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 is an actor/director/producer/writer stage and film: current projects include writer/creator Peri-Street the series, the short film What If I Were You and two plays in the Chain Theatre Short Play festival.  

 

As an actor, most recently: world premiere of When We Fall by Emma Gibson with Pittsburgh Public Theatre, the new musical Close, But Not Too Close with PROJECTY NYC, and the rolling world premiere of BD Wong’s The 3 Karen’s with Weathervane Theatre and OOTB NYC. In 2019/2020: The Giant Hoax Off Broadway with Indieworks at Theatre Row and Off Broadway at the Chain the the WP of Chasing the River.

 

Off Broadway: York Theatre, The Mint, Musicals Tonight!, Sonnet Rep and the NY Music Festival. Regional: The Arden, Virginia Stage, the Pittsburgh CLO, Theatre Raleigh, NJ Rep, Sierra Rep and the Public Theatre of Maine. An Addy award winning commercial actress; best actress in the short film Vulnerability (which she co-wrote and produced) at PCIFF and starred opposite Richard Kind and Steve Guttenburg in the feature, Help Me, Help You. Directing credits include: Urinetown The Glass Menagerie, The Seagull, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, 4.48 Psychosis, Stop Kids, Godspeed, It's a Wonderful Life, The Fantastiks, Musical of Musicals, Zero Hour and more.

 

Acting coach with Parrish and Co. Published author. UNCSA graduate. Graduate studies at Point Park University. London: Royal National Theatre. NYC currently with Russian Arts Theatre. Member National Alliance of Acting Teachers and the LAByrinth Intensive Ensemble. AEA and SAG-AFTRA. 

 

More at: www.RobyneParrish.com.

Instagram @parrishandco

Coley Campany 

Coley Campany is a Southern American writer, actress, dancer, director, and choreographer. Born and raised in Mississippi, she began her career as a professional dancer with Ballet Memphis and New Ballet Ensemble in Memphis, TN. After dance injuries, several miscarriages, and two late-term abortions, Coley began to look for other ways to create. She moved to New York City and found her artistic community while training with the Labyrinth Intensive Ensemble.

In addition to the play, Coley has created a dance film called Still, Birth., as a way to further engage the discussion around pregnancy loss and women's reproductive rights. 

Coley also writes, directs, produces, and directs sketch comedy for film and stage and is a founding member of the sketch comedy group Meekus. Coley can also be seen in film and television shows like Candy, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Creepshow, The First Lady, NCIS: NOLA, The Resident, Loving, Watchmen, and the upcoming Hulu series, Mike.

Coley supports and recommends the grassroots non-profit organization 601 For Period Equity, based in Vicksburg/Jackson, MS. The organization has donated over 500 care packages to women's shelters, schools, community organizations, and menstruating people in need across Mississippi.

www.coleycampany.com

 

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