WHO WE ARE
Lumina Theatre Company is lead by a team of young artists dedicated to education and creating new, challenging work. LTC leadership is uniquely collaborative, with each member sharing creative and administrative positions. Each member has their own area of expertise, allowing us to grow as a holistic collective with a variety of interests and theatrical skills.
Ella Baldwin (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based playwright, actor, and director. A Bard College graduate of both Theater & Performance and Written Arts, she has taught across writing and theater, and studied classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her work has been performed at En Garde Arts, the Fisher Center for Performing Arts, and her most recent play Crinoidea At the Lounge was workshopped at the 2023 Mid-America Theatre Conference. She is a founder of Lumina Theatre Co., and recipient of the Brooklyn Public Library Community Incubator Grant for a comedy workshop series in partnership with the Red Hook Initiative.
Faith Amrapali Williams is a recent graduate of Bard College, with degrees in Theatre and Performance and Spanish Studies. She has experience with directing, acting, singing, music directing, and various technical roles. Additionally, her focus within the Spanish department is related to finding Latin American playwrights and translating their work. She takes particular interest in analyzing Hispanic theatre and film and applying her understanding of the role of Brown and Black voices in American theatre to the artistic works she encounters in Spanish educational settings.
Philip Carroll is playwright and comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. A recent graduate of Bard College, Phil was the leader of the school’s comedy club, BRAD Comedy, for three years, and has performed in clubs such as Gotham Comedy Club and UCB East. Phil recently made his off-Broadway debut in Theater for a New Audience’s production of Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill.
Anna Laura Falvey (she/her) Anna Laura Falvey (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based poet and theater artist. She is a graduate of Bard College, and holds degrees in Classics and Written Arts with specialization in ancient poetry and tragedy. She is currently serving as an ArtistYear Senior Fellow and resident teaching artist, teaching poetry in Queens, NY. Anna Laura’s written work is forthcoming with Club Plum, Querencia Press, & Bloodletter Magazine, and has appeared in Icarus Magazine, multiple issues of Deep Overstock, Ouch! Collective, Caustic Frolic, and has been featured on the Deep Overstock podcast.
Lydia Funke (she/her) recently received her M.A. degree in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities from New York University. She is originally from Colorado and has a B.A. in K-12 Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Lydia currently works as a teaching artist for a couple of theatre companies, such as New York Theatre Workshop, and as the Interim Education Assistant at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). Previously, she interned at Seattle Children’s Theatre, created a summer theatre program for the Boys & Girls Club, and has taught in a variety of formal and informal educational settings. In addition to teaching, she has worked as an actor, director, house and venue manager, and as the Accessibility Intern for the Verbatim Performance Lab at NYU. She has adapted one of her mother’s children’s books into a play, which is called Wave Me Good-bye. They are collaborating on the project together, and Lydia is directing and producing the show this fall at the Kraine Theater as a co-production with FRIGID New York.
Thai Harris Singer (she/her) is a Brooklyn-born and raised theatermaker and administrator. She graduated from Bard College with a BA In Theater & Performance. She has worked as the Post-Baccalaureate Producing Fellow at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, and is currently a Producing Assistant at En Garde Arts. She is also a playwright and producer whose work is curious about exploring racial performance theory and ancestral legacy through theater, food, movement, words, and song.
Avis Zane (she/her) is a New York City-based actress and writer. She's been a part of comedy shows all around Manhattan, most notably at the Producer's Club and The Pit, performing her one-woman show GARBAGE RAT. She starred as the titular role in Piper de Palma's short film Carmilla, which was showcased at the Nòt Film Festival as well as Boston's Wicked Queer Festival. She earned her BA in Theater and Performance from Bard College, where she had the opportunity to play roles such as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Elizabeth in Richard III.