Madeline Austin (Producing Consultant) is the Creative Development Director for Creative Women New York.  She is the former Executive Director of The Shakespeare Society and for over a decade worked with the legendary Jerry Schoenfeld, Chairman of The Shubert Organization.  Producing credits:  Maybe, Baby, It's You (Soho Playhouse) The Invested with Sue Wagner and Carrie Schoenfeld (4th Street Theatre), Stealing Sweets and Punching People (NY Summer Play Festival).  She consults for theatre and film.  More information can be found at www.madelineaustin.com.

Jack Benedict (Composer, "Spin Off theme")Second Piano, My Fair Lady (Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre); Lead Keyboard, Rock n Roll XXIV, Rock n Roll XXVIIIOklahoma, School of Rock, “Winner, Best Band, 2017 Cappies Awards” (Severna Park HS); Music Conductor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Benfield ES); Arranger/Keyboardist for Rock the Rattle.  "Spin Off theme” recorded with Jack Benedict on keyboards, Carolyn Hong on saxophone, Warren Louie on bass and Josh Ohler on drums.

Carey Campbell (Production Stage Manager) is a playwright, screenwriter and photographer. Her passion for the arts has taken her from being a Dresser, Stage Manager and Prop Master for theatre productions in Los Angeles and New York to set costuming in film, music videos and commercials.  She has worked as a dramaturge for published playwright Joe Keyes and the Actor’s Studio West and has helped develop new works for the Loose Monsters writing group.  She worked for the award-winning creative writing non-profit WriteGirl, which included playwriting and screenwriting workshops with notable writers and performers, as well as a Coordinator for the film studio Miramax, in the Distribution and Servicing wing.  She is working on a photo essay book about her trips through small town and rural Mississippi and one of her screenplays is currently in development with a director attached.  Carey feels very fortunate and excited to be a part of the incredible Spin Off family.

Anthony Escoto (Videographer) is a filmmaker, recently published photographer and U.S Army veteran. Recent work includes: music video of international Latin artist El Cuapue (SI TE VAS), photographer of Latin American billboard award winner Amarfis,
the lead singer for the band “Amarfis y la Banda de Attake.” More information can be
found on Instagram: A.Escoto_Films  

Sarah Weber-Gallo (Choreographer) is a dancemaker, performer, and dance educator based in Hoboken, NJ, where she is Dance Director for Mile Square Theatre and head of MST Dance Academy.  Sarah’s recent evening-length work for MST, The Magic Hour was lauded as “stunning” (Dance Enthusiast) and better than Charlie Brown” (Jake, age 7).  Other works have been presented and supported by Roulette Intermedium, The Iron Factory, Center for Performance Research, Art House Productions, Indy Convergence, and Danceworks Milwaukee, where she won the 2015 New Work Award.  Sarah is a senior member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, where she has been featured in the work of such choreographers and directors as Phillipe Gerard, André Serban, Doug Varone, Mary Zimmerman, Julie Taymor, Graciela Danielle, BenjaminMillepied, Christopher Wheeldon, and Robert Lepage. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a BA in Psychology from Goucher College, and is very pleased to be working on her second project with this company of artists.

Sean Hagerty  (Sound Design) is a composer, sound designer, and violinist based in NYC. He has worked extensively with Third Rail Projects, creating environmental soundtracks and systems for large-scale immersive projects such as Then She Fell (Bessie Award), Ghost Light (LCT3, Lincoln Center), The Grand Paradise, Sweet and Lucky (DCPA), Behind the City, Roadside Attraction (Brookfield Plaza), and music for the forthcoming film with Dance Film Association, Between Yourself and Me. Other shows include Hit the Body Alarm (Performing Garage), the off-Broadway revival of Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theater), The Wild Party (DCPA), The Fall to Earth and The Collector (59 E 59), The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Symphony of Shadows (Dixon Place), Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Rep, Weston Playhouse, Florida Rep, Hangar Theatre, Virginia Rep, Theatre Squared), and 57 one act plays with the Actors Studio Drama School (Gibney Dance, 3LD). 
www.seanhagerty.com

Anna Kovacs (Stage Manager) Born in Cincinnati Ohio, Anna moved to the Big Apple just two months ago. This being her first stage management gig on island proper, she’s more than ecstatic to be a part of the Spin Off team! Some of her credits include: Stage Manager for the Miles Square Theatre summer dance concerts (2018), Stage and Production Manager for Celebrity cruises (2016-2018), Production Intern for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s original production of Tug-Of-War:Civil Strife (2016), Production Manager for the Monomoy Theatre in Cape Cod MA (2014, 2015).  Anna graduated with her BFA in Stage Management from Ohio University (2016). 

