Ars Nova
in association with
Ma-Yi Theater Company 
+ Woodshed Collective 
presents

KPOP

Conceived by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE + JASON KIM
Book by JASON KIM
Music + Lyrics by HELEN PARK + MAX VERNON
Immersive Design by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE
Choreographed by JENNIFER WEBER
Directed by TEDDY BERGMAN

 

September 5 – October 21, 2017

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

KPOP is here and America will never be the same. Claim your exclusive, all-access pass and immerse yourself in the Korean Pop music factory where stars are made… or broken.

 

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This production was made possible in part by assistance from Tim Forbes.

Ars Nova 
in association with 
Ma-Yi Theater Company 
+ Woodshed Collective 
presents

KPOP

Conceived by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE + JASON KIM
Book by JASON KIM
Music + Lyrics by HELEN PARK + MAX VERNON
Immersive Design by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE
Choreographed by JENNIFER WEBER
Directed by TEDDY BERGMAN

 

Time Out New York

4 STARS – CRITICS PICK

“Tiny bubbles of pleasure keep floating up and bursting all around us. Pop! Pop! Pop! We’re sold. I defy you not to enjoy KPOP!”

 

The New York Times

“Shut up and dance.
 

Theatermania

“Undoubtedly the most ambitious off-Broadway musical of the year!
 

Vulture

“A delicious spectacle… Expansive, catchy, and cunning. An outwardly flashy, deceptively shrewd investigation-cum-celebration of the peppy, glamorous, multi-billion-dollar musical genre.
 

2018 LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS

Oustanding Musical
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Ashley Park
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Jason Tam
Nominations: 
Outstanding Choreographer – Jennifer Weber
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – James Seol
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Vanessa Kai
Outstanding Scenic Design – Gabriel Hainer Evansohn
Outstanding Costume Design – Tricia Barsamian
Outstanding Lighting Design – Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
 

2018 drama league

Nominations: 
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award – Ashley Park
 

2018 off-broadway alliance

Nomination: Best Unique Theatrical Experience
 

2018 drama desk award

Nominations: 
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Ashley Park
Outstanding Director of a Musical – Teddy Bergman
Outstanding Music – Helen Park + Max Vernon
Outstanding Lyrics – Helen Park + Max Vernon
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Will Pickens
Outstanding Lighting Design for a musical – Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
 

2018 hewes committee award

Winner: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew for Lighting Design
 

2018 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater

Ars Nova 
in association with 
Ma-Yi Theater Company 
+ Woodshed Collective 
presents

KPOP

Conceived by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE + JASON KIM
Book by JASON KIM
Music + Lyrics by HELEN PARK + MAX VERNON
Immersive Design by WOODSHED COLLECTIVE
Choreographed by JENNIFER WEBER
Directed by TEDDY BERGMAN

 

 

the team

Production Design GABRIEL HAINER EVANSOHN
Costume Design TRICIA BARSAMIAN
Lighting Design JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW
Sound Design WILL PICKENS
Projection + Video Design PHILLIP GULLEY
Production Stage Manager LIZZY LEE
Casting HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN
Music Director SUJIN KIM-RAMSEY
Orchestrations + Vocal Arrangements + Music Production HELEN PARK + MAX VERNON

 

 

about the cast

JULIA ABUEVA (Sonoma) is so excited to be making her Off- Broadway debut! West EndL Miss Saigon (Kim u/s). Other stage appearances include Cinderella (Newport Performing Arts Theater); Singapore premieres of Next to Normal (Natalie) and Spring Awakening (Wendla); Manila premieres of Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood)  and Aspects of Love (Young Jenny) and Philippine Repertory’s production of The Fantasticks (Luisa). Upcoming: Stella’s Last Weekend (opp Nat Wolff). All my love and gratitude to my family, Mama, ‘Dadday’, At and Kuy; my amazing and fiercely talented KPOP family; and to the best agents – Margrit and Matt — for the endless support and for always believing in me. @julia.abueva.

