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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Residencies for individual artists, projects, and colleague companies provide tailored access to time, space, and resources, creating bespoke incubators for creative, administrative, and professional development.

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THE DRAMA LEAGUE

Since 2018, NYSAF has partnered with The Drama League – America’s only full-time, year-round career and creative development home for directors – in providing residencies for their annual fellowship recipients. 

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ZOË ADAMS | STAGE DIRECTING FELLOW

Zoë Adams creates theatre to spark imagination and open hearts to the magic of transformation. Her eclectic body of work includes: The Christine Jorgensen Show, Wizard of Oz, The Historical Range of Ursus Americanus, Sister Act, Meltdown: A live-action game about Climate Change, In the Name of Us (Best Short Play at DUAF), The Cherry Orchard, Not Clown, Skin Flick City, Stacked at the National Theatre of Croatia, and the immersive supper club Krāv. She is the proud recipient of the 2024-2026 Drama League Stage Directing Fellowship. MFA, Directing, Columbia University; SDC Associate. zoecraigadams.com

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SARAH HUGHES | BEATRICE TERRY RESIDENCY

Sarah Hughes is a director of new plays, radical adaptations, and devised work. Recent: DAPHNE by Renae Simone Jarrett (LCT3), GALATEA by MJ Kaufman (Brooklyn Bridge Park), HIS CHEST IS ONLY SKELETON by Julia Izumi (Playwrights Horizons), #GRACED by Vanessa Garcia (Zoetic Stage). Sarah is an Associated Artist of New Georges and Target Margin Theater, worked for many years with Elevator Repair Service, and has taught at Dartmouth College, Purchase College, and NYU. As Director of Artistic Programming at Theatre Row, she created the Kitchen Sink Residency for new work development. SDCF Barbara Whitman Award Finalist, Mercury Store Rresident, Drama League Resident, National Directors Fellow, WP Theater Lab Member, Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow. Upcoming: A WOMAN AMONG WOMEN by Julia May Jonas (The Bushwick Starr).

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COLM SUMMERS | NEXT STAGE RESIDENCY

Colm Summers is an award-winning, Irish director-writer, based in NYC, and the new Artistic Director of the Working Theater. Most recently he directed Every Brilliant Thing at the Geffen Playhouse by Duncan MacMillan, starring Daniel K Isaac (Theaterly's BEST OF 2023). Colm has developed work with Berkeley Rep, New York Stage & Film, Rattlestick Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Irish Rep and more. He was a 2023 Groundfloor cohort member at Berkeley Rep and was the inaugural Resident Director at both the Geffen Playhouse and at the Abbey, the National Theater of Ireland. In 2023, he won Ireland's Next Generation Artist Award. He is a writer in the Origin Theater / Irish Arts Center playwrights’ group and BMI Musical Theater Book Writers Workshop. 

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BREAKING THE BINARY THEATRE

Breaking the Binary Theatre is a new work development and community building hub wherein transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit+ (TNB2S+*) artists come together to reclaim our artistic license and liberty through a number of initiatives and programs, including the annual all-TNB2S+ Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival each October. Founded and led by George Strus (they/them), since Breaking the Binary Theatre’s launch in July 2022, the organization has produced over twenty-five workshops and readings of new works by TNB2S+ artists, commissioned over fifty TNB2S+ artists, hosted over fifteen community events, launched a free educational Summer Intensive for emerging TNB2S+ performers, partnered with Playbill and BroadwayCon, been in-residence at Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival and New York Stage and Film, and paid out over $300,000 to over 275 TNB2S+ artists. Residency participants: George Strus, Dominique Rider, Garrett Allen, reid tang, Adrian Einspanier.

