We Received a Grant from Off Broadway Angels!

offbroadwayangelsWe are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Off Broadway Angels. The small foundation, dedicated to supporting theater groups that make new and unique contributions to the New York theater community, has awarded Pipeline $3,000 to be put toward the design of our upcoming production of The Gray Man (September – October, 2015, Walker Space).

Off Broadway Angels was formed by interested theater-goers, who served on boards of not-for-profit, Off Broadway theaters. The founders saw the need for creating a small foundation which would fund developmental work, whether done by smaller theater companies or organized around a creation of specific theatrical production.

 

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Work with Pipeline This Summer!

Pipeline Theatre Company is currently seeking artistic interns for Summer 2015! Interested candidates should reside in New York and be available from June 1st – August 30th, 8-15 hours per week. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a passion for big imaginative theater.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Read and report on play submissions (minimum of 4 plays per week);
  • Stage Manage two play readings for our Bonfire Series (July 9-19);
  • Research performance venues for our Matchstick Series;
  • Attend readings/performances on behalf of Pipeline;
  • Special Projects

This is a volunteer position, but can be used for school credit, if desired.

To Apply:

Please complete our application (PDF) and send with resume to jobs@pipelinetheatre.org. We encourage you to review our ABOUT page before completing your application.

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We’ve Received a Grant from ART/New York!

artny_logolowWe are pleased to announce that we have just received a $1,500 grant from the Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York (A.R.T./New York). The funds received through this grant will support our upcoming production of The Gray Man (September – October, 2015, Walker Space).

Created in 1993, the Fund offers yearly general operating grants to New York City theater companies with annual operating budgets under $100,000. The Fund was created in honor of Nancy Quinn, one time A.R.T./New York board member and former Artistic Director of Young Playwrights, Inc. Ms. Quinn showed tremendous respect for the voices of the next generation of artists and was committed to fostering the work of new, emerging, and small theatre companies.

View full list of grant recipients

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Desert, Drink, and Entertainement

The Pipeline Gala is right around the corner (this coming Monday, March 23), and we’re pleased to present this year an absolutely lush offering of food, drink, & entertainment. See below for more details.

Advance sales close this Sunday at 11:59PM. Price increase at the door. Why pay more if you don’t have to? Get your tickets now!

Featuring Performances From

Your Host,
Willy Appelman

Proximity*
by Jeremy Wine | directed by Jesse Thurston
featuring Meagan Kensil & Erik Olson

The Gray Man*
by Andrew Farmer | directed by Andrew Neisler
original score by Mike Brun & Chris Ryan

Noah Garabedian Trio
featuring Noah Garabedian, Troy Roberts, & Fabio Ragnelli

*NOTE: Proxmity & The Gray Man performances will be presented in the early portion of the evening for Gold Sponsor level ticket buyers.

Sweets & Libations to Your Heart’s Content

Goodies provided by Baked, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, and Bottino.

Our open bar features prosecco provided by Mionetto, wine provided by Malcolm & Leora Siegel, beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and a specialty whiskey cocktail provided by our dear friends at Tirado Distillery.

 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get those tickets now.

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Announcing Our Next Mainstage

This September, as the greens turn to reds and the air begins to crisp, we’ll unveil our most haunting and devilish show to date. Pipeline will present our 13th mainstage production with Andrew Farmer’s THE GRAY MAN.

But you don’t have to wait until September to get a taste. Join us at our Gala on March 23 at 7PM with a Gold Sponsor level ticket and get an exclusive preview of this world premiere event.

Gold a bit too rich for your blood but still want to celebrate with us? In honor of this big announcement we’re taking $5 off the cost of Silver ticket entry. For the next 48 hours, enter the code grayman and get tickets as low as $20. Offer expires at midnight on this coming Friday the 13th.

THE GRAY MAN

written by Andrew Farmer
directed by Andrew Neisler
original score by Mike Brun & Chris Ryan

September 24 – October 18, 2015
Walker Space | 46 Walker Street

The Gray Man isn’t real. He’s a ghost story, a boogeyman mothers make up tales about to keep their children safe. A grieving young man named Simon listens to these bedtime stories outside his apartment window and yearns to leave the city he’s so afraid of. But when he meets a little girl with an old soul who speaks of missing children, Simon can’t help but feel trapped in his tenement house, where a familiar shadow waits in the darkness.

