Allison Brzezinski, President
Allison Brzezinski wears many hats as an arts administrator, educator, producer, performance artist, photographer, and choreographer, focusing particularly on art as an agent of social change. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of ChEckItDance, an all-female modern dance company exploring themes of feminism and gender-as-choice. Allison’s choreography has been presented in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, across New England, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She created ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, in which she curated female dance makers from across the globe to perform in NYC. ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival has taken place in Manhattan over the past five years and has involved more than 50 choreographers and 400 dancers. Other producing highlights include: A Thread that Ties Us All, Sexless Pornos: a performance and photography exhibition, and the live art series U.S.O.ver. She has worked with a variety of notable theater and dance companies including Primary Stages, White Wave Dance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, FringeNYC, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Parsons Dance, and the New York International Ballet Competition. Some of her other accomplishments include being a Resident Artist of Spaceworks (Long Island City) and a member of the Peer Leadership Circle for Dance Mentorship Program, produced by Queens Council on the Arts.
Allison also worked as the Senior Director of Programming at One on One NYC/LA for almost four years and currently serves as the Director of Operations at Stonestreet Studios, affiliated with NYU/TISCH.
Kate Moran, Vice President
Based in New York City, Kate Moran is a multi-medium artist and entrepreneur with extensive and varied industry experience. A producer, director, writer, actor, comedian, and painter, Moran has worked on over 30 independent productions for stage and screen in the last 10 years.
A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Moran has worked in casting, talent representation, and has studied with Stella Adler Studio, the People’s Improv Theater (the PIT), and under Tribeca and Sundance film director Matthew Bonifacio. She recently served as the artistic director and co-founder of the theater company, Broken Glass. In addition to NWUF, she is currently producing a new all-female stand-up show, The Revolution, at QED Astoria, producing several new videos, and performing with her sketch team, 3rd Kind Comedy. Moran recently completed her short film, “Are You Afraid of the ’90s?”, starring Heather Matarazzo, Kristine Sutherland, and Jenna Leigh Green. For more information, check out http://www.katemoranproductions.com
Alexandria Churchwell, Producer
Alexandria Churchwell is a New York City actress, aspiring producer and recent graduate of New York University. She is currently studying film and TV at Stonestreet Studios. You can see her next starring in the NYU Advanced TV pilot “Stella with the World on Her Shoulders” (Stella) coming out this May. Some of her favorite credits include “Bare” (Sister Chantelle) and participating in NYC Fringe 2016 with “Thud!” (Nurse Jen). Currently, she is directing a new comedic web series It’s Not You and will appear in the web series hey you up this Spring. She is incredibly excited to join the Nasty Women Unite Fest Team!
Anita Flores, Producer
Anita Flores is a comedian living in New York City. She co-hosts a monthly show called Party of Two where comedians tell stories about dating in the modern world. She also has a Youtube channel called Queso where she and her friends make comedy videos. Follow her on Twitter at @anitajewtina for important updates on pizza and Kelsey Grammar’s career
Rebecca Aparicio, Producer
Rebecca Aparicio is an actor/director/writer. Along with The Dirty Blondes, Rebecca co-produced THE RESISTER PROJECT (a post-election response) in January 2017 featuring over 50 artists, 9 new plays, 12 solo artists, and 8 talkback panels. Along with composer Stephen Anthony Elkins, she has written PEDRO PAN THE MUSICAL featured in 2015 NYFringe Festival and commissioned by The TRUF Co. in 2014, SWEET TEA AND JESUS (Best Musical SASF 2010) and ACCEPTANCE (EAT’S Illuminating Artists Series/SASF 2009). She is also a co-producer/creator and director of the web series AWKWARDLY CHARMING and the short film HELMO. As a director, her work on RADICAL by Nelson Diaz-Marcano received the BEST PLAY AWARD 2016 in the Downtown Urban Arts Festival. Her directing work has been featured in the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Short Play Lab Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, among many more! Rebecca holds a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Music from the University of Montevallo. For more information, check out http://www.RebeccaAparicio.com and http://www.PedroPantheMusical.com
Taylor Tobin, Producer
Taylor Tobin is a lifestyle editor at UrbanDaddy. A proud Brooklynite, she’s a graduate of NYU Tisch, and she recently served as the co-artistic director of Broken Glass Theater Co. As an artist, she focuses on solo performance and theatrical direction, and her work has appeared at PS122, The Green Building, The Access Theater, and The Bridge Theater. She’s honored and overjoyed to participate in Nasty Women Unite!
Maddie McClouskey, Associate Producer
Maddie McClouskey is a writer and performer in New York City. Her writing has been published for Everyday Feminism, New Musical Theatre, The Sondheim Review, SheSeek Online, and more. As an actor, she has originated roles in WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND, JUGGALICIOUS, ROMEO + JULIET: THE MUSICAL, THE LOAF, and more. She is also a member of the independent improvisational comedy team Hulsh.
Kaitlin Nemeth, Production Manager
Kaitlin Nemeth is a NYC-based freelance stage manager. Originally from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, she’s proudly worked on over 25 productions in the last 6 years in the city. Credits include: A SOCK’S FABLE (Paper Canoe Company), BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS (Little Lord), TAKE ME BACK (Kindling Theater Company), WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN (Blue Coyote Theater Company), THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER: THE CATHARSIS OF PATHOS (CollaborationTown). She has also worked very closely with the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU in the Labowitz theater, stage managing the last 5 Gallatin Art Festivals, 2 Summer Theater Labs, and 7 mainstage productions. She’s a graduate of Muhlenberg College and has studied abroad at Tel Aviv University.
Jana Prager, Lighting Designer
Jana Prager is a lighting designer, choreographer, and artist-activist hailing from Long Island. Jana is a 2013 graduate of SUNY Potsdam where she received a B.A in Dance with minors in both Design & Production and English Literature. In 2016 Jana graduated with her M.F.A in Choreography from the University of Roehampton in London, England. Currently Jana is working as a freelance lighting designer throughout NYC with her main base at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn where she works as an Assistant Technical Director. In addition to her technical theatre work, Jana is also a contributing writer for TiLLT Magazine.