Jacey Powers (Book)
Jacey Powers is the daughter of the late playwright John R. Powers, and writes with the aim of living up to her father’s incredible legacy. Her full-length play, Picking Up was produced Off-Broadway at the DR2 Theater. A one-act play she authored: Metacarpal Magnetism was presented as part of Sight Unseen Seven in downtown Manhattan. Other writing credits include six adaptations of various children’s stories and an original children’s theater piece, Happily Ever After and All That Jazz, presented throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Jacey’s passion for original new works can be seen in her extensive credits an actor. Among them, the world premiere of Band Geeks! at Goodspeed Opera Company and the original Off-Broadway cast of Falling at the Minetta Lane Theater. She was also seen in NYMF’s The Hills Are Alive, as “Gerdy.” www.jaceypowers.com
Adam Spiegel is a New York-based composer, singer, songwriter, actor, pianist, arranger, and music director, among other things. His other original musical, Camp Rolling Hills (Music and Lyrics by Adam Spiegel, Book and Lyrics by David Spiegel and Stacy Davidowitz), was a 2013 NYMF Next Link Project Finalist. It is currently in publication through YouthPlays, and available at www.YouthPlays.com. Adam completed two years as a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, where he worked on a musical adaption of Back to the Future with lyricist Dan Wolpow. As an actor, Adam has been seen as Peter in Vital Theatre Company’s Pinkalicious, The Musical! He has also written and arranged many songs for several rock/pop bands and a cappella groups, and can sometimes be seen singing at Bar Mitzvahs. Adam is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s program in Music Business. www.AdamSpiegelMusic.com
Dan Wolpow is a graduate of Cornell University and past participant in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. He contributed several songs to Keepers: A Broadway Benefit which was performed in November 2010 at Studio 54 and also appeared in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. Dan’s music has also been heard in association with the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers’ Group and his short musical, A Lunchtime Story, has been performed at Wayne State University. With composer Adam Spiegel, he wrote music and lyrics for The Spiegel & Wolpow Musical Comedy Hour (& A Half)! at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and this show, which was previously read at the York Theatre in February 2013, and again as part of NYMF’s Developmental Reading Series in July 2013. He is a foodie, film enthusiast and avid video gamer. He currently resides in Brooklyn Heights. www.danwolpow.com
NYMF: The Groove Factory (NYMF). Tom is former Artistic Director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), where he directed Allegro, Blood Brothers, The Secret Garden, Love Trapezoid (workshop), The Human Comedy, Children of Eden (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), The Pillowman, Ragtime and Proof. Other NY credits: The Secret Catcher (Ensemble Studio Theatre); It Is Done (22Q Entertainment/Mean Fiddler); The Play About the Naked Guy, Edenville (NY IT Award Nomination for Best Director, Emerging Artists Theatre);Grease 3: Threase (UCB/The Pit); The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Bright Lights, Big City(Marymount Manhattan College); The Who’s Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (Gallery Players); I’m In Love With Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Tom is a member of the LCT Directors’ Lab, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Emerging Artists Theatre. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. SDC Member. www.tomwojtunik.com
Heather Shields (Producer)
Cloned! is the fourth New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production Heather has had the honor to produce. She was recently awarded her Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University. Heather is the co-founder and Executive Director of CitySalt Theatricals, a full service theatrical and event production company. Their projects have been seen everywhere from NYMF to 54 Below to your local synagogue. Favorite projects (apart from Cloned!) include Huckleberry Haywood, “Shabbat and Showtunes,” and Blue Plate Broadway, an annual children’s theater camp in Huntsville, Alabama. www.CitySaltTheatricals.com
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