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JoAnna Rush  

JOANNA RUSH (Actor/Playwright): Writing credits include Asking For It, now called KICKIt’s not how high. It’s how strong. Home Sweet Homeland, Lynne Taylor-Corbett (director) was work-shopped at Stocker Arts Center, Ohio, Best New Play Series readings at Gloucester Stage. Screenplays: Irish Whiskey (co-author, Best Screenplay winner at the Temecula Valley Film Festival,) Mothers Day, a historical drama.

Acting credits include Broadway: Pousse Café, Shirley MacLaine at the Palace. A Chorus Line (Shubert Theater, Los Angeles.) Off-Broadway: Daughters, Inside Out, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, Broadway Scandals of 1928, Options. Regional: Beyond Therapy, Fifth of July, Freedomland, Little Mahagony, Great White Hope, Women Who Steal (WHAT), concert versions of Two by Two, and Minnie's Boys at Jewish Rep. Film: The Luckiest Man in the World, Sunburn, On the Cliffs (winner Best Short Comedy 2004, Ohio Ind. Film Festival) Saying Goodbye, TV: Shannon, Archie Bunker's Place, A Killing Affair, Cagney & Lacey, and the pilot Straight No Chaser as the inappropriate mother of Bronson Pinchot. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Fund, Board member of the Rockette Alumnae Association, Merrimack Valley Playwrights.

Director Lynne Taylor-Corbett  

LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT (Director): Nominated for two Tony awards for her direction and choreography of Broadway’s Swing! in addition to a Drama Desk award. She also choreographed Chess and Titanic. Off-Broadway she directed and choreographed Wanda’s World for which she won the Callaway award and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel award. Her production of My Vaudeville Man garnered a Drama Desk. Cougar the Musical, for which she was director and contributing writer, ran for almost two years and is licensed worldwide. She co-wrote and directed Out of the Shadows, the Good Housekeeping benefit for The National Women’s History Museum featuring Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Jane Alexander at City Center. Her adaptation of The Lion King is in its seventh year at Disney Hong Kong. She will be proudly helping to present KICK this Fall. Her film choreography can be seen in the classic Footloose, My Blue Heaven and Bewitched. She directed Real to Reel a film- live action event developed in China and later presented at the Edinburgh Festival. She and special effects genius, Doug Trumbell, collaborated on a film shot for the Osaka world’s fair which combines table top scenery and blue screen action. Ms. Taylor-Corbett has choreographed for numerous dance companies including American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and New York City Ballet, most notably Seven Deadly Sins starring Patti LuPone. Her work has been filmed for Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances. This year she wrote and directed, Hibari in Tokyo, a homage to the Japanese icon, Hibari Misora. She has co-written Distant Thunder with Shaun Taylor-Corbett, her Blackfeet son. Having grown up among tribes in Denver, Colorado, it has been a lifelong dream to tell the story of contemporary life on the reservation and to portray characters that really exist, outside the stereotype of “the noble Redman.” Ms. Taylor Corbett serves on the advisory board of the Association on American Indian Affairs and of Rosie’s Theatre Kids.


BRANT THOMAS MURRAY (Lighting Design) Resident Lighting Designer for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (New York City) and Bodiography Contemporary Ballet Company (Pittsburgh). He is an Associate Artist with Ping Chong + Company. Multiple productions at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Brant is a full-time faculty member teaching “Stagecraft” for the two-year professional Certificate Program at Peridance Capezio Center. Additional teaching assignments include classes and workshops at The Juilliard School (now in his ninth year assisting with “Senior Production” in the Dance Division), Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, and Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program. At Walden University, he is actively working towards a PhD in Education with an emphasis in Aesthetic Education.

JOACHIM (YO) HORSLEY (Sound Design) Recent projects include orchestrating/arranging for John Legend's All of Me Tour and orchestrating Ben Folds' Piano Concerto. He scored the Lionsgate film Rapture-Palooza, starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, and Rob Cordry. Working with composer Anton Sanko, Horsley orchestrated and conducted the feature films Ouija, The Possession, and Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, as well as the epic seven-part global programming event Great Migrations, which aired on the National Geographic Channel and won a News and Documentary Emmy® for music and sound. Horsley has scored over 25 independent films including the documentary Unattached, which won the Silver Medal at the Student Academy Awards®. His work has screened at film festivals all over the world, including Sundance, South by Southwest, Cannes, Telluride, Palm Springs and Tribeca. Horsley's work can be heard in television shows, commercials, and on-air promotions on NBC, ABC, HBO, TruTV, A&E, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, The Travel Channel, and Peabody Award-Winning Onion News Network (TheOnion.com).

