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Meet the BIRTH OF VENUS Cast & Crew!

posted Aug 2, 2010, 1:56 PM by Rachel McKinney   [ updated Jan 30, 2011, 10:29 AM ]

NOËL NEEB (director)

began her directing career at Capitol Repertory Theatre. This Texas raised gal always dreamed of launching new works and classics on an international level.  Well, dreams do come true.  She recently produced/directed the critically acclaimed European Premiere, Grasmere, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her company, RoaN Productions. She is associate member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a Director’s Lab Alumnus, and has studied with Jean-Guy Lacat and viewpoints creator Mary Overlie.


Currently appears as Chantal the Songbird in the Tony award-winning revival of La Cage Aux Folles at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.  Off-Broadway, he originated the role of Loki in Tarell McCraney's Wig Out!Vineyard Theatre, under the direction of Tina Landau.  Touring credits include the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof (breaking 'tradition' as the first male to play Fruma- Sarah) and the international tours of West Side Story and Fame: the Musical.  Television appearances include "Law & Order" and "The Kennedy Center Honors" at the John F. Kennedy Center, where he has performed in numerous concerts and operas.   *AEA


A founding member of the infamous Ding Ho Club (whose members include Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone, Denis Leary and Louis CK) DJ Hazard went on to tour nearly all of North America, achieving near cult status along the way. He is currently working on his tenth film, The Lost Children, directed by Mark Harris.
He can be seen in the award winning films Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, Bourbon and Cold Calls and has just wrapped shooting on Evie, Untied and Muttnik. His long-awaited third CD, MAN OF HAZARDIUM, is now available on and will someday be sold on the Moon.


Theater: NYC: Ella Downey in All God’s Chillun Got Wings for Peccadillo Theater Company, Dottie Haines in Tough Guys Don’t Shoot Blanks for Grayce Productions (Fringe NYC at the Barrow St. Theater). Regional: Kate (u/s) in Other People’s Money for John W. Engeman Theater’s, Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost for Southwest Shakespeare and Shakespeare Sedona International: Dorothy Wordsworth in Grasmere  for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Film: “Shades of Gray” and “Room for Two.” Training: B.A. Arizona State University, Further studies with: Mimi Lieber, Peter Frechette, June Stein, Lisa Wolpe. Rachel is also the co-founder of RoaN Productions. For more information, please visit:


Katrina Herrmann is a proud native of Illinois, and is glad to be working with RoaN Productions again.  She has worked for Playwrights Horizons, Theatreworks/USA, Summer Theatre of New Canaan, the stageFARM, Rattlestick Playwrights Company and Naked Angels.