#getmyducksinarow Creative Team

Carnegie Hill Productions and James Spry present

 

CARNEGIE HILL PRODUCTIONS (Producer)


Tony nominated producer on Next Fall, producer on The Scottsboro Boys Musical on Broadway, a producer on the upcoming London/Broadway versionThe King’s Speech, produced Saturday Night by Jerome Kass at the (Cast Theater). Produced Desperate Writers and Desperate Writers Final Draft at the Edgemar Theater.

JOSHUA GRENROCK & CATHERINE SCHREIBER (Playwrights)


Joshua (Juilliard) and Catherine (Yale) met as actors. Scripts developed include Ian Sander, Disney, David Ladd, Kate Hudson (Cosmic), CBS. Catherine (solely): “Divorce Court,” Thom Mount, Rastar, co-creator of Stalin miniseries (CBS). Finalists, Chesterfield Writer’s Competition for Hoppily Ever After & DNA Dad. Semifinalists: American Screenwriters Association, Slamdance Competitions (Desperate Writers).

Written by 
Joshua Grenrock and Catherine Schreiber

Directed by 
Kay Cole


Scenic Design            Costume Design                Lighting Design                Sound Design
Lauren Helpern                Stephen Donovan                Jeremy Pivnick                Michael Eisenberg

Production Supervisor                        Music Supervisor & Composer                    Production Stage Manager
                                                         Production Core                                                Stephen Zinnato                                      Bernita Robinson

                                            General Press Representative                    Advertising/Marketing                                Casting by        
                                                    Richard Kornberg                                      The Pekoe Group                               Binder Casting
                                                        & Associates                                                                                           Jay Binder/ Jack Bowdan                           

                                                                                     General Manager                                  Executive Producer
     Tom Smedes                                               Lynn Shaw

LAUREN HELPERN (Set Designer)



NYC credits include:  4000 Miles (LCT3), Oliver Parker!The Irish Curse, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Hewes nomination), Bug (Obie Award), Mother Load (also tour), The Amish Project (also tour),  None of the Above (Hewes nomination), the Broadway production Voices In The Dark, and shows at MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage, Cherry Lane, Ars Nova, and New Georges. Regional credits include: Blue Man Group/Live at Luxor in Las Vegas (Eddy Award), Always…Patsy Cline starring Sally Struthers, Gypsy starring Andrea McArdle, the new musical Wallenberg (WPPAC), Prince Music Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Portland Center Stage, and Anchorage Opera.  Partner in the design firm, Luce Group.   

JAMES SPRY (Producer)



Tony Award nominee for Next Fall.  Mr. Spry has also produced several Off-Broadway productions, including The Cooking King (Samuel French Festival), Mistaken Identity, and Running.  He has also been involved with 33 Variations, War Horse, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.  Mr. Spry is an adjunct member of the Broadway League - and is very proud to be a part of Desperate Writers.

KAY COLE (Director)


Directing credits: No Strings, Dining Room, Flunky, Ecstacy, Sing, Desperate Writers (L.A.). Director/Choreographer credits: The Rose Bowl Queens, Bark!, A Chorus Line, Mommy, Country, The World Goes ’Round. Choreographer credits: Nightmare Alley, Great Expectations, Atlanta, Gaytino, Sweeney Todd, Six Dance Lessons… (Geffen/Belasco); Snoopy, Blockheads

(London/West End). Film & TV: “Country Rules,” “Santa Clause 3,” “Daffies.” Member of SDC.

STEPHEN DONOVAN (Costume Designer)


Andru’s Head, NY Fringe Festival; Divine Normal, Dendy Dancetheater; ADF; The Pillow; Martha Graham (Mark Dendy)…

ADF BAM; ADF Gala 2011. Written, directed and performed for Mind the Gap Theater Company. And has a screenplay up

his sleeve.

MICHAEL EISENBERG (Sound Designer)


Off Broadway: We the People: America Rocks!, Signs of Life, Our Sinatra. Regional: Wallenberg (White Plains PAC); Carousel, The 25th…Spelling Bee (Barrington Stage Company); Green Eyes (Theatre Building Chicago & NY Fringe). Resident Designer for Kansas City Starlight (2004–2010). Associate and Assistant for Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring/regional productions to Jon Weston.

BERNITA ROBINSON (Productions Stage Manager)


Drama League Benefit PSM 2010 & 2011. Broadway: Thurgood, Moon for the Misbegotten, Man of La Mancha, Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, Jelly’s Last Jam, Cats. Tours: On Golden Pond (PSM), Scrooge (PSM), Ragtime (world premiere) Show Boat, West Side Story (PSM), Cats, Sarafina.

RICHARD KORNBERG & ASSOCIATES (Press Repressentative)


represents Born Yesterday on Broadway, Off- Broadway’s Play Dead and Rent, New York Theatre Workshop, Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Performance Space 122, Les Freres Corbusier, Transport Group, The Joyce Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and MOMIX. Past productions: Hairspray, Rent, Fela!, I Am My Own Wife and others.

THE PEKOE GROUP (Advertising and Marketing)



is a full-service advertising and marketing company for events and attractions. Clients: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square, Play Dead, Freud’s Last Session, Theatre for a New Audience, Desperate Writers, The Sphinx Winx and more. www.thepekoegroup.com

DISPERSE INTERACTIVE (Social Media)


is a pioneering social media marketing agency proud to be #spreadingideas for Desperate Writers! Search #getmyducksinarow to see what we mean. Find us everywhere. Search disperse interactive.

JAY BINDER C.S.A./JACK BOWDAN C.S.A. (Casting)


with Mark Brandon C.S.A., have cast more than 75 Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning productions of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Lion King, The Iceman Cometh, Lost in Yonkers, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Gypsy and Beauty and the Beast. New York casting directors for Warner Brothers Television and films of “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and “Nine.”

TOM SMEDES (General Management)



Altar Boyz; The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!); Love, Janis. Producing: Next Fall (Tony nom.); [title of show]; Naked Boys Singing!; Dog Sees God…. London productions of Side by Side by Sondheim; Musical of Musicals; The Women of Lockerbie. www.TomSmedes.com

LYNN SHAW (Executive Producer)


develops projects for theatre, TV/radio, film, Internet and publication. The Miracle Worker, Hairspray, The Crucible, Amadeus on Broadway, national tour of Little House on the Prairie, Off-Broadway’s The Last Word and Shameless. Currently VP of LionelMedia.com.

STEPHEN ZINNATO (music supervisor/composer)


currently stars as Billy Flynn in the musical, Chicago aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Allure of the Seas at the same time as you are listening to his music in this production! You can find his CDs, The Standard Session, This is the

Moment and Painting Air at the Theatre Circle gift store located at 268 West 44th Street in NYC.

MEG FRIEDMAN (Assistant Stage Manager)