MARY MCDONNELL is a New York City based writer, performer, and director. She is a contributing writer for The Truth Podcast (Curse of Numb, Murder at Cakery Bakery, Persuasive Tactics), and can be seen around town performing with her improv team Very Good Boys, or at the People's Improv Theatre in Improvised Gilmore Girls. Other credits include: Coping: A Working Title (writer/performer), Danny Devito is My Apartment (Director), Extreme Harry Potter Fan (writer/performer) and more. For more information or to talk about her Myers-Briggs, follow @MaryinHaste. www.MaryElizabethMcDonnell.com
MARY CLOHAN is an NYC-based writer and performer. Her plays have been seen at Fresh Ground Pepper, EST, and Dixon Place. She is a regular performer with The Armory Improv and has performed stand-up and improv at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The People’s Improv Theater, Broadway Comedy Club, as well as many other scary basement spaces around New York City. She is also a co-host of the comedy podcast Spoiler! @amishmafia24
MONICA JONES DIAZ is a New York based artist, producer, deviser and director. She is currently devising the Untitled Parlor Play, or, For Home Amusement. Other credits include, but not limited to: Nurse in Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s tour of Romeo and Juliet; FIVE in Hottentotted (Ars Nova- Ant Festival; The Tank); Smith in Who We Let In (EST, Youngblood); The Matthew Portraits (producer, Samuel French Festival); Willa, or what she will (producer, Fringe NYC); and The Proverbs (director, OU) Monica holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and is a former Bat member with The Flea Theater.
LENA DABRUSIN is a New York City Producer, Choreographer and Director. Originally from Alberta, Canada, she is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at Capilano University in Vancouver. Her work has been showcased in the NY theatre Barn’s Choreography Lab and she assisted Jennifer Paulson Lee in the off-Broadway production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She received the award for Best Song at the Berlin Music Video Awards in 2014 for her original creation, 'Period Piece' and her Youtube videos with collaborator Stewart Yu have 2.5 million views on Youtube. Lena is a Director/Choreographer at TBT Theater in Manhattan in addition to being a core member of the 1940s harmony group, The New York Nightingales. Lena is thrilled to be representing Rock Rising at the Edinburgh Fringe!
"Girl Bully is an hour of vindication for any woman who has ever been asked if we still ‘need’ feminism. After spending several nights watching male comedians complain about their girlfriends/wives on stage, this show is the perfect antidote. You’ll laugh, you’ll empathize, you’ll make notes for future arguments. And, if Clohan and McDonnell are emblematic of the future of modern feminism, I think we’re heading in the right direction."