PLAYWRIGHT

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Sarah Tuft's plays AWESOME BIG SOMEBODY, PASS INTERCEPTED, PATTI SMITH, P.I. and LITTLE BLUE SNOWSUIT have been developed or produced at EST (Lexington), Naked Angel’s Tuesdays@9, Samuel French/LAFPI’s Swan Day, Detroit’s Monster Box Theatre and 24 Hour Plays (BAM.) Sarah’s play, 110 STORIES, is published by Playscripts and has been produced by Toledo Repertoire Theatre and across the U.S., Canada and Germany. The play grew out of benefit productions at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater, Skirball Center and Vineyard Theatre with actors including Billy Crudup, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Neil Patrick Harris, John Hawkes, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Cynthia Nixon, Susan Sarandon and Kathleen Turner. Sarah has blogged for HuffPost, Indiewire Women and Hollywood and The New York Times. She’s directed at the Cherry Lane Theatre and a 24 Hour Plays at Atlantic Theatre. Her short films, TIDE and CLOSING TIME have screened at Hamptons Film Festival, LA ShortsFest, Lake Placid, Clermont-Ferrand and aired on IFC. Sarah received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, teaches at SF Creative Writing Institute and for Alex Theater’s Act Out and is currently developing MARVEL-OUS MONICA: IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE. For more, go to sarahtuft.com

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

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Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso is a Tony and Emmy Award winner with a long history in the entertainment industry. Jennifer’s Broadway producing credits include SPRING AWAKENING (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), AMERICAN IDIOT (Tony & Drama Desk nomination), ROCK OF AGES (Tony nomination), LEGALLY BLONDE (Drama Desk nomination), SUPERIOR DONUTS, CHITA RIVERA: THE DANCER’S LIFE and the Off-Broadway hit, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. Jennifer was honored by the New York Musical Theatre Festival as one of three Broadway producers under 40 making their mark on Broadway. Jennifer is currently developing the musical BEACHES for Broadway. Jennifer directed the anti-bullying video called THE GROOVY PROJECT, which was featured on ABC’s 20/20. Jennifer has directed staged readings starring Sutton Foster, Malcolm Gets, Ana Gasteyer and Kelli O’Hara. Jennifer directed the NYC productions of THROUGH WAR TORN EYES, SNOWING AT DELPHI, PRIVATE EYES, CYCLONE, THE LAST FIRST KISS AND LOVE THROUGH SEVEN WINDOWS. Jennifer was the Coordinating Producer of AS THE WORLD TURNS where her producing team won the 2001 and 2003 Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series (Emmy nominations in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006). Jennifer produced and co-wrote the feature film SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER directed by Tamara Tunie, starring Justin Kirk, Sandra Bernhard and Whoopi Goldberg. Jennifer produced 110 STORIES by Sarah Tuft, featuring a star-studded cast to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

PRODUCER

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Alison Spiriti is a founding partner of Right Angle Entertainment. Right Angle Entertainment is a production company specializing in the development, management and producing of new work to bring to the market live and on stage. Alison has had a broad and varied career in producing touring shows, project and show development, booking, as well as the management and programming of theatrical, branded and variety entertainment in venues around North America.  Clients and projects have included the acclaimed For the Record series (Tarantino, BAZ, Brat Pack), Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cirque du Soleil Theatricals, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical, Character Arts, PostSecret the Show, Greater Tuna, Musical Thrones: A Parody, One Man Breaking Bad, Broadway Across America, Nickelodeon, FremantleMedia, DreamWorks Theatricals among others. Alison has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters as well as varies committees for the Broadway League. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.