Nicole Melara, Chorus

Nicole is co-owner of Beyond the Books Interactive Theatre and has community theatre acting experience. She has appeared in recent productions of How I Learned to Drive, Talking With, Oliver, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, all of which were staged at Diva Theater. Nicole is pursuing her Master's degree in History at the University of Scranton and is making preparations to assume her rightful place as the True Goddess of the Universe. Dare to be proud and uppity.

Heidi Germaine Schnappauf, Chorus

Heidi is 18 and has performed in over 28 community theatre performances throughout her high school career, and will attend to Syracuse University to study drama and music in the fall of 2002. Some lead roles include Into the Woods, Grease, and Little Shop of Horrors. She likes her vagina. She would like to thank Franscesca.

Maggie O'Brien, Chorus


Laureen Close, Chorus


Francine Quesada, Chorus

Francine was born in New York City. She has been widowed 12 years, has grown daughters and 4 grandchildren. She quit her job in New York and moved to NEPA after her husband died. She received my Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Scranton and has been working at Marworth in Waverly, PA for the past 5 years. She is an adjunct professor at Marywood University and also teaches at the University of Scranton. She has been involved in Community Theater for the past year and loves every minute of it. She has learned how to turn problems into gifts.

Terry Bonifanti, Chorus

Terry joined the staff of The (Scranton) Times-Tribune newspapers in 1976 and has been Features editor since 1998. A native of Scranton, Terry was graduated from Scranton Central High School  and earned her bachelor's degree in government and political science from Mansfield State College. She resides in Dunmore with her daughter Terese Avery, 12, a six grader at St. Paul School, and Robert, their 6-year-old fox terrier. Terry, who suffers from stage fright and became a writer so she wouldn't have to do much speaking, sees her community theater debut in "The Vagina Monlogues" as a really scary way to help Scranton stay aware of the really frightening problem of violnece against women, "until the violence stops."