The Anxiety Piece
Body – Amanda Whitworth
Mind – C. Robin Marcotte
Voices of Gray & Healthcare Providers – Leslie Pasternack
Robin Marcotte – Content Creator, Performer
Amanda Whitworth – Content Creator, Performer
Leslie Pasternack – Content Creator, Voice Over
Bobby Kelly – Medical Content Creator
Cheryl B. Engelhardt – Music
Rachel Sotak – Poster Art
Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a GRAMMY®-nominated composer and songwriter. She started her career as an advertising and film composer in New York City, creating scores for several nationally-airing commercials and short films before hitting the road with her pop band. Her music has been heard on dozens of TV shows including “So You Think You Can Dance” and “All My Children”, meditation apps like Insight Timer, and on airlines. Engelhardt also composes for social justice choirs and was recently featured in People, Harper’s Bazaar, and Forbes Magazines for her collaboration with Martin Luther King’s goddaughter, Donzaleigh Abernathy, in her song “The Listening”. Her newest release (and seventh record) is her GRAMMY®-nominated New Age/Ambient album “The Passenger” where she was the first person to create a full album, from start to finish, on a cross-country Amtrak train journey. Cheryl is a certified trauma-informed master coach and provides a variety of resources at her site www.InTheKeyOfSuccess.com. She is the facilitator and coach for the popular musician mastermind, Amplify. www.cbemusic.com
Ori Harris is an interdisciplinary artist and recent graduate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Theater. While at the conservatory, he received a certification in unarmed stage combat and flourished from his training in Grotowski and voiceover work. Growing up in Chicago, he found a love for performance and movement through gymnastics, working with his dad as a clown, taking circus classes and acting out scenes with his siblings. Currently, Ori is a company member at VLA Dance and HYBRIDMOTION, assists in intimacy and consent direction and enjoys drawing and producing videos in his free time. He has also performed with the Ridiculous Project in Pandemic Plays as well as the Boston Pops Orchestra in Boston Pops in Love.
Bobby Kelly, MD, MPH is triple-boarded in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has worked in primary care, physician leadership and public health in New Hampshire over the last decade. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where he received the Academy of Family Physicians award, he trained at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency at Concord Hospital. Dr. Kelly completed his Leadership Preventive Medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and received his MPH degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is currently a physician in the NH Seacoast area where he sees patients as a per-diem hospitalist and consultative physician in LGBTQ Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kelly serves as Medical Director of Quality Improvement & Innovation on the Population Health team at Core Physicians. In all of his work, he is dedicated to health equity and is passionate about community partnerships and creative collaboration opportunities.
C. Robin Marcotte is a physical theatre artist and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Robin has served as the Executive and Co-Artistic Director of the award-winning Hotel Obligado Physical Theatre Company and was a company member of Mum Puppettheatre, both located in Philadelphia. In his 20 years of working in the professional world, he has toured nationally and internationally, performing, teaching and creating works of theatre. Robin has formal training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from UMass Medical School and is a certified Standardized Patient Educator. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. www.robinmarcotte.net
Leslie Pasternack is a theatre maker and the owner of Lemon Punch Theatre Lab in Amesbury, MA. Leslie holds her Ph.D. in Theatre History from UT Austin and graduated from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre. Prior to opening her studio, Leslie taught theatre history and acting at Northeastern University and Muhlenberg College. Recent directing credits include The Revolutionists; Make Sure It’s Me; A Number; and Tragedy: a tragedy. In addition to such acting credits as Major Powell in NHTP’s Men on Boats, Leslie has played across New England and in NYC in her award-winning solo show, Clean Room.
Janelle Abbott Staley is a dancer and educator based in southern Maine. She has performed nationally and internationally with dance companies, in theatre and film. In NYC, Janelle performed on Broadway stages, in Elton John’s The Red Piano, in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Twelfth Night, with dre.dance, Slam, and Terra Firma, among others. Recently, she has worked with Boston-based artists Peter DiMuro, Lorraine Chapman, and Kat Nasti Dance. Janelle began her career with Michigan’s Grand Rapids Ballet and received a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah. A certified Pilates instructor, she trained celebrity clientele at top studios in NYC and Boston, and has led dance and mind-body master classes around the country, including workshops for Audible and Amazon in Seattle. Janelle is a faculty member of The Dance Annex Studio for the Dance Arts, and serves on the board of Lila Dance Festival, an annual event showcasing New England-based dance artists. www.janelleabbottstaley.com
Amanda Whitworth is a teaching artist with an M.Ed in Integrated Arts Education, and leads and consults on interdisciplinary projects in technology, design, wellness, business, and public education. She served as the 8th NH Artist Laureate as confirmed by the Governor’s Executive Council and now serves as an Arts Councilor for the NH State Council on the Arts. As the Director of Dance at Plymouth State University, Amanda integrated interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative performance into the curriculum and spearheaded networks of growth, service and advocacy across New England through innovative cross-sector partnerships. Named one of NH Union Leader’s “40 Under 40” in 2019, and awarded a Vermiel Medal from the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters in Paris, France, Amanda assumes the alias of Lead with Arts, working as a performer of dance and physical theatre nationally and internationally. www.leadwitharts.com