MEET THE ORIGINAL AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE TEAM
JOSEPH P. KRAWCZYK
Joseph is an award-winning, published playwright Recently, his one-act play, The Changing Room, which won an award from the American Theatre of Actors for Best Comedic Play in 2016, was paired with another one act, Norman, written and both directed by Vincent Apollo, and produced at the Beckmann Theater to sold-out audiences. In May of last year he had a staged reading of Release 35.6 at The International Theater Arts Institute (IATI), located in the East Village, one of nine plays selected for Cimientos 2016. This year IATI has selected his play, Relentless, to be part of Cimientos 2017. A staged reading is scheduled for late March. Last year, Disconnect, was produced at the Sargent Theater in NYC. In 2014 he had a staged reading of Year’s End, a play about teachers in crisis, at Cape May Stage, a regional, Equity Theater in Cape May, NJ. It was selected from playwrights who participated in 2013’s National Playwrights Symposium (in attendance were Lee Blessing, John Pielmeier, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and William Mastrosimone) and who were invited to submit a play for their 2014 Symposium. Year’s End was also selected as one of the top three plays at Ohio State University’s 2012 New Play Contest. Subsequently, Year’s End was also produced at the Manhattan Repertory Theater and last year the play was published by Writers Amuse Me Publishing Company. He has written more than a dozen ten-minute plays that have been produced on both the East and West Coast. As for awards, last year he received the Gil Ancowitz Award for Divinity, a trilogy of one-act plays. He was nominated as Outstanding Writer for Macho Moments at NYC’s 2013 Midwinter Madness Festival, and was a semi-finalist at NYC’s Avant-Garde Theater Festival for his one-act play, The Tasting. He has been awarded with two Jean Dalrymple awards: Best Comedy for Inconceivable and Best Playwright for Family Bound. His one act, The Understudy, was the first place winner in the Short Play Lab at the Little Times Square Theater in NYC. The play was subsequently produced at NYC’s Thespian Productions. Over the years NYC’s American Theatre of Actors (ATA) has produced Fog, Divinity and Release 35.6. His critically acclaimed Who Killed Johnny Hansen took on corporate greed, race relations, and right-wing talk radio. His other New York productions include Family Bound, Inconceivable (also produced in Los Angeles), and Latin Retreat at Playwrights Horizons Theater School. His play Gender Wars was produced Off Broadway by Power Play Enterprises at the Samuel Beckett Theater. Recently, he had a short story, The Dreamer, published in London, and a monologue from It’s All About Lorrie, has been included in The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2016, published by Smith and Kraus. As a documentary film maker, he has worked with talents such as William Shatner, Eli Wallach, and James Whitmore. He is also the recipient of an Emmy as co-producer of Dreams of Distant Shores, a documentary on immigration. He is especially proud of writing and producing The Gift of Time, a documentary on volunteerism, which had a showing at the White House. He has won awards from the New York Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, and a Tri-State award for the Best United Way video. In addition, he has written and produced more than a dozen TV and radio commercials and has directed a number of advertising campaigns for a Fortune 200 company. He has studied playwrighting at the National Playwrights Symposium, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Ensemble Studio Theater, and the Public Theater. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild. www.playwrightjoekrawczyk
Joe with Actor Danny Aiello at the ATA 40th Anniversary Dinner at Sardi's. Aieillo awarded Joe The Gil Ancowitz Award for Best Triiogy of One-Act plays.
Kimille is a freelance director, producer, writer, filmmaker, occasional sound designer and a new resident director at The Flea Theater. She recently worked at McCarter Theatre where she assisted Emily Mann on the world premier of Sharyn Rothstein’s All the Days, Jade King Carroll on August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson and Stephen Wadsworth on Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors. Other recent credits include: Pardon My French (dir.), Multistages Theatre Company’s Comida De Puta (asst. dir.), Not in this Room (dir.) for the 2015 Fire This Time Festival, Where We Flounder (dir. and playwright) at the Manhattan Repertory Theater, Byrony Lavery’s Frozen (producer with Cornice Productions), The French Theatrical Foundation’s national tour of Molière Malgré Moi (associate producer), Boot Camp (dir.), The Other Mozart (associate producer), Partly Cloud People Production’s Dolores (asst. dir., sound designer, stage manager), Holy Land (associate producer), and various readings. She is also an admin/writer for artsincolor.com, associate producer of The American Slavery Project, and an associate member of The League of Professional Theatre Women.
Kateryna Turkalo (Stage Manager) credits include the original run of It’s All About Lorrie (Thespis Theater Festival), Athena Writes 2016 (Athena Theater Company), The Vanity (Theater Row), The Changing Room and Norman at the Beckmann Theater (ATA), Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder (Randomly Specific Theatre), Flora the Red Menace, Tovarich, The Other Shore, and And I and Silence (KU). She has also worked as a crew member on Would You Still Love Me If (22Q Entertainment) and The Surgeon and Her Daughters (Cherry Lane Mentor Project).