David Williamson (Playwright) is widely recognized as Australia's most successful playwright and over the last thirty years, his plays have been performed throughout Australia and produced in Britain, United States, Canada and many European and Asian countries. He has won twelve Australian Writer's Guild Awards, including Best Play for The Removalists, Don's Party, The Club, Travelling North and Emerald City. His screenplays include many adaptations of his stage works, as well as Gallipoli, Phar Lap and The Year of Living Dangerously, which was nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for Best Adapted Screenplay. For television, David's credits include the HBO mini-series A Dangerous Life and Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated telemovie On The Beach. His most recent play, Rupert, about the Australian-born media magnate Rupert Murdoch, has enjoyed successful seasons in Melbourne and Washington, D.C., and will be produced in London's West End in 2015.
Andrew H. Lyons (Director), a Brooklyn based actor and director, is absolutely thrilled to be working with the fine people at Australian Made Entertainment at long last. Most recently, Andrew directed Allenberry Playhouse’s award-winning production of The 39 Steps. Other directing credits include Not Now Darling and No Sex Please, We’re British (Allenberry Playhouse), The Devil’s Business (Producer’s Club), Bang, Bang (Gladys Davis Theatre). Mr. Lyons lives in Flatbush with his wife April and their roommate Walter.
Travis Bell (Scenic Design) is a freelance Production Manager, and Set and Props designer, as well as the Director of Production for the Professional Performing Arts School. Selected credits: DIRT (New York Theater Workshop, Technical Director), Mr. Confidential (NYMF 2014, Production Manager/Technical Director), Two Gentleman of Verona, Measure for Measure (Fiasco Theatre Company, Props Designer), Fast Company (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Props Designer), Blood and Ice (Stella Adler Acting Studio, Set Designer), Bend in the Road, Ever Happily After (NYMF 2013, Production Manager), Vital Theatre Company (Production Manager, 2012-13 Season).
Emily Rose Parman (Costume Design) previously worked with Australian Made Entertainment on Louis Nowra's Così, Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues, and the US premiere of the Aussie musical Once We Lived Here by Mathew Frank and Dean Bryant. As an Artist in Residence with Hudson Warehouse, productions include: The Seagull, The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, The Rover, Richard III, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), King Lear, The Three Musketeers, King John, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Winter's Tale. Also active in New York’s opera scene, Ms. Parman’s work has been featured in productions of Tosca, Rigoletto, and the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with Dicapo Opera Theatre, as well as The Stranger and Baggage by local composer Ishmael Wallace. Other credits include Chekhov's Three Sisters with HiveMind Theatre, Cupid and Psyche with Turn to Flesh Productions, All’s Well That Ends Well (with Lynn-Marie Macey) at Theatre 1010, and regionally, Big River, All My Sons, 42nd Street, Crimes of the Heart, Into the Woods, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Anthony Freitas (Lighting Design) is a Massachusetts born designer and a graduate of Wagner College (B.A. Theatre - Design, Technology, Management). Favorite credits include Once We Lived Here (U.S. Premiere), Rent, Goddess Wheel (World Premiere), Catholic School Girls, and Next to Normal.
David Green (Sound Design), a relative newcomer to New York, has hit the ground running designing audio for Theatre Arts Center’s Bound For Broadway and The Nerve Tank’s The Maiden at La MaMa Theatre before once again returning to Australian Made Entertainment to design audio for The Club, which was actually part of his high school curriculum. The Club presented many unique challenges in sound design as it was written during a period where sound effects and the traditional play were mutually exclusive.
Marc Eardley (Stage Manager) has been a freelance director and stage manager for over a decade. Selected NYC directing credits: Death Party, the first metro area revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Affair in 22B, Get Got: A Rock Musical, Standby at FringeNYC, Really Bad Things at NYMF and Women and Guns which won Best New Play at the Midtown Festival. Most recently, Long Division by James Presson and Roman Fever by Kenny Kruper, both at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Regionally, he has directed All Shook Up, Nine, South Pacific, Neil Simon's Fools and Harvey. Marc created and is producing/directing the concert Broadway's Epic Fail: Where the Future of Broadway Meets Broadway's Future Flops. As a stage manager, he's proud to have worked at The New Group, The Public Theater, Off-Broadway for From My Hometown and The God Committee and most recently PSM for Thankskilling: The Musical.
Erica Palmer (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining this production of The Club. She is a recent graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Erica most recently served as an ASM for the NYMF “Best of Fest” winning musical, Cloned! Other recent credits include St. Mark (PSM), Just A Little Magic (PSM), Changing Game (PSM), This Wide Night (ASM), The Giver/If Only the Lonely Were Home (ASM), and Am I Blue? (ASM).
Antonio Miniño (Publicist) is an award-winning performing artist and publicist with Kampfire PR, a full service Marketing and Public Relations agency, founded by Katie Rosin. Together, they have represented companies of all levels, genres and aesthetics in the Arts.