Playwright / Co-Creator
Paula Vogel is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre in close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Indecent was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2013 and has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and the Vineyard Theatre. Her play How I Learned To Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second Obie Award. Other plays include Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004-05, she was the playwright in residence at New York’s Signature Theatre. TCG has published four books of her work: "The Mammary Plays," "The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays," "The Long Christmas Ride Home," and "A Civil War Christmas." Most recent awards include the Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the American College Theatre Festival in 2003, and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, given annually by the Vineyard Theatre since 2007. Ms. Vogel won the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Obie for Best Play in 1992, the Rhode Island Pell Award in the Arts, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim, an AT&T New Plays Award, the Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the McKnight Fellowship, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was recently awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Double UCross Colony, as well as Yaddo. She has taught for 24 years at Brown University and for five years at Yale School of Drama where she was the Eugene O’Neill Professor of Playwriting. She is honored by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Quiara Hudes, who is curating the Paula Vogel Mentors Project.
Director / Co-Creator
Select Off-Broadway: How To Transcend A Happy Marriage and The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge (LCT3); Familiar by Danai Gurira, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (CSC); Orpheus (NYCO); Dark Sisters (MTG/Gotham); Menopausal Gentleman (The Ohio). Regional includes productions at Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter, Woolly Mammoth. Rebecca is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. tre Company), the world premieres of Familiar by Danai Gurira and David Adjmi’s The Evildoers and Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.
DAVID DORFMAN Choreographer
David Dorfman and David Dorfman Dance have toured the world since 1987, most recently to Greece – and Armenia, Turkey and Tajikistan via DanceMotion USA/US State Department/Brooklyn Academy of Music, where DDD has appeared in the Next Wave Festival. David has received NEA’s, a Guggenheim, a “Bessie” and a “Barrymore” (Green Violin, Rebecca Taichman). He is honored to work with Rebecca again and with Paula Vogel and this incredible cast. Look for DDD’s Aroundtown in 2017. daviddorfmandance.org
Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Rep productions of Indecent. Broadway: The Gin Game; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change (also Royal National Theater, London); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (also National Tour, Old Vic London); Topdog/Underdog (Royal Court); Bells Are Ringing; Parade (directed by Hal Prince; Tony and Drama Desk nominations); Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (also National Tour, Japan) and The Tempest. Recent: Grounded directed by Julie Taymor, The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Public); La Mouette (Cour d’Honneur, Palais des Papes, Avignon Festival); Abigail’s Party (Oslo National Theatre); The Dead (The Abbey Theatre); King Lear (TFANA). He has designed over 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally. Faculty: SUNY Purchase.
Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Oh, Hello On Broadway, If/Then, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway, she has designed multiple productions for Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, The Public, Lincoln Center, The Roundabout, MTC, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC and more. Regionally, her work has been seen at La Jolla Playhouse, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theater Festival, Shakespeare Theater DC, The Goodman, CTG, Long Wharf, and Santa Fe Opera. Upcoming: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Santa Fe Opera).
Broadway: The Last Ship, Rocky (Tony nomination), Superior Donuts, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Well, Awake and Sing! (Tony nomination), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Awards), and Seven Guitars (Tony nomination) among others. Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers, Kaos, Garden of Earthly Delights (revival), and Belle Epoche. Other NY: Atlantic, Manhattan Theater Club, NYTW, Public, and Roundabout. Recent Opera: St Louis, Santa Fe, Washington National, Wexford.
Credits: The Royale (Lincoln Center Theater, Old Globe); Indecent (La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Vineyard); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (ART, Ars Nova, Kazino); Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Stage Kiss, 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Marie Antoinette (ART, Yale Rep, SoHo Rep); Three Pianos (NYTW, ART); The Human Scale (The Public); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); How We Got On, Death Tax, A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival); Hammock and Blueprints of Relentless Nature (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange). As a company member of The TEAM, Matt has designed Roosevelvis, The Holler Sessions, Waiting for You on the Corner Of…, Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, and A Thousand Natural Shocks. B.A. in Philosophy from Xavier University.
Broadway: The Crucible, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Lazarus, Indecent, King Lear, Distracted, The Little Foxes, Liberty City, Kaos, Beast, The Misanthrope, Lush Valley, Sounding, Futura, Corpus Exquisitus, A Dog and Pony Show. Regional: Indecent, Swimming in March, Pop! International: Hamlet, Kings of War, Antigone, The Damned, The Fountainhead, Cries and Whispers, Antonioni Project, Mourning Becomes Electra, Angels in America, Husbands, Roman Tragedies. Opera: Exterminating Angel, Between Worlds, Mazeppa, Idomeneo, Brokeback Mountain, Macbeth.
LISA GUTKIN & AARON HALVA
Co-Composer / Co-Music Director
Lisa Gutkin is the Grammy Award-winning violinist, singer and songwriter of the Klezmatics. She played in Sting’s The Last Ship, had a cameo appearance in “Sex and the City,” and is a MacDowell Fellow. Lisa appears on hundreds of recordings including From Here On In, a CD of her original songs produced by John Lissauer, and Play Klezmer Fiddle!, an instructional DVD. She has co-authored songs with Woody Guthrie, Anne Sexton, and Maggie Dubris, and composed for symphony orchestra, dance, and film.
