Core Artists

  Lisa VillaMil  - Founder & Core Artist   Wrote  NWT's first production,  Kara Sevda  which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and toured in the United States, Canada and Scotland in the summer of 2017.

Lisa VillaMil - Founder & Core Artist

Wrote NWT's first production, Kara Sevda which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and toured in the United States, Canada and Scotland in the summer of 2017.

  Tierney Nolen  - Founder & Core Artist  Played  Celia  in NWT's summer tour of  Kara Sevda  going to Ithaca, Tampa, Minnesota, Portland, D.C., and Edinburgh. She originated the role in their first production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tierney also runs the  social media  for NWT. Learn more about Tierney,  here .

Tierney Nolen - Founder & Core Artist

Played Celia in NWT's summer tour of Kara Sevda going to Ithaca, Tampa, Minnesota, Portland, D.C., and Edinburgh. She originated the role in their first production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tierney also runs the social media for NWT. Learn more about Tierney, here.

  Kaija Pellinen  - Core Artist  The  master behind our marketing, logo, and poster design  - Kaija did all the marketing for the 2017 tour as well as for the original production of  Kara Sevda  in 2016 .  On top of all that, Kaija  stage managed  the tour while transporting the company around the country in her car. Yes, an actual goddess. If you'd like to learn more about her,  click here .

Kaija Pellinen - Core Artist

The master behind our marketing, logo, and poster design - Kaija did all the marketing for the 2017 tour as well as for the original production of Kara Sevda in 2016. On top of all that, Kaija stage managed the tour while transporting the company around the country in her car. Yes, an actual goddess. If you'd like to learn more about her, click here.

 
  William Foote  - Core Artist  Played  Rhys  in NWT's summer tour of  Kara Sevda  going to Ithaca, Tampa, Minnesota, Portland, D.C., and Edinburgh. He originated the role in their first production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

William Foote - Core Artist

Played Rhys in NWT's summer tour of Kara Sevda going to Ithaca, Tampa, Minnesota, Portland, D.C., and Edinburgh. He originated the role in their first production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  Kat Haan -  Core Artist   Directed  the touring production of  Kara Sevda  as well as starting as  Celia  in the Toronto Fringe Festival production. Kat also directed the original production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Kat Haan - Core Artist

Directed the touring production of Kara Sevda as well as starting as Celia in the Toronto Fringe Festival production. Kat also directed the original production at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

  Ross Somerville  - Core Artist  Played  Rhys  in NWT's Toronto Fringe Festival production of  Kara Sevda . Ross also  composed the music  for the touring production of  Kara Sevda.

Ross Somerville - Core Artist

Played Rhys in NWT's Toronto Fringe Festival production of Kara Sevda. Ross also composed the music for the touring production of Kara Sevda.

 
  Duncan Harte  - Core Artist  Duncan trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and can most recently be seen performing Chinglish at the Park Theatre in London.

Duncan Harte - Core Artist

Duncan trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and can most recently be seen performing Chinglish at the Park Theatre in London.

  Hannah Parker  - Core Artist  Hannah trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland along with the rest of the Now What company. Before her time in Glasgow Hannah spent years as a jobbing actor touring Britain both on foot ( Sabotage Theatre ) and in a variety of white vans ( RISE Theatre ,  Riding Lights Theatre ) performing in theatres, community halls, and muddy fields. If you'd like to learn more about Hannah, click  here !

Hannah Parker - Core Artist

Hannah trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland along with the rest of the Now What company. Before her time in Glasgow Hannah spent years as a jobbing actor touring Britain both on foot (Sabotage Theatre) and in a variety of white vans (RISE Theatre, Riding Lights Theatre) performing in theatres, community halls, and muddy fields. If you'd like to learn more about Hannah, click here!

