Playwrights On The Rise presents a staged reading. Followed by a Q&A

Tuesday – March 10, 2015

Strand Theater

400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701


Producer: Rich Quatrone
Phone: 732-822-4338

Directed by Yvette Dubel

Women Crossing Cast

WOMAN 1 part i  Sara Hwang

Sara Hwang is an Korean- American actress and model. She was born and raised in New Jersey.  She has graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  She has trained in the Sanford Meisner Technique at the Ted Bardy Acting Studio in New York City.  She has starred in a TV pilot called, ‘2 Awkward Dudes.’  She is also, known for her improv as Christy Kwon on a TV show called, ‘My Crazy Love.’  She still continues to perfect the craft of acting by taking variety of acting classes and to always- “live in the moment.” (


WOMAN 1 part ii  

Lorraine Stone 




Woman 2 part i    Bettina Goolsby

Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Bettina has lived in New York City since graduating from UVa in Charlottesville, VA. She moved to the city to pursue a career in magazine publishing and has freelanced in that industry for the past few years while also expressing herself through various film projects. She lives for and loves adventures of all kinds, especially the one she’s on right now living out her dreams of acting and storytelling. Bettina is grateful for everyone and every experience that has impacted, inspired and influenced where she is today.


Woman 2 part ii –  Marjorie Conn

Marjorie Conn made her acting debut with the late, greyt Ethyl Eichelberger as his leading man playing Aegisthus to his Klytemnestra with her lover, the late, incomparable Katy Dierlam as Electra.  She was given an award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for her contributions to theatre in Provincetown.  Marjorie is most known for her portrayal of Lizzie Borden (ax murderess) and Lorena Hickok (Eleanor Roosevelt’s lover).  These plays are published in LOST LESBIAN LIVES(available on eBay).  She founded the Provincetown Fringe Festival in Provincetown, MA in 1994, which relocated to Asbury Park, NJ in 2007.  She also rescues & is rescued by Greyhound dogs & special needs dogs and cats.


Woman 3 part i   Misti Dawn Garritano

Misti Dawn Garritano is excited to make her debut at The Strand Theatre with the opening of this original work, Women Crossings.  Other performances include The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Living Out! (Ana Hernandez) and as a singer/songwriter.  Misti can also be found behind the camera shooting her fellow actors, dabbling in her second love, photography and graphic design (visit for more info).


Woman 3 part ii   Sarah MacMillan

Sarah MacMillan is proud to be part of the discovery process for Women Crossings. She recently made her New York stage debut as Samantha in the original play What Do they Become? as part of the 2015 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival. Other recent performances include Mae (Fear), Honour (Sophie), and The Grapes of Wrath (Narrator). Sarah has studied at Playhouse Acting Academy in East Brunswick, NJ, and Weist-Barron Studios in New York City. (,


Woman 4 part i    Yolanda Hamilton

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Yolanda Hamilton has been performing since the age of 3. Acting has been her passion and first love since. For many years she has been in touch with her inner creativity that has driven her more into acting to writing, directing, and giving her all in the performing arts. She is studying with current acting coaches, actors and casting directors to hone and keep fresh her craft. She has been in plays, tv, and film. She made her tv debut last year with an up and coming sitcom Brown Nation. Since then she has been in episodic shows on the Oxygen Network and Animal Planet. While enjoying working with fellow talented actors and crew she has continued writing and directing her own projects that are currently in production. You can check her out and follow her on Twitter @yoleemasuga, IMDB:  Yolanda Hamilton, and her Website:


Woman 4 part ii   Tina Duong

Tina hails from the Garden State, and grew up dancing, singing, and acting, in that order. She attended the prestigious Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory for High School Students and continued at Rutgers with a B.A. in Theater and Journalism. She can be seen in independent films such as “Don’t Burn” as Mai, short films “Escape” as Eva, “Bounty Warz II,” where Tina showcases her action and weapons skills. Tina is excited to continue working on the web-series “Marcello” as femme fatale Zenith. Favorite theater roles include Raven in “Year of the Phoenix,” and Tika in “Propaganda.” Aside from acting, Tina enjoys hosting and blogging about travel, fashion, and food on her site, She currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.