We are Marinelli New Dance Theater, a collective of female creatives who have been collaborating on The True and Unquestionable Account of Dr. Joseph Snodgrass for the past three years. Our members include Ashley Marinelli (Writer, Choreographer), Greer Gisy (Creative Producer), Mary Colvin (Showcase Director), Lily Desmond (Composer), Roni Pillischer (Sound Design), Jeanette Abell (Associate Choreographer, Web Developer), and Ashley Frary (Visual Artist).
The project began in 2018, when Ashley and Greer were discussing their chagrin at the lack of originality among new theatrical projects. It seemed to them that very few risks were being taken, and they were also frustrated by the fact that even in an industry overrun with female representation, they seldom got to interact with other female creatives.
That day, they set out to make a show that excited them, and was representative of the kind of theater that they wanted to see.
We're a team of women-identifying people passionate about popularizing the accomplishments of real women who have gotten eclipsed by the male-centric historical record.
Capabilities of technology have finally caught up with our imaginations.
We're out to challenge the status quo, and to find excellent performers who tend to get passed over in the traditional casting setting in a way that feels long overdue.