Nadia Foskolou, director
Nadia Foskolou is a director, dramaturg, translator, and producer working in New York and in Athens, Greece. She holds an MA in Theatre Studies from the Sorbonne University, a Diploma in Acting from the ‘Florent’ Acting School (Paris), a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Athens and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.
She directed, translated and produced the Greek premiere of Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s Address Unknown, which was voted Best Short-term Production of 2015 and is currently reprised for a 5th year.
Her staging of Nathan Wright’s Peninsula won an Outstanding Ensemble Award at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival and was selected for the Fringe Encores.
In 2014 she directed Hôtel Méditerranée, a new theatre piece based on Matisse’s Self Portrait by Charles Mee (world premiere) and on the film documentary Yiannis Moralis by Stelios Charalambopoulos, at Between the Seas Festival in New York.
Other NYC directing credits: Nathan Wright’s Lake Full of Iron; Sky Full of Hope (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Anna Forsythe & Michelle Vugmayster’s Opus D’Amour (Baryshnikov Arts Center, Theaterlab), Euripides’ The Madness of Hercules (Roy Arias Stage II Theatre), Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, Bergman’s Best Intentions, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Havel’s Protest (Columbia Stages).
Athens credits include: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Bremer Freedom, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Alain De Botton’s How Proust Can Change Your Life, Venedikt Erofeev’s Moscow to the End of the Line, Jean-Luc Lagarce’s Journey to the Netherlands, Marius Ivaskevicius’s The Neighbor, Sotiris Dimitriou’s Summer in the Bodies.
Nathan Wright, playwright
Nathan Wright is a New York based playwright, actor, and director. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and a BA in Theatre and English from Weber State University.
Most recently he has directed Charles Gershman’s The Waiting Game which premiered at 59e59 Theatres and subsequently at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning Best Over Seas Production.
He has written the book for In The Light, a musical with composer/lyricist Michael Mott and directed by Jeff Whiting.
He was a collaborator on the TEAM’s Architecting (directed by Rachel Chavkin, Winner 2008 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, PS 122 and the Public Theatre Under the Radar).
His own plays include Peninsula (Winner of the 2013 Fringe Award at NYC Fringe and subsequently produced at The Player’s Theater in New York), Naked Fish (Winner 2007 National Playwriting Award, produced by Theatre Masters, Aspen, and EgoPo Productions, Philadelphia), Lake Full of Iron; Sky Full of Hope (Card Table Theatre, Lawrence, Kansas) Distance (Plan-B Theatre, Salt Lake City), and HomoRapture (Kenyon College).
Additionally, he has translated Russian playwright Katia Rubina's Family Happiness (O'Neil Playwright's Center).
Dustin Gledhill, composer
Dustin Gledhill is an international prize-winning classical pianist, experimental composer and educator. Hailed by London’s Musical Opinion as “thoughtful yet passionate, finely nuanced but exciting”, Dustin is a laureate of the New Orleans International Piano Competition, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Jr. Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Music Teacher’s National Association and many others.
Gledhill holds performance degrees from The Juilliard School, Royal Academy of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at Stony Brook University.
In 2005, Dustin appeared on stage with Pina Bausch and company in Palermo Palermo, at Saddler’s Wells Dance Theater in London. In 2009, Dustin was featured as pianist and recording artist for the world premier of AfterLight, produced and performed by the Russell Maliphant Company, and nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Dance Production.
In April, 2015, Dustin premiered an original work for piano, Under A Glass Bell, commissioned by the Marigny Opera House Dance Company in New Orleans and choreographed by Maya Taylor. The work also received England and New York premiers in 2015.
Dustin is a published singer/songwriter, releasing two albums A Gentle Touch (2001) and Always(2002). Dustin also works in collaboration with singer/songwriter, Mindy Gledhill and producer Eric Robertson of Pleasant Pictures. Their project, Hive Riot, an 80’s inspired synth-pop duo, released their self-titled album in January of 2016.
Brad Landers, choreographer
Brad Landers is a New York City based dancer/choreographer who holds a BA in musical theater/speech from Wagner College. His performance credits include: CATS (nat'l tour dance cpt./swing) A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and Chicago (regional). He has worked with dance companies such as STREB, Grounded Aerial, and 5th Wall Studio.
As a choreographer Brad has had the fortune of working both theatrically and commercially. Most known for his "Let's Have a Kiki" choreography for the internationally acclaimed group the Scissor Sisters/GLEE (FOX) and for their new "gay hit," SWERLK, he has also worked with other musicians on numerous videos-Chrissi Poland (Bette Midler "It's the Girls" tour) Caleb Hawley (American Idol-numerous tv spots). Brad is also a choreographer for the NYC based project "GIG" which seeks to provide a blend of fresh, original music and dance by inviting collaboration between the two fields (GIGtheshow.com).
His musical theater credits include: 50 Shades! The musical (pre offbway), Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar(off bway) Star Wars: The Farce Awakens, Return...Forbidden Planet. All Shook Up. Other theater credits include: Wandering Bark Theatre Co, Keen Co, The Actors’ Company, IRT.
Drew Florida, lighting designer
Drew Florida is a New York based lighting designer and proud native of Flint, Michigan.
His New York theatre credits include: As you Like It (The Public Theater in collaboration with Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble), David Mixner’s Who Fell into the Outhouse, and David Mixner’s 1969(Ali Forney Center), Happy Birthday, Wanda June, An Enemy of the People, DannyKrisDonnaVeronica, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar (Wheelhouse Theatre Company),Hamlet10, Titus Andronicus(New York Shakespeare Exchange), Summertime (Between Two Boroughs), Public Forum: Talking About Race (The Public Theater), Marathon Dancing(The New School/La MaMa), The π-roject(La MaMa, Montreal Fringe Festival and The Greek Cultural Center), Lyrics from Lockdown(The Ford Foundation), Peninsula(NYC Fringe, Manhattan Rep). Regional Credits include: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Willy Wonka, The Tempest, Stuart Little, The Most [Blank] City, Pinocchio(Flint Youth Theater), Gin Game, Hobson’s Choice(Peterborough Players)Godspell, Grease, I Do! I Do!(Arundel Barn Playhouse), The Beard of Avon, Arcadia (Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival).
Drew received a 2017 Broadway World Reginal Nomination for best lighting on the production of The Adventures of Robin Hood(Flint Youth Theatre), as well as a 2017 Wilde Award Nomination for Lighting Design of Willy Wonka (Flint Youth Theatre). Recipient of the Midtown International Theatre Festival’s 2012 Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Short Subject for the play Stage Readingby Sean Michael Welch.
He is the owner of the production design company Ch’i Design Studio and a proud member of the United Scenic Artists Local #829.
For more information, please visit https://www.drewfloridalighting.comand https://www.chidesignstudiollc.com.
Yu-ting Lin, set designer
Yu-ting Lin is a set designer based in New York. She has designed for theater, film, concerts and exhibitions. Originally from Taiwan, she received her MFA in Theatrical Design from the Tisch school of the Arts at NYU.
Her most recent credits include Made in China (off-Broadway) and You've Got a Gift, a musical. Her production design work for the film, Ping Pong, won the Student Visionary Award at the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival.