Raymond Luczak (playwright) is the author and editor of 22 books, including The Last Deaf Club in America and From Heart into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies (both available from Handtype Press). His latest book is Flannelwood (Red Hen Press). He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Raymond Luczak - Playwright
A native Chicagoan, Martina Bell moved to California to pursue an acting career in film and television. Since then, she has been involved in independent films such as "Titus", "Sofie", and "The Dead Ex.” She is the founder of Quiet Mile Pictures. As a filmmaker, she has directed and produced work such as an award-winning short film, “Bum Rush", and thriller short film, “Miles In Love.” She is inspired to forge a new path of film-making and design through art and movies. She makes her directorial debut, “Love In My Veins,” which is the production of ImaginASL.
Martina Bell - Director
Bellamie Bachleda is a creative talent who has been writing, directing and acting for over ten years. She worked in numerous video, film, and theatre productions and have also taught drama and storytelling workshops at schools, camps, and festivals. She performed the role of ‘Jessie’ in ImaginASL’s first production, ’night, Mother. In 2017, she and a group of splendid #deaftalent co-founded a non-profit theatre company, Deaf Austin Theatre, where she is the executive director. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bellamie Bachleda - Mindy
Albert is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He is Deaf and his first language is American Sign Language (ASL). After Albert moved to Colorado, he discovered Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre - now known as ImaginASL - and truly connected with his passion for acting. He was involved in leading roles in shows including Silent Salzburg, Cinderella, and Savannah: Train Not Stop Sorry. He loves bringing ASL to the big stage, and was also involved in a Phamaly production of Into the Woods in 2018. Albert is thrilled to bring Hugh's character to life through Love In My Veins, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Albert Tharpe III - Hugh
JJ has had one interesting journey! From professional ballet, to musical theater in NYC, to marketing in AZ, to booking agent for ImaginASL in CO. And all she can say is, “Phew! What a ride!”
J started out as so many do; with dreams of "the great white way" and her tony just waiting for her! But when reality finally took over (as it so often does) J found that she had a real knack for marketing. Still a “jack-of-all-theatrical-trades”, JJ feels blessed to have found a home at ImaginASL where she can market as a career, but also assist every production in different ways!!
Jillyn Jacobs - Light Board Operator
Sarah Opp is a Deaf Colorado Native who is excited to be part of ImaginASL’s crew as their ASL Coach! Sarah attended Gallaudet University and is an advocate for accessibility and bridging gaps between the Deaf and hearing communities. She loves meeting people from all walks of life and believes these differences add spice and flavor to her everyday living. During Sarah’s free time, she enjoys studying music and translating songs into ASL, supporting local restaurants, writing, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.