Kathryn Murphy (Backstage Crew) is a Sophomore at Fordham University and is studying Theatre and Spanish. She has performed in various productions throughout her high school career and her last internship was with the Avalon Players. She is currently the Publicity Chair for Fordham's Theatrical Outreach Program and has been the Assistant Director on their productions of Metamorphoses and As You Like It. Kathryn would like to thank the entire creative team and company of Spin Off for this unbelievable experience. 

Ann Osmond (Singer/Co-Composer, Original Music for "Yara's Theme") is an actor, singer and voice-over artist.  Favorite theatre roles include Carlyle in The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), the title role in Tamara (Los Angeles production) and Marie in Pains of Youth (Broome St. Theatre, NYC). Recent films include Last Christmas in Vermont, Departures, Diane, A Bread Factory, Part II, and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. She enjoys narrating audiobooks and performs in jazz and cabaret venues in the NYC region.  www.annosmond.com

Eve Pomerance (Casting Consultant) Major Motion Pictures, LLC, (MMP) was formed in 2008 by indie filmmakers, Eve Pomerance and Jonathan Mossek.  Films TV and Video games work includes:  As Good as Dead, Writer/Director Jonathan Mossek, Festival of Light, Writer/Director Shundell Prasad, Casting/Executive Producer Eve Pomerance,  Bombays Most Wanted, Director/Producer Aditya Bhattacharya, Tim Maia (2014) and Joao, O Maestro (2017), Director Mauro Lima and Producer Chris Bongirne, Until Dawn for Supermassive Games and Sony, "Pilgrims"  for Ric Burns (2016), The God Who Fell From Grace for Alex Ewen, The Mimic  for Director Thomas F. Mazziotti (2018) and Louisiana Caviar for Director Cuba Gooding Jr. (2018). Theater credits include: Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, To Kill a Mockingbird, Annie Get Your Gun, The Time of Our Lives and Sinners (Mirror Theater).  

David Shocket (Lighting Design) Selected designs: SUDS (Bluelaces Theatre Co.); Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast (Actor’s Conservatory Theatre, NC); 13 The Musical (Actor’s Temple); The Maids (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Pajama Game (Schimmel Center); The Light in the Piazza (Sheen Center, dir. Victoria Clark); Some Girl(s), Middletown, Look Back in Anger (Pace University). Resident lighting designer for Packer Collegiate Institute, Gaston Day School, and Friends Academy. Associate: Dangerous House, Lempicka, Actually (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Tick, Tick…BOOM!, Travels With My Aunt, John and Jen (Theatre Row); Wringer (City Center); Disenchanted (Westside Theatre, Straz Center); Kunstler, The Road to Damascus (59E59); Love Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter (York Theatre Co). www.dshocketdesigns.com

Jonathan Slaff (Press Representative) Jonathan Slaff & Associates

Paul Smithyman (Scenic Designer) Paul is a 25-year veteran of Off-Off, Off and Broadway. He was the Co-Artistic Director of The Interart Development Series and is a founding member of Psycho Clan creators of Nightmare as well as Production Manager at Lincoln Center Theater. Paul has numerous credits as a designer, director, producer, actor and author. Viva Patshiva, This Is Real, Triggers, Lapis Blue Blood Red are just a few

Matsy Stinson (Costume Design) is a Brooklyn based designer who specializes in costumes and fashion. Recent design credits include an untitled feature-length horror film produced by James Franco, a children’s musical called SUDS at A.R.T., and an immersive piece with company members from The New York City Ballet. She also was the featured designer for a series of videos for Seventeen Magazine's digital platforms called Fashion to D.I.Y. For.  From August-October, she will be showing an installation art piece on Governors Island called | clothe | as Part of Exquisite Corpse Company’s ‘Memory House’. (More at matsystinson.com or @matsine)

Dennis Yerry (Co-Composer/Musician, Original Music for “Yara’s Theme”; Composer/Musician, “The Plight of the Far Away Moon” - Copyright 2018 - Noyeh-Ongeh Music Publishing - ASCAP) is a Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) composer, musician and founder of The Hawk Project. He was musical director, composer and performer for the American Indian Dance Theatre, the theatrical production of Black Elk Speaks, Denver Center Theatre; Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), the Native American Day of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (NYC), and the outdoor drama Unto These Hills (Cherokee, NC). He is featured on the Native American flute in the Ken Burns documentaries, “Lewis and Clark” and “The West”. He is also an accomplished jazz composer, arranger and educator and is co-director of the Sitka Jazz Fine Arts Camp (Sitka, AK).

