NICK PAYNEPlaywright

NICK PAYNEPlaywrightWorks include If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre, London, and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York; winner of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright), Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre, London), Sophocles’ Electra (Gate Theatre, London), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London), Constellations (Royal Court Theatre, London, and Duke of York’s, London; winner of the 2012 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, nominated for 2013 Olivier Award Best New Play), The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse, London; nominated for 2014 Olivier Award Best New Comedy), Blurred Lines (the Shed, National Theatre, London), Incognito (Bush Theatre, London) and The Art of Dying (Royal Court Theatre, London).


MICHAEL LONGHURSTDirectorOff-Broadway: If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Roundabout Theatre, Laura Pels). West End: Constellations (Duke of York’s and Royal Court, Evening Standard Award Best Play and four Olivier nominations). National Theatre: The World of Extreme Happiness (the Shed), Stovepipe (sitespecific promenade, Sunday Times “Best Theatre of the Decade” list). Off-West End: Carmen Disruption (Almeida, forthcoming); ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Shakespeare’s Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); The Art of Dying, Remembrance Day (Royal Court); The Blackest Black (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Sixty-Six Books, On the Beach (Bush Theatre); On the Record, Gaudeamus (Arcola Theatre); Dirty Butterfly (Young Vic, Jerwood Director’s Award). UK regional: Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Bath), Dealer’s Choice (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), A Number (Nuffield, Southampton), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), Cannibals (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Midnight Your Time (HighTide Festival). Fringe: Guardians (Edinburgh Festival and Theatre503, Fringe First Award).

TOM SCUTTScenic & Costume Design

TOM SCUTTScenic & Costume DesignTom received the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Set Design for Constellations at the Royal Court and West End. Credits include King Charles III, East Is East, The Weir, South Downs/The Browning Version, Absent Friends (West End); Medea, 13 (National Theatre); The Life of Galileo, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Hope, The Djinns of Eidgah, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Remembrance Day (Royal Court); Mr. Burns, King Lear (Almeida); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens, WhatsOnStage Award). Opera designs include How the Whale Became (Royal Opera House) and Wozzeck (English National Opera).

LEE CURRANLighting Design

LEE CURRANLighting DesignReceived an Olivier nomination for the West End production of Constellations. Other theatre: Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company); Protest Song (National Theatre, Shed); Mametz (NT Wales); Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Blindsided (Royal Exchange Manchester); A Number (Nuffield); Regeneration, Dancing at Lughnasa (Northampton); The Jungle Book (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Sacred Flame (ETT/Rose Kingston); Clytemnestra (Sherman Cymru). Forthcoming work includes Love’s Sacrifice (RSC). Dance credits: Sun, Political Mother, In Your Rooms, Uprising for Hofesh Shechter; and work with Alexander Whitley, Liz Roche, Rafael Bonachela, Jonzi D and Candoco. Forthcoming work includes pieces for the Royal Ballet and Rambert.


DAVID McSEVENEYSound DesignRecent work in New York includes the Young Vic Theatre production of A Doll’s House and the Royal Court Theatre production of the Beckett trilogy Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby, both presented at BAM. Other selected theatre credits include Blurred Lines (National Theatre); Posh, Clybourne Park (West End); The Winter’s Tale (RSC); The Changeling, One for the Road/Victoria Station (Young Vic); Stones in His Pockets (Tricycle); The Internet Is Serious Business, The Art of Dying, The Djinns of Eidgah, Routes, Disconnect, Cock, A Miracle, The Stone, Seven Jewish Children, Contractions (Royal Court); Gaslight (Old Vic); A Passage to India, After Mrs. Rochester (Shared Experience).

SIMON SLATEROriginal Music

SIMON SLATEROriginal MusicSimon has composed more than 250 scores for theatre, film and TV. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Constellations. Recent work includes ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Globe, London); Land of Our Fathers (Trafalgar Studios London); Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company); Great Expectations (Vaudeville London); Wonderland (Hampstead); Two Men of Florence (Huntington Boston); musical supervisor on Rose Rage (Chicago Shakespeare/Duke, New York); as a performer in Chariots of Fire and Mamma Mia! This year he won two awards for his audio book of Wolf Hall and will be seen next year in a one-man play, Bloodshot, by Douglas Post (Vertigo Theatre, Calgary).


LUCY CULLINGFORDMovement DirectorFor the Royal Shakespeare Company: Dance repetiteur for Matilda the Musical (Stratford/West End), A Tender Thing (RSC/Northern Stage), The Grain Store and The Drunks (as movement assistant). Lucy was RSC/Warwick University creative fellow in residence and company movement practitioner at the RSC for two years. Other credits: Abigail’s Party (Leicester Curve); Intimate Apparel, The Spanish Golden Age Season and The Double (Ustinov Studio); Constellations (Royal Court/West End); 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield (Crucible Theatre); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse). Opera: Rusalka (revival for the Royal Danish Opera). Future productions: The Jew of Malta (RSC Swan Theatre) and Constellations (UK national tour).


