Headshot_Terrence Montgomery copy Terrence Montgomery (Tom) is an actor, director, acting coach and acting teacher in NYC. His expertise also includes working as a director, lighting designer and stage manager in productions around the USA as well as in Scotland, Russia, Poland, Georgia and Romania. His loyalty to the theatre dates back through his grandmother Elizabeth Montgomery who started the Tony and Olivier award-winning Motley Design Group; her company created costumes and sets for many productions in London, on Broadway and at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Montgomery’s recent acting credits include: NY Stage: Hank in Bluff in Thespis Festival 2016, Ed in Immortal in Thespis Festival 2016, WC Fields in The Canary Trials, Ernest Hemingway in Ayn Rand in Wonderland; Mark Twain in Mark Twain and the General; Matthiot in Dreams of Sturgis; John in The Prayer; Chebutykin in an immersive Three Sisters; Kurt Diebner, Farm Hall; Sir Toby in Twelfth Night; Duke of York in Richard II; King Edward in Richard III; Ghost in Hamlet; Professor Sheridan in The Fourth State of Matter; and many more.
Headshot_Sean Shannon copy Sean Shannon (Paul) last performed on stage in the world premiere of Edward Allan Baker’s Sonny Under the Assumption in New York City and Toronto and has performed in numerous Off­Off­Off Broadway stage productions. He also recently finished filming several independent film projects including the lead in the feature film Invisible Ink, which was recently screened as part of the Big Apple film festival.
Headshot_Richard Aven copy Richard C. Aven (Director) has directed plays by Chekhov, Coward, Hellman, Shepard, and Shakespeare, among many other new works. In December 2011, he joined the Amios company, directing for their Shotz series on the first Monday of each month. In early June, he directed a short film based on a Shotz piece by Lauren Lubow, Mudpies. Look for it in competitions in 2017. In July 2014, for the Fresh Fruit Festival he directed Liz Thaler’s The Peddler’s Tale. Previous to that, as the Associate Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group, Richard directed fourteen of the thirty plays developed through their various reading and staged reading series. In April 2013, in The Studio Theatre of The Pershing Square Signature Center, he directed the Mixed Phoenix world premiere of Smoke, by Native American playwright Vickie Ramirez with a cast that included Raúl Castillo and Tanis Parenteau. Richard holds a B.A. in music (piano) and an M.A. in renaissance literature (Michigan State University), as well as an M.F.A. in directing (The Theatre School, DePaul University). During the course of his education,he was privileged to study with David Renner (Piano, MSU), Dr Philip McGuire (Shakespeare, MSU), Kenneth Muir (Shakespeare Institute), Joseph Slowik (Directing, DePaul), and David William (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival, Ontario). In 1995, he co-authored Acting: Preparation, Practice and Performance (Harper Collins) with Dr. Bella Itkin (Acting, DePaul), an in-depth application for actors of sensory technique to text. Richard is very pleased to be partnered again with Alex and having the privilege of directing his work.
headshot_Alex Hersler copy Alex Hersler (Playwright) is a proud graduate of the Creative Writing for the Media Program at Northwestern University. In NYC, Alex’s short plays have been produced by Amios Theater Company: In the Glass Coffin, Ciao for Now; and with support from Athena Theatre Company: Alvin Ballister v. Alvin Ballister, ACI. This world premiere of Algorithmism represents his first full length production.
20151223_LightTest Gonçalo Ruivo (Stage Manager) is honored to be part of the NY Fringe Festival and Algorithmism. Credits as SM: Dance Collage Vol.1 (Studio – SGI) The Children’s Hour (Atlantic Acting School / NYU Tisch) directed by Paul Schnee: Keeping Abreast (Secret Theater) and The Liddy Plays (Crashbox Theater) both directed by Sharon Halevy. ASM in Clown Bar (Pipeline Co) directed by Andrew Neibler.
As an actor on stage: Circus Circus (Loyalty Productions); Addicts (Theater for the New City) Much Ado about Nothing (Snapped Productions) 48H NYC2 Festival (Northwest Passage) Fear and Misery of the III Reich (Arthur Seelen Theatre). Blue-s-cat The Invisible Dog Art Center – ongoing collaboration with performer/director Jacquelyn Landgraf) Rhinoceros, Icarus’s Mother, Cowboys#2 (Atlantic Acting School).
