Theater is a collaborative art, combining a wide array of artists who create the landscape onstage that transports the audience into the world of the play.
There is a Creative Team: playwright, director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, sound designer, composer, props specialist, and so on. Each play requiring a unique creative team to come alive.
There is also a Technical Team to execute all of the designers' visions: Production Manager, Stage Manager, Technical Director, Assistant Stage Manager, Carpenters, Painters, Electricians, and running crew.
Ah yes, the Cast. Actors who breathe life into the oh-so-perfectly orchestrated words of the playwright, who create a character's background, childhood memories, favorite foods and any other details that inform the character's life on stage.
Together this group of artists, creative, technical and performing, all combine to create a vibrant world unique to each play.
Katie Baldwin Eng (Playwright) writes plays that are like musicals and musicals that are like plays. Her play Nectar was awarded the Irv Zarkower Award for Excellence at Hunter College, the Hudson Valley Writers Center New Play Prize and will be produced November 2017 at Axial Theater in Westchester. Her short play All That Glitters has been made into a film directer by Yaara Sumeruk. Her adaptation of the George Macdonald story The Day Boy and The Night Girl was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award and was produced by Indiana University's Premiere Musicals Workshop. Her 3 short musicals, Passage of Dreams, with composer Jeff Tang were developed in Minneapolis at Playlabs and premiered Minneapolis' Theater Latte Da. DISORDER: A Mother-Daughter Vaudeville with composer Gihieh Lee and lyricist Julianne Wick Davis, was part of William Finn's Musical Theater Lab at Barrington Stage Company. She has a BA in religious studies from Brown University and an MFA from NYU's Musical Theater Writing Program.
Christina Roussos (Director) is originally from the Boston area and currently based in New York. Focusing primarily on new plays her work has been seen at Ensemble Studio Theater, Caps Lock Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Lark, Brooklyn College and Theater Breaking Through Barriers among others. At TBTB she was an Associate Director from 2009 to 2011. She also directs web series (Bodega and The Share – both on YouTube), short films, and music videos. She received her undergraduate degree in Theater Studies from Emerson College, and her MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow teaching acting and improvisation. Upcoming work includes The Hippos of the Eastern Enclosure by Jen Silverman at Clubbed Thumb.