Simone Alexander, Director

Simone Alexander is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of New Manifest Theatre Company and is thrilled to share this wonderful story as the inaugural show for the company. Simone is a director originally from Dallas, Texas and relocated to Austin. Simone received a BFA Acting, minor in Directing from Oklahoma City University and directed I And You by Lauren Gunderson at Capital T Theatre last spring.

Allie Van Niman, Stage Manager

Allie van Niman is a local stage manager who has most recently worked with The Scottish Rite Children’s Theatre and The Austin Opera.  Her next project is The Rover with Hidden Room Theatre. 


Ashley Carrington, Assistant Stage Manager

Ashley Carrington graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Theatre and a Music Minor in 2016. Ashley is so excited to be working on The Realness and hopes to work with New Manifest Theatre Company again.


 Nehemiah Alexander, Set Designer

Nehemiah is a designer and carpenter originally from Oklahoma and moved to Austin just over a year ago. Nehemiah has been working in the furniture industry for over a decade. He has been making and designing his own furniture for a couple of years. He is a founding company member and Technical Director for New Manifest Theatre Company.

Jacqueline Sindelar, Lighting Designer

Jacqueline graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a BFA in Film and Visual Arts. Since then, she has been working in professional theater and live event production for over a decade. In Austin, Jacqueline works as the Master Electrician for kidsActing Studio and for Austin Shakespeare, and also as an electrician for ZACH Theatre and for Tapestry Dance Company. She is very excited to be a part of New Manifest Theatre Company’s first production.

Malyssa Quiles, Sound Designer

Malyssa is currently a senior at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a BA in Theatre and Dance. Recent credits include The Last Ones Out (Round About Players) and Enron (Texas Theater and Dance). Malyssa also directed and produced of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Round About Players. She spent this past summer in Colorado working as a sound apprentice for Theatre Aspen.