CREATIVES

Robi hager - Producer / Book, mUSIC & LYRICS

Broadway: Spring Awakening, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, Doctor Zhivago. National Tour: Fun Home, Spring Awakening. Arden: Next To Normal as Gabe, Parade as Frankie Epps, Sideways Stories from Wayside School as Myron.  11th Hour Theatre Co.: Altar Boyz as Juan, Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina. Theatre Under the Stars: Bonnie & Clyde as Clyde Barrow. "Quiero Soñar" original song by Hager and Alex McCabe in Chris Rock’s film Top Five. "Maduros" original song by Hager and McCabe in Melissa McCarthy's film Can You Ever Forgive Me. Go AEA! @robihager

John Treacy egan - book & lyrics

Broadway: MY FAIR LADY, CASA VALENTINA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, SISTER ACT, DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID,THE PRODUCERS, JEKYLL & HYDE, BYE BYE BIRDIE. Off-Broadway: CLINTON, DISASTER, WHEN PIGS FLY!, and BATBOY. TV/Film: GOTHAM, YOUNGER, THE GOOD WIFE, THE KNICK, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NURSE JACKIE, 30 ROCK, CUPID, LAW & ORDER, LAST NIGHT, and THE PRODUCERS. CDs Count the Stars and On Christmas Morning

steve Pacek - director

Steve Pacek (BFA Musical Theater Ithaca College) is a Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of 11th Hour. He is also a freelance actor, director, choreographer and teaching artist. He has worked extensively in the entertainment industry, spanning many disciplines and in many different cities including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Recipient of the 2012 F. Otto Haas Award. He is the co-chair of the board of Theatre Philadelphia and 5 time Barrymore Aware Nominee. A few assistant director credits include: Larry Moss (NYC’s Century Center), Joe Calarco (Playwright’s Horizons), Mark Valdez (Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre Co) and Terry Nolen (The Arden). Find Steve on social media @stevepacek.

Jenn Rose - Choreographer

Jenn has collaborated and created new works with movers and dancers ranging from novice to professional. She has choreographed over 20 regional theatre productions with the most recent including Cabaret at the Arden Theatre Co, A New Brain at Theatre Horizon, American Idiot at the Roxy Regional Theatre, and Ain't Misbehavin' at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. My work has been recognized with 6 Barrymore nominations, funding from the Joyce Theatre, and two Broadway World Philadelphia awards. Jenn is a recepient of the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Choreography for Black Nativity at Theatre Horizon.  

VIV//IAN - DRAMATURG

(B.A. Feminist Dramaturgy Hampshire College) is a non-binary dramaturg, theatremaker, and organizer originally from New England. They've worked on The Bearded Ladies Cabaret's Do You Want A Cookie, PAPA's DJZ, InterAct's Sensitive Guys and the San Francisco Mime Troupe's Freedomland. Other projects include Ariel Attack! And the Scare-ible, Terror-able, No Good, Very Bad Gay Trial OR How to Gay Your Way Into a Get Out Of Jail Free Card With Only Really Trying at the New Fruit Collective, Everybody Knows The Moon Is Blue, authorship of All the World's A Rage: Understanding the Performance of Resistance and work with the Leeway Foundation. They are currently a member of GLITTERVOM: A Degenerate Autonomous Collective.

Chris Haig - set & props designer

A proud graduate and faculty member at the University of the Arts, Chris has worked professionally as a set and prop designer in Philly for over 16 years. In the fall, he begins his 8th season as Props Master at Arden Theatre Company. He has designed sets and/or props for the Arden, Theatre Horizon, 1812 Productions, Inis Nua Theatre Company, 11th Hour, Tribe of Fools, Delaware Theatre Company, Mazeppa Productions, Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Plays and Players, Contemporary Stage Company and Simpatico Theater, including their production of Time Is On Our Side for which he received a Barrymore nomination for Best Scenic Design. See more of his work at www.ChrisHaigDesigns.com  

Amanda Jensen - Lighting Designer

is a Philadelphia based lighting designer, who has been designing in and around Philly for five years. She has designed for Almanac Dance Circus Theatre (XOXO Moongirl), The Arden (Snow White), Inis Nua (Love Lies and Taxidermy, The Swallowing Dark, Radiant Vermin, Spine), Theatre Exile (Really), Bright Metal (Sabbatical), Gunnar Montana Productions (Kink Haus, Wroughtland), Azuka (Tigers Be Still), and The Fever with Scott Rodrigue. Amanda is also a member of Paper Doll Ensemble whose original piece This Is How Girls Die will be produced in January at Plays and Players. www.amandajensen.net

Jillian Keys - costume designer

Jillian is stoked to be designing for these fabulous Basic Witches! She is a UArts graduate (2011), and former Walnut St. Theatre Apprentice (2011-2012). Along with managing the Drexel University Costume Shop she has worked with Pig Iron Theater Company, The Arden, Theater Horizon, Azuka, Orbiter 3, Applied Mechanics, Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, The Lantern Theatre, Inis Nua, InterAct, Lightning Rod Special, and The Berserker Residents among others. For other fun facts please visit: https://jilliankeys.carbonmade.com 

John Kolbinski - Sound designer

John is pleased to join the team of Basic Witches! His past work can be heard in Baskerville, The Gift, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Always…Patsy Cline (Walnut); Twelfth Night, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Macbeth (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Co); The Disappearing Quarterback (Plays & Players); Mort (New Paradise Laboratories). Every Brilliant Thing (Arden). He is always the Audio Engineer at Arden Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theater Company. He was the Sound Systems Designer for InterAct’s new home at the Drake. Additional credits: Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, 11th Hour, FringeArts. Education: University of the Arts, Theatre Design/Technology.

Bryan Kerr - Stage manager

Now a middle school English and Drama teacher, Bryan was an Arden Professional Apprentice (Class 18) and Arden staff member where he worked in the Artistic and Education Departments. He has worked as a Teaching Artist with various theaters in Philadelphia and Seattle and as creator, actor, and stage manager on various pieces for past Fringe Festivals. A self-proclaimed lover of all things Excel, Bryan is thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of individuals to bring this fun, original, fabulous story to Philadelphia. 

Daniel X. Guy - Production Manager

Daniel X. Guy (B.A Theatre Muhlenberg College,  M.S. Arts Administration Drexel University) moved to Philly in 2009 for InterAct Theatre Company’s 2009/2010 season apprenticeship and moved on to become full-time, working with the company for 8 seasons; beginning as Box Office Manager and most recently serving in the role as interim Managing Director. Daniel has served as a freelance production manager for Tribe of Fools, Shakespeare in Clark Park and Simpatico Theatre. He currently serves as the Board Chair for Tribe of Fools; Treasurer for Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League and was a 2016-17 Barrymore Judge.