COLIN QUINN (Writer/Performer) is a stand up comedian from Brooklyn (Okay Park Slope). From MTV’s Remote Control to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd”, Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He’s been on Broadway with Irish Wake and Colin Quinn Long Story Short and off-Broadway with his show Colin Quinn Unconstitutional. His web series Cop Show can be seen on LStudio.com. His first and last book The Coloring Book is now out from Grand Central Publishing. Colin can be seen in the recurring role of ‘Hermie’ on HBO’s “Girls” and opposite Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” this summer.
JERRY SEINFELD (Director). Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine aseasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a bestselling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween). Seinfeld’s latest project is critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee. com, which has garnered close to 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.” Seinfeld resides in New York City with his wife and three children. He remains active as a standup comedy performer, touring the country continuously.
SARA C WALSH (Scenic Design). Sara has designed over 50 productions in New York City, and 20 worldwide. Previous designs include: Get Mad at Sin! with Andrew Dinwiddie and Jeff Larson (The Chocolate Factory, Austin, TX, Portland Institute of Art, and The San Diego Museum of Art), Confidence Man with the Woodshed Collective, Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me (The Kitchen, UCLA, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston), There Is So Much Mad in Me (Dance Theatre Workshop) and 837 Venice Blvd. (HERE Arts Center—Bessie Award Winner). She has also designed at PS 122, New Georges, The Ontological-Hysteria, Juiliard, New York University, Bard College, and Columbia University. She was Head of Design for Queen of the Night, the immersive nightclub experience called “New York’s Hottest Nightclub Event” by New York Magazine. Her design for The Great God Brown was included in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. Upcoming she is designing Wolf 359’s Temping at Lincoln Center, ...Ayn Rand at Boston’s ART, and a feature film with Brian Rogers and Madeline Best. In early 2016, Sara will be designing and performing in The Kioskers at St Ann’s Workshop. She is faculty at NYU. B.F.A Loyola University, Chicago. M.F.A. NYU Tisch School of the Arts. www.saracwalsh.com
SARAH LURIE (Lighting Design). is a NYC based lighting designer and manager for live performance. www.sarahelurie.com
ELLIOT DAVOREN (Sound Design): New York: Omega Kids (Dixon Place), Light and Shadow (Gene Frankle), Rum For Sale (Signature), The Feast (The Flea), Fifth Planet (Lincoln Center Education), O.Rex (New Alchemical) Other: Midsummer Nights Dream (Two River), The Universe is a Small Hat (Sarah Lawrence), Skin of Our Teeth (Fordham), The Peculiar Patriot (Penumbra), The Guadalupe (Chautauqua Theater Company)
JOSHUA KOHLER (Stage & Production Manager). Production Manager: Two Girls for Five Bucks, Now Circa Then, Be a Good Little Widow, The Lapsburgh Layover, ANTFEST 2008 - 2011 (Ars Nova), The Annihilation Point (Berserker Residents), Summerworks 2012 (Clubbed Thumb), Blood Play (The Debate Society), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (Classical Theatre of Harlem), An Octoroon (SOHO REP) Riding the Midnight Express, Swamp Juice, Every Brilliant Thing (Barrow Street Theatre). Other: Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional (Stage Manager Cherry Lane, National Tour), Tribes (Video Operator), The Flick (Deck Carpenter).
