CAST/CREATIVE

 Book by NATE SUGGS  

Music by CONOR HEFFERNAN  MANUEL PELAYO

Design by JOHN McCORMICK

Co-Written by SAMANTHA LACEY JOHNSON 

Featuring  

LUDOVIC COUTAUD  SAMANTHA LACEY JOHNSON  DARA KRAMER  GORDON PALAGI

Produced & Directed by AARON SALAZAR

Ludovic Coutaud

John

Ludovic Coutaud, is a French actor, writer as well as a witty acting teacher at the Acting Out School in Brooklyn. He has been a member of the Poseidon Theatre Company since PTC's opening show ANTIGONE being Aaron Salazar's Assistant Director. He is also a Creative Director and Playwright and he produced several original works in the Big Apple! 

He wants to say MERCI to Aaron for the chance to immerse into the unique experience of this show, Nate & Sam for the words, Manny & Connor for the wonderful score and, the audience for taking the time to be afraid. See you after the show for "strong drink"

Samantha Lacey Johnson

Virgina & Additonal Material

Samantha Lacey Johnson is so excited to be a part of the writing team of The Cooping Theory.  As an actress, Samantha has appeared in Off Off Broadway theatre productions as Grace in Roman Fever and Alice in The Tea Party. She is also a regular on Timid Jester's Screen Crashers web series and is starring as Clover Pans in their new short film The Adventures of Hot Head. Samantha wishes to thank her boyfriend Gordon for being the best rock a girl could have and her Grandmother, Sister, and Mother for all of their constant love and support over all of the years. She would be nowhere without her loving family and friends. 

Dara Kramer

Madam

Dara is full of goosebumps to be bringing Poe to life! She previously joined PTC in their inaugural production of Antigone. Favorite credits include: Funeral Food (Horse Trade Theatre Co.), A Modern Prometheus and Redemption of the Vampire (Manahttan Rep.), Doubt (Sister James), Crimes of the Heart (Babe). Dara is an audiobook narrator and producer whose work can be found on Audible and Amazon. She can be found hiding under a blanket during scary movies. Training: Binghamton University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Atlantic Acting School. www.darakramer.com @daraistweeting @daraisgramming 

Gordon Palagi

James

This is Gordon's​ second production with Poseidon Theatre Company. First playing Haimon in Antigone and now James in The Cooping Theory. Other shows include, Talk Radio with The Variations Theater Group, Twelfth Night, and The Cherry Orchard with The Drilling Company, and many other productions with the Drowning Ophelia Theater Company. Gordon would like to thank his beautiful girlfriend Samantha Johnson, and his mother Antoinette Palagi for their unending generosity and support. He hopes you enjoy the show. www.gordonpalagi.com

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Aaron Salazar

Producer & Director

Aaron Salazar is a New York City Producer, Director, Choreographer and the Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Poseidon Theatre Company. His most recent work was the premiere production of Antigone for P.T.C. He has spent the last 15 years working in multiple disciplines in the performing arts. Salazar has worked on over 30 productions including plays, musicals, concerts and dance productions. Salazar was a celebrated arts educator for over a decade working with students in the greater Tri-state area & northeast. His students have gone on to achieve success on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre and film/t.v.. Currently, he is developing an original new musical with the writing team of Hassan Sayeed (Haus Urban) and composer Tyson Kelly (King Washington) as well as developing Hedda Gabler and The Trojan Women for Poseidon Theatre Company. He is thrilled to enter this next chapter of his career in the theatre with P.T.C. Salazar is also the co-host of the Creative Hustle Podcast, the only business podcast for the creative and artistic entrepreneur  "We continue to explore and create, keeping the heartbeat of communication with each other beating via the gift of the arts"  directorsalazar.com 

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Nate Suggs

Book

Nate Suggs is an established Actor and Writer who has worked on numerous projects and shows for the last ten years. He is proud to be a part of Poseidon Theatre Company and proud to stand for art. Follow him @natesuggs on Instagram and Twitter for his latest escapades.

Conor Heffernan

Composer

Conor Heffernan’s musical career has spanned a wide spectrum of styles and outlets from film and web platforms, to clubs and art galleries. His original work has been featured internationally and domestically at such venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Lincoln Center, London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Chase Foundation in Argentina and The Secret Theater with the Gwen Rakotovao Dance Company. 

Manuel "Cj" Pelayo

Composer

Manuel is a Music Composer from Guadalajara, Mexico. He has worked as a composer for a variety of mediums including film and gaming in both Mexico and the U.S. Prior credits include the singer songwriter project Close Fact City. He attending UCLA where he earned his diploma in film scoring. "Sound and musical forms have been shaping my life. Music is like magic to me!, I find its strength to share emotions and complexity fascinating. It creates an invisible thriving connection between people that not many things can achieve, and that for me… is beautiful." 

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