Sean, a professional actor/director/producer, 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. He 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.
Sean Derry/ Co Founder, Co Artistic Director
Alanna Romansky/Co Founder, Co Artistic Director
Alanna has over 30 years of experience on stage, television and film. She 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, and as a member of The Screen Actors Guild for 25 years, she has also worked professionally in film and television. Her most rewarding position by far has been as Co-Artistic Director of none too fragile, from which she believes great works will originate. “Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself, believe.” ~Winston Churchill
Jaysen Mercer/ Co Founder
Jaysen Mercer is Co-Founder and Former Managing Director of the None Too Fragile Theater. 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
Ireland Derry/ Intern
Ireland Derry grew up inside theater walls. Her father entertained the curiosity of walking a mile in anothers shoes from which her love for storytelling was born. Ireland made her stage debut in RIDE by Eric Lane at None Too Fragile Theater in 2012. Since she has been involved in behind the scenes work as well as being featured in the New York City Premiere of POSSUM DREAMS in 2014 and starring in THE WHALE by Samuel D Hunter in the spring of 2017 all at None Too Fragile Theater. Ireland is thrilled to venture outside her theater home and work at Dobama Theatre in the spring of 2018 in APROPRIATE by Branden Jacob-Jenkins. However, she is beyond ecstatic to continue her study of the arts here at None Too Fragile!
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.”