LINDSAY WARREN BAKER
(Book, Music & Lyrics) is a stage director, writer, teaching artist, acting coach, and yoga instructor. As a writer, Baker is best known for her work on the award winning and Broadway-bound AUSTEN’S PRIDE, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. Additional collaborative works include LILY, A Musical Portrait; TRUTH IN BEAUTY: A Shakespeare Sonnet Project; DANIEL, The Musical; All the Buzz; Personal Foul; The Rendez-Vous; and Blocked. Other original works include Homecoming, B*, The Stakeout, Thirst and several originally devised movement theater pieces including Superstition, Train of Thought, The Alphabet Project, and Cirque Mystére: The Fairy Element. Directing credits include Indecent; Ordinary Days; At Swim, Two Boys; Hamlet; Mrs. President; Burned Over; The Cat’s Meow; The Shadow of the Hummingbird; The Impresario; Lo Speziale; Vittorio Gianni’s Beauty and the Beast; Next to Normal; and A Little Night Music. Baker is an adjunct Instructor of Opera and acting coach at the Eastman School of Music. She has also worked in various capacities with Geva Theatre Center, Eastman Opera Theatre, and the Ohio Light Opera. Education and Training: SUNY Empire State College (MA Liberal Studies), St. Olaf College (BA Music and Theater), O’Neill National Theater Institute, Moscow Art Theatre, Dagara Music Center (Ghana).
(Book, Music & Lyrics) is recognized most for her work on Austen’s Pride - A New Musical of Pride & Prejudice (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 2016; LaMirada, 2015; NYMF 2011-Stage Entertainment Award, Most Promising Musical). In 2014, JASNA chose her as their International Visitor, and she spent six weeks in Chawton, UK, Jane Austen’s home, composing, performing/producing concerts. Other works: Learning How to Drown (Boston College, 2016; The PiTCH-FLMTF 2014, 2015 Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony-Goodspeed Musicals); The Up Side of Down ( with Y York, Hormel Festival 2015). Other collaborative works: Daniel, Lily, and Truth in Beauty. Jacobs is also recognized for her concert & sacred music composition, most recently Charlotte Smith’s The Song Cycles of Beachy Head (Boulanger Initiative, 2019, Carnegie Hall, 2018, BWWC, 2017 World Premiere, Chawton Library, UK/Britten-Pears Foundation, 2016, University of Melbourne, 2015; Ucross Foundation). She recently completed her PhD in Educational Psychology and specializes in learning environments in the Arts. A native of Macon, Georgia, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Wesleyan College. Visit http://amanda-jacobs.blogspot.com for more information.
(Director) received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for his production of the WW2 musical YANK! He is also the recipient of 3 NYMF Awards for Excellence in Direction for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Crossing Swords and Common Grounds. Most Recent: Adam Gwon & Michele Lowe’s The Proxy Marriage and Passing Through (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals), Newsies (Engeman), Matilda (Regional Premiere, Tuacahn), Austen’s Pride (Seattle 5th Ave lab). NYC: With Glee and A Ritual of Faith (both New York Times Critic's Picks). Regional: 26 Pebbles (World Premiere), A Christmas Story (both at Human Race); Gypsy, Oklahoma, 1776, Memphis, West Side Story (“Encore” Theatre Award, Best Director), The Producers, Evita, The Music Man (“Encore” Theatre Award), Twelve Angry Men, South Pacific (Engeman); Sweeney Todd (SALT Award nom, Director of the Year), Austen’s Pride (both at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Up next: Grease (Finger Lakes), Passing Through (Goodspeed), Matilda (Engeman). Top 5 Finalist for the SDC Joe A. Callaway Award for Distinguished Direction. Proud SDC member.
(Choreographer). Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Farnsworth Invention, The Story of My Life, Ring of Fire. Off Broadway: Fiasco Theatre's Into the Woods (Roundabout, Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Choreography), Fetch Clay Make Man (NY Theatre Workshop), YellowFace (The Public). Lisa recently directed and choreographed a new production of Rock of Ages for Seattle 5th Avenue. Other Regional: Caesar and Cleopatra, The Tempest (both w/Christopher Plummer) at Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Theatre Aspen), Additional: La Jolla Playhouse, Menier Chocolate Factory (London), The Old Globe, Goodspeed Opera House, McCarter Theatre. Film: A Beautiful Mind, A Christmas Carol w/Jim Carrey, Hysterical Blindness. As Associate: The Polar Express, Mixed Nuts w/ Steve Martin, Center Stage. TV: “A Very Murray Christmas” w/ Bill Murray, George Clooney and Miley Cyrus (Sofia Coppola, Director), “Broad City” (Season 3 Finale w/Adam Levine), “The Detour.” Other: Phish’s NYE concert at MSG (2010,2011, 2012), Busch Gardens-Williamsburg, Disney Cruise Line. Upcoming: Choreographing A Syracuse Christmas Carol (Hunter Foster, Director) and Directing/Choreographing Sister Act (Seattle 5th Ave).
