Timothy Haskell (Director) directed the Paris Hilton spoof I Love Paris by Doug Fields at the Blue Heron Arts Center. At 10 months and counting, it is the the longest-running show in the theatre's history. Tim also directed the comedy Corporate Rock by Will Bennett at the Blue Heron. He is perhaps best known for creating and directing the recent cult hit Road House: The Stage Play, which transferred from Off-Off Broadway to Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in 2002. Tim also is the creator of the annual Halloween Adventure Haunted House. He owns Publicity Outfitters, a theatrical press agency.
Will Bennett (Producer) owns and runs Gorilla Productions. Last year, he wrote and produced the critically acclaimed Off-Off-Broadway play Corporate Rock, which ran at the Blue Heron Arts Center. Will earned his M.F.A. in Fiction at the University of Virginia, and his Masters in Writing for Performance at the University of London. He would like to thank his director Timothy Haskell and the cast and crew for all their hard work on Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy.
Vincent Olivieri (Sound Designer) is pleased to re-partner with Gorilla Productions, with whom he worked on last summer's Corporate Rock. Off-Broadway credits include Omnium-Gatherum and The God Botherers. Mr. Olivieri recently sound-designed the world premiere of August Wilson's Radio Golf at Yale Rep. Other regional credits include three seasons as resident sound designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and productions at Baltimore Center Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Syracuse Stage, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Amaryllis Theatre Company, and The Juilliard School. Mr. Olivieri is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Designer) Off-Broadway design credits include: Orson's Shadow, Eat The Taste, Bug (Barrow Street Theater); Counsellor-At-Law (Peccadillo); Hiroshima Maiden (St. Ann's Warehouse); Carnival Knowledge, Underneath the Lintel (SoHo Playhouse); The Night Heron, Dublin Carol, Mojo (Atlantic Theater); Refuge (Playwrights Horizons); My Marriage To Ernest Borgnine (Vineyard Theater). Regional credits include: O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Center Stage, OR); My Fair Lady (Syracuse Stage, NY); The Lion In Winter (Portland Stage Company, ME); The Piano Lesson (Madison Rep, WI); Ghosts (Shakespeare Theater, Washington DC); Good Person of New Haven, and The Shoulder (both at Long Wharf Theater, CT). Tyler is a recipient of the 2004 Lucille Lortel Award and a Village Voice OBIE Award for his lighting design for the Off-Broadway production of Bug.
Paul Smityhman (Scenic Designer) is the co-artistic director of The Interart Development Series which develops new theatre works such as Cage Dancers, D'ya Know What I Mean, Bad Women, Evolution, Studio Sessions, Ruin Those Pretty Hands, The Memory of Love's Refrain, What the Moon Saw, Timsloft, Les Artistes, Small Bodies, and Misogamy. Paul works as a director, designer, performer and author. His own projects included Beyond The Killing Act, Dig The Dirt, Richard III for President, The Gullcatchers, Punch and Judy, Triggers, The Memory of Love's Refrain, Lapis Blue Blood Red, and Cerebral Events. Paul has worked with director Timothy Haskell on Corporate Rock
and Road House.
Faye Armon (Prop Designer) is ecstatic to be working with such a brilliant group! Her theatrical credits include: Bug (OBIE-Design Team), Corporate Rock, Night Sings It's Song, Open Heart, Double Sophia, Wordsworth, Thunderbird, Big Love, Women on Fire, Happy Days, None of the Above, Belly: 3 Shorts, Anna Bella Eema, Sixteen Wounded, Out of Sterno, Slag Heap, Urgent Fury, Romeo & Juliet, 99 Histories, Strange Attractors, Allegory of Painting, Blood Orange, Concertina's Rainbow, and Fuente. Faye was art director of Discovery Home & Leisure's Cookin' In Brooklyn, and prop designer for the film JIHAD!
Wendy Meiling Yang (Costume Designer) is pleased and excited to be designing costumes for Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Recent endeavors include David Neuman's Hansel und Gretel at NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing (beautiful dancing college students in burlap), costuming the staff of APT for the Halloween Pigalle party (1970's meets 1890's), a spooky haunted room in the House of Hell, assistant costume design and stitching for Big Dance Theatre, and production design work on the short film The Pied Piper of Manhattan. In addition to designing, making, and selling clothes, Wendy is also co-founder and manager of Red Humor Salon, an artist's performance, rehearsal, and workspace in East Williamsburg. www.redhumorsalon.com.
Rebeca Ramirez (Dance Director) obtained her B.F.A. in Theater from the University of California at Los Angeles in Theater. A Brooklyn-based dance director, her work has been produced by NADA 45, The Hudson Guild Theater, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Museo del Barrio, SoHo Think Tank, Queens Theater Company and the Barrow Street Theater. She is currently co-artistic director of BigBangGroup, a theater company that addresses cultural issues through journalistic documentation and collaboration with artists from a variety of disciplines
Rod Kinter (Fight Director) has been the resident fight director of New York City Opera (NYCO) since 1995. Recent credits include the New York premier of Dead Man Walking, Il Trittico, Lucia de Lamermoor, and Porgy and Bess, which was televised on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center in March of 2002. Other NYCO credits include: Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Of Mice and Men, Carmen, Love for Three Oranges, and Mathis der Mahler. Mr Kinter has also staged fights for Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, New Jersey State Opera and San Diego Opera. He is a regular instructor with Swordplay!, a Manhattan-based stage combat teaching organization.
Cris Buchner (General Manager) is general manager of the Barrow Street Theatre as well as Off-Broadway play Orson's Shadow, which opened to rave reviews on March 13 and received Best Play nominations from the Lortel and Drama League Awards. She recently served as general manager of Eat the Taste and was company manager of the long-running Off-Broadway play BUG.
Mitch (our Lawyer) is lead council for Stratton, Baker and Marshall Venture Capital LLC. Mitch has a J.D./M.B.A. in corporate law and finance from Harvard. Mitch craps bigger than you. He once conducted an eight-hour conference call in a limo to Vegas without ever having to go to the bathroom. He commands a virtual armada of associates with similarly impressive degrees, and a closet full of meticulously starched shirts which he wears with the collar flipped up. Mitch isn't afraid to get medieval on your ass. He has Red Bull for breakfast, power sets at the gym for lunch, and zero-carb beer for dinner. If you attempt to sue us, Mitch will root you out of your hole and destroy you.