2019 Participants

Brianna Larson

4x6 FOUNDER / PRODUCER

Brianna is the founder and producer of the 4x6 FEST and the artistic director of Theatre eXceptional, a company that produces work for, about, and including artists with disabilities. Brianna graduated with a BFA in Theatre from the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University. She has performed and produced work in New York City; St. Louis, MO; Dublin, Ireland and Tampa Bay. She received the 2014 Jeff Norton Dream Grant from Theatre Tampa Bay to fund the 4x6 FEST, an annual 24 hour play festival in its 5th year. In addition to her work at Theatre eXceptional, she has directed and performed professionally in the Tampa Bay Area with Powerstories Theater, Hat Trick Theatre Company, Two Chairs Theatre Company, The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival, Some Sort of Show, Tampa International Fringe Festival, and The Silver Meteor Gallery. Brianna was nominated for Theatre Tampa Bay's

Outstanding Director Award for her production of FALLING at Powerstories Theatre and was named one of Creative Loafing's "25 under 25" in 2015. She would like to thank the artists, audience, and many volunteers for their continued support of this festival.

Irene L. Pynn’s plays have been produced around the United States and abroad. They include I, Cockroach, Enter, Pursued by a Whale, The Train, How to Field Dress an Android, and several others. Irene is a member of the Dramatists Guild and holds an MFA in writing from Seton Hill University and a PhD in Texts & Technology from UCF. Her other publications include short stories, short plays, interactive plays, alternate reality games, and a novel.

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Ken Preuss is a writer and performer who became a teacher to guarantee an audience 5 days a week. Although his one-acts and short plays have been produced in festivals and schools in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and 47 of the 50 States, Ken can usually be found rooted near Orlando with his wife, sons, and far too many pets.

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Gabby Cabrera
Gabby Cabrera

Gabby graduated from the University of Tampa with a double major in Communication and Film Media Arts. Recently, she wrote, produced, directed and starred in her play (Re)union at the Tampa International Fringe Festival. (Re)union will also be featured at this year's Tampa Bay Theater Festival in September.

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Irene L. Pynn’s plays have been produced around the United States and abroad. They include I, Cockroach, Enter, Pursued by a Whale, The Train, How to Field Dress an Android, and several others. Irene is a member of the Dramatists Guild and holds an MFA in writing from Seton Hill University and a PhD in Texts & Technology from UCF. Her other publications include short stories, short plays, interactive plays, alternate reality games, and a novel.

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PLAYWRIGHTS
Amanda Heisey
Amanda Heisey

Amanda Heisey's favorite credits include: BURN THIS (Anna), BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (Gillian) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Olive) at The Players Cente for Performing Arts; CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Maggie), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Magenta/Trixie) and BLOOD BROTHERS (Linda) Venice Theatre; and CATS (Demeter) with The Manatee Players. She is the Public Relations Manager at The Players Centre for Performing Arts.

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Kaitlyn Eichler
Kaitlyn Eichler

Katie is a musical theater teacher at Theater Exceptional theater company and choreographer/ teaching assistant for the Thurgood Marshall Theater Department. She loves performing and working with performers of all ages and abilities. She is currently pursuing her teaching degree at Arizona State University and is hoping to become a full time arts teacher in the next 2 years. She is excited to be a part of her third year at 4x6.

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Lucinda Schlotterback
Lucinda Schlotterback

Cindy is excited to be returning to the 4x6 Fest where she has participated as both director and actor. Memorable roles include Clybourne Park (Bev), Calendar Girls (Annie), On Golden Pond (Chelsea), Moon Over Buffalo(Roz), Sight Unseen (Grete) and the music video “Best Years of My Life.” She teaches Engineering and Technology at Laurel Nokomis School and, enjoys working in the backbone of theater. Thank you to Brianna for her hard work, leadership and vision!

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Amanda Heisey
Amanda Heisey

Amanda Heisey's favorite credits include: BURN THIS (Anna), BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (Gillian) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Olive) at The Players Cente for Performing Arts; CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Maggie), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Magenta/Trixie) and BLOOD BROTHERS (Linda) Venice Theatre; and CATS (Demeter) with The Manatee Players. She is the Public Relations Manager at The Players Centre for Performing Arts.

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DIRECTORS

Taliana Bosio forgot to send her bio, so we'll assume she is still... currently a Theatre Arts student at USF Tampa and was seen there in The Machinal. Go Bulls! She has been loving being onstage as a singer, actress, and dancer for over 10 years now! She was lucky enough to be an artist as part of the 1st annual Tampa Fringe Festival last year, and this is her third year of The 4x6 Festival.

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Nathan Juliano
Nathan Juliano

Nathan Juliano has appeared in various plays in the Tampa area including Inherit the Wind(Stageworks/ Tampa Rep), Falling (Powerstories Theatre), Wait Until Dark, and What the Bellhop Saw (Hattrick Theatre Company), The Boys Next Door, Oliver!, and Our Town (Theatre eXceptional).

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Alexandria Crawford
Alexandria Crawford

Alexandria Crawford is happy to be back at 4x6. Training includes: B.A. from Rollins College and the American Stage Apprenticeship Program. Some past credits include: Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival), Rebel in COLUMBINUS (Innovocative Theatre), Martha Loomis Pentecost in JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, and Pink in AMERICA: A MOSAIC (American Stage). In September, Alexandria begins her MFA in Acting at Northwestern University led by Tony Winner, Anna D. Shapiro.

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Taliana Bosio forgot to send her bio, so we'll assume she is still... currently a Theatre Arts student at USF Tampa and was seen there in The Machinal. Go Bulls! She has been loving being onstage as a singer, actress, and dancer for over 10 years now! She was lucky enough to be an artist as part of the 1st annual Tampa Fringe Festival last year, and this is her third year of The 4x6 Festival.

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ACTORS