FEBRUARY


Polar opposites meet on a subway platform with the same plan.


Jessica Moss, Playwright

JESSICA MOSS is a performer, writer, and producer from Toronto, Canada. She currently lives in New York City where she is a recent graduate from the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting program at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Marsha Norman, Chris Durang, and David Lindsay-Abaire. She is the creator/performer of solo shows 'Modern Love' (Next Stage Festival, Toronto), and 'Polly Polly' (Theatre Mischief at Toronto and Edmonton Fringe; Patron’s Pick, Best of Fringe, Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship). She is a contributing writer/performer to the collectively created 'Swoon!' (Toronto Fringe) and 'TEASE' (Crows’ Theatre East End Performance Crawl). Her full-length plays include 'Next to Him' (RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights Contest Shortlist, Second Prize in Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition, Finalist for Tangent Theatre Tivoli’s NEWvember, Finalist for the SafeWord Theatre New Play Contest), 'I Will Miss You When You’re Gone', 'Cam Baby' (Toronto Fringe New Play Contest Winner 2015, Leah Ryan's FEWW finalist 2017, Weissberger finalist 2017, finalist for Premiere Stage's New Play Festival, Cayle Chernin Award Finalist), 'A Girl Lives Alone' (Winner of SafeWord Theatre New Play Contest), as well as several works in development. Her work has been developed or presented at Great Plains Theatre Conference, Roundabout Theatre, Premiere Stages, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas and Creation, among others. She has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy award, and the Tom Hendry Emerging Playwright Competition. As an actor, she has appeared in shows with Necessary Angel/Luminato, Tarragon Theatre, SummerWorks, Sudbury Theatre Centre, the NAC, and many times at the Toronto Fringe. She produces theatre with her company, Theatre Mischief.


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Caitlin Apparcel, Director

Caitlin is an actor and teacher out here in Los Angeles. This will be her directing debut and she couldn’t be more excited that it will be a part of ALIDP! She most recently became Lucid Body Teacher Certified in NYC (website coming soon: lucidbodyla.com). She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and Minor in American Studies from California State Fullerton. She studied at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting Los Angeles, where she later taught for 5 years. She has also had the privilege to teach at the first annual National Winter Actors Retreat in Colorado this past year and will be returning this coming winter. Caitlin wants to extend a huge thank you to Kelly and Alex who put their heart and soul into this production. This is a health issue which is near and dear to her heart and she is so proud to be involved this year.


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Erika Garces, Phoebe

South American actor and writer. She's been performing since the age of 16, having starred in numerous plays and films in England, Argentina and Los Angeles. City of Dreams, which she produced and starred in, received the Audience Award in 2017. She also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NCIS. Currently with three projects in post-production; a TV show titled Judgement Call, and the films I'm Not Afraid and Salsa Saves.


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Kelly O’Malley, Marina

Kelly is passionate about suicide prevention, and is the Founder and Producer of A Light in Dark Places. She is thrilled to be performing in this festival for the first time!

After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Film and Media Arts, she moved out to Los Angeles to study at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre - Los Angeles and has been acting ever since. Stage Credits include: Time is Love, Issac Babel and the Black Sea, After the Revolution, Fifth of July, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. She can also be seen in the youtube web series Swing along with several other Stella alums.

Kelly would like to thank Caitlin Apparcel (and several others) for encouraging her to join the cast of February and Jessica Moss for providing such beautiful words. As always, she would also like to thank her sisters for their love and support. She’d be lost without those sweet land mermaids.