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Meet The Troupe

Taylor Weinberg
Taylor is a leading actor and producer in the original play series, Taking it too Far. He is a graduate from Oneonta State, originally from Merrick, Long Island. After graduation, he worked in Fundraising and Development for the Manhattan Theater Club. He is now a freelance worker in the production industry as well as an abstract visual artist.
Leanne Gallati

Leanne received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University and currently lives in Astoria, Queens. Within Loop Troupe, she performs with the Family Band and works on the execution of music related projects. She is currently the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the National Yiddish Theatre.

Megan Roe

Megan is the resident choreographer for Loop Troupe. She first became involved in the second rendition of Taking It Too Far. She choreographed the opening dance number, which was the troupe’s first musical song and dance act. During the summer of 2017, she also arranged the entirety of Unsinkable: A Titanic Musical. Megan also  choreographed a Halloween themed album release show for the band Zuli as well as the music video, “Panic Boy” for the band, BlackJeans.

Chris Mackin

Chris is a NYC based producer, director and composer. He is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Loop Troupe. He has produced and co-created several programs across multiple mediums including Taking it Too Far, Loop TV, and the Loop Troupe Family band. Chris serves as Assistant Producer for Broadway production company, Alexis Productions helmed by producer Anita Waxman.

Samantha Nugent

Samantha Nugent is a NYC-based actor, comedian, and writer. She graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Oneonta in 2015 and is now a writer, performer, and producer for Loop Troupe. You can see her donning a boa and cane for her old lady stripper character, or behind the camera for LoopTV!

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Kathryn Ricigliano

Kat Ricigliano is a theatre enthusiast and Suny Oneonta graduate, currently residing in Astoria, Queens. She assists in the organization and creation of content/production of all Loop Troupe projects. Kathryn has contributed multiple original scripts that were performed in Taking it Too Far. She is an employee of Penguin Random House, the largest publishing company in North America.

Dan Shein

Dan is a NYC based musician and videographer. He is best known as the bass player in the Loop Troupe Family Band. He also plays guitar in the Taking it Too Far house band, Dan Shein and the Sewer Rats. He is a Suny Oneonta 2015 graduate, where he studied Film and TV production, with a minor focus on 20th century avant garde experimental music. He is  the in - house camera operator for Loop Troupe as well as part time editor of all video content. His work can be seen on Susannah’s Super Special Show, the on - air Texicana restaurant commercial, and Loop TV.

Bradley Michalakis

Bradley Michalakis is a NYC based actor and director.  He is a founding member of Loop Troupe, working with the group as a performer, director, writer, singer, and designer.  After graduating from the University of Delaware in 2016, Bradley has worked at Theatre for a New Audience, The Acting Company, the Delaware REP, and Delaware Shakespeare Festival.

Jay Figueredo

Jay Figueredo is a performer/producer/writer with an M.F.A. in Film & TV Producing from Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. In addition to his work with Loop Troupe, Jay is developing an assortment of entertainment properties spanning multiple media platforms such as film, animation, video games, mobile apps, comic books, and live events.

In the summer of 2016, Jay produced a feature-length independent film called “SUBLURBIA” that he wrote, directed, & edited. In the summer of 2017, Jay led a successful Kickstarter campaign for the first Loop Troupe web series, Loop TV. He is currently developing an original animated television series, among other projects.

 

Jay has performed in a variety of Loop Troupe shows as an actor and a singer. It was his experiences as an actor that initially drew him to the creative and production side of the entertainment industry.

 

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