Nicole DeRosa Lukaitis has derived much personal and professional pleasure from her maturation in South Philly and growth as an arts advocate in New Jersey. The 43-year-old is combining the contributions from her most prominent geographic locations for the South Camden Theatre Co., Inc. production of “Gemini,” the lauded 1976 play by fellow South Philly native Albert Innaurato.
As a Rowan University adjunct professor, Ross Beschler strays from being pedantic, preferring for his theatrically-inclined pupils to pursue their own sense of excitement as text appreciators and interpreters.
Frank Sherlock shuns shouting for people to ponder poetry as a self-involved pursuit, believing verse must cause communities to converse. The resident of the 1000 block of Morris Street yearns for citizens to perk up their pens and energize their ears and will spend the next two years championing compositions as the City of Philadelphia’s second poet laureate.
Throughout her burgeoning acting career, Amanda Kearns has scored roles that have not found her overtly attempting to elicit viewers’ sympathy. Enthusiastic about emitting emotions, the 23-year-old has tapped into her affinity for novelty and vulnerability in portraying her most charming character, Sylvia, in “Tribes,” a largely lauded tale of communicating at all costs.