Ethan Coen

Playwright, TALKING CURE

Ethan Coen's two previous plays are Almost an Evening and Offices, both of them evenings of one-acts produced by the Atlantic Theater Company and directed by Neil Pepe. Ethan Coen has written a collection of stories, Gates of Eden, and a collection of poems, The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way. With his brother, Joel, he has made 15 movies including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, and adaptations of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and Charles Portis's True Grit.

Elaine May

Playwright, GEORGE IS DEAD

Elaine May began in Second City, where she formed a successful partnership with Mike Nichols. The two appeared in clubs, on TV, and Broadway. Ms. May earned a Drama Desk Award for her play Adaptation, a one-act which she directed along with Terrence McNally’s Next. She wrote, directed, and starred in her first film, A New Leaf, with Walter Matthau. She wrote and directed Mikey & Nicky, starring Peter Falk and John Cassavetes. She directed The Heartbreak Kid, wrote and directed Ishtar, and received an Oscar® nomination for the screenplay of Heaven Can Wait. Ms. May’s acting credits in film include Small Time Crooks, California Suite, Enter Laughing and In the Spirit. She reunited with Mike Nichols to write screenplays for The Birdcage and Primary Colors (British Academy Award) and joined with In the Spirit producer Julian Schlossberg to do Death Defying Acts, After the Night and the Music, Taller Than a Dwarf, Adult Entertainment and Power Plays in which she appeared with Alan Arkin.

Woody Allen

Playwright, HONEYMOON MOTEL

Woody Allen has spent most of his career as a filmmaker. He has occasionally written for Broadway and occasionally written and directed off-Broadway. 

He's the author of several books and has just completed shooting his 43rd film in Rome. HONEYMOON MOTEL is the fourth one-act play of his to be produced.

John Turturro

Director

Stage credits include “Estragon” in Waiting for Godot, the title role in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Italian-American Reconciliation, La Puta Vida, The Bald Soprano, Troilus and Cressida, Steel on Steel, and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (OBIE and Theatre World Award).  Film credits include Five Corners, Do The Right Thing, Miller's Crossing, Jungle Fever, Barton Fink (Best Actor 1991 Cannes Film Festival, David diDonatello Award), Quiz Show (Golden Globe® and SAG Award nomination), Grace of My Heart, Mac (co-writer and director - Camera d’Or at the 1992 Cannes film festival),  The Truce, The Big Lebowski, Box of Moonlight, The Cradle Will Rock, Illuminata (co-writer, director and producer), Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Luzhin Defence, Monday Night Mayhem (SAG Award nomination), Mr. Deeds, and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. Upcoming films include Transformers 3 and Cars 2. John has studied with Robert X. Modica and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and the Yale School of Drama.

Santo Loquasto

Set Designer

Designs for theatre, film, dance and opera. He has received 3 Tony Awards® and has been nominated 15 times. Recent NY theatre designs include Waiting for Godot and Fences.  He received the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004, received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2006 and the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.

Donna Zakowska

Costume Designer

Theatre with Arrabal, Martha Clarke, Eve Ensler, Richard Foreman, John Kelly, William H. Macy, Tom O’Horgan, Roman Paska, Steve Reich, Julie Taymor, Big Apple Circus, and Mick Jagger. Films, after assisting with Woody Allen: John Turturro's Mac, Search and Destroy, Harriet the Spy, Forces of Nature, Illuminata, One True Thing, Invisible Circus, Original Sin, Kate and Leopold, Empire Falls, Romance and Cigarettes, Then She Found Me, John Adams (Emmy Award®), Bunraku, Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, Someday This Pain... and Bless Me, Ultima.

Kenneth Posner

Lighting Design

Has more than 40 Broadway play and musical theatre credits including: Catch Me If You Can, The Merchant of Venice, The Royal Family, The Coast of Utopia: Shipwrecked, Wicked, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Homecoming, The Odd Couple, and Glengarry Glen Ross. He designs extensively Off-Broadway and in resident theatres throughout the United States as well as internationally. He is the recipient of the Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and Obie awards.

Carl Casella

Sound Designer

For more than 30 years, Carl Casella has worked as an audio designer, engineer, and producer in some of New York’s busiest recording studios and live venues. Member of Sound Associates Inc. Credits include: Baby It’s You, Story of My Life, American Buffalo, A Tale of Two Cities, Xanadu, Moon for the Misbegotten, Sly Fox, Little Shop of Horrors, Raisin in the Sun, Adult Entertainment. Love to his family Karen, Andy, Chelsea, and Kylie.

Cindy Tolan

Casting Director

B’way: That Championship Season, A View From The Bridge, All My Sons, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Medea. Film: Blue Valentine, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, Sugar, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity, Casa De Los Babys. TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Fringe. Member: CSA.

Aurora Productions

Production Management

Current projects: The Addams Family (Broadway and National Tour), The Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Peter Pan (threesixty entertainment), The Mountaintop, Man and Boy, Sons of the Prophet, An Evening with Patti and Mandy, and Stick Fly. Past projects include over 150 Broadway shows and their tours.

