Artistic Staff Bios
ALEX LEWIN’s (Playwright) plays have been presented and developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theater Company, Geva Theatre Center, MCC, The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, the New Harmony Project, P73, The Playwrights Realm, the ABSOLUT Gay Theatre Festival (Dublin) and Chalk Rep. (Los Angeles), among others. He was a 2009-10 Playwrights Realm Fellow; a 2012-13 Jerome Fellow; a member of the 2014-15 Writers’ Workshop at Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles); and for four years he was an artistic associate at New York Theatre Workshop. Lewin has been a finalist for the Weissberger Award, the Kendeda Prize and the Heideman Award, among others, and was a 2014 resident at Yaddo artists’ colony. Commissions: La Jolla Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Foundation and KBEM/Jazz 88 (St. Paul, MN).
MATT AUGUST (Director) For Pioneer Theatre Company: In the Heights, Two Dollar Bill, Much Ado About Nothing. Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also 13 National Tours, Madison Square Garden, Grand Ole Opry and SLC’s Capitol Theatre); Broadway Associate/Resident director on Tom Stoppard’s Invention of Love, Henry IV, Nora Ephron’s Imaginary Friends and Full Monty National Tours. Recent Credits: King Charles III (Arizona Theatre Co.); Jefferson-Dickens-Tolstoy: Discord (Geffen, ATC, NoHo Arts Center); Fourth Messenger by Vienna Teng and Tanya Shaffer (NYMF, Ashby Stage); Scott Caan’s Trouble We Come From (produced by Garry Marshall); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pig Farm, Time Flies, Food Chain (The Old Globe). Upcoming Projects: Executive Producer and Director of the feature film LP/OP (written by Two Dollar Bill author TJ Brady); Clybourne Park (Laguna Playhouse).
MARY P. COSTELLO* (Stage Manager) has worked on over 40 productions during seven seasons with PTC. Favorites include Sting’s The Last Ship, The Will Rogers Follies, Les Misèrables, In the Heights, Next to Normal and Rent. Other stage management teams: Indiana Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Proud Equity member.