Film: Inside the American Mob (National Geography); Trapped (Zellee D. Jones); Chaos and Danger (Michael Lukk Litwakk), Hungry Ghosts (Michael Imperioli).
Headshot_Veronique Ory copy Veronique Ory (ACR) is an Actor and Producer based in New York City. Ms. Ory is the Founding Artistic Director of Athena Theatre, a non-profit theatre company since 2003. Ms. Ory is excited to continually support new works! She was honored to present the World Premiere of The Man Under by Paul Bomba Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters.
Headshot_Christina Verde copy Christina Verde (Lighting Designer) is glad to be designing alongside the talented cast and crew of Algorithmism in this year’s Fringe festival. Recently returning from touring as an audio and lighting technician for Groove National Dance Competition, her Off-Broadway Lighting Design/Tech credits include the staged production and tour of iLuminate’s Artist of Light at New World Stages, Pinchbottom’s Pretencion at the Elektra Theatre (Times Scare), Mighty Real at the Painted Bride Arts Center, as well as multiple shows for the NYMF, Fringe, Frigid and Strawberry One Act Festivals in NYC over the last 6 years. She is also the Resident Lighting Designer for Walking In Space Productions, and runs her own technical production company, Green Lite Productions. Check out her website at for pretty pictures of shiny things she’s lit!
headshot2_Susanne Houstle Susanne Houstle (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for theatre, film and live events in Boston and NYC. Credits include The See-Throughs (Asterism Theater), The Importance of Being Earnest, Company, and Kimberly Akimbo (Moonbox Productions), Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company), Sexyback: or what you will (Touch Performance Art) and Not Jenny (Bridge Repertory Theatre). She is currently working toward her MFA in costume design at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Drew Nungesser (Sound Designer) is a musician and actor originally from St. Louis, MO. He moved to NYC in 2011 to attend the Atlantic Theater Company’s conservatory program. Recent score/sound credits include The Anger In Ernest & Ernestine (Fringe2014) & The Girl Who Stole the Moon. You can listen to his music at
Jae Kramisen (Associate Producer), a New York City native, received her Bachelor’s of Arts from SUNY Purchase. A playwright and producer, she has had nearly 50 productions of her plays throughout a dozen U.S. states, as well as in Canada, England, and South Korea. She is currently the writer-in-residence at Moon Society Theatre, where she is developing The Moon Trilogy, three plays that explore a world in which the moon has disappeared. An avid backpacker, she recently returned from hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, hiking from Georgia to Maine. She is thrilled to be working on Algorithmism. For more information visit:
j4 copy Abby Lyall (Fundraising/Publicity) is a student at NYU’s Stern School of Business studying Finance and Computer Science. She is passionate about bringing the topic of Artificial Intelligence to the New York stage. You can read her ramblings about AI and tech at
headshot_Matt Delbridge copy Matt Delbridge (Graphic Designer) is a designer originally from the Bay Area. He currently works at Google Creative Lab, as an adjunct professor in the design department at the School of Visual Arts and as a lecturer at Cornell Tech. Matt has worked for clients such as Nike, Apple, Hermès, Facebook, and the City of New York. His work has been recognized by AIGA and appeared in numerous publications. He received a BFA with destination from the California College of the Arts in 2011.
Headshot_Lally Varela Citlally Varela (Assistant Stage Manager) is a senior at Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts. She does tech for all the production done at school and she also works with Roundabout Theatre Company in SPW (Student Production Workshop). She has also worked with Jason Jacobs preview show for his play Miss Blanche Tells It All as the Production Assistant. Her goals are to go to Ithaca College and study technical theatre there to pursue her career goals to work on Broadway.
Bree Doobay (Assistant Stage Manager) attended the Theatre Conservatory program at SUNY Purchase before venturing out on her own as a stage manager. Credits include Subliminal (Broad Views on Broadway), The Taming of the Shrew (The Gage Players), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk NYC), and ASDS Rep Series (Brierpatch Prodctions). As of September, she will be working with Third Rail Projects in their immersive theater production of Then She Fell. She hopes to one day advance from stage management to producer.