Ira Mont

Production Stage Manager

B’way: Arcadia, La BêteA Little Night Music, The Norman Conquests, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Sound of Music (also the Australian production), Beauty and the Beast, Sacrilege, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cyrano – The Musical. Tours: Catskills on Broadway, M. Butterfly, Fame: The Musical, Boys Choir of Harlem, MOMIX. Off-B’way: I Do! I Do!, Full Gallop (also directed in Philadelphia).

Matthew Lacey

Stage Manager

Broadway: Arcadia, La Bête, A Little Night Music, Chicago, Urinetown, Swing!. Off-Bway: Johnny Guitar, World of Mirth, Pete ‘n’ Keely, Mnemonic, Stomp, The Mystery of Irma Vep. Recent Muny: The Little Mermaid, Show Boat, Hairspray, Les Misérables. American Ballet Theatre for 6 years. Graduate of The Conservatory at Webster University.

Richards/Climan, Inc.

General Management

David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes (formerly Climan) currently manage The Mountaintop, Chinglish, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Past credits: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, August: Osage County, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, and The Scottsboro Boys.

Producers

Julian Schlossberg

Producer

Theatre: Sly Fox, Fortune’s Fool, After the Night and the Music, Adult Entertainment, The Unexpected Man, Tommy Tune, Madame Melville, Taller than a Dwarf, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Power Plays, If Love Were All, Death Defying Acts, Vita and Virginia, etc.  Film:  Widow’s Peak, In the Spirit, Bad Girls, No Nukes, Ten from Your Show of Shows. Television: Nichols and May (PBS), Elia Kazan:  A Director’s Journey (AMC), Claire Bloom’s Shakespeare’s Women (Bravo), Lives of Lillian Hellman (PBS).  Currently producing a fourteen hour series, Witnesses to the 20th Century.

Letty Aronson

Producer

Letty Aronson produces Woody Allen’s feature films including Midnight in Paris, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Whatever Works, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point, Anything Else, among numerous others.  Co-Executive Producer credits include Allen’s Small Time Crooks, Deconstructing Harry, Everyone Says I Love You, Mighty Aphrodite and Bullets Over Broadway, as well as David Mamet’s The Spanish Prisoner and Jason Alexander’s Just Looking. Off-Broadway credits include Dinah Was, Death Defying Acts, Writer’s Block, and A Second Hand Memory. Served as Vice President of the Museum of Television and Radio for ten years.

Edward Walson

Co-Producer

The owner of Service Electric Cable TV, he’s also an announcer and producer of local cable programming. He is currently co-producing Regis’s next prime time show. He is also an investor and producer of independent films, including City Island and a new project about Hemingway written and directed by Andy Garcia. Walson owns hotels in Florida and plays a philanthropic role in the Elton John Aids Foundation and amfAR.

LeRoy Schecter

Co-Producer

Born in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 1927.  At 15, after Pearl Harbor, he joined the National Guard. At 17, during World War II, he left school and joined the Navy. LeRoy struggled with ADHD and OCD. Despite this, LeRoy became a passionate philanthropist and successful entrepreneur, with interests in the steel and real estate industries.  The LeRoy Schecter Foundation was formed in 2001 to help those inflicted with poverty, medical, and educational needs.

Thomas Sherak

Co-Producer

Current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. From 2000-2008, Sherak was partner in Revolution Studios. Prior to joining Revolution, chairman of Twentieth Century Fox domestic film, and senior EVP of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Sherak is also a philanthropist and board member of the Southern California chapter of the MS Society and Fulfillment Fund. Recipient of 2010 Visionary Honor from the Lighthouse International Board of Directors, 2011 Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award, and Public Leadership in Neurology Award. 

Daveed D. Frazier, M.D.

Co-Producer

Daveed is a renowned spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery and President of Orthopaedic Associates of New York. Prior to becoming a producer on RELATIVELY SPEAKING he produced the broadway hit Ghetto Klown with John Leguizamo and has invested in productions including Driving Miss Daisy, A View From The Bridge and Deuce. He attended Brown University, Harvard Medical School and sits on the board of a number of charities including Cheetah Foundation and Film Aid.

Roy Furman

Co-Producer

Currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon, War Horse, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Addams Family. Other productions include West Side Story, La Bete, Ragtime, Gypsy, Spamalot (Tony Award®), The Color Purple, History Boys (Tony Award®), All My Sons. Co-founded investment firm Furman Selz, now Vice Chairman Jefferies & Company and chairman of Jefferies Capital Partners, its private equity arm. Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center and Chairman Emeritus Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Weinstein Company

Associate Producer

Bob and Harvey Weinstein are co-chairmen of the Weinstein Company. Under their tenure at Miramax and the Weinstein Company, they earned 261 Oscars nominations and won 62. The Weinsteins have produced several award-winning shows on Broadway and in the West End, including The Producers, Frost/Nixon, August: Osage County, Boeing-Boeing, The Seagull, Billy Elliot, West Side Story, God of Carnage, A Little Night Music, A View From the Bridge, and Promises, Promises.