Creative Team Bios

Farmer updatedAndrew Farmer (playwright) is an actor, playwright, storyteller and member of the playwriting faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of Drama. Recent written work includes The Gray Man (HERE Arts dir. Andrew Neisler), The Fall of Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (Williamstown Theater Festival, dir. Annie Tippe), Our Farm (Fresh Ground Pepper, dir. Andrew Neisler), Finn The Fearless (Ars Nova, dir. Andrew Scoville), Southern Gothic (NYU, dir. Kent Nicholson and Hands (Best New Play, Southeast Theater Conference.) He’s a member of Ars Nova’s Uncharted musical development program and a recipient of their Project Residency through his written and performative work in I Heard Sex Noises: A Glimpse at Gardening On Roosevelt Island. He’s also a recipient of The Rhinebeck Writing Fellowship and an artist residency at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and a member of both Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGroup and Smith and Tinker at HERE Arts. Recent performance credits include Clown Bar (Pipeline/The Box, dir. Andrew Neisler) for which he received a New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, The Universe Is A Small Hat (Babycastles, dir. Sarah Benson), and the workshop of There’s a House by Shaina Taub and Kim Rosenstock (York Theater, dir. Carolyn Cantor). His storytelling has been featured on Fuck! I’m In My Twenties, Scary People Scaring People and The Moth’s Sudden Owl Series. BFA:NYU.

881fb034-d4dd-4477-b597-a900a11fa41eAndrew Neisler is a Georgia-raised, now Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director. Recent directing credits include Drama Desk nominated Charlatan (Ars Nova), Streepshow! Episode 1 (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), Game Play (Ars Nova), Byuioo (Pipeline Theatre Company, Gym at Judson), The Gray Man (HERE), Shoot the Freak (Not Just 3 New Plays, Paradise Factory), Golden Baby: Good Point! (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), Tape (Strasberg Institute), Clown Bar (original Pipeline production, NY Times’ Critics Pick), Folk Wandering (Ars Nova/Joe’s Pub), and Bebe Zahara Benet’s Creature (XL Cabaret). Andrew is the 2014 Director-in-Residence at Ars Nova. He is a co-Founder/co-Director of Fresh Ground Pepper (fgpnyc.com) and the Artistic Director of Political Subversities (politicalsubversities.com). Directing Faculty, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. Graduate of NYU/Tisch.

413380a5-ce72-4e56-aedd-13bc3ec15737Mike Brun (composer/music director) is a musical chameleon known for the wide range of his projects. Recent theater performance credits include: Music Director and Onstage Musician for Mr. Burns at Playwrights Horizons (Drama League nomination); Onstage Musician & Co-Arranger for Old Hats at American Conservatory Theater; Onstage Musician for The Tempest at American Repertory Theater. He is a frequent sideman to such acts as Kate Davis and Jacob Snider, and is one third of the Shaina Taub Trio. A composer himself, Brun’s latest album little blues features five of his most hypnotic songs to date. Most recently, Brun is working on a trilogy of plays called Bull’s Hollow, which tracks the loneliest whale in the world and the isolated society that lives inside his belly. Brun is developing Bull’s Hollow as a commissioned work for Ars Nova, with his co-conceivers director Andrew Neisler and playwright Jaclyn Backhaus. Neisler, Backhaus, and Brun are also currently in the Civilians Research & Development Group as they develop Bull’s Hollow. Brun is an alumnus of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. www.mikebrun.com

Chris Ryan b&w watermarkChris Ryan (composer/music director) is a Billboard charted composer and pianist specializing in original scores for film, television and theatre. Credits include LOST: Music from the Island for Solo Piano (produced by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino), The Sunshine Shop (Cannes Court Métrage), The Gray Man (dir. Andrew Neisler), The Fall of the Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (dir. Annie Tippe). Frequent collaborators include New York-based artistic development company Fresh Ground Pepper and sketch comedy group Gentlemen Party. His work has received two Golden Reel nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors. www.chrisryanmusic.com. Photo by Bailey Carr.

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Take Something Home with You

Come to our Annual Gala on March 23 and have the chance to go home with any of the following STUPENDOUS, FANTABULOUS, REMARKABLE, absolutely MAGNIFICENT items.