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GEORGE STRUS | FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

George Strus (they/them) is a Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning trans non-binary Latiné theatremaker. They founded Breaking the Binary Theatre: a new work development and community building hub for transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit+ theatremakers (Obie Award). Commercially, they were a proud co-producer of the 2023 off-Broadway world premiere production of Stephen Sondheim's final musical, HERE WE ARE, and are currently making their Broadway debut as a co-producer of Jackie Sibblies Drury, Justin Peck, and Sufjan Stevens’ ILLINOISE at the St. James Theatre (Tony nomination). In addition, they are a part of the producing team behind Moisés Kaufman and Sasha Velour’s VELOUR: A DRAG SPECTACULAR (premiering at La Jolla Playhouse in August 2024) and are developing Amber Ruffin’s BIGFOOT. They also currently serve as SigSpace Curator + Producer at Signature Theatre, Producers Cohort Program Facilitator at The Tank, Theatre Scout at Curate Management, and Project Director at Meena Harris’ Phenomenal Theatre Fund. They are an Associate Member of The Broadway League with Greg Nobile (Seaview Productions) serving as their mentor. www.georgestrus.com

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reid tang | DEBT 

reid tang writes plays and makes weird internet experiments. Their work includes WORK HARD HAVE FUN MAKE HISTORY (Clubbed Thumb), FUTURE WIFE (Theatertreffen Stückemarkt), and Party in a Google Sheet (New Georges). They’re under commission from NYTW, NAATCO + Long Wharf Theatre, and a past recipient of the Sundance Institute Interdisciplinary Program Grant. Currently, they are part of Ars Nova's Play Group, the New Georges Jam, and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers' Group & NYTW’s 2050 Fellowship. They grew up in Singapore and presently live in Brooklyn, NY. reidtang.com

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ADRIAN EINSPANIER | DEBT 

Adrian Einspanier’s plays include Lunch Bunch (PlayCo and Clubbed Thumb; New York Times and Time Out Critic’s Picks; licensed by Concord Theatricals; in development for television with Film Nation), House Plant (New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door; ‘highbrow / brilliant’ in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix; Lambda Literary Award Finalist), I forgot to tell you (published in The Brooklyn Rail), and DEBT (co-written with reid tang, in development with Breaking the Binary Theatre). A recipient of the 2023 Lotos Foundation Prize and a member of SPACE on Ryder Farm’s 2024 Working Farm, Adrian currently teaches at NYU Tisch and the National Theater Institute and is working on a new play commission for Darren Aronofsky‘s Protozoa Pictures and LAMF’s Theater Fund.

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GARRETT ALLEN | RACIAL BONUS 

Garrett Allen is an artist and director. They create activating experiences that explore the simple and complex realities of our individual and collective life, our lives, and our living. Garrett's art and practice questions, uncovers, excavates, connects, imagines, and realizes: action. They do for and toward liberation. And love. These actions manifest in stories, journeys, reflections, and mediations shared with embodied liveness, gathering, and engagement. Their current explorations and collaborations circle theater, performance, video, djing, and collectivizing. Garrett has shown and shared with Ars Nova, Prelude Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Dramat, Spectrum NYC, School for Visual Arts NYC, and University for the Arts. They recently directed Cleansed by Sarah Kane, an original adaptation of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, and a workshop production of Esme by Doug Robinson at Yale for their MFA in Directing. They are the cofounder of LEGACY: a production collective created for and by Black, queer and trans artists. www.garrett-allen.com

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DOMINIQUE RIDER | RACIAL BONUS 

Dominique Rider is a Brooklyn-based transdisciplinary artist whose work seeks to answer the question: “What is a world unmade by slavery?” while attempting to analyze the layers of anti-blackness that maintain the world we live in. Deploying theatre and performance as tools of Afropessimism, Dominique has developed and staged work with Soho Rep, Portland Stage, The Bushwick Starr, The New Group, The Park Avenue Armory, and more. Past fellowships/residencies include Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, Hi-Arts, The National Black Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, BRIC Arts, Roundabout, and NAMT. Currently, Dominique is a producer with CLASSIX, an artist in residence at Duke University, and a member of The Civilians R&D group.

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ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE

Ensemble Studio Theatre (Estefanía Fadul and Graeme Gillis, Co-Artistic Directors) is a Hell’s Kitchen-based, Off-Broadway theatre focused on the development of new work and voices since its founding by Curt Dempster in 1968. In those 55 years, EST has developed thousands of new American plays and has grown into a company of over 600 actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and stage managers. EST's mission is to develop and produce original, provocative, and authentic new work. A dynamic community committed to a collaborative process, EST is dedicated to inclusion across all aspects of identity and perspective, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexuality, physical or mental ability, physical or mental health, and recovery, while acknowledging and working to end systemic marginalization and oppression at all levels of its organization. EST discovers and nurtures new voices and supports artists throughout their creative lives. This extraordinary support and commitment to inclusivity are essential toyield extraordinary work.