  Samuel Pashby -  Core Artist  Samuel created the orignal sound design for the 2016 production of  Kara Sevda  at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Samuel Pashby - Core Artist

Samuel created the orignal sound design for the 2016 production of Kara Sevda at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 


Associate Artists

  Masa Gibson  - Rhys ( Kara Sevda -  Ithaca)  Masa is an actor and filmmaker located in NYC.  He holds a BA in Music from Rutgers University and a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. He is a classically trained singer and a Meisner-trained actor, having completed the two-year program at the Actor's Workshop of Ithaca. He also graduated from the four-level improv program at the UCB Training Center in NYC. While in Ithaca, he performed in productions with Theatre Incognita, the Readers' Theatre of Ithaca, and the Melodramatics Theatre Company. He has since transitioned mainly to acting for film and television, and after starring in over thirty short films, Masa began making his own films, which have screened at festivals around the country. To learn more about Masa and his projects, check out his website:  http://www.masagibson.com

Masa Gibson - Rhys (Kara Sevda - Ithaca)

Masa is an actor and filmmaker located in NYC.  He holds a BA in Music from Rutgers University and a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. He is a classically trained singer and a Meisner-trained actor, having completed the two-year program at the Actor's Workshop of Ithaca. He also graduated from the four-level improv program at the UCB Training Center in NYC. While in Ithaca, he performed in productions with Theatre Incognita, the Readers' Theatre of Ithaca, and the Melodramatics Theatre Company. He has since transitioned mainly to acting for film and television, and after starring in over thirty short films, Masa began making his own films, which have screened at festivals around the country. To learn more about Masa and his projects, check out his website: http://www.masagibson.com

  Liz Thaler  - Director ( Kara Sevda -  Toronto)  Liz Thaler is a New York-based (and born, and bred) director and playwright. She is Artistic Director of The Fresh Fruit Festival, an annual celebration of queer arts and culture now in its 15th season. She was the founding Artistic Director of In Extremis Theater Company, where she still curates the "Most Unkindest Cut" classics series. Directing credits include  The President Plays, Part 1  (ARS Nova),  Courtney and Kathleen: A Riot Act  (NY Fringe),  The Peddler's Tale  (Edinburgh Fringe) and The Shakespeare Exchange's ShakesBEER pub crawl. Wesleyan University, LAMDA.

Liz Thaler - Director (Kara Sevda - Toronto)

Liz Thaler is a New York-based (and born, and bred) director and playwright. She is Artistic Director of The Fresh Fruit Festival, an annual celebration of queer arts and culture now in its 15th season. She was the founding Artistic Director of In Extremis Theater Company, where she still curates the "Most Unkindest Cut" classics series. Directing credits include The President Plays, Part 1 (ARS Nova), Courtney and Kathleen: A Riot Act (NY Fringe), The Peddler's Tale (Edinburgh Fringe) and The Shakespeare Exchange's ShakesBEER pub crawl. Wesleyan University, LAMDA.

  Ashley Groves  - Stage Manager ( Kara Sevda -  Toronto)  No stranger to performing, design, running a tech booth, and stage managing, Ashley's theatre experience is well rounded. As a Social Worker in the field of Addictions and Mental health, Ashley seeks ways to incorporate principles of social justice, diversity, intersectionality, empowerment and empathy into her passion of theatre. Her recent production work includes: Toronto, Mississippi (Panfish Productions), One More Night Festival (Brick&Mortar), Black and White Shows (InspiraTO Festival). Ashley is currently working on 2 shows at the Toronto Fringe Fest. You can follow her theatre adventures on Twitter:  @a_grovsie

Ashley Groves - Stage Manager (Kara Sevda - Toronto)

No stranger to performing, design, running a tech booth, and stage managing, Ashley's theatre experience is well rounded. As a Social Worker in the field of Addictions and Mental health, Ashley seeks ways to incorporate principles of social justice, diversity, intersectionality, empowerment and empathy into her passion of theatre. Her recent production work includes: Toronto, Mississippi (Panfish Productions), One More Night Festival (Brick&Mortar), Black and White Shows (InspiraTO Festival). Ashley is currently working on 2 shows at the Toronto Fringe Fest. You can follow her theatre adventures on Twitter: @a_grovsie