Veronique Ory (President)
Actor, Producer and Founding Artistic Director of Athena Theatre. www.VeroniqueOry.com
Mateo Moreno (Communications Director) is proud to be the newest member of Athena Theatre’s board. He has long supported indie theatre and is proud to share Athena’s powerful vision. This past Spring, Mateo was brought on as one of 10 Playwrights for Athena’s “Athena Writes” program and through the year-long workshop he wrote Paper Airplanes (which was staged by at Symphony Space this past May and starred Matilda The Musical’s Honorary Tony Winner Sophia Gennusa) and the still in development Fairground Attraction, featuring music by Gabby Sherba. Mateo is an actor and playwright, and this past year he starred Off Broadway in Edward Einhorn’s NYIT nominated play City of Glass and sang at Lincoln Center for the 2016 “Mostly Mozart Festival.” Beyond his Athena work, he has also written the full length plays Happily After Tonight (music by Daniel A. Weiss), Bohemian Valentine (music by Daniel A. Weiss), Within Our Walls, and the short plays Loves Me Like a Rock, Eighteen, & Morning Song. When he’s not acting or writing he works on Broadway and Off Broadway shows for the advertising agency AKA. He also writes film and theatre reviews at The ArtsWire Weekly. No, he doesn’t sleep. He resides in Brooklyn, NY. www.Mateo-Moreno.com, www.TheArtsWireWeekly.com
André Revels (Secretary) has had the pleasure of working on a number of professional productions since moving to New York in the fall of 2013. He has gained extensive technical and performance experience within the New York City stage and screen community. He is thrilled to serve on Athena’s board hoping his insight will assist Athena’s growth. He has the continual privilege of working with the Tony award winning office of Martian Entertainment LLC. He is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and aspires to have an ongoing career in performance and creative production.
Advisory Board of Directors
Army Brat; University of Tulsa Theatre graduate; Actor, singer, and blossoming writer of plays, screenplays, and poetry. Currently writing and co-producing a web series due to be released this fall. Works as a certified professional life coach to artists with personal and professional blocks. www.wynoami.com
Lisa earned a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland, but graduated and found her way to theatre administration. She has done a little bit of everything to get the experience she needs in her hometown of New York City. In addition to rowing, singing, and working with the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, she is very excited to help emerging artists get the exposure they deserve.
Perri Yaniv is an actor born and raised in New York City who has performed in over 20 theater productions locally, regionally, and internationally. Recent credits include the world premieres of Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates, Vestments of the Gods (Winner Outstanding Ensemble at the New York International Fringe Festival), and revivals of A Man’s World (Nominated for Outstanding Revival at the NYIT Awards), Julius Caesar, Red Noses, and the title characters in Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell and S. Ansky’s The Dybbuk. Film work includes Al Qarem, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the forthcoming feature Delivery Hour. Short films include The Boundary, Street Pillow or, the Sidewalk Sleep (Audience Winner at HollyShorts Festival), Chinese Rocks, and web series such as Common Ground.
Emeritus Board of Directors