SUSAN L. SCHULMAN (General Press Representative) handles publicity for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals, national tours, arts institutions, cabaret, special events and individual personalities. Her Broadway productions include Applause, Scapino, Sly Fox, Bob Fosse’s Dancin', A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and the Maiden, Requiem for a Heavyweight, State Fair, and Dream. She has represented MTC, Dance Theatre of Harlem, CAP21, York Theatre,Joffey Ballet and The Feld Ballet as well as TONY winners/nominees Karen Ziemba, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kathleen Chalfant among others. Her memoir, Backstage Pass to Broadway, is one of Amazon's 100 best-selling theatre books. www.SchulmanPublicity.com


AMANDA BOHAN MARKETING (Marketing & Advertising) is a boutique full-service agency specializing in theatrical productions and arts & culture, with expertise in marketing & promotions, traditional & online advertising, and creative services. Some current/recent clients includes: Boogie Stomp, Hell's Belles, Drop Dead Perfect, In Bed With Roy Cohn, Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes, The Imbible, A Queen for a Day, For The Last Time: A New Jazz Musical, Application Pending, Tectonic Theater Project, Sheen Center, Urban Stages, All For One Theater, NJ Jewish Film Festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. www.AmandaBohan.com


JEFFREY GROVER (Associate Producer) has produced and written two short films, On a Technicality and the soon to be released Between the Lines. He produced and was a contributing writer for the play/film, Both Sides of the Family. He has produced several plays focused on socially relevant themes, including plays on eating disorders and prescription drug abuse prevention and awareness. He recently co-produced several university based productions of Asking For It, now known as KICK. Jeff is a proud member is SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.

WENDY TAUCHER DANCE OPERA THEATER (Co-Producer) is a New York City company in residence summers on Martha’s Vineyard, performing this season in New York City, Boston, Key West, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. WT DOT is also producing Tribal Baroque’s Esh & Ee-ay, by Lila’Angelique and Thoth (the subject of an Oscar winning documentary), choreographing for Blues Brothers Approved Ventures, is on the faculty of Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance and was a long-time Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Institute. As an author she has many titles published by Pearson Education. She has received NEA and Jacob’s Pillow Individual Fellowships, was nominated for a choreography Jeff Citation and received the Best Director Award at the International One-Act Play Festival in Arezzo, Italy. As Artistic Director of The Yard, Taucher conceived YardArts! which presented events by Carly Simon, Marni Nixon and Jose Limon Dance Company (in an artistic collaborations with Taucher), Carmen de Lavallade, Tony Shalhoub, Andre de Sheilds, Lucinda Childs, Amy Brenneman, Brooke Adams, Margie Gillis, Paola Styron, David Dorfman, Bob Brustein, Valda Setterfield, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheiks, Paul Taylor 2, London’s Ballet Boyz, Urban Bush Women, Ballet Jazz de Montreal and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Taucher’s work has been favorably featured in media outlets around the world including the New York Times, NPR, Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Opera News, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Daily News, Vineyard Gazette, Martha’s Vineyard Times, Vineyard Magazine, MV Arts & Ideas, Times of London, La Republica, The Scottsman and Slovenian TV.
  Pasha Moore (Associate Producer) is the founder of Holland Taucher Consulting Group (HTCG), a full-service political and not-for-profit fundraising and event planning firm based in Austin, Texas. With over a decade of political experience, Pasha has previously worked in various roles with over five-dozen campaigns, political organizations, and not-for-profits. Under the HTCG masthead, Pasha has directed the fundraising and development of numerous national, state, and local campaigns and political organizations in Texas and beyond, including state judicial campaigns, legislative races, and congressional races; national campaigns and PACs; and state-based political GOTV organizations. In addition to HTCG, Pasha serves as the Executive Producer of Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater, guiding the Company’s seasons in New York, as well as residencies on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and tours in Cape Cod, Boston, and Key West.
22Q ENTERTAINMENT (General Management) is based in New York and produces, manages and casts live events and theatre across the country. Sought-after as producers in the “site-specific” world of innovative theatre, their credits include IT IS DONE set in a bar (a critical success in New York…and award winning in the Los Angeles transfer) along with the New York City premiere of THE SPOON RIVER PROJECT, which played under the stars at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. O -Broadway, they produced the hilarious one woman show ITALIAN BRED and the critically acclaimed new play THE CLEARING. They also General Manage both MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING and MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL O -Broadway. 22Q Entertainment also teamed with the Oxygen Television Network, associate producing their Up-Front live events, and for the past two years have been the Associate Producers and casting Directors for Shakespeare On the Sound in Connecticut. 22Q Entertainment was honored to be EMMY NOMINATED as a Producer in 2014 for TAINTED DREAMS…an exciting new Soap Opera. Currently 22Q Entertainment is Executive Producing and General Managing the Off Broadway Play Would You Still Love Me If... starring Kathleen Turner at New World Stages. www.22QEntertainment.com
  ERIC GOLDMAN (Legal Counsel) www.EricGoldmanesq.com, egoldman@esg-esq.com