The worst thing about possibilities? Having to choose, of course. Especially when you realize that choosing who you want to be with has everything to do with choosing who you want to be.
A year has passed since Meg embarked on her 31st date and Alicia jogged away from her past and into the unknown and with new jobs, new friends, and new romances, the girls are armed and ready to take on the next phase of their twenties. But where exactly do you go when you move on?
Leigh Poulos (Alicia) was born and raised in the Bay area in California. Leigh came to NYC in 2002 to attend Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where she received her BFA with Honors in Acting in 2006. After graduating Leigh worked with several indie theatre companies around the city, creating roles in classics like Summer and Smoke, An Ideal Husband, and Much Ado About Nothing as well as originating roles in new works. She performed in Luna Stage’s Death of a Salesman (starring Frankie Faison as Willy Loman) and in Portland Stage’s Trouble is My Business. Leigh also had a series regular role on the web series, Abandon. She is a proud member of The Story Pirates, a children’s theatre company dedicated to promoting literacy and creativity in kids by adapting stories written by children into musical sketch comedy skits.
Hannah Vaughn (Meg) is a native of Richmond, Virginia. Hannah graduated with a BA in Acting from Christopher Newport University. In New York, she has studied at The Barrow Group, Caymichael Patten Studios and is currently studying with Gabrielle Maisels. She was recently seen in Clear Cold Place at The Secret Theatre, FullStop’s Outfoxed at the Access Theatre, Decompression in FringeNYC 2012 and A Bright Room Called Day at The Episcopal Actor’s Guild. She has also worked on several short films and industrials.
Helming the ship
Jessica Solce (Director) is the Founder and Director of The Collaborative, a salon and working lab for directors, actors, playwrights, screenwriters, and artists. She directed The Crucible at The Manhattan Theatre Source and comedic shorts at The KickIt Festival at The Richmond Shepard Theatre. She played Paul/Polonius Fly in Clear Cold Place at The Secret Theatre, Mariel in the feature film Tear and Jackie in Hot L Baltimore directed by Amy Wright at HB Studios. Jessica is currently developing two very exciting projects: a pilot written by Kate Holland and feature film adapted from stage written by Michelle Romani. She is beyond thrilled to be joining the season 2 of DATES LIKE THIS as Director!
Michael Nixon (Producer) is a “hyphenate” – a writer, producer, director, editor, etc. He graduated, with honors, from the Tisch School of the Arts film and television program at New York University in 2011. He has worked on web series in a variety of formats, including educational, interview, live performance, and scripted drama. His writing work earned him a place in the Writers Guild of America and a WGA Award nomination in 2010 for Outstanding Writing in Original New Media. He has also worked as a producer for series including Geek Crash Course, The Ansible, Laugh Byte, Laugh Crash Live, Double Leche (forthcoming), The Rocket’s Tail, The Next Lab Sessions, as well as live presentations for the Andrew Goodman Foundation and W Hotels.
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The series follows Meg, a twenty-something lesbian and her roommate Alicia on their quest for love. Meg has just begun a 30 Dates in 30 Days project to find herself a girlfriend while Alicia struggles with remaining true to herself as her first serious relationship rapidly accelerates.