MARK-EUGENE GARCIA- Book/Lyrics
Mark-Eugene Garcia is a proud member of A.S.C.A.P. and is the director of the Playwrights Forum of the F.A.C.T. Theatre Company. He studied book and lyric writing with the Academy of New Musical Theatre in Los Angeles. His musicals include STANDBY- THE MUSICAL (New York International Fringe Festival- Encores Selection, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Next Link Selection), FACING EAST: THE MUSICAL (Broadwayworld.com Chicago Special Event- Nominee), THE HOLY COWS OF CREDENCE SOUTH DAKOTA, and THE JOURNEY. His plays include (UN)MISSED CONNECTIONS (Jacob Weiser Playwriting Award for a Fully Realized Drama, The Stark Award in Drama in Memory of Ross Alexander- honorable mention), ONE NIGHT AT THE GOLDEN BOOT, INSCRIPTIONS, WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR and KEYS. His works have been presented in The New York International Fringe Festival, The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, The Puzzle: Marble’s Festival of New Works, ANMT’s Festival of New Musicals, Untucked: LBGT One Act festival, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Disney’s Hyperion Theatre, and The Colony Theatre Burbank. He has contributed additional lyrics to Recording Artist Barry Brandon’s touring show In My Own Words.
DAVID RIGANO- Composer
David Rigano is a playwright, director, songwriter and acting coach based in NYC. His plays includeChance Meetings, Goldie and the Bears and Life Lessons with Susan Gail. As a director and producer, he has worked on the original productions and workshops of Waiting for the Boys, Count Glookliech Has Arrived, The Legend of King Arthur and Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?. David’s music has been heard in concerts and open mics around NYC, including three concerts of songs written with his brother, Paul. David is the composer of Facing East, a new musical. Along with executive director Amy Holson-Schwartz, David is the artistic director of Festival Arts.
RYAN MOONEY – Director
NATHAN GARDNER- Lead Producer
Recently co-produced the Canadian Regional Premier of Carrie: The Musical in Vancouver. Chicago producing credits include High Fidelity, Tupperware: An American Musical Fable, FRAT, Amelia Earhart: Jungle Princess, and the Regional Premier of Gutenberg! The Musical. Other producing and management credits include Insignificant Others (San Francisco, 1.5 year run), Spring Awakening (LA), BARE (LA), Cabaret (Toronto), Songs For a New World (NYC), A Strange Black Passion (San Francisco, world premier). Nathan is also among the producers of the feature film The Big Gay Musical, which opened the 2009 Reeling LGBT Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre (among other film festivals world wide) and is now on DVD.
Merchandising credits include projects for Broadway, National Touring, and Regional productions including Carrie: The Musical, High Fidelity, Amelia Earhart Jungle Princess, Frat, Gutenberg! The Musical, Xanadu, Altar Boyz, Billy Elliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Insignificant Others, and the current North American tour of Nice Work If You Can Get it.
STEPHEN MCGILL – Producer
Stephen McGill formed his own production company in early 2012 after working as co-producer for Poppy Productions Ltd since 2010. He has previously worked on the worldwide productions of MAMMA MIA! as well as the London productions of BILLY ELLIOT and JERSEY BOYS.
He has recently co-produced the West End transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME at The Shaftesbury Theatre. Current production THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS will be playing at the Jermyn Street Theatre Feb 2015.
Recent productions include: THE TAILOR-MADE MAN a new musical at the Arts Theatre, AN INCIDENT AT THE BORDER which transferred to Trafalgar Studios after a sold out run at the Finborough Theatre.
Other productions include: PUSHING UP POPPIES, (Theatre503 and Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh) THE LOST CHRISTMAS, (Waterloo East Theatre) IN THE ACT; (Theatre Royal Stratford East) THE LAST OF THE DE MULLINS (rehearsed reading, Jermyn Street Theatre) and OUR BOYS (rehearsed reading, Prince Of Wales Theatre).
Stephen attended the Stage One Workshop for new producers in October 2011. He is a recent recipient of the Stage One Start Up Fund.
SEAN BRYAN- Associate Producer
Sean is originally from Melbourne, Australia where he was a producer on the new Australian musical MARGARET FULTON: QUEEN OF THE DESSERT, the acclaimed cabaret production I AM PLAYING ME and the Australasian Premiere of the Broadway musical [TITLE OF SHOW]. Other theatrical management and producing credits include KANGAROOSICAL (NYC & Australia), The New Colony’s FRAT (Chicago) and LOVE LOSS & WHAT I WORE (Chicago). Sean is also the creator of the Broadway themed card game IT’S A HIT!
DEBORAH BARRIGAN – Associate Producer
DANNY BROOKE – Associate Producer