A New York Times-published essayist and acclaimed storyteller, Lisa Lewis’ plays have been developed by Naked Angels Tuesdays@9, Davenport Theatricals, The New Ohio Theatre, Core Artist Ensemble and New Helvetia Theatre’s Sacramento New Works Festival, where she was an artist in residence. Her essays and profiles have appeared in The New York Times, ELLE Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, New York Theatre Magazine, and New York Press. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dramatic Writing Program, Lewis spent six years as a story analyst for New Line Cinema, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal at Tribeca Film, and The Weinstein Company. For more info visit LisaLewisWriting.com.
David Gibbs, DARR Publicity (Press Rep)
DARR Publicity, founded by publicist David Gibbs, is a boutique press agency specializing in theater publicity, dance, new classical/opera and variety shows. David’s clients include The Amoralists, Blessed Unrest, Company XIV, Ice Factory Festival, La MaMa, The Mad Ones, New Ohio Theatre, PTP/NYC, The Queen’s Company, The Riot Group, Two-Headed Calf and Wakka Wakka. David has publicized shows at Minetta Lane Theatre, Rattlestick, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Atlantic Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Theatre Row, New World Stages, The Flea, Walkerspace, Soho Playhouse, Town Hall, Cherry Lane and HERE. His clients have won Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards.
Form Theatricals provides the infrastructure necessary for theater productions and companies to grow in a scalable, repeatable and sustainable manner. Our approach allows clients to increase ticket sales, donations and programming in a way that mitigates risk for artists and administrators alike. Clients include: The Gym at Judson, Shut Up, Sit Down, and Eat, One Year Lease Theater Company, and The Amoralists. www.formtheatricals.com
Form Theatricals, Anthony Francavilla and Zachary Laks (General Management)
Lisa Lewis (Playwright)
James Kautz (Director)
James Kautz is the creator and Artistic Director of the award-winning Amoralists Theatre Company in NYC. Under Kautz’s leadership, the company has produced 15 World and New York Premieres by some of America’s most visceral and celebrated playwrights including Derek Ahonen, Lyle Kessler, Adam Rapp and Mark Roberts. Through the Amoralists he has also championed the new play development of over 100 scripts. Kautz most recently directed the 2014 World Premiere of Derek Ahonen’s The Qualification of Douglas Evans at Walkerspace to great acclaim. As an actor, some of his notable credits include Emily Schwend’s The Other Thing and Take Me Back, Derek Ahonen’s The Pied Pipers of The Lower East Side, Adam Rapp’s The Hallway Trilogy and Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, and Lyle Kessler’s Collision. For more info, visit TheAmoralists.com.
Tyler M. Perry (Scenic Design)
Tyler M. Perry is a lighting and scenic designer based in Manhatten. NYC: Atlantic Acting School, b-side Productions, Block and Tackle Productions, Writopia Lab Worldwide Plays Festival, Happy Few Theatre Company, and Grex Group. Regional: Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Kitchen Theatre Company, Cider Mill Playhouse. He has assisted Lighting Designer, Chuck Noble with Who…Millionaire and interned with Lighting Designer, Ken Posner, on his Tony-nominated design for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. BFA Ithaca College. Member United Scenic Artists Local 829
Christopher Metzger (Costume Design)
Since arriving in New York, Evan has worked with APAC, The Amoralists, Manhattan School of Music, Movement Theater Company, and Amerinda. Design credits include La Boheme, Daughters of Leda, Powwow Highway, Miss Lead, The Cottage, Nine, Coming to America, Rantoul and Die, Collision, End of Days, Waste of Space, Rossums Universal Robots, Scissoring, Red, The Wall, Love Trapezoid, and Enter Your Sleep. In 2014, he was nominated for an Innovative Theater Award for his design work on The Cottage.
Evan Roby (Lighting Design)
Jeanne Travis (Sound Design/Production Stage Manager)
Recent SD credits: The Temple, or Lebensraum (Tin Drum Productions), Woyzeck (No Win), Leave Me Green (Fractured Atlas), Asymmetric (59E59), Frankenstein Upstairs, The Honeycomb Trilogy: Advance Man, Blast Radius, Sovereign (Gideon Productions), Rantoul and Die, Enter at Forrest Lawn (The Amoralists), Luft Gangster (Nylon Fusion). Recent SM: Six Rounds of Vengeance, Alice in Slasherland (Vampire Cowboys), Final Analysis (Pershing Square Signature Center), Spectral Scriabin (Lincoln Center). Jeanne is also a 2015 New York Innovative Theater Award Nominee for her Outstanding Sound Design in The Temple, or Lebensraum (Tin Drum Productions).
Judy Bowman (Casting)
Recent NY: FASHIONS FOR MEN(Mint/Davis McCallum), THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW(Attic Theater Co). REGIONAL: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR & I HATE HAMLET(Dorset Theater Festival), TROUBLE COMETH(San Francisco Playhouse) & SPLENDID’S(CDN-Orleans, France). UPCOMING CASTING: THE MOUNTAINTOP(Kitchen Theater Company) & GUARDS AT THE TAJ(Woolly Mammoth). She often works with Partial Comfort, Project Y, Jewish Plays Project, Your Name Here & Humana Festival. FILM: HURRICANE BIANCA, LOST CAT CORONA, MY FIRST CHRISTMAS, ELI MORAN, GOLD STAR, COPENHAGEN, and numerous short films and webseries. Adjunct Asst. Professor at Columbia University Film School’s MFA program.
Christopher Metzger is a Brooklyn based designer working in theatre, dance, and opera. Recent design credits include: Naděje (CLD & Company), Three Sisters (dir. Mark Wing-Davey, NYU), Over There (Dir. Christopher Murrah, Columbia Stages at HERE), Mare in the Men’s Room (The Araca Project), Pale Fires, based on Nabokov’s novel, Pale Fire, (Alex Harvey & Jim Calder, NYU). As an assistant Christopher has worked with Susan Hilferty, Moria Clinton, The Glimmerglass Opera Festival, The Public Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Juilliard School, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. MFA, NYU.
Matthew Schneider is a dramaturg and creative producer with a passion for the development of new works. His creative experience includes over twenty-five credits as a professional dramaturg/director. Currently, he is the Director of Education for Allegiance (Broadway: November 2015), a producer of Dames at Sea (Broadway: October 2015), and associate director of The Me Nobody Knows (revival, in development). Alumnus: NYU and Commercial Theatre Institute; founder: Sacramento New Works Festival; member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab.