OUR TEAM

Alanna Romansky/Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director

Alanna has over 30 years of experience on stage, television and film. She is proud to have received her BFA from the Professional Actors Training Program at Wright State University, with additional training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK. She has appeared in over 50 theatrical productions, is a member of Actors' Equity Association, as well as a 25+ year member of The Screen Actors Guild.

 

Sean Derry/ Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director

Sean is a professional actor/director/producer who studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and the Loft Studio and Bobby Chance Studio in Los Angeles. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has over 25 years of acting experience in film, television and stage. Also a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society,  Sean has directed over 45 productions and produced over 75 productions so far in his career, having received 16 ‘Outstanding Director’ recognitions from critics in the past 5 years alone. Those productions include 4 world premieres, 6 dozen regional and Ohio premieres, and 1 NYC premiere.

Jaysen Mercer/ Co-Founder

Jaysen Mercer is Co-Founder and Former Managing Director of none too fragile theatre. He has published the book, Love Raine, written a monthly column for Akron Life magazine, and published the collectible video-game magazine Manci Games. His primary area of expertise lies within accounting, tax, and retirement plans. He received his BS in accounting from The University of Akron. Certifications include CPA as issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the QKA and QPA designations as issued by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. His current adventure is pursing the letter of the law at Akron Law School. He continues to work with none too fragile in between case briefs!

Brian Kenneth Armour/ Technical Director

Brian is a professional musician of over 20 years who received his education and training from The University of Akron, The University of Northern Colorado, and The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He served as an Assistant Engineer at Engine Room Audio in NYC where he worked with musicians such as Trey Songz, Pharrell Williams, Neo, Method Man, Lucy Lui, P.Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Queen Latifah, and Norah Jones. He was Assistant Producer/Session Musician at J. Chris Griffin Productions in NYC, Producer/Session Musician for the Boston branch of G.O.O.D. Music, where he worked with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, John Legend, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. He also served as Live Sound Front of House Assistant for Korn and Paul McCartney. Along with being the Technical Director, Brian has been the resident stage manager and sound designer for ntf as well as actor. You’ve seen Brian previously on ntf's stage in The Whipping Man, Pure Shock Value, Bash, A Behanding in Spokane, Nerve, and Topdog/Underdog. He has also been seen on the Weathervane Playhouse stage in Race, and A Raisin in the Sun, for which he was named “Best Actor for the 2014-2015 season.”

Margene Rannigan/ Stage Manager/Props Designer

Onstage 1974-1998 Players Guild of Canton: (Cabaret, Anything Goes, Pippin, When Ya Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, Women Behind Bars, The Sum of Us, and many more...) Stage Management: KSU @ Stark: (The Guys, Extremities, Becket, The Laramie Project, Doubt) PG of Canton: (Proof w/David Canary, Women on Fire w/Judith Ivey, Final Assault by David Selby, Bent, Terra Nova, Medea, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Cat's Paw, and many more...) Weathervane Playhouse (Accomplice) Contract Players (Hedda Gabler/Props) Seat of the Pants Productions (The Best Man/Props) Director (We Rise, The Santaland Diaries, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Vagina Monologues) Matknife Productions (ART, Zoo Story).