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others. Podcast directing: The       seen improvising in Dreamcatchers
     Weirdness and Young Ben Franklin for   Rep's twice yearly improv show, Multiple
     Gen Z Media. As a playwright: What   Personality Disorder and with Gary
     Stays (with Jason Szamreta), Whatever   Austin's the Classroom at the People's
     Will Be, The Neighborhood (Book and   Improv Theater in NYC.
     Lyrics; Music by Joe Zawila), Brink of           Julian Gordon is excited
     Life (Book; Lyrics by Steve Harper;              to return to improv with
     Music by Oliver Lake) and                        Dreamcatcher after playing
     Astonishment, How to be Old: A                   Chuck in the mainstage
     Beginner’s Guide, and At Ninety-Three            production, Psychodrama!
     (Adaptations). Laura is a private                Recently, he played
     monologue coach and holds a BA from              Macbeth on tour with
     Yale University and an MFA from Sarah            STNJ. He has performed
     Lawrence College. Laura is a member of           Shakespeare in Texas, NJ,
     AEA, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists    and Connecticut. He is also a pianist who
     Guild. Love and thanks to Joe and    has the pleasure of working with actors
     Zachary.                             and musicians everywhere he goes!
                                          Thank you to everyone at Dreamcatcher.
                Noreen Farley has done a
                number of shows as a                  Gail Lou is an acclaimed
                member of Dreamcatcher’s              performer, musical director
                ensemble (most recently,              and vocal coach. Gail has
                she appeared as Bid in                appeared in: Mama I Want
                Dead and Buried) as well              To Sing (Off-Broadway),
                as improvisation. She has             Doubt (regional
                also appeared at Two River            production, as Mrs.
     Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of              Muller), Crowns (regional
     NJ, The Bickford, Alliance Rep, The              production, as performer
     Theater Project, What Exit?, and The   and musical director) and Tommy
     Women’s Theatre.                     (regional production, The Acid Queen) to
                Lulu French first took    name a few. Her vocal performances in
                improv classes at Gotham   the recording sector include Another Day
                City Improv two decades   - Bobby D’Ambrosio, Producer, and
                ago and has been          You’ve Got The Vibe on Dance Baby
                improvising ever since. In   Records. Her background vocal credits
                addition to being a       include R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Classical
                graduate of GCI, she has   genres. Gail Lou has been working as a
                also studied improv under   musical director throughout the tri-state
                Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh,   area for over 20 years. She has
     and Matt Besser — original members of   musically directed for companies such as
     the Upright Citizens Brigade, Armando   Crossroads Theater, Pied Piper Children’s
     Diaz — founder of the Magnet Theater,
     various Second City alumni such as   Theater, Bronx Science High School,
     Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys), and     Together in Dance, The Theater Project,
     improv masters Michael Gellman, Dave   The Garage Theater Group and others.
     Razowsky, and Aretha Sills. She has   In addition Ms. Lou has created several
     appeared in numerous improv          of her own pieces, including a one
     performances in NYC improv theaters   woman show titled Billie, about the
     such as Gotham City Improv, the      legendary artist Billie Holiday (co-written
     Magnet Theater, and Upright Citizens   by Michael Bias) and she wrote the book
     Brigade. Lulu has been teaching improv   and lyrics for an R&B musical titled Light
     since 2000 and has had the privilege to   and Sweet: An American Tea Opera
     teach for organizations such as Gotham   ( music composed by Shawn V. Lucas ).
     City Improv, The Queens Theater in the   Her children’s musical 7 Good Ways
     Park, Arts Horizons, The Theater     featured two original pieces that
     Project, The South Orange Maplewood   received highest honors in the John
     Adult School, IN Studios, Beyond the   Lennon Songwriting Competition, as well
     Bell, and Dreamcatcher Rep in addition
     to teaching corporate improv workshops   as a Parent’s Choice Award. Gail Lou
     for companies such as Pfizer, Novartis   also spends much of her time as a top-
     and AstraZeneca. She can currently be   line writer for Dance, R&B and Gospel
                                          songs for other artists.
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