QUARANTWEEN: the Crew
Carin Greenberg, Co-Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
is a Peabody Finalist, winner of three Daytime Emmys, two Annie Awards and a Writers Guild Award, as well as recipient of eleven additional Daytime Emmy nominations for her work as a creator, writer, story editor and producer of children’s entertainment. Recent credits include Co-Executive Producer/Story Editor of the upcoming Kinderwood for Nick Jr, and Tumble Leaf for Prime Video Kids. Previous credits include Head Writer of innumerable series for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS, HBO Family, and Discovery Kids Network, such as Ghostwriter, Harold & the Purple Crayon, Dragon Tales, Growing Up Creepie and Octonauts. https://twitter.com/CarinGreenberg
Barbara Pasternack, Co-Creator/Executive Producer For the past 30 years, first as Associate Artistic Director and since 2000 as Artistic Director for TheaterworksUSA, Barbara Pasternack has developed and produced almost 90 original plays and musicals, creating a critically acclaimed, diverse repertoire of family entertainment. Under her leadership, TheaterworksUSA productions have received multiple nominations for Lucille Lortel Awards, one Drama Desk Award and Drama League Awards and reach a national audience of millions of children each year. An important part of the company’s — and Ms. Pasternack’s — mission is to discover and nurture emerging writers, directors, and designers, and to encourage established writers and directors to create quality entertainment for young audiences.
Michael Harrington, Executive Producer is Executive Director and President of TheaterWorksUSA. Highlights at TWUSA include producing The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical on Broadway, the world premieres of Dog Man: The Musical and The Pout-Pout Fish, and the creation of the virtual TheaterWorksUSAcademy. Prior to joining the country's widest reaching non-for-profit producer of theater for young audiences, Michael spent a decade advancing the arts at Long Island University and New York University. As Executive Director of NYU's Skirball Center, his programming was recognized with a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience.
Asad Javed, Director Pakistan-born Asad Javed is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Javed is a recent MFA graduate of Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television, and currently works as the technical director for Broadway Virtual. His recent directing credits include Qwarantween: The Musical, and the films Ouroboria and 9 Lives.
Jacob Carll, Musical Director is a NYC-based Music Director, Pianist, and Vocal Coach. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at SUNY Cortland where he is staff music director and teaches Basic Musicianship and Musical Theatre History. Credits include Elf, The Musical (Associate Music Director, National Tour), 25th... Spelling Bee, Head Over Heels, Annie Get Your Gun, 9 to 5, Little Women, Urinetown (SUNY Cortland), Joseph.... Dreamcoat, Footloose, All Shook Up (Sharon Playhouse), Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q (Redhouse Arts Center), In The Heights (Gallery Players, NYC), Rough Crossing (Cortland Repertory Theatre), and South Pacific (Cape Playhouse).
Shelly Peiken & Adam Gorgoni
Shelly Peiken is a multi-platinum American songwriter best known for Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, What a Girl Wants, Meredith Brooks’ GRAMMY nominated smash, Bitch, and Disney Descendants’ Rotten To The Core. Her book Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, a memoir that chronicles her journey from a young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to writing hits of her own, earned her a second GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. www.shellypeiken.com
Composer Adam Gorgoni's scoring credits include Sundance favorite Starting Out In The Evening, Deauville Grand Prize winner The Dead Girl, the hit comedy Waiting for Lionsgate, the HBO documentary I Knew It Was You, and many others. Recent television work includes USA Network's Necessary Roughness, the CW series Aliens In America, Lorne Michaels’ ABC comedy Sons and Daughters, as well as shows for NBC, Disney, Discovery Channel, Bravo, and National Geographic. Recently he has begun to indulge a longtime love of musical theater, as a co-producer of the groundbreaking musical Head Over Heels, which debuted in 2018 on Broadway to critical acclaim.
Ben Wexler is a composer, lyricist and educator. He is a 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Winner and 2018 Fred Ebb Award Finalist. His writing for musical theater includes Washington Square (book, Kirsten Childs), Key Change (2019 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist), The Orchestra (Whitman/Grove Theatricals commission), BLOCKED (TheaterWorksUSA Commission), Speech and Debate (Sycamore Pictures) and The Insurgents (LAByrinth). Ben served as the associate to Jeanine Tesori for Encores: Off-Center and Fun Home, Violet, and Sunday in the Park With George, all on Broadway. His writing has been commissioned and performed by over 30 competitive choirs throughout the country. B.A., Yale, Music Composition (Phi Beta Kappa). www.benwexler.com
Oliver Houser is a NY-based musical theatre artist. A recent Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellow and winner of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award, the ASCAP Foundation Sammy Cahn Award and a SongSpace Grant, Oliver has headlined at the Kennedy Center and developed work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Village Theatre, The Other Palace, Goodspeed Musicals, NAMT, NYMF, the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, the Ucross Foundation and more. Upcoming: world premiere of XY (book, music & lyrics) at Seattle Repertory Theatre, produced by Kenny & Marleen Alhadeff (Come From Away; Memphis) www.oliverhouser.com
Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou (Tor & Lisa) Grammy nominated songwriter, Tor Hyams, and Broadway performer, Lisa St. Lou (The Producers) offer a unique blend of comedy and gut-wrenching heart through musical comedy stage shows, intimate dramatic plays, and teleplays. Original theater works include Stealing Time (premiered at NYMF 2012), The Skylight Room, with actor/writer, John Cariani, a political satire musical revue called the 1st Annual Trump Family Special, (off-Broadway run at the Triad Theater), How We Do: Back in the Day, a family musical based on Backstreet Boy, Howie D (world premiere: The Rose Theatre/Omaha/January 2020), Senior Living (world premiere scheduled at Maine’s Portland Stage, January 2021), and Collateral Beauty, an adaptation of the film starring Will Smith (with screenwriter Allan Loeb). Commissions include a musical adaptation of the legendary television show, Green Acres, Ensemble, a collection of previously unpublished letters by Tennessee Williams, and Untitled, commissioned by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). www.torandlisa.com
Josh Musto, 26, is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Over the past decade, Musto has toured the US and Europe with Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees, contributed original music for Broadway‘s Lifespan of a Fact (Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale), and appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Live at Radio City. Musto currently plays synthbass and guitar in original bands Netherlands and Youth Posse, respectively, and works on the production team at Brooklyn Bowl. https://m.facebook.com/joshmusto1994