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Pipeline-Collective Presents

The Guys

A play by Anne Nelson

Directed by David Ian Lee


Nathaniel McIntyre ("Nick") has been a professional actor since 2001, having worked in New York, Boston, San Diego, and Nashville, with credits including the Broadway production of WAR HORSE, work with Off-Broadway’s Epic Theatre Ensemble, and engagements with many regional theatres across the country.  Nashville credits include work with Actor’s Bridge, Nashville Shakespeare, Studio Tenn, and Nashville Rep. Nathaniel is also a professional director, with credits including END DAYS with FDR Theatre Company, MACBETH with Epic Theatre Ensemble, ROMULUS with The Theatre Coop in Boston, and HENRY V and MACBETH with Nashville Shakespeare.

Member AEA.

Karen Sternberg ("Joan") lived and worked in New York City for 15 years, but for the past year she’s called Nashville home. 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.  Last summer, she performed in HENRY V with Nashville Shakespeare (where she met Nat). She’s an Associate Artist with Nashville Story Garden and loves her NYC-born six-year-old. Member AEA.

Anne Nelson (Playwright) has written extensively on media, conflict, and human rights. She was a war correspondent in Latin America, and reported from Eastern Europe and Asia, with work appearing in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, BBC, CBC, NPR and PBS. Her writing has won six awards, including the Livingston Award for international reporting.  Nelson is a widely-produced playwright and screenwriter. Her 2001 play, THE GUYS, deals with the post-9/11 experience and has been produced throughout the United States and in fourteen countries. Her screenplay became a 2002 feature film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, which received the National Board of Review award for Excellence in Filmmaking. Her play SAVAGES, based on the true story of war crimes during the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, was produced off-Broadway in 2006 and published by Dramatists Play Service.  Nelson is a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship for work on media and Nazi Germany.  She has taught at Columbia University since 1995, integrating student online publications on their research.

David Ian Lee (Director) is a freelance actor and director who most recently directed Verge Theater Company’s production of Johnna Adams’ SKINLESS. David presently serves as the Associate Artist in Education for Nashville Repertory Theatre and is an Associate Artist with Nashville Story Garden.  Upcoming directing projects in Nashville include STUFF HAPPENS for Circle Players and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for Lipscomb University. He is also an internationally produced playwright, with upcoming productions of his work in Canada, South Africa, Greece, and the U.S.  For more information, please visit

Jen Kazmierczak (Scenic Designer) -- for full portfolio, please visit

Eli Van Sickel (Sound Designer) is a theatre sound designer, director, producer, and scholar based in Chicago. A professional theatremaker for ten years, Eli is also a musician, podcaster, and a former comedy club doorman. This is his eighth collaboration with David Ian Lee and he is thrilled to be working on such an important play, for such a new company, in such a wonderful city as Nashville. Other Nashville design credits: HEARTS LIKE FISTS (Actors Bridge), SKINLESS (Verge), and the upcoming STUFF HAPPENS (Circle Players).

William Kyle Odum (Lighting Designer) is a director, sound designer, actor and all around theatre artist. Although Kyle is from Harlem, Georgia he now calls Nashville home. He currently works at The Harpeth Hall School as the Assistant Technical Director. His most recent works include GIANT SQUID, DECISION HEIGHT, RESERVOIR DOGS, and LUNGS with Woven Theatre, RUMORS with Belmont University, SKINLESS with Verge Theater, KING LEAR with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE with Studio Tenn, and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD with the Nashville Rep.  Kyle holds a B.F.A. in Directing from Belmont University.  

This production is being presented under the auspicies of the Actors' Equity Association Member Project Code. 

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