SASHA EDEN CREATIVE Producer & Actor
Sasha Eden is an Actor and Producer; she is the recipient of The Harlequin More Than Words Award for being a “real life heroine” and was selected by The UTNE Reader as one of the 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.
As an Actor, Sasha’s work has been featured on stage, television and film. Select projects include the Off-Broadway premieres of I Stand Before You Naked II, Bold Girls, Scab, and BFF; The Women’s Project and The Magic Theater’s world premiere co-production of A Very Common Procedure; Moonworks’ acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Film: Fall to Rise, Uggs For Gaza, Sunburn, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers and Them, Canvas, Tonight at Noon; TV: Law and Order, Guiding Light, Kci and JoJo’s All My Life (MTV video nominee); Web-series: Changing Gears (by Christian Finnegan). She has appeared in numerous commercials, voiceovers and print campaigns since she the age of ten, and has trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse, BADA, Circle in the Square Theater School, Upright Citizens Brigade, and with Earle Geister and Ron Van Lieu. Currently, Sasha studies with Harold Guskin.
Sasha began her producing career working for advertising giant BBDO, producing national commercials for Pizza Hut, Snickers and Duracell. In 1999, she co-founded the critically acclaimed 501c3 non-profit organization WET Productions, with a mission to challenge female stereotypes and advocate for equality. Throughout her fifteen year tenure as WET’s Artistic and Creative Director, Sasha created, developed and produced all of WET’s productions, programs, and events, working with celebrated writers, directors and actors including: Julia Jordan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Adrienne Shelly, Lucy Thurber, Leigh Silverman, Alysia Reiner, Brooke Berman, Sheila Callaghan, Chris Messina, Anna Deavere Smith, Paul Rudd, Abby Epstein, Debra Messing, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lauren Ambrose, Carla Gugino and others.
Additionally, Sasha co-created and produced WET’s award winning educational program, WET’s Risk Takers Series, a media literacy and leadership program, serving hundreds of teenage girls from over 80 participating New York City schools annually. In 2004, Ms. Eden was featured in an article in The New York Times Arts and Leisure section about her work at WET. The Times has called Ms. Eden's producing "polished, professional...the kind that bespeaks attention to detail and respect for craft", and she has been credited for both launching the careers of numerous women writers, and advancing the employment of women writers produced in the theater. Additional producing work includes celebrity performance benefits for the non-profit organizations Choices in Childbirth, and The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, and as co-producer of the recently released, independent feature, Fall to Rise written and directed by Jayce Bartok.
As a Public Speaker, Sasha served as the moderator for six years on WET’s Risk Takers Series, facilitating discussions with guest Risk Takers including Ally Sheedy, Alison Lohman, Keri Russell, Frances McDormand, Mary-Louise Parker, Kelly McGillis, Lily Taylor, Kerry Washington, and Audra McDonald. Sasha regularly appears on panels and leads seminars on the subject of women in the entertainment industry, media literacy, girls’ self-esteem, and producing your own work, and has been a guest speaker and teacher at HB Studios, UJA, The American Theater Wing, NYU, BVEW, NYMF, Wagner and Berkley College. She has been featured in numerous books, including The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom by Camilla Webster, No Place Like Home: A Memoir In 39 Apartments, by Brooke Berman, and the popular lampoon book 50 Jobs Worse Than Yours, by Justin Racz.
A lifelong New Yorker, Sasha graduated from The Chapin School and Vassar College. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, and SAG -AFTRA, and is a member of WET’s Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for The Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Sasha lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. www.sashaeden.com and www.wetproductions.org
MARLO HUNTER Director & Producer
Marlo Hunter is a director & choreographer based in New York City with a passion for and focus on the development of new plays and musicals. She is the winner of the 2013 Callaway Award for Excellence in Choreography for her work on Carner & Gregor’s Unlock’d, which she directed & choreographed at The Duke on 42nd Street for Prospect Theater Company. Marlo directed & choreographed the critically praised World Premiere of Adam Overett’s My Life Is A Musical at Bay Street Theatre, after steering the project from its first reading. She is the Co-Conceiver & Director of The Theatrical Culinary Project – an immersive play in development putting Top Chef finalist & The Chew Co-Host, Carla Hall, into collaboration with playwrights Jeff Augustin, Elizabeth Irwin, Martyna Majok, Daniel Pearle, and Julian Sheppard (recent workshops in NYC, residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm). CURRENT & RECENT: Director, Timothy Huang’s Costs of Living (NAMT); Director, Choreographer & Story, Island Song (Adirondack Theatre Festival); Choreographer, LMNOP at TUTS Underground (Joe Calarco, Dir.); Director, Teeth (MTF workshop in residency at Playwrights Horizons); Director, Costs of Living (Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals). Marlo is working with Larson Award winning composer/lyricist Julianne Wick Davis on the development of a new musical inspired by Jon Crispin’s photographs of the Willard Asylum suitcases. UPCOMING: Director, Tartuffe (Atlantic Theater Company Acting School); Director, Sam Salmond’s Joe’s Pub concert; Associate Director of the Broadway-bound Clueless musical (Kristin Hanggi, director). 2016 National Directors Fellowship Finalist.
Marlo founded Eating Their Words, putting playwrights and chefs into collaboration for one-night-only immersive experiences in New York’s finest restaurants, resulting in World Premiere plays coupled with the menu they inspired. Through ETW Marlo commissioned & directed new plays by Neil LaBute, Beau Willimon, Douglas Carter Beane, Sarah Treem, Theresa Rebeck, David Grimm, Annie Baker, Brooke Berman, Amy Herzog, Keith Reddin, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Sam Forman, Rob Ackerman, Steven Levenson, Zakiyyah Alexander and Liz Flahive.
Select add’l Credits: Director & Choreographer, Date of A Lifetime at New Jersey Rep; Choreographer, Second Stage revival of Terrence McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Peter DuBois, Dir.); Director, Carner & Gregor’s Island Song at the Bloomington Playwrights Project; Associate Choreographer on The Public Theater’s Much Ado About Nothing for the Mobile Unit (Chase Brock, Choreographer); Associate Choreographer on Roundabout Theatre’s revival of Picnic (Chase Brock, choreographer); The Music Man (SDC Observer, mentored by Susan Stroman); Director, A Lasting Impression (The 4th Street Theater); Director, Men Are Pigs (Theatre Row, Living Image Arts); Director, Rob by Sam Forman, 508 by Amy Herzog (EST); Choreographer, The Rockae (Prospect, NYMF). Regional: choreography for Travesties (Long Wharf & Williamstown); Choreographer, Diva Diaries (Tampa Bay PAC, Broward Center, Chicago's Lakeshore Theatre); original choreography for Alfred Uhry's Without Walls (Williamstown). Film: Choreography Consultant, “Faster” (documentary) directed by Robert Mac.
Marlo teaches a workshop, “The Freelance Artist’s Manifesto Boot Camp” in NYC, at universities, and through private coaching, empowering creative freelancers with mental and practical tools to survive and thrive as an artist. She holds a B.A. in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton University, and a Classical Diploma (study of Latin & Greek) from Phillips Exeter Academy. Marlo is a Drama League residency recipient, an alumna of the Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corp, and proud member of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers. She lives in New York with her husband and son.