New York Musical Festival

MotherFreakingHood! was selected as an Invited Production in the 2017 New York Musical Festival, the largest annual musical theatre festival in America, and made its New York debut August 1, 2017. Julie and Sara extend deepest gratitude to Dan Markley, Rachel Sussman and Liz Ulmer at NYMF for the opportunity to showcase this labor of love; General Manager Sharon Fallon for driving the minivan and her assistant George Youakim for co-piloting like a road warrior; Stage Manager Bernita Robinson and the team at Richard Hillman Public Relations for GSD, and the rest of the creative team and exceptional cast and crew who brought MotherFreakingHood! to life, including:

Terry Berliner (Director/Choreographer)

Terry Berliner specializes in developing and directing new plays and musicals. Her Broadway credits as resident/assistant director include The Lion King, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Sound of Music, and The Red Shoes. She has directed and choreographed Off Broadway, in regional theatres, and universities across the country. She recently directed Rehana Lew Mirza’s play Soldier X at Brooklyn College, Return to the Forbidden Planet at SUNY Buffalo, Michelle Elliott’s new play Promising at The Beckett, and Kirsten Guenther and Tony Asaro’s new musical, The Cable Car Nymphomaniac, at both Z Below and The Eureka Theatre, in San Francisco. Her new musical Alone in the U.S., written with Bobby Cronin, was presented at Penn State in 2016, made it’s U.K. debut in 2015, and in 2014 won the Outstanding Program of the Year Award at Marymount Manhattan College. Ms. Berliner has served as artistic director for the North Shore Summer Theater Workshop and LeAp Onstage. She has written for American Theatre magazine, Theatre Bay Area, Theatre History Studies, and participated in the Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat. For 5 years Ms. Berliner served as a member of Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel nominating committee. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Daniel Doss (Musical Director)

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Daniel is the composer of Red Death, an original opera based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe; Nelly Don: The Musical and Wild and Willful Women, an original musical selected for the 2014 TRU Musical Reading Series. Daniel graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music with a degree in Music Composition.

Teresa Sinder-Stein (Costume Design)

Recent NYC: The Crusade of Connor Stephens, Promising, Breakfast with Mugabe, Hereafter Musical. Broadway & Regional Tour: I’m Not Rappaport (revival); Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center); Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man from Atlanta (Signature Theatre, Huntington Theatre, & Alley Theatre). Selected NY credits: Founding resident costume designer at Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Public Theater, Lucille Lortel, Classic Stage Co., Vineyard Theatre. Regionally: South Coast Rep, Goodspeed Opera Company, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ford’s Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse and Dorset Theatre Festival. MFA Yale School of Drama. USA local 829. Special thanks to my very patient family.

Harriett D. Foy

Harriett D. Foy (Marcia)

Broadway: Amelie, Amazing Grace, The American Plan, Mamma Mia!, Once on This Island. Off-Broadway: Rimbaud in New York, On the Levee, Crowns (AUDELCO Award). Regional: The House That Will Not Stand (Yale Rep.; Berkeley Rep, Bay Area Award); Dance of the Holy Ghosts (Yale Rep.); Women of Brewster Place (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes nomination). Film/TV: Collateral Beauty, Winter’s Tale, Civil, Billions, Limitless, Orange is the New Black, etc.. Howard University. @divafoyh “WGATAP!”

Erin Leigh Peck

Erin Leigh Peck (Angie)

Erin Leigh Peck is the proud mother of two kids who are away at summer camp for seven whole weeks. Before achieving this dream, she appeared on and off-Broadway (Disenchanted; The Toxic Avenger Musical; I Love You, You’re Perfect….), and in lots of commercials. This is her fourth NYMF show.

Veronica Reyes-How

Veronica Reyes-How (Rachael)

A graduate from the University of Michigan, is thrilled to be in Motherfreakinghood! She most recently booked a role in the ABC pilot Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff.  Previous credits include the national tours of Rent, Miss Saigon and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and TV shows The Blacklist, Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.  Many thanks to God, her husband Bradford and her family.

Jimmy Brewer

Jimmy Brewer (Male Ensemble)

Theatre:  Trouble With Dead Boyfriends (MCL Chicago), Hit Her With The Skates (NYC Reading), The Black Suits (Kirk Douglas Theatre).  TV:  Blue Bloods (CBS).  Current Senior of Carnegie Mellon University.  Eternal love for his family for their everlasting support and guidance.

Annie Dow

Annie Dow (Female Ensemble)

OFF-BROADWAY: Tanya Saracho's Fade at Primary Stages. REGIONAL: Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, Song for the Disappeared with Passage Theatre Company. TV: I Love You...But I Lied (Lifetime) and the Late Show with David Letterman (CBS). Proud Mexican Immigrant. NYU Tisch. IG: @missanniedow


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