Meet the Writers & Directors

Are you a writer or director and interested in participating in our next showcase? Send your info and play to fromthecouchtheatre@gmail.com
At this time we're focused on short 10-15 minute plays, but we are open to sketch, screenplay scenes, and more!

Andy Davis

Director

- "What are the Rules" - 2/5/2021

Andy has been teaching, directing, producing, and performing improv comedy with Bent Theatre (Charlottesville, VA) since 2005.  He has also appeared with various local theater productions including Waiting For Godot (Play On!), A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Lion In Winter (Four County Players), The Book of Will (Live Arts), Polaroid Stories (Gorilla Theatre Productions), Coronado (Capital Fringe Festival), and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (PVCC).  He has also appeared in and co-directed The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) with multiple companies and was an Artistic Associate and Education Coordinator with Gorilla Theatre.  He has been riding out the pandemic by home-bartending and hiking the mountains with his partner AG and dog Oz
IG: @hoopoemania

Maddie Dennis-Yates

Playwright

- "The Baker" - 9/26/2020;

- "End of the World Trivia" - 12/11/2020

Maddie Dennis-Yates (she/her) is a playwright and screenwriter. Her most recent project, This is Not the Reunion, was a commissioned full-length piece for Stagefemmes at Kenyon College (Spring 2020). She studied Advanced Playwriting at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and she returned to the O'Neill last summer as a literary intern.  Maddie has also been studying comedy writing at Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City. Maddie attended George Washington University in DC, where she was an art history major and captain of the equestrian team (She likes horses).

Find more at mdennisyates.wordpress.com 

@mdennisyates on Twitter & Instagram.​

Allisyn Just

Director

'Assassinating Zeus", 3/12/2021

Allisyn Just (she/her/hers) is a performer and director from Akron, Ohio. She attended the University of Akron where she majored in Vocal Performance. She has worked extensively in Amish country as an actor with Blue Gate Musicals and was an original cast member of Cedar Point’s Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island in 2019, where she met her favorite playwright and love of her life, Daniel. In her free time, Allisyn loves baking, buying houseplants, and playing with her nephews.

allisynjust.com

Felicia Masias

Playwright

- "Bachelorette", 2/5/2021

Felicia is excited to join From the Couch Theatre company from her couch! 

Felicia has over 10 years experience working in Theatre and over 4 years working in Film/VO, Production design and Scriptwriting!  

She is a "collector of skills" and loves using them in her work;

from Juggling on the Lifetime Channel to eating fire on Youtube!

Some of her most recent projects include being the Host for the Crayola Youtube Channel and fully producing and performing in an audio/visual read along children's book "Janey Junkfoods Fresh Adventure" based on the Emmy award winning show "FoodPlay".

You can check her out in  "The Chicken Party" and "Alien Buzz TV" both available on Amazon! 

Website- feliciamariemasias.com

 

Felicia Marie Masias

feliciamariemasias.com

Daniel Prillaman

Playwright :

- "How to Talk to Your Child About Satan" 10/30/2020; 

- "Black, White, and Red All Over" - 12/11/2020

Director:

- "Food for Thought" 2/5/2021

Daniel (he/him/his) is an actor/writer/ginger Virginian based out of Washington, DC. While he has a special fondness for absurdism, folklore, and horror, he ultimately loves creating plays about honest people (or talking animals) in situations he hasn't seen before. When not gleefully slaving away his "soul" to artistic endeavors and projects, he legitimately enjoys long walks on the beach, a video game with a glass of wine, and biscuits. His one-act play for young audiences, A PIRATE CAROL, was a winner of Moonlit Wings Productions' 2017 Playwriting Contest, and has been produced in camp workshops and schools across the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and you can find more of his work on the New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/10769/daniel-prillaman

Rich Rubin

Playwright 

- "Food for Thought", 2/5/2021

Rich Rubin's plays have been staged throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.
PICASSO IN PARIS was the winner of the 2020 Julie Harris Playwright Award and KAFKA'S JOKE is a finalist for the 2020 Woodward 
International Playwriting Prize.  Member: Dramatists Guild, New Play Exchange, LineStorm Playwrights.  www.richrubinplaywright.com

Joseph Sexton

Playwright

- "Every Glorious Moment of Every Fucking Day" - 12/11/2020

Director

- "Crush Advisor" 2/5/2021

Joseph (he/him/his) is a NYC based writer, director and actor with a background in fine arts. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a graduate degree from Long Island University. His full length play Storytime and other Tales of Love and Deception was
developed during his Laboratorium residency with Rising Sun Performance Company on Governors Island during the summer of 2019. More of his short plays have been produced by Love Creek Productions, The Secret Theater and The Player’s Theatre in NYC.

jsphsexton@gmail.com

Jess Thomas

Playwright

- "Isolation Experiment" -  9.26.2020

Jess Thomas is an all-around theatre and film-type fella, holding a BA in Theatre and a BA in Film from Eastern Washington University.

After graduating, Jess moved to San Francisco and never looked back. He has worked with several local theatre companies, including SF Theatre Pub, AMIOS West, The Dark Room, and The Cutting Ball Theater as an actor, director, writer, producer, and stage manager. He has been seen onstage with Ross Valley Players, Quantum Dragon Theater, SHOTZ, Awesome Theatre, and First Person Singular.

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