Brian Ellingsen - Bassist
Double Bassist Brian Ellingsen’s playing has been hailed as “shocking and evocative” by the Philadelphia Enquirer, and The New York Times has described him as “coaxing an amazing variety of sounds from his instrument.” As a soloist he has been featured at the Spoleto Festival USA, and New Music Hartford. As a chamber musician he has been a member of Ensemble ACJW, and is a standing member of Le Train Bleu, The Declassified, and the Heavy Hands quartet. As an orchestral musician Brian has performed as principle of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, as well as principle of Gotham Chamber Opera, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Brian holds a Bachelors degree from the Hartt School, and a Masters from Yale.
Rachel Hauck – Scenic Design
An Iliad (NYTW, McCarter, La Jolla, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep). NY: The Call, Go Back To Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons); Slowgirl (LCT3), Harper Regan, Bluebird (Atlantic); Regrets (MTC); This Wide Night (Naked Angels, Lortel Nom.); Picked, A Boy and His Soul (Vineyard); Orange, Hat and Grace (Soho Rep, Drama Desk Nom.); Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass, 37 Arts); Fever Chart, Poor Itch (Public Lab). Recent regional: No Place To Go (Two Rivers); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Guthrie); Phaedra Backwards (McCarter); OSF, Taper, Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Seattle Rep, Playmakers Rep, and others. Resident designer for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference since 2005.
Marina Draghici - Costume Design
NYTW: Mad Forest. Broadway: Fela! (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Cymbeline, Mother Courage (Delacorte Theater); The Skriker, Hamlet, Woyzeck (Public Theater). International: Les Indes Galantes, L’Italiana in Algeri (Paris Opera), La Traviata (Bordeaux Opera), 24 Images Secondes (Lyon Opera). Film & TV: Precious, Rage, Heights, Twelve and Holding, The Grey Zone, “Dexter,” “Blue Bloods,” “Homeland.”
Scott Zielinski – Lighting Design
Scott Zielinski’s work has been seen extensively in New York and regionally throughout the US. Internationally he has designed for productions in Adelaide, Amsterdam, Avignon, Berlin, Bregenz, Edinburgh, Fukuoka, Gennevilliers, Goteborg, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Linz, London, Luang Prabang, Lyon, Melbourne, Orleans, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Rouen, St. Gallen, Singapore, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Vilnius, and Zurich. Upcoming projects include Matsukaze for Spoleto Festival and Lincoln Center, Cyrano for Theater St. Gallen (Switzerland), White Snake for Suzhou Kunqu Opera (China), and Abigail’s Party for CDN Orleans (France). SCOTTZIELINSKI.COM.
Mark Bennett – Composer / Sound Design
Broadway scores and/or sound designs include: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Dead Accounts, Driving Miss Daisy, A Steady Rain, The Coast of Utopia (2007 Drama Desk Award: Original Music, Henry Hewes Award Sound Design), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Henry IV, Golda’s Balcony, The Goat, among others. Off-Broadway includes original scores for all BAM/OLD VICBridge Projectproductions, Off-B’way Include: An Illiad (Obie Award/Craig Noel Award) Mad Forest, My Children! My Africa!, (NYTW), The Seagull, and Dogeaters (The Public Theater. Regional Includes Dead End, Rose Tattoo, Persephone (Huntington Theatre Co.) Recipient: 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design & 14 Drama Desk nominations.