Our creative team

Tay Bass (Player 1)

Tay Bass is ecstatic to be making her off-broadway debut in The Snowy Day and Other Stories! As a Michigan native, she is in a love hate relationship with cold and is thrilled to be kept warm by this wonderful cast and crew. Tay is a recent graduate of Long Island University Post where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre and found her love of donuts, physical theatre and social change! Theatre favorites include: Ursula (Much Ado About Nothing, Texas Shakespeare Festival), Mimi (RENT, Bristol Valley Theatre) and S.T.A.R. (The Directors Company)! Theatre promotes change: so stay educated, stay strong--and know that you can make a difference! www.taybass.com 

Jahbril Cook (Peter)

Jahbril Cook grew up in Alaska, so snowy days are his favorite days. Writing music, skateboarding, and smiling at dogs on the street are a few more of his favorite things. He is a recent graduate of Columbia University. Previous performance credits include Nature Whatever (New Georges), Sunday in the Park With George, [title of show], Godspell (CMTS), and Columbia’s 121st Annual Varsity Show.

Garrett Gray (Player 2)

Garrett started acting at age ten when he couldn’t decide whether to be a Meterologist, Lawyer, or a Fire Fighter. Now he’s a grown up and can literally be anything he wants, depending on the day and what play, film, or television project he’s working on. Also, he has been working in education for over five years, currently with Golden Voice English where he tutors grades K-5 in English over the internet. Previous Theatre Credits: Ariel in The Tempest (Columbia Stages), Company Member at The American Mime Theatre, and Bob in David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre). He is thrilled to be re-imagining Ezra Jack Keats’ world for the stage alongside such a talented cast and crew and hopes that you enjoy the show. Connect with him at www.Garrettjgray.com

Julia Beardsley O'Brien (Producer/Director)

Julia still remembers the moment she discovered The Snowy Day in her elementary school library. Growing up in rural Western NY, snowy days were the norm 6 months a year, but it was the way Keats created an urban landscape with joyful exuberance that captivated her imagination. 

Having practiced theatre in Pittsburgh, then in New York with various companies, she is most proud of the long-running The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (produced and directed) at St. Luke's Theatre. She's forever grateful to Ed and Pamela for giving her another shot to make something beautiful for the children of NYC. 

Becca Silbert (Production Manager)

  Becca is a theatre director and occasional stage manager.  Her favorite children’s book is When the Sun Rose by Barbara Berger and she wanted to be a Jedi Knight when she grew up (still does).  Now she lives in New York City with her five pound Maltese, Ru, who aspires to be the next Lassie.  She is thrilled to be working on her second children’s show with Julia.  You can find her at the back of the theater trying to catch Peter’s letter to Amy. 

Jesse Corbin (Production Assistant)

 Jesse Corbin, a proud Pittsburgh boy, most recently appeared in the US Premiere of Tim Rice's new musical From Here To Eternity at Merry Go Round Playhouse. Other favorite past productions include Joseph & the...Dreamcoat (Joseph), Les Mis (Enjolras), HMS Pinafore (Ralph),Hairspray (Link) and last year's premiere of Thompson & Webb's The First Noel at The Apollo. Col. 1:18  FB & IG: @jessemcorbin   

Heather Carey (Costume Design)

Heather has designed costumes for theater, dance, tv & film, designing off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and regionally. Most recent projects include Vimeo's web series The Outs season 2, The Loading Dock Theatre's The Dudleys: A Family Game, and Marathon: Series A with Ensemble Studio Theatre. She has assisted on a variety of projects ranging from live television to opera, Broadway to feature films. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University.  www.heatherjcarey.com

Charlotte Lily Gaspard (Shadow Puppet Design)

  “Part celestial creature, part sophisticated human” is how Charlotte Lily Gaspard has been described by Faerie Magazine when contemplating the ethereal artist and her work in one of their features. Shadow puppet artist, educator and children’s entertainer, Charlotte’s mission is to activate imaginations and celebrate playfulness wherever she goes.
Charlotte is the Founder and Artistic Director of Midnight Radio Showa shadow puppet sci-fi fairytale theater company based in Brooklyn, NYC. Charlotte also teaches at Child’s Play NY, a children’s theater company, and leads puppetry & theatre workshops all over NYC. 

Josh Iacovelli (Scenic Design)

 JOSH IACOVELLI (Scenic Designer) Currently working as Art Director on a new Discovery TV/People Mag. Program.  Also Art Director for "The First Family of Hip Hop" on Bravo TV; design producer "Returning Glory" for HGTV. Favorite projects: Friends the Parody Musical, Connections, Broadway and the Bard, starring Len Cariou, Hit Her With the Skates, Honor Bound, directed, Seth Rudetsky's Disaster, the Musical, Joel Paley's Ruthless! The Musical, SILENCE! the Musical, It’s Just Sex, Unbroken Circle, Cougar The Musical!, and others. Josh has designed several long-running Off-Broadway hits: Sistas, The Musical, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Channeling Kevin Spacey, Danny and Sylvia, and Jim Brochu's Zero Hour. B.A. in Theatre Stockton College and M.F.A. Actors Studio Drama School New School. For Leah and Cali! 

Nicole Lang (Lighting Design)


Nicole E. Lang is a freelance lighting designer based in and around New York City.​ She has had the pleasure of working across a broad range of performance types with a variety of amazing creators including Jennifer Tipton, Maruti Evans, Solomon Weisbard, Bill T. Jones, Geoff Sobelle, Jack Fever, John Kelly, and Amanda Palmer.