Griffin Proctor, Follow Spot Operator

Griffin is a recent BFA Production/Design graduate from Pace University. His previous Follow Spot credits include Pace University’s THE PAJAMA GAME, AMERICAN IDIOT, and A CHORUS LINE. He has previously designed lights for Pace University’s LYSISTRATA and POLAROID STORIES, as well as Pace Commercial Dance’s Dance Out Loud 2017. He was also Assistant Lighting Designer on Pace Performing Arts’ MIDDLETOWN and HAIR.

Theatre at St. John’s, Producer

Theatre at St. John’s is a ministry initiative by St. John’s to engage, celebrate, and support the artistic spirit of the West Village. Through collaboration with five resident companies, a rich series of plays is presented throughout the year. Our Readings with a Purpose series uses staged readings to memorialize, teach, and honor while presenting great works. A monthly Open Mic and an Artists’ Support Group work to offer care for performing artists.

Joe Trentacosta, Press

Founded by Joe Trentacosta, JT-PR is a full-service public relations firm.

Festival Productions
Projects in Development
Films in Release
Films Festivals
Special Events
Non-Profit Organizations

As a public relations company, JTPR believes in straight forward, honest and open communication with their clients and the media. We strive to create strategic, pro-active campaigns that enhances our client’s brand, while reaching their target audiences.

Highlights have included the first multi-racial production on Broadway of A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre, the long running Off-Broadway hit The Gazillion Bubble Show and recent musicals including CLINTON: The Musical, Bedbugs!!! and Blank, The Musical. Corporate clients include Galleria on Third and More4Many Books.

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Helene Galek, Casting

Helene is thrilled to be on board with Daniel Neiden and Laura Gosheff for the the 3rd time!  She recently cast the critically acclaimed musical, “The Wrong Box,” part of the Dream Up Festival.

Past credits include the film, Chasing Banksy, directed by indie darling, Frank Henenlotter.

Helene is an associate producer of the short film The Kid’s Menu, starring Vincent Pastore, which is now winning awards on the film festival circuit. Helene is also an actor and will be filming an improvised indie film next month.

Aaron Benham, Assistant Music Supervisor

Aaron Benham (Assistant Music Supervisor) just moved here from Chicago. Off-Broadway: Book of Merman. Regional: Second City, Montana Shakespeare. Chicago: Porchlight (Merrily We Roll Along, Side Show), American Theatre Company (Xanadu), Writer’s Theatre (Sweet Charity), About Face, Chicago Opera Theatre, Hell in a Handbag, Theo-Ubique. BFA Emerson College.

Stephen Stanec, Assistant Stage Manager

Stephen Stanec (Assistant Stage Manager)
Stephen is a recent graduate of Pace University with a degree in Stage Management. Originally from the opposite side of the country from Huntington Beach, California he has found his home in the Big Apple. He is extremely thankful to be part of such a great cast and creative team. Some of his recent credits include: Goosey at the Lee Strasberg Institute (PSM), Pace’s Lysistrata at 3 Legged Dog (PSM/ Makeup & Hair Designer), Harper Regan at Lee Strasberg Institute (PSM), and feature film Lingua Franca (Wardrobe Assistant).

Zija Brubaker Lubin-West, Production Stage Manager*

Zija Brubaker Lubin-West (Production Stage Manager) has stage managed coast to coast across all types of theatre. Recent credits include: THE HELLO GIRLS (SM, The Goodwill Theatre in Binghamton, NY), BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT (PA/ASM, Hammerstein Ballroom), UNTOLD STORIES OF JEWISH WOMEN (SM, Museum of Jewish Herritage), HALLELUJEH, BABY! (ASM, York Theatre Company), COLD MOUNTAIN (ASM, North Carolina Opera), PHARMABRO: AN AMERICAN DOUCHICAL! (PSM, Players Theatre in New York), and KING LEAR (PSM, The Secret Theatre in Queens). She is a proud member of AEA.

Lauren Widner, Assistant Director

Lauren is a freelance director, pianist, and vocal coach. Regional credits include 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas (Lookingglass Theatre), A Connecticut Christmas Carol (Goodspeed Opera House), and The Foreigner (Cape Playhouse). She taught in NJ public schools for over 15 years and has directed, musically directed, and choreographed at various non-profit, educational, and community organizations. Her work has been nominated for Metropolitan High School Theater Awards, Theatre Night Awards at Montclair State University, and Papermill Playhouse’s Rising Star Awards.

Additionally, Lauren has taught acting, dance, and voice for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. She has led Master Classes that include Acting for Dancers, Musical Theatre, Acting the Song, and Scene Study.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University, and Master of Arts in Theatre Directing from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.