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new musicals inc. presents

the 2024 15-minute musicals

 

July 8 and 9, 2024
8pm
The Broadwater Mainstage
1078 Lillian Way
Hollywood

ACT ONE

 

Scents & Sensibility

book by Stephen K. Nolly
music by Wikus van der Hoven
lyrics by Jessica Welsh

TIME: Present
PLACE: Dogging Man Dog Park

CAST:

Diane - anxious dog owner
Stephy Rojo

Princess - purebred Poodle
Lia Peros

Jack - crunchy granola dog owner
John David Wallis

Deez - Shitzapoopoo mongrel
Troy Barboza

Theodore’s Big Day

book by Vanessa Gamble
music and lyrics by Kevin Cloud

TIME: Present-day
PLACE: Hell and a courtyard in a public housing complex in America

CAST:

Theodore - The half-human/half-demon son of The Devil
Troy Barboza

The Devil - The charming salesman who can give you all of your desires
John David Wallis

Anita - The Devil’s human wife
Lia Peros

Clover - Vain, greedy, and wants to be famous
Stephy Rojo

Y2CHAOS

book by Charlotte Freud
music by JR Rubinger
lyrics by Hollis Wong-Wear

TIME: December 31st, 1999
PLACE: Nelson, Crystal & Johnson’s office / Nelson’s parents’ house

CAST:

Nelson - Nervous, introverted film nerd
John David Wallis

Johnson - Douchey corporate bro; raging cokehead
Troy Barboza

Crystal - Wide-eyed, quirky airhead
Lia Peros

Maggie - Whip-smart, sarcastic wet blanket
Stephy Rojo

Davé - Pseudo-spiritual stoner idiot
Troy Barboza

presented by the RED team

directed by Catie O’Donnell Heckel and Troy Barboza
music directed by Ron Barnett

CAST: Troy Barboza, Lia Peros, Stephy Rojo, and John David Wallis

ACT TWO

 

Off the Grid

book by Jordin Wang
music by Russell Stern
lyrics by Wendy Braff

TIME: The present
PLACE: A tiny island off the coast of New Guinea

CAST:

Sunny - nonbinary leftist sociocultural critic on TikTok
Dare Taylor

Kendra - host of the survival reality show “Off the Grid”
Shara Kirby

Andy - aspiring director and one of Kendra’s PA’s
Oliver Rotunno

Chad - bushcraft Youtuber and manosphere icon
Evan McNamara

Catch and Release

book and lyrics by Esther Shimanovich
music by Kathleen Mills

TIME: 2020’s
PLACE: Entrance to Hell

CAST:

Suzie Snoot
Dare Taylor

Mary Sellout
Shara Kirby

TJ Slammer
Evan McNamara

Demon
Oliver Rotunno

MONA 1.0

book by Veronica Driscoll
music by Michael Turnblom
lyrics by Joseph Gregorio

TIME: Monday, 6:00 a.m.
PLACE: MONA 1.0 Driver-less car

CAST:

MONA 1.0
Shara Kirby

Mark / Executive 3
Evan McNamara

Evan / Executive 2
Oliver Rotunno

Ana / Executive 1
Dare Taylor

presented by the BLUE team

directed by John Coppola
music directed by Jan Roper
rehearsal piano by Ben Ginsberg and Amelia Thompson

CAST: Shara Kirby, Evan McNamara, Oliver Rotunno, and Dare Taylor

**** there will be one 10 minute intermission ****

the creative team

Troy Barboza

Troy Barboza

RED Team Ensemble and Co-Director

Hailing from Cape Cod, Troy is deeply grateful to have found a creative home in LA at New Musicals Inc. He thanks Elise, Scott, Catie, and Ron for their consistent support and encouragement. In addition to acting and singing (and now co-directing!), Troy produces for indie films and new media. His favorite hobby is behind-the-scenes photography. Find him on Instagram to say hello! @troytroytroybarboza

Ron Barnett

Ron Barnett

RED Team Music Director

Ron is an LA based composer and Director of Music at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale and a member of New Musicals Inc., North Hollywood. Full length musicals: The Fish Whisperer (Northern Sky Theatre, Fish Creek, WI 2023), Manson’s Girls (book by Scott Guy, lyrics by Mitch Glaser, Hollywood Fringe, 2018), When Butter Churns to Gold, (book by Peter Welkin, lyrics by Randi Wolfe, Northern Sky Theatre, 2015), Around the World in 80 Days, (book and lyrics by Julianne Homokay, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA 2007) A Christmas Carol (book and lyrics by Barry Kornhauser, Fulton Theatre, 2001, published by Dramatic Publishing Company), and Last Lists of my Mad Mother (book by Julie Jensen, lyrics by Julianne Homokay). Choral music published by MorningStar and GIA.

Wendy Braff

Wendy Braff

Lyrics - OFF THE GRID

Wendy Braff has been a television and film writer for over 30 years.  A graduate of the Warner Bros. Writers Program, she started her sitcom career writing on ABC’s “Growing Pains” and NBC’s “Empty Nest” then sold her first feature “The Governess” to Columbia Pictures with Jennifer Lopez attached to star.  Her feature “Just Swipe,” starring Jodie Sweetin (“Full House”) was released in 2021.  Growing up, Wendy was a proud musical theater geek and performed in every musical production her school did.  She spent her summers at Stagedoor Manor, the world-famous musical theater training camp in the Catskills. She would like to thank her friends and family for putting up with her during this past year at NMI, and her sons for allowing her to (sometimes) sing in the car.

John Coppola

John Coppola

BLUE Team Director

A native of Brooklyn, New York, John Coppola is a multi-talented director and acting coach, whose clients have starred on HBO, Showtime, ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, Netflix, FX, AMC, USA, Lifetime, Fox, WB, TNT and Showcase. As a director, John has helmed more than 100 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles and abroad. His credits include groundbreaking productions of Shakespeare, Brecht, John Patrick Shanley and Caryl Churchill, as well as critically acclaimed adaptations of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, the musicals Cabaret, Sweeny Todd, Anything Goes, and Godspell. As a film director, John’s accolades include the award for Best Director at the New York International Film & Video Festival for his film, Possibility, which also took the Grand Jury Prize for short film In Los Angeles. Then, he directed Bourbon Street, a New Orleans television pilot for Rampart Entertainment. Most recently, he directed In the Basement, a short film that is scheduled for screening at festivals across the country. John began his career as an actor, whose career took him from the footlights of Broadway to the soundstages of Hollywood. After attending Yale’s drama program, John first appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, followed by Biloxi BluesA Midsummer Night’s DreamAmerican Buffalo, and the National and European revival tours of Hair,  West Side Story, Grease, and  Anything Goes.

Kevin Cloud

Kevin Cloud

Music & Lyrics - THEODORE'S BIG DAY

Kevin Cloud is a composer/lyricist whose songs have been performed across the country, including at The Ebell Theatre (Los Angeles), The Green Room 42 and Rockwood Music Hall (New York), The White Theater (Kansas City), and the Illinois Holocaust Museum (Chicago). His most recent musical, Vilna: A Resistance Story, has performed sold out concerts in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Vilna: A Resistance Story will be presented at a 29 hour industry reading in New York in September of 2024. Kevin’s first full length musical, Roar, won Best of Fringe Festival at the Kansas City Fringe Fest in 2021. It was also awarded the ArtsKC Inspiration Grant and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Kevin’s other shows include The Nashville Chronicles, Something More, and Kristmas vs. Krampus Inc. Kevin graduated with a Music Degree from the University of Kansas, and studies songwriting at Berklee School of Music. Kevin is a proud member of BMI and the Dramatist Guild. www. kevincloud.co

Claire Dewar

BLUE Stage Manager

Elise Dewsberry

Elise Dewsberry

Producer

Artistic Director of New Musicals Inc., Elise has been involved in the development of new works for over forty years: as an actor/singer, as a director, as a dramaturge, and as a writer. While living in Toronto, Elise served as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Muskoka Festival; the Co-Ordinator of the festival’s annual Musical Theatre Writer’s Colony, the Associate Dramaturge of the Canadian Stage Company; the Resident Dramaturge of the Smile Theatre Company; and was the co-founder of Toronto’s Script Lab. Elise spent many years touring Canada with Nine Months – a one-woman musical which she commissioned from writers Carl Ritchie and Stephen Woodjetts. Elise and Carl also co-wrote Any Body Home?, which was produced by the Cordova Bay Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, and published by Dramatic Publishing. Elise joined ANMT as Associate Artistic Director in 2003; joined Founding Artistic Director John Sparks as Co-Artistic Director in 2010; and became Artistic Director of New Musicals Inc. in 2013. Elise is also the author and evaluator of the Book Lab and the Outlining Lab, offered online through www.writingmusicaltheatre.com, and publishes a monthly blog on the craft of musical theatre available at https://nmi.org/elises-video-blog/.

