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Adam Rapp (Book) is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (New York Theatre Workshop), Finer Noble Gases (26th Humana Festival), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. The Sound Inside received its world premiere at the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival and was named one of The New York Times best plays of 2018. It premiered on Broadway at Studio 54 in the fall of 2019 and went on to be nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play. His playwriting honors include Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, The Helen Merrill Prize, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, The Benjamin H. Danks Award, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award, and a 2021 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Jamestown Revival (Music and Lyrics) is an internationally recognized Americana/Roots Rock band from Austin, TX. who describe their music as “Southern & Garfunkel.” Jamestown Revival’s latest release, Young Man, is the band’s first album without electric guitars and their first to be recorded in a studio. With themes like coming of age and settling into an identity, Young Man was produced by Robert Ellis and Josh Block (Leon Bridges, Caamp). The band has performed at iconic music festivals, such as Farm Aid, Coachella, Stagecoach and Lollapalooza, and has performed with the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham and Willie Nelson. Jamestown Revival has released three critically acclaimed albums (Utah, The Education Of A Wandering Man and San Isabel) and two equally praised EPs (Field Guide To Loneliness, an intimate collection of songs reflecting recent times where human contact was limited more than ever, and Fireside With Louis L’Amour, featuring songs inspired by stories from author Louis L’Amour).

Justin Levine’s (Music and Lyrics, Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations) recent projects include: Moulin Rouge! (music supervisor, arranger, orchestrator; Tony Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (original music; Delacorte Theater; Drama Desk nom), VEVO X LORDE: Melodrama (vocal arranger/supervisor, conceived by Lorde, Electric Lady Studios), Contemporary Color (music supervisor, conceived by David Byrne, Barclay’s Center and Air Canada Center), Bonfire Night (book, music and lyrics, NAMT), The Weight of Smoke (original music with Matt Stine, choreographed by Doug Elkins for Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Lincoln Center), Pepper and Sam (co-conceived with Salty Brine, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub). Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (music director, co-orchestrator, cast, Public Theater and Broadway), Here Lies Love (music director, Public Theater, National Theater, Seattle Rep, MassMoca), Love’s Labour’s Lost (music director, co-orchestrator, cast, Delacorte), Robber Bridegroom (music director, co-orchestrator with Martin Lowe, Roundabout Theater), Murder Ballad (music director, orchestrator, Manhattan Theater Club and Union Square Theater).

Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman (Choreographers) are a directing and choreography team for stage and screen. Recent highlights include choreographing Alice by Heart (Lortel Award, Chita Rivera Award, and Callaway Award for Outstanding Choreography. Drama Desk Nomination), Cyrano (New Group and Goodspeed) with Peter Dinklage and with music by The National, A$AP Rocky’s Lab Rat, Phish at Madison Square Garden, and fight directing & choreographing both Frank Wildhorn’s The Count of Monte Cristo in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Broadway Asia’s immersive Peter Pan in Beijing. Their recent work for camera can be seen on “Living with Yourself” with Paul Rudd (Netflix) and in Silent Retreat (Miramax). They’ve directed shorts and music videos for Jesse Malin & Billie Joe Armstrong, Anthony D’Amato, and Miracles of Modern Science that have screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and online at Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and The Huffington Post. The bros are grads of Harvard and Princeton, third degree black belts in Kenpo Karate, and Canadians with US Green Cards. Rick likes Key and Peele, podcasts, and navel-gazing. Jeff likes Russian literature, paella, and literally nothing else.

Danya Taymor (Director) is a New York based director. She reopened Broadway with Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over, the first play back after 18 months of darkness on Broadway (New York Times 10 best shows of 2021). Other recent work includes: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame (Gate Theater, Dublin), Will Arbery’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Obie Award, Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction), Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy” (New Group/Vineyard), Korde Arrington Tuttle’s Graveyard Shift (Goodman), Martyna Majok’s queens (Lincoln Center), Danai Guirira’s Familiar (Steppenwolf) and Brian Watkins’ My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer and Wyoming (The Flea + Lesser America). Her world-premiere production of Pass Over (Steppenwolf 2017) was filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is streaming on Amazon Prime. Recipient of the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center. BA: Duke University

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