CATHY ANG (Jin Hee) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! New York Theater: Riot Antigone – New Work (Ismene), Spring Awakening (Wendla), Void – Reading (Joan), The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), A Little Night Music (Fredrika), The Meanest Birthday Girl – New Work (Gertrude), Royal Fables – Reading & Production (Sleeping Beauty), Once On This Island (Little Timoune), Beatsville – Reading & Production (Betty). Education: NYU Steinhardt. Voice: Jeremy Aye. Unending gratitude and love to her pamilya!!! cathyang.com.

ASHLEY CHIU (Understudy Tiny D) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! A senior at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Ashley is graduating this December with a BFA in Drama. Previous credits include Janet van de Graaff (The Drowsy Chaperone), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Christmas Eve (Avenue Q), Maureen (RENT), and Eng Ahn (The Golden Child). You can catch her next on the 2018 National and Japan tour of A Chorus Line directed by Baayork Lee. ashleychiu.com.

KATIE LEE HILL (Tiny D) is thrilled to be back at Ars Nova after previously appearing in Sky-Pony’s The Wildness with Ars Nova & PlayCo! Broadway: Nerds. Off-Broadway: Film Chinois (Pan Asian Rep); The Wildness; The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theater). Regional: The Rose Tattoo starring Marissa Tomei and Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Labs/Workshops: Vineyard Theatre; Sundance Theatre Lab; NAMT; NYMF; Williamstown Theatre Festival. TV: Succession (HBO). Her band is baby chemist. Thanks to Ars Nova, Ma-Yi, Woodshed, the creative team and HRB for this pop-portunity! S/O to TMT Entertainment and love to her family and Travis. katieleehill.com.

JOOMIN HWANG (Timmy X) is thrilled to make his Off-Broadway debut. He was born and raised in South Korea. He appeared in many theater productions in South Korea. He recently finished the feature film Sushi Tushi, starring with Eddie Mekka (Carmine, Laverne & Shirley). NYC Theater Credits: Han u/s in Green Card: A New Musical (St. Clements) and Graffiti Pete in In The Heights (Axelrod Performing Arts Center). Dance Theater: The Choreographer’s Canvas 2016 (NYC), Break Out (World Tour), Bibop (World Tour), Sachoom (World Tour). Concerts: Eternal Light NYC premiere (Carnegie Hall), The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins (Carnegie Hall), New York Chamber Choirs. BFA, Vocal Performance – University of Wisconsin. Special thanks to my family and Megumi, my wife, I love you. joominhwang.com. @joominhwang.

JINWOO JUNG (Oracle) first wants to thank the team and the audience for making this great production happen. Born and raised in Korea, after finishing a degree in law, Jinwoo decided to follow his dream to be an actor/singer and went to USC, MFA Acting (Class of 2016). He was in The Christians (Mark Taper Forum), played Jean Michel in La Cage aux Folles (East West Players) and has worked on various TV/Film/VO/commercials.

VANESSA KAI (Ruby) Off-Broadway: Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project). Regional: The Christians (Riverside Theatre), Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Far East (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Debut by Connecticut Critics Circle) and An Infinite Ache (Stamford Theatre Works). Select Film/TV: The Blacklist, Gotham, The Mysteries of Laura, Orange Is The New Black, The Leftovers, Off The Rails, Old Acquaintance Be Forgot. vanessakai.com.

JIHO KANG (Lex) is excited to make his theatrical debut. Jiho spent last summer singing on Superstar K 2016, a singing competition on South Korea’s MNET. He also writes for and with indie producers like The Highrollers and Ci Majr. He graduated from Harvard University, where he performed with KeyChange a capella and Expressions dance team. jihokang.com.

DEBORAH KIM (XO, Week 1 Dance Captain) discovered her passion for dance during her undergraduate years at NYU. Since graduating, she has had the opportunity to choreograph and perform for The Neighbors Dance Team and Epic Motion, and has been featured in live performance and commercial work for Calvin Klein, ABC Family and MSG-TV. Deborah has also published her poetry on KoreanAmericanStory.org, and recently played her first lead role as an actor in the short film Babo.  

