DARLENE KAPLAN (Producer)
Darlene began her career as the literary executive and casting director at the WPA Theatre where she participated in the development of over thirty plays including Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias and Nuts. As a casting director in Los Angeles she cast such diverse projects as “Columbo” and the original pilot of “Law & Order.” Currently Ms. Kaplan is a manager with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment where her talented roster of actors can be seen in features, television, and On and Off-Broadway. She is excited to be returning to her roots as one of the lead producers of The Stone Witch.
LAURA JANIK CRONIN (Producer)
Laura has 23 years experience in theatrical management On and Off-Broadway, including The Lion King, Chicago, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, August: Osage County, November, The Look of Love, Jackie Mason: Prune Danish, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Triumph of Love, Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes, Beauty and The Beast, Jaques Brel is Alive and Well, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, and My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, and as a producer on Church and State. BA in Music, Mount Holyoke College; MFA in theater management, Yale School of Drama.
SCOTT NEWSOME (Producer)
Scott has worked in theatrical management for almost 20 years. He co-founded Brierpatch Productions in 2008 and through Brierpatch has managed over 30 productions since then. Prior to Brierpatch, Scott’s production credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Off-Broadway production), Menopause The Musical, Harmony, I Love You Because, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m In Therapy, and Fuerza Bruta. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from the University of Houston.
ALEC SEYMOUR (Producer)
Alec is in love with this play! He is also a producer, writer and actor based in New York City. Notable works as a producer include Triassic Parq: The Musical! off-Broadway and the upcoming independent film Para La Paz (For Peace).
As an actor he has appeared in several web-series and solo plays. His latest one-man show, Proper Care of the Peace Lily, has performed to critical acclaim regionally throughout the northeast and at Theatre Row in NYC. He is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful team and to help bring The Stone Witch to life.
BRIERPATCH PRODUCTIONS (General Management)
Brierpatch Productions is the partnership of Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome providing general management services for theatrical productions, tours and events. Current and previous productions include: Cagney the Musical; Party Face starring Hayley Mills; Dan & Phil: Interactive Introverts 2018 Tour; Spamilton; Church & State; One Funny Mother; Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire; Phoenix starring Julia Stiles; Handle With Care starring Carol Lawrence; Grounded; Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play; Inner Voices III & IV; Sleeping Rough; Triassic Parq; 7th Monarch; Rest In Pieces; Wallenberg; Tales From The Tunnel; Glimpses of The Moon; The Actors’ Studio Drama School MFA Repertory Season (2011 - current).
JOEL P. ELINS (Production Stage Manager)
Joel has worked on Broadway & National Tours: ANN with Holland Taylor, Frost/Nixon, The Lion King, Show Boat, Chicago, Blast, Beauty and the Beast, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Starlight Express, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Titanic, Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, Cuba and his Teddy Bear with Robert De Niro, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Buttons on Broadway with Red Buttons. Off-Broadway: The Belle of Amherst with Joely Richardson, Handle With Care with Carol Lawrence, Hapgood, Nunsense, Zombie Prom, Red Eye of Love. Regional: Stratford Festival Canada, Shakespeare & Company, GeVa Theatre, Virginia Stage Company.
MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER (Assistant Stage Manager)
Selected credits include Cagney (Brierpatch Productions); Rock of Ages (Center Rep); First Noel (Apollo Theatre); Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse); Tail! Spin! (DRTM); Hello, Dolly! (Big League Productions); Romeo 'n' Juliet (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Blood Brothers (APAC); Lost in Yonkers (TACT). Michael would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him in such a rewarding career.
RICHARD HILLMAN PR ( Public Relations)
Richard Hillman PR, located in the heart of the Theatre District, is a boutique agency specializing in press, public relations, media campaigns, and special events for theatrical stage productions, cabaret, music recordings, cultural institutions, and celebrities. With more than 20 years experience working on commercial and not-for-profit productions on Broadway and Off-Broadway, partners Richard Hillman and Philip Carrubba take a hands-on approach to building a strong working relationship with every client. We carefully define each client's goals and work to meet them by crafting effective media campaigns tailored to each client's unique needs. We work hand in hand with advertising, marketing and social media resources to foster and enhance an awareness of identity across all media platforms, including print, online, television and radio. RH PR has represented all types of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, music venues, theatre companies, and arts organizations. A representative selection of past productions and cultural institutions includes: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, Midnight at the Never Get, Church & State, One Funny Mother, Cagney, Len Cariou’s Broadway and the Bard, Fuerza Bruta, iLuminate, The Two and Only, Side Show, The Mountaintop, Hair, End of the Rainbow, Barry Manilow on Broadway, Lord of the Dance, Closer Than Ever, In Transit, Zanna Don’t!, The Toxic Avenger, The Castle, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, The Bullpen, Café Carlyle, Birdland, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Actor’s Fund, NYMF, and Target Margin Theater. Current clients include FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, The Stone Witch, Little Rock, That Physics Show, That Chemistry Show, Amas Musical Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Barrow Group, The York Theatre Company, Houses on the Moon Theater Company, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, The Sharon Playhouse, The Drama League, and the Theatre World Awards. Member, The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM).
BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP (Kate Maguire, Artistic Director/CEO)
Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County’s oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre build in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts.