LINDSAY WARREN BAKER
(Music, Book, 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: 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 dramatic 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). Upcoming: Burned Over by Bess Atlas in celebration of 150 years of theater at the historic Gates Hall in Pultneyville, NY.
(Music, Book, Lyrics). Garnering numerous awards, Amanda Jacobs 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 (Hormel Festival 2015). Other collaborative works: Daniel, Lily, and Truth in Beauty. Jacobs is also recognized for her concert & sacred music compositions: Charlotte Smith’s The Song Cycles of Beachy Head (University of Melbourne, 2015; Ucross Foundation, Charlotte Smith Conference-Chawton, UK/Britten-Pears Foundation, 2016, BWWC 2017 World Premiere), NATS (2002) Sacred Arts Foundation (2010), Words & Music (2014). She grew up in Macon, Georgia and 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. Recently he directed the new musical adaptation of Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney, Evita, The Music Man, Twelve Angry Men, South Pacific, Maple and Vine and many more. Off-Broadway he directed the New York Times Critics' Picks, With Glee and A Ritual of Faith. Mr. Goldin was a finalist for the SDC Joe A. Callaway Award for Distinguished Direction. He’s a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
(Choreographer) credits include Allegiance (Broadway, Longacre Theatre and The Old Globe), Nickel Mines, (Co-author/Director, The Duke on 42nd St/NYMF), The Other Josh Cohen (Papermill and Soho Playhouse), Kristin Chenoweth at Carnegie Hall, The Frank Loesser Songbook / New York Philharmonic (Lincoln Center), The Mikado (Carnegie Hall), Babes in Toyland (Carnegie Hall), ACE (The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Miss Julie (Geffen Playhouse), Lyrics and Lyricists (92nd St. Y), Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theater), Vices (Theatre Aspen), The Aluminum Show (international tour), Aida (Music Theater Wichita), and Man of LaMancha (Sacramento Music Circus). Andrew has choreographed multi-million dollar industrials for Toyota, episodes of Comedy Central’s Stella, promos for Tracey Ullman’s "State of the Union" and commercials for Showtime Network and G-Shock watches. Along with Taye Diggs, Andrew is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of dre.dance, a contemporary dance company, as well as the Founding Artistic Director of The SpringSpace: A Broadband Theatre Lab.
(Music Director) recently conducted the 25th Anniversary Concert of Crazy for You at David Geffen Hall. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in solo concerts with Kristin Chenoweth and Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Hall. His Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century (Roundabout Revival), South Pacific (Lincoln Center), Tale of Two Cities, Titanic (Original Musical Supervisor/Music Director), Sunset Boulevard, Nine to Five (Additional Arrangements), Pamela’s First Musical, Les Miserables (2006 revival), The Threepenny Opera (Roundabout Revival), Children and Art, The Color Purple (Music Supervision / Incidental Music), Fiddler on the Roof (2004 Revival), Nine (2003 revival), Oklahoma! (Nunn/Stroman) and On the Town (1998). He served as Music Director for The Producers, Guys and Dolls and Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, and Conductor for Perfectly Frank: Hollywood to Broadway and Sondheim, Bernstein, and Gershwin tributes at the Grant Park Music Festival. He was the Music Supervisor for the German Premiere of Rebecca in Stuttgart, the Music Supervisor / Conductor for the World Premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, and Music Director / Pianist for Voigt Lessons at The Glimmerglass Festival.
