Frank Ingrasciotta (writer/performer) can be seen in the indie films Figs for Italo and Brooklyn in July. New York stage credits include: the original Off-Broadway production of Godspell, Valley of the Dolls, Three Postcards, Dinner at 8, Edgar Degas in The Girl in the Blue Armchair, What Would Nora Ephron Say?, and the Pharaoh in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center. TV credits include: recurring roles on The Guiding Light, One Life to Live and The Equalizer. Directing credits include: Three years as writer & producer for the NY Cable Follies, a live musical satire of the year’s events in the cable industry, performing to TV network CEOs and executives. Regionally & in NYC, he has directed cabarets, corporate shows and productions of Neil Berg’s musical The Life & Times of Fiona Gander, 12 Angry Men, Noises Off, Prince & the Pauper, Chicago, Once on This Island, Urinetown, Legally Blonde, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Ordinary People. For the NYC Fire Department, he directed & choreographed firefighters in a benefit production of Guys & Dolls receiving media coverage & raising over $20,000 for the NY Burn Center. As an arts educator, Frank is an advocate in utilizing the arts as a teaching tool across the school curriculum. He conducts writing & acting workshops with students of all ages and teaches acting at SUNY Purchase. He also studied the Meisner acting technique with William Esper and holds a Theatre Arts‑in‑Education degree from SUNY Empire State College. Frank was recently recognized with two United Solo Awards for Best Comic Actor and Best Comedic Script, also with the Arts Award by the Westchester Arts Council for his outstanding achievement as performing artist and educator for the County. The award recognizes individuals whose vision, commitment and leadership enrich Westchester County. For more information about Frank log onto website at www.fingrasciotta.com
TED SOD (Director) is dramaturg for the education department at The Roundabout. DIRECTING: By Jupiter, as well as many developmental readings (York Theatre Co.); The House Of Blue Leaves (Terry Schreiber Studio); Who Popped Papi Chulo? & Scarlet Sees The Light (NYC Fringe Festival); Agnes of God, A Night In Tunisia, Talley’s Folly and Wit (George Street Playhouse); Assisted Daniel Sullivan on Ten Unknowns (Lincoln Center Theater). He has also directed at Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Cabaret Conference; The Bickford Theatre; Charlotte Repertory Theatre; The Arbor Music Society, Adelphi University and Sarah Lawrence College. WRITING: 27, Rue de Fleurus (Urban Stages, NYC/Published by Samuel French); Stealing (O’Neill Theatre Center Music Theatre Conference; Seattle Group Theatre); Damaged Goods, The Kiss, Not Sunset Boulevard (Alice B. Theatre, Seattle); Salon (Annex Theatre, Seattle); A Rude Awakening Off Broadway and Pine (Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle); Satan and Simon Desoto (Cal Arts Theatre School/made into the film Crocodile Tears); The Lost Art of Conversation (Readings at Abingdon Theatre Company, NYC and Lavender Footlights in Miami) and The Cousins Grimm (Developmental Readings at NYMF & York Theatre, 2007, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, 2008). ACTING: Sod appeared on Ugly Betty this season; has played villains on all three Law and Orders and will play a cabbie having a heart attack on Nurse Jackie when it debuts. He has been directed onstage by Joseph Papp, Doug Hughes, Daniel Sullivan, Gary Sinise, Carole Rothman, Pippin Parker and many others. www.tedsod.com for more info.
Katherine Wallace (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: A Man For All Seasons. Off and Off-Off Broadway: On Naked Soil (Theater for the New City), Max & Ruby (TheatreWorks USA), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater), Marathon 2007 (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: numerous shows with Westport Country Playhouse. Events: Counts Media’s Bill the Living Billboard in Las Vegas. Proud AEA member.
Flying Machine Productions
Flying Machine Productions (Original Off-Broadway Producer) FMP is currently represented in London’s West End as associate producers of Carousel, at the Savoy Theatre and as investors in Speed The Plow on Broadway. They served as executive producers for the dada-inspired musical sensation, The Blue Flower, by Jim and Ruth Bauer, presented in New York as part of Prospect Theater’s’08 season and are currently partnering with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz to bring this innovative piece to audiences around the world. Other projects in development include Virtuosa, by Diane Seymour, about the remarkable child prodigy, pianist and composer, Clara Schumann, who played a pivotal role in the 19th century musical world. Virtuosa was presented as part of the New York Music Theater Festival and is now being directed by Gabe Barre with Laila Robins and Navah Perlman in the dual Clara Schumann roles.
