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Company Members

  Executive Director: Chelsea Silverman   Dorothy Abrahams Cherelle Cargill  

Co-Artistic Directors:

Elizabeth Bunnell

  Margot Avery Patrick T. Cecala II  
    Annie McGovern   Suzanne Barbetta Nitra Gutierrez  
  Managing Director: Kelli Lynn Harrison   Kathleen Bishop Rebecca Longworth  



Dorothy Abrahams, Charter Member   
Dorothy’s recent credits include, Titania in the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, All Good Things at the '04 NY Fringe Festival, The Belle's Stratagem with Prospect Theater, Margaret in the American Globe's Much Ado About Nothing, Don Armado in Women's Shakespeare Co.'s Love's Labour's Lost, and Liz Swados' Missionaries at BAM. Other favorite roles include Angie in Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova, and Janis Joplin.         
3G Credits:  Terry/Ladyhouse Blues (2005); Bonnie, Jacqueline Cochran, et al/Flyer (2005); Hector, Kimberly, et al/Nickel and Dimed (2006); Dramaturg/Ladyhouse Blues (2005)

Margot Avery, Charter Member     
Margot is a 3rd generation actress who made her debut at nine in Broadway's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.  She has worked extensively with such companies as Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Directors Co., Riverside Shakespeare, Jean Cocteau, Workshop at the Neighborhood Playhouse and 3Graces (charter member).  A long time collaborator of Arlene Hutton's, Margot performed in the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe production of Hutton's As It Is In Heaven (nominated for the Ensemble Acting Excellence award), as well as earlier Fringe productions of Hutton's short play collections.  In 2003, Margot produced and performed in L.B. Kovetz's one-woman play David's Balls at the Edinburgh and Seattle Fringe Festivals and its NYC premier in the Fall 2004 GraceNotes.   In the past few years she has been seen in theAtrainplays (4 times) and The StatenIslandFerryPlays.  Recent roles include: Alvin Eng’s The Mourning After (theAtrain(re)plays), Remember the Dream (on Ellis Island), The Vagina Monologues (Forum Theater) and in Hutton's The Florida Play (78th Street Theatre Lab).    Margot's Website  
3G CreditsDavid’s Balls (GraceNotes 2004); Dorothy Parker/The Potable Dorothy Parker (GraceNotes 2005); Sr. Clare/Annunciation (Spring Shorts 2006) Barbara/Nickel and Dimed (2006); Director/HousePlay (Spring Shorts 2006) Top
Suzanne Barbetta,
Charter Member        
NYC credits: The Undoing of Berta (Songs for Coconut Hill Fest), Nance - Dinner for Thieves (NJ Dramatists/OOBR Fest), Providenza – Club of Queens (Saberman…too), Critic 3 - I Still Believe in Unicorns (Abingdon Theater/OOBR Fest); Regional Theater: seasons at American Stage Co. and Florida Studio Theater; Industrials/Promos: Cunard Lines and Kohls; film: Wholey Moses (Tribeca and USA Film Festivals), The Trial of Jack (an official selection of 15 film festivals, worldwide), Act As If (Carolina Film & Video Festival, NYWIFT), Acid Rain, Have You Dated This One Yet? and the upcoming My Life As Abraham Lincoln, shooting Spring 2007. AEA/AFTA.  www.suzannebarbetta.com        
3G Credits:  Martha/A Piece of My Heart (2004); Lily Katz/A Lower East Side Project (GraceNotes 2005); Leigh/Annunciation (Spring Shorts 2006); Joan/Ted et al./Nickel and Dimed (2006); Dramaturg/Ladyhouse Blues; Associate Producer/Flyer (2006), Finding Happy (GraceNotes 2005), The Potable Dorothy Parker (GraceNotes 2005), and GraceNotes Cabaret (2005) Top
Kathleen Bishop,
Charter Member
Kathleen’s performances on NY and regional stages include: Intimate Encounters, Top Girls, Catholic School Girls, Tongue of a Bird, The Fourposter, Hedda Gabler, Lenny, Catch Me if You Can, and  Shakespeare's Portia, Titania, Gertrude, Tamora. Lady Macbeth and Adriana. She received the Globe Theatre Atlas Award for Corrina in The House of Blue Leaves and Pegeen in Playboy of the Western World. As director and dramaturg her recent projects include: Vincent Amelio's How ALFO Learned to Love Women  and Rookie Lifeguard's Last Day, Jack Gindi's Creek Meadow Bliss and Four Violins, and L.E. McCullough's Ain't Really My Birthday…, Make Her Happen and Heart Centered on God. For Woman Seeking… she directed A Midsummer Night's Dream, Wild Dust and The Torchbearers. As Creator/Artistic Director of The Triple T Theatre Group she directed and produced nine of Shakespeare's plays on the Outdoor Stage of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center. Kathleen gave GraceNotes its name.    
3G Credits:  Liz Madden/ Ladyhouse Blues (2005); Gail, Nanny et al./Nickel and Dimed (2006); Atmosphere Coordinator/A Piece Of My Heart (2004); Director & Co-Creator/GraceNotes Cabaret (2005); Director/I Think You Think I Love You and Annunciation (Spring Shorts 2006) Top
Elizabeth Bunnell,
Co-Artistic Director      
Elizabeth has worked in the theater, film and television industry for over ten years. She has performed extensively with The Elizabethan Shakespeare Company (member 2000-2002) and Woman Seeking… (member 2001-2004) and has performed Off and Off-off Broadway in such plays and musicals as Intermezzi, Assassins, Catholic School Girls, Top Girls, Tongue of a Bird, Suburban Motel, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.. Elizabeth also enjoys a successful career as a Casting Director, casting numerous commercials, voice overs, and the award-winning films: Climbing Miss Sophie (Sundance, Tribeca Film festival, Directors Guild of America…) Sound and Fury (Academy Award Nominee 2003) and Sarah Goes to Lunch (Rhode Island Film Festival…) Theatrical casting includes the New York premiere of In the Wings at the Promenade Theater starring Peter Scholari and Marilyn Sokol.  She teaches both voice over and on-camera acting throughout NYC, and is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.  Elizabeth is a founding member of 3Graces.          
3G Credits:  Sissy/A Piece of My Heart (2004); Sister, Mom & Dusty/Flyer (2005); Singer/GraceNotes Cabaret (2005); Miranda/Remind Me Again (Spring Shorts 2006); K-Mart Cashier, Holly, et al./Nickel and Dimed (2006); Director/Shot Americans and True Dreams of Wichita (Spring Shorts 2006); Co-Producer/Spring Shorts (2006) and Nickel and Dimed (2006); Producer/Ladyhouse Blues (2005), A Lower East Side Project (GraceNotes 2005), and Neglect (GraceNotes 2006) Top
Cherelle Cargill,
Charter Member  
Cherelle is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has performed in The Miracle Worker, Catholic School Girls, I Have A Name, Mtoto Wazuri, Dramedy, and For Colored Girls..., among others. You can also see Cherelle in commercials and on television, and hear her on the radio.      
3G Credits:  Steele/A Piece of My Heart (2004); Bessie Coleman/Flyer (2005); Phillip, Carlie et al./Nickel and Dimed (2006); Publicity/Ladyhouse Blues (2005) and A Lower East Side Project (GraceNotes 2005) Top

