Theatre, NYC), Count Down (Bank Street Theater, NYC), Kreutzer Sonata staring Larry Pine, The Whipping Man with Frankie Faison, Man in Room 306, TopDog/UnderDog, Ghosts, The Fastest Women Alive (Luna Stage).  Laughing Wild, Resident Alien, Anton in Showbusiness, The Laramie Project (Dreamcatcher Repertory).  Music for a Sparkling Planet, The Food Chain, The Dining Room, Café Du Grand Boeuf (The Theater Project).  In addition, she has designed shows for over eight years at New Jersey City University.  Other New York City credits include designs at The Westside Arts Theater, La Mama Theater, The School of Dramatic Arts, The Pulse Theater and the NY Shakespeare Festival. You can enjoy viewing Jill’s work at www: jillnagle.net.

 

JESSICA PARKS (Scenic Design and Properties)

Jessica Parks has been the properties master for the New Jersey Repertory's productions of The Adjustment, Spain, The Good Daughter, Emil, Lemonade, Old Clown Wanted, Whores and she designed the set for Circumference of a Squirrel . Previous scenic design credits include Equus, Pitching to the Star, Sganarelle, and Tape performed at Rutgers University, as well as Over the River and Through the Woods at the Burlington County Footlighters. Assistant scenic design credits include The Lying Kind at What Exit?, Hot L Baltimore, American Grail and A Question of Mercy at Rutgers University.

JEFF GREENBERG (Lighting Designer)

NJ Rep credits include Lemonade, The Adjustment, Winterizing the Summer House, Maggie Rose, Till Morning Comes, Naked by the River, Immortal Interlude, Eleemosynary, An Unhappy Woman, and Octet.  Recently Jeff designed Foreign Exchange at Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Red Herring at 12 Miles West in Montclair , and Secret Service at The Metroplitan Playhouse in New York. At 12 Miles West in Montclair Some of his other credits include The Loman Family Picnic, The Elephant Man, A Perfect Ganesh, and The Brothers Karamazov, for which he received the Star Ledger's Best Lighting award for the 2002-2003 New Jersey theatre season; The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor, Maine; Tobermory at Lake George Opera; and La Gran Scena Opera's revival of Vera: Life of a Diva at Florence Gould Hall in New York.; Salome, Bus Stop, and The Fantasticks at Queens College; and The Playboy Stories for Lightning Strikes Theatre Company.  He is also the Lighting Supervisor for the American Indian Dance Theatre, a group of touring Native American dancers and singers.  His work has also been seen at Central City Opera, Boston Children's Theatre, and The Joyce SOHO. Jeff has an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from Brandeis University, and a BFA in Technical Theatre from Ithaca College.