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Emily Rose Parman is an NYC based director and costume designer dedicated to exploring new and established works through the lense of inclusivity and intersectional feminism. Select Directing credits include: The Crucible (Ponca Playhouse), The Triumph of Love by Marivaux, a staged reading of Dekker and Middleton’s The Roaring Girl, and the annual The Many Faces of Love monologue festival (Hudson Warehouse), Cocktails and Classics: A Reading Festival (Turn to Flesh Prod.), Baggage (Cantiamo Opera), Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, and Susan Griffin's Voices (Brown Center Theatre). Ms. Parman is also a prolific designer, and three time nominee for the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Costume Design. Ms. Parman holds an AA in Theater from Cowley College, and a professional certificate in Musical Theatre Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is an Artist in Residence with NYC based classical theater company Hudson Warehouse. Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility (Ponca Playhouse.)


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Lara Fox

Lara Fox is an actor/singer-turned-producer who has been a fan of Ashley and her work since they met in college. She loves any chance to be involved with an Ashley project and is thrilled to have had the incredible help of The Tank in making this production happen. Fortunately that also means working with lovely directors like Emily! New York Theater: Polybius, Heaven and Earth, Every 28 Hours, 42nd Night Live, Illustrated Christmas Sweater, Queen of Everything. Television: Deadline Crime With Tamron Hall, ​On the Case With Paula Zahn, Grave Mysteries, The Perfect Murder, Ministry of Evil, Killer Unknown. Regional Theater: Midsummer Night's Fantasy, A Funny Thing...Forum, The Grimaldis, 10 Days to Happiness, Santa's First Magical Ride, The Merry Widow, The Magic Flute, Laramie Project, Wit, Romeo and Juliet. You can hear Lara sing monthly in the Friends of NAAP Concert series at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia. 


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Ashley Lauren Rogers is an award winning writer and trans rights activist. She is a current writing fellow of the Trans Theatre Lab through WP Theatre and The Public, was artist in residence at Middlesex County Vocational Technical School in East Brunswick NJ Winter 2018-2019. Her work has been performed at Dixon Place, MITF, the Brick, and Joe’s Pub and others. Her short play “Becky’s Christmas Wish,” was a finalist for the City Theatre National Short Play Award, in Miami, and her work has been produced in Wisconsin, Cincinatti, New Jersey, Detroit, and Minneapolis.  Ashley was featured on Fusion TV’s Peabody Award Nominated Sex.Right.Now, panels for Revry.TV. Written for Cosmopolitan, The Mary Sue, is the creator of the Is It Transphobic Podcast.



Kimmy is a proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and will be completing her core Improv classes at The Upright Citizens Brigade this Spring. Some of her favorite theatre credits include Top Rung (Deviser/Improvisor),The Lacy Project (Harriet), and The Three Musketeers(Sabine).  When she’s not acting or improvising, she can be found teaching children’s Improv at The Stage Theater School in Brooklyn. Kimmy very grateful to be a part of the Generation laz(Y) cast in it’s world-premiere.


Marianne Goodell


Mother and Elyse

Richard Alwyn


Father and President

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Father and President

Marianne Goodell trained at The Barrow Group and Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab.  She enjoys collaborating with writers to put up new work, and is thrilled to be a part of this clever, new play.  Marianne is a member of a theater company that puts on a short play festival twice a year, where she has twice won Best Supporting Actress and been in the Best Play winners.   She recently played the lead in The Other Place by Sharr White (The True, Ana Purna).  Marianne has appeared in feature films, shorts, web series and on the ID Discovery channel.

Richard Alwyn is an actor, singer/songwriter and producer.  Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he has lived in Brooklyn since 2003.  He has trained at Actors Conservatory under Lily Lodge and appeared in several short film projects including Two Sisters [Mile Deep Productions].  As a musician he has played across the country and in London and Paris and is the founder of The Love Hangover a 20-year-old, multinational musical tradition.  Generation (Laz)Y is Mr. Alwyn's Manhattan stage debut.

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Sylas Barrett



Sylas Barrett has appeared in numerous performances in the NYC area, including the 2018 Hudson Warehouse Valentine's Day Monologue Festival and "Tinker Rising" here at the Tank. He also played the Professor in "Oddity" at the 2017 Trans Theater Fest and is a member of SCOWL.

Sylas is delighted to have followed several iterations of "Generation (Laz)Y to its official debut.

Chris Villanueva a senior copywriter and advertising professor who oftentimes moonlights as an actor/singer. His Filipino mother still wishes he was a nurse. Credits include Vincent in Forgive Us (Secret Theater), Theo in American Idiot (AfterWork Theater), Victor in Cabaret (AWT), Big Jule in Guys & Dolls (AWT), Mr. Venus in Passing Strange (Aaron Davis Hall), and that one extra gig as a Chinese food delivery boy in Law & Order: SVU. MPS in Branding & Integrated Communications; BA in Advertising/PR; Certificate in UX Design; an unfinished minor in theatre. / / @chris_is_chris 

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Patrick Harman



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Patrick Harman is excited to be making his first appearance at The Tank with this fantastic show. He is a BFA graduate of Hofstra University. Previous credits include Romeo and Juliet(Romeo), Henry V(Henry), and Buck(Perfecting the Kiss). Thanks you to the phenomenal cast and crew for the laughs and the heart-breaking irony. Love always to T.

Rachel Weekley (Rachel) earned their BFA in Performance from Ohio University, and is now based out of NYC. Their most recent performance credits include: "Charlie" in "Engineers Not Found" with Honest Accomplice Theater, "Cleo" in Brikelak with The Navigators and "Boudicca" in "Boudicca" with Street Cirque. Their hobbies include: Shotokan Karate, Juggling, and Playing a Tiny accordion. Many Many thanks to those that support them through the absurdity.

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