Fusion Theatre Company Founder and Artistic Director
Medea / Director
Eilin is a dual graduate as both a classically trained actress graduating from the prestigious LIR Academy, Trinity College, Dublin and the Conservatory of Music, DIT, Dublin. Eilin’s career has seen her perform throughout Europe as well as the United States to critical acclaim.
She is the recipient of numerous Culture Ireland awards allowing her to showcase her talents here in the United States. Her performances have been consistently praised by Theatre critics, with her performance as Molly Bloom being described as “Rich, Passionate, Compelling” (Irish Theatre Magazine), “O’Dea is every inch the sensualist Joyce imagines” (Irish Times), “Brilliant”(Sunday Business Post).
Her performance as Madame Cassandra alongside Cynthia Nixon and Gabriel Byrne in front of a sold out Symphony Space, Broadway, was described as “Staggering” by Theatre critic Belinda Mckeown. As a result of seeing one of her performances at Symphony Space, Emmy award winner John Shea wrote a part for her in his then upcoming movie Grey Lady.
Her performance as Antigone which merged the play and Operatic arias was described as “Superb, an actor who sings as well as she acts” (Steve Capra, New York Theatre Critic).
“In particular the multi –talented and creative Eilin O’Dea brings the maximum of dramatic tension to the role of Antigone”(Let’s Talk Off Broadway, Yvonne Korshak).
While her recent Off Broadway performance as Inez in No Exit was lauded as “driving the play with Pinteresque brio” (Darryl Reilly).
Eilin made her Directorial debut at 20 years old directing numerous productions at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, Ireland’s national Irish speaking Theatre. She has gone on to direct numerous successful productions with her work as a Director noted for “stripping drama to its bare truth…she eschews theatricality and gives us a bare truth..” (Steve Capra).
Dahlia graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Set and Costume Design from Cairo, Egypt. After teaching art for 2 years, she has decided to focus all of her efforts into teaching herself, instead, what she loves to do most. She has participated in several productions and won an award for best set design. She spent the last year earning a Certificate in Theatre Studies at Northern Virginia Community College where she got to dabble in more set design and stage management. She now lives in New York City where she is thrilled to be working with Fusion Theatre and hopes to be a part of many more local productions.
Paul Gerrit Groen
Founding Member / Resident Actor
In the recent premier of A Kind Man he was “wonderful as Tommy, with a portrayal of such warmth and goodness that it burst out of the auditorium”. As The Officer in Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony, “he captured his character’s devastation”. He has sung with the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, New York City Opera and at the Sydney Opera House. In the 2022/2023 season, he sings Hunding and covers Wotan for the Regents Opera Ring Cycle in London and premiered two new, contemporary operas. He is a co-founder of Fusion Theatre.
Founding Member / Resident Actress
Raluca Georgiana is an actor, theatre director, dancer and a mother who has a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre, French and Spanish from University of Pennsylvania and a MFA in Acting from Columbia University, who over the years has directed and choreographed for the Dwight School, Fildwith Ensemble, County Prep HS and High Tech HS. Most recently she performed in Fusion Theatre's in-person streamed production of No Exit (Estelle), as well as several online productions such as the new play Zachary Hates Everything (Mom/ Windsor), the film Spaghetti Western/ Feature (Maria dei Gelati), the virtual play One Empire Under God (Amaru Bakali, Ensemble), various Not Muppet Classic Theatre productions such as Little Mermaid (Ariel) as well as other monthly production and the mini tv web series Lockdown Series (Aunt Kathy). Past productions include Luceafarul: the Legend of the Evening Star (Veronica) at the Off-Broadway Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, and the Acorn Theatre. (Theatre Row). Other acting credits include Machinal (Young Woman) at Grayfriar’s Kirk in Edinborough, Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek) at Shapiro Theatre, Turandot (Zelima, Arlechino) at LaMaMa etc.
Alkis hails from Montreal, Canada. After a few years as principal tenor for the Montreal West Operatic Society, North America's oldest Gilbert and Sullivan opera repertory company, he moved to NYC. He has worked with many important local opera companies over the years. His opera credits include roles in Cosi Fan Tutte (Ferrando), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Lucia du Lamermoor (Arturo), Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo), The Magic Flute (Monostatos). He has also studied with some of the great operatic singers, including Huguette Tourangeau, Cheryl Studer, and Dimitri Kavrakos, as well as acting coaches from the world renowned Actor's Studio He is a fixture in the Greek theatre scene, having performed in various Greek adaptations of classic plays and musicals such as My Fair Lady (Freddy) and A Christmas Carol (Fred), as well many original Greek works, ancient and modern. Other acting credits include theatrical and reading adaptations of Proof (Robert), American Beauty (Lester), Seven Stories (the Psychiatrist), Angels in America (Louis), Clothes For A Summer Hotel (Edouard), as well as performances in important theatre events such as TheatreWorks short play festival and the Lower East Side play festival. When not performing, he maintains a private voice studio coaching singers of all levels. firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent NY theater includes Order Up! (Frankie & Co Productions), Gasp!, Uncle Vanya (Columbia University), Macbeth, The Rimers of Eldritch (Snapped Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Original Binding Productions), Allie’s Appendix (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity), Antigone/Progeny (Extant Arts), The Picture of Dorian Gray, Good Lonely People, The Oath (MTWorks). All-time favorites include Pentecost (Burning Coal Theatre Company) and The Castle (The Somnambulist Project).
