BRANDON BECKNER, WRITER | COMPOSER | PRODUCER
Besides plans for Off-Broadway, Broadway and Vegas productions of Parallel Worlds, Brandon has a live action/animated feature film in development called MK-ULTRA: Sex, Drugs and the CIA. Brandon wrote and directed the independent feature Remarkable Power! starring Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue and Dule Hill. The film opened a nation-wide theatrical run headlining Carmike Cinemas’ Independent Film Series in March ‘09 , launched its cable premiere on Showtime and appeared at over 40 film festivals winning several awards, including: Best Picture/Director (FirstGlance Philadelphia), Best Picture/Screenplay (HD Fest, Los Angeles), and Best Feature (ACE Fest, New York City). On the writing front he has optioned several screenplays and sold a one-hour pilot, Darkside, to Fox Studios.
STEVE SOBEL, Songwriter/Lyricist
Steve is an award winning filmmaker and writer who has been collaborating with Brandon for the last 25 years. His work writing the lyrics for the songs in a show with such an intricate musical landscape is one of his proudest and most unique accomplishments of his career.
STEVE TATE, Tate Theatrics Executive Producer
Steve has worked in commercial and nonprofit theatre for over 17 years with experience in regional, Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and London productions ranging from plays and musicals to stage-to-film live broadcasts around the world. With Tate Theatrics, Steve oversees a full service theatrical producing office whose production, The Blue Flower, made it's Off-Broadway debut at New York's Second Stage Theater after an award-winning regional run at Diane Paulus' American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) with fellow producer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). Previous producing credits include award-winning Green Eyes, Here Today, Onward, The Four, and The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O'Leary. Steve serves on the Benefit Committee for The Dramatist Guild Fund, celebrating almost 55 years of aiding and nurturing writers for the theater. Steve was named one of seven American Producers to participate in London’s inaugural US/UK Exchange presented by The Old Vic with the aim to generate more collaborative transatlantic productions.
A graduate from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Steve spent four years at the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse and soon thereafter ventured toward Broadway marketing RENT during its 10th anniversary and feature film launch. Steve helped pioneer digital marketing and advertising on Broadway during his time at Situation, working with a variety of productions including Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, Hairspray, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), Blue Man Group, Disney Theatrical, and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County. Steve returned to nonprofit as Director of Marketing for Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company for three seasons promoting twenty-one productions, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Between Riverside & Crazy.
With Tate Theatrics Media Marketing & Advertising, Steve has provided campaign services to a variety of theatrical and general entertainment clients including The Book of Mormon, Spiegelworld's Empire, First National Tour of Spring Awakening, Broadway's Concert for America, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance/IFC, and over eleven NT Live production broadcasts and two Broadway transfers with The National Theatre of Great Britain. TateTheatrics.com
FRANKIE DAILEY/JOEY MONDA, General Managers
General Managers Frankie Dailey and Joey Monda founded DMM to bring a fresh, new perspective and expertise to theatrical productions, readings, showcases and events.
MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCING CREDITS INCLUDE:
Broadway: Allegiance. Off-Broadway: Disaster!, Don’t You F**king Say a Word, Inner Voices, The Bullpen, That Physics Show, Unbroken Circle, A Persistent Memory, C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar), Masterworks Theater Company, The Playroom Theater, Normativity (NYMF 2016), One Child Born (NYMF 2016), Voices for the Voiceless (The St. James & The Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway), Concert for America.
Broadway’s Concert for America, Musical Theatre Factory, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Pressing Matters (Theatre Row), Parallel Worlds. Additional work with the Broadway League, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Actors Fund and Playbill.
Eli Zoller, Music Director
JIMMY MAIZE, Stage Director
Writer/director/designer and member of Tectonic Theater Project. Tectonic projects include 33 Variations (Broadway, starring Jane Fonda), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (BAM), One Arm (The New Group), as well as teaching Moment Work nationally and internationally through Tectonic’s Education and Community Engagement Department.
Writing/Directing credits include The Temple Bombing (Alliance Theatre, GA), Harbored (En Garde Arts / Arts Brookfield / LMCC's River to River Festival), Burn The End (The New School), and John Muir Wolf (Whitman College).
Additional directing credits include his critically-acclaimed 100-actor adaptation of Spoon River Anthology (The Invisible Dog), BOSSS (En Garde Arts), The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Co), You’re Invited (Old Vic, UK), Look Ma, No Piano’s (54 Below), A Different Kind of Animal (Theater Row), Ring of Fire (Endstation Theatre Co.), Hypochondria by Kyle Jarrow, and his mash-up adaptation of A Dream Play and The Seagull (Columbia University).
As a playwright, he is a recipient of the first annual Bailiwick playwriting award and David Nord Award for his interview-based play In One Room, which has been performed nationally. He has made original plays and musicals from archived material, interviews, fiction and poetry, including a folk musical about John Muir, a punk rock musical about Arthur Rimbaud, and a large-scale civic spectacle about Lewis and Clark. Additional writing credits include Between Life and Nowhere (Old Vic, 3-Legged Dog), In The Belly(Player's Loft), as well as numerous adaptations.
He is an Associate Artist of Classic Stage Company, an Old Vic New Voices Fellow, an SDCF Observer, a Princess Grace Nominee and received his MFA in directing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Member SDC.