SUSANNAH KIM (Mina) is thrilled to be here from Los Angeles to make her Off-Broadway debut in KPOP! Her previous credits include Urinetown (Little Sally), Company (Kathy), A Piece of My Heart (Leeann) and last summer’s MTV VMAs “Truth” campaign. She also hosts multiple shows for AfterbuzzTV. She’s grateful for this opportunity and feels fortunate for the support of her cats, family and friends. @susannah_kim

MARINA KONDO (MwE replacement) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), The Little Mermaid (Allana) and Aida at The MUNY. As a musical ambassador of Japan she performs internationally. She is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan, Class of 2017. So much love and gratitude to BRS/Gage, the KPOP team for this incredible opportunity and to her family and friends for their support! @marinakondo.

AMANDA MORTON (Yazmeen) is a music director and Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts. Select music direction credits include: A Period of Animate Existence (Pig Iron Theatre Company); A New Brain, Into the Woods (Barrymore Award recipient), Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); A Year With Frog & Toad (Barrymore Award nomination), The Secret Garden, Passion, Parade (Arden Theatre); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors); We Tell the Story: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty (Lortel Theatre). She collaborates with composer Larry Lees as co-lyricist/story supervisor on original musicals. B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Ithaca College.

ASHLEY PARK (MwE) was seen earlier this year in Broadway’s critically-acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Other Broadway: ‘Tuptim’ in Lincoln Center’s The King and I (Grammy nomination); Mamma Mia!. National Tour: R&H’s Cinderella (Gabrielle). This summer she played ‘Maid Marian’ in the world premiere of Hood (Dallas Theater Center). This winter, she will be originating the role of ‘Gretchen Wieners’ in Tina Fey’s much-anticipated Mean Girls musical. TV: “Nightcap” (PopTV/Lionsgate). Regional: ‘Luisa’ in THE FANTASTICKS (Pasadena Playhouse); Pittsburgh CLO; Music Theatre Wichita. Proud University of Michigan graduate. @ashleyparklady.

SUN HYE PARK (Callie) graduated from MFA Acting at Columbia University this past May. Originally from Korea, Sun Hye received her BFA in acting from Korea National University of Arts. Favorite credits include Hamyul/Hamlet, Picture Bride, Macbeth, Miss Julie and The Phantom Lady. She’d love to thank her family and friends for their love and support. She especially thanks God for the opportunity to be in this amazing show.

JAMES SAITO (Moon) Broadway: Golden Child, The King And I. National Tour: Flower Drum Song. NY Theater includes: Lincoln Center (Mitzi Newhouse), Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Vineyard. Regional Theaters include: Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum, Old Globe. Film and TV include: Instinct, Big Eyes, Life Of Pi, While We’re Young, Hawaii Five-O, House Of Cards, Madam Secretary, The Deuce, Eli Stone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Shredder). OBIE for performance: Durango.

JAMES SEOL (Jerry) Broadway: A Naked Girl on the Appian Way (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off-Broadway: Ars Nova’s Small Mouth Sounds (Signature Theatre), Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theatre). Regional: Four Immigrants, Tokyo Fish Story (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mame (Goodspeed Musicals), Zombie: The American (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), Hamlet (Hartford Stage), The Orphan of Zhao (American Conservatory Theater/La Jolla Playhouse). He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Virginia.

DAVID SHIH (Dr. Park) Previously with Ma-Yi: Bike America. Off-Broadway: Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage), Awake and Sing! (The Public/NAATCO), The World of Extreme Happiness (MTC), Crane Story (Playwrights Realm), Dojoji (Pan Asian Rep), Sake with the Haiku Geisha (Gotham Stage). Regional: Tiger Style! (La Jolla), The King and I (Maltz Jupiter). TV/Film: The Path, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Mozart in the Jungle, Unforgettable, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Saving Face.

