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Sandy Cockrell

Artistic Director

Ms. Cockrell has a master’s degree in directing from the University of Kentucky and an MFA from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  She has directed hundreds of plays around the US.  As an actress, Sandy was last seen as Maude Guttman in J CITY Theater’s Bakersfield Mist and Morgan Wright in Clark Gable Slept Here.  Other favorite roles include Alexa in As Bees In Honey Drown, Jack Lawson in the New Jersey premier of David Mamet’s Broadway hit Race, Tibby in Regrets Only and Evie in Gun-Shy. Her most recent NYC performance was as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet at Webster Hall. Regionally, she has performed with Actors Theater of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St. Louis Repertory

and Hudson Shakespeare


Clay Cockrell

Executive Director

Mr. Cockrell is a psychotherapist and founder of Walk and Talk Therapy, Online Marital Counseling and The Online Counseling Director.  Originally from Kentucky, he moved to Jersey City with his wife in 1997.  He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and National Public Radio as well as in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and The Times of London.  Most recently he was featured on CBS’s “The Doctor’s”.  As an actor, he has performed in several J CITY Theater productions including Clark Gable Slept Here, A Tuna Christmas, and State of the Union. 


Nick Probst

Technical Director

Nick is an actor, comedian, and writer originally from Wichita, Kansas and now a proud Jersey City resident who can frequently be seen in NYC with the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre, as a frequent student, performer, and House Manager. He is also a Production Assistant in the Emmy-winning media department at the Metropolitan Opera, aiding in the live HD broadcast of world class operas, and he also has a hand in the creation of other independent digital productions. Nick is also Stage Managing the new musical "Enlargement" for the 2018 Fringe Festival.


Katherine Damigoes

Stage Manager

Kat graduated from Queens College, where she performed in Our Town by Thorton Wilder, The Trial by Franz Kafka, and The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Borgeson. She has also studied under Edward Morehouse at HB Studios, Christine Goodman at Art House Productions and Sandy Cockrell at JCity Theater. She was last seen in Boriqua in the House a sitcom written and directed by Antonia Roman. Her credits include: Orange is the New Black, ID Discovery channel, Street Justice The Bronx, J CITY Theater's Gunshy, Murder on Ice, Art House Productions.  She enjoys backstage as much as she enjoys being on the stage.

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