KENNETH FERRONE (Associate Director). Recent credits include the Broadway revival of Love Letters, and the new Maltby & Shire musical, Waterfall, for which he serves as Associate Director. Kenneth directed the world premiere musical, Sistas, now playing its fifth year Off-Broadway. The show aired nationwide on BET and was released on Netflix and DVD by RLJ/Image Entertainment. Other recent stage credits include productions at Pasadena Playhouse, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Primary Stages, the Alley Theatre, Williamstown, Bay Street, and the Straz Center. Kenneth was Associate Producer of Steven Spielberg's musical series, “SMASH,” on NBC. Additional TV/Film credits include “Deception,” and “Ironside,” for Universal Television, and the upcoming feature, “Poor Behavior.” Graduate of Northwestern University. He is thrilled to be collaborating with Colin, Jerry, and this terrific team. www.KennethFerrone.com
JILLIAN DOYLE (Marketing Director) is best known for her indelible spirit and innovative marketing campaigns. Doyle’s past APA marketing and sales support experiences include Kevin Hart’s record-breaking “What Now?” tour, Aziz Ansari’s first arena tour, “Modern Romance,” and Bill Burr’s “Billy Bible Belt” tour. Additionally, Doyle has supported popular comedy theatre tours for John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, and Marc Maron. With a BA in Communications and English from Boston College, Doyle specializes in social media marketing and creative advertising campaigns.
KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES (Press Representative) represents a diverse clientele in theatre, film, television, music, media, lifestyles and corporate industries. KSA has been the press representative for more than 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions. The firm represented The New York Times for 10 years, the Tony Awards for 18 years and has been working with Brian Boitano since he won his Olympic Gold medal in 1988. Scott Klein and Brett Oberman are senior associates. ksa-pr.com
MIKE BERKOWITZ (Producer) is a Partner and Head of Comedy at APA, where he oversees a staff of touring, literary and talent agents with a philosophy of groundbreaking, risk-taking, and above all advocating on behalf of their clients. Berkowitz has developed an unparalleled client list, putting together major concert tours for the likes of Colin Quinn, Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Pete Davidson, Chelsea Peretti, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer and many others. In addition to live touring, he specializes in finding unique ways to develop, market and sell his clients and their stand up material through multiple platforms across theatrical, digital, and traditional media. Berkowitz has developed several one-person shows for the theater. He was the Executive Producer for Colin Quinn’s successful off-Broadway show, “Colin Quinn Unconstitutional”, which went on to tour soldout theaters nationwide. Additionally, Berkowitz played an integral role in Mike Birbiglia’s hit one-man theatrical show, “Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”, which received a Lucille Lortel Award. He is currently in development on another theatre project for Daily Show correspondent, Hasan Minhaj. Berkowitz was born in the Bronx, NY and currently lives in the West Village in NYC. He lists Bruce Springsteen concerts and New England Patriots games as the two places he enjoys attending the most.
MIKE LAVOIE (Producer/General Manager) Credits: Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Lucile Lortel Award, Barrow Street), Colin Quinn Unconstitutional (Cherry Lane), Sleepwalk With Me (Bleecker Street). Film: Sleepwalk With Me (Sundance Audience Award), Chasing Home (Gotham Screen Film Festival). Music videos for Alison Krauss, Rhett Miller, Darlingside, The Spring Standards and more. www.Lavoie.nyc
BRIAN STERN (Producer) is SVP at Y Entertainment Group’s AGI Entertainment Media & Management where he’s a producer and manager of actors, writers and comedians. Stern was previously a manager / producer at Brillstein Entertainment Partners and started his career at the illustrious William Morris Agency where he served as a senior talent agent. TV Credits include: Executive Producer of Comedy Central’s “Big Time in Hollywood, FL” with Red Hour Films; Executive Producer of Fusion’s “The Chris Gethard Show” with Funny or Die and Zach Galifianakis. EP of Colin Quinn’s webseries “Cop Show” for Lexus/ LStudio.com. Brian also co-created IFC’s “Z Rock” and produced the Emmy nominated special “Colin Quinn Long Story Short” for HBO. Theatre credits: Producer—Colin Quinn Unconstitutional (Barrow Street Theatre / Cherry Lane).
KRISTEN BUCKELS (Associate Producer) is an NYC based producer, writer and performer working in commercial, film and theatrical capacities. Recently collaborated with Atlantic Records and Delcan & Co. Education includes The Barrow Group and NYU. Buckels is stoked to be apart of this amazing team!