Patrick T. Cecala II, Member (2006)    
Patrick is an art teacher for Grammar School #8, and a high school drama coach in Paterson, NJ, with a BFA in Lighting and Set Design from Rider University.  A two-time veteran of the Edinborough Fringe, he has worked as a designer in NJ in both film and theatre, including work as head lighting designer for a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Design credits include Rookie Lifeguard's Last Day at ATA Theatre, Catholic School Girls at Center Stage NY.     
3G Credits:  Kissyinvader/Remind Me Again (Spring Shorts 2006); Lighting Designer/A Piece of My Heart (2004), Ladyhouse Blues (2005) and A Lower East Side Project (GraceNotes 2005); Production Designer/Spring Shorts (GraceNotes 2006); Technical Director: Flyer (2005), Finding Happy (GraceNotes 2005), The Potable Dorothy Parker (GraceNotes 2005), GraceNotes Cabaret (2005), Nickel and Dimed (2006) and Neglect (GraceNotes 2006). Top

Nitra Gutiérrez,
 Charter Member
Nitra is an actress/comedienne who has performed at the UCB and the P.I.T. Some of her favorite roles include Maybelline in Cheatin' (original NY cast), Estela in Real Women Have Curves, a Violence-Crazed Student on Strangers with Candy, and a cast member in Luck of the Draw, the Fully Improvised Musical! Nitra also served as an actor/facilitator for H.A.I., an organization presenting prevention/education workshops in shelters throughout the 5 boroughs.  She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Children’s Theater from the University of Texas in Austin.      
3G Credits:  Live Music & Vocals/A Piece of My Heart (2004); Eylie/Ladyhouse Blues (2005); Singer/GraceNotes Cabaret (2006); Branwyn/I Think You Think I Love You and Dakota/Shot Americans (Spring Shorts 2006); Dramaturg/Flyer; Asst. Director & Co-Creator/GraceNotes Cabaret (2006)
Kelli Lynn Harrison,
Managing Director 
An actor, writer, director and producer, Kelli Lynn was a founding producing member of Thermodynamic Theater Company (Show Business Weekly’s 2002 Top Off-Off Broadway Theater Company).  Kelli Lynn trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and has performed with the Washington Shakespeare Festival, Women’s Shakespeare Company, Woman Seeking… and Thermodynamic, among others. Directing credits include: The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Eating Out, Twelfth Night and Voices. The Bell Still Tolls, a student documentary film co-written by Kelli Lynn about the effects of five different American wars on Northwest women, was given a special commendation by the Washington State Ladies Auxiliary and an Ignatian scholarship from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Theater Arts and Women’s Studies. Kelli Lynn’s play Annunciation premiered in 3Graces’ Spring Shorts. As a dramaturg in 3Graces’ first season, Kelli Lynn created the template for 3Graces’ Immersion Process. Kelli Lynn is a founding member of 3Graces. 
3G Credits:  Helen/Ladyhouse Blues (2005); Singer/GraceNotes Cabaret (2005); Visitor/HousePlay (Spring Shorts 2006); Fern Phelps/Wyoming (GraceNotes 2006); Director/Remind Me Again & Roller Coaster (Spring Shorts 2006); Dramaturg/A Piece of My Heart and Nickel and Dimed; Co-Producer/Spring Shorts (2006) and Neglect (GraceNotes 2006); Producer/A Piece of My Heart (2004), David’s Balls (GraceNotes 2004), Flyer (2005), Finding Happy (GraceNotes 2005), The Potable Dorothy Parker (GraceNotes 2005), GraceNotes Cabaret (2005), Nickel and Dimed (2006)

