Yvonne Cone Executive Director
Yvonne is the co-founder of SSC and is an NYC based actor, producer, writer, and teacher. Credits include: Shrunken Shakespeare Company: King Lear, Ira, What We Know: An American Retelling of ‘Three Sisters,’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Kill Shakespeare; The Pearl Theatre Company: The Sneeze; La Mama: Firebird; HERE Arts: Gymnos (NYIT Award); The Barrow Group Theatre Company: People on Fire, The Tarantino Variations, Below, Process; Regional: Shakespeare & Co.: Pericles, The Hound of the Baskervilles (American Premiere); Maryland Shakespeare Festival: Midsummer, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare Alive; Shakespeare Orange County: Henry V, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice; Colonial Theatre: The Tempest; American Shakespeare Center: The General of Hot Desire; TV: The Mysteries of Laura; Film: Falling, Take Me With You, Sweet Thing, Bad Blood.
B.F.A. Chapman University.
Anne Cecelia Haney-DeMelo Resident Director
Drama Desk Nomination 2017 (Ellen McLaughlin’s The Trojan Women). Anne is a Brooklyn-based bilingual director, translator, and musician who blends a text-based approach with a surrealist vision. She is a Resident Director at the Flea Theater, and is the Literary Manager of Old Sound Room performance ensemble. Recent work includes Eli Nixon’s Blood Bag (Brown University x The Flea); Max Mondi’s House of Karen (Columbia University x Signature Theatre); Matthew Paul Olmos’ Alone In Our Sex (IRT); Daaimah Mubashshir’s Everyday Afroplay (Jack). Assistant directing includes the world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Angel’s Bone at the 2015 Prototype Festival and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music at St. Ann’s Warehouse, as well as productions for BAM’s Next Wave Festival and Atlantic Theater Company.
B.A. University of Virginia.
Krysta Hibbard Artistic Associate
Krysta is the COO of Silver Towers Productions; an NYC based Production Company dedicated to developing new work. She is a self-proclaimed “artist wrangler,” and works to bridge the gap between the artistic and technical worlds. Krysta was the Associate Producer for the not-for-profit organization Throughline Artists, and produced the Summer Shorts festival of new American short plays at 59E59, as well as Stage to Screen, which gives previously produced short plays a life on the big screen. Past work includes: Catwalk Kings, Arrahal, Seafarer, Capone, Dark Clothes of Night, Igniting the Alabaster You, Love Letters to a Dictator, Everybody Dies, Certifiable. Upcoming projects: For Hope, An Origin Story.
B.S. South Dakota State University, M.S. Indiana University.
Amanda Baumler Company Manager
Amanda is an NYC and Hudson Valley based actor, voice over artist, and singer. She has been with the company since its inception and is honored to continue fostering its growth. Theater credits include: Shrunken Shakespeare Company: Kill Shakespeare; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Our Town; NYMTF: That Lady From Maxim’s; Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center: Godspell, It’s A Wonderful Life; Clover Creek Dinner Theater: Lend Me A Tenor; Robert Moss Theater: Runner Stumbles. Her voice acting credits include: Princess Fash’ems, Disney television; Upside Down Magic: Sticks & Stones, Scholastic Book Trailer; “Zippy” Bag, Coach Inc. web campaigns; Little Sprouts, Cabbage Patch Kids television. Amanda co-chaired past SSC fundraising events including King Lear and Ira.
B.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University
Sofia Nuñez-Morales Director of Social Media/Marketing
Sofia works with several not-for-profit companies and is the founder of CloseUp NYC, a hub for content creation and collaboration. She works in development at National Medical Fellowships and is the Communications Chair for the Jericho Project, a non-profit focused on finding sustainable housing for the homeless. She is passionate about her work with InfluenceHers, a non-profit that helps minority women find their voice in philanthropy. She recently completed a tenure as the Events Manager of New York Yacht Club. Sofia is an avid photographer, to see her work check out www.sofianunezmorales.com
B.A. Sarah Lawrence