 

≈ PRODUCERS CIRCLE ≈

Joe Campanelli makes his living in front of a TV camera, but in a very different way than most on-air TV professionals. Joe is and has been developing and selling his own products on both HSN and QVC Home Shopping Channels. However, his first love has always been movies. When the opportunity presented itself for Joe to actually produce his own movie, he took some time out of a very busy schedule to write his first screenplay and with the help of his son Santino, they, without any prior experience, set out to produce "BULLY", a coming of age, heartfelt serious comedy (www.facebook.com/LazyRacerProductions). The movie to date has won several prestigious awards. Joe cast Ron Canada to play an aging ex-boxer who takes a bullied boy to learn self defense from his long time friend and gym owner, Manny, played by Danny Trejo. Joe and Ron have been good friends ever since. When offered the opportunity to be involved with Spin Off, Joe was honored and jumped on board having a love for the theatre.  Joe's favorite quote..."It's never too late to be who you might have been" - George Eliot  

Susan Canada was born in Passaic, NJ. After attending The College of New Jersey, she moved to NYC, and worked at NBC-TV as a promotion and publicity writer for NBC-International. She relocated to Washington D.C., in 1972. She retired from The Washington Post after working there for 34 years as Executive Assistant to one of The Post's Vice Presidents. Susan has always loved theater from a young age, and is very pleased to be one of the Producers of Spin Off.

Creative Women 3 is a non-profit performing arts organization and producing entity, powered by women, and inclusive of all. CW3 is dedicated to creative development, training, and the production of theatre and film. CW3 also empowers creative work through co-production and fiscal sponsorship​. Creative Women founder and VP of CW3's theatrical division, Tricia Mancuso Parks, is one of the principal producers on Spin Off. (www.creativewomen3.com)

Carrie Schoenfeld is a Producer, Director and Screenwriter.  She wrote and directed Asockalypse, a Sci-Fi comedy feature film (Asockalypse.com) released through Amazon.com; and wrote, directed and animated internet video show pilots, “Animals Vs Battlebots” and “Dis n’ Bitz” for ABC’s Digital Stage 9.  Producing credits include The Invested, 4th Street Theatre, NY. Carrie is also a singer /songwriter for Energy Whores, an indie folk electronic band (Energywhores.com) whose songs are currently on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music and other digital music websites as well as (Jango International Music Radio).In addition to working with the University of Hartford Engineering School to develop a Magnetic Turbine Generator, Carrie has been involved with Internet video and website design for more than 15 years. As an artist, Carrie’s work has been shown internationally and at LaMama Galleria, Gershwin Gallery, Susan Cooper Fine Art, Montserrat Gallery and Kent Fine Art Gallery (carrieschoenfeld.com). She is also the Vice President of Marketing and Publicity with Creative Women 3. 

Sternman Productions, founded by actor and producer Thomas Hildreth, seeks out original material from emerging screenwriters and playwrights for development/production in film and theatre including the 2015 Award-Winning feature film Child of Grace, a crime thriller with Emma Myles ("Orange Is The New Black"), Ted Levine (The Bridge, Silence Of The Lambs), and James Parks ("The Son," The Hateful Eight). The film is distributed worldwide by Mission Pictures International and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Sternman also produced the feature film Islander, filmed on coastal Maine, with Amy Jo Johnson ("Felicity", "Flashpoint"), Larry Pine ("House Of Cards"), and Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia). The award-winning film opened in film festivals nationwide in 2006 and played in theaters in major markets throughout the U.S. in 2007, receiving great reviews from leading publications including The Washington Post, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, Variety, and Hollywood Reporter. Next in development are several film and TV projects with screenwriter Jeff Johnson to be shot on location in Maine.  Theatre includes the world premieres of Padraic Lillis’ Lights Up On The Fade Out in Los Angeles and Sharyn Rothstein’s The Invested in New York. (http://sternmanproductions.com/).


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

  • Joe Campanelli
  • Ron Canada
  • Susan Canada
  • Creative Women
  • Carrie Schoenfeld
  • Sternman Productions

FRIENDS OF CWNY

  • Eric & Kris Brewer 
  • Julie Daugherty & Angus Vail 
  • Cari DeBlasio
  • Stuart Howard & Judy Waters
  • Tracey Ilgner
  • Frances Middendorf
  • MJMG
  • Eve Pomerance
  • Alfonso Ramos
  • Georgianna LaBella-Saracco & John Saracco  
  • Richard Squires
  • Wagon Driver Productions​

Illustration by Marc Kolder & design by Mischa Blevins