The “Ultimate Halloween Costume” Pack

Custom Designed Halloween Costume by Heather McDevitt Barton
Costume Designer Heather McDevitt Barton will sketch, design, and build a custom Halloween costume to your unique interests and specifications! Steampunk Queen of Hearts. Victorian Tail Coats and Top Hats. Harley Quinn, but in a tutu. Whatever your gorgeous heart desires to be for Halloween, Heather will personally sketch you (in costume), design, construct, fit, and tailor it for you! Value: $375

The “Become a Master-Brewer” Pack

Introductory Equipment Kit from Brooklyn Homebrew
Are you in love with microbrew beer and looking to take the next step? Brooklyn Homebrew’s Introductory Equipment Kit provides you with all the essentials to brew from the comfort of your own kitchen. The kit is perfect for beginners who just wanna test the waters, and is fully expandable in case you get hooked and want to move onto more complex beers. Value: $99

The “Get that Star Treatment” Pack

An at Home Make-Up Session with Dana Rae
Dana Rae Ashburn is a creative beauty professional with experience ranging from New York’s top models, Broadway talent, and the cities top trend setters. Dana is dedicated to making women feel unique and bringing out their natural beauty! As for you? She’ll come directly to your house to get you ready for your next big event/party/wedding/first date. Treat yo’self! Value: $100

The “Heal Your Body” Pack

One hour chiropractic, body work, or movement coaching
Whether you have new pain, ongoing issues or just need some stress relief, George Russell, D.C. will combine techniques to treat you to an incredibly rewarding chiropractic, body work, or movement coaching session. The central focus is on supporting the functional, personal, professional and spiritual goals of you, the well-deserving patient. Value: $275

The “Back to School” Pack

GMAT, GRE or LSAT Prep Course
Going back to school? Get the preparation you need from Manhattan Prep! Their comprehensive approach and incredible teachers will help you get the score you want. Choose from GMAT, GRE, or LSAT prep course! Value: Up to $1590

The “Ars Nova Super Fan” Pack

Ars Nova Duo Membership
Grab your bae or your bestie and get ready. The Mighty Nova Soul Mate Duo membership includes 2 all-access passes to EVERY SHOW at Ars Nova for a whole year! You get the flexibility of booking tickets for Ars Nova shows whenever it fits into your schedule, with the added benefit of exclusive early booking. Also includes fun goodies like free drinks and t-shirts and half-price tickets for all of your friends! Value: $250

The “Workout that Changes You” Pack

Flywheel Sports 5 Class Package
Flywheel indoor cycling and barre classes challenge you to transform your body and have fun doing it. Feel the burn with your choice of 5 Flywheel or Flybarre classes at one of their many NYC locations! Trust us, this isn’t your mother’s spin class. Value: $165

The “Get Camera Ready” Pack

Acting Coaching with Jessica Frey
Ready for your close-up? Let Pipeline-favorite Jessica Frey (Clown Bar, BYUIOO, Giant Killer Slugs) get you camera ready with one of two coaching packages. If you’re prepping for pilot season, join up with her on-camera auditioning technique class. (2 sessions, 4 hours each) Or take advantage of one-on-one coaching sessions, either on-camera or off! (3 sessions, 1 hour each) Jessica is a 5+ year teacher at the Atlantic Acting School, and private acting coach. Her classes are low-pressure, fun and educational, and are offered monthly on a rolling basis. Value: $100 – $225

The “Let’s Get Physical” Pack

Personal Training & Nutrition with Dan Tracy
This package includes six personal training sessions with Pipeline’s own Dan Tracy (Clown Bar, BYUIOO). Dan is an NSCA certified personal trainer who has worked at Equinox, Hanson Fitness, and manages his own private training business, with a passion for nutrition and strength work. He has worked with clients ranging in age from six to seventy-eight years old and ranging in experience from weekend warriors to Division 1 college athletes. Note: Each session is 50-75 minutes. Must be used 2 per week for three consecutive weeks, and redeemed by December 31, 2015. Value: $360

The Atlantic Theater Company Pack

Two Tickets to GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company
by RAJIV JOSEPH, directed by AMY MORTON
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal — an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty, and duty, and changes them forever. Winner will receieve a pair of tickets to this exciting World Premiere play! Atlantic welcomes celebrated playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) with a bold and surprising new piece, directed by Tony nominee Amy Morton (August: Osage County). (Runs May 20-June 28) Value: $130

The “Boy, These Books Are Stunning” Pack

Three Gorgeous Coffee Table Books from Abrams: Hollywood Costumes by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Tintin: The Art of Hergé by Michel Daubert, and The Art of Maurice Sendak by Tony Kushner and Selma G. Lanes
Here at Pipeline, we believe in celebrating the imagination, and these three beautiful objects from Abrams Books will add artistry to even the saddest IKEA coffee table. Explore the majesty of Hollywood Costume, featuring the most beloved costume designs from the past 100 years of Hollywood films. Or dive head-first into the world of Tintin with a collection of photographs, original plates, and ephemera, offering fresh insight into the story behind this iconic character. Or get wild with Maurice Sendak in this collection of illustrations and essays spanning his sixty-year career, and whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world. Value: $150

