A Co-Production with The Ancram Opera House

From the novella by Henry James
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by Mahayana Landowne

Aileen Barry & Mark O’Connell

“Ms. Barry and Mr. O’Connell are both accomplished and riveting performers” – Marsden Epworth, The Millerton News

Lynx performed this haunting adaptation at The Ancram Opera House in upstate, NY. Based on Henry James provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. She is told that her predecessor went away. Now the new governess has begun to see specters haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. A chilling story of terror….and horror….and death that blurs the lines between reality and the imagination.




A Lynx Workshop Production at HERE Arts Center, NYC

By Justin Deabler

Directed by Jen Wineman

Tune in as Stelly, the first genetically same-sex baby, fights for her life, cable TV, and the American way! A darkly comic and moving allegory about gay families and all parents’ fears about the world beyond home.

Aileen Barry, Devon Berkshire, Bill Bowers, Brian Coffey, Sean J. Moran, Mark O’Connell

Stage Managed by Dassance Resler

Produced by Michelle Coe

Judy Gold, Justin Deabler, Jen Wineman

Judy Gold, Justin Deabler, Jen Wineman

Judy Gold, Justin Deabler, Jen Wineman

Sound Design by Sharath Patel

Lighting Design by Shaun Fillion

Set Design by Brandon Matthews

Graphic Design by Brian Michael Thomas

Photographs by Aaron Epstein

Program Design by Red Rooster Group

Audiences lent their voices to post-show discussions with Emmy-winning comedian Judy Gold ,Terry Boggis of Center Kids, Dori Kavanaugh of Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), filmmaker Meema Spadola , and members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU )and Marriage Equality New York (MENY).


Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott


Community Outreach Project/ A study on Elder Abuse

By Mark OConnell

“Queen Anne’s Lace [as performed at the 2007 Breaking Down Barriers Conference] was moving, and thought provoking. It kept the audience engaged. As a member of the conference planning committee I encourage all professionals interested in the topic of elder mistreatment to see this play”.
-Aurora Salamone, NYC Department for the Aging

Queen Anne’s Lace is a one act play about the – only recently recognized – phenomenon of elder abuse. On June 19, 2007, Queen Anne’s Lace was performed at The Breaking Down Barriers Conference at The New School University – sponsored by JASA, NYC Department for the Aging (NYC DFTA), The Hebrew home for the Aged at Riverdale, NYC Human Resources Administration/ Department of Social Services, Fordham University, Institute for Retired Professionals at The New School, and The Carter Burden Center for the Aging. The performance served as a catalyst for a crucial and productive dialogue with the audience, moderated by Commissioner of NYC DFTA, Edwin Mendez-Santiago.Commissionaer DFTA

Queen Anne’s Lace has the potential to galvanize a variety of professionals working to put an end to elder abuse. This play is a great training tool to help professionals understand the many nuances of elder abuse.

The play also engages seniors who struggle with isolation & mistreatment and has the power to show them that they are not alone.

If you would like Queen Anne’s Lace performed as a training workshop for your employees, as part of your next conference, or at your senior home or center, please contact Lynx Ensemble Theater at email hidden; JavaScript is required.



Looking for George

By Charlotte Meehan

Directed by Stephanie Burlington

Aileen Barry, Christopher Burris, Donna Davis, Nehassaiu Degannes



At Stageworks in Hudson, NY/ Sponsored by The Ernest Reaugh Trust

By Justin Deabler

Directed by Jen Wineman

Aileen Barry, Paul Ricciardi, David Anderson, Rachelle Mendez, Mark O’Connell & Sean J. Moran