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Nicholas is a freelance Director currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicholas has directed and developed new work at theatres that include The Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, The Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, The Chance Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Marin Theatre Company, and The Magic Theatre to name a few. Deeply passionate about new work, Nicholas is excited to serve as an Artistic Associate for New York Rep Theatre Company. Nicholas is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama’s Directing program.
Sobel & Co. is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm that is passionately committed to serving middle market families in business and nonprofit organizations, listening to them and assessing their specific situation while applying our skills and capabilities to provide the technical services and relevant resources that lead to smart solutions. Mindy Baker manages the TTC relationship with Sobel & Co.
Ben Bartolone is thrilled to work with NewYorkRep. He previously served as Managing Director of The Active Theater, and also currently serves as Artistic Director for The Bluestone Project, a five-year mission in association with Kef Theatrical Productions, bringing more empathy into a divided nation. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Drew University, and an M.F.A. in Writing For Stage and Screen from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Michael is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He makes films that are “sexy, surreal and entirely original,” (Sam Maser, Program director of the Hamptons International Film festival. Bergmann’s first full-length feature film, Milk and Money (1995), “a treat to see,” according to the New York Times, featured performances by Calista Flockhart, Margaret Colin, Marin Hinkle, Olympia Dukakis and Dina Merrill. Trifling With Fate with Bridget Moynahan followed in 2000 (“unafraid to be both smart and silly,” –Lisa Nesselson, Variety), followed byThe Reality Trap (2003) and Tied to a Chair in 2011 (“One of the more exotic and enticing new independent films” –Richard Brody, The New Yorker).
Michael came to NewYorkRep’s attention for writing a book, The Birth of Venus about the dramatic first four years of his autistic son’s development after he learned to spell out his thoughts. He and his son invented iMean, an inexpensive iPad app that helps autistic and deaf people, as well as stroke victims, spell out and remember their thoughts. For The Telling Company, he has written and directed the film Influence, which is about two young autistic adults on a date who need their parents, who have their own agendas, to help them communicate with each other. The film, which was shot in February 2014 premiered at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, and won the Platinum Award for Best Feature Film, in the Docudrama Category.
Michael has worked on the Broadway and touring companies of A Bronx Tale, Fully Committed, Amazing Grace, Matilda, Evita, Chaplin, American Idiot, Billy Elliot, and Bonnie & Clyde. Additional credits Signature Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Berkshire Theater Festival. Developmental projects have included Mozart l’Opera Rock, Up Here, Kung Fu, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Kingdom City.
Paris Crayton III is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He has written over 40 plays, 14 of which have been produced around the country. He was one of ArtsATL “30 under 30” and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Artist to watch.” Creative Loafing named him 2014’s “Best Local Playwright” Critics have called him “a powerful dramatist” and praised him as “One of the most important playwrights of our time.” His plays have been presented and/or workshopped by The Lark, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Aurora Theatre, Clark University, Working Title Playwrights, Stage Door Players, Rising Sage Theatre, 3 Hill Productions, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, Beth Marshall Presents, Indianapolis Fringe Festival and more.
Dr. Bonnie Finster has 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating evidence–based behavioral health programs to reduce risk behaviors during adolescence. Dr. Fenster has also written numerous grants for non-profit organizations to help fund and research both school and community initiatives for youth. Holding a Ph.D in Psychology, Bonnie is presently a consultant with interests in health promotion and wellness. She is a fierce advocate of de-stigmatizing mental illness and addiction.
A growing, mid-size independent marketing and advertising agency of passionate thinking, spirited ideas, and relentless problem-solving. We are big enough to deliver. Small enough to think on our feet. Smart enough to one-up our success. Every time. Credits include Silence The Musical, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Lady Day, Stuffed and Unstrung, Evil Dead The Musical, Long Story Short.
KSA provides diversified public relations and marketing communications services to entertainment, lifestyles, special events, corporate and not-for-profit clients. From our roots on Broadway, KSA has built a distinguished reputation for over 20 years among the leaders of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, producers, studio executives, celebrities, and artists for executing effective campaigns and consistently exceeding our clients’ goals. KSA is a hands-on agency distinguished by smart strategic thinking, proactive effort, integrity, personal attention, and a passionate drive to deliver excellent results for the clients we represent.
Joel Kirk is a New York City theatre director who specializes in the development of new work. He has worked with New World Stages, Playwrights Horizons, The Lark, New Dramatists, Sheen Center, Actors Theatre of Indiana, Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, NewYorkRep, Hudson Guild Theatre, WorkShop Theatre, Busted Space Theatre Company, Carmel Community Playhouse, Ethnic Theatre Alliance, Cave Theatre, and Alchemical Theatre Lab. He has guest directed for NYU’S Rita & Burton Golderberg Department of Dramatic Writing, Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and Fordham University’s Playwriting Program.
As a filmmaker, his documentary Race Across America: Gears to a Cure premiered at Flix Brewhouse in Indianapolis and his work for IWDC was featured at the Indianapolis Roof Ballroom. In 2012, his short film Rotating Clock won Heartland Film Festival. He also directed, produced, and co-authored the film Of What Remains.
