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The Gritty City Team

co-Founder Melissa Murray Mutch

Melissa Murray Mutch is a professional actress, playwright and recent transplant from the New York Metro area.  She made her theatrical debut in Hamilton with the Canadian premiere of David Auburn’s play “Lost Lake” for the Hamilton Fringe Festival. She recently performed in the Ryga Festival production of “Night Desk” directed by Heather Davies and the “Vagina Monologues” at the Staircase Theatre. In NY and New Jersey she performed with Hudson Theatreworks, The American Slavery Project, The Fire This Time Festival as well as the New Perspectives Theater. Off-Broadway: “Death of the Liberal Class” ( The New Ohio Theater), “Playboy of the West Indies”, and “Babes in Boyland”(Lincoln Center Theater)an in the regional theater production of  “This” by Melissa James Gibson at the Shaker Bridge Theater in New Hampshire. She has also written solo shows including “Obnoxious” and “Meanie” at La Mama, ETC.  Film and T.V. credits include the short film                                                 “Hungry”, “The Umbrella Academy”Law and Order: SVU”, “Titans” and “The                                                     Christmas Stray” coming this holiday 2021. 

co-Founder Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson made his Hamilton theatre debut in “Lost Lake” by David Auburn at the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival.He has also performed in experimental and fringe theatre here and abroad.  Most recently Jason appeared in The Man In The Vault by Ron Weihs and The Decision by David Dawson.  His television and film credits include The Wilkinsons for Country Music Television, and a Bollywood film in which he essayed the role ‘Westerner in garish shirt’.  In 1996, Jason won the inaugural Cream Of Comedy (Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award) for comic excellence.

Director John-Riley O’Handley

John-Riley O’Handley is a “new-ish” Hamiltonian who loves the city and the artist he’s met here. He is a graduate of the Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University NYC and is always looking for fun projects to explore. Recent directorial work includes LOST LAKE at the Cotton Factory as part of the Hamilton Fringe and the short film “A Tour & A Drink”. Other work includes acting in productions of WIDE AWAKE HEARTS, FUNNY HOUSE OF A NEGRO, NECTAR, and PAINS OF YOUTH. Film, television, and media projects include “The Sanctuary”(Feature film), “Taken Home”(Short Film), “Witches Of Salem”(mini-series), “Cleared for Chaos”(TV movie), and “The Phenomenon”(Audio Series). John-Riley is also dedicated to developing new works and has originated several roles including Henrik in ADIOS FJORD, and Kevin in BONE CAGE. As an educator he has taught in and around NYC and Hamilton including, Hamilton Conservatory For The Arts, NYU, CUNY, Columbia, Rockefeller University, The American Museum Of Natural History, and others.
For more information please visit www.JohnRiley.OHandley.com

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