THOMAS SCHALLFight DirectorMore than 40 Broadway shows: This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Casa Valentina, Romeo and Juliet, Lucky Guy, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, War Horse, The Merchant of Venice, A Free Man of Color, A View From the Bridge, Mary Stuart, The Seafarer, Waiting for Godot, Rock ’n’ Roll, Coram Boy, Art, Journey’s End, Wicked. Off-Broadway: The Invisible Hand (NYTW); Murder Ballad, Ruined, The Explorers Club (MTC); Mother Courage, Hamlet, King Lear (Public Theater); Disgraced, Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center); Look Back in Anger, Dinner With Friends (Roundabout); Homebody/Kabul (BAM). Met Opera: The Marriage of Figaro.

PETER WOLFProduction Stage Manager

PETER WOLFProduction Stage ManagerPeter has stage managed more than 20 Broadway shows and six national tours, including The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe; A Christmas Story; Being Shakespeare at BAM, starring Simon Callow; The Light in the Piazza; Creditors at BAM, directed by Alan Rickman; Cabaret; Miss Saigon; West Side Story; and Taboo, produced by Rosie O’Donnell and starring Boy George. In fondest memory of Andrea “Spook” Testani.

BRIAN BOGINAssistant Stage Manager

BRIAN BOGINAssistant Stage ManagerBroadway and tours: The Book of Mormon, Soul Doctor, War Horse, The People in the Picture, Elf, Wicked, Rent, Good Vibrations, Phantom…, Chicago, Spamalot, Urinetown, The Grinch…. Off-Broadway/regional: …The Great Comet of 1812, White Christmas (Boston), Ragtime (concert), Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Toxic Avenger. Olives Jelly! In fondest memory of Andrea “Spook” Testani.


JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A.CastingFor Roundabout: On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Cabaret, Violet, Machinal, The Winslow Boy, Drood, Harvey, Anything Goes, …Earnest, Sunday in the Park, The Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Assassins, Nine. Other Broadway: The River, You Can’t Take It With You, Rocky, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mountaintop, Jerusalem, The Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, The Seagull, Spring Awakening, …Millie, The Pillowman, True West. Film: A Home at the End of the World. TV: “Glee” (Emmy nom.). Also Roundabout’s director of artistic development.

LYNNE MEADOWArtistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club

LYNNE MEADOWArtistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Clubhas been MTC’s artistic visionary and leader since 1972, creating work that has put the company at the forefront of the American theatre. Directing: Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola, Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties (Tony nom.), Margaret Edson’s Wit (Tony nom.), Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories and The Loman Family Picnic, Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Tony nom.), Leslie Ayvazian’s Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nom.), Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (Drama Desk nom.) and A Small Family Business and David Rudkin’s Ashes (Obie); premieres by Marsha Norman, Simon Gray, Howard Brenton, etc. Graduate of Bryn Mawr, attended Yale School of Drama. Awards: Mr. Abbott Award, Lucille Lortel and Lilly Lifetime Achievement awards, Louis Auchincloss Prize, 2013 Theater Hall of Fame. Teaching: Yale, Fordham, NYU, etc.

BARRY GROVEExecutive Producer, Manhattan Theatre Club

BARRY GROVEExecutive Producer, Manhattan Theatre ClubBarry is in his 40th year of partnership with artistic director Lynne Meadow at MTC, where he has produced hundreds of American and world premieres for MTC. He serves on the Broadway League Board of Governors and the Tony Administration Committee and is a trustee of the Equity-League Pension and Health Trust Funds. He has served as a board member of the LORT Executive Committee and as president of the Off-Broadway League and ART/New York. He received the 2000 Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence Off-Broadway, the Arts and Business Council’s 1997 Arts Management Excellence Award and a citation from the New York City Council declaring June 4, 1990, “Barry Grove Day.” A Dartmouth graduate, he is an adjunct professor at both Yale and Columbia universities.

FLORIE SEERYGeneral Manager, Manhattan Theatre Club

FLORIE SEERYGeneral Manager, Manhattan Theatre Clubjoined MTC in 2005. An active member of the New York theatre community for more than 25 years, she began as a company manager on commercial and not-for-profit productions and served as a general manager for Disney Theatricals and Stuart Thompson Productions. A graduate of Smith College, she serves on the Broadway Salutes Committee.


ROYAL COURT THEATREProducerThe Royal Court Theatre is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for cultivating writers — undiscovered, new and established. Through the writers, the Royal Court is at the forefront of creating theatre about now, inspiring audiences and influencing future writers. Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and Executive Producer Lucy Davies lead the Royal Court to invite conversation and debate, allowing writers and their ideas to reach and resonate beyond the stage. More than 120,000 people visit the Royal Court in London each year, and many thousands more see our work elsewhere through transfers to the West End and New York, national and international tours and sitespecific work.


DODGERSProducerDodger Properties is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends. The Dodgers migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then to off and on Broadway, where they’ve produced more than 100 productions that have been blessed by a host of awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Their offices are in Times Square and London’s Covent Garden; their president is Michael David. Current Broadway: Matilda, Jersey Boys. Information in “Who’s Who in the Cast” is provided by the production. Where opinions are expressed, they are those of the players, not necessarily those of PLAYBILL Magazine.

ANDREW MARTIN-WEBERProducing Fund Partner

ANDREW MARTIN-WEBERProducing Fund Partneris delighted to be an MTC producing fund partner on his sixth production. He highly recommends being involved with MTC in any way you can!