Alex Edelman is a comedian and writer whose Orthodox Jewish upbringing has informed critically and commercially acclaimed work for the stage and screen. He is known both for his solo shows - three, all award-winning, sell-out hits in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - and for his TV writing. At the start of the pandemic, he served as the head writer and executive producer of Saturday Night Seder, a star studded 70-minute special, posted on YouTube, that has so far raised $3.5 million for the CDC Foundation (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund.
Adam Brace is Associate Director at Soho Theatre, London where he works across Comedy, Theatre and Performance Art. Within comedy he has developed a varied range of work which has included 6 Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated shows, 2 Herald Angel Award-winners, 2 Barry Award- nominees and a Southbank Award. He was Creative Supervisor on Soho Theatre’s Amazon Prime series and was Live Director on Ahir Shah’s HBO Max special, “Dots.” He has worked with Alex Edelman since 2014.
Andre Segar is an African American world-traveling Lighting Designer. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama with a BFA in Lighting Design. Now residing in New York, Andre attends NYU in Tisch’s Design for Stage and Film pursuing his MFA. Before pursuing his BFA and MFA in Lighting Design, he spent over a decade traveling the world with touring companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line International; Feld Entertainment; and NetWorks Entertainment where he worked on shows such as Disney on Ice; Marvel Universe Live; and Dirty Dancing the Musical, respectively. Andre’s creative goals is to bring real life magic to the stage, through illusion and perspective. Using light as a medium, he strives to transport audiences to creative, bold and unique worlds to help put them inside of the stories being told. His work has been seen and supported by Williamstown Theater Festival, The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Manhattan Theater Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, The Eddy Theater at Chatham University, Helen Wayne Rauh Theater at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Tisch Dance Program at NYU in the Jack Crystal Theater.
Talene Pogharian (she/her) is so excited to be wrapping up her first season at WTF! Her past credits include Most Happy in Concert (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Spamalot (Northern Stage), A Musical Christmas Carol, Little Women (The Round Barn Theater), Cymbeline (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Women’s Work Project (New Perspectives Theatre Company). Originally from Watertown MA, Talene graduated from Hofstra University in 2021 with a BFA in Theatre Arts. She wants to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support!
Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Cady is thrilled to be making her WTF debut this season! Currently studying in the School of Theatre and Kilachand Honors College at Boston University, she will graduate in 2025 with a BFA in Stage Management and a concentration in Scenic Painting. Favorite credits: Most Happy In Concert (WTF), Lizzie (STAMP), Colossal (BU SOT). She sends an endless amount of love to her family and the dream team for always supporting her in her endeavors. @emilyycadyy
Assistant Production Manager