Coley Campany and Robyne Parrish met at the Labyrinth Theater Intensive Ensemble in NYC during the summer of 2014. While there, they developed a deep bond through creative artistic expression. It wasn't until a personal revelation on Facebook a year later that they realized how much they had in common. A post about multiple pregnancy losses inspired a private conversation between the two women. They both had been writing scenes, monologues, poetry etc as a way to cope with their silent losses. Robyne and Coley expressed a desire to create a play about pregnancy loss, and began to share what they had  written individually. Once their stories were combined, they began to see that there was a powerful story to tell. Coley and Robyne deeply desire to speak about their pregnancy losses so that others feel the relief of hearing their own story told, or feel empowered to tell their own.

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Robyne Parrish is an Actor/Director, currently residing in NYC. Most recent regional directing credits include: The Seagull at Seton Hill University, Mumburger at Off the Wall (also at Off the Wall 4.48 Psychosis, The Carols, The Musical of Musicals the Musical, Stop Kiss, The Zero Hour, The Mercy Seat, House of Yes, Looking for the Pony, and Shaken and Stirred) Steel Magnolias with the Great American Melodrama and Grey Gardens with Front Porch Theatricals.  She served five seasons as Artistic Director of the Gilbert Theatre in NC. In NYC she was Founding Artistic Director/Executive Director for six years of Sonnet Repertory Theatre Inc. and assistant/intern to the Company Manager of WICKED on Broadway. Appeared Off-Broadway as an actor (The York, The Mint, Musicals Tonight!) and has directed for various festivals, off- (and off-off) Broadway: Musicals Tonight!, Insomniacs, NYICF, NY Artists Unlimited, Sonnet Rep, and the 79th Street Workshop/Incite Productions). A theatre educator for more than 15 years teaching students from grade school through the collegiate level, she is currently Adjunct Theatre Professor at FTCC in Acting/Voice and a private coach with NYC Actor and the Biz. BFA in Drama from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and MFA Graduate candidate in Theatre and Pedagogy at Point Park University. Labyrinth NYC Intensive Ensemble member, trains with Double Edge Theatre and Cotter Smith. Proud member Actors Equity/SAG-AFTRA, performs regionally across the country and published author RM Parrish. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

www.robyneparrish.com.

Coley Campany is a Southern American writer, actress, dancer, director, and choreographer. Coley began her career as a professional dancer with Ballet Memphis. She then joined New Ballet Ensemble as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer for 11 years.  After two dance injuries and several miscarriages and late term pregnancy losses, she began to look for other ways to create. Coley moved to New York City, where she found her artistic community while training with the Labyrinth Intensive Ensemble. Working with these bold artists gave Coley the inspiration to explore her voice combining writing, dancing, and acting. Still, Birth.  reflects that. Coley has created a dance film called Still, Birth. that she will begin submitting to film festivals this winter with the hopes that she can further engage the discussion. She is a member of the sketch comedy group The Non-Violet Offenders in Atlanta, Ga. She writes, directs, produces and directs sketch comedy for film and stage. Coley can also be seen in film and television shows like NCIS:NOLA, The Resident, Loving, and Watchmen.

www.coleycampany.com

 

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