Daniel Jenkins (Performer/Playwright). Broadway credits include George Banks in Mary Poppins, Clifford Pike in Wrong Mountain, Josh Baskin in Big, (Drama Desk nomination), Prior Walter in Angels in America, Huck Finn in Big River (1985 Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and Mark Twain in the revival of Big River (2003).  Off-Broadway includes Love Child (Primary Stages), Albert in Bye Bye Birdie, Prez in The Pajama Game (Encores!), Spinning Into Butter (Lincoln Center); Dream True, The Maiden’s Prayer and composer/performer in Feast Here Tonight (Vineyard Theatre); Triumph of Love (CSC); Johnny in Johnny Pye (The Lamb’s), Five Visits from Mr. Whitcomb (Young Playwrights Festival).  Regional:  title roles in The Education of Randy Newman (ACT); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Hangar Theater); and Fortinbras (La Jolla); Twelfth Night (La Jolla) Citizen Tom Paine (Philadelphia Theatre Company/Kennedy Center).  Actors Theatre of Louisville:  The Grapes of Wrath, A Christmas Carol, Rites of Passage, Little People (playwright), Fast Women, Julius Caesar, Coup/Clucks, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Neutral Countries.  O’Neill Playwrights Center, five years at Sundance Playwrights Lab.  Films for Robert Altman:  O.C. in O.C. and Stiggs, Stringer in Gary Trudeau’s Tanner ’88, Willie Keith in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.  Other film:  Joshua, Cradle Will Rock, Glory, In Country, What Comes Around, Infested, The Perfect You and Five Corners.  Television:  “Law & Order,” Law & Order:  Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order:  SVU,” “Cracker,” “The Knife and Gun Club,” “Florida Straits” and Alex in “Going to Extremes.” 

Robert Stanton (Playwright/Performer).  Broadway credits include Mary Stuart and The Coast of Utopia.  Off-Broadway includes Love Child, The Right Kind of People, Obie and Clarence Derwent Awards for All in the Timing (Primary Stages); The Bald Soprano (Atlantic); Stealing Sweets & Punching People (SPF); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (National Actors Theatre); Fuddy Meers, Overtime (MTC); Cymbeline, Measure for Measure (Delacorte); A Cheever Evening (Playwrights Horizons); Five Visits from Mr. Whitcomb (Young Playwrights Festival); Owners, Traps (New York Theater Workshop); and Rum and Coke (The Public). Regional: The Front Page, On the Razzle (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Hay Fever (Westport Country Playhouse); The Guest Lecturer (George Street Playhouse); Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Once in a Lifetime, The Homecoming, Twelfth Night, Major Barbara, The Lost Boys and The King Stag (American Repertory Theatre).  Films include Luc Besson's Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds, Confessions of a ShopaholicGigantic, Find Me Guilty, The Stepford Wives, Head of State, The Quiet American, Mercury Rising, Red Corner, Next Stop Wonderland, Washington Square, Striptease, Dennis the Menace, Bob Roberts and A League of Their Own. TV includes "Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Frasier,” and Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water.  M.F.A., NYU Graduate Acting Program.

Carl Forsman (Director) is the Artistic Director of New York’s Keen Company and Vermont’s Dorset Theatre Festival.  Keen Company, a New York theater devoted to the production of sincere plays, received the 2005 Drama Desk Special Award, “for moving and enlightening audiences with plays that build upon our theatrical heritage,” and was the 2008 recipient of a Village Voice Obie Grant.  His directing credits for Keen include the world premieres of Beasley's Christmas Party, Michael Murphy’s The Conscientious Objector, John Belluso’s Pyretown, Keith Reddin's Can't Let Go and David Auburn’s adaptation The Journals Of Mihail Sebastian, the American premiere of Conor McPherson's The Good Thief (Obie Award for Brian d’Arcy James), the New York premiere of Gerald Sibleyras' Heroes, Matthew Burnett’s Theophilus North based on Thornton Wilder’s novel, and revivals of Heinar Kipphardt’s In The Matter Of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Somerset Maugham’s The Breadwinner, Thornton Wilder’s The Happy Journey To Trenton And Camden (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Revival), John van Druten's Voice Of The Turtle (Drama Desk nomination, Best Director), PG Wodehouse's Good Morning Bill, and Tina Howe's Museum.  Other directing credits include Michael Murphy’s Sin (A Cardinal Deposed) (OBIE Award, Production, Drama Desk nominations, Best Play & Best Actor) and Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Everythings Turning Into Beautiful for the New Group, Tina Howe’s new translations of Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano & The Lesson for the Atlantic Theater Company, and A Few Good Men (Asolo). At the Dorset Theatre Festival he oversees The Kaufman Collection, DTF’s commitment to produce all the stage comedies of George S. Kaufman, begun in 2007 with his production of Dulcy.

