ALYSON BRANDT is the Chairman of the Board for Naked Angels in New York. She has proudly supported NA for 15 years and served as the Chair for 13 years. In addition to supporting theater, she is the President of DoubleDigit Sales, a training and consulting firm. She works with Fortune 500 companies to develop sales, management, and leadership skills and capabilities to help drive growth.
BETH EMELSON is the Associate Artistic Producer at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC. Folger Theatre has won four Helen Hayes Awards for best play (Sense and Sensibility, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and Hamlet) during her tenure. Off-Broadway: Producing Director, Atlantic Theater Company (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner); Producing Director, Classic Stage Company (Lortel and OBIE Award winner). Broadway and Off-Broadway: Associate Executive Producer, Lincoln Center Theater (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, Lortel and OBIE Award winner); General Management Associate: Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Public Theater; Producing Director and Member, Naked Angels. She has also produced several short films, a comedy series for HBO and she produces for both the Nantucket and Tribeca Film Festivals as well as teaching producing at New York University.
GEOFFREY NAUFFTS has worked as an actor on and off Broadway, regionally, and extensively in film and television. He’s directed plays by Kenneth Lonergan, Frank Pugliese, Theresa Rebeck, and Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as Naked Angels’ critically acclaimed production of Steven Belber’s Tape in New York, LA, and London. As a writer, his credits include: Baby Steps, an award-winning short film starring Kathy Bates; Jennifer, a CBS movie of the week, two seasons on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters, the Emmy-nominated mini-series Political Animals, and four seasons on Nashville (two for ABC and Two for CMT.) His critically acclaimed play Next Fall was originally produced off-Broadway by Naked Angels and moved to Broadway where it received the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Award for Best New American Play in 2010 and was nominated for a Drama League, Drama Desk, and Tony Award.
JASON NUZZO is an actor, writer and producer. Classically-trained, he studied at the Atlantic Theatre with David Mamet, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, the Stella Adler Studio and the graduate conservatory at Temple University. He has performed at the Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as in television & film, working with directors including Michael Kahn, Henry Woronicz, Kevin Moriarty, John Clancy, David Koepp and Brian DePalma. He has performed his solo works at the Bowery Poetry Club, the Red Room and the Clemente Soto Velez Center and worked extensively as a voice artist for television, radio and video games. He also served in executive, general management and strategic consulting capacities for nonprofit and performing arts organizations including the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Whole Art Theatre in Michigan and works with the Board of Elections in New York City. He is a former Creative Director of Naked Angels' Tuesdays@9 and is a dedicated member of its cold-reading community.
MELISSA WOLFF is an active member of the Tuesdays@9 community in NYC. She is an actor, writer, producer, project manager and marketer. Melissa has appeared in web series, short films and in numerous plays in NYC, regional theaters and in the Edinburgh; Washington, DC; and New York fringe festivals. She has also recorded voiceovers for television and radio. She currently leads digital projects for a variety of entrepreneurial clients at Blue Label Labs, a software development shop. Previously, she was the Director of Client Services and Marketing at Tierra Innovation, whose clients include CBS, Warner Bros., The New Yorker and The Paris Review. As a marketing executive, Melissa has extensive experience building brands and devising integrated marketing campaigns for media companies, including Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon and Oxygen Media. Yale graduate. www.melissawolff.com
Naked Angels is supported by:
American Chai Trust
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
The Patrina Foundation
Rigg Family Foundation