J. ALAN HANNA (Director) recently choreographed “Speakeasy” as well as choreographed/stage managed “Nicholas Nickleby, the Musical ”, “Tom Jones”, he also stage managed “Blind Angels” and Assisted Directed the Lower East Side Festival this past May at Theater for the New City. This will be his 2nd show to work with the writer of “Love Bites” Beverly Andrews, the first being a staged reading of “Circles” last summer. We developed a friendship from it and hopefully look forward to many more productions in the future. Alan was the Production Assistant on the Off-Broadway show “Siren’s Heart” directed by Lissa Moira. He moved to NYC about 4 years so he is new to the theater scene in NY, but has been involved in acting, directing, choreographing, stage managing, and many other theatre production aspects for many years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Various directing credits include "Woman in Mind", “Proposals”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” “My Fair Lady”, “Annie”, ”Sherlock’s Last Case”, “Anything Goes”, and “Stepping Out” just to name a few. He received DFW top 10 Column Critics’ awards for directing “I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change” and “Rumors”. Carlos, thank you for all your love and support, I couldn’t do it without you by my side!!!
Rachel Daye Adams (Dorothy) is a company member of The Complete Theatre Company in NYC. Rachel began working in the theatre at age ten and received her BA in Theatre Arts from Meredith College, NC. She has trained with the Groundlings in Los Angeles as well as The Pit in NYC. Her performance credits include multiple commercials, musicals and independent movies including a Huggies commercial, Madeline in Nicholas Nickleby, Suzanne in Tom Jones, Mrs. Little in Theatre IV's production of Stuart Little, and she was also seen as Anne Meara on Celebrity Ghost Stories. She has most recently expanded into voice overs and is the voice for Soft Spot Puppies and multiple national War of the Roses segments.
Torian Brackett (Luke) is honored to participate in this year's Dream Up Festival! Credits include, Speakeasy: Adventures in Wonderland (Theater for the New City); The Fantasticks, Urinetown, The Wild Party.