Padraic Lillis (Director) has worked on Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway, Tony Award winning Regional Theaters, as well as Off-Off Broadway. Last year he was awarded the NY IT Award for Outstanding Diretion for his production of Lindsay Joy’s Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, Overall Excellence Award from NY International Fringe Festival for production of Lee Kaplan’s Bully, and was named an Indie Theater Person of the Year. This year he was inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.
Most recently he was a Geva Theatre Directirn fellow in residence at SUNY Brockport. Other solo shows he has directed are Adina Taubman’s award winning A Line In The Sand (a documentary show about Columbine), Kelly Kinsella’s When Thoughts Attack, he also co-wrote with Kelly Kinsella How To Do A One Person Show, and he wrote and performs his own solo show How To Survive Crack Addiction.
He is also a published playwright with Dramatist Play Services and Indie Theater Now. Padraic was awarded the Dayton Hudson Distinguished Artist Fellowship. He is a member of Labyrinth Theater Company, the Founder and Artistic Director of The Farm Theater, and a life long Yankee fan. www.padraiclillis.com
Katy Atwell (Lighting Design) - New York Design Credits include: Importance of Being Earnest and A Christmas Carol (Titan Theater Co); Trail of Crumbs at Access Theatre and The National Theater of Luxembourg (Circle Theatre of New York); A Happy End at Abingdon Theatre; The Erlkings at The Beckett at Theater Row. She is currently the Assistant Lighting Director for the New York City Ballet. MFA: Boston University. www.KatwellDesign.com
Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design) has written music in a wide variety of styles for a wide variety of media. His works have been played in such venues as Lincoln Center, Fordham University, The Public Theater, off-Broadway at Theatre Row, 59E59, La Mama, HERE, the Ohio Theatre, Theater for the New City, Expanded Arts, and the New York International Fringe Festival, where he was a 2000 "Excellence" Award Winner.
Recent projects have included the original musicals Charlie Chang and the Mysterious Salami (which won the "Golden Pineapple" award for "worst musical" as part of the 2008 Bad Musicals Festival), The Green Manifesto, and Ripcords (with book and lyrics by Anne Berlin); Kabbalah and Mountain Jews with the Jewish Theater of New York; music direction and sound installation for a multi-media performance project in Werdenberg, Switzerland; sound design for several productions at Luna Stage (Montclair, NJ) and at the Terry Schreiber Acting Studio (including Balm in Gilead, a 2011 NYIT Award Nominee for Sound Design and Winner for Outstanding Production of a Play); scores for the Drama League's Directors Fest and the Chekhov Now! Festival; and the dance score Taro for the Mariana Bekerman Dance Company at the Joyce Theatre in SOHO. www.andycomusic.com
Lea Umberger (Set & Costume Design) works as a Production Designer, Costume Designer and Art Director for the theatre, film, televison and commercials. Recent projects have taken her across the country designing sets for the upcoming production of Underneath the Lintel at Geva Theatre in Rochester. Lea has also been named the new Resident Designer (Set and Costume) for Alchemy Theatre Company in NYC. While building her freelance design career, Lea has continued her work with HSN as the Senoir Stylist for Home Fashions - a job that has her working with clients including Colin Cowie, John Robshaw , Nate Berkus, Rosanna Inc., Cottage Collection, Highgate Manor and Carleton Varney.
Lea received her MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts- Graduate Design for Stage and Film, where she received the Oliver Smith Design Scholarship (2002) awarded for excellence in set and costume design. She taught costume design and history for three years at SUNY New Paltz (2003-2005). www.leaumbergerdesigns.com
Gabriela Gowdie (Desinger & Stage Manger) is a graduate from Manhattanville College with a B.A. in Theatre and Education who wears many “hats.” As a performer, her most recent credit has been Eleanor in The House of Atreus at Art House Productions; favorite past credits include Elmire (Tartuffe), Heidi Holland (The Heidi Chronicles), and Jaques (As You Like It) at Manhattanville College. As an educator, she has just joined Inside Broadway’s team of Teaching Artists for the 2015-2016 academic year. As a director, she oversees and stars in a YouTube web series with co-founder Bryant Lewis at O-Kaos Productions. And finally, as a stage manager, her first production, the Spring Dance Concert 2013 at Manhattanville College, has brought her to manage The Wild Party (St. Peter’s University), the Your Move Modern Dance Festival (Art House Productions), and now the TEDx Conference in Jersey City. She is very excited to be involved with this production and its many professionals. firstname.lastname@example.org