ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Tom Wojtunik has been in New York City since 1997, and in Astoria for the last twelve years. For APAC he has directed Blood Brothers (NY IT Award Nominee, Outstanding Director), The Secret Garden, Love Trapezoid (workshop), The Human Comedy, Children of Eden (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), The Pillowman, Ragtime and Proof. NY directing credits include: The Secret Catcher (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The Groove Factory (NYMF); It Is Done (The Mean Fiddler); Bright Lights, Big City (MMC); The Who’s Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Six Degrees of Separation, Urinetown (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (The Gallery Players); The Play About the Naked Guy and Edenville (NY IT Nominee – Best Director, Emerging Artists Theatre); The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Grease 3: Threase (UCB/The Pit); Rum and Vodka and The Good Thief (Prospect St. Productions); I’m in Love with Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Tom served as a 2007/2008 Resident Director at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he was an Associate Producer on the 2008 Marathon of One-Act Plays. He was an Associate Casting Director at Charles Rosen Casting, produced the 2002 Festival of New Musicals for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and served as Artistic Director of NeoPack, a theatre company focused on new work, from 2001-2004. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. Member: SDC, LCT Directors’ Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre. tomwojtunik.com Click here to find out more about Tom.
PRODUCTION MANAGER Annie Jacobs moved to Queens over eight years ago. Since moving to New York, she has been working in production management followed by project management at Queen’s based scene shop, Showman Fabricators. She has worked on such shows as Broadway’s Little Mermaid, Sweeney Todd, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, television’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “Dr. Oz”, “Disney World’s American Idol Experience” and many others. She has been served as Production Manager for all of APAC’s shows since joining them in 2009. She has also production managed Working and Unlock’d for Prospect Theater Company. Before coming to New York she received her BFA from the Theatre School at Depaul University followed by her MFA from the School of Drama at Yale University. Find out more about Annie.
BOX OFFICE MANAGER Heesuk Chae is a New York based theatre artist. She is a director, writer, and box office/house manager. She is originally from South Korea. She moved to New York in 2008 and graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Theatre. Her production credits: Ordinary Days (Theatre Lapis), Degeneration X (Perf Productions), Come Out (Strawberry One-Act Festival. Awarded as Best Director of a play in 2012) and Obsession (York Avenue Theatre), A Month of Sundays(Midtown Madness Festival), Spreading the News (The Unity Theatre), The Lane (Roy Arias Theatre), The Proverbial Loons (Castillo Theatre), Benito Cereno (Horizon Theatre Rep), andSpark (The Nightborn).
PRESS AGENT Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR – APAC: Blood Brothers, Billy Witch, The Secret Garden, A Hard Wall At High Speed, The Human Comedy, MilkMilkLemonade, Children of Eden, The Pillowman, The Children’s Hour, Ragtime, Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: Me and Jezebel, Snapple Theater, Simon Says, The Culture Project; My Sinatra, Midtown Theater & Sophia’s; …Another Man’s Poison, Jay Sharp Theater; Swimming With The Polar Bears, 45 Bleecker Street; Glimpses of the Moon, Algonquin Hotel; Elizabeth Rex, Center Stage;Mother Load, Sage Theater; Wasps in Bed, Beckett Theater; Anaïs Nin: One Of Her Lives, Beckett Theater; Triple Threat: 2007 Drama Desk Nominee (mis)UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story, Theatre 5. Rosin was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. Rosin’s clients include: Astoria Performing Arts Center, the cell theater, concrete timbré, Dead Dream Museum, Double Play Connections, League of Professional Theatre Women, Lives B Told, MTWorks, The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, soloNOVA, Workshop Theatre and York Shakespeare Company. Rosin worked in the publicity office at Miramax Films and produced the short film Speed Grieving, which is being distributed in conjunction with the Cancer Support Community. For more information visit www.kampfirefilmspr.com.
CASTING DIRECTOR Wojcik|Seay Casting – APAC: Blood Brothers, Billy Witch, The Secret Garden, A Hard Wall at High Speed, The Human Comedy, Children of Eden, The Pillowman, The Children’s Hour, Ragtime, Proof. Wojcik|Seay Casting is the partnership of Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay. Along with Ashley Squires, they cast theatre, commercials as well as TV/ Film. Off Broadway: Handle with Care (starring Carol Lawrence), Tennesee Williams’ The Two Character Play (starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif), Triassic Parq, National Pastime, 666. Tours: Joseph….Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Many regional theatres across the country, including Riverside Theatre-FL, Theatre Raleigh-NC, The Arvada Center-CO, Stages St Louis-MO, Theatre Aspen-CO and the Tuacahn Performing Arts Center-UT. Film: Best Man In The Dark. Pilot: “Upstate”. Short Film: Prologue. Webseries: “Expert Witness”. Commercial clients include: Bank of America, Capital One, Chase Bank, Canon, Verizon, Bose and many pharmaceutical companies. www.