NEIL DOUGLAS REILLY (Music & Words) with Maggie Herskowitz, songs for the musical Loch Lomond and the film Smile. Orchestrations: Clinton (New World Stages), Stars of David (DR2), Luck Be A Lady (Asolo Rep), Kander and Ebb’s Sing Happy (PBS), Tony Awards (CBS). For Aherns and Flaherty: additional orchestrations for Little Dancer (Kennedy Center) orchestrations associate for Rocky (Broadway), orchestrations for Nice Fighting You (54 Below and Album), music supervisor and co-orchestrator of a NY Pops gala in their honor (Carnegie Hall), and assistant music supervisor of Ragtime (Avery Fisher Hall). After working for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in Iowa, Neil returned to New York to work for a civil justice not-for-profit and then for State Senator Brian Benjamin as Director of Government Affairs and Communications, with whom he successfully fought to flip the State Senate to Democratic Control in 2018. He is a proud member of the NY County Democratic Committee and a Staff Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Follow Neil on Twitter: @neildreilly www.iwillvote.com
AUSTIN RUFFER (Words) Austin is a New York-based playwright and photographer. Previous full length work includes Gods & Kings (book and lyrics), The Forest, The Fair Folk, and I Will Be Performing. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. IG: @austinyourface
MAGGIE HERSKOWITZ (Words) was the recipient of a 2016 Drama League Residency for her play The Great Big Blue (playwright) and materials from her musical Loch Lomond (book & lyrics) were chosen by the National Alliance for Musical Theater to be on display at their 2016 & 2018 Fall Conference. Commissioned works: adapting Oscar-nominee Susan Seidelman’s film "Musical Chairs" (featuring Laverne Cox) into a stage musical and creating musicals based on the first book in the Guardian Princess Alliance series, "Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies" by Setsu Shigematsu. Upcoming original musicals include Mina and the Monster, Nova Chicago, and a full-length The Boy, The King, and the Flower, of which ten minutes was performed at the Off- Broadway 47th Street Theater as part of Sound Bites 2014. Her screenplay, "The Un-Eff-Able Sam Bistritzky," has won multiple awards and will hopefully be a movie one day. Other projects include lyrics for three songs for the award-winning short film "Smile" and being a lead writer on the best-selling computer game "Monster Prom" and its upcoming DLC expansion. Herskowitz resides sometimes in Los Angeles, but most times in Manhattan with her three perfect pet rats and terrible rescue dog.
TAYLOR SHUBERT (Executive Producer) is the founder of Our Establishment, LLC.
New York Workshops/ Readings: The Other Mirror Theater’s Gods and Kings at The Sheen Center (Choreographer) and Playwrights Horizons reading (Associate Director), Grindr: The Musical! at The Player’s Theater and MTI’s SoundBites Festival (Associate Choreographer), Loch Lomond (Production Management). Regional: The Producers, Spamalot, Das Barbecu, and Dancing at Lughnasa at The Barnstormers Theatre (Choreographer). Los Angeles: Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George & Ira Gershwin at the Calabasas Civic Amphitheater (Director/ Musical Staging). Acting credits include When You Wish (Phoenix Theatre), Mary Poppins (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), La Cage Aux Folles (San Diego Musical Theater), A Chorus Line (North Shore Music Theatre), Hairspray (Merry-Go-Round) Hey, Sailor! (MAC Cosmetics), The Sun Show (TV Pilot), Shakespeare High (Showtime/ Tribeca Film Fest.). Graduate of The Boston Conservatory. www.TaylorShubert.com
KATHERINE M. CARTER (Executive Producer) is a stage director of theatre and opera, and an advocate for new play development. In 2015, Katherine co-founded The MITTEN Lab, a weeklong residency in northern Michigan for emerging theatre artists, now in its 3rd year. Previously, Katherine founded The Other Mirror Theatre Company to produce socially conscious work through adaptations for the stage. Work includes; Gods & Kings (Sheen Center), Mirror Alchemy, Going Away, Bite the Apple, and Madame Bovary. Blind Crest by Monet Hurst-Mendoza will have a production in 2018 with the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Katherine has worked at Westport Country Playhouse, Boston Lyric Opera, The Little Orchestra Society, Playwrights Horizons, On Site Opera, American Academy of Dramatic Art, 54 Below, Boston Opera Collaborative, Boston Lyric Opera, and New York University. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies with New Georges, Wolf Trap Opera, The Drama League, and Playwrights Horizons. As a guest artist Katherine has worked with the students at Interlochen Academy for the Arts, the University of Michigan, the Metropolitan Opera Company. She coaches singers at Wolf Trap Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and privately in New York. www.katherinemcarter.com
JAMES DOBINSON (Music Producer) James is a New York-based, Australian-born music director, conductor, orchestrator and record producer. NEW YORK: The View UpStairs [Music Supervisor/Orchestrations], Clinton [MD/Arrangements], Between Gods & Kings [Music Supervisor], Fancy Nancy [MD]. NATIONAL TOUR: Guys And Dolls 2015 Tour [Orchestrations]. AUSTRALIA: Tim Finn's Twelfth Night [Music Supervisor/Arrangements & Orchestrations], Joh For PM! [Music Supervisor/Orchestrations], Moonshadow [Associate Conductor, original company, w/ Cat Stevens], Dumped [MD, original company], Carols In The City [Orchestrations, Keyboards - 2011-2013 National Television Broadcasts], Often I Find That I Am Naked [MD/Arrangements - original company], many more. USA REGIONAL COMPANIES: When We're Gone, Mann...And Wife, Shrek, Hairspray, Spring Awakening, White Christmas. CAST RECORDINGS: The View UpStairs, Clinton, Fancy Nancy.
Sound Design by Kevin Heard.
Lighting Design by Jonathan Cottle.
Costume Design by Caitlin Cisek.
Gods and Kings was first presented by The Other Mirror at the Sheen Center in New York, NY.
Original Direction by Katherine M. Carter
BETWEEN GODS AND KINGS is presented by Our Establishment, LLC and Kathryn Fray.
Our Establishment, LLC (Producer) founded by Taylor Shubert, is a new guerilla-theater production company committed to bringing immersive and site-specific theater back to the East Village.
Kathryn Fray (Producer) is a trained actor, experienced Producer, and qualified Production Manager. She has been a creative on a wide variety of theatre, TV, film, commercials, voice-overs, and corporate projects, in the UK, Australia and the US. She has worked with major industry leaders including multi-award-winning director Michael Winterbottom (alongside award winning actors Rachael Weisz and Ben Daniels), highly respected director/teacher Terry Schreiber, and at various international festivals and theatre companies. She has produced Off and Off Off Broadway shows, assisted in the development of new works, plus ran her own theatre company, 23rd Productions. As a Producer and Production Manager, Kathryn has helmed many critically acclaimed productions including a multi award winning production of The Pillowman, the first ever Indigenous opera with Opera Australia: Yarrabah! The Musical, LOCH LOMOND (a new musical written by Neil Douglas Reilly and Maggie Herskowitz, Directed by Broadway's Jeff Whiting and design by Tony Award-winning Beowulf Borrit), plus a variety of new works at the Gloria Maddox and Laurie Beechman theatres. Kathryn is also an experienced performance and voice tutor, public speaking coach, workshop facilitator, and licensed NYC tour guide.