Humans of NRBP

Hey everyone! We are the Not Ready for Bedtime Players, a sex-positive theatre troupe at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! When we’re not teaching sex education and chilling with Captain Condom, we enjoy the finer things in life….

A white man with stubble leaning back in a chair with closed eyes, behind the foreground of a messy table with drinks and snacks.
David in his natural habitat; the NRBP rehearsal space!

Name: David 

Year: Senior

Major(s): Forestry

Pronouns: He/Him

How long I’ve been in the troupe: Three semesters

Fun Fact: “I can play half a song on the piano and I love lettuce!”

A white woman with red har holding a white and orange tabby cat in the woods.
Lauren and a very fluffy hiking partner!

Name: Lauren

Year: Senior

Major(s): Psychology and sustainable food and farming

Pronouns: They/Them

How long I’ve been in the troupe: Six semesters

Fun Fact: “I’m from Wisconsin.”

A white woman with brown hair standing in front of a blank wall, smiling widely in a tee shirt that reads "Team Positive Presence"..
Leslie spreading positivity!

Name: Leslie M.

Year: post-grad (class of 2023)

Occupation: Elementary school teacher

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been in the troupe: Six semesters

Fun Fact: “I love pigs!”

A fat white man with tied-back hair wearing a grey button-up and looking away from the camera.
Marcel living business casual!

Name: Marcel

Year: Senior

Major(s): Social Thought and Political Economy

Pronouns: He/Him

How long I’ve been in the troupe: Three semesters

Fun Fact: “My first word, ‘cat’, was said at only 5 months old!”

Paris in a red sweatshirt!

Name: Paris

Year: Junior

Major(s): Sociology

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been with the troupe: Two semesters

Fun Fact: “I cannot, in fact, bend it like Beckham.”

Grace in Newport, RI!

Name: Grace

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology

Pronouns: She/They

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester!

Fun Fact: “I have perfect pitch (sort of)!”

Ben is becoming acquainted with Mr. Bear.

Name: Ben

Year: Junior

Major(s): Nursing, with a theatre minor

Pronouns: They/He

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “I can do the splits!”

Noah can see you.

Name: Noah

Year: Senior

Major(s): English

Pronouns: He/They

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “My dad watches family guy funny moments on the tv and I admonish him for it.”

Bella at an Irish pub!

Name: Bella

Year: Senior

Major(s): English and psychology

Pronouns: Any

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “I like to draw.”

Ellie is not lactose intolerance, she enjoys a shredded taco cheese blend.

Name: Ellie

Year: Junior

Major(s): Nursing

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “I whitewater kayak.”

Sarah has a crush on Marilyn Monroe!

Name: Sarah

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Developmental Disabilities & Human Services

Pronouns: She/They

How long I’ve been with the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “I can balance four spoons on my face.”

Lovely Lillian in a lovely garden

Name: Lillian

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Psychology major, business minor

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “I worked at a castle for a summer!”

Ronan at the pool! His shirt says “Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts”

Name: Ronan

Year: Freshman

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Pronouns: He/Him

How long I’ve been in the troupe: This is my first semester

Fun Fact: “My nintendo switch profile reports that I’ve played smash brothers ultimate for ‘2005 hours or more.'”

Leslie on vacation in Maine

Name: Leslie R.

Year: Graduate School

Major(s): Public policy

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been with the troupe: Three semesters

Fun Fact: “I sometimes go metal detecting in my spare time!”

Interested in applying? We often accept new Players at the beginning of each semester. Stay tuned to this website or our social media pages for more information!