JASON TAM (Epic) Broadway: IF/THEN (David); Lysistrata Jones (Xander, Astaire Award nomination); A Chorus Line (Paul); Les Misérables (Gavroche). Off-Broadway: Marry Me A Little; Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Les Misérables. NY/Workshop: KPOP; Soft Power; Nobody Loves You; Allegiance; The Last Goodbye; US; Clueless; The Black Suits; The Nightingale; The Yellow Wood. Regional: Hollywood Bowl; Guthrie Theater; Sacramento Music Circus; Sharon Playhouse; Casa Mañana. TV: Do No Harm; Guilty; Hawaii 5-0; One Life to Live; Beyond the Break. Film: Every Little Step (documentary). BFA, NYU Tisch.

EBONY WILLIAMS (Jenn, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! Training: Boston Ballet School, Boston Conservatory. Company: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Film: Adjustment Bureau. TV: So You Think You Can Dance, SNL, 30 Rock and America’s Got Talent. Music Video: Single Ladies (matching Beyonce), Lemonade and Formation World Tour. Next, she is looking to conquer Broadway, television, film and a dance project-based company of her own.

JOHN YI (Bobo) Off-Broadway and original cast debut. NY: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Vocalist), Oliver! (Signature Theatre, choreo: Baayork Lee), KPOP (2014 workshop), Grateful (Symphony Space). Tour/regional: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (first national tour, Topher & Jean-Michel u/s), Miss Saigon (international tour with Pittsburgh CLO), Queen Mother (Goodspeed Opera House, dir: Lynne Taylor-Corbett), City of Angels (Heritage Theatre Festival). BFA: Elon University. Proud Teach For America Alum (HOU ‘11, 7th grade reading). Rep: CLEAR Talent Group. @mrjohnyi.

 

 

ABOUT THE TEAM

JASON KIM (Co-Conceiver, Book) is a Korean-born dramatist based in New York City. His work has been presented at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi, Keen Company, Naked Angels, The Flea, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Spoleto Festival, Opera America and others. He is an IFP-Marcie Bloom Fellow in Film, a Screenwriters Colony Fellow, a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans and a Mark Campbell Chair Librettist Fellow in American Opera Project’s Composers & The Voice. He is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and Ars Nova’s Uncharted. He is currently Lincoln Center Theater’s Resident Writer. In television, he has written for HBO’s Girls and Fox’s Gracepoint and has adapted The Middlesteins for Showtime. He was recently the Consulting Producer for Love on Netflix. BA Columbia University, MFA New School for Drama. waytooserious.com.

HELEN PARK (Music + Lyrics, Orchestrations, Vocal Arrangements, Music Production) is a composer, arranger and performer. She wrote music for a full-length musical, The Large Life of Alice Liddell, which received a reading at NYU. She also wrote a one-act Latin musical comedy, Last Resort, which received readings at NYU and was performed at the Duplex Theater. Helen wrote the one-act musical Baked Goods with lyrics by Christyn Budzyna and book by Charlie Cohen, which was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Sound Bites Festival and was selected winner for the 2017 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. Helen worked as music assistant to composer Tom Kitt on Broadway’s If/Then, The Spongebob Musical and Freaky Friday. Currently, Helen is at work on an adaptation of the screenplay 50 First Dates and an original musical. Helen’s music has been featured at Ars Nova, The Duplex, NYMF, BMI Smoker, Joe’s Pub and 54 Below, among others. Helen is an alumna of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and is a member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop (Advanced). helenparkmusic.com.

MAX VERNON (Music + Lyrics, Orchestrations, Vocal Arrangements, Music Production) is a composer/lyricist, emerging fashion icon, playwright and performer. Described by The New Yorker as “equal parts bohemia and Broadway,” Max is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant, New York Stage and Film’s Founders Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship and the JFund Award from the Jerome Foundation. He has been a Dramatist Guild Fellow and an artist-in-residence at Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. His musical, The View UpStairs, ran 105 performances Off-Broadway and was nominated for 2 Lortel Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. It will have 5 new productions around the world in 2017-2018; original cast recording on Broadway Records. maxvernon.com.

