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April 24, 2020

An Ocean in My Soul; Directed by Dorea Slagle

Santa Monica-based scriptwriter and songwriter Charise Sowells brings us the story of Alexander, a biracial young man torn between two worlds that span space and time. As an employee of his plantation-owning father and a son to his enslaved mother, he must navigate the complicated existence of interracial overseers and the ways his unique position impacts his family. Those struggles parallel those of Alex’s second world, as a biracial teenager trying to find his place in today’s times. The context is different, but the issues remain the same--because nothing is truly black and white.

During a time of deep uncertainty for many artists, we had a desire to put some theater out into the world, and connect with other artists. With an international cast of actors from 6 different countries, this virtual staged reading of An Ocean In My Soul is as unforgettable as it is powerful!

March 20, 2020

How to Succeed in Business (without really trying)

Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to our cast and creative team. Due to COVID-19 and NYSL, we are postponing the performance indefinitely. 

December 06, 2019

Four human children discover the magical land of Narnia through a Wardrobe. Narnia is ruled over by an evil witch (Dorea Slagle) who turns those who displease her into stone. Yet, with the arrival of the Pevensie children, change is in the air. There is even talk of the return of Narnia’s magical protector, a lion named Aslan (John Squires). The children must discover their bravery and honor in the fight against the White Witch to free Narnia. Based on C.S.Lewis’s book, this show includes big battles and small kindnesses with lots of magical excitement!

Directed by: Noel MacDuffie 

Original Music Composed by: John LaSala

Showdates: Dec. 6th-15th

October 31, 2019

When a co-worker steals Amy's big pitch at a company meeting, she determines to make him pay. What she wasn't expecting, was that someone else might do it for her. 

Starring: Dorea Slagle & Justin Tepper 

June 08, 2019

Past Work: Directing Credit: "HiTops the Musical!"

Totally rad! In the middle of the 1980's three Angels (Lukas Baeskow, Heather N. Cate, and Gina Morgigno) are sent to earth to help struggling teenagers. As they disguise themselves as high schoolers, so does their arch nemesis, Lewy (otherwise known as Lucifer; played by Justin Tepper) to obstruct their mission any way he can. Combining the fun of "Grease", the adolescence of "High School Musical" and the performance ambition of "A Chorus Line", HiTops delivers an energetic blast to the past while dealing with some weighty matters of the heart. Oh! And did we mention the love story? Yeah, it's totally awesome.

Starring: Lucas Urbina, Lukas Baeskow, Heather Cate, Gina Morgigno, Justin Tepper, Savannah LaSalle, Kaleb Batman, and Alex Andrews

Directed by Dorea A. Slagle

December 10, 2018

Past Work: The hit play, "Angels Among Us", returns to the American Theater of Actors!

Nine characters experiencing the worst day of their lives soon find out that everything happens for a reason. We are all human, and our lives our intertwined. How we choose to live can be the saving grace and the unconditional love that other people need. This show ran twice in 2017 to sold out crowds and is back again for the holiday season! Dorea is thrilled to be working with Hanging Cow Productions for the first time, & is honored to be playing the role of Madeline, under the direction of Elise Maurine Milner.

October 13, 2018

Past Work: Songs for Women

.Come see Dorea perform in the Workshop New York premier of Virginia Pike's song cyle, "Songs for Women", directed by Broadway's very own Laura Pietropinto. The theater industry needs more shows about women and what life in this world is like for them. With songs that are guaranteed to make a lasting impression, there is a story for everyone in the audience. 

September 06, 2019

Past work: Oliver!

Come see Dorea perform as Charlotte Sowerberry/Strawberry Vendor in Oliver! the musical. With memorable numbers like "Food Glorious Food", "Who Will Buy" and "Consider Yourself", this show is sure to make you smile. Come to the John Bourne Theater and enjoy the show! 

Performances begin September 6th. 

June 28, 2018

Past: The Zombie Family Musical!

Dorea is thrilled to be assistant directing "The Zombie Family Musical" in it's first ever workshop in NYC! This hysterical new musical explores the dynamics of family relationships, within a search for life's meaning and purpose. It'll have you singing catchy pop rock songs for days after. Book by Chris Cragin Day & Music/Lyrics by Don Chaffer, Directed by Misti Wills, Musical Direction by Kyle Norris.

Performance is Thursday, June 28th at 2:30pm.

Address: 56 Broadway NY, NY 

May 14, 2018

Past Work: T. Schrieber Conservatory Class Industry Showcase!

Interested in seeing Dorea perform? Come to the T. Schreiber end of year showcase! Dorea was accepted into the 2017-2018 Acting Conservatory Class and has been training five days a week in their intensive program. 

There are two performances, at 4:30 and 6:30pm on Monday May 14th. To RSVP, Email

April 28, 2018

Past Work: Inherit the Wind

Seadog Theater presents: Inherit the Wind, by Lawrence & Lee in their staged reading 2018 series.


Dorea was cast as Melinda and had the opportunity to work with Director Dan Foster, alongside theater legends like Tony Winner Len Cariou, and the Public Theater's own Jay O. Sanders. 

April 20, 2018

Past Work: Love & Information

T. Shreiber studios put on a performance of Caryl Churchill's play "Love & Information at the Helen Mills Theater on April 20th, 2018! The show is comprised of a series of short scenes, strung together by greater themes. Dorea was a member of the cast, portraying 8 various roles. 

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