(Music Director / Conductor) is currently the Resident Music Supervisor for The 5th Avenue Theatre where he recently music directed / conducted West Side Story and Rock of Ages. He was the final conductor for the Broadway musical Bandstand, including the film version. Other Broadway credits: Come From Away; Finding Neverland; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Scandalous; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011); Promises, Promises (2010); Rock of Ages; White Christmas; and The Drowsy Chaperone. Off-Broadway: Cagney. Perri also co-produced the original cast recording of Cagney. Television credits: “The Sound of Music Live” and “Peter Pan Live,” both on NBC; “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon;” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The View.” In concert, he has served as music director and performed with Bette Midler, Kristin Chenoweth, and Mario Cantone. He lives in Poulsbo, WA with his wife Molly, son Elliot, and daughter Nola.
(Scenic Designer). Selected credits; Live Concerts/Tours: Justin Timberlake, James Taylor, Jack White, Outkast, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, The Killers, Thomas Rhett, Britney Spears, and others. Live theatre: Spiegelworlds’ award-winning Absinthe, Empire, Vegas Nocturne and Desir. Immortal Chi, Singing in the Rain - São Paulo, Brazil, Nickelodeon – Storytime Live!, The Hurly Burly Show - West End UK, Marvel Universe Live Age of Hero’s, Ringling Bros. Circus Extreme and Out of this World. Ceremonies: 1st European Games Baku - Closing Ceremony, Abu Dhabi 44th National Day, Asian Games Jakarta – Opening and Closing Ceremony. Theme Park: Sea World – Orca Experience. Macy’s award-winning holiday windows 'Yes Virginia' built entirely out of paper. Upcoming: Through the Echoes and PY1 Venue with Guy Laliberte, Aerosmith - Las Vegas, Jurassic World Live, Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty Tour. Co-Founder and Director of Design at Fireplay.
MELANIE TAYLOR BURGESS
Costume Designer) is a free-lance Costume Designer and has designed over 160 productions for theatre and opera. In Seattle, she has designed for Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, A Contemporary Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Public Theatre, Artswest, Taproot Theatre and Tacoma Actors Guild. Regionally she has designed for The Guthrie, Arizona Theatre Company, Denver Center of Performing Arts, Children's Theatre Company (Minneapolis), Cincinnati Playhouse, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Hawaii Opera, Idaho Theatre for Youth and Idaho Repertory Theatre. www.melanietaylorburgess.com
(Lighting Design) Broadway: Hand to God, On the Town, Bronx Bombers, Let It Be, Bring It On: The Musical, Rock of Ages, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and Good Vibrations. Recent: Clueless, The Musical (The New Group), Mamma Mia (TUTS), Sugar In Our Wounds (MTC), The Honeymooners (Papermill), Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion (5th Ave), Born For This (Arena Stage), Kings, Dry Powder, Barbecue (The Public Theatre), Familiar, Robin Hood, Red Velvet, Macbeth and Love Labors Lost (The Old Globe). Awards: Jeff, Helen Hayes, and Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design. jasonlyonsdesign.com
JOANNA LYNNE STAUB
(Sound Designer). Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, WP Theatre, and NY Theatre Workshop. Regional: Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Rep, Alliance Theatre. Classical: St. Louis and New Jersey Symphonies. Television: NBC – Live! “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan” and “The Wiz.” Ms. Staub has extensive credits associate designing and engineering Broadway and national touring companies. She holds degrees from Ithaca College and the University of Illinois. jlssound.com.