Veronica Driscoll

Veronica Driscoll

Book - MONA 1.0

Veronica Driscoll is a Los Angeles-based writer, singer, and actor for live theatre and film. She is pursuing theatre professionally through her love of writing and through work at the nonprofit organization the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. She is enriched by all forms of art and is constantly inspired by social justice, community movements, and intersectionality. Her most recent piece is a musical called MONA 1.0 that is expecting a performance at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles July 8 and 9, 2024. For more information about Veronica or if you need a seamstress,  you can follow her on instagram @Veronica.seams.right.

Charlotte Freud

Book - Y2CHAOS

Vanessa Gamble

Book - THEDORE'S BIG DAY

Joseph Gregorio

Joseph Gregorio

Lyrics - MONA 1.0

Joseph Gregorio is a composer, lyricist, conductor, husband, father of two children, and long-suffering Phillies fan. Though once he could be spotted on stage as Bobby Child (Crazy For You) and George M. Cohan (George M!), life after high school brought him pencils, staff paper, and a conducting baton instead of roles, much to the relief of audiences. Gregorio’s compositions have been performed in venues as diverse as the Kennedy Center, the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, and a decommissioned nuclear reactor at the Hanford Site in Washington. He directed the choirs at Swarthmore College from 2013-2023 and was the founding artistic director of award-winning choir Ensemble Companio. Music directing credits include school productions of Mean Girls, Annie KIDS, and 101 Dalmatians KIDS. Gregorio is honored to be included in the 15MM project; he thanks everyone involved in the production, teammates Michael and Veronica, NMI’s staff, and his family.

Ben Ginsburg

Ben Ginsburg

BLUE Team Rehearsal Music Director

Shara Kirby

Shara Kirby

BLUE Team Ensemble

Shara is proud to be a part of the 15 Minute Musical extravaganza, performing as the alto for 3 pieces (Catch & Release, Mona 1.0, Off the Grid!) She recently worked in animated series like Hailey’s On It and Pokemon Horizons: The Series. Shara studied theatre at Wayne State University, where she received her BA. When she isn’t on stage, in front of a camera, or in a 4×4 booth for voiceover, Shara writes multi-genre pieces and streams video games on her Twitch channel. She’d like to thank her acting coach / director, John, for introducing her to New Musicals Inc!

Evan McNamara

Evan McNamara

BLUE Team Ensemble

Evan McNamara was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia where his career as an actor began in the third grade playing the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Dreams of a professional acting career brought him to Los Angeles where he has worked on stage, in film and on television. He’s had the pleasure of working with director Johnny Coppola many times, most notably on Evan’s solo show: I Get Knocked Down.  Local theater credits include AmadeusYou Can’t Take It With You and The Shadow, among others. Film & Television work includes The SoupERTaprootingSilence and The Last Bad Neighborhood. Evan has done voice work for Disney and NBCUniversal, among others. McNamara has been a company member of ARTEL, Shakespeare by the Sea, L.A. Troupe and Sudio C Artists. You can also catch Evan singing carols every December with the Tinseltone Carolers.

Kathleen Mills

Music - CATCH AND RELEASE

Stephen Ken Nolly

Book - SCENTS & SENSIBILITY

Catie O'Donnell Heckell

Catie O'Donnell Heckell

Producer and RED Team Director

Catie is a staff producer for NMI and a freelance theatre and film director, producer and educator. She has spent over 10 years working on the artistic team in the industry, directing dozens of critically acclaimed professional productions across the United States and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  Favorite productions include Ruddigore and The Mikado with Milwaukee Opera Theater, Arlington and Hostage Song with Music Theater Madison, Amadeus with The World’s Stage and The Belle of Amherst at Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee, A Klingon Christmas Carol at Commedia Beauregard in Chicago, and being the directing intern for The Guthrie’s premiere of Roman Holiday.  In LA, she directed a reading of a new musical with After Hours Theater Company called Y2K: An Immersive Musical and two productions in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Stilettos & Steel and directed and produced for So Proudly We Hailed: The Veterans’ Project. Her film In The Cloud has been named as an official selection at the London Shorts film festival. She is an alumni of Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York, Directors Lab West in Los Angeles and Chicago, and holds a BA in theater and music from the University of Miami, FL.

