Untitled Theatre Collective

 Create. Collaborate. Challenge.​​​​

About us

Who we are, our mission, values, and manifesto


UNTITLED THEATRE COLLECTIVE is a community of multidisciplinary artists who make work for the theatre. Our mission is to create a community that collaborates in exploring and challenging the boundaries of live performance. Our mission is accomplished in two ways: by expanding the theatrical repertoire with new and daring pieces, as well as reexamining the works of the past.

UTC combines an array of training styles and techniques ranging from theatre, dance, music, and circus arts with an ensemble-driven rehearsal process to ignite our artists and audiences alike. Guided by our principle vision of community, our artists are encouraged to explore all areas of the performance making process.

UTC strives to nurture limitless artistic creativity within our community. To make this possible we house an uncensored environment for the creation of performance where all roles, boundaries, and traditions are challenged and reshaped.

UTC aims to connect with audiences by redefining theatrical boundaries with daring, multi-faceted theatre artists that constantly challenge our sense of creativity and our expectations towards live performance.


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UTC's Manifesto

Current Associates​
Talia Moreta, Belinda Adam, Lorraine Tai, Scott Friend, James Hesse, Kelsey Moore, Darcy Wright, Emily Ota, Erika Santosuosso, Mark Britowsky, Isaac Volbrecht, Lex Briscuso, Rachel Haas, Haley Scott, Frank Bongjio, Mariana Barbosa, Daniel Hainsworth, Matt Giroveanu, Shawn Verrier, Mary Caitlin Kelly, Sean Jenny, Rebecca Sanborn, Tahsin Noor, Sergio Marroquin, HaleyJane Rose, Katherine Dunford, Chris Calfa, Dunya Karam, Livia Oliveira, Alida Rose Delaney, Meg Nadler, Sarah Gwynne Walker, TJ Petti, Alex Luckham, Ana Dratz, Hope Andrejack, Kelly Stauffer.


Darielle Shandler (Production Manager) Stage manager, Light Designer, Playwright, and Producer who has worked with companies such as Caps Lock Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, En Garde Arts, Live Source Theatre Group, The Civilians, New York City Players, and Mill Mountain Theatre. Recent credits: Stage Manager for Hard Sparks’ The Cabaret at the End of the World; Stage Manager for UTC’s An Evening Conference at the Cabaret Dada (Best Multimedia at the Frigid Festival 2017); Stage Manager for Blessed Unrest’s Doruntine (First prize at the Secondo Theaterfestival in Zurich, Switzerland); Light Designer of Post Traumatic Super Delightful (2016 Artist’s Pick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival); and Associate Producer of ICE Factory 2016 at the New Ohio Theatre. Education: B.A. Theatre Arts with minors in Arts Administration and Jewish Studies, Drew University; Broadway Associate Certificate, Brooklyn College. She is the Assistant Technical Director at the New Ohio Theatre. www.darielleshandler.com ​​​​
Carly J. Bauer (Casting/Line Producer) Producer, Casting Director, and Actor, currently attending The New School. Producing credits: Fire On Flaming Roads (Arthur Seelen Theatre); Steppenwolf, a musical retelling (The New School). Between Men (Midtown International Theatre Festival), Broken City: Wall Street (PopUp Theatrics), Bachelorette by Leslye Headland (Walker Space). Casting credits include: Zenith (Lincoln Center ‘17 debut), Do The Blind Dream? (by Barry Gifford), Ocean In A Teacup (Planet Connections Festival), I MISS YOU (writer/director - Sudarshan Suresh). As an actor, select credits include The Irish Repertory Theatre, The June Havoc Theatre, The Player’s Club, The Living Theatre, and The Robert Moss Theatre. She is also a supporting character in the 2017 independent feature film Shithead The Movie (www.shitheadthemovie.com).​​
Alexa Welch (Ensemble Coordinator/Marketing Director) is an original, co-founding member of UTC, she holds a degree in Theatre Arts concentrating in Performance and Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. She was most recently seen in Marymount’s productions of Pericles: Prince of Tyre (dir. David Mold), 12 Deadly Sins: A Cabaret (dir. Lennie Watts, Steven Ray Watkins at Don’t Tell Mama), and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (dir. Bill Russell and Paul Jacobs at the National Dance Institute). While her primary passion is for performing, she is elated to be answering society’s call for new perspectives, untold stories, and explorations of boundaries within art and social constructs through her work with UTC. This past December (2015) she headed the marketing campaign for UTC’s first main stage production, Fire On Flaming Roads. For more on Alexa visit alexawelch.com and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @Untitled Theatre Collective and Instagram @untitledtheatreny!​​
Allyson Steele (Literary Manager) UTC’s Literary Manager and Lab Series Curator and proud UTC co-founder. A Long Island native working primarily as a Sound and Costume designer. Recent credits include: Wonderland, Once upon a Mattress (The York Theatre/Wardrobe), Intermission (Marymount Manhattan College/Sound Designer), Stage Door (Marymount Manhattan College/Costumer Designer), Picnic on the Battlefield (Marymount Manhattan College/Costume Designer). Previously worked with Educational Theatre of New York, The Pearl Theatre Company, Puppet Kitchen, Theatre for The New City, among others. Holds a BA in Design & Technical Production from Marymount Manhattan College.
www.allysonrsteele.wix.com/allysonrsteele
Lauren Fischetti (Executive Director) Native New Yorker, actor, playwright, and producer. Recent producer credits: Co-produced the Theater Resources Unlimited 2016 Audition Event, Assistant Producer for Rising Sun Performance Company’s production of Sprucehaven B, Producer of Fire On Flaming Roads at the Arthur Seelen Theatre through Untitled Theatre Collective, of which she is a founding member. Lauren is currently the Producing Assistant for Junkyard Dog Productions' new musical COME FROM AWAY, coming to Broadway in spring 2017. As an actor, Lauren has worked with Ten Thirty One Productions, Between Us Productions, and the New York Film Academy among others. Lauren would like to thank UTC, her family and friends for their continued hard work and support of the arts. Lauren holds a B.F.A. in Acting and Arts Management from Marymount Manhattan College. www.laurenfischetti.com​​
Lucca Damilano (Artistic Director) Visual artist, director, playwright, and designer for the theatre. Worked with Apotheosis Opera, PopUp Theatrics, Working Theatre, Pearl Theatre Company, Secret Theatre, Educational Theatre of New York, New York State Theatre Institute, Lenox Hill Neighborhood Playhouse, Xoregos Performing Company, Theater for The New City, among others; assistant on puppet manipulation and assistant director for The Indelible Mark on Edward Barron at Drama League Directors Project under Michael Goldfried & Stefano Brancato; devised new work for Untitled Theatre Collective in New York and Os Teatores in São Paulo, Brazil. Featured works in Secret Theatre's Flying Solo Festival, Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival and Between Us Productions' Take Ten Festival. BA in Directing/Design & Technical Production from Marymount Manhattan College. www.luccad.wix.com/home