Who We Are
Producing, Directing and Casting
Producer / Director
Director/Actor/Producer/Teacher in NYC. Off-B'way directing includes The Flame Keeper by Amos Kamil at the 47th St Theater; Dutch Heart of Man by Robert Glaudini, at The Public Theater; Race Religion Politics by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at the HERE Arts Center, and numerous productions and workshops with LAByrinth Theater Company, where as a member since 1995 he has helped to develop many new plays. Some favorite opportunities as an actor include Atmosphere of Memory with Ellen Burstyn, at the Bank Street Theater, UnderneathMyBed at Rattlestick Theater, LoveSick at Theater for a New Audience, the role of Cassius in Aquila’s Julius Caesar, the roles of Chris in All My Sons and Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind, both as Resident Professional Teaching Artist at Cornell. Teaching includes NYU-Tisch, Shenandoah Conservatory, a residency at Davidson College with the RSC, cacting studios in NYC and his own private classes and coaching in NYC and LA. He is a recipient of The Drama League Directing Fellowship, and a member of AEA.
Marketing & Public Relations Consultant
Award-winning producer and marketing exec for film, television, and theater for over 20 years. Founder of Kampfire Films. Produced award-winning features, Red Pill and Closure, and the award-winning short, Speed Grieving. She recently served as Director of Communications at the Broadway Podcast Network.
Casting Director CSA
Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA (she/her, tbd casting co.) Season one of THE LOVELY DARK. Theatrical collaborators include Soho Rep, Tectonic Theater Project, NAATCO., Primary Stages, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, and Miami New Drama. Current film collaborators include ongoing work with Culture House, O Positive Films, AFI, Lexicon Films and The Gotham Film & Media Institute. Upcoming work includes a Disney + series 'Growing Up', and 'Who You Callin' a Bitch' for Netflix - both for Culture House. @tbdcastingco
Dipti is a first generation Indian-American writer living in New York City. The Farm Theater has awarded her their 2023-24 College Collaboration Project. Juggernaut Theatre Company has commissioned a site-specific, immersive play in Miami for their 2023-24 season. She recently presented her third play selected for Labyrinth’s Barn Series, Love Lake. Her other recent work includes Is There Even Porn in India? which was workshopped in London with director Tim Supple, and presented in New York (with Sarita Choudhary, Kevin Corrigan, and Ajay Naidu.) Islands of Contentment with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Laura Gómez, Danny Pudi and more, was produced by Hypokrit Productions and The Tank. Her solo show American Rookie had a sold out and extended run at Luna Stage and is now on tour. Her pandemic-inspired short film, The Choice, was selected for multiple film festivals. She was the playwright in residence at Guild Hall. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. from Cambridge University.
Lia is currently a playwriting fellow at the Juilliard School. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway and regionally around the country, and developed at the O’Neill, the Lark, and elsewhere. Her plays are published by TRW, Playscripts, DPS, and Broadway Play Publishing, and four of her plays have been recognized by the Kilroys List. She has a B.A. from Princeton and an M.F.A. from Rutgers/Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Deborah Zoe Laufer
Deb’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva, The Humana Festival, Everyman, Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and hundreds of other theaters around the world. Plays include Be Here Now, End Days, Rooted, Informed Consent (NYTimes critic’s pick), Leveling Up, Out of Sterno, The Last Schwartz, Sirens, Meta, The Three Sisters of Weehawken, Fortune, dozens of short plays, and the musicals, Window Treatment, and By Any Other Name, written with composer, Daniel Green. Deb is a recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, the Lilly Award, The ATCA Steinberg citation, and grants and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, TheAlfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Edgerton Foundation, The National New Play Network, and theLincoln Center Foundation. Her work has been developed by The Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Theatre Lab, PlayPenn, The Cherry Lane Alternative, The Missoula Colony, LOCAL Theatre, Asolo Rep, The Baltic Playwrights Conference, and more. Her plays are published or recorded by Concord/Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, Playscripts, LA Theatreworks, and Premieres. She is a graduate of Juilliard, an alumna of the BMI Lehman ngel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, a member of Honor Roll, and a Dramatists Guild Council member.
