Nancy Small is a Actionplay board member, Certified School Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She worked as a counselor to children with Special Needs at the New York City Board of Education for 30+ years. She maintained a private practice treating children, adolescents, and adults for several years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Actionplay and has kick-started a scholarship fund for students participating in Actionplay programs. Her passions include investigating rites of passage across cultures and adventure travel.
Nancy Small also started the The Bingledorf Scholarship fund, Actionplay’s way of truly being inclusive to our prospective participants. The Bingledorf Scholarship is based on financial need. The Bingledorf will cover all or partial tuition for any of our AIMS or self-access programs.
Other Teachers & Volunteers
Aaron Feinstein is an educator, theater and film director, author, and entrepreneur. Aaron has created…
Jackson Tucker-Meyer (he/they), Actionplay’s Program Manager, is a fabulously autistic writer, theatre artist, filmmaker, and educator.
Or Matias is an Obie award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and music director based in NYC.
Sammy Grob (he/him) is a neurodivergent composer, arranger, music director, and teaching artist.
Patrik Gelbart is a performer and passionate musician/composer with a strong background in theater, improv, and music.
Gabriel Lit, M.A. is a composer, performer, and music director from Austin, Texas currently living in Queens…
Kate Trammell is an arts administrator and educator based in New York City…
Kimberly Hale has been a Teaching Artist and Choreographer for Actionplay for the last 4 years…
Ben Dworken is an actor living with autism in New York and is passionate about promoting community wherever he goes.
Nancy Small is a Certified School Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She worked as a counselor to children with Special Needs at the New York City Board of Education for 30+ years…
Henry Gage Johnson has cerebral palsy and aspergers syndrome. One of his favorite things to do is acting. He has been involved in projects in New York City with the Miracle Project and Actionplay…
Sarah Morris MA, MT-BC is a board-certified Music Therapist who recently completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from New York University.
Amanda Gardner is a professional actor and teaching artist based in New York City…
Anna Whitty graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Drama Therapy. She is passionate about improvisation, inclusion and going outside your comfort zone.
Stephen James Anthony
Stephen James Anthony is a stage and screen actor based in New York City. Born and raised in small town Minnesota, Stephen made the move east, studying drama at Syracuse University and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, England.
Lauren Kivowitz is a performer and teaching artist with a strong background in theatre, improv, and music.
Kasie Patlove is so thrilled to be starting her second year as a volunteer and choreographer with Action Play…
Eboni Edwards is a high school student at Bergen County Academies in New Jersey with a focus in studying theatre…
Marissa Harris an aspiring theatre artist on the road to earning a BFA in Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with plans on double majoring in Special Education…