Lia Peros

Lia Peros

RED Team Ensemble

Lia Peros (she/her) is thrilled to be working on the annual 15 Minute Musicals project again! Over the years, she has participated in countless developmental readings, workshops, and classes at New Musicals, Inc. playing everything from a teenage pimp to a jar of glitter!  Favorite NYC and SoCal credits include Pennywise (Urinetown), Missy (The Marvelous Wonderettes), Rona Lisa Peretti (25th …Spelling Bee), Smitty (How to Succeed), Mrs. Phagan (Parade), The Secret Garden, The Addams Family, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, and the award-winning Manson’s Girls at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Lia also can be heard on the popular sci-fi podcast Ars Paradoxica as Petra, the time-traveling test subject. During the holiday season, Lia can be seen strolling around Los Angeles in full Dickensian garb singing with the Yuletide Carolers by Michetti/Knowles Entertainment. She would like to thank the entire NMI team for continuing to let her play over all these years. Special thanks to Chris and her family for their support. Proud NYU Steinhardt grad.

Stephy Rojo

Stephy Rojo

RED Team Ensemble

Stephy Rojo is a multifaceted artist based in Los Angeles, California, with a diverse background in singing, acting, and writing. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where she honed her craft. Since graduating, Stephanie has collaborated with CASA 101, New Musicals Inc., The Monologue Room, Beat by Beat Press, and Creativiva Show Creation Worldwide. Beyond her artistic pursuits, Stephy is also passionate about her work as a Behavioral Therapist, as well as playing guitar, writing, and painting. Driven by a proactive approach and fueled by curiosity, Stephy describes herself as a woman who takes action, constantly creating her own opportunities. Stephy Rojo’s credits include Short & Sweet Festival Hollywood, NMI Concert Readings, Show & Tale Play Films & Arts Festivals, The Voice Lesson, Chicanas Cholas y Chisme Series, The American Dream, Crimes and Misdemeanors 15 Minute Musicals, 9 of Swords Short Film, In the Shadows of Zapata, Lead Vocalist with CREATIVIVA, Sally Sells Seashells AND YOU CAN TOO!, Heathers The Musical, Fallen Saints: Dia De Los Muertos, and Her Turn. For inquiries, Stephy can be reached via email at stephanierojo5678@gmail.com or followed on Instagram @stephy.rojo 

Jan Roper

Jan Roper

BLUE Team Music Director

Jan Roper is a composer, music director and native Southern California girl. Her own original work City of Light, was in the ASCAP/Stephen Schwartz Workshop (2015) and the sheNYC Festival (2017), where it won Best Score. América Tropical, won the Raise Your Voice Award in 2020. The show has had 3 staged readings produced by McCoy-Rigby at the La Mirada Theatre,  Musical Theatre West’s New Works Festival and the Lin-Manuel Miranda-funded Latiné Musical Theatre Lab in NYC. Another new work, The Path to Catherine, was produced by Write Act Repertory in 2022 at LA’s Brick House Theater with a 6-week run. The Path to Catherine is currently recording a concept album with 3 well-known Broadway actresses: Caitlin Kinnunen, Krystina Alabado and Sharon Wilkins. Jan also won the L.A. Scenie Award in the 2019-2020 and 2022-2023 seasons for Best Music Director and was nominated for a L.A. Drama Desk Award in 2023.

