Meet the Creative Team of Pins and Needles, or The Circumstance of Falling Forever on Ash Wednesday, 1988


Jeremy Geragotelis is a playwright and composer. Their work has been produced in New York, Vermont, Philadelphia, and Tokyo, Japan. They are a second-year MFA candidate at the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop. Their plays include An Unsettled Body (University of Iowa) and The Preparation to the Death of Mary Dyer (KCACTF Musical Theater Award Winner). 

Collaborator | DAVID ASTROFSKY

David Astrofsky is a fiction writer from North Shore, Massachusetts. He is a second-year MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Collaborator | MILO CRAMER

Milo Cramer is a playwright and performer. Works include BOY FACTORY (Playwrights Horizons: Soundstage), CUTE ACTIVIST (The Bushwick Starr), BUSINESS IDEAS (Clubbed Thumb), and MINOR CHARACTER (The Public Theater: Under the Radar), created with New Saloon Theater Co. Milo is an incoming MFA candidate at UCSD, and is under commission from Playwrights Horizons.

Collaborator | AIMEE CRYER

Aimee Cryer is a fiction writer, currently in her second year at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Collaborator | LIZZIE FOX

Lizzie Fox is an actor and translator currently living in Williamstown, MA. Theater credits include Amanda Keating's Retreat (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Two Headed Rep); Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Once Five Years Pass, For the Lulz (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and A Totally True Play about Lizzie Fox (Dixon Place/Pipeline Theatre Co). Lizzie is currently translating the works of 10th-century nun Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim from Latin to English.

Collaborator | QUINN FRANZEN

Quinn Franzen is a Brooklyn-based actor and poet. He is currently getting his MFA in Poetry at the Bennington Writing Seminars. NYC Theatre: Threesome (59e59); Diaspora (Gymat Judson); Karaoke at the Golden Sun (Two Headed Rep); Anna Karenina: a Riff (Notch Theatre) Regional: Nell Gwynn (Folger); Familiar, We Are Proud to Present... (The Guthrie); Angels in America parts 1 & 2, Romeo and Juliet, Dirty Story (The Intiman); Familiar, Hound of the Baskervilles (Seattle Rep); Othello, Importance of Being Earnest (Seattle Shakespeare). TV: Billions, The Blacklist, Younger, Grimm. Training: LAMDA, Pig Iron, Market Theatre of Johannesburg, Williams College. More at:

Director/Collaborator | AMANDA KEATING

Amanda Keating is a playwright from Western Mass pursuing her MFA from the Iowa Playwrights' Workshop. Plays include WITH FELLOWSHIP (EST/Sloan Commission, O'Neill Finalist), TEACH/TEACH (Leah Ryan Honorable Mention), RETREAT(Ensemble Studio Theatre), adaptations of TARTUFFE and MISS JULIE (Two Headed Rep), and others. She is a former EST/Youngblood member and the Literary Manager of Two Headed Rep. Her play HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING is part of Iowa New Play Festival 2021.


Iowa New Play Festival is Taylor’s fourth production at University of Iowa, previously working on 6 by 6, Dance Gala, and An Unsettled Body. Taylor is a recent transplant from Omaha, NE, navigating her first year in the MFA Stage Management program. She has worked as an independently contracted stage and company manager for the past 13 years for productions ranging from opera, dance, plays, musicals, and symphonies. Proud member of IATSE Local 42.