Introducing the Cast & Creatives for

Death And Taxes!

Clare Bierman is a playwright and lyricist raised in a Japanese-Jewish home with a snake, some rabbits, and a bunch of finches. As a performer, she’s been seen on stages across the US, and a lot in Copenhagen for some reason. She was a cast member on Un-Scripted Theater Company’s house team DASH in San Francisco. She also played baritone horn with San Francisco’s Burlesque Marching Band. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Musical Theater Writing at NYU.

Brooke Trumm is a composer, percussionist, and teaching artist from Portland, Oregon. She has written for the original musicals “Heartstrong” and “The Secret of Life,” and classical commissions in Idaho and Oregon, including Classical Ballet Academy in Portland, OR, and the DancersDrummersDreamers ensemble in Moscow, ID. Brooke has been an active percussionist for 15 years, more recently performing in Torchsong Theatre Company’s “The Ripper,” (OR) and the song cycle “The Lady Power Project” with HARP Theatricals (NY). She is excited to be working with HARP again on Death & Taxes and see the show come to life.

Maggie Monahan is an NYC-based theatre artist dedicated to confronting the most difficult questions in the public sphere through art. Her work has been seen in New York at the Tank, Theatre Row, 54 Below, and Lucid Body House; in Chicago at Collaboraction, Rivendell Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Clockwise Theatre; and internationally in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has assisted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the National Theater of Sarajevo, Audible Theater at the Minetta Lane, and the first national tours of Escape to Margaritaville and School of Rock. BA Northwestern. SDC Associate.

Kayla Michelle Williams is an artist, writer, and stage manager from Austin, Texas. She studied Theatre Production & Management, Digital Media & Video Production, and Playwrighting at Marymount Manhattan College. There she discovered her passion for storytelling, the creative process, and the community art creates. She previously worked with HARP Theatricals on Lady Power Project as Stage Manager. 

Ali Regan is a multi-hyphenate performer and creative based in NYC. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch with minors in the Business of Entertainment and Producing. Her recent pre-pandemic work includes: Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret (NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway), and 25 in The Wolves (NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway). Art keeps on, even in pandemic. Ali is focused on what good we can make out of it all now, later, and onward. Stay safe and warm! 

Abby Rosen is a performer and dance-maker currently based in Reno, Nevada. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she began studying music theater and dance at a young age. She has had the pleasure of participating in regional theater in The LA area at The Alex Theater and Glendale Center Theater. She has also performed with The Missoula Children’s Theater as Geppetto in their touring production of Pinocchio. Currently, Rosen attends the University of Nevada, Reno where she has participated in many productions including musicals, dance concerts, residency performances, and operas. Some of her favorite credits include, Marian Paroo in The Music Man (2016), Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown (2018), Papagena in Die Zauberflote (2018) and Marta in Spring Awakening (2020). She recently had her debut as a choreographer in UNR’s Fall Dance Festival with her piece “Sketti!” She will graduate from UNR with a BA in Musical Theater and a BA in Dance Performance in 2021.

Grace Bobber is a Chicago-based actor represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent. Recent pre-pandemic theatre credits include: Hundred Days (Kokandy Productions), Knuffle Bunny (Northbrook Theater), and Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (Lifeline Theater). Grace is a Northwestern School of Communication and Bienen School of Music graduate. For Tessa. www.GraceBobber.com

Hannah Fernandes is a multiracial theater artist who has performed roles, ranging from "Jasmine" in the brand new production of DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH, to "Carrie Pipperidge" in a fully staged concert of CAROUSEL (Music Theatre Wichita/Wichita Symphony) to "Velma" in CHICAGO (directed by Stephen Kopel of Roundabout Theatre Company), in addition to her work in the resident ensemble of MTWichita's 2015-2017 summer seasons. Hannah holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Wichita State University and just recently graduated from the 2-Year Meisner Acting Program at The Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC. REGIONAL THEATRE: MTWichita – Carousel (Carrie Pipperidge), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Sister), Hello, Dolly!, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!; EDUCATIONAL THEATRE – Chicago (Velma) dir. Stephen Kopel, The Spitfire Grill (Percy) dir.

Wayne Bryan, Into the Woods (Cinderella); ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Signature Theatre– Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel). HANNAHLFERNANDES.COM