MARCUS LEVY (Associate Producer) has been a touring comedy agent at APA for over five years. After working for sports and entertainment firms Octagon and InsideSEG, he transitioned to the agency side and now focuses on booking national headliners at major theatres, casinos, and colleges. Most recently, Marcus has booked tours for clients including Lavell Crawford, Judah Friedlander, Emily Heller, and Chris Gethard. His passion for the theatre can be traced back to his parents while growing up in nearby northern New Jersey. He graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. (Go Terps!)
CHERRY LANE THEATRE (Producer). A landmark in New York City’s cultural landscape, Cherry Lane Theatre serves as a vital incubator for the development of new American plays. As New York’s longest running Off-Broadway theater, Cherry Lane has helped to define American drama, fostering theater that is daring and relevant for 90 years. Our resident company, founded in 1997, produces under the leadership of Artistic Director Angelina Fiordellisi, Facility Director Janio Marrero, and Literary Manager Serafina Lawrence. Mainstage programming includes our Discovery Series, which features new plays developed within our nationally respected programs: Saint Lucy’s Eyes, slag heap, Women on Fire, Hoodoo Love, Bhutan, Havana is Waiting, Black Humor: The Comedy of Lewis Black, Fugue, Open Heart, Huck and Holden, Jailbait and The Lady With All the Answers. Our Heritage Series features classic plays that have been presented in our beloved playhouse since 1924 including The American Dream and The Sandbox, Happy Days, Dutchman, and Nunsense. Co-Productions: The Ladies, Gun Club, Lascivious Something, and Scarcity. Commissioned work: The Cook, Strings of Pearls, One Night…, and a new musical by Anton Dudley. Our Studio Theatre, where we have developed and produced the work of over 60 dramatists, was built in 1998. Founded in the same year, our OBIE Award-winning Mentor Project has discovered, developed, and presented the work of 47 emerging playwrights. In 2008, Mentor Project received The Ross Wetzsteon Award (OBIE Award) for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of New Work and in 2009 was honored by the Dramatists Guild Fund with the James Kirkwood Award for fostering and promoting the work of contemporary American playwrights. Mentor Project alumni include Katori Hall, Rajiv Joseph, David Adjmi, Eliam Kraiem, Sheila Callaghan, Christopher Shinn, Julia Cho, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Bathsheba Doran, Anton Dudley, Bridgette Wimberly, Peter Buchman, Heather Hill, Lizzie Olesker, Hunt Holman, Ward Just, Rosemary Moore, Anne Washburn, Gary Winter, Ross Berger, Glyn O’Malley, Cybele Pascal, David Weiner, Allison Moore, Alexandra Bullen, Joseph Fisher, Kendra Levin, Courtney Baron, Sam Forman, Megan MostynBrown, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Colin McKenna, Molly Smith Metzler, Greg Keller, Deirdre O’Connor, Samuel Brett Williams, Jakob Holder, Ruth McKee, Nate Rufus Edelman, Winter Miller, Elizabeth Rose, Patricia Buckley, Anne Desalvo, Lisa Ramirez, Elizabeth A. Davis, Natalia Naman, and Nastaran Ahmadi. Other Studio productions include Harriet and Phyllis, 60 minutes in Negroland, Pickling, Harriet’s Return, When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba, Dead Reckoning, Fuente, 50 minutes, Women on Fire, Bhutan, and Five Bottles in a Six-Pack as part of celebrating Women and Black Playwrights programs. Our program From Breast Cancer to Broadway features short plays by breast cancer survivors. Other awards include the 50/50 Applause Award for producing female playwrights at least 50% of the time, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservations Village Award, multiple AUDELCO Awards, The Smith Prize, The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, as well as nominations for the Off Broadway Alliance, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A number of our productions are featured in the Lincoln Center Film Library. Cherry Lane is the New York home of the Edward Albee Society. Our Mission: to cultivate an urban artist colony, honor Cherry Lane’s groundbreaking history, and engage audiences as partners in creating theater that illuminates contemporary issues and at its best, transforms the human spirit. www.cherrylanetheatre.org