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ESTEFANÍA FADUL | EST Co- Artistic Director

Estefanía Fadul is a Colombian-born, New Hampshire-raised, New York-based director, and a co-Artistic Director of NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. She has directed multiple world premieres, including Hotel Happy by Camilo Almonacid (Houses on the Moon); Caridad Svich’s Spanish-language adaptation of Eva Luna, based on the novel by Isabel Allende (Repertorio Español); The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle (Philadelphia Theatre Company); The Same Day by Stefan Ivanov (Theatre Laboratory Sfumato, Bulgaria); Scissoring by C. Quintana (INTAR); and the Drama League Award-nominated Carla’s Quince, which she conceived and devised with the Voting Project Ensemble to mobilize Latiné voters to the polls. She has developed work off-Broadway and regionally at the Public Theater, Playwrights’ Realm, NYTW, Chautauqua, Audible, and more, and has guest directed at training programs including Juilliard, Princeton, and NYU. She is a recipient of New York Stage and Film’s Pfaelzer Award, and fellowships including the Drama League Directors Project, O’Neill/NNPN National Directors Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship, Williamstown Foeller Fellowship, and Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español. She serves on the Drama League’s Board of Directors, and is a member of the leadership circle of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, the Latinx Theatre Commons advisory committee, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, New Georges, and SDC. B.A. Vassar College. www.estefaniafadul.com.

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GRAEME GILLIS | EST Co- Artistic Director

Graeme Gillis is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre with Estefanía Fadul. Prior to this he has co-led EST/Youngblood with RJ Tolan, fostering early-career playwrights (Obie Award winner); and the EST/Sloan Project with Linsay Firman, fostering plays about science and technology (over $3 million in grants awarded nationwide). As a Canadian he proudly bears a US green card for playwriting. He is a member of the Actors Studio and EST. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

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RATTLESTICK THEATER

Founded in 1994, Rattlestick Theater has been steadfast in producing diverse, provocative, and expansive new work to foster the future voices of the American theater. From its historic West Village theater, Rattlestick has produced the first plays and early works of some of today’s leading voices, including Martyna Majok (Ironbound), Diana Oh (mylingerieplay), and Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets). Rattlestick is where some of our nation’s most celebrated playwrights are encouraged to test their boldest ideas, including Dael Orlandersmith (Until the Flood), José Rivera (Massacre, Sing to Your Children), and Samuel D. Hunter (Lewiston/ Clarkston, nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play).

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BRINGABOUT DEVELOPMENT

BringAbout Development: 501c3 nonprofit development and production company dedicated to developing dance as a narrative tool early in the process of writing new musicals. Recent work: Little Island, Ars Nova, Old Globe, Goodspeed, CUNY Dance Initiative, Berkeley Rep. New projects: Bodies of Work with Zoe Sarnak, new musical with award-winning writer in Tokyo, NYU GMTWP. Collaborators: more than 200 artists - writers, composers, music directors, sound engineers and the most wonderful and inspiring creative performing artists.  BringAbout Programming: 8 years of studio residencies exploring new works, Kingston multi-day residencies, BC Beat, salons, digital programming & collaboration! http://www.jenniferjancuska.com/tba

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BODIES OF WORK ZOE SARNAK

For the first time, award-winning composer and lyricist Zoe Sarnak shares her own story from the stage, in a piece that leads the audience through the expansive and intimate life moments that influenced her songwriting process. From the piano, or with a guitar in hand, Zoe uncovers family cycles of immigration and assimilation, unpacks queerness and the expansive horizon of a different kind of family making, and teeters on the heartbreak and nerves of her risk-reward relationship with work, art, and the future. 

