In the first ever cabaret hosted by Off The Lane, members of the OTL community take the mic (and the floor) to share the pieces that made them fall in love with the performing arts and the ones that make them excited for the future of theatre. The salon-style event is promised to bring cozy vibes and theatre nostalgia!
Space is limited! Free Admission. $5 Drink Tickets available for purchase at the door.
Meet the team
Talia Friedenberg (Director)
Talia Friedenberg is thrilled to be making her solo directorial debut! In addition to directing, she is a playwright, songwriter, performer, and theatre administrator. Her original one-act “Become the Flowers” is available for licensing with Uproar Theatrics; her original album “im/patience” is available on all streaming platforms. Thanks to Sophie for making her revue idea a reality!
Sophie Brubaker (Producer and Performer)
Sophie is an NYC-based actor, singer, and host (and now producer? wowie). She recently graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Theatre and Human Development. Some of her favorite credits include Sydney Summers in Ranked, a Musical, Annie Londonderry in the touring educational musical Light The Way: A Bike Safety Musical, Rae in The Unfortunates, and serving as the community coordinator for Off The Lane and social media manager for Uproar Theatrics. She is an extrovert to her core, fueled by coffee and creative, communal projects, and always a little too busy. Enjoy this adventure from our artsy beginnings to what inspires us for the future of this frustrating and precious industry!
Stephanie Nielsen (Performer)
Stephanie Nielsen is a multidisciplinary performer from Benicia, California. She began her dance training at age seven, and has since trained in ballet, color guard, and modern techniques. She continued her dance training at the University of California, Davis, where graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance and a minor in Communications in June 2021. Throughout her education at UC Davis, Stephanie trained as an actor and singer under Mindy Cooper, Judy Blazer, Jeff Saver, Lisa Quoresimo, among others. She has also choreographed multiple original works under the supervision of David Grenke. She is currently based out of New York, New York. Stephanie joined the Stoopid Dance Company in Fall 2020 as one of its original company members.
Vivianna DeSantiago (Performer)
Vivianna DeSantiago is the inagural winner of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Program. She grew up in Yuma, Arizona where she began dance training at age 11. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona School of Dance. During her time there, she got to perform works choreographed by Larry Keigwin, Martha Graham, and George Balanchine. Vivianna spent summers training and gaining inspiration from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Perry-Mansfield, and Ate9. After beginning her professional career with Modern American Dance Company, she decided to take a chance and move to New York City to pursue her dreams! She is excited to explore the city, watch live theatre again, and make new connections!
Tamara Denson (Performer)
Tamara Denson is an artist based in the DMV area, earning her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the department of Dance and Media. She began her exploration into the arts at age ten, miming at her church, and at age 14, she began training in ballet, modern, and jazz at her local studios. In recent years, Denson has attended the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive on scholarship, attended hip-hop workshops held by Shellshock DC, appeared in a music video for the VCU Brandcenter, and teamed up with the VCU Neurology team as a virtual mover. Currently, Tamara Denson is a research assistant in Media and Dance for Dr. Kate Sicchio, researching live coding through dance.
Rachel Sabo-Hedges (Performer)
Rachel is an North Carolina native and has loved all the opportunities she’s had in the city. Most recently with Off The Lane, Rachel performed at the Ann Reinking Scholarship Fundraiser and is so excited to be performing at the Meaux space once again. Upcoming, Rachel will be assistant directing Bridges of Madison County with Hunter Foster at the Axel Rod theatre company in New Jersey. She hopes you enjoy the Past and Future revue!
Oliva Mitterando (Performer)
Olivia is a recent graduate of Temple University. She is currently living in Philadelphia where she just served as Wardrobe Supervisor for Temple University’s production of Head over Heels. She is so excited to be performing live again with Off the Lane and is so thankful for all of the advice she received in their mentorship program from her mentor Liarra. Her most recent credits include: ensemble in Grease, acting in student-run productions, serving as hair/makeup supervisor at Temple, and being a costume intern at a summer stock theater. Her future plans include participating in the Disney College Program this upcoming fall!
Julia Segal (Performer)
Julia Segal is a singer, actor, songwriter, and teaching artist based in NYC. She is a recent graduate of Colgate University where she received her B.A. in Theatre and Psychology. Julia has also studied at the London Dramatic Academy and is a member of the Off The Lane and Maestra mentorship programs. Julia’s recent performance credits have spanned from musical theatre, to devised work, cabaret and Shakespeare. She is also a jazz vocalist and sings for the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus. In addition to performing, Julia has worked as a music director and vocal arranger. Recently, she was the Vocal Music Director for Hamilton Central School’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and for the Colgate Resolutions a cappella group, where she performed and arranged for eight-part vocal a cappella. She is also a Teaching Artist at Treasure Trunk Theatre where she leads kids ages 3-8 in imagination adventure and sing-along classes.
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