The Most Brave Girl in the Whole Wide World
A grief-stricken college student with a secret pays a visit to his former Catholic high school teacher, Sister Agatha.
John Mabey, Playwright
John grew-up in the desert but has called New York, London and Amsterdam home for the past 10 years. His first play was a thriller set on a train written at age 8 - it ran for 1 performance and no known copies are still in existence. John enjoys researching and writing about human behavior, emotion and relationships and is why he earned degrees in Psychology and Counseling, maintaining his credential as a Certified Mental Health Counselor. In addition to plays, he also publishes in academic books and journals on the topics of sexual identity and spirituality. In playwriting, John enjoys experimenting with form and structure, utilizing improvisation as a way to generate creativity as well as its own art form. He now teaches and performs improvisation around the world with ensembles and as a solo act, and is a regular performer in true storytelling events worldwide.
John’s plays have had readings in New York, London and Amsterdam. His most recent production was a full-length play he co-authored titled, The B Word, which had a successful 2-week run and multiple sold-out performances in Europe. John believes in the importance of storytelling in its many forms and the unique impact of live theatre. He is therefore incredibly honored to take part in this amazing festival of hope and awareness with his play, The Most Brave Girl In The Whole Wide World.
César Di Bello, Director
César Di Bello is a Spanish- Argentinian director, actor and producer. Since an early age his increasing curiosity and never ending energy has been a problem to the patience of those surrounding him, especially his mom, Marta, whom César loves and admires unconditionally. César has directed for the stage "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, "The Dumb Waiter" by Harold Pinter and "Take Me Out" by chip Bolcik. César would like to thank Kelly for inviting me to direct for ALIDP again, to his amazing cast for their great work, to the rest of the ALIDP crew and to the Stella Adler family for always being there. And to you who make evenings like this possible!
Samuel I. Hunter, William
Samuel Hunter was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. It has always been Samuel’s hope to be able to connect to the spirit, hearts, and minds of others through artistic expression and he feels blessed to be part of a production he believes gives space to do just that. His recent credits include the PBS documentary THE GROVELAND FOUR, and award-winning short films I DON'T KNOW and BIRDS EYE. In between projects, Samuel enjoys writing poetry and binge-watching the office. He recently published his third poetry book, "Dissection" which is available on Amazon.
Alina Phelan, Sister Agatha
Alina Phelan (Sister Agatha) Credits: CTG Block Party & Theatre of NOTE: For the Love Of (or the Roller Derby Play). ICT: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, All In The Timing. Chalk Rep: Family Planning, Circle X: Lascivious Something. Open Fist: All Night Long, Love Water. Theatre of NOTE: Rio Hondo, Entropy, Niagara Falls, Hamlet: The First Quarto (Winner-Garland Award) I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Disassembly & Hearts Like Fists. TV: How to Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, Criminal Minds. Thank you to Kelly and her incredible team for putting this show together, I’m honored to be a part of it.