Christina Pumariega, Jaselyn Blanchard, and Meghan Kennedy
Christina Pumariega will be seen this fall in Kara Lee Corthron’s AliceGraceAnon presented by New Georges at the Irondale Center, Brooklyn. She recently made her Broadway debut opposite Jeff Goldblum in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, directed by Sam Gold. Off Broadway credits include Annie Baker’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep (Yelena/Sonya u/s), The Witch of Edmonton at Red Bull Theater, Enfrascada at Clubbed Thumb, Catch 22 at the Lucille Lortel and All Eyes and Ears at INTAR. Regional theatre includes the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, the Huntington, Merrimack Rep and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Films include Notes on Being Young opposite Victor Williams and Reed Birney and The Funeral. Christina co-devised Seized Up, a new play by Jennifer Joan Thompson and directed by Jess Chayes. Her short film Marcus and Marie is in preproduction. She produced and played the title role in Rogelio Martinez’s Illuminating Veronica and founded the Playground Reading Series, now THE TABLE. Awards include the McNamara Creative Arts Grant, the TS Eliot Exchange Old Vic/New Voices Fellowship and the Marcia Gay Harden Scholarship. MFA, NYU Graduate Acting.
Jaselyn proudly hails from San Antonio, Texas where she grew up performing at county fairs, U.S. Air Force airplane hangars, and shopping malls, progressing on to high schools and local theaters. Favorite Roles include Laura James in Look Homeward, Angel, Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Nimue/Dap in Camelot, Cariola in Duchess of Malfi. Choreography credits: Amahl and the Night Visitor, The Argument (by Gregory S. Moss) and Threepenny Opera. Jaselyn’s play “cheers no tears: an intimate evening with marilyn monroe,” which first premiered at Brown/Trinity and was recently workshopped at 440 studios, is in pre-production for Spring 2013. Jaselyn is a proud co-host of THE TABLE. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYU with a Bachelor of Music, where she was a National Merit Scholar and Trustee Scholar for exceptional academic performance. She received her MFA from Brown/Trinity MFA Program. Jaselyn is the CEO of concierge creative consulting (triplecnyc.com) — a creative consulting firm, which specializes in web design, branding, events, and project management.
Meghan Kennedy’s plays have been produced in Dublin, Ireland, New York City and Austin, Texas. She was selected for the upcoming 2012 PlayPenn Conference and will be a Writer-In-Residence at the 2012 Cape Cod Theatre Project. She was a finalist for the 2011 PlayPenn Conference, 2011 Seven Devils Conference, and 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and a semi-finalist for 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellowship. She was named a 2010 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and is currently a member of the P73 writing group, Interstate 73. Meghan recently received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from The Michener Center for Writing at UT Austin. She also holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of The Arts at NYU.