Tracy Bersley (Choreography) Choreography credits include Love Child (Primary Stages); Paris Commune (Public); Pericles, Revenger’s Tragedy, Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Max and Ruby (Lortel/TheatreWorks); Jane Erye, Tempest (Acting Company); Monstrosity (13P);  Romeo & Juliet (Williamstown); St. Joan (P.S. 122) 12th Night (Juilliard);  Chuck Mee’s Perfect Wedding (NYU Grad); Vendetta Chrome & Punk Play (Ohio Theatre).  Directorial credits include  Alice in Wonderland (Dorset Theatre Festival); Sunjata (Loft);  Tibet’s Red Box (HERE, Lincoln Center Lab); Awful Rowing Toward God (Ontological); A Streetcar Named Desire, A Winter’s Tale (McCarter/Princeton);  Macbeth (Syracuse Stage);  Blood Wedding (NYU);  Green Bird, Measure for Measure (Purchase Repertory).  MFA (Directing) Syracuse; Drama League Fellow. 

Neil Patel (Scenic Design) Broadway: Oleanna, [Title Of Show], Sideman (West End and Kennedy Center), ‘Night Mother, Ring Of Fire. West End: Underneath The Lintel. Off Broadway: Fifty Words (MCC), Dinner With Friends (Variety Arts Theater and National Tour), Peter and Jerry (Second Stage), Streamers (Roundabout), Hotel Cassiopeia (BAM/NEXT WAVE). Opera: New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theater St. Louis, Tokyo Nikikai Opera Theater. Television and Film: “In Treatment” (HBO), ALONE (Gregory Orr Productions). Helen Hayes Award, Numerous Drama Desk Nominations, 1996 and 2001 OBIE for sustained excellence. www.neilpateldesign.com.

Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design) New York credits include: Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway; Next Fall; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Ordinary Days; Family Guys Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Concert at Carnegie Hall; A Body of Water; Adrift in Macao; Streamers; The Voysey Inheritance; Things We Want;  The Internationalist; Burleigh Grime$; Drumstruck; Jacques Brel; I Love You Because;  Almost, Maine;  Trumbo; Matt & Ben; Cam Jansen; Miss Witherspoon; Privilege; The Dazzle; Fiction; Jennifer Muller The Works; and concerts at the New Amsterdam including Chess, Hair, and On The 20th Century. Regional Theatre: The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Trinity Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and NY Stage and Film.

Grant Yeager (Lighting Design) Carnegie Hall: An Evening with Kevin Smith, The Music of R.E.M., The McGarrigle Christmas Hour (starring Rufus Wainwright). Other NY: Love Child (Primary Stages), Caligula (Theatre Row), The Voyage of the Carcass starring Dan Fogler (Soho Playhouse), Gay Marshall in Concert (Zipper Theater), Life Science (Shetler Studios), Between You and Me (Kaye Playhouse). Recent favorites include The Tempest starring Anthony Stuart Head at The Bermuda Festival of the Arts, along with numerous associate design credits at Paper Mill Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Joyce Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, and The Kennedy Center.  Many thanks to Daniel, Robert, Carl, Martin, and, of course, Jeff.

Kyle LaColla (Costume Design) is so excited to be joining Love Child and this company.  She has many past dressing, supervising, design and assistant design credits from the past 9 years in the business, ranging from regional theatre to off-Broadway to Broadway.  Kyle can currently be found at the Booth Theatre where she is the wardrobe supervisor for Next to Normal.

