created the concept for our adaptation of The Scarlet Letter in 1995.
In addition to The Scarlet Letter, Ms. Mancine's writing credits
include several one-act plays, short stories, and a full length ensemble
piece, Canterbury Trails - a young-audience adaptation of Chaucer's
classic work-which premiered and toured in 1996. Ms. Mancine has devoted
much time over the years to nurturing young artists and has directed,
assistant directed, and stage managed a variety of productions in support
of aspiring playwrights. She has also independently produced and directed
several world premiere readings of new plays, including the pre-New
York premiere of acclaimed novelist Robert Boswell's first play, Tongues,
in 1995. She has served as a professional playwriting adjudicator for
the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Theatre Association
of Pennsylvania, allocating funding to promising American playwrights,
and is a longtime state one-act play adjudicator for the Pennsylvania
High School Speech League. She studied playwriting at Susquehanna University
and has worked for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Theatre J in Washington,
D.C. Current writing projects include a new musical based on the construction
of an 11th century cathedral.
Koloski has worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts, Arena Stage, Theatre J, and with the Choral Arts Society of Washington;
his original music and arrangements have been heard in venues throughout
the United States. His composition credits include music for the D.C.
premiere of Tomorrowland and the Kennedy Center's Millennium
Stage Daily Internet Broadcasts, as well as many individual pieces
for small vocal and instrumental ensembles. Mr. Koloski has also performed
with and directed various ensembles throughout the United States, including
the orchestra for the first American revival of Rags, in New
Haven, Connecticut. In addition to The Scarlet Letter, currently Mr. Koloski is working
on the new musical Saturday Night at Sophie's. He is a graduate
of Yale University and Harvard Business School, and currently serves
as Director of Strategy for the software firm Empirix.
Gray is a composer, lyricist, conductor, pianist and a passionate advocate of new musical theatre. He was musical supervisior and for the UK première of Adam Guettels Myths And Hymns (Edinburgh), music director for the West End première of Bill Russells Pageant (Vaudeville), music director for the London premiere of Michael John LaChiusas Lucky Nurse and Other Short Plays (Finborough) and assistant on the first UK production Mr LaChiusas Hello Again (Bridewell). He has conducted productions of A Little Night Music (Tunbridge Wells), Company, Assassins, Into The Woods (Edinburgh) and the Asian première of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum (Kuala Lumpur). As pianist: Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour), Candide (Royal National Theatre), Sunday In The Park With George (Sevenoaks), Cats (New London). Simon composed additional music and lyrics for The Scarlet Letter (Edinburgh and Theater Row, New York), provided original songs for Dick Whittington (Eye, Suffolk), On War (Young Vic), Peter Pan (Horsham Arts) and he composed incidental music for Night Sky (Old Vic). He provided orchestrations for Beggars Opera (Cochrane), Bridges and Harmonies (Bridewell), Robinson Crusoe (Newbury Corn Exchange) and the gala opening of the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Simon is a member of the BMI Workshop in New York. He is a film journalist for close-upfilm.com and 6degreeesfilm.com.
Bahar directed the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter in Edinburgh and is
the artistic director and co-founder of Blue Line Arts.
He has also directed Assassins twice and Merrily We Roll Along,
among other productions. His writing credits range from the annual
Harvard Law School Parody to law review articles, most
recently on naval anti-piracy operations.
As an actor, his credits include The Balladeer in Assassins,
Joe Josephson in Merrily We Roll Along, The Baker in Into
the Woods, as well as The Russian in Chess, and Whizzer in
Falsettos. Mr. Bahar is a graduate of Yale and Cambridge
Universities and Harvard Law School. After one year as a litigation
associate at Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York
City, Mr. Bahar was called to active duty as a Navy Judge Advocate
General (JAG), where he currently serves in the Pentagon.
Braverman produced the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter in
Edinburgh as well as the original cast recording of the show. Mr.
Braverman has in his individual capacity produced hundreds of
performances of various kinds in the last ten years, including the
European premiere of Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns. Mr. Braverman's
writing experience spans fiction and non-fiction, including not just
short stories but also speechwriting for testimony before the United
States Senate and assistance with Vice President Gore's legal briefs
before the United States Supreme Court in the 2000 election. He
trained in law at the Yale Law School and is currently a leader of the
public sector practice of McKinsey & Company, the management
consulting firm, where he serves as an advisor to the leaders of
international corporations and government on issues of strategy,
organization, and operations.
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