Core Company Members
Missy Burmeister is featured in Bated Breath's most recent performance of Beneath the Gavel which will make its Off-Broadway debut in March 2017. She also performed in Bated Breath's The Unmaking of Toulouse-Lautrec at The New Britain Museum of American Art and at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Missy is a director and arts educator. A native of Texas, Missy ventured to the East Coast to work in the Education Department at Hartford Stage where she served as a lead teaching artist for in-school and residency programs. She currently teaches at the Greater Hartford Academy of Arts. In her free time, She received her BFA in Theatre and Television from Texas Christian University and her MA in Directing from Texas State University.
Debra Walsh has performed in every Bated Breath production since 2012 including originating the role of Haddie Weisenberg in Beneath the Gavel, the interactive art auction play that premiered at 59E59 Theaters in March 2017. She was a featured actor in the award-winning play, The Waltz, by Carolyn Kirsch. Additionally, she is a member of Hartbeat Ensemble and an artistic Associate with Capital Classics Theater in Hartford, Connecticut.