GABRIEL HAINER EVANSOHN (Production & Scenic Design) is a production designer focusing on creating immersive physical landscapes. He is a founder of Woodshed Collective, where he is the Director of Production and Resident Production Designer. With Woodshed: Empire Travel Agency, Does it Hurt…, The Tenant, The Confidence Man, 12 Ophelias. In 2016, he co-founded Iron Bloom Creative Production, a production and design firm specializing in interactive live experience. Recent work by IBCP includes: associate scenic design and production management of Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street, design and production at festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Colossal Clusterfest. ironbloomny.com. Other Selected Credits: Queen of the Night (Paramount Hotel), Underland (59E59), Love Machine (Ars Nova), AMC Upfront 2013 (Lexington Ave. Armory), Experiment America 2012 (ICA Boston).

TRICIA BARSAMIAN (Costume Design) NY: Sweetee (Signature Theatre), Yank! A WWII Love Story (York Theatre Company), Sistas: The Musical (St. Luke’s Theatre). Regional: The Alley Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Hartford Stage, Virginia Stage Company, John W. Engeman Theater, TheatreWorks. Select associate/asst costume design: Madonna Rebel Heart Tour, Mean Girls (Broadway), Present Laughter (Broadway), American Psycho (Broadway), Something Rotten! (Broadway), The Queen of the Night (The Diamond Horseshoe), Annie (Broadway), Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour and Wicked (National Tour).

JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW (Lighting Design) designs for theater, dance, opera, musical and music performances and installation. NY Times described them as “clever” and “inventive.” Recent: Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Silent Voices at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Kamala Sankaram’s Thumbprint with LA Opera, Tan Dun’s Water Passion with MET Museum, Gloria – A Pig Tale with Alan Gilbert and Doug Fitch, Aya Ogawa’s Ludic Proxy (Bel Geddes Design Enhancement award), Company XIV’s Rococo Rogue and Nutcracker Rogue (various Drama Desk nominations), Torry Bend’s The Paper Hat Game (Drama Desk nomination), Matthew Paul Olmos’ So Go the Ghosts of Mexico Part One (Best Lighting Design nomination), Lot Vekemans’ Poison (American Premiere), Julia Jarcho’s Nomads and Erik Ehn’s commemorative cycle Soulographie: Our Genocides. Recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program. jeanetteyew.com.

WILL PICKENS (Sound Design) is a Woodshed Collective member. Recently he has worked on: Woodshed Collective: Alexandria and Empire Travel Agency. Broadway: M. Butterfly, Indecent (Cort Theater), Dames At Sea (Helen Hayes), Honeymoon In Vegas (Nederlander Theatre), The Realistic Joneses (Lyceum Theatre), Bronx Bombers (Circle In The Square), A Time To Kill (John Golden Theater), Death of a Salesman (Ethel Barrymore Theater). Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop, MCC, P.S.142, Roundabout Pels Theater and The Public Theater. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford and Geva Theatre Center. He is a proud member of USA 829 and TSDCA. willpickens.com.

PHILLIP GULLEY (Projection + Video Design) is a conceptual, theater and media artist. He has created original pieces in diverse venues ranging from abandoned tunnels to prestigious arts institutions. A few highlights include commissioned installations and designs at Sundance, Grand Central Terminal, New Museum, The Kennedy Center, and The Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai. His collaborators and clients include RATATAT, American Express, Alexander Melamid, Michael Kors, Glenmoraingie, The Goethe Institute, and Performance Space 122, to name a few. Phillip is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative for BeSide Digital, and serves on the board of The Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation. He received his BA in theater from The University of South Florida and graduated from Brooklyn College, CUNY, receiving his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Art.

