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TRANSFERENCE, written and directed by Debra Whitfield, was part of the Riant Theatre Strawberry One Act Festival. It ran from February 12th-February 23rd, 2020 at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios and Theatres, as an Equity Showcase.

After experiencing a tragic loss, Jack employs an unorthodox method to heal his pain. As his new self-discovery increases, his life takes an unexpected turn, which changes him forever.


LEANNE CABRERA (Jane)  was last seen as Nightingale in Pan Asian Rep’s production of The Emperor’s Nightingale at Theatre Row. Other NY Theatre: Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature at the Signature Theatre; Chatillion Stage Company (TECH SUPPORT); Pan Asian Rep (No-No Boy, A Dream of Red Pavilions); Leviathan Lab (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It). Regional Theatre: The Fantasticks, The King and I, Jewtopia, South Pacific.


MELISSA HURST (Clarice) New York premieres: Delta in the Sky with Diamonds (with Austin Pendleton), The Houseguests by Harry Kondoleon (Obie Award, Best Play), Utility by Emily Schwend at Rattlestick (Yale Drama Prize, NY Times Critic’s Pick), Antarabhava by Jay Stull at The Brick, The Whale Play by Kati Schwartz at Drama Book Shop, One Neck by Todd Alcott (with Allison Janney) at Atlantic Theatre Company, Dark Ride by Len Jenkin at Soho Rep, and Cause Celeb! (with Charles Busch) at Joe’s Pub. Regional theatre: Life in the Trees (with Josh Brolin) at GeVa, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Pittsburgh Public, Goldstar, Ohio at Hartford Stage. TV: Law and Order, Guiding Light; Film: Eternal Sunshine (2019). Numerous audiobook narrations.


ANGELA PIERCE (Jillian) has worked extensively in television, film and theatre, most recently wrapping The Blacklist. She has a significant resume off and on Broadway, which includes The Great Society, and the Tony Award winning Oslo, for which she won an Obie Award. Angela's varied and considerable career has taken her all over the United States and England, where she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Complete Works Festival. She is widely recognized for her achievements - Boston Film Festival Best Actress Winner for Delinquent, Best Actress nominee by the Connecticut Critics Circle, the Seattle Times and the Arizona Theatre Awards of Excellence. Angela is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Drama Division Alumna and Board Member of The Acting Company. She is delighted to be working with Debra Whitfield on her new play, TRANSFERENCE.


JAY RUSSELL (Jack) Broadway: End of the Rainbow, The Play What I Wrote. Off Broadway: Public, Transport Group, Keen Company, Mint, Irish Rep, Barrow Street, MTC, & Debra Whitfield’s FIRE. National Tours: Wicked and Beauty & the Beast. Regional: Guthrie, Arena Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Utah Shakespeare, Goodspeed, Alabama Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Westport, Vienna & Frankfurt English Theatres. TV: Gotham, Ugly Betty, Mr Robot, The Plot Against America, Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos, Louie, Seven Seconds, Law & Order(s). Film: Morning Glory, Ride, In Lieu of Flowers. Carbonell Award Best Supporting Actor for Indecent at Palm Beach Drama Works. Jay wrote and directed the short film, ruok, which has played at more than 30 Film Festivals all over the world, winning many awards along the way.


BRUCE A. KRAEMER / Lighting Design

ED MATTHEW / Original Music
/ Prop Master

TINA TRUONG / Stage Manager




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