Mark O’Connell

Artistic Producing Director

Mark co-founded Lynx in 2003, and has produced and performed in Contracts (premiere), Laughing Wild (dir. Liesl Tommy), The Turn of the Screw and stellYY. He co-produced and played Matthew Shepard in Justin Deabler’s Prayer of the Expelled at The Oval House Theatre in London.  NY theatre includes  The Culture Project, HERE, Expanded Arts, The Lark, NYC Fringe Festival, and The Brick. He also worked with Andre DeShields on a workshop production of Rock in a Hard Place at The Director’s Company. Regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) at  Northshore Music Theater, As You Like It (dir. Oskar Eustis),  and Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep, and Angels in America (dir. Robert Moss) at The Hangar Theater. Film & TV include playing a prep-school prankster in Outside Providence with Alec Baldwin and a featured role on Third Watch. He can currently be seen as Dr. Justin on the web series, Saige Winters: My Psychic Life.  He wrote and directed the short-play “Queen Anne’s Lace” for the 2007 “Breaking Down Barriers” conference, to combat elder abuse. MFA in acting from Trinity Rep Conservatory (now known as the Brown/Trinity Consortium). Mark is also a psychotherapist in private practice, and writes for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and Truthdig, among others.  He is the author of the book, Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty First Century Weddings (Skyhorse, 2014).


Aileen Barry

Artistic Managing Director


Aileen co-founded Lynx in 2003. With Lynx she performed in the premiere production of Contracts, Laughing Wild, Turn of the Screw and played the title role in the workshop production of stellYY at HERE.  She co-wrote and performed in the three-person show Hello Kitty ; Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. Regional credits include Marat/Sade,, (Charlotte Corday), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett ), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Assassins (Squeaky Frome), and Anything Goes (Bonnie ); The Alice Austin Theatre, Christopher Durang’s An Actor’s Nightmare (Ellen Terry) ;Robert Sinclair Theater. TV: Guiding Light. She has studied improvisation at Second City Training Center, NYC, and has performed with the Improv troupe “The Mulligans” at Arlene’s Grocery. Ms. Barry is currently Program Director of National Dance Institute. She has a BA in Theater and English from SUNY Geneseo.


Michelle Coe

Dassance Resler
Resident Stage Manager

Justin Deabler
Playwright/ Producer

LianMarie Holmes
Actor/ Program Assistant

Joy Besozzi
Actor/ Program Assistant

Brandon Matthews
Resident Set Designer

Deborah Smith
Resident Musician

Darren Ley
Resident Lighting Designer

Maryanne Barry
Co-House Manager

Mary O’Connell
Co-House Manager

Ginger Grogan
Program & Newsletter Designer



Chris Arruda

Devon Berkshire

Bill Bowers

Doug Brandt

Christopher Burris

Zac Calhoun

Susan Ferrara

Esther Friedman

Noah Galvin

Danny Gigliobianco

Vanessa Hidary

Betsy Johnson

Tim Kang

David Lavine

Krystal Lucas

Brian McManamon

Joy Marr

Jason Marr

Sean J. Moran

Debbie Morgan

Lucas Papaelias

Rebecca Stuard

Christian Young


Jessica Bauman

Michael Goldfried

Ari Laura Kreith

Mahayana Landowne

Kate Powers

Liesl Tommy

Jen Wineman


Suzanne Bradbeer

Paul Grellong

Olga Humphrey

Brian Mullin

Dan O’Brien

Jessica Provenz


DJ Concerned, Events

Justin Scribner, Stage Manager/ Asst. Director

Allison Shigo, Events Consultant

Kate Schumaecker, Producer/ Special Events Coordinator