THE TOWNHOUSE: bios
Matthew Cohn* is a New York-based actor and producer, and Co-Founder/Managing Director of Vox Theater. He recently developed and performed in Seen/By Everyone, at HERE Arts Center inNew York. Other select New York credits include: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Place Players); The Country Wife (Odyssey Prod.s); Henry V (Kill Mike, Use…); The Reluctant Lesbian (Vox Theater/NY Int’l Fringe); The Next War (Vox Theater). Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (Northern Stage); Measure for Measure (Elm Shakespeare); Rhinoceros (Mighty Theater); Legendary Romance (World Premiere) and A Little Night Music (New London Barn Playhouse). He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with a degree in Theater and Philosophy.
Ally Farzetta* A recent graduate of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for ActorTraining’s MFA program, Ally is excited to make her first theatrical appearance in New York. Regional credits include GuessWho’s Coming to Dinner, Living on Love, Twelfth Night (Asolo Repertory Theatre), The Pitmen Painters (American Stage), Boeing Boeing (Theater at Monmouth), Love’s Labour’s Lost and Romeoand Juliet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival).
Susan Ferrara* Award‐winning playwright and actor, Susan is a three-time O’Neill semi-finalist, two-time New Dramatist and Leah Ryan Finalist. She has been seen on stage at the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many. Her play, THE WONDER (Writer/Actor, Directors – Julie Ann Emery and Kevin Earley, nominated for both the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, William Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Award, terraNova’s New Play Series (workshop reading at Cherry Lane Theatre) won Best of the Festival at the 2014 United Solo International Festival. Web/Film: Onion News Network; award‐nominated series regular on the award winning webseries THEN WE GOT HELP (written and directed by Julie Ann Emery), BRIDESBURG (directed by Jeff Barry), PRESIDENT OF THE FAN CLUB (written by Clay McLeod Chapman). Her plays include BUZZ (Dir – Carrie Preston; Winner, Reverie Next Generation Playwriting Award; development readings with Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company and New York Theatre Workshop’s Mondays@3; Finalist, Baltic Writing Residency (Brora, Scotland); Women’s Project Lab Semi-Finalist; Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Award); THE MACHINE (Global Age Finalist); THE SILVER KITCHEN trilogy (which includes THE SILVER KITCHEN - Development, Naked Angels, Tuesdays@9; finalist, Red Theatre Chicago Playwriting Competition and FRANK - 2016 Friday Night Footlights Staged Reading); GERTRUDE (advanced to second round, Sundance MENA Theatre Lab in Morocco; under consideration, Orlando Shakespeare 2017 PlayFest, DecadesOut reading and workshop; semi-finalist, Bridge Playwriting Contest (pending)), among many. AEA, SAG/AFTRA, DG, 2010 terraNova Groundbreakers alumna. She can currently be seen in Clay McLeod Chapman's NY Times Critics’ Pick THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: Stump Speeches in Manhattan. susanferrara.com
Washington Kirk* Regional: His Girl Friday (adapted by John Guare) (La Jolla); The Brothers Size (by Tarell McCraney) (ATL); Off-Broadway: Melanintervention (by Chisa Hutchinson), Zoohouse (by Aurin Squire)(NBT); Lower Ninth (by Beau Willimon) (u/s), The BreakUp (by Tommy Smith), Classic Kitchen Timer (by Adam Rapp), and American Sexy (by Trista Baldwin) (The Flea); Yes We Can (Walkerspace); Lucid (Cherry Lane). Television: Law & Order: CI, The Breaks. Other Theatre: In the Red & Brown Water, Little Children Dream of God, The Grapes of Wrath, Doll’s House. MFA: SD 201.