The New York Theater Workshop Pack

Two Tickets to FOREVER at New York Theater Workshop
Created and Performed by DAEL ORLANDERSMITH, Directed by NEEL KELLER
Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) returns to the Workshop with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris – the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. Inspired at the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith gives a gripping account of the legacy she inherited from her mother – one of bitterness, abuse, beauty and art. Winner will receive a pair of tickets to this innovative new piece. (Runs April 22-May 31). Value: $150

The “Sharpen Those Comedic Chops” Pack

Level One Improv Class at The Magnet
Start sharpening those comedic chops of yours at a Level One Improv class! In Level One, students will get onstage immediately and explore the fundamental principles of improvisation. Sessions are designed so students will build a strong foundation as a confident performer. You will amaze yourself with your newfound skills at the class graduation performance in front of friends and family. This show is always fun and usually the highlight of most people’s lives. At the Magnet Theater, all they need is one suggestion from the audience. And you! Value: $399

The “Master of Anything” Pack

$40 Gift Certificate to Brooklyn Brainery
Looking to brush up on literally anything under the sun? Brooklyn Brainery is your one stop shop for classes in anything and everything. A smattering of their current offerings includes: The Biology of Mental Illness, Screenwriting 101, The Art of Oral Sex, Design Thinking Bootcamp, American Sign Language, Introduction to Sushi Making, and so so so much more. Classes range from $5- $75). Value: $40

The “Let’s Have a Classy Date” Pack

Dinner for Two at Bottino
Just steps from the vibrant West Chelsea gallery scene, Bottino has been an art world dining institution since 1996, offering classic and eclectic Tuscan Italian cooking and a boutique wine selection. There’s even a beautiful patio and garden; perfect for a springtime dinner date! Value: $75

The “So Delicious It Could Kill You” Pack

$150 Gift Certificate to STK
I’m gonna throw some words at you: Parmesan Truffle Fries. Shrimp Rice Krispies. Sweet Corn Pudding. Steak. Are you sold yet? Grab a group and head over to STK Downtown with this $150 gift certificate. This flagship location in the Meatpacking District artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge. The restaurant’s signature DNA includes a large central lounge area surrounded by an elevated dining room with DJs creating an energetic vibe. Executive Chef Joel Harrington mans the kitchen of the four floor venue that also includes STK Rooftop, for when it finally thaws around here. Value: $150

The “Put Something Beautiful in Your Home” Pack

Vase from Wunderwurks
Tony Wurman is the founder and artist behind the Wunderwurks Design studio in New York City, creating hand-crafted design from alternative materials. Wurman is a classically trained industrial designer and glass blower. He blends art and alchemy to yield objects with the luminescence and reflective qualities of glass, but with the resilience and flexibility of rubber. Value: $100

The “THE GRAY MAN Night Out” Pack

Two Front-Row Tickets to The Gray Man and a $50 Gift Certificate to Anejo
Get the Pipeline VIP treatment! This package will get you a fantastic pre-show tapas dinner at Anejo, and a pair the best seats in the house for our next mainstage production, THE GRAY MAN by Andrew Farmer, directed by Andrew Neisler (Sept 24-Oct 15). Make sure you choose your date wisely; this is our most haunting and devilish show to date! Value: $100

The “Let’s Have a Tea Party” Pack

Afternoon Tea for Two at Alice’s Tea Cup
Channel your inner Mad Hatter with an afternoon out at one of NYC’s most whimsical establishments. Afternoon Tea includes scones, cakes, cookies, sandwiches and pots of steaming hot tea for two! Can be redeemed at any one of Alice’s three Manhattan locations. Value: $65

The “Stage and Screen Lovers” Pack

Dual Friends of BAM and BAM Cinema Club Membership
What do Nathan Lane, Philip Glass, Pilobolus and Jane Goodall have in common? YOU! Lovers of stage and screen experience more for less with one Friends of BAM and one BAM Cinema Club membership; including advance access to live performance tickets and discounted movie tickets all year at one of NYC’s favorite performing arts venues. Value: $120

And so very much more. Get your tickets today!

