TEAM

Natalie Margolin (Jenny/Playwright) see bio on cast page.

Casey Griffin (Director) is a director and educator. While at Kenyon College she directed The Book of Liz, The Shallow End, Bachelorette, The Crowd You're In With and the original production of The Power of Punctuation. Since graduating, Casey has been working as an educator and in the non-profit sector. She currently lives in Brooklyn.  

Matthew Kagen (Producer) is a producer and writer. After receiving his MFA in Theater Management and Producing from Columbia School of the Arts, Kagen most recently served as Associate Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film, developing new projects with artists such as Bill Pullman, Stephen Belber, Duncan Sheik, Hamish Linklater, Thomas Kail, Will Eno, Anna Ziegler, and Clare Barron. Prior to that, Kagen was the Associate Producer of Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and helped develop Lee's new play Straight White Men, a New York Times Top 10 Critics' Pick of 2014. Kagen has also assisted John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company, Mark Russell at The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival, and Creative Producer Anne Hamburger on new projects at En Garde Arts. www.matthewkagen.com

Emma Miller and Julia Greer (Producers) are a producing team committed to the development of new works by female writers. Together, they founded StageFemmes, a feminist company through which they produced How I Learned To Drive, Bachelorette, The Crowd You're In With, Post Grad, Dry Land, two one-act festivals, and a developmental workshop of Pink Boxes. They are currently developing a musical by Megan Dobkin. This Summer, they are facilitating a series of developmental workshops and preparing for the launch of their new female-focused theater company. Julia is also an actor and writer who most recently worked with Paula Vogel on her new play Indecent and was seen in Ryan and Alice at the Cincinnati Fringe/Know Theatre. She's worked at La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Season, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, The Civilians, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, and the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Emma is a director whose work was most recently seen at the Cincinnati Fringe/Know Theatre. She's currently the Casting Fellow at Playwrights Horizons; previously, she worked at Dobama Theater, Playmakers Youth Theater, and as the assistant director at the Kenyon Playwrights Conference.

Lauren Levin (Costume Designer) was born in San Diego, California. In 2012 she graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she debuted her first collection comprised of 13 hand-finished pieces.  Shortly after earning her degree, Lauren moved to New York to continue to develop work for designers such as Badgley Mischka, Erin Fetherston, Rodarte, and M. Martin, whilst developing her own label, and working as a freelance stylist.  In September 2014, she first debuted her eponymous label at the launch for Sincerely, Tommy, a Brooklyn based concept store during the New York Fashion Week. The collection was also a 15 piece capsule collection tailoring toward the store's contemporary and lux atmosphere.  From its debut, the collection established Lauren's minimal and elegant aesthetic, earning the brand an immediate following. Lauren continues to work as a free-lance designer while working on her label.

Ari Rudess (Casting Director/Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on The Power of Punctuation with this talented team. Other stage managing credits include: Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vagina Monologues, and Me Prometheus, all at Wesleyan University, in addition to various credits at the Helen Hayes Youth Theater in Nyack, New York. When she is not stage managing, Ari works in casting, and has assisted on various theatrical productions in New York and Washington, D.C.

Emma Buford (Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to join the POP team as the Assistant Stage Manager. A recent graduate of Wesleyan University, Emma’s theatrical experiences have manifested in various capacities. Acting credits include: Spring Awakening, Welcome to the Troll Cave, and Me Prometheus. As a classically trained vocalist, Emma was also a member of Wesleyan’s oldest co-educational acapella group, Quasimodal. Emma is a nationally recognized varsity rower, providing skills and experiences that serve her in many different aspects of her life, including stage managing.