Jan's play Pluck was selected in 2023 for development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Conference. Their plays include GUSHER! (O'Neill Finalist, Princess Grace Award semi-finalist, workshops at Seattle Rep & IAMA Theatre), How To Destroy An American Girl Doll, What's Wrong With You, and many others. Former playwright in residence at Stella Adler Studio & The Farm Theater. Jan has collaborated with Labyrinth Theater Company, The Cherry Lane, The Lark, The Actors Studio (PDU Member), and more. Their plays have been produced in colleges all over the country. B.A from The New School.
Padraic is the founding Artistic Director of The Farm Theater. Member Labyrinth Theater Company. Two Thirds Home was produced Off-B’way and published by DPS. Lights Up on The Fade Out was selected one of LA Weekly’s 10 Best Plays; Hope You Get to Eleven was "Best Solo Show" at the Planet Connection Theater Festival. His screenplay Hand Over Hand won Best Short Film at the Milan Int’l Film Festival.
Joey is a cross medium artist based in New York and Los Angeles. On the acting front, you can catch him as Sgt. Mikey Fries in David Simon's We Own This City and as Detective Harris on CBS's FBI. He is also a LAByrinth Theater Company Member. He is the co-creator of electro-pop project Paultra Violet. Their debut album We've Already Happened drops this year. He wrote his first full length play WAVE_HEAD in 2020. It was produced as part of LAByrinth Theater Company's 2021 Barn Series Readings. Emerging Artist Theater recently produced his short play Land Of Peaches which was also showcased initially at LAB's 2021 Summer Intensive. He has also written monologues for the 24 Hour Plays and just recently, Guy Donalson, an audioplay in part with The Lovely Dark Podcast. Joey is co-creator of animated series, Mental Fläuse. A mashup of Monty Python and Kids In The Hall in cartoon form. He has an MA in Mental Health Counseling and BFA in Acting from Montclair State University.
Kaethe is a NYC native, playwright, poet, and actress, currently starring in the TV pilot, Do Nothings. Her Wollstonecraft Live! was published by Aurora Metro, London, 2022. She co-wrote the book for Therapy Rocks, NYMF 2010. Motivation for the Meat of Life, was produced at HERE's Livingroom Series and The William Redfield Theater. A Factor of 2, was part of LAByrinth Theater Company’s Barn Series, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Other plays, Everywhere & Constant, The Monitor and Vows, were developed with The LAB, Ridge Theater, La Mama, etc., and RADA, in London. Kaethe was in The Chosen, a feature film with Rod Steiger and Maximillian Schell. She holds an MA in Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths College, London, and a BFA in Filmmaking, SUNY Purchase, where she made award-winning, super-8 short, Clearing, shown on PBS.
The Production Artists
Andre Fratto is a composer, musician, and record producer. He composes music for film, TV, and theater, and has produced and played on albums of numerous genres including rock, folk, and hip hop. Andre recently completed his second symphony, and his Concerto for World Instruments and Orchestra.
Runs Plunk Productions and has worked on several Grammy Award winning and nominated projects, including Michelle Obama’s audiobook Becoming, Dave Chappelle's Equanimity & The Bird Revelation, as well as audiobooks that have received Audie and Earphone Awards. He is currently working on comedy specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central.
Emmett Ceglia is a drummer, post-production(er), and producer in Brooklyn, NY. In audio post, he is an editor, mixer, and engineer that has lent his skill to award winning documentaries, series, and feature films as well as Dipsea stories, the Lamniformes Radio podcast, and the Two Minutes to Late Night web series. Additionally, he has been a Dolby ATMOS mix assistant to Gadi Sassoon on his latest album, Multiverse. A regular of the road, he has brought his drumming talents to the United States, Canada, and Europe with groups such as God Mother, Mutilation Rites, Arms, and Coping Skills. Currently, he is the drummer for Husbandry, Fluoride, Semaphore, and Detach the Islands. As a producer, Emmett crafts electronic music and remixes as Heavenview in the vein of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and Squarepusher.
Nick is a sound designer living in Brooklyn, NY. He currently works at Pomann Sound, where he engineers, mixes and edits audio for various shows and films. He was a freelance sound designer for many years, supervising sound on feature-length and short films, as well as for audio dramas. He continues to enjoy creating immersive and thoughtful experiences for audiences to spend time in.
Julia Knippen is a an actor and voice actor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her voice can be heard in everything from video games to audiobooks to museum audio tours to radio and TV commercials. Her most recent audiobook narration is YOU'D BE HOME NOW by NYT-bestselling author Kathleen Glasgow. www.juliaknippen.com