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JENNIFER JANCUSKA | BODIES OF WORK ZOE SARNAK

Jennifer Jancuska (she/her): @jencuska Founding artistic director of BringAbout Development. Seven years of leading the Broadway company of Hamilton as Resident Choreographer & Dance Supervisor. Selected work & collaborators: DEM Productions, Wagner Johnson Productions, Universal Theatricals, The Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, The Public, Dallas Theatre Center, Goodspeed, Madison Square Garden, New York Musical Festival, The Drama League, Ars Nova, Little Island. Jennifer is known for producing the sold out bi-annual event BC BEAT, described by The New York Times as the place to “step into the spotlight and re-imagine the possibilities for dance in musical theater.” Teaching: NYU GMTWP, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Pace University, University of the Arts, College of Charleston, Shanghai Theatre Academy. Cornell University grad. Proud SDC member. Jennifer is named to the 2024 Broadway Women’s Fund Annual Women to Watch on Broadway list. www.jenniferjancuska.com

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ZOE SARNAK | BODIES OF WORK ZOE SARNAK

ZOE SARNAK (Music & Lyrics/Orchestrations/Arrangements) is a New York City-based composer, lyricist, and writer. She is a Jonathan Larson Award winner; and a finalist for the Ebb, Kleban, and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Awards. Her work has been developed with and presented by many notable institutions including Second Stage, New York Stage & Film, The Public, Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, and WP Theatre. Works include: THE LONELY FEW (with Rachel Bonds) currently running at MCC after a sold out run at the Geffen; the world premiere of GALILEO (with Danny Strong and Michael Weiner) at Berkeley Rep; A CROSSING (with Josh Bergasse, Mark St. Germain, and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company) at Barrington Stage Company; the upcoming world premiere of EMPIRE RECORDS (with Carol Heikkinen) at McCarter Theatre; PARTICLE FEVER (with David Henry Hwang and Bear McCreary), and others soon to be announced. Her music has been featured by the NY Times Live, The Guggenheim, the BBC, and in benefit concerts and albums for Everytown. www.zoesarnak.com @zoesarnak

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LOST CITY RADIO

As the host of Lost City Radio, Norma reads the names of those who have disappeared, bringing consolation and hope to a country fractured by war. Her own life is about to forever change—thanks to the arrival of a young orphan boy from the countryside, Victor, who brings with him a clue about the fate of Norma's vanished husband, Rey. Together, they embark on a journey that weaves in and out of their memories to probe the deepest questions of war and its meaning: from its devastating impact on society to the emotional scarring each survivor carries for years after. Lost City Radio is a timeless tale of family, collective memory, and corrupt control.

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JOEL PEREZ | LOST CITY RADIO

Joel Perez wrote and starred in Beautiful, FL which premiered on Disney+ in 2023. Other writing includes Stir, a play commission and world premiere at the Old Globe Theater which was developed at The Huntington Theatre and received an Elliot Norton Award for Best New Script, Lost City Radio (NYSAF, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat), and Love in Gravity (Award winning narrative podcast series). He is a 2021 Warner Bros. Discovery 150 Artist Grant recipient for his original comedy pilot You’re Tired, You’re Poor which was optioned by 20th Television. He is the winner of the 2021 Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition for his play From the Fountain. He is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting from NYFA. His acting work includes Fun Home (Broadway), Kiss My Aztec! (Hartford Stage), As You Like It (The Public Theater), and Sweet Charity (New Group; Lortel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical). Film work includes tick, tick… Boom! (Netflix). TV work includes Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (NBC), Person of Interest (CBS) and Odd Mom Out (Bravo). Follow him at @misterjoelperez and visit www.misterjoelperez.com

BENJAMIN VELEZ | LOST CITY RADIO

Benjamin Velez is a composer/lyricist born and raised in Miami, FL. Proud member of the Advanced BMI workshop (2012 Harrington Award), he has developed original musicals at Ars Nova, the Yale Institute for Music Theater, Dixon Place, the York Theater, Sundance at UCROSS, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, NYSAF, and the O'Neill, where his musical BORDERLINE, written with Aryanna Garber, opened the 2019 Musical Theater Conference. He was a 2018-2019 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow, the 2019 Fred Ebb Award Winner, a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant recipient, and 2023 winner of the Stephen Schwartz Award. His musical KISS MY AZTEC, written with John Leguizamo, Tony Taccone, and David Kamp, premiered at Berkeley Rep (2019), followed by productions at La Jolla Playhouse (2019), and Hartford Stage (2022). His Public Works musical of THE TEMPEST, directed by Laurie Woolery, premiered at the Delacorte Theater in August 2023. REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, a collaboration with Joy Huerta and Lisa Loomer, directed by Sergio Trujillo, premiered at the American Repertory Theater in December 2023.

