Titanic Theater company was founded in 2010 and become an incorporated 501(c)(3) in 2011. We produced our first show, "The Third Story," in August of 2012 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Massachusetts. The original founding members of Titanic were Danny Bolton, Shelley Brown, Marc Harpin, Alisha Jansky and Michael Ricca.
Dayle Ballentine has been working in the Boston theater community as an actor and director for many years. She's performed at New Rep, Stoneham Theatre, Foothills Theater, Image Theater and Boston TheaterWorks, to name a few. She's directed for AFD Theatre, Image Theater and Chelmsford High School. Dayle received her BA in Theater/English from Connecticut College.
As an actor, Danny Bolton has appeared at many local theatres including Wheelock Family Theatre, Wellesley Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Speakeasy Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Jewish Theatre of New England, Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, Reagle Music Theatre and Nora Theatre Company. The veteran of three national tours, Dan is a graduate of Boston College and continues to keep busy in video and commercial work and as a Company Member of Theatre Espresso. In addition to performance work, he is busy with teaching at many local arts organizations, including Wheelock Family Theatre, New Art Center and Wellesley Summer Theatre For Children. He has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1995.
Shelley Brown has been part of the professional Boston theater scene for more than fifteen years, with credits including Nora Theatre Company, Speakeasy Stage, Huntington Theater Company, Apollinaire Theater Company, Zeitgeist Stage, and Company One. She studied theater at University of Albany and Tufts University. Shelley was a founding member of the company and currently serves on its Board.
David Hansen is thrilled to be part of Titanic theater. Over 30 years in the business – his credits include regionally: Stoneham Theater, North Shore Music, Shakespeare & Co., TCAN Players, AFD and Vokes Theater. Elsewhere: Asolo Theater, Theaterworks USA, Portland Stage. Graduated with BA in theater performance from San Francisco State University.
A founding member of Titanic Theatre Company, Marc Harpin has worked in Boston Theatre since 1999 appearing in dozens of stage productions. Credits include The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Wheelock Family Theatre, New Rep on Tour and Wellesley Summer Theatre Company. Marc is a partner in the digital storytelling firm Worthing & Moncrieff and a playwright. He holds a BA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Alisha Jansky has performed with numerous Boston area theatre companies including Boston Playwright's Theatre, Merrimac Repertory Theatre, Lyric West, SpeakEasy Stage, Centastage, The Publick Theatre, and Delvena Theatre Company. Alisha is a graduate of Emerson College's acting program. She holds a seat on the Titanic Board of Directors and is proud to be a founding member of the company.
Boston-based actor and singer, Michael Ricca is a graduate of Emerson College. Michael has appeared with many Boston theatre companies, including the Huntington Theatre, New Rep, Speakeasy Stage and Boston Theatre Works, of which he was a founding member. He has performed in jazz cabaret rooms throughout New England, and in Chicago and New York. Michael was a fouding member of Titanic.
Phil Thompson is an actor/singer that has appeared with various theatre companies in the Boston area including: Theatre on Fire, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Hub Theatre Company, MoonBox Productions, Opera Boston and Image Theatre. Phil has also been active with the PERCS Program at Boston's Children's Hospital, a program using improvisation to train medical professionals.