Our Team

Maera Daniel Hagage

Founding Artistic Director

Maera is a NYC-based actress, writer, artistic-director and a customer success manager. Texas-born and Israeli-raised, Maera lived in Germany and Egypt and travelled the world, before finding home in NYC.

Her journey provided her with various opportunities to explore foreign views of Israel and other cultures, and led her to pursue studies and career of storytelling with a great passion to bring people together through art.

Amrita Jain

Executive Director of Business Strategy

As an Indian born, New York bred, global citizen, Amrita is excited to support DTL’s mission that transcends cultures.

Amrita oversees board relations and execution of institutional and individual fundraising efforts for theatre’s annual and reserve funds. She is a Carnegie Mellon alumni, an entrepreneur and a strategic business development executive. She aspires to widen DTL’s circle of support and make its work more visible to a broader audience.

Mikael Deckelbaum

Director of Business Development

Mikael grew up between Jerusalem and New York. After graduating McGill University, and pursuing a career as a tech-startup entrepreneur, he recently graduated from a two year conservatory program at The William Esper Studio and has been in several short films, plays, and commercials, including a Times Square debut in an advertisement for a water campaign. He is proud to be a part of Dirty Laundry Theatre, and showcase new and unique narratives to various cultures’ dirty laundry.

Ron Orlovsky

Director of Outreach

Ron is an Israeli actor, singer and director. Ron had the privilege to perform repertory theater and also numerous original works in NYC. Favorite original works: The Nose- The Musical, Tales of an Imaginary Bird, Memory of a Smile, etc. Favorite Repertory Theater: Three Sisters, Ragtime, Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into the Woods and more.

Ron aspires to bring light to the similarities we all have, and celebrate the differences, through looking deep into different cultures that are filling this colorful city.

Avigaïl Bryger

Associate Artistic Director

Avigaïl is an Israeli actress and poet. Graduate of the Atlantic Acting School Conservatory (2018) 

Among her recent work: Theatre: Inheritance (Wildrence, 2019) The Visit (Atlantic Acting School, 2018), Never Sleep Alone (Joe’s Pub, 2018. Film /Video: Hello, Tomorrow! (Malky Weingarten productions, 2019), Private Eyes (SVA, 2019), A Shared Affair (NYFA 2019), Jimmy musical videos (Joe Vilardi and Brian Hose, 2017).

Avigail is a member of Rorschach Experience Lab, Floor Five Theatre Company and a proud founding member and the Associate Artistic Director of Dirty Laundry Theatre.

Eliya Rodeh

Company Manager

Eliya is a NYC-based actress and singer, originally from Israel. After studying Vocal Performance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Eliya moved to NYC, where She graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Favorite credits include: Who Are You? A Musical, Kiss That Frog, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Two Cents Plain, Into the Woods, Seussical and The Town As If.

Felipe Joglar

Director of musical performance

Felipe is a Chilean actor and designer based in NYC. Graduated of New York Film Academy (PCMT) and BA in Strategy & Graphic Design of PUC (Chile). Theatre: Ragtime and Medea (Columbia University), Merrily We Roll Along (NYFA). Regional: Beauty and The Beast and Sister Act (Millbrook Playhouse). Concerts: 54 Sings Working (Feinsteins’ 54 Below), Intersecting Chords (NYMF). Film: Kaya, A Taste of Paradise (dir. Paul Warner). felipejoglar.com

Joanne Au

Director of Production & Stage Management

Joanne is an international Dancer and Stage Manager. She toured with Yip’s Children’s Choir as a performer in South Africa and Brazil at the age of 11. She took part in the Guinness World Records: “The Largest Drum Ensemble” in 2007, at the Hong Kong Coliseum as a performer. She studied Drama and Environmental Studies at New York University. Afterwards, she continues her performing arts journey as a stage manager with various theatre companies such as Meta-Phys Ed., Bated Breath Theatre Company, and Dirty Laundry Theatre.

Federica Borlenghi

Production Consultant

Federica is a multi-disciplinary Italian-born artist based in Brooklyn. She is the Founding Co-Artistic Director and Creative Producer of HERE WE GO: a Site-Specific Production Company LLC. Federica is also Italytime Cultural Center’s Production Consultant (‘18) as well as a Rising Sun Production Company Ensemble Member. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from The New School for Drama (‘2019).

Chrysi Sylaidi

Production & Artistic Associate

Chrysi Sylaidi is an actor and producer from Greece. Graduate of the 3-year Conservatory at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Selected Credits: TimeZone Free- GFTFNY ( rattlestick Playwright Theatre), Marya Antonova- Government Inspector (EGYNY), Rhonda- Almost Maine (TeamTheatre), Hermione- The Winter’s Tale/ Pop Joan- Top Gilrs (Stella Adler Studio), Elizabeth Proctor- The Crucible (Akadimos Theatro)

Chrysi is a resident artist at the Greek Cultural Center and a Founding member of TeamTheatre.

Esther Levy

Director of Latin America Relations

Esther is a NYC based actor. Born in New York and raised in Mexico City, she brings these two diverse cultures together in her art. Her educational background is in Human Resources and Theater. She has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and also under Mr. John Anthony’s Class. Some credits are Ravel, the Play as Lieutenant Surlik and more recently Amani in the upcoming feature film, Cant Let It Go. She is thrilled to be a part of Dirty Laundry Theater!

William Serri

Director of Things

William is an alumnus of the Syracuse University Drama program. He has been nominated for Best Actor in Éléphant and Best Featured Actor in Glory of Living. He has produced a web – series titled Fresh Start the Web Series on Facebook. He will be starting his graduate education at the American Film Institute in the Fall as a Producing fellow. He is passionate about leaving this planet better than he found it.

Lior Weiner

Founding Member

Lior was born and raised in Israel. She always had a passion for acting and storytelling. She graduated the two year conservatory program at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

In 2019 she joined  “Dirty Laundry Theatre” as a general manager. She is very excited about the work and is looking forward to the future of the theatre.

Sparkle

Head of Mess Development

Sparkle is a pawfessional model and developer. She was scouted as a model when she was an 8 months pup. She was on the cover of Pugue in 2018. Graduated from Good Girl University, Sparkle sparkles her way out of the academic world and into the arts as a theatre artist. She often runs around Dirty Laundry Theatre Company asking for an extra sock to steal, and cookies to share.