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.
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.
Grace Terdoslavich (Co-Production Manager)A Queens native, Grace first got involved in theatre tech while attending Vassar College, where she was heavily involved in student theatre for all four years there. Her credits there include blood and wound makeup design for Jean Anouilh's Antigone (Spring 2013), emergency costuming for The Merchant of Venice (Fall 2013), blood design and stagehand for Faustus (Spring 2014), blood and wound makeup for The Revenger's Tragedy (Spring 2015), blood design for Richard II (Fall 2015), and blood design for The Drunk and the Elephant (Fall 2015). She also worked as a wound makeup designer and quick change assistant for The Rocky Horror Picture Show on campus (Falls 2013, 2014, 2015), where she assisted in and then instructed on a quick change involving fishnets, corsets, and a full face of makeup that takes less than 50 seconds. After leaving Vassar, she worked at Hudson Warehouse as an Assistant Stage Manager for three seasons, including Lysisarah (July 2016), The Three Musketeers (July 2017), Henry V (August 2016), and Romeo & Juliet (June 2018). She also worked as blood designer for Hamlet (August 2018). She was recently Stage Manager for the Warehouse's recent production of Pride and Prejudice. When not working in the theatre, Grace enjoys street food and creative jaywalking, and has been an avid player of DnD 5e for almost 5 years.
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.
Helen Thornton (Assistant Production Manager)Helen has Assistant Stage Managed for the company in the summer of 2021, working on Love's Labour's Lost and The Count of Monte Cristo. Helen recently relocated to New York after graduated for Denison University. Stage Managing Highlights include Pirates of Penzance , Chicago, The Traveller Return, Mae West: After Dark as well as the only authorized stage adaptation of Bojack Horseman: A Play.
John-Ross Winter (Costume Designer)John-Ross has most recently been the costume designer for Hudson Classical Theater's production of Sense and Sensibility this past winter. He has also designed Hudson's Summer 2019 production of The Man in the Iron Mask. He was an assistant Costume Designer for Broadway Bares: Game Night and designed a production of Iphagenia at Aulis for Spiritfox Productions in Summer 2017. He has created costumes, props, and set pieces for stars such as Lady Gaga, Missy Elliot, Ginger Zee, Heidi Klum, Meghan McCaine, and has done work for television programs "Gotham", "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner", "The View", and "Good Morning America."
New York Combat for Stage & Screen (Fight Choreography)Led by Jared Kirby, New York Combat for Stage and Screen has been choreographing fights for Hudson Classical Theater Company since 2009 for both our outdoor shows and indoor productions. With over 25 years of experience in fight choreography and training actors, NYCSS is ready to help actors hone their craft and aid productions in navigating staged violence. NYCSS has two main goals:
1) Prepare actors to use violence in their roles through physical training and teaching actable choices so violence becomes a tool to reveal character
2) Provide productions with customized fight choreography which enhances your show, reveals character, and uses violence as a storytelling tool