Adriana is thrilled to be making her Theater for the New City/Fusion Theatre Company debut! She is a 2016 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, as well as a 2019 graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School (Musical Theatre Track). Adriana has also completed training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and RADA (London), and has worked with talents such as Zina Goldrich, Sofija Knezevic, Kait Kerrigan, and Bree Lowdermilk. She has performed at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Don’t Tell Mama, 53 Above, and the Triad, and has an extensive background in theatre, musical theatre, cabaret, concert performance, film, and voiceover work alike. Most recently (fall/winter 2022), Adriana was one of the two first female actors ever to play the Know-It-All in “The Polar Express Train Ride” in Whippany, NJ (Warner Bros.), thus continuing a long-running streak of playing typically male roles.
Sharai Dottin (she/her) is a playwright, musical theater writer and performer who is passionate about Black femme storytelling. Recent credits include the role of Faith in the staged reading of her original musical Blackgirltopia and the role of Yemaya in The Sun Problem as part of New York University’s Broke Ppl Play Festival. Sharai is an alumna of Advanced Gender Equity in the Arts’ IGNITE Program under the mentorship of Aleshea Harris, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Summer Musical Theater Intensive, Blueprint Collective Performance Intensive and NYU’s Master’s Program for Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. She is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a book writer/librettist.
Jack Martin is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating with a degree in Neuroscience and working in clinical research for over three years in Denver, CO, he moved to Brooklyn in late 2022 to pursue his goals in acting on screen and on stage. This is his first theater production in New York. He loves walking around the Green-Wood cemetery and his favorite food is a walnut croissant.
Alexa has recently participated in multiple hip hop and tap performances at Next Step Broadway dance studio in New Jersey. Previously, Alexa played the role of Hortensia in Matilda (2019) and had a part in Cats (2017). She competed in Sheer Cancun, Mexico and Mexico’s DanceFest in 2019.
Patricio has participated in hip hop performances at Next Step Broadway dance studio in New Jersey.
Rhiannon Ling (she/her) is a Nebraska-bred, Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter, dramaturg, actor, and director. Recent credits include: Best Time to Be Alive, Monsters in Our Blood, The City of Forget-Me-Nots, Manic Pixie Dream Girl…, The Guild (writer); This Mortal Life Also, Liberty: A Celtic Musical, Heart Island, Wild Home: An American Odyssey (dramaturg); The City of Forget-Me-Nots, Assassins, Nunsense, A Woman’s Kingdom (actor); Liberty: A Celtic Musical (director). Recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award, the NEA ArtWorks Grant, and the RedLine Arts in Society Grant. Proud member of LMDA, Parity Productions, Ring of Keys, and Helios. Molloy University/CAP21 Conservatory. rhiannonling.com
Costume/ Graphics/ Stage Manager
Ida is studying her final term at the Digital Film Academy and is getting her degree in film directing this spring. Her focus is more on films, but has always had interest in theatre and is now very excited to be an intern at the Fusion Theatre.
Daniel Weissglass is a Brooklyn-based lighting designer and electrician. Off-Broadway design credit: Barococo at 59E59. Prior to this, he spent many years in Baltimore where theaters include: Cohesion Theatre (Lighting Designer and Technical Director), Single Carrot Theatre (Master Electrician), and Baltimore Theatre Project (Production Manager and frequent lighting and sound designer). He is thrilled to be involved here with such a talented group of artists!
Areti Giovanou is a classically trained pianist with a MM and a PSD in piano performance and a MM in vocal accompaniment, all from Mannes College of Music THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY, and she is currently an active freelancer. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Areti has performed in many of New York's leading venues including City Hall, Steinway Hall, the Morgan Library, Opera America, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Goethe Institut, and Grolier Club in New York City. Appearances abroad include Greece, Italy, and France. Areti has also performed with the Archdiocesan Metropolitan Youth Choir of New York at the Presidential Palace of Cyprus, Zappeion Hall in Athens, and at the White House, USA.
Production Intern/ Assistant Stage Manager
Tracy Anderson is a Pacific Northwesterner passionate about all things theatrical, with an emphasis on historical theatre. When she’s not in rehearsals, she can be found teaching kindergarteners or cuddling on her chihuahua Bruiser. Special love & appreciation to Ken ❤️.
Production Intern/ Assistant Stage Manager