Erica works at one of the city’s busiest casting offices, Calleri Casting, and has written several award winning plays with her writing partners Uma Incrocci and Nicole Greevy. She has also taught playwriting/screenwriting at Rhode Island School of Design. Her directing credits include: TV pilot Living In Captivity; For Better or Worse at American Globe Theater’s 15 Minute Play Festival (winner- best director); and The Vagina Monologues at Galapagos Art Space.
Uma Incrocci (co-author, co-creator, lyrics)
Uma co-wrote the award winning pilot Living in Captivity, Season 1 of Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, and Five by Three, a collection of short plays that includes 28 Years Later, winner of the MITF’s award for best short play in 2007. Uma’s acting credits include: 365 Days/365 Plays at the Public, Fairytales of the Absurd (off-Broadway), Catherine in Proof at Barnstormers Theater, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV Credits: Bored to Death, Louie, Pan Am, Lipstick Jungle, Chappelle’s Show and Guiding Light.
Christian Pedersen (composer, co-creator)
Christian created and performed his music in the premiere of Walking the Volcano for The Vineyard Playhouse, and for the short films SENT and Fit To Be Tied, both directed by Alex Feldman. He was nominated for Best Music and Lyrics for the 2011 Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival, where he created the role of Guitar Boy in the original full-length production of Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood. As an actor, Christian has performed Off-Broadway in Vieux Carre (Pearl), Eternal Equinox (59E59),Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (3LD). Other New York productions include Another Vermeer starring Austin Pendleton and Cornbury starring David Greenspan and Everett Quinton. Regionally, Christian has worked at Geffen Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Rep St. Louis, Cleveland Play House, People's Light, Maltz-Jupiter, Arkansas Rep and NJ Rep. TV appearances include The Good Wife, Fringe, Damages, and as Sven the Swedish Butler on One Life to Live.
Ashley Wren Collins (co-developer, co-creator)
Ashley won “Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical” and received a nomination for “Outstanding Choreography” for Mother Eve at the MITF. She produced and acted in the feature film, Chasing Taste, winner of “Best Comedy” at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival. Ashley is the author of Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (Focal Press) with Lloyd Kaufman and The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Los Angeles (Globe Pequot Press). She is the recipient of a writing fellowship from The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Ashley also writes for Moviemaker and The Huffington Post and is the choreographer of the Off-Broadway musical, Honestly Abe.
Kirk McGee (co-author, co-creator)
Kirk is an award winning published writer and actor. In addition to Mother Eve , his most notable original works are his full-length play, I’m with Stupid/ Stupid’s with Me (Best Stage Scenes of 1999), his one act play, For Better or Worse (American Globe Theater’s 15 Minute Play Festival Honorable Mention: Best Play), and screenplay, Activity Placemats (2008 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Quarterfinals). His Acting Theater Credits include: (Off-Broadway) Summer ’69, Mindfreak, The Daughter of the Regiment; (Regional Theater) Wild Duck at the SummerScape, Twelfth Night at Philly Shakespeare, Lebensraum and Drawer Boy at StageWorks Hudson. (NY Theater) Loves Labour’s Lost at Cherry Lane Theatre, I’m With Stupid at Manhattan Playhouse. Film: Two Weeks Notice, Hot Lunch, and Chasing Taste (nominated for Best Actor at Idyllwild International Film Festival and nominated for The Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Award at VisonFest) . TV: Are We There Yet? (recurring), Guiding Light, and Sesame Street. He was also a company member of the American Mime Theater.
Secret Garden Productions, LLC
During the various development stages of Mother Eve’s Secret Garden Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, the following members of Secret Garden Productions were responsible for creating and originating the characters: Alena Acker, Ashley Wren Collins, Amy Dannenmueller, Uma Incrocci, Erica Jensen, Donna Lobello, Kirk McGee, Danielle Montezinos, Christian Pedersen, Dan Remmes, and Maitely Weismann, who initiated the collaboration and produced the web-series the rock musical is a derivative.