LIZZY LEE (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working with Ars Nova, Ma-Yi and Woodshed Collective! With Ars Nova: The Wildness, Futurity (co-production with Soho Rep). Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Motown. Tours: Dirty Dancing, Flashdance. New York: Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic); Our Lot (Clubbed Thumb); Twelfth Night (Fiasco). Regional/International: Steel Hammer (SITI/NYUAD); Hamlet/Ur Hamlet, A Dream Play (Theater Mitu/NYUAD), four seasons at Actors Theater of Louisville. Lizzy is a proud lady of Kenyon College. Big thanks to Natalie, John, Codey and Bryan.

NATALIE HRATKO (Stage Manager) With Ars Nova: Underground Railroad Game, The Wildness; Sky Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale, The Rise & Fall of Marcus Monroe, By the Water (with MTC), many ANT Fests, Showgasms and Galas. Natalie was recently on tour with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, nationally and internationally. Other credits: Oh, Hello! (Cherry Lane Theatre), Scenes From A Marriage (NYTW), In Your Arms (NYSAF), Broadway Dance Lab, The Alvin Ailey School and Martha Graham Dance Company.

JOHN C. MOORE (Stage Manager) Off-Broadway: Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova); A Life (Playwrights Horizons); Antlia Pneumetica (Playwrights Horizons); Marjorie Prime (Playwrights Horizons); The Christians (Playwrights Horizons); Regional: The Light In the Piazza (The Sheen Center); Julius Caesar (Access Theater)

SUJIN KIM-RAMSEY (Music Director) is an active composer, music director, arranger and pianist in New York City and abroad.  Sujin wrote music for the full-length musical, WAIT, which received a reading at NYU. Sujin, along with her collaborator, Daphny Maman, have written several musicals seen around NYC including: A Good Morning for Coffee (HERE Arts Center, 2013 / Seoul, 2017), The Mystery of the Deadly Singer (Playroom Theater, 2015) and Congratulations!(NYU, 2015). Sujin has music directed Sunday in the Park… at Burning Cole Theatre in Raleigh, NC (2013) and has music directed several concerts, readings and workshops in NYC. Sujin graduated from Berklee College of Music in jazz composition and the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU.

JENNIFER WEBER (Choreographer) is a Bessie nominated choreographer and the founder of theatrical hip-hop company Decadancetheatre. Her work has been performed at Jacob’s Pillow, The Apollo, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s Southbank Center, New York City Center, and The Stanislavsky Music Theatre, Moscow. She is the co-creator, director and choreographer of the annual hit holiday tour The Hip Hop Nutcracker. Choreography credits include Cruel Intentions The Musical (LPR), Bryony Lavery’s Stockholm (US premier/Hudson Stage), PBS’s Odd Squad Live! (National Tour), James Brown: Get On the Good Foot (Apollo Theater). Commercial direction/choreography: Marc Jacobs, CK2, American Express, Uber, Ulta, L’Oreal Matrix, Reebok and Philosophy. Weber directed the 2016 and 2017 tours of Lifetime’s Bring It Live!  Special thanks to my brilliant associate choreographer, Taeko Koji. jenniferwebernyc.com.

TEDDY BERGMAN (Director) is a director, actor, producer and writer. As Artistic Director of acclaimed theater company Woodshed Collective, he’s co-conceived and directed productions including: Twelve Ophelias, The Confidence Man, The Tenant and most recently Empire Travel Agency. His directing work has been seen at Ars Nova, New York Theater Workshop, The Public Theater, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, Clubbed Thumb and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. As an actor he recently appeared in a recurring role on the Amazon Series Good Girls Revolt. On stage, he was in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Winning Peter And The Starcatcher and has appeared at  NYTW, 2nd Stage, St. Ann’s. The Flea, The Mint and more. Film and TV work includes: Wolves, Listen Up Philip, Fading Gigolo, Hairbrained, Julie and Julia, Little Big League, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Affair, Law and Order: SVU and more.

 

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