The Artists

June BallingerJUNE BALLINGER (writer/performer) – June Ballinger is an actor of British-American heritage. She was born in New Jersey, raised in Connecticut, and currently lives in Trenton, New Jersey, local to both Philadelphia and New York City. She has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater and in television and film. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC since 1993, a company member of NYC’s The Actors Center, and Artistic Director Emeritus of Trenton’s Passage Theatre Company. As a writer she has co-created with David Lee White, the interview based plays Trenton Lights and Profiles (Passage Theatre) as well as numerous plays for teens developed from writing workshops (Word for Word). She works privately as an acting coach with young adults, and teaches mixed groups of teens, adults, and seniors in the Greater Trenton area, currently in collaboration with Bucks County Playhouse

Janice-GoldbergJANICE L. GOLDBERG (Director) – Janice was recently awarded the 2014 Kennedy Center Gold Medallion Award for her work with new plays. She has directed over 75 new works, uptown and down, across the country, from university to Off-Broadway. Last season included the lauded Off Broadway premiere of Richard Hoehler’s solo piece, I of the Storm and June Ballinger’s Once In… Never Out!   As Producing Artistic Co-Director of Artistic New Directions, Janice has overseen the production and development of over 100 new plays. For Artistic New Directions she has directed Gary Garrison & Roland Tec’s The Rubber Room, Kristine Niven’s Human Resources, numerous Eclectic Shorts, Boxers & Briefs, and Go Solos!

Remembrance Day! was initiated and originally developed in a solo performance workshop taught by

Fay SimpsonFAY SIMPSON – Artistic Director and co-founder of Impact Theatre and The Lucid Body, a physical process for acting training. She taught at The Yale School of Drama, the New School’s Eugene Lang, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount Manhattan College, and at the Actor’s Center.  She currently teaches this technique at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and privately at the Lucid Body House. Fay wrote The Lucid Body; A Guide for the Physical Actor, published in 2008 by Allworth Press. She has a two-year Lucid Body Teacher Training program now in place.