CREATIVE TEAM

(ORIGINAL 2014 FINGENYC PRODUCTION)

Joey Brenneman (Director) Directed Owen Panettieri's The Timing of A Day in Fringe 2010 which won "Overall Excellence in Ensemble."  Joey also directed Two Girls at FRINGENYC the same year.  Since then, she has directed her own play, Better Left Unsaid, as a first of its kind live-streamed play and then went on to direct Gwydion Sulebhan's Abstract Nude as part of Wired Arts Fest, which she co-produced. Joey has served as Artistic Director for STAR Theater and has also directed several PSA's and short films with and for adolescents.  Her film, Taking a Step Back, won a Best of Specials Award at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and was selected for the Urban Visionaries Film Festival.  Joey is also an actress and has performed in NYC and regionally.  Favorite roles include Catherine in Proof, Lisa in Collected Stories and Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain.

Owen Panettieri (Playwright/Lyricist) Writer of the award-winning The Timing of a Day (FringeNYC 2010, Center Stage, NY 2011). Workshops of other full length works include  Meaningful Conversation (Workshop Theater Company, Sanguine Theater Company) and one-act plays for theaters in New York, New Jersey, and Nebraska including "More Than a Memory" "Processing," “Searching” and "The President is Gay! (And Other Delicious Scandals)." Co-writer of the webseries, "Legally Brown: The Search for the Next Piragua Guy" with Lin-Manuel Miranda.  A company member of the Nitestar Program (now S.T.A.R. at the Director’s Company) for four seasons, creating and performing health education musical theater for primary school, secondary school and college-age students in the Tri-State area. Current member of Playwrights Gallery writing group in New York City and guest blogger on The Crazytown Blog.

David Carl (Composer / Musical Director) David Carl  composer and music director based out of NYC. He recently composed the score for RISE, an opera-infused play produced by Roots and Wings Theatrical. As a musical director, David has worked for Interlakes Theatre, The Brewery Follies, The Heights Players and several off-off-broadway productions. David provided new arrangements to songs from the new musical, The Dove for its concert performance at 54 Below this September. David has accompanied singers in cabarets and performances spaces throughout NYC. He recently completed his first year at the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

Josh Blye* (Production Stage Manager) On Broadway: Phantom of the Opera. Josh has stage managed numerous productions Off-Broadway, and has helped to produce and market every major special event produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS for the past 9 years. As an actor, favorite credits include Altar Boyz (Oregon Cabaret Theater), A Chorus Line (Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater) and Much Ado About Nothing (Communicable Arts). Graduate of New York Univeristy’s Tisch School for the Arts.

Elisabeth Svenningsen (Set Design) Having received her BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, Elisabeth is a scenic artist and designer working in the tri-state area. Her work spans fine art pieces to scenic designs. Aside from freelance work, she is currently the Scenic Apprentice at Third Rail Projects' Then She Fell, and the Assistant Display Coordinator at Anthropologie's flagship location in Rockefeller Center.

Erin Michelle Routh (Costume Design) Erin's designs have been featured across the country from Missouri to the Northeast. Favorite credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Vandivort Center), Les Miserables (Barn Theatre), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Interlakes Theatre). Her work as assistant designer was most recently seen in this year's Broadway Bares: Rock Hard. You can also catch her styling photoshoots, music videos, headshots, and opera concerts around the NYC area.

Lisa Susanne Schwartz* (ASM) is very excited to be a part of the Vestments team! Recent credits include 210 Amlent Ave, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Mothers and Sons, A Christmas Story, The Last Will, Once, Master Class, and Baby It's You. Proud member of AEA and IATSE local 764.

Sam Gordon (Lighting Design) is thrilled to light Vestments of the Gods! A few recent projects include the Faculty Dance Concert at NYU Steinhardt (Frederick Loewe Theatre), Bella's Dream and "The Sandman's Coming" (Going to Tahiti Productions), Since Africa and The Radiant. (Red Fern Theatre), Barefoot in the Park (Surflight), and Driving Miss Daisy (Harbor Lights). He does several events a year for The American Tap Dance Foundation throughout Manhattan. Sam is a guest artist at Yavneh Academy (since 2010), The Ramaz Upper School (since 2011), and Montclair High School (since 2012). When not in the theater, Sam can be found figure skating or playing with ducks and geese. For more information, please visit www.samgordondesign.com.

Melanie J. Lisby – (Authorized Company Representative) Melanie has stage managed across the country and worked at Gulfshore Playhouse (Naples, Florida) for six years. New York since 2013: Silence! The Musical (Off-Broadway); events with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Times Square Alliance, production glue; Hole In The Wall Gang 25th Battles Bullying, SeriousFun Gala; showcases / readings; Working Artists TheatreProject; Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration (8 years). Proud member of Actors Equity and Indiana State University Alumnus.

*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association. Equity approved showcase.