Polar: Staged Reading

Written by Mikayla Olivia Orrson, 'Polar'  explores the relationship of two polar opposite women, who battle each   other's personality, morality, and sexuality against their genuine   sisterly love for one another.

Mikayla Olivia Orrson. 
Headshot Photographer: Ben Esner.


Mikayla Olivia Orrson

Mikayla is originally  from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mikayla moved to New York City in 2012   to pursue an education at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.   She also studied at the Jacob Krueger Studio, with a focus in sitcom   writing. 

As  well as studying at the Gotham  Writer’s Workshop for playwriting.  Mikayla has also acted in multiple  web series and short films. She  performed in the 2016 Fringe Festival  in New York City. 

Broghanne Jessamine
Headshot Photographer: Corinne Louie

Cast Member

Broghanne Jessamine

Originally  from Scotland, Broghanne moved to New York City in 2012 to  study  performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.  Since   graduating she has performed in theater, film and voiceover in  New  York  City. Prior to moving to New York, Broghanne participated in   numerous  cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to  bring  theatre  and performance that explores social issues to a wider  audience. 


Anastasia Marchelos

Cast Member

Anastasia Marchelos

Anastasia is a New York City based actor who graduated from Adelphi University. Most recently Anastasia had multiple role in the '#metooplays' with The Alternative Theatre Company. 




Rachael Murray

After 7 years in the Washington, DC area, Rachael moved to NYC this year. Her credits include, New York: 'The Hysteria of Dr. Faustus' (Assistant Director, The Seeing Place Theatre); 'Jumping from Rooftops and Other Ways to Cure Depression' (Director, LadyFest/The Tank); 'Saint Fancy' (Director, Take Ten Festival, Winner for Best Direction); Backyard/Desert (Director- Staged Reading, The Theatre Collective). DC: 'Frelmetsch the Maneater' (Director-Workshop, Source Festival); 'Sioux Falls' (Director, Mead Theatre Lab/Tenth Muse); 'King Lear' (Asst. Director, Lean and Hungry Theatre); 'Clickb@it' (Co-director, Capital Fringe; developed at The Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival/Next Stop Dark Nights Series)