Oliver Rotunno

Oliver Rotunno

BLUE Team Ensemble

Oliver Rotunno (tenor) is an actor, singer, writer, cat/rabbit dad, and horse trainer who loves bringing new work to life. He was last seen at The Hollywood Fringe Festival in The Rabbit Queen, as St. Andre, Public Domain: The Musical as Oedipus Rex, and Edward in The London Rose, which he produced. He is on Hulu Oxygen in “Buried in the Backyard” and Amazon Prime in “As The Village Sleeps”. Other stage credits: Theatricum Botanicum’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Geffen Playhouse in Beneath the Bowtie, WVPH as Japheth in Two By Two by Rodgers and Hart, and as Jon Snow in the national tour of Musical Thrones. He also works as a singing waiter at Miceli’s Italian Restaurant and as a holiday quartet caroler with the TinselTones. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Roosevelt University: CCPA where he appeared in Hair and other productions. IG: @oliverrotunno

JR Rubinger

JR Rubinger

Music - Y2CHAOS

In my day job, I am a video-game developer. The rest of the time, I’m a songwriter, a self-produced solo artist, an amateur audio engineer and a former wedding & event band performer. I have a Bachelor’s in music composition from Brandeis University, play several instruments (but primarily keys), and write & produce music in a variety of genres (but primarily rock and hip-hop). I am from Boston, MA, and currently live in Los Angeles. I’m currently writing a musical comedy about a producer at a toxic animation studio who goes to increasingly desperate lengths to make the work environment tolerable enough to keep her staff from quitting. My debut single is now available on streaming platforms, and is based on the story of Mad Mike Hughes, the so-called “flat-Earth rocket man” who died crashing his homemade rocket while ostensibly trying to fly high enough to see the curvature of the Earth (or lack thereof). Search for “Flatline” by the artist “Like The Letters”.

Esther Shimanovich

Esther Shimanovich

Book & Lyrics - CATCH AND RELEASE

Russell Stern

Russell Stern

Music - OFF THE GRID

Russell (Rusti) Stern (he/they) received an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing as a composer from NYU Tisch, where they composed numerous songs, short musicals and a full-length thesis musical, Chase, written with Gregory Jacobs Roseman. Teachers included Michael John LaChiusa, William Finn, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jeanine Tesori, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Sondheim. Rusti has extensive credits as pianist, music director and actor for numerous musical theatre productions. They served on the faculty of Northwestern University and the College of DuPage. They also have a BM from Indiana University and a MM from Northwestern University, both in piano performance.

Rusti composed, arranged, produced, and was featured performer on their albums Secrets of the Night, Awakening, and their latest release Impromptu (www.Russellstern.com and most streaming services). Rusti’s performances of their compositions are included in Songs of the Golden Heart, Dance of the HU, Come Share the Dream, Call of Spirit and 50th Anniversary DVD (www.eckankar.org).

Rusti’s composition “Upon Westminster Bridge” was premiered by the Chicago Children’s Choir in Great Britain, and “So Remembering Him” was premiered by the College of Dupage. Their “Celebration Fantasy” was commissioned and performed for a Jerusalem 3000 concert in Illinois. Rusti has performed extensively throughout the country as piano soloist and accompanist, including at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society, St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City in Rome), the New Jersey State Opera, the Chicago Opera Theatre, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, The Civic Orchestra of Chicago at Orchestra Hall, Coro Lirico, the New Amsterdam Singers, Masterworks Chorus, Westchester Concert Singers, Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, and the Chicago Children’s Choir. Rusti was accompanist and soloist for Ocean Grove, NJ’s summer Sunday recital series. 

Dare Taylor

Dare Taylor

BLUE Team Ensemble

This is Dare Taylor’s debut with the 15 Minute Musicals & also with musical theatre in LA! She started acting when she was 10 years old in community theater in Minnesota. She eventually moved to LA for greater opportunities after working for Walt Disney World Co in entertainment. Dare currently is a singer-songwriter with an album on the horizon, and a full time content creator with a combined following of over 2 million people! She is beyond excited to be back in the live theater community! 

