Cast and Crew

(In Alphabetical Order)

J. Deschene (Director) is pleased to bring The Birds to T@F with such amazing actors! Previous T@F credits include: The Trojan Women, Lysistrata (director); The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), Pride & Prejudice (Lady Catherine). Elsewhere: The Congresswomen, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (director), Tartuffe (Mme. Pernelle, Theatre to Go); Dr. Faustus (Wrath and 2nd Scholar, Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company). In addition to directing and acting, J. offers Tarot and Oracle readings through her Etsy shop at

Sue Downing (Diane) has appeared onstage with T@F as The Gravedigger (Hamlet), Mrs. Pernelle (Tartuffe) and Busman (R.U.R.) and has directed short plays for Festivals@First 9 ("Mother Goose's Grave") and 10 ("Beatrix Potter Must Die!"). Favorite roles in a previous life include Violet, Sonya, Marie Jeanne, Constance, Bolingbroke, Cassius, Hermia and the Poet's Wife.

Rajita Menon (Julia) is a performer and scientist currently making beautiful messes with movers, poets and playwrights around Boston. Favorite messes include : Owning Dissonance, a play exploring racial x generational trauma in women, sound design for PMRP’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and teaching a 'Physics and Dance' artistic workshop with Syntheater. She is also a movement slam facilitator with Paradise Moves and a researcher of the human microbiome.

Andrew Quinney (Nat) is proud to make his debut with T@F. He can also be seen playing a Zombie and lending his voice as the Radio Announcer in The Night of The Living Dead with TCS. When he’s not busy selling tickets for Old Town Trolley Tours, you can find him in different theatre groups. He was Malvolio in The Bard Brigade’s Twelfth Night, learned how to master puppetry in Anything Can Happen, and twice helped a cast win a DASH for Best Ensemble as The Interviewer for The Shadow Box with Winthrop Playmakers and also as Edgar Allan Poe’s Father in Nevermore with TCS.

Santiago Rivas (Program Director) is spending his 17th year with T@F making sure the auditions are organized, the chairs are set, and the cupcakes are ready. He has directed four Bare Bones readings, four Giving@First plays and a Festival@First one-act. He survives the pandemic with the help of his fabulous redhead of a wife and his 10 year-old tank.

Stephen Turner (Tierney) includes among his stage credits Anna Christie (Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe and Tower Theatre London), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Marblehead Little Theatre), Monster in the Mirror/Night of the Super Sleuths (Post Meridian Radio Players), Hamlet (Sea Change Theatre) and Pygmalion (Flat Earth Theatre).