Jessi Cotter (Production Stage Manager)
In Southampton: Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). NYC productions include: An Astronaut’s Tale (Encompass Opera/BAM), Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company), ‘Master Harold’… and the Boys (Signature), Kid Victory (Vineyard Theatre). Oregon credits include: production manager (Ballet Fantastique; The Sheed Institute) Stage Manager (Oregon Contemporary Theatre), Quartermaster (Pickathon). MFA, Columbia University; AEA.
Craig George (Director)
Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew: Extreme (The Duke on 42nd Street) and over a dozen world premieres, including: Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical (Cleveland Public Theatre), The Calico Buffalo, God's Country and Lighter (NYMF), The Aperture (FringeNYC), Cursing Macbeth (Harold Clurman Theater), Kiss My Brutal Hands (United Solo Festival/FringeNYC) and Alfred Kinsey: A Love Story (Michael Weller Theater). Regional: Measure for Measure, Standing on Ceremony (Cleveland Public Theatre) Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged (Southampton Cultural Center). Other theaters worked at include South Coast Repertory, George Street Playhouse, The New Group, West Side Theatre, York Theatre Company, New Jersey Repertory and Penguin Repertory. Upcoming projects include Heartless Bastard (HERE Arts Center) and the world premiere of The Family Claxon by Eric Coble (Cleveland Public Theatre). MFA from UC Irvine and member of AEA and SDC.
T. Paul Lawry (Set Designer/Projection Designer)
T. Paul Lowry has served in artistic, production and design capacities with such companies as Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New Haven Theater Company, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Cleveland Public Theatre, Near West Theatre, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Ingenuity Festival and Celebrity Cruises. He is the Technical Theatre Director for Hathaway Brown School. Noted recent design work Fire on the Water, Johanna: Facing Forward (CPT), Uz, Donde Esta My Home (Teatro Publico de Cleveland), The Turing Machine (Theatre Ninjas), Next to Normal (TrueNorth), Run to the Capulets, Raise up the Montagues (Cuyahoga Community College), and To the Orchard (Playwrights Local 4181).
Glenna Ryer (Costume Designer)
Glenna Ryer is a Philadelphian artist now based in New York City where she designs costumes for theater and film. She holds an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in costume design and a BFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in drawing and painting. Her most recent productions include Suddenly a Knock at the Door at Theater for the New City, and Working at Trinity School in NYC. In addition to her design work, Glenna is a weekly guest lecturer at NYU Tisch's graduate Department of Design for Stage and Film.
John Salutz (Lighting Designer)
John Salutz is a New York based Lighting and Sound Designer working in Theatre, Dance, and Live Performance. His work has been seen and heard at the York Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, Poseidon Theatre Co. (NYC), Hard Sparks (NYC), the Connecticut Ballet, Atlantic Acting School (NYC), Centenary Stage Co., Southeast Alabama Dance Co., Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), NYC Fringe Festival, Theatre 167 (NYC), and MCVTS Theatre.
Eliza Watt (Production Manager)
This marks Eliza's first association with Via Brooklyn. A Renaissance woman in the truest sense Eliza looks forward to each new challenge and what she can learn from it. Eliza has previously helped managed Art Galleries, done post graduate studies in Art History, worked as a Private Chef, and most recently has been employed as an Academic Tutor, among other things. Her work has taken her to live in such places as London and New York, and most recently Atlanta. In her spare time Eliza contributes her writing skills to Amadan Studios, a video game design company, where she is also CFO. An avid traveler, keen reader, and intellectually curious person Eliza is most accomplished at writing in the third person. For the last few years Eliza has worked tutoring and teaching a variety of students of all ages, from 5th grade to PhD candidates, on topics ranging from test prep to thesis review. Essentially, this means that she's managing the academic lives of teenagers and young adults. When first approached to work with Via Brooklyn she hoped it was for her charming personality, but assumed that it was because managing Actors could only be easier than wranglingteenagers. Working with Via Brooklyn has been an extremely rewarding experience, one that she hopes will continue for many years to come.