The Cast

Nico Lawson is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts. He studied Commedia Dell’Arte, Burlesque and Vaudeville in France with John Rudlin, in Italy at Antonio Fava’s International School of Physical Comedy, and at The American Mime Theater in New York. Credits include: The Pied Pipers of the Lower East side (PS.122/Theater 80), Happy in the Poorhouse (PS.122/Theater 80), Amerissiah (Theater 80), Ghosts in the Cottonwoods (Theater 80), The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Squeeler (Theater For The New City), Hotel/Motel (Gershwin Hotel), The Bad and the Better (Playwrights Horizon), Collision (Rattlestick), Everything is Probably Going to Be Okay (Ground Up Productions), and the upcoming Where We’re Born, with Lucy Thurber at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater as apart of her Western Mass Cycle series in the fall. He is a member of The Amoralists Theater Company in New York City.

AJ Maroney is absolutely thrilled to be
working on both his first radio play and first collaboration with ODP!  He is a sophomore at UMass Amherst, working towards a BA with a double major in Theater and Classics.  He appeared last semester in the UMass production of Machinal.  Other favorite credits include Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night (with Hampshire Shakespeare Co.) and Nice Guy Eddie in a UMass student production of Reservoir Dogs.  He lives in Sheburne Falls with two pretty cool roommates (one of whom is the director!).

James Emery most recently worked with Old Deerfield Productions as the Prospector in THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, July 2012.  He has
James (2nd from R) as Felix
in "The Odd Couple"

appeared at the Majestic Theater in W.Springfield as Felix in THE ODD COUPLE (2011) and as The Girl's Father in THE FANTASTICKS (2010)  And of his eighteen productions with Northampton's New Century Theater the latest have been NICKEL AND DIMED (2011) and NOISES OFF (2010).  He will be seen this summer in NCT's production of LEND ME A TENOR and this fall in Enchanted Theater of Holyoke's revival of THE SKINNER SERVANTS' TOUR.

Emma Jimerson has been acting since the age of fourteen, and recently graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Theatre. While at Smith, she also spent a semester in London studying acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She has appeared in a number of plays in the Pioneer Valley, including Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, Bertolt Brecht'sThe Good Person of Szechwan, and a Smith College Theatre Department production of Shakespeare's Macbeth. In December 2012, she performed in her first show with Old Deerfield Productions, a radio adaptation of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, directed by Kevin Maroney.

Joan Holliday debuts with Old Deerfield
Productions in this show. You can hear her on-air most days on WRSI The River and WHMP-AM, where she plays great music and keeps up to date with the news.

Vickie Phillips is an award winning singer/actress who remains a familiar face in the New York Cabaret scene. Praised by the New York Times as "a one-woman room warmer", Vickie was nominated by the
Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) for her concept and performance in AMERICAN CABARET:EUROPEAN ROOTS. She was one of the first performers to receive the prestigious BACKSTAGE BISTRO AWARD for outstanding achievement in Cabaret, as well as the annual OOBR (Off-Off Broadway) for her one-woman show SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS. Following performances at The Majestic Theater in

CABARET (Frauline Schneider) and SPITFIRE GRILL (Effy), Vickie opened the Majestic's summer season with her original NY Show A SINGER'S JOURNEY WITH THE SONGS OF JACQUES BREL, KURT WEILL AND CHARLES AZNAVOUR, which played at the Midtown International Theater Festival, The New York Summer Theater Festival (NYSCA), Queens Theater In The Park, and the Richmond Shepard Theater (Off-Broadway), receiving critics' acclaim. On June 22, July 6 and July 9, Vickie returns to Don't Tell Mama with SONGS FOR SUMMER NIGHTS. Visit Vickie's website for more information.....and Yes, you can find her on FACEBOOK! Thrilled and Honored for the opportunity to be a part of this special presentation of JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN. Thanks Kevin, Linda and Michael and Old Deerfield Productions.

Michael Rheault is a musician and composer who works in New England and New York. A 
graduate of UMass Amherst (composition), he Bay Path College, Director of Music at First Park Memorial Baptist Church Springfield College, and organist/cantor at Sacred Heart Church(Agawam, MA). His most recent musical with collaborator Dan Derby, Fabulous!, had its NYC debut at Write Act Repertory last summer and is scheduled for Off-Broadway in early 2014. Other compositions include The Birth (A Christmas Musical), and incidental music for David Mamet's The Water Engine. Recognition includes a MAC award nomination for American Cabaret, European Roots, a JPF Award (1st runner up) for The Birth, and a PBS broadcast of Names From Home (independent documentary). Michael is a resident of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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