Who We Are
Susane Lee (Executive Artistic Director)Susane has extensive experience in both television and stage. She began her television career at WGBH PBS in Boston where she worked on the NOVA Science Series for three years. She came to NYC and spent twelve years working as a Producer and Writer for Channel 13/WNET. During this time, she travelled to more than 100 cities across the U.S., researching story ideas, finding experts in their field, and producing and writing one hour prime-time documentaries for PBS. Working with casting agents and attending talent showcases, she has auditioned countless actors for her series over the years. She has had the privilege of working with many talented actors including Roy Schneider, Matthew Modine, James Naughton, as well as many renown experts and filmmakers from around the world. She was the Co-Principal Investigator for two 'National Science Foundation' grants, one which awarded her $1.6 million for her multi-part PBS series. She produced and wrote for NASA and The Heinz Center their "State of the Nation's Ecosystems Report " for the development of their PBS series. She won the 'PBS Communication Award' in 1999 as well as a Fellowship from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has been a freelance Producer, Writer, and Script Consultant on numerous television and film projects over the years and continues to be. For a longer list of her television credits, 'click here.' Susane is a Lifetime Member of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and, starting six years ago, produced and directed their popular 'Screenplay Reading Series.' Working closely with NYC casting agents and professional actors, she has directed these works on stage at both the JCC on the Upper Westside and at Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center. Susane also started the WGAE's 'Writing Mentoring Program' in 2006, enlisting the Guild's members as mentors. For the pilot program, she worked with an organization for foster children. The teenagers wrote radio dramas which were broadcast on public radio WNYC. The Writing Mentorship is on-going today. Susane also led writing workshops in NYC public high schools. A member of the Guild's Activities Committee since 1997, she is involved in helping organize their annual awards dinners, benefit events, and other workshops. For Hudson Warehouse, she has produced their season since 2010. In November 2014, she directed The Warehouse's very first contemporary play, "Same River Twice," by Benjamin Elterman. In June of 2013, she directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, (abridged) for their summer stage and remounted it again the fall of 2013 at The Bernie Wohl Center on Manhattan's Upper West side, which marked the Warehouse's first indoor production. She wrote the adaptation for the Warehouse's August 2013 world premiere production of The Three Musketeers , based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, for which she also Assistant Directed. In 2012, she directed their June production of Comedy of Errors as well as was Assistant Director of Richard III that August. Susane founded and is the Director of the Warehouse's 'Writers-a-Go-Go' (W.A.G.G.) contemporary play reading series which promotes the works of living writers with lively staged readings. She most recently directed a staged reading of Michael Menger's Sweet Morning in 2014 and Through Andrew's Eyes , written by Oscar Cabrera in the spring 2013. To date, W.A.G.G. has mounted 9 staged readings of new plays. She also teaches Acting and Playwriting at the Goddard Riverside Community Center for their senior center and After School. As part of the Warehouse's Outreach program, Susane has directed plays for colleges and schools. Susane was a Finalist for the 2013 Wai Look Award, given by the Asian American Arts Alliance for those who "outstandingly contributed to the arts." She also won an 'Urban Artist Initiative Grant for Literature' in 2006 and a 'New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship' grant for Nonfiction Literature in 2005. Susane published a memoir in the February 2010 issue of MORE Magazine entitled "The I Ching Daughter," available on-line. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA.
Nathan Mattingly (Associate Artistic Director)Nathan made his Hudson Warehouse debut in their 2015 production of Henry 4.1 . He rejoined them in 2016 for their 13th season as Balthasar in Much Ado About Nothing and Ferdinand in Othello . He served as the Music Director for Much Ado About Nothing, Lysisarah: "Let's Make America Great Again!" , and Othello , and composed original music for their Othello . He has also been a part of the Hudson Warehouse Valentine's Day Monologue Festival and their staged reading of War of the Roses . Other favorite roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet , Florizel in The Winter's Tale , Lucas in The Doctor Despite Himself , Enjolras in Les Misérables , and Rick in Bat Boy: The Musical . Nathan recently starred in "Wanted," a short film that screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to his work as an actor and music director, Nathan is a guitarist, singer, and oboist. Nathan grew up in the small town of Virgil, New York. He graduated with honors from Cornell University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and was a recipient of the Christopher Reeve ‘74 Scholarship. He also studied classical acting at the London Dramatic Academy under the tutelage of Kathryn Pogson, Zoe Waites, and Leo Wringer, among others.