Rebecca Longworth, Founding Member 
served as Marketing Director for 3Graces’ first year. Rebecca now lives in San Francisco, where she continues to consult on production matters and 3Graces' website. In SF, she has directed Do You Want To Buy My Brain? at the Marsh and Exit theaters, and Jane: Abortion and the Underground for Planned Parenthood Golden Gate at the Brava Theater. New York directing credits include Eisenstein's Monster by Linda Eisenstein for TOSOS II (The Duplex), The Best Man by William Donnelly for Thermodynamic Theater Company, Eliot & Estlin by Olivia Kienzel (FringeNYC), and Bang! by C.C. Seymour at Surf Reality. She also directed Tongue Of A Bird and stage managed Top Girls and The Torchbearers with W.S…. Rebecca is a graduate of Wellesley College and its Shakespeare Society, and holds and MFA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA / King's College London. Top

Annie McGovern,
Co-Artistic Director
Annie has performed extensively in New York theater.  Production credits include the Off broadway Productions of Constellations, The Unwrapping of Christmas, Golden Ladder and the long-running hit, Six Goumbas and a Wannabe. Other favorite roles include Irish Strawberries and Top Girls. Annie has also been featured in the independent feature films: Leaving on Arrival, and The Stand In. Television work includes Guiding Light and the PBS special The Letter. As a teacher, Annie coaches acting and vocal technique privately  and has worked at the NY School for Film and Television’s Summer Acting Program. Aside form performing and coaching, Annie works as a trainer for the AEA and SAG signatory company Simulations Inc., facilitating hundreds of national management training programs. With Simulations, she also serves as a casting associate and program development assistant. Annie was a founding member of Woman Seeking…with whom she continued to work for six seasons. She holds a degree in Theater Arts from Rutgers University.  Annie is a founding member of 3Graces.  
3G Credits:  MaryJo/A Piece of My Heart (2004); Dot/Ladyhouse Blues (2005) Fran/Flyer (2005); Singer/GraceNotes Cabaret (2005); Suze/Remind Me Again & Mollie/True Dreams of Wichita (Spring Shorts 2006); Mrs. Wentworth, Melissa, et al./Nickel and Dimed (2006); Co-Producer/ Nickel and Dimed (2006) and Neglect (GraceNotes 2006); Producer/Spring Shorts (2006) Top

Chelsea Silverman,
Executive Director
Chelsea is a former Dewey Ballentine litigator who left the practice of law after five years to produce and perform Off-off Broadway. In an effort to create more opportunities in the theater for women, Chelsea co-founded Woman Seeking…in 1997 and served as its Producer and Co-Artistic Director until 2004. Under her leadership, Woman Seeking…’s programming grew from intimate scene nights to multiple full-length productions in repertory. Chelsea’s development acumen created a generous and loyal donor and audience base for Woman Seeking… who now bring their support to 3Graces. In 3Graces’ first Season, Chelsea led fundraising campaigns to double the operating budget for the company as well as helping to refine 3Graces’ mission and unique process. She has performed all over New York City in numerous productions. Chelsea is a founding member of 3Graces.  In addition to her work in the arts, Chelsea is the Director of Recruiting for Solomon-Page Group’s Temporary Legal Staffing Division.               
3G Credits: Whitney/A Piece Of My Heart (2004); Dr. Rose, Jerry Cobb & Scubby/Flyer (2005); Owner/HousePlay & Jane/Remind Me Again (Spring Shorts 2006); Montana Mom, Marge, et. al/Nickel and Dimed (2006); Dramaturg/Flyer (2005); Co-Producer Spring Shorts (2006), Nickel and Dimed (2006) and Neglect (GraceNotes 2006); Producer/Ladyhouse Blues (2005), A Lower East Side Project (GraceNotes 2005)



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