THE STAFF

 

Producing Artistic Director: Tim Davis

Company Manager: Krystal Valdes

Production Manager: Ryan Maloney

Graphic Designer: Michelle Hopper

Managing Director: Dave Smith

Development Manager: Johnny Contini

Event Manager: Megan DeGraaf

 

THE PLAYERS

Johnny Contini*

Actor

Johnny is a proud Fort Lauderdale native. He earned his BA in Theatre at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Professional acting credits include: NCP's The Glass Menagerie (Jim), No Exit (Garcin), Red (Ken), and Rabbit Hole (Jason). University acting credits include: Reasons to Be Pretty (Greg), Glengarry Glen Ross (Blake), Proof (Hal), and King Lear (Edmund). He aspires to work with talented professionals who have a strong passion for storytelling and a deep commitment to their craft.

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Andrew Paul Davis*

Actor, Director, Sound Designer

Andrew is a Fort Lauderdale native currently pursuing writing and directing for Film and Theatre at Taylor University. he is also a freelance cinematographer. Andrew has directed original short films such as Why Leah LeftCasa GrandeWinter of '79, and Knee Deep. For the stage he has directed NCP's productions of Red and No Exit, as well as Agnes of God at Taylor University. Acting credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius), Rabbit Hole (Jason),God of Carnage (Michael), The Miracle Worker (James), and The Cherry Orchard (Trofimov). 

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Timothy Mark Davis*

Actor, Director

Tim is a Fort Lauderdale native and holds a BA in Humanities from Taylor University and an MA in Theatre Studies from Regent University. Directing credits include: NCP's Rabbit Hole, NCP's The Glass Menagerie, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Curious Savage, Into the Woods, Flowers for Algernon, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Incident at Vichy. Acting credits include: NCP's Red (Rothko), NCP's Godspell (Ensemble), The Orphan Train (Henry), Noises Off (Freddie/Philip), A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch) and The Boys Next Door (Norman). Tim also acts for the screen. 

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Mary Gundlach Actor, Director Mary is a teaching artist from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She earned her B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and is currently an MDIV candidate at Gordon Conwell. Acting credits: Rocky Horror Picture Show (2010/2011), Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Into the Woods, Xanadu (Slow Burn Theatre Company) Song of the Living Dead (Promethean Theatre) and Rabbit Hole (New City Players). Directing credits: Annie, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (AD) The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid (MUSE Children’s Theatre), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lion King (Bethany Christian School), along with Finding the Sun, Chicago, and A Chorus Line (Muse Theatre Company). Mary served as the Children’s Theatre Director at Muse Center for the Arts from 2010-2016 and is currently the Fine Arts Director at Bethany Christian School. 

Mary Gundlach

Actor, Director

Mary is a teaching artist from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She earned her B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and is currently an MDIV candidate at Gordon Conwell. Acting credits: Rocky Horror Picture Show (2010/2011), Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Into the Woods, Xanadu (Slow Burn Theatre Company) Song of the Living Dead (Promethean Theatre) and Rabbit Hole (New City Players). Directing credits: Annie, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (AD) The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid (MUSE Children’s Theatre), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lion King (Bethany Christian School), along with Finding the Sun, Chicago, and A Chorus Line (Muse Theatre Company). Mary served as the Children’s Theatre Director at Muse Center for the Arts from 2010-2016 and is currently the Fine Arts Director at Bethany Christian School. 

Carey Brianna Hart

Stage Manager

Carey is a native Floridian born in Miami.  She is a graduate of Miami's New World School of the Arts and the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Carey has served as a theatre educator for Miami Dade County Public Schools System and the Children's Theatre Programs of Area Stage and M Ensemble Theatre Company.  Carey has worked on stage and backstage in South Florida theatre at the African American Performing Arts Community Theatre, Area Stage, GableStage, M Ensemble Theatre Company, Mad Cat, New Theatre, Thinking Cap Theatre, The Vinnette Carroll Theatre and the Women's Theatre Project. Carey is also a member of the Theatre League of South Florida and the Screen Actors Guild.