Will Pickens (Sound Design) is glad to be a part of the Love Child team. Recent credits include Richard III (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Illusion (University of Rochester), Marcus, Red and Brown Water, Brother Size (The Public), St. Nick, Merton of the Movies, The Hollow, and Marry Me A Little (Dorset Theatre Festival). Off-Broadway: Heroes and Beasley’s Christmas Party (Keen Company), Why Torture is Wrong, and the People that Love Him and The Good Negro (The Public Theatre), Glass Cage (The Mint Theatre), Something You Did (Primary Stages) The Overwhelming (Roundabout Theatre), and Dying City (Lincoln Theatre Center) Regional: Three Musketeers (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Hello Again and The Hairy Dutchman (University of Rochester), Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, and Cymbeline (Chicago Shakespeare), House in Hydesville,, Cabaret, and Key West (Geva Theatre Center). He would like to thank his beautiful wife, Emily, for being a wonderful support.   www.willpickens.com

Peter F. Feuchtwanger for PRF Productions (Production Supervisor).  For the past 10 years with The New Group, shows include Rafta, Rafta, Two Thousand Years, Things We Want, The Fever, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, What the Butler Saw, Smelling a Rat, Comedians and the upcoming production of Kenneth Lonergan’s The Starry Messenger. Shows for Primary Stages include The Night Watcher, Shipwrecked, Buffalo Gal, Love Child, Dividing the Estate, Opus, Adrift in Macao, Indian Blood, and In the Continuum. Other selected credits: the recent In the Daylight, Stephen Belber’s Fault Lines, Eve Ensler’s  The Treatment, A Mother, A Daughter, And A Gun at Dodger Stages, In the Wings, and Tea at Five at the Promenade, the Drama Desk winning Toxic Audio, EST’s Roulette, and Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home on Broadway.

Joanne E. McInerney (Production Stage Manager) Broadway:  Impressionism; Off-Broadway: Dov and Ali (The Playwrights Realm); Chair (Theatre for a New Audience), Buffalo Gal and Love Child (Primary Stages); Regional: The Evildoers, The Mistakes Madeline Made (Yale Repertory Theatre); Exits and Entrances, The Island, The Four Poster and Restoring the Sun (Contemporary Stage Company). Jo also served as PSM at PlayMakers Repertory Company for three seasons.  Other credits include: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Battersea Art Center in London and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.  MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Andrea Jo Martin (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Rent sub; Broadway Backwards 3 and 4.  Off-Broadway: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, The Glass Cage, The Madras House – Mint Theater; Busker Alley, Fanny Hill, A Fine and Private Place, 10 Musicals in Mufti, NEO 3 – The York Theatre; De Novo – Houses on the Moon; Beauty on the Vine – Epic Theatre Center; WASPs In Bed – Om Productions; Festivals: at NYMF – Judas & Me – Bacco Bacco Productions; and at the Fringe Festival – Trouble in Shameland - EMPYREproductions, and Dancing With Abandon – Small Pond Entertainment and Mark Hess Productions.  Special thanks to my friends and family for their continued support.

Mark Alhadeff (Assistant Stage Manager/ Understudy) NY Theatre:   Incident At Vichy (TACT), Catch-22 (Lucille Lortel), Bedroom Farce (TACT), Piscary  (EST Marathon), Widows (59e59), The Young Left (Cherry Lane), Tolstoy's The Power Of Darkness (Mint Theatre), Rearviewmirror (59e59), Conor McPherson's Rum & Vodka (Ohio Theatre), Pagans (Abingdon), Bigger Man (Partial Comfort).  Regional Theatre:  Seattle Rep, McCarter, Berkeley Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Dorset Theatre, Wilma Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.  TV and Film:  “Law & Order,”  “Monday Night Mayhem,” “Daily Pops.”   Mark is a member of the Actors Company Theatre.  

Cesa Entertainment/Jamie Cesa (General Manager) Broadway:  currently producing WISHFUL DRINKING written by & starring Carrie Fisher at Studio 54.  Also produced Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (Tony Award ® nomination “Best Special Theatrical Event”).  Off-Broadway:  produced & general managed Los Big Names (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominee) and currently produces Naked Boys Singing!. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include: The Women of Lockerbie; 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com; Love, Janis and the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League “Best Musical” nominee, The Last Session. Off-Broadway general management credits include: CELIA: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz; The Last Word; Transatlantic Liaison; Criss Angel Mindfreak; Matt & Ben and Respect: A Musical Journey (Orlando, FL). 

