ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Julie Lucas
Julie Lucas is a Brooklyn based director. Selected credits include The Little Prince (the Drilling Company), Cal in Camo (Rattlestick/Colt Coeur, assistant director), and The Surgeon and Her Daughters (Cherry Lane Mentor Project, assistant director). She is a graduate of Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Seth Kieser
Off-Broadway: Does it Hurt?…(Woodshed Collective), Empathitrax (Colt Coeur), The Healing (TBTB). Readings/Workshops: Rain, Noir, a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (NYSAF). Regional: Shout!, Altar Boyz, Pippin, A Chorus Line, …Forum, Wonderful Town, The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Almost, Maine, She Loves Me, The Sound of Music, Godspell. BFA Stage Management from Viterbo University. Proud Member of Actor’s Equity Association.
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Emily Fischer
New York credits include I Love You, And I Want You To Be My Bird (Worry Noise Dirt Heat), Empathitrax (Colt Coeur), Ragtime on Ellis Island, The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, Maize & Blue on Broadway, and John at Signature Theatre Company (Production Management Intern). BA in Stage Management and Performing Arts Management from the University of Michigan.
STAGE MANAGER: Sephe Shaw Persephone
is excited to be making her American debut with MBL Productions on Pressing Matters. She is soon to be awarded a Bachelors Degree in Stage Management from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Persephone has worked across a diverse range of shows including A Midsummer Nights Dream – An Opera in Three Acts, Bring It On: The Musical, and the Australian premiere of The Beautiful Game.
SCENIC DESIGN: Parris Bradley
Parris Bradley is the Production Manager and Set Designer for the Villanova Theatre Department (VTD) & teaches Set Design for Arcadia University (AU). Selected set designs include Marisol, Eurydice, Salomé, Metamorphoses (VTD), Speech and Debate, New Perspective (AU), Tom Foolery (Act 2 Playhouse), The Ballad of Trevon Martin (Freedom Theatre) & Persistent Memory (MBL Productions). Environmental designs include The Troll Bridge, Nature’s Wave Bench, & Tulip Treehouse (Tyler Arboretum, Media, Pa) http://pbradley165.wixsite.com/parris-bradley-sets
PROP DESIGN: Shannon O’Brien
Shannon has worked for theatre companies around the Northeast and abroad, including three summers spent with Colt Coeur Theatre. She recently graduated from the National Film School of Ireland with an MA in Broadcast Production. Her radio documentary, “My Neighbor, The Mass Grave,” was nominated for a national SMEDIA award. Her first novel, Sing Me Home, was published in September by Bella Books. She is working hard on the sequel when not busy at the theater.
COSTUME DESIGN: Adrienne Perry
LIGHTING DESIGN: Grant Yeager
SOUND DESIGN: Amy Altadonna
Favorite collaborations include Dry Land, Cal in Camo, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Recall and Everything is Ours with Colt Coeur, Dear Elizabeth (Dorset Theatre Festival), Milk (New Georges), Red Velvet and Or, with Shakespeare & Company, Driving Miss Daisy (Bristol Riverside Theatre) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Perseverance Theatre). She heads the sound design area at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Education: B.A. Music, William & Mary; M.F.A. Sound Design, Yale. www.amyaltadonnasounddesign.com
PRESS REPRESENTATIVE: Joe Trentacosta, JT PR
MARKETING: DR Advertising
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Kathie Whitehall
Kathie Whitehall has been designing publications, retail and marketing materials, identity, and theater posters for more than 25 years. She is an accomplished musician and was co-producer for the long-running monthly Seattle cabaret, Family Affair—cabaret served up family-style, with Jennifer Jasper. www.whitehalldesign.com
WEBMASTER/SOCIAL MEDIA: Jonah Verdon
Jonah made his Off Broadway and Broadway debuts in the same night, first introduced by Sir Ian McKellen at the Jacobs Theatre at the Only Make Believe on Broadway Gala, then earning rave reviews playing boy-girl twins in Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick’s Disaster! Jonah was honored to be a part of the original cast of Broadway for Orlando. He sang in the original cast recording of “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Jonah represented the group appearing onstage in Bryant Park, on “The Maya and Marty Show,” and at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando for the special concert, From Broadway With Love. Jonah joined other Broadway kids at Broadway Records to record Frank Wildhorn’s “I Have a Voice“ with Broadway Kids Against Bullying. Jonah conceived, produces, and hosts a series for Carnegie Hall’s Musical Exchange called “Making It Happen,” where he interviews pros about what it takes to forge a successful career in the arts. Jonah is an award-winning computer programmer and a lifelong tinkerer. Celebrities have carried his duct tape handbag designs to such events as the James Beard Awards and the TONY Awards. Jonah hopes to study performing arts, computer science, and entrepreneurship when he begins at university next fall. JonahVerdon.com