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THE BAD NEWS BEARS, A MUSICAL

THE BAD NEWS BEARS, A MUSICAL, is based on the classic 1976 Paramount Studios film with a screenplay by Bill Lancaster. The musical stage adaptation is written by Brian Feinstein & Eric Garcia and directed by Sherri Eden Barber; musical direction by Makulumy Alexander-Hills. The musical is produced by Marissa McMahon of Kamala Productions with EPs Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott of ShowTown Theatricals. THE BAD NEWS BEARS is about a washed-up baseball player who takes a job coaching a ragtag team of Little League misfits, and winds up finding victory not on the field, but in accepting and embracing their own quirky imperfections.

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BRIAN FEINSTEIN | THE BAD NEWS BEARS

BRIAN FEINSTEIN is delighted to be returning to NYSAF with his writing partner Eric Garcia to continue developing their adaptation of “THE BAD NEWS BEARS!”  Original musicals include (Off-Broadway): “GIRLSTAR”, (Signature Theatre, DC, directed by Eric Schaeffer), “MIMI LE DUCK" starring the legendary Eartha Kitt,  (NYC), “THE TOP JOB" (Vital Theatre, NYC), “THE DOLLMAKER’S GIFT” (Rose Theatre, Nebraska) “DIAL M FOR MURDER” (John Engeman Theatre, NY) “AS YOU LIKE IT” (Shakespeare on the Sound, CT) “THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN" (Theatre West, Los Angeles), among others. In Development: “PUPPY PIRATES” based on the celebrated Random House book series. 

A graduate of the USC School of Cinema and NYU’S Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Brian is also the founder of the FeinLine Musical Theatre Academy: a one-stop destination of “Musical Theatre Instruction & Creation from Beginner to Pro”. His “Superhero Songwriting For Kids” video series is now streaming on Broadway On Demand. While not at the piano, Brian is a strong supporter of dog and animal rescue leagues across the country www.FeinLineMusic.com

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ERIC GARCIA | THE BAD NEWS BEARS

ERIC GARCIA is thrilled to be coming to NYSF (for the very first time) with his partner Brian Feinstein and The Bad News Bears! Eric is the creator, showrunner, and Executive Producer of the Netflix hit show KALEIDOSCOPE, which reached #1 in 180 countries and was seen by more than 50 million viewers in its first month on air. He is also a screenwriter, producer, and novelist, whose books have been published in 22 countries and translated into 15 languages, and he has been behind such books and films as the Ridley Scott-directed MATCHSTICK MEN; THE REPOSSESSION MAMBO and its film adaptation REPO MEN directed by Miguel Sapochnik; and the cult hit ANONYMOUS REX series. He produced the award-winning horror film THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE starring Brian Cox and was the writer and executive producer of STRANGE BUT TRUE, starring Amy Ryan, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley. 

 

Born in Miami and educated at Cornell University and the University of Southern California, he lives outside Los Angeles with his wife Sabrina, his children Bailey and Teddy, and more pets than are probably necessary.

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SHERRI EDEN BARDER | THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Sherri Eden Barber is a director, Artistic Director of Ricochet Collective, and Resident Director of HAMILTON (And Peggy Company). Recent productions: Tiny Beautiful Things with Nia Vardalos (Pasadena Playhouse), To Let Go and Fall (Theater Latté Da), Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution (Development on European Tour), Happily After Ever (Ricochet Collective – 59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), good friday (The Flea Theater), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Ricochet Collective – Teatro Circulo), Gordy Crashes(Ricochet Collective – IRT), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (The Flea), Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis(The Beckett), 24 Hour Plays on Broadway with Pablo Schreiber, Laverne Cox, and Melanie Griffith (American Airlines Theatre). Sherri is a recipient of The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Directors Fellowship, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award. RicochetCollective.com | SherriEdenBarber.me