Aaron Halva is honored to make his Broadway debut strapped to an accordion. Off-Broadway/Regional: Servant of Two Masters (Theatre For a New Audience, Yale Rep, Guthrie, ArtsEmerson, STC, Seattle Rep), A Doctor In Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep), The Moliere Impromptu (Trinity Rep). TV/Film: “Wall Street II”. 2016 Connecticut Critic’s Circle Award for Musical Direction and Composition. Aaron directed the Latin music group nu guajiro playing tres (Cuban guitar) for over two decades.
JOHN MILLER Music Coordinator
Over 100 Broadway shows. Recent: Hello, Dolly!; Miss Saigon; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; ...The Great Comet of 1812; A Bronx Tale; Holiday Inn; Waitress; Something Rotten!; Les Misérables; Beautiful; Jersey Boys. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, Michael Jackson, BB King, Bette Midler. His album Stage Door Johnny-John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics. www.johnmillerbass.com
RICK SORDELET Fight Director
He and his son, Christian Kelly-Sordelet are creators of Sordelet Inc, a combat company bringing over 30 years of action movement to the New York City theatrical community. Sordelet INC has 68 Broadway credits including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Eclipsed, and Bright Star. They have 65 first-class production credits in hundreds of cities on five continents including Ben Hur Live (Rome, European Tour) and four international and national tours currently running. Recent: The New York Spectacular for Radio City Music Hall and three operas for Santa Fe Opera. They are stunt coordinators on over 1,000 episodes of television and for numerous feature films. Rick is a board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and author of the play Buried Treasure. He is also the author of the upcoming film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea produced by Fox and directed by Bryan Singer. www.sordeletink.com
Selected Broadway/Off-Broadway: Present Laughter; The Price; Man From Nebraska; The Dead; Heisenberg; Love, Love, Love; Shining City; Incognito; Long Day's Journey Into Night; Hold on to Me Darling; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Outside Mullingar; The Winslow Boy; Once; Beautiful; Jersey Boys; Tribes; The 39 Steps; The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Selected films/TV: Spotlight, "Bull," "The Americans," Across the Universe, Bernard and Doris.
Patrick Shea and Chris Smith (Smitty) together on Indecent, Roman Holiday, Kinky Boots NY/National Tour/Korea/Toronto/Japan/Australia, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Chaplin, Elf, August: Osage County NY & Tour, Brooklyn. Previously, Smitty also did Wonderland, Legally Blonde Tour, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Evita, Catch Me If You Can, A Behanding in Spokane, Tale of Two Cities, Xanadu Japan, Times They Are A Changin’, Soccer Moms, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Legally Blonde NY & Tour, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, AIDA, Imaginary Friends, Def Poetry Jam, Disney’s Berlin Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Capeman, Show Boat, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Production Stage Manager
Broadway: Jitney, All the Way, A Time to Kill, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Stones in His Pockets, Bells Are Ringing, The Capeman. 18 productions at the Public Theatre, 14 productions of Shakespeare in the Park, also numerous Off-Broadway, regional and international productions.
TARA RUBIN CASTING
Select Broadway: Cats, Sunset Boulevard, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, How to Succeed..., A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Sundance Theatre Lab, Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe.
DARYL ROTH Producer
Daryl Roth holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony); Clybourne Park (2012 Tony); How I Learned to Drive; Proof (2001 Tony); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit. The proud recipient of ten Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, her over 100 award-winning productions include: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony, 2016 Olivier); Absolute Brightness; Buyer & Cellar; Caroline, or Change; Curtains; A Delicate Balance; The Front Page; Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia (2002 Tony); The Humans (2016 Tony); It Shoulda Been You; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony); Shuffle Along; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; (2016 Tony); War Horse (2011 Tony); Wiesenthal; and The Year of Magical Thinking. Spring 2017: Groundhog Day; Hello, Dolly!; Indecent; Present Laughter; and Sunset Boulevard. Love to Steven, my wonderful family, Louie, Lucy & Leo ever in my heart. www.DarylRothProductions.com.
ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN
Broadway productions include Well, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat, Copenhagen, A View from the Bridge, Dracula, Elephant Man, Morning’s at Seven, Mass Appeal, Amadeus, Home, Piaf, Rose, Leader of the Pack, Stepping Out, Orpheus Descending. With Royal Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, All’s Well That Ends Well and Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Good, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sherlock Holmes, London Assurance. With James M. Nederlander: My Fat Friend, Otherwise Engaged, Habeas Corpus, The Dresser. Off-Broadway: Beckett/Albee, The Play About the Baby, Three Tall Women. West End: Three Tall Women, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, The Unexpected Man and The Three Sisters.
CODY LASSEN Producer
Cody Lassen is a Tony-nominated producer and live entertainment consultant, most recently represented on Broadway by Significant Other, Spring Awakening, and Macbeth. Upcoming productions include Untitled #4 and The Australian Theatre Company’s Holding the Man. In addition to producing his own projects, Cody consults for producers, theatres and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows for the best chance of financial and critical success. He serves on the board of NY’s Vineyard Theatre and previously oversaw marketing efforts for Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group and its three theatres: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. More at codylassen.com