As a writer, he co-authored the new musical If You Don’t Outdie Me in association with the Virginia B. Ball Center and the Brown County Playhouse, as well as the play The Authority. Joel is a Ball State University graduate with a degree in Theatrical Directing. joel-kirk.com
Heather has been involved in Fundraising, Special Events and Development of not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years. She currently serves as a volunteer on several other boards in New York City including Graham Windham, a childcare agency which serves some of our most troubled and at-risk youth, as well as Danza Espana, a flamenco dance company. In addition, she has recently started a new endeavor, Angel Wings Parties & Events.
David Don Miller: Playwriting credits include FringeNYC hit and TimeOut NY Critics’ Pick Why You Beasting?, produced by NewYorkRep and directed by Markus Potter. Dramaturgical credits include Wearing Black by Riley Thomas, and Rent Control by Evan Zes. Miller holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
Erik Nikander is a dramaturg, writer, and critic based in the Boston area. Recently, he assisted with development of the original musical A Wall Apart at New York Rep, was the production dramaturg for the Nora Theatre Company’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges, and designed and built the lobby display for the 4th Wall Stage Company production of 12 Angry Jurors. His theatre criticism can be read in The Arts Fuse and HowlRound.
Proskauer Rose LLP founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. Partner Jay Waxenberg manages the TTC relationship with Proskauer.
AMY E. WITTING’s plays include The House on the Hill (Atlantic Theater Inaugural LAUNCH Commission, NNPN National Showcase, Upcoming CATF World Premiere), The Midnight Ride of Sean & Lucy (Roundabout Underground Workshop featuring Elisabeth Moss & Bryce Pinkham, Semi-finalist 2017 O’Neil Playwrights Conference), & Day 392 (The Kennedy Center ACTF/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop, Hunter Playwrights Week, Honorable Mention Kilroy’s List). She was the 2016/2017 Inaugural Artist-In-Residence at Abingdon Theatre Company under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale. During her time there she finished her most recent in-development plays Don’t Carry the World, and I Wasn’t Expecting You.
She has received a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, NEA Grant, and The Anne Freedman Grant. She also has been a nominee for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Weissberger Award, Stavis Award, and Theatre Visions Award. Her plays have been developed at The Lark Play Development Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Pipeline PlayLAB, Tofte Lake Center, Unicorn Theatre, NJ Rep, Roundabout Theatre Space Jam, National New Play Network, and The Kennedy Center. She is currently under commission from The Queens Council on the Arts for her upcoming project Levi’s Impressions. www.amywitting.com
Jennifer is a born Brooklynite with a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and opera studies from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. Jennifer’s performance background led her to pursue a career in advocating for the arts where she began fundraising in the individual giving department at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Jennifer has worked in multiple arts’ institutions, including her current position at Second Stage Theater, and volunteers her time at the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Sue Wolf began her career on Broadway… as an usher. Eventually, she tired of using the very important skill of reciting the alphabet backwards and started directing plays and musicals. After nearly being electrocuted at an East Village theatre in New York, she moved to Los Angeles.
First living in her car in Beverly Hills, then moving-on-up to an 8-dollar-a-night Hotel in the shadow of downtown, she landed a job in the casting department for Norman Lear. By night she played the alto sax at The Central on Sunset Boulevard (for those club rats out there…it’s now The Viper Room) …by day she was a writer’s assistant on “All In The Family.” She got very little sleep!
She worked as a young assistant to many directors. Her favorites were Paul “All In the Family” Bogart, John “Shakespeare In Love” Madden and Jerry “Hollywood Squares” Shaw. While marking their scripts and getting them coffee she learned many invaluable lessons about directing.
Ultimately, after a long and winding journey from being Peter Marshall’s cue card girl on the original “Hollywood Squares” to a critic for Variety Newspaper, Ms. Wolf became a producer and director for stand-up and sketch comedy shows and documentaries.
She has worked for Comedy Central, MTV, Disney, Lifetime, CBS, ABC, TBS, UPN and has over 50 shows on HBO. In addition to spearheading the classic award-winning series “One Night Stand,” she produced the first all-Black stand-up show called “Uptown Comedy Express,” and the first all female stand-up show called “Women of the Night.” She has worked with and loved many new stand-up comics and has directed over 10 one-person-shows including Eliza (South Park) Schneider’s about her trip across country in an ambulance and Kathy Buckley’s called “Now Hear This” which made it to Off-Broadway.
Ms. Wolf’s affinity for working with comics and actors led her to produce and/or direct specials which included Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Susie Essman, Richard Belzer, Stephanie Miller, Beth Lapides, Taylor Negron, John Larroquette, Chris Rock, Tracy Ullman, Martin Short, Paul Rodriguez, Martin Mull, Denis Leary, Joy Behar, Janeanne Garofalo, Sandra Bernhardt and Julia Sweeney.
Currently, Ms. Wolf is pitching shows, shooting her documentary on Nixon’s Enemies List at glacial speed, and enjoying the airplays of her most recent documentary for Comedy Central “Legends: Rodney Dangerfield.” She is most proud of her community work which includes starting FosterYourDream.org, mentoring Kyrei, serving on the Friends Committee ofHollywood Beautification Team (a non-profit that paints out 2 million miles of graffiti and ‘greens’ L.A.), serving on City Council President Eric Garcetti’s Safety Commission, serving as Lemon Grove Park’s Board President and receiving two cherished citations from President Garcetti for rolling up her sleeves and getting involved. Tune in from time to time for information about an upcoming picnic for all the foster kids in CD-13 and for future HBT fund-raisers!