Amelia Thompson

BLUE Team Rehearsal Music Director

Michael Turnblom

Michael Turnblom

Music - MONA 1.0

Michael Turnblom enjoys composing for film, stage and the concert hall, and his recent musicals and collaborations include The Dividing Line, Brewed Ambition (2nd Prize, Search for New Musicals, New Musicals Inc.), The Little Red Hen, Habitual Mirrors, and For Richer and for Poorer. Audiences have praised Michael’s music for its melodiousness and emotional allure. As a singer, Michael has performed with elite a cappella groups such as True Concord and De Angeles Vocal Ensemble. Currently, he is a bilingual cantor and composition tutor at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Fluent in several languages, Michael has worked with artists across Europe and Latin America, and he is passionate about building bridges through the arts. Michael holds advanced degrees from the University of Michigan and University of Arizona, where he completed studies in vocal performance, conducting, composition, counterpoint, and orchestration. From his home in Los Angeles, he also enjoys helping at-risk teens train to run their first marathon—and he is a proud “plant dad.”

Wikus van der Hoven

Wikus van der Hoven

Music - SCENTS & SENSIBILITY

John David Wallis

John David Wallis

RED Team Ensemble

is a certified massage therapist and a graduate of UCSB with a BFA in theatre. In 2022, he played Mr. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Snyder in Newsies, and various roles in Something Rotten. He has also performed as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Roger in The Producers, and Frederick in Young Frankenstein.

Jordin Wang

Book - OFF THE GRID

Jessica Welsh

Jessica Welsh

Lyrics - SCENTS & SENSIBILITY

Jessica Welsh is a UK-raised, LA-based writer for screen and stage. Credits include projects for most major Hollywood studios and 30+ TV episodes; staff writer on the Peabody-winning/ Emmy-nominated series Stillwater. Her original musical Wild Man of the Wynoochee (librettist/co-lyricist) premieres October 2024. Member of the Writer’s Guild, Animation Guild, Dramatists Guild, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop – and NMI Core Curriculum!

Hollis Wong-Wear

Lyrics - Y2CHAOS

About New Musicals Inc.

New Musicals Inc. hosts many programs which support new musicals in development. We develop several dozen musicals each year for producers and writers all around the country through table readings, workshops, concerts, and occasional productions. Our academic wing, the Academy for Musical Theatre, offers courses, both online and live in Los Angeles, for professional musical theatre writers. We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (FEIN 01-0745909), so donations to us are tax-deductible. We are funded through an intricate balance of donations, fees for services, special events, conferences, concerts, classes, grants, fundraisers and royalties from musicals we have developed.

New Musicals Inc. is our professional development branch. We develop musicals for producers all around the country, tailoring the show for specific audiences and budgets. We develop several dozen musicals a year. We have a vast community of sight-singing actors who give producers and writers a chance to workshop their shows prior to production. We sponsor an annual Search for New Musicals and a complete range of development for new musicals: dramaturgy, table readings, staged readings, workshops, concerts, skeletal productions and occasional full-scale productions.

The Academy for New Musical Theatre has been around for more than 40 years and has helped hundreds of writers and producers launch thousands of musicals. We began as the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. We became the Academy for New Musical Theatre in 2002, adding additional curriculum such as the Lyric Lab, Music Lab, and Book Lab, all of which are now also available online.

Our Core Curriculum allows composers, lyricists and bookwriters from all over the world to collaborate with a new team each month, creating ballads, duets, musical scenes, ensembles, and comedy songs; culminating in a 15 minute musical which we produce in Los Angeles. You can participate in any of these workshops either online or in-person.

 

honorary board

Paul Lazarus
Jeff Marx
Marty Panzer
Stephen Schwartz
Charles Strouse

 

advisory board

Thomas E. Backer, PhD.
Susie Chodakiewitz
Susan Dietz
Jeannine Frank
Mark Halloran
Herb Isaacs
Amy Levinson (Millan)
Simon Levy
Ron Parker
Elsa Ramo
Bill Royce
Frank Sheftel
Michael Silversher
Thomas White

 

board of directors

Michael R. Blaha   Vice President 
Paula Brand   Treasurer
Elise Dewsberry
Wendy Elgin-Silva
John Mitchell   President
Denise Monden   Secretary
Whitney R. Robison
Michael Gordon Shapiro    Member Representative
John Sparks
Stephanie Surabian
Christina Valo Piedlow
 

staff

John Sparks, Founder
Elise Dewsberry, Artistic Director
Scott Guy, Executive Director
Ron Barnett, ARC Music Director
Catie O’Donnell-Heckel, Staff Producer
Shelby Chargin, Administrative Assistant and Facility Manager
Makena Metz, Director of Educational Outreach