Andrew Levine is currently the Executive Director for the York Theatre in New York City. He was also the founding member and current Board President of Body Politic Theater. BPT is a playwright-driven theater company producing work that encourages audiences to engage with the key issues of our time. Past productions include the off-Broadway play, Lemkin’s House, by Catherine Filloux (McGinn-Cazale ’06) with Vital Theatre, a play about Raphael Lemkin and his lifelong crusade to have genocide recognized as an international crime, and The Fulla From America, by Carlyle Brown, a Minnestota-based playwright whose body of work is built around the exploration and examination of race in America.
Josh Bradford (Lighting Designer) Recent designs include Beasley’s Christmas Party, The Fourposter andThe Conscientious Objector for Keen Company, The Children of Vonderly and for Ma-Yi, Everythings Turning into Beautiful for The New Group, Birth and After Birth for The Atlantic, and History of the Word for The Vineyard. Regional credits include Syracuse Stage, the Asolo Theatre, the Longwharf Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Crossroads, the Raue Center, and the Emelin Theater. Josh is also resident Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Keen Company in New York City and the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont. He began studying design at Middlebury College and holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Brandon Wolcott (Sound Designer) is a sound designer, performer and music producer. He has designed shows at P.S. 122, LaMama Etc., 59E59, The Flea Theater, Access Theater, Red Room, Manhattan Theater Source, Theater Row, Village Theater, Penguin Rep., 13th Street Rep and The Ohio. He is the resident designer for Collaboration Town. He has performed his music at Galapagos Art Space, TonicNYC, Le Petit Versailles as well as around the U.S. and Europe. His music has been released on Wolf + Lamb and Dope Recordings with an album coming soon on Archipel Records.
Joshua Higgason (Video Designer). Recent credits include Gadarene (Dixon Place), Trigger Happy Jack (HERE), Picture of Dorian Gray (Hothouse), Tape (Theater Workshop), Beckett Rooms (CC). and others. Josh has also worked with the Atlantic, MTC, Keen Company, Dorset Theater Festival, The Flea, LABrynth, New Georges, and is the technical director and video operator for the toring production of The Builders Association’s Continuous City.
John McDermott (Scenic Design) Other shows with Ted Sod include “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (Bickford Theater),”Scarlet Sees The Light” (NY Fringe), “House of Blue Leaves (T. Schreiber Studio). Recently “Kaspar Hauser” dir. Liz Swados (Flea Theater), “A Light Lunch” (Flea) dir. Jim Simpson, “The Singing Forest” dir. Mark Wing-Davey (Public Theater), “A Prayer For My Enemy” dir. Bartlett Sher (Playwrights Horizons), “Sessions” (Algonquin Theater) dir. Steven Petrillo, “White People” (Atlantic Theater) dir. Gus Reyes. Other shows include “Uncle Vanya”, “Three Sisters” (Intiman Theater), “A Prayer For My Enemy”, and “The Singing Forest” (Intiman/Long Wharf Theater) all directed by Bartlett Sher, “Bingo With The Indians” (Flea), “American Sligo”, “Cagelove” (Rattlestick Theater) all directed by Adam Rapp, “Saved or Destroyed” (Rattlestick), “Loot” (Intiman), “Play Yourself” (New York Theater Workshop), “This Thing of Darkness” (Atlantic) all directed by Craig Lucas.
(Original Off-Broadway Associate Producer) is President and founder of PerformXcellence, is an author, speaker, consultant, entrepreneur, coach and trainer as well as one of today’s leading authorities in working with businesses and organizations to help them find opportunities in the new world of business. His twenty-five years of experience working with entrepreneurs, mid-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies reengineering business at their core have enabled Mark to develop a series of unique and powerful programs for executive and organizational growth. Mark led the crises management team that helped a firm that lost sixty-two people in the World Trade Center attacks return to business and care for its employees and their families. His work has been featured in Working Woman Magazine, Newsday, The San Francisco Examiner and Sylvia Porter’s Personal Finance, as well as several Internet sites. His published articles include “What I Learned One-Half Mile from Ground Zero” in Inspiration in Action, “Drawing the Lines” in Catalyst, “Stop Procrastinating Now” in Personnel Administrator, “The Challenge of Productivity” in Lamp-Lighter and “Putting Off the Future” in Management World. He has appeared on The Regis Philbin Show and Westchester Cable Television, as well as WCBS, WHN, WPLJ and WFUV Radio.