Ryan Maloney*

Actor, Resident Scenic Designer

Ryan is an actor and designer who received his BA in Art from Taylor University. Professional acting credits include: NCP's The Glass Menagerie (Tom), The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio), The Speckled Band (Watson), Thirst (The Gentleman), and Wit (Jason). University acting credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio), Waiting for Godot (Vladimir), Noises Off (Garry), Incident at Vichy (Lebeau), and All My Sons (Chris). Notable stage designs include: NCP's The Glass Menagerie and No Exit, Taylor University's Godspell and Working., and Calvary Christian Academy's The Drowsy Chaperone and A Midsummer Night's Dream. "From the bottom of my heart and with all of my love, thank you Jess, for always being willing to 'pursue that flighty temptress-adventure' with me." ryanamaloney.com

Tracy Manning

Actor

Tracy Manning is Director of Theatre at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. She received her BA in Theatre from Taylor University and her MA from Indiana University. Notable acting roles include performances in DoubtThe RainmakerFoolsA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Wit. She has been at Taylor for over ten years where she directs three productions per year, teaches and develops coursework, and mentors students. “Special thanks to my husband and children who make who I am and what I do possible. Love you more than life. To my daddy and momma who allowed me to study this passion God put in me and trusted Him to take care of all my needs. To God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit who once formed the world, incarnated Himself into it, and empowers me daily; who continues to gift and empower his people to incarnate the word so that we might, through the power of theatre, view ourselves and the world honestly, with compassion & great hope."

Rick Negron

Playwright

Raised in the Florida panhandle, Rick moved to South Florida to study film at the University of Miami where he focused on directing narrative and documentary films. After graduation, he cut his teeth in the Miami commercial production industry, both on set and in the editing room. Rick worked as an assistant editor in New York City and as an editor for various companies in South Florida. Sensing a strong calling on his life, Rick withdrew from his film and video work to focus on becoming an educator. He started the filmmaking program at Calvary Christian Academy, the largest K-12 evangelical school in Florida. This program quickly became one of the most competitive programs in the state, and its students have produced many award winning films and have gone on to work in the film industry. Rick earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Regent University in Script and Screenwriting, and has taught film, photography, and writing classes at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is currently the Chair of the Film Production program at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Rick continues to write and direct original work.

Krystal Millie Valdes*

Actor, Director

Krystal is a South Florida native who graduated with her BFA in Theatre from New World School of the Arts (UF). Her professional acting credits include NCP's The Glass Menagerie (Laura), Soundbite(Kat), Barefoot in the Park (Corie Bratter), NCP's Rabbit Hole (Izzy),  Killer Joe (Dottie), Cabaret (Rosie), Gypsy (Thelma), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Columbia). University credits include: Zelda Fitzgerald in her original one person show entitled Ladies are Never Fools, Hamlet (Ophelia), The House of Bernarda Alba (Martirio), A Flea in Her Ear (Lucienne), Julius Caesar (Portia), Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror 10), Balm in Gilead (Babe). "Thank you, to my fellow company members for your hard work, my tiny, mighty family and Ian for your love & support."

* Denotes Founding Member

 

the BOARD of directors

 

Tim Davis, Producing Artistic Director, New City Players

Rev. Rick HunterExecutive Director, RENEW South Florida

Ryan MaloneyProduction Manager, New City Players

Tracy ManningManaging & Artistic Director, Taylor University Theatre

Laura QuinnAssistant Administrator and Science Teacher, Calvary Christian Academy

Dave Smith, Managing Director, New City Players

Matthew Weissman, Certified Public Accountant, Rodriguez, Kinzbrunner & Company, LLP

Brent Wells, Writer/Communications Specialist and CEO of Make Wells

 

the advisory board

 

William Hayes, Producing Artistic Director, Palm Beach Dramaworks

Richard Jay Simon, Former Executive/Artistic Director of Mosaic Theatre

Laine Schmidt, Personal & Professional Development Coach


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