(Scenic Designer). Selected credits; Live Concerts: Justin Timberlake "20/20 Experience," Jack White "Lazaretto Tour," Outkast 2014, Kylie Minogue "Aphrodite Les Follies," Rihanna (Baku, Azerbaijan), Jonas Brothers (Radio City Music Hall), Britney Spears "Circus," Kylie Minogue 2009 US tour. TV: Rihanna - VMA’s, "American Idol" and "SNL." Justin Timberlake - Grammy’s, "SNL," Brit awards. Live theatre: Spiegelworlds’ award-winning Absinthe, Empire, Vegas Nocturne and Desir. Immortal Chi (International Tour), John Lithgows’ Sunny Side of the Street, Nickelodeon – Storytime Live!, Orchid (Miami, FL), The Hurly Burly Show (West End, UK), James Lapines’ Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing (Wyly, Dallas), Austen’s Pride - A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice (NYMF, Award for Excellence in Design). Industrial shows and events for Hallmark, Nascar, The History Channel, CNN, HBO and ESPN. Macy’s award winning holiday windows 'Yes Virginia'. Upcoming: Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Faculty: Purchase College.
PALOMA H. YOUNG
(Costume Designer) was born and raised in Southern California and off the coast of Maine. After running away to Berlin as a teenager, she studied American Social History at University of California Berkeley. While studying to be a librarian or an academic, she designed the costumes for a series of Becket Shorts as an extra-curricular lark. Seven years later, Paloma graduated from University of California San Diego with an MFA in costume design under the tutelage of Judith Dolan. New York based since 2008, Paloma designs costumes for plays and musicals locally and globally. Her work has been described as “witty, period-scrambling” and “marvelously inventive”. Thematically varying by show, her designs are strongly built on collage and steeped in the “something old, something new” ethos of punk irreverence. She balances modern dress projects with period and fantasy pieces, with a strong focus on character psychology and historic sociological influences in any genre. Some of her work includes Peter and the Starcatcher, for which she received a 2012 Tony Award, Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 (now running on Broadway and recipient of a Lucille Lortel award and Drama Desk nomination for earlier incarnations Off-Broadway), and Bandstand, currently running at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre. Regionally she’s collaborated with many companies including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, American Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, San Diego Repertory, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Hand2Mouth, California Shakespeare Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and others. In New York, she has worked at Second Stage, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard, Ars Nova and Colt Couer. Other honors include a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle award, Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, Henry Hewes Design Award nominations, and a Column Award nomination. Her work has been featured in several print publications: Chance Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, Lighting and Sound America and Manor House Quarterly. In education, Paloma has taught several courses on costume and production design while supervising undergraduate designers at UC San Diego. She also developed curriculum for a new class about technology and the body in performance. She has been a guest lecturer at U of M, and has participated in lectures about design and sustainability for educators and elementary students. Her work and process can be seen at www.palomayoung.com and on Instagram @secondpigeon.
(Lighting Designer). Broadway: On The Town, Bronx Bombers, Let It Be, Bring It On, Rock of Ages (Vegas, Toronto, Australia, London and Nat. Tours), The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot In the Park, and Good Vibrations. Recent: Heathers, Hand To God (MCC), The Commons of Pensacola (MTC), Murder For Two, Nerds (PTC), Venice (Public), Hello, Dolly! (Goodspeed), All in the Timing (Primary), Medieval Play (Signature), Uncle Vanya (CSC), White Noise (Chicago), Broke-ology, Clay (LCT), Happy Hour, 2 by Pinter, Scarcity (Atlantic), 10 years with The New Group including The Good Mother, Marie & Bruce, Abigail’s Party, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Hurlyburly. Faculty: Purchase College. www.jasonlyonsdesign.com
R. ERIN CRAIg | LA VIE PRODUCTIONS
(Producer). Since 1997, Erin, and her company, La Vie Productions LLC, have worked with artists and new projects in Theatre, Film and Music through their work as a Producer, Executive Producer, General Manager, Production Manager, and Branding Consultant. Current projects include: Austen's Pride, Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting (play by Ed Schmidt), "Academy" (new musical by John Mercurio & Andrew Kato), Nonsense and Beauty (play by Scott Sickles), Right Before I Go (A new play by Stan Zimmerman / benefit Oct 2017) and The First Gentleman. Recent projects include: 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, The League of Professional Theatre Women, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) and NY Women in Film and Television.
(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 include broadcast industry camera demonstrations for Sony, Ikegami, Canon, and Panasonic. Theatre 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’.
(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.