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….

Here’s a little about us!

Name: Aria Zegdoun

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Public Health

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been on the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: I’m a Starbucks barista back home!

How would my cast mates describe me?

Sweet
Kind-hearted
Caring
Passionate
Amazing
Chill
MY QUEEN
Nice to be around
Motherly
Persistent
King
Mom
Thoughtful

Name: Oliver (Olly) Kelly

Year: Senior

Major(s): Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and Social Thought Political Economy (STPEC)

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 1 year (and Summer Players) 

Fun Fact: I have been dying my own hair for 7 years

How would my cast mates describe me?

Quirky; Best dressed/style
Stylish
Passionate
Creative
Authentic
Witty
Positive vibes
A little too into dogs
Vibrant
Outgoing
King
Mystic
Exuberant

Name: Britt Mardis

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology with Neuroscience Track

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 3 years

Fun fact: I fell off my skateboard the first week of sophomore year and broke my face. No scar though!

How would my cast mates describe me?

Organized
Loving/ Determined
Organized
Determined
Strong/Fierce
Thoughtful
A flirt;)
Always has something interesting to say
Caring
Hard-working
King
Power
Dedicated

Name: William Timothy Cole

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Mathematics 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 1 year

 Fun Fact: On account of my cauliflower ear I only need 4 daily servings of vegetables each day

How would my cast mates describe me?

Green bean
Sweetest boy; Always has a smile on his face
Sweetheart
Genuine
Open-minded
Attentive
Genuine
A calming presence
Jokester
Open
Friendly
King
Bubbly
Easy-going

Name: Shai Bocarsly 

Year: Freshman 

Major(s): History

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve have been in the troupe: 1 year

Fun Fact: I’m really into lighters

How would my cast mates describe me?

Giggly
Intellectual
Lively
Good-natured
Fun
Curious
Insightful
Always laughing
Personable
Energetic
King
Dapper
Friendly

Name: Maya Kosztolitz

Year: Freshman

Major(s): Theatre and Communications

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 1 year

Fun Fact: I’m fueled on ice coffee and 20 minutes naps

How would my cast mates describe me?

Diligent
Goddess
Most likely to be famous
Fucking hilarious
Bright
Kind
Brilliant
Joyful
So creative and insightful
Bouncy
Caring
King
Joy
Enthusiastic

Name: James Augustin

Year: Senior

Major(s): Accounting

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 How long I’ve been on the troupe: 4 years

Fun Fact: I’m terrified of heights and can’t float in water

How would my cast mates describe me?

Charismatic
Intelligent
Caring
Laid-back
Smart
Mysterious
Funny
Dedicated
Humble
A sweetie pie
Usually wearing sweatpants
Smarty pants
Creative
King
Creative

Name: Hasini Jayawardena

Year: Junior 

Major(s): Sociology and Political Science

Pronouns: She/Her

How long I’ve been on the troupe: 1 year (and Summer Players)

Fun Fact: I itch my eyes without my hands sometimes

How would my cast mates describe me?

Sweet
Kind-hearted
Caring
Passionate
Amazing
Chill
MY QUEEN
Nice to be around
Motherly
Persistent
King
Mom
Thoughtful

Name: Michaelah Nunes

Year: Senior

Major(s): Communication Disorders and Psychology /Minor in Spanish 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been on the troupe: 3 years 

Fun Fact: I get nose bleeds if I inhale raw garlic

How would my cast mates describe me?

Always down to joke around
Easygoing
Kind
Magical
Peace
Sweet soul
Thoughtful
Tik tok queen/icon/goddess
King
Optimistic

Name: Matt Biagi

Year: Junior

Major(s): Nursing

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: I broke my back one time

How would my cast mates describe me?

Climbing
Clever
Dad
Genuine
Goofy
Hilarious
Punny
The hottest male nurse in the world
Funny guy (fungi)
Squirrelly
Beyond talented and well rounded

Name: Liam O’Keefe

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Psychology

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: I have a framed picture of Ho Chi Minh

How would my cast mates describe me?

Presidential
A God among men
Would die for
Smartest person in the room 11/10 times
Intellectual
Charming
Intelligent
Empathetic/outstanding
Thoughtful
Authentic
Best taste in music
Hipster
Smart
History
Cheerful

Name: Nathalie Irmer 

Year: Graduate Student

Major(s): Regional Planning

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs|She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: I once swam with a pod of wild dolphins, and got stung by jellyfish

How would my cast mates describe me?

Tol
Most talented person I know;
Quick on their feet
Chilled out
Creative
Intelligent
Insightful
Fly as all hell
Great pants
Mellow
Intense
King
Magical
Confident

Name: Danny Parsons  

Year: Senior

Major(s): Economics/ Minor in IT

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been on the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: I’ve been growing my hair out for about 7-8 years

How would my cast mates describe me?

Wise
Booming voice
Big teddy bear
Fun
Reliable
Talented
Powerful
Lovable
captivating
Great voice
Sweetheart
Gentle
King
Rapunzel
Funny

Name: Sophia Papulis

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Nutrition

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 2 years

Fun Fact: Music and plants feed my soul!

How would my cast mates describe me?

Chuckler
Funny
Energetic
Leader
Loving
Positive
Vegan goddess
Sweetheart
Goofy
King
Strong

Name: Jason Canuel

Year: Freshman

Major(s): Computer Science

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 1 year

Fun Fact: I’m a middle child in a family of 6 kids!

How would my cast mates describe me?

Energetic
Sweetest smile
Caring
Energetic
Gentle
Kind
Courageous
Curious
Honest
Love that hair cut
King
Wavy
Stylish

Name: Jon Delsignore

Year: Freshman

Major(s): English

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How long I’ve been in the troupe: 1 year

Fun Fact: I can climb lampposts, but only if I’m barefoot.

How would my cast mates describe me?

Zany
Mischievous
Clever boy
Quirky
Original
Fun
Creative
Charismatic
Silly for adventure
The love of my life
Relatable
Witty
King
Schemer