NPC TEAM

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Kate MueTH

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Kate is an Actor's Equity Union member who works as an actress, director and choreographer in theatre, t.v. and independent films.

 

Ms. Mueth is in her seventh year as founder and Artistic Director of Neo-Political Cowgirls, a not-for-profit women's dance theatre company committed to making exciting theatrical work for women, telling their stories and leading workshops for girls and women in choreographing what they care about.

 

Newly conceived, site specific works created for NPC: ZIMA!, Voyeur, Trojan Women Redux and Wody Girtch Mama. The last two summers NPC mounted EVE, a ground-breaking immersive dance theater experience which won Dan's Papers’ "Best of the Best" award for the best event in the Hamptons, summer 2012.


NPC also was honored with "Best Theater Company" for the Dan's Papers’ annual award. Ms. Mueth also founded and Artistic Directed the award-winning Mulford Rep Theater Company, an Equity summer company in East Hampton. She has enjoyed directing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Sylvia, All in the Timing, Miss Electricity, Irma Vep and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, etc.

 

Recent stage acting work includes Tonight at 8:30 at Guild Hall starring Blythe Danner which she also choreographed, directed by Tony Walton, Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank and Ann Putnum in The Crucible, both at Bay Street Theater, actor/ dancer (captain) for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center spring 2011 world premiere of Monodramas, directed by Michael Counts with music by John Zorn, Molly Bloom in In the Room With Molly Bloom at the Manhattan Theatre Source and at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center (Residency Fellowship), Marjorie in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Mulford Rep.

At the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall: U/S for the female roles in Equus starring Alec Baldwin and directed by Tony Walton, Germaine in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The "Stage Manager” role in Orson Welles’ Moby Dick Rehearsed starring Peter Boyle dir. Tony Walton, Gertrude in Hamlet, Varya in The Cherry Orchard, dir. Josh Gladstone, Miss B. in Enter Laughing with Eli Wallach, dir. Lew Stadlin.

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Kate assistant directed Harris Yulin for The Glass Menagerie, starring Amy Irving also at the Drew. Other favorite roles include Lady M. in Macbeth, Miranda in The Tempest, Medea in Sexodous, May in Mudd, numerous indie flicks and stunt work on All My Children.

 

She has directed, choreographed, acted in or produced many plays and play readings for The John Drew Theater, Bay Street, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company, Mulford Rep, Haunted Mulford, etc.

 

Kate movement coached Tom Keneally's (Schindler's List) play Transport at New York's Irish Arts Center where she worked closely with musician/ lyricist Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Sitz and Jiggles, Ms. Mueth's newly formed sketch comedy film company just released the wonderfully ridiculous "Boys of Summer."

 

Ms. Mueth is Founder and Co-Chair of the East Hampton Arts Council for the arts-vibrant destination town on the tip of Long Island. NPC is a company committed to ART AS ACTION and in being so works with charities to find ways to partner to illuminate their causes through our work.

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CHAMALLIE LAVIDA SINGH

DEI OUTREACH ASSOCIATE

Chamallie Lavida Singh is a New York-based artist who received her BA in Theatre Arts and Political Science. She is an actress, singer-songwriter, producer and director. She has collaborated and created independent projects in film and theatre.

 

Her theatre credits include performing in the devised play Who Could Have Predicted?based on the impact of COVID 19 on communities of color. Also, she directed Jitney,Arms and the Manand a student One-Act play festival, Elite, produced at City College of New York. In addition, she worked as an actress and writer for the short independent film Unspeakable.

 

As an artist, she is dedicated to using theatre as a platform to facilitate community-driven change to highlight and provoke consciousness around injustices that plague our society and environment. She believes in cultivating her personal experience as an activist and utilizing it to create music and stories to bring life to the world through theatre and film.

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HOLLYBETH GOURLAY

PRODUCER

Holly is a UK based actor and producer. She has has been working with the Neo-Political Cowgirls for over 5 years on multiple productions including; “EVE”, “Hysteria”, “B(ə)rd,” “Andromeda” and countless others. Her favourite TV and film credits include: Cassette, The Audition, BBC's MIHigh and The Crash, Pokerface, The Appointment, Playtime, Etoile, No Mean City, Written and Transette Care. Her theatre background includes; 'Traveling While Black', ‘Gruff’, ’Nice T!ts’, ‘The Underpants’, ’A View from the Bridge’, 'Kiss Me Kate', ‘Old Haunts’ and ‘Annie’. She has most recently finished filming for Alan Moore’s The Show. 

 

See more at www.HollyBethGourlay.com

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SUSAN STOUT

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

is an actress who has worked in film, TV and on stage.  Latest work: The Yeats Game, which explored the ideas of marriage and the struggle with one’s own identity. Favorite roles include:  Club from The Vagina Monologues/MMRP, at The Snapple Theater; Lyubov in The Cherry Orchard; Mrs. S in Making Movies; and Karen in A Dawn In Winter. Moving to East Hampton has brought Susan the opportunity to work with Kate Mueth and NPC as a producer, actress, as well as participation in new play readings at Stony Brook. 

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YELLE BELLE

WEBSITE MANAGER

Yelle
Co-founded InCreative.Co, a unique Creative Agency / Creative Collective hybrid model. They are a full-service creative agency with no employees like a traditional agency model. Instead, they have a membership-based community of 100+ freelancers & solopreneurs who work independently until we’re ready to team up for a client’s big request.

 

Yelle's design, strategy, and management work have gotten her clients into New York Magazine, Business Insider, Nylon, Cosmo, New York Times, Commercial Observer, NY Mag’s ‘The Cut,’ and Tribeca Film Festival. Her previous employers and clients include Vornado Realty Trust, booze-free Listen Bar, and CHROM Toothpolish, the world’s first nail polish for teeth :) As a Brooklyn-based creative with an Architecture Major from the University of Pennsylvania, Yelle calls herself a “trained chameleon” who was educated in the Ivy League, raised in Corporate America, escaped to Burning Man, and became an entrepreneur. Her growth and color-changing capabilities have made her adaptable.

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