(Associate Director). Off-Broadway credits include Yank! (The York) and White's Lies (New World Stages.) Also, as an associate, multiple credits regionally at Goodspeed, The Ogunquit Playhouse, American Theater Group, and Austen’s Pride at La Mirada Theatre and FLMTF. Selected regional directing credits include the New York premiere of Christopher Durang’s Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge; Once; A Gentleman’s…Murder; I Am My Own Wife; Red; Sleuth; The Exonerated; Speed-The-Plow; Parade; One Man, Two Guvnors; West Side Story; Godspell (Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination-Best Director;) and Rough Crossing (SALT Award Nomination-Best Director.) Thanks to Igor. Love to Lara. treycompton.com
R. ERIN CRAIg | LA VIE PRODUCTIONS
(Producer) Since 1997, Erin, and her company, La Vie Productions LLC, have worked with new artists and new projects in Theatre, Film and Music through their work as a Producer, Executive Producer, General Manager, Production Manager, Branding Consultant and Event Producer. Current projects include: Austen's Pride, Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting (a new play by Ed Schmidt), Academy (new musical by John Mercurio & Andrew Kato), Right Before I Go (a new play by Stan Zimmerman), Village of Vale, Into The Wild (a new musical by Niko Tsakalakos and Janet Allard). Recent projects include: The Evolution of Mann (starring Max Crumm); Victory Train; DeNovo, The Assignment and GUN COUNTRY (Houses On the Moon Theatre Company); Easter Mysteries (live musical film), Himself and Nora, Stalking the Bogeyman, Velocity of Autumn, In The Heights, High Fidelity, Irena's Vow, How We Got Away With It (film). Member: The Broadway League, The Off-Broadway League, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU). Teacher: Foundations of Producing (PDMP for TRU); workshops for EdTA (State Thespian Festivals). Board Member: Houses On The Moon Theatre Company. LaVieProductions.com
(Producer) is a producer and production designer with experience in theatre, television, independent film, trade shows, and live events. Design credits include The Jerry Lewis Telethon, The Miss America Pageant, Showtime and Lifetime comedy specials, Women's Sports Foundation, Variety Foundation of New York, and product launches for Solvay, Novartis, and Abbott Laboratories. Producer credits for trade shows include broadcast industry camera demonstrations for Sony, Ikegami, Canon, and Panasonic. Theatrical producer credits include: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (NY / London), Three Sides (NY), By Jeeves (London), The Gronholm Method (LA), and The Realistic Joneses (Broadway 2014). Daniel is a proud member of the United Scenic Artists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
(Producer). Broadway: The Realistic Joneses. Other projects include the LA production of The Gronholm Method, Grant Olding’s Three Sides, and the 15th Anniversary Production of By Jeeves (London). Film credits: Clear Blue Tuesday (Producer). In Development: Strings and Paris 36. Trish is also a producer and creative director in television, film and live events. Event credits include Women in Cable, Lifetime and CBS Upfronts; Canon – Chairman’s Gala; and the introduction of vehicles from Mitsubishi Fuso, Volvo and BMW. She began her career working in both lighting and wardrobe with her parents in IATSE Local 72. During her early years in New York, Trish was a stage manager, and during graduate school at Columbia University she was an intern at the Shubert Organization where she worked on productions of Zoot Suit and Dancin’.
ALEX MARRS / ANNIE SHEA
(Co-Producer). Alex Marrs (she/her) is a nonprofit arts professional working Off-Broadway at Primary Stages. Board Member: Colt Coeur. Annie Shea Hulcher (she/her), first-time producer also working in General Management at FGTM. Produced the concert Eli Bolin and Allison Posner: Together Again for the First Time. Christopher Newport University alumnae.
(Co-Producer) is the co-founder and creative director at RRR Creative, a full-service boutique agency working in the fashion and entertainment industries. For the past fifteen years, he has worked as a publicist on Broadway, managing Tony Award-winning campaigns for a variety of productions. He was the Artistic Director of Hartford Children's Theatre in Connecticut for three seasons, revitalizing the Main Stage and winning multiple National Youth Theatre Awards. As a producer, Ryan has several productions in development, including Merrilee Mannerly and A New City. Ryan is also the co-founder of The Cast, the first agency dedicated to Broadway social media influencers.
(Education Director) is a professional teaching artist/actor/director/choreographer from New York City, who currently sits on the Educational Theatre Association’s Board of Directors. Since 2008, Brian has been traveling the United States teaching musical theatre based workshops at festivals, conferences, high schools, and colleges. Brian is currently collaborating with a few Broadway productions to develop branded workshops furthering the importance of theatre education. In 2018, Brian was invited to participate in the EdTA & NEA Model Curriculum Framework project, where standards-based curricular units in Musical Theatre were created by theatre professionals from across the United States.
(General Management) credits include Wicked (Worldwide); War Paint; Oh, Hello on Broadway; Fully Committed (Broadway revival & original Off-Broadway); Fun Home; If/Then; The SpongeBob Musical; Peter and the Starcatcher; Bring It On: The Musical; Sister Act; Traces; Next To Normal; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Vagina Monologues; Man of La Mancha; The Graduate; I Love You, You’re Perfect...; and Bat Boy. Other management credits include The Lion King; Smokey Joe’s Cafe; The Santaland Diaries; Full Gallop; Smoke on the Mountain; Rent; Guys & Dolls; and The Diary of Anne Frank. 321 Theatrical Management includes Nina Essman, Nancy Gibbs, Marcia Goldberg, Ken Silverman, Danielle Karliner Naish, and Amy Merlino.
WOJCIK | SEAY CASTING
(Casting) Owners Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay cast in all mediums with Holly Buczek and Courtney Hammond. National and International tours: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, WEST SIDE STORY-TOKYO, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, RENT, KINKY BOOTS, ROCK OF AGES, MOTOWN, JEKYLL & HYDE-KOREA, DREAMGIRLS-Korea, VOCALOSITY, FLASHDANCE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, JOSEPH… DREAMCOAT, AND A CHORUS LINE. Off-Broadway includes: OTHELLO: THE REMIX, CHURCH & STATE, THE PORTAL, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY, HANDLE WITH CARE, TRIASSIC PARQ and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, FL; Arvada Center, CO; John W. Engeman Theatre, NY; Theatre Raleigh, NC; Stages St. Louis, MO; Theatre Aspen, CO; Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, UT. www.wscasting.com @WScasting