Laura Braza (Casting Director) is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.  Favorite directing credits include Moonchildren, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and The Importance of Being Earnest.  She is currently Company Manager for Keen Company and Artistic Director for the Attic Theater Company.

Martin Hummel (Producer) is a full-time aerospace scientist in southern California, and also a part-time commercial theatre producer in New York City.  His involvement in theatrical production began in the creative ferment of the 99-seat "Equity waiver" scene in Los Angeles, later expanded into professional resident theatre, and for the past several years has concentrated on commercial production in New York.  He is a former Board President of Deaf West Theatre in California, and is extremely proud to have played a key role in bringing its landmark revival of Big River to Broadway in 2003, in a co-production with the Roundabout Theatre Company.  Directed by Jeff Calhoun and performed in American Sign Language and English by a mixed cast of deaf and hearing actors, Big River was recognized with multiple awards including special Tony honors, and it went on to tour the United States and Japan.  With veteran Off-Broadway producer Eric Krebs, he co-produced the premiere of composer Judd Woldin’s musical adaptation of Langston Hughes’s Little Ham, a Harlem Jazzical. With the F/V/B/R Group, he has invested in several major Broadway musicals including Hairspray, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and the revival of The Little Shop of Horrors.  He is a graduate of TDF’s Commercial Theatre Institute, a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and a partner in Off Broadway Booking LLC. 

The Storyline Project LLC (Producer). R.K. Greene, R. Paul Hamilton, Rebecca Pratt and Patrick Turner founded The StoryLine Project in 2001 with the mission to uncover new plays of merit and develop them for commercial production. To do so, the company developed a detailed analytical approach for selecting uncommon stories by accomplished playwrights deserving audience exposure. StoryLine made its commercial producing debut in 2005 with the farce Room Service, which played Off Broadway for nearly six months. Current projects in development include the drama The Other Side of Newark (by playwright Enid Rudd) and the new musical comedy Cougar! with Donna Moore.  The SLP team is extremely proud to be involved with Love Child,


Primary Stages (Associate Producer) was founded in 1984 as a New York State non-profit theater company with the mission of producing new plays and nurturing the development of playwrights.  In our 24 seasons we have produced over 100 productions of new plays by such playwrights as Brooke Berman, Lee Blessing, Charles Busch, Constance Congdon, A.R. Gurney, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, David Ives, Julia Jordan, Romulus Linney, Michele Lowe, Donald Margulies, Melissa Manchester, Terrence McNally, Connor McPherson, John Henry Redwood, Lanie Robertson, John Patrick Shanley and Mac Wellman.  We seek to provide a supportive environment where writers are encouraged to explore the scope of their creative vision.  Our productions and our artists have received considerable critical acclaim including Tony, Obie, AUDELCO, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel (Outstanding Body of Work), Drama League, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes (Washington, DC), L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, and Joseph Jefferson (Chicago) awards and nominations.  Many of our productions have been world premieres and all of them have been New York premieres.  Lincoln Center Theater, by special arrangement with Primary Stages, recently produced Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate on Broadway at the Booth Theatre.  Primary Stages continues to nurture playwrights through commissions, our weekly PrimeTime Reading Series and our emerging playwrights development program, The Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, now in its 14th year.  We offer a wide array of classes and workshops at Primary Stages School of Theater, host free matinee performances for NYC public high school students, and enhance student appreciation of the theater through in-school programming with our Primary Voices program.  To learn more about Primary Stages please visit our website at www.primarystages.org.

New World Stages is the renowned performing arts complex in the heart of the theatre district. Constructed on the site of lively Worldwide Plaza, it has five theatres ranging in size from 199 to 499 seats complemented by thousands of square feet dedicated to audience and artist services. New World Stages is part of Stage Entertainment, the international entertainment group that produces live entertainment for an international audience. www.newworldstages.com.

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