Garrett Gallinot (he/him) has been a member of the NJ theater community for well over 20 years. After performing nationally, it became apparent just how unique and special the NJ theater scene was. He helped found the company with the hope of creating a theatrical space that transcended the norm - a company that brings people together to celebrate inspirational art deeply and to help people connect - connect with their craft, with their passion, with one another, and in wonderfully ironic fashion, with life. As Mark Twain once wrote, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” So fear not. And Welcome to In Death’s Company.
Derek Egidio (he/him) is a lifelong New Jersey resident and has been an active member of the NJ community theatre scene for over ten years. He has performed in, directed, and produced countless shows in his time, having received Perry Nominations for shows such as: King Lear (Supporting actor), The Importance of Being Earnest (lead actor), A Midsummer Night's Dream (supporting actor), The Passion of Dracula (featured actor), and Hamlet (costume design). Derek is a co-founding member of In Death's Company, as well as a co-founder Vice President of The Penny Stinkards. Derek studied acting at HB Studio in New York City.
Brielle McArdle (she/they) won a NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Stage Management of a Play for Hamlet and an Arthur Award for Best Lighting Design for A Comedy of Tenors. They were nominated for Outstanding Sound Design of a Play and Musical for Hamlet and Avenue Q respectively. Past roles include: This is Our Story: A Coming Out Anthology (Amber/ julie/ voice 11), Almost, Maine (Pete/ Lendall/ Marci/ Movement Narrator), and Hamlet (First Player/ Second Gravedigger). They are a small business owner, reader, music enthusiast, roller skater, theatre lover, television watcher, gardener, hiker, and beach bum.
Allegra Mroz (she/they) is a professional multimedia artist with over a decade of experience. A lover of nature, history, the macabre, and mystery, they are excited to welcome you into Death’s Company and hopes that you will enjoy your stay.
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh
Haley Schmalbach (she/her) is a New Jersey-based dancer, singer, actor, set designer, choreographer, and scenic artist who uses her talents predominantly throughout Central Jersey. She has received a number of Perry nominations for her scenic work and performances. She is thrilled to be stepping into the fundraising chair of In Death’s Company!
*Co-Chaired by Lauren Fogarty
Web and Technology Chair
Emily Bonaria (She/Her) is a New Jersey based actress. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned a BA in Theatre and a triple minor in Music, English and Studio Art. She has also taken her theatre studies across the pond to Goldsmith's, University of London. Her training includes classical verse, Stanislavski, devised theatre, and clowning. She is delighted to be a part of the In Death's Company team! emilybonaria.com
New Works Chair
Angelica Guarino (she/her) is originally from Parsippany, New Jersey. Her interest in theater began with her role as a singing tree in her school’s production of Into the Woods Jr. at the age of 8. Since then, she has graduated from Morris County School of Technology’s Visual and Performing Arts program with a focus in Multimedia and Theater and Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Television, all while writing/acting/producing/directing at any chance she could get. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include media literacy education and how experiences with the arts can be used as teaching tools. She is a also Fellow at the Teachers College Digital Futures Institute, which aims to connect academic research with multimodal and public scholarship. She is so excited to be part of a community that values bringing education and theater together!
New Works Chair
Lauren Fogarty (she/they) is an actor, playwright, singer, dancer, and speech-language pathologist who has been active in the NJ theater community for over 20 years. She is thrilled to join the team at In Death’s Company to help provide high-quality, thought-provoking theater to the state of New Jersey.
Technical Theatre Chair
Lexy Lefkovits (she/her) is a lifelong lover of music and the written word. As an actress, singer, songwriter, poet, pianist, and teacher, she revels in relaying that love to upcoming generations of artists. She has enjoyed roles on and back- stage, in front of and behind the camera, and now she is thrilled to get to work in death's company.