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MAKULUMY ALEXANDER-HILLS | THE BAD NEWS BEARS

MAKULUMY ALEXANDER-HILLS is a music director, arranger, and pianist working in London and New York. Previous work includes Finding Neverland (ART), Triangle (TheatreWorks), The Man in the Ceiling (TheatreWorks), Violet on a bus (ART), Ragtime on Ellis Island, The Doll Maker's Gift (Rose Theater), and Nice Town, Normal People (Rhizome Theater Company). PhD Music Theory, Columbia University."

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MARISSA McMAHON | THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Marissa McMahon is a New York-based film producer, and founder of Kamala Films, an independent production company focused on the development of intelligent, emotionally resonant films that are both expansive and intimate.  

 

McMahon’s first feature, ANAMORPH, a psychological thriller starring Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman and Clea Duvall, premiered at the Milwaukee International Film Festival and screened at Cameraimage, the world's foremost festival for cinematography and visual storytelling. ANAMORPH was released theatrically by IFC.  

 

Most recently, McMahon produced Matthew Heineman’s gripping narrative feature debut, A PRIVATE WAR, a biopic based on Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article about slain war journalist Marie Colvin. Written by Arash Amel, stars Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan and Stanley Tucci and was nominated for two Golden Globe awards including Best Actress.

 

Kamala’s current slate of films include the following literary fiction and non-fiction adaptations: LOVE IS A GUN, the true, untold story of Bonnie and Clyde based on the best selling book, Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn, with Chloe Moretz and Jack O’Connell attached to star; Denis Johnson’s Pulitzer nominated novella, TRAIN DREAMS; Jennifer Banash’s SILENT ALARM; best-selling novel AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld; and influential Japanese manga, LONE WOLF AND CUB adapted by Andrew Kevin Walker and to be directed by Justin Lin.

 

 McMahon is actively involved with foundations that support the environment and literacy including The Surfrider Foundation, Global Education Fund, Good Start, and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of New York’s The Children’s Museum of Art and a founding partner of Global Power Of Literacy.

 

A lifelong bookworm and avid snowboarder, Marissa lives in New York City with her husband, Shane, and their three sons.

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LILY HOUGHTON | Playwright

Lily Houghton is a playwright born and raised in Manhattan. Her plays have been produced/developed at MCC Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Stage and Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea Theater, NYU, Seattle Repertory Theater, New Harmony Project, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, Normal Ave, Yale, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Jermyn Street Theatre in London as well as dozens of colleges throughout the country. She has won two Sloan Foundation Science Grants, the Elizabeth George Grant and is the recipient of Launch Commission from the Atlantic Theater Company. She has been a proud member of the Obie Award winning Youngblood playwrights group since she was twenty-two. She is a member of NYTW’s Usual Suspects and sits on the board of The New Harmony Project. Just announced: Lily is one of the winners of 2023 Relentless Award from The American Playwriting Foundation. Lily’s first feature, which was an adaptation of her stage plays, just landed in the top ten scripts of the 2023 Black List. Diablo Cody and Mason Novack will produce the film. Lily is currently adapting another one of her plays for Plan B Entertainment. In television, Lily currently has projects in development with Dakota and Elle Fanning's Lewellen, Mark Gordon, Chernin, AMC Studios, Gia Coppola’s Detour, Utopia, Elliot Page’s Pageboy, and Amazon with Blake Lively's B for Effort. Lily’s scripted podcast with Audible and Temple Hill was just ordered to series. Gia Coppola will direct.

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MAYA SHORE | Epstein Fellow

Maya Shore (she/her) is a rising senior at Barnard College. She is a director, playwright, and production assistant based in New York City. She is passionate about theatre that looks the audience in the eye and experiments with technical ingenuity in every inch of available space. A selection of her past work includes Humble Boy (Director, Columbia University Players) and There Runs a Mouse (Playwright and Director, Columbia University Players). Maya is this year's recipient of the Dasha Epstein Fellowship. 

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