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Photo by Suzi Sadler from the 2014 Gala

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Tickets are now on sale!

For a limited time only, join the PlayLab Class of 2015 at the Red Room, a prohibition-era cabaret, for a night of short plays, each set in a different time and place. In the span of just 90 minutes you’ll jump aboard a sinking ship, perch on a mountaintop, sip cocktails in 1950s Hollywood, ponder life and death with two aging cowboys, and that’s just half of it.

Early Bird Tickets: $15
Prices will increase on January 1, 2015
There is a one drink minimum for all performances

The Red Room | 85 E. 4th St.
January 16 – 18, 2015 | 7:30PM
Additional Performance January 16 at 10:30PM

With Eight Never Before Seen Short Plays…

Written By:
Salty Brine, Colby Day*, Sarah Einspanier, Adam Fried, Claire Kiechel, Jerry Lieblich, Rachel Music, Jeremy Wine

Directed By:
Jaki Bradley, Liz Carlson, Daniel Johnsen*, Isaac Klein, Andrew Scoville, Jesse Thurston, Annie Tippe, Gabriel Vega Weissman

Performed By:
Willy Appelman*, Seth Clayton*+, Maxwell Eddy+, Lizzie Fox, Alex Grubbs, Daniel Johnsen*, Benjamin Katz+, Carolyn Mignini+, Kelly Rogers, Arielle Siegel*, Allison Smith*, Kate Thulin, Ned Van Zandt+

*Members of the Pipeline Ensemble
+These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – Equity Approved Showcase

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Seeking Actors for Matchstick Series, Age 50-75

We are currently looking to add one actor to our Matchstick Series ensemble. We’re casting the role of “Doc” in Adam Fried’s Ball and Chain, directed by Andrew Scoville. Character breakdown below.

“Doc”: (M, 50-75) a small, homely, dapper mittleuropean; looks like Sam Jaffe in “The Asphalt Jungle”; speaks with a German accent.

Auditions will be held by appointment, December 10, 6:30-7:30PM. To schedule an audition, please send headshot and resume to casting@pipelinetheatre.org.

More About the Matchstick Series:

Matchstick Series: Anywhere but Here, is a night of short plays, each set in a different time and place, as imagined by the Pipeline PlayLab class of 2015. The Matchstick Series will be presented at The Red Room, a newly renovated prohibition era event space on E. 4th St.

Playwrights: Salty Brine, Colby Day, Sarah Einspanier, Adam Fried, Claire Kiechel, Jerry Lieblich, Rachel Music, Jeremy Wine

Directors: Jaki Bradley, Liz Carlson, Daniel Johnsen, Isaac Klein, Andrew Scoville, Jesse Thurston, Annie Tippe, Gabe Weissman

Cast: Willy Appelman*, Seth Clayton*+, Maxwell Eddy+, Lizzie Fox, Alex Grubbs, Daniel Johnsen*, Benjamin Katz+, Keilly McQuail+, Carolyn Mignini+, Kelly Rogers, Arielle Siegel*, Allison Smith*

*Member of Pipeline Ensemble | +Member of Actors Equity Association

This production is an AEA approved showcase.

Production Schedule:

One-Act Rehearsals: December 15 – January 13, 8 hours total
Company Rehearsals: January 8 and 9
Tech: January 14 and 15
Performances: January 16 – 18

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Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

This year, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and kick-off the holiday season.

Last year, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. We invite you to join the movement and help us get out the give on December 2. Give a gift of any size to Pipeline on December 2 and we’ll give you two sweet sweet perks in return:

  • A very special personalized video from the members of the Pipeline ensemble
  • Advanced access to our very limited Matchstick Series tickets

You don’t have to be a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. Join us on December 2 and help us work to make 2015 a little more extraordinary.

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Introducing: Matchstick Series

We are pleased to announce that this January 16-18, we’re presenting our inaugural Matchstick Series: Anywhere But Here, a night of short plays, each set in a different time and place, as imagined by the Pipeline PlayLab. The event will take place at The Red Room, a newly renovated prohibition era event space on E. 4th St. Mark your calendars now!

We’ve enlisted an out-of-this-world roster of directors to create these pieces with our playwrights. This includes:

Jaki Bradley
Liz Carlson
Daniel Johnsen
Isaac Klein
Andrew Scoville
Jesse Thurston
Annie Tippe
Gabriel Vega Weissman

You can learn more about each of our directors below, and more about our playwrights here.

