WHO WE ARE
Inspired and created by THE NETWORK NYC, the NETWORK THEATRE COMPANY is a committed group of new and seasoned actors, writers, directors, and revolutionaries dedicated to presenting the unique and powerful talents of our members through showcase performances. We strive to break artistic boundaries, touch hearts, and build a space of freedom through expression, truth, and power.
is to produce new work for actors and playwrights in the 10-minute format for the purpose of showcasing their talents to casting directors, agents, managers and producers.
is to give opportunities to actors to perform on stage in New York City to hone their skills and their ability in a professional showcase production using developed material created especially for them.
is in creating a company where love and respect are the keystones of the company and have been the cornerstone on which all of our work has been created over the past three seasons.
is that when we come from a place of love and respect for each other and the work, we elevate ourselves and create work at our highest potential.
is that pieces will be created during our season that will move on to full length plays and films and inspire work on a larger scale.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR:
PAUL J. MICHAEL
Paul J Michael is a veteran stage director and producer in New York City and has worked on many productions in both capacities. He has worked at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Circle Rep, The Abingdon Theatre Company to name a few. He directed An Island to Themselves (with Kathleen Chalfant, Bobby Steggert and Zoe Kazan). Harley Adams’, Play 3# which won the Samuel French Festival, Minus Some Buttons which was published as result of this production, and the award winning one woman show Brownsville Bred. Paul also directed Bill Mc Mahon’s, Cover which garnered him the 2014 Outstanding Director award from MITF. Paul is a resident director for NTC and has directed over 20 short plays in the last year.
As a producer, Paul has worked on hundreds of productions in NYC and regionally. Most notable, Bill Russell’s, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens with a star-studded cast of 43.
Paul is also the Executive Director of The Network where he has personally guided the careers of thousands of actors through consultations and his business classes. He is the co-founder of highly acclaimed transformational business course, The Source which has produced more results than any program of its kind. Paul hold a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & PLAYWRIGHT: KATHLEEN KELLAIGH
Formerly of the CBS soap opera, GUIDING LIGHT, Ms. Kellaigh is an "all-around" theatre professional, equally at home on stage, in front of the camera, directing, producing, writing and teaching. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, with a BFA in Theatre/Acting, her on-stage performances have been commended as "stellar," "right on the mark," "delightful," and "stand-out," and the shows she has directed have received similar accolades. Ms. Kellaigh co-founded Action Theatre Conservatory (ATC Studios) with her husband Joel Robertson in 1990 and has served as the Artistic Director since its inception. Ms. Kellaigh’s students include Tony & Emmy Award winners & nominees, winners of state-wide and regional acting awards, and innumerable professional actors. She has directed NYC/world premieres, directs regionally, directs and produces TV & film projects, and now is pleased to serve as Network Theatre Company’s Associate Producer , one of the directors, and contribute to the seasons as a playwright. Her bio appears in several editions of Marquis’ Who's Who, including Who's Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who's Who in American Women-- Millennium Edition, and she is proud to be featured in Who’s Who in American Teachers.
October 19-23, 2016
performed IN THE THEATRE DISTRICT, NYC
Our fledgling company had an amazing opening season in October of 2016 when we had over 40 new plays produced and performed in the Theatre District of NYC. Friends, family, and industry alike attended the productions and inspired us to continue our journey. We didn't yet have our voting system; that was in the cards for Season 2...
UPCOMING IN APRIL 2018!
Mariah AyscueSeason Performer, Playwright & Director
Sound Cloud: Mariah Ayscue
Paul J. MichaelExecutive Artistic Director of The Network NYC and Network Theatre Company, Season Director
Member of SDC
Michael MontielSeason Performer
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Alexandra ReySeason Performer, Playwright