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Pipeline-Collective Presents CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne

Cast & Creative Team


Jason Griffith ("Roland") is a New York-based actor and voiceover artist. His previous theatre credits include IPHIGENIA AT AULIS, BURIED CHILD, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH, PVT. WARS, AS IS. TV/FILM credits include BLUE BLOODS, THRE3BOUND, EDGE OF SEVENTEEN.  Jason can be heard in many films and television shows including: A WALK IN THE WOODS; MILES AHEAD; HAPPYISH; THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN; CAROL; HAIL, CAESAR!; SUPER WINGS.  Jason is the former voice of Sonic the Hedgehog for all things SEGA.


Karen Sternberg ("Marianne") was last seen in Pipeline’s production of THE GUYS. Favorite NYC credits include ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (where she met David), THE MEMORY OF WATER, PLATONOV, and HEDDA GABLER.  She toured in productions of AS YOU LIKE IT and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.  Other regional shows include FALLING, VIRAL, and MIDDLETOWN.  She made her local debut in 2015’s HENRY V with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and in February she’ll appear in Studio Tenn’s production of THE ELEPHANT MAN. She’s an Associate Artist with Nashville Story Garden and loves her six-year-old son.  


Nick Payne (Playwright) won the prestigious George Devine Award in 2009 with his play IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET. Nick studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of York, making his debut at the Royal Court theatre in September 2010 with his comedy WANDERLUST.  In January 2012, Nick's play CONSTELLATIONS opened at the Royal Court Upstairs starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins and directed by Michael Longhurst. CONSTELLATIONS transferred to the West End in November 2012 where it received universally glowing reviews. It also won the Evening Standard Best Play Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play.  In 2015 CONSTELLATIONS transferred to Broadway. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson and directed by Michael Longhurst it won outstanding reviews.  Nick also writes for film and TV. He has adapted Julian Barnes's THE SENSE OF AN ENDING for BBC Films, to be released in 2017 with Jim Broadbent starring and Ritesh Batra directing. In development are an adaptation of David Nicholls' US as a three-part TV drama for the BBC and an original piece, WANDERLUST, for Drama Republic and the BBC. 

David Ian Lee (Director) is a freelance actor and director who most recently directed IN THE CONTINUUM for Fisk University and who will next direct PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for Lipscomb University and BENEATHA’S PLACE for Verge Theater  Company. David presently serves as the Associate Artist in Education for Nashville Repertory Theatre and is an Associate Artist with Nashville Story Garden.  He is also an internationally produced playwright, with current productions of his work in Canada, South Africa, Greece, and the U.S.  For more information, please visit 

William Kyle Odum (Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer)
is a director, sound designer and all-around theatremaker. He is currently the Assistant Technical Director and a theatremaker at The Harpeth Hall School. He is a founder and a member of the Artistic Council for Woven Theatre. Most recent works include IN THE CONTINUUM at Fisk University, THE GUYS with Pipeline-Collective, GIANT SQUID, DECISION HEIGHT, RESERVOIR DOGS, and LUNGS with Woven Theatre, RUMORS with Belmont University, SKINLESS with Verge Theatre, KING LEAR with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE with Studio Tenn, NOISES OFF and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD with the Nashville Rep. Kyle holds a B.F.A. in Directing from Belmont University.

Eli Van Sickel (Sound Designer) is thrilled to again be working with Pipeline-Collective and the inspiring artists bringing this production to life! Previous Nashville sound credits: THE GUYS with Pipeline-Collective, SKINLESS with Verge Theatre, and HEARTS LIKE FISTS with Actors Bridge. Other notable credits include REDLETTER with The Neo-Futurists, SPARKY! wtih Lifeline Theatre Chicago, YELLOWMAN with University of Pittsburgh, the collegiate premiere of VIRAL at Illinois State, and over a dozen productions at Indiana’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre. In addition to sound designing, Eli is also a theatre director and producer, a musician and songwriter, a podcaster, an improv comedy show host, a cell phone photographer, a grill cook, a shuttle van driver, and a former pro wrestling announcer. He is honored to be contributing in some small way to Nashville’s vibrant arts scene and he greatly appreciates you coming out to see some live theatre. Love to Mom, Dad, and Naomi, as well as David, Karen, and Beckett!

Laramie Hearn (Assistant-Director) is a director and recent graduate of Belmont University’s BFA Directing program. Previous projects include Woven Theatre and Verge Theater’s DECISION HEIGHT, the Sideshow Fringe hosted reading of RESERVOIR DOGS: A PLAY FOR SEVEN WOMEN, Belmont’s JULIUS CAESAR, and SKIN TIGHT. Additionally, she has assistant directed for both Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Verge Theater Company. She would like to express her deep thanks, affection and admiration for all those involved in this production for their generosity in sharing their wisdom with her. 


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