George K. Wells (Associate Artistic Director)The longest serving member of Hudson Warehouse, this has been George's home and family for more than a decade. Originally from Maryland, George studied theatre at Montgomery College and realized his story telling capabilities unique to both the actor and the director. Starting in regional theater, George took on the title role in the Silver Spring Stages critically acclaimed production of Master Harold...and the Boys . George then moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating in 2006. Upon graduation, George was cast as Lord Dumaine in Love's Labour's Lost , his first role with Hudson Warehouse. As an Artist in Residence with Hudson Warehouse George has taken on a variety of roles, from young lovers like Cassio in Othello and Romeo , to the more brooding and torn characters like Brutus in Julius Caesar , to the psychotic Emperor Saturninus in the 2015 production of TITUS as well as Jack Worthing in the 2014 production of The Importance of Being Earnest . Other Warehouse productions he has appeared in include The Merry Wives of Windsor , The Tempest , As You Like It , The Three Musketeers , Comedy of Errors , Richard III , The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (abridged) , Same River Twice , and a personal favorite - Prince Hal in Henry 4.1 . Other favorites include the title role in the Haberdasher Theatre Company's production of Christopher Marlow's Doctor Faustus . In August of 2018, George will direct his first production for the Warehouse, bringing to the North Patio a lifelong vision of Hamlet .
Roger Dale Stude (Director of 'Writers-a-Go-Go')Roger Dale Stude is a small-town Missouri native who moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduation, he supported himself by working at the Drama Book Shop and continued his interest in classical theater at the Kings County Shakespeare Company, appearing over the years in their productions of The Beaux Stratagem , As You Like It , The Tempest, The Rover , The Rivals , and Romeo and Juliet . Roger also worked for the Pearl Theatre as an understudy in their productions of Mirandolina , The Phantom Lady , and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
He is a founding member of True North Ensemble, and appeared for them as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and as Scrooge in A Bronx Christmas Carol . Also with True North he served as Assistant Director for their production of The Taming of the Shrew , and directed productions of Chekhov's The Proposal and David Ives' Arabian Nights .
Mr. Stude's professional relationship with Nicholas Martin-Smith began at the Objectivist Theatre Company's Production of The Night of January 16th , and he was pleased to continue working with Nicholas as an actor with Hudson Warehouse, beginning in 2008 as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing , and following up with the Warehouse in, among others, Hamlet , Cyrano , The Seagull, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, The Triumph of Love, Romeo and Juliet, and as Falstaff in Henry 4.1.
Other New York credits include Caesar in Julius Caesar and Bushy in Richard II for A Crew of Patches, Chater in Arcadia , Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile , and Sturman in The Clearing for Phoenix Players; Sorin in The Seagull for STEPS Theatre Company; and Claudius in Hamlet at LaMama. He also played Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels for an entire summer at the Swedish Marionette Theatre in Central Park, with puppets, but that's redundant.
Since 2017, Roger has been Director of Writers-a-Go-Go (W.A.G.G. for short, though it is surprisingly difficult to type), the Warehouse's outreach to new writers and works. As Director, he co-produced the 2018 Valentine's Day program at the Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center. He has also written, acted, and directed as part of this annual festival. He promises much more from W.A.G.G. to come.
Paul Singleton (Equity Liaison)Paul Singleton is an Artist in Residence, and has previously played King Henry in Henry IV, Part 1, Chorus in Henry V and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing with Hudson Warehouse. New York Theater includes: Shakespeare at the Greene Space ‑ Brutus in Julius Caesar (New York Public Radio); Grit in a Sensitive Instrument (one-man play, Vineyard Theater – Cable TV also); When I Grow Up (lead, Playwright's Horizons Festival); Careless Love (by John Olive – NY premiere), The Winter's Tale, The Blue Carbuncle (also at Theatre Encino, Los Angeles). Regional includes The Tempest, Idiot's Delight, The Golden Age, Fallen Angels, The School for Scandal, P.S. Your Cat is Dead, Bedroom Farce. TV includes: "Conan O'Brien," "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and Comedy Central. Love always to Nina and Paulie.
Theresa Sagan (Co-Production Manager)Theresa has been a Production Stage Manager for Hudson Classical Theater company for The Man in the Iron Mask (2019), Sense & Sensibility (2020) and The Count of Monte Cristo (2021). She has been working for a number of years with her Otter Company most recently as director & producer on their original work 420: A Musical Experience and Silent Sky (Assistant Director). Theresa is an Atlanta
Native where she study directing at Stage Managing at Georgia College & State University as well as Actor's Express Theatre company.