Tickets for the Matchstick Series are extremely limited and won’t go on sale until mid December, but you can get early access to tickets by contributing to Pipeline this #GivingTuesday (December 2, 2014).

Meet Our Directors

Jaki Bradley is a Brooklyn-based director. Recent projects include GOOD MEN WANTED (Ars Nova, ANT Fest), A Scavenge (Williamstown) and What Every Girl Should Know (FringeNYC, TONY Critic’s Pick). She has also developed and presented work with The Public Theater, Naked Angels, and Atlantic Acting Studio. As an assistant/associate director, she has worked with Michael Greif, Daniel Aukin, Daniel Goldstein and Daniella Topol. Jaki has researched international theatrical traditions in Malaysia as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and in Bulgaria as a part of the Rhodopi International Theatre Lab. She is a member of the Williamstown Directing Corps, the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and an SDC fellow.

Liz Carlson is a freelance director and producer based in New York City, and the Artistic Director of Naked Angels. Her primary focus is the development of new plays and musicals. Liz has worked at Cape Cod Theater Project, Dallas Theatre Center, The Dramatists Guild, EST, The Flea, Keen Company, Manhattan School of Music, Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, New York Stage & Film, Playwrights Horizons, The Playwrights Realm, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Signature Theatre Company, Studio 42, |the claque|, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and more. MFA: The New School for Drama. Alumna of The Drama League Directors Project.

Daniel Johnsen is a Pipeline founding ensemble member and Pipeline’s founding artistic director. Directing credits with Pipeline: Felix and the Diligence, Giant Killer Slugs, Psycho Beach Party, and The Love of the Nightingale.

Isaac Klein is a director and writer. He assistant directed the recent Broadway revivals of West Side Story and GYPSY. Recent directing: COLLAB 2014 [BAM]; Kooman & Dimond’s Still Not Famous [The York]; Nate Weida’s I’s Twinkle [Pipeline]; Kooman & Dimond’s Dani Girl [Exit, Pursued By A Bear, co-directed with Ed Iskandar]; Nate Weida’s Byuioo [Judson Church]; serials@theflea; Devin Preston’s See Jane Give Up Dick [NYC Fringe]; Pzazz 101 [pzazz101.com]. Recent writing: book and lyrics for Legend of The Word [The O’Neill National Music Theater Conference, Abrons Arts Center, LPAC]; the prophecy of isaiah [Guild Hall]; currently writing a theater craft book with Gerald Freedman entitled The School of Doing. BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Andrew Scoville is Brooklyn based theater director. He works mostly in creating original work and developing new plays. His original work is geared towards exploring the impact of technology on the human condition and works with programmers, coders and designers to utilize new technologies to tell his story. These types of works have been seen at 3LD Art and Technology Center, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, and Joe’s Pub. He is co-founder/co-director of Fresh Ground Pepper, a not for profit arts organization that develops emerging artists through a series of developmental programs and artistic challenges. He works closely with director, Alex Timbers, most recently restaging Here Lies Love at The Public Theater in NY and The National Theater in London.

Jesse Thurston is an actor and director, newly relocated to New York from Chicago. He recently developed Steph Del Rosso’s play MixTape with Bookshop Workshops and directed Sarah Einspanier’s short play Duduk for the Samuel French OOB Festival. In Chicago, Jesse directed the world premiere production of Aaron Ricciardi’s new musical Teeny Travel Takes a Trip. He is a proud graduate of Northwestern.

Annie Tippe is a NY-based theater director and performer. Directing credits include Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet (The Bushwick Starr, 5-Star NYT Critics Pick), Aaron/Marie (with Rachel Chavkin, Under the Radar Incoming! Series; PRELUDE Festival; Ars Nova ANT Fest), I Heard Sex Noises (ANT Fest), DEBUTANTE. (Bernie Wohl Center; ANT Fest) and A Quiet Sip of Coffee (Wildside & Summerworks Festival, Canada). She was last seen performing in I’m Miserable but Change Scares Me (New Saloon). As an associate and assistant she has worked with directors John Tiffany, Rachel Chavkin and Bob Balaban. Williamstown Theater Directing Intern 2012.

Gabriel Vega Weissman is a New York based director and playwright. Gabriel has directed productions across New York as well as at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2014 he was a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. As assistant director his credits include numerous off-Broadway and regional productions as well as the 2013 Broadway revival of The Winslow Boy. His play Desire Under the MALMS won Best Play in the Secret Theatre’s one act play festival and he is currently at work on a new full length play and a pilot.

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