Alexa Fitzpatrick (founder and executive director) is a writer and stand up comedian who worked in a very expensive sushi joint in Aspen, Colorado, ski/party town to the rich and famous, and wrote jokes about her adventures. The result is Serving Bait to Rich People, the stand up show The New York Times described as “bound to get noticed.”NYTheater.com described Alexa’s performance as “talented and fearless.” A graduate of Bowdoin College, Alexa moved to Los Angeles and completed the conservatory program in improvisational comedy at The Second City LA and the Writer’s Boot Camp Screenwriting Program. She is the writer, director and producer of the short film BOMBED: a romantic comedy.www.alexafitzpatrick.com
Gina L. Grandi (founder and artistic director) worked in the San Francisco Unified School District for 13 years, teaching 4th grade, 5th grade, and high school Theater and Humanities. As a founding teacher of Metropolitan Arts and Technology HS, Gina designed and implemented the school-wide drama program; productions included After Juliet, Discontented Winter, and bi-annual student-devised work. After moving to New York, Gina served as the Program Director at Opening Act, a non-profit that provides free after-school theater programs for New York City’s most under-served high schools. She is currently a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor at NYU in the Educational Theatre program and a member of the creative team of a space between.
Aliza Sarian (resident dramaturg) is going to write her bio once she finishes commenting on all these student plays.
M.J. Moneymaker (digital communications director) is a creative, artist/writer, problem solver, analyst, learner, and U.S. Navy veteran. She tells stories using art, data and copy for digital communications. She's worked on projects as a screenwriter, web designer and developer, digital producer, online advertiser, and marketer. Mari has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in TV/Film production. Previously, she worked as the Digital Content Producer at WITNESS; as the Production Supervisor for NYC LGBT Community Center's TV show; Our Scene TV, and Freeheld, the Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject, amongst others.
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