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She's So Clutch

Meet the founders, artists, and champions of Team Clutch.

Founders

Michelle Bossy, Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten, and Miranda Noelle Wilson

Producing Artistic Director

Christianne Greiert

Board of Directors

Raquel Almazan, Heather DiPietro, Christianne Greiert, Lauren Katz, Amy Kersten, Erin Mallon, and Miranda Noelle Wilson

Associate Artists and Reader’s Circle

Travis Bell, Jeanette Bonner, Karen Braga, Hannah Ginsberg, Josiah Grimm, Talaura Harms, Ashley Lara, Sarah Matteucci, Vanessa Morosco, Julie Palumberi, Lizzie Robinson, Julia Sears, Jessica Vera, and Dr. Lindsay Weitkamp

Full Circle Members

Kate Bell, Jessica Feder-Birnbaum, Rachael Carnes, Siobhan Carroll, Sam Garland, Rachael Harrington, Lauren Katz, and Ashley Lara

Read their bios here

Raquel Almazan

 

Raquel is an interdisciplinary artist, facilitator and activist. (B.F.A. – Theatre, U of F. /M.F.A. – Playwriting, Columbia University). Her eclectic career spans original multi-media solo performances, playwriting, devising and dramaturgy.

 

Her work has been featured in New York City- including Off-Broadway, throughout the United States and internationally in Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala and Sweden; including several of her plays within the (Latin is America play cycle) writing bi-lingual plays in dedication to each Latin American country. Almazan's work has been featured at The Signature Theatre, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Bushwick Starr, Bric Arts, La Mama, New Georges, The Playwrights Center, Pregones- PRTT, La Micro Theatre and upcoming at New York Theatre Workshop- Next Door Series. She is Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts dedicated to producing her new works. www.raquelalmazan.com

Heather DiPietro

 

Heather is a video producer based in New York with experience in broadcast and digital production.

She has produced content for Macy’s, LOFT, IBM, Robitussin, Dremel, Invisalign, GlenLivet, and MassMutual, Geena Davis Institute, National Black MBA, Museum City of New York, NYC Big Apps, Brooke Jackman Foundation, Arts Brookfield, Moet, Human Rights Foundation, Sundance, Sharper Image, Soap Opera Network, and many more. She has worked with top agencies such as Tribal DDB, AKQA, Carl Byrd & Co., Empower, Colle McVoy, and New-A. In addition, she’s been on the producing team of several successful films and web series including Unholy ‘Mole (2019), Paloma (2018), Mr. Richardson (2017), Corey (2018), Sugar! (2017), April Flowers (2017), Compatibility (2017), CO-OP (2015), How to Make It Big (2015), The Evolution of a Gen X-Purchaser (2015), My Story (2013), and Soap Life (2012).

When Heather isn’t freelancing as a producer, editor, photographer, and social media consultant, she can be found teaching at the Digital Film Academy where she lectures in Producing, Web TV Development, and Edit Theory. She is a member of Women in Telecommunications where she shares her experiences and skills with promising young women as they begin their journey into media careers. In her spare time she enjoys the theatre and long hikes, but especially loves making pancakes on Sunday mornings while catching up on episodes of General Hospital.

Christianne Greiert

 

Christianne is an actress, producer, and teaching artist based in New York City.

As an actor, she’s had the privilege of working with New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, The Dramatists Guild, Chautauqua Institution, Red Fern Theatre Company, Shakespeare Gym, Florida Studio Theatre, and other Off-Broadway and emerging companies. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity.

Christianne also serves as the Producing Artistic Director of Clutch Productions. She approaches producing first and foremost from an artist’s perspective, striving to bring the resonant truth of each piece to the audience and ensuring authentic voices are crafting the new narratives of our time. With more than a decade of professional experience balancing both sides of the actor and arts admin coin, Christianne possesses the fortitude and in-depth know-how to cross the finish line. She also provides strategic consultation and guidance on a variety of independent projects including Off-Broadway theatre productions, creative development workshops, and artistic branding tools.

 

​As a rule, Christianne is passionate about collaboration, belly laughing, and baseball! www.christiannegreiert.com

Lauren Katz

 

Lauren is currently a program manager at Airbnb, where she runs host referral and acquisition programs for the company's growing luxury tier. She previously worked at Google where she managed partnerships and promotions for their online shopping platform, Google Express. Lauren has experience in a variety of industries, including FinTech, real estate, chemicals, e-commerce, and travel. In her free time, Lauren is an avid theater-goer, and is grateful to Clutch for introducing her to so many beautiful pieces of artwork created by women.

Amy Kersten

 

Amy is an actor, writer, and producer. She is a founding member of Clutch and currently based in Los Angeles. Theater Credits include The Shanghai Premiere of Venus in Fur, & The 39 Steps , The Liar (Denver Center), Every Good Girl Deserves Fun (Clutch World Premiere), The Corn is Green (Williamstown), and 5 Comedies by Liz Meriwether (Theater Row). Amy wrote and starred the comedy pilot In Case of Emergency now on Amazon, and her first feature film A Woman Abroad is currently in development. www.AWomanAbroadFilm.com. Other series include HOT MESS (shesamess.com), Lady Parts Justice (with Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead), Tutor Pimp, Top Dog, Bags, Coat Tales, and Gay’s Anatomy. Education: MFA National Theater Conservatory.

Erin Mallon

 

Erin is a writer and voice artist. Her plays have been presented with Urban Stages, New Georges, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Collective, Cherry Picking, Great Plains Theater Conference, Samuel French #OOB Short Play Festival, Project Y Theater, Mile Square Theatre and more. Erin’s play Branched (dir. Robert Ross Parker) premiered with InViolet Theater at HERE Arts Center in NYC and is in print with Original Works Publishing. Her new play, The Net Will Appear is an Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroys List and had its NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters as a co-production between Mile Square Theatre and The Collective NY. Other full-length plays include: Good RiddanceHand Me Down (a commission for Ethical Culture Fieldston School), Stunning Displays of ProwessSkin Hungry and The Other White Meat. Erin is the narrator of over 300 audiobooks, a member of The Collective, the founder and co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator, a playwriting engine that creates “plays in less-than-30-days” and one half of the newly launched Theater Husband / Theater Wife Project.  

Miranda Noelle Wilson

Miranda is a New York City-based actor, singer, dancer, and puppeteer appearing both onstage and onscreen, in addition to being one of the founding members of Clutch Productions. Miranda is a frequent collaborator with Ryan Raftery on his critically-acclaimed celebrity biopic musicals performing at Joe’s Pub in NYC as well as venues all across the country. Other Recent credits: Danielle, Devices of Torture (Fringe 2018); Madison, Hysterical! (Fringe 2016); Angel, Jass (New Harmony Project); Liz, Every Good Girl Deserves Fun (World Premiere – Clutch Productions); Lucy, Dracula (Three Day Hangover). The short film, in which she stars, has been winning awards in multiple film festivals across the country (www.howyouaretome.com). She is also a proud member of the Treehouse Shakers, a dance-theater company that creates original works for young audiences (www.treehouseshakers.com). Miranda is a BFA graduate of The University of Evansville.