Team Bios

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SARAH BISHOP-STONE (Alt. Space Production Coordinator) is a Brooklyn-based dramaturg, producer, and social media junkie. Since 2010, she’s been making plays and things with Little Lord (, and until recently she worked in audience and campus engagement at Peak Performances (Montclair State University). Find her on Twitter at @sbishopstone.

BRAD BURGESS is the executive producer of The Living Theatre, and associate artistic director under Judith Malina, founder of the company in 1947. He oversaw all productions at 21 Clinton Street from 2007-2013, the longest run in an NYC venue for The Living in 66 years. He produced 10 plays with the company, 5 new works written by Malina and 5 revivals, including an OBIE Award-winning production of The Brig in 2007. He also worked with all the presented groups, international groups, festivals and artists, accounting for hundreds of events and productions until The Living left the space in February 2013. He is proudly still an actor.

SHELLEY CARTER (Company Manager) is a director and producer. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2010, she has interned or assisted for Brian Mertes, Alex Harvey, Daniel Fish, the Under the Radar Festival, and SPACE on Ryder Farm and has produced her own work at JACK in Clinton Hill. Prior to living in New York, she held an Arts Management fellowship at the American Conservatory Theater and was an artistic assistant at ZSpace in San Francisco. Currently, she is a producing apprentice to Andy Horowitz, company manager to Taylor Mac, deviser and dramaturg on NYU Grad’s Project Project (Feb 2014), and workshopping an original piece in a karaoke bar that remixes Strindberg with relationship self-help books (premieres Spring 2014.)

MICHAEL COSTAGLIOLA (Sound Technician) is a Brooklyn-based sound designer and composer. He studied music at Brown University, where he received the Weston Award for Music Composition. He is the resident composer for the AntiGravity Theatre Project, and a Teaching Artist in Sound Design for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Credits include Yermedea Raw (AntiGravity at La MaMa), What it Means to Disappear Here (UglyRhino, NY), The Beckett Cycle (Brick Theater, NY), Angelina Ballerina the Musical (Vital Theatre, national tour), The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Vampire Cowboys, NY), El Extraño Viaje (El Reló, Madrid), and Bernarda’s Backstage (Winged Cranes, Madrid).

CALEB HAMMONS (Curator) is a performance curator and cultural producer working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Currently the Associate Producer at Bard College’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, he facilitates all Live Arts Bard and SummerScape programming, commissions, and artist residencies. Prior to his time at Bard he was the Producer at Soho Rep. (NYC) and the founding Producing Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. He is the Co-Curator of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based performance series Catch, and from 2007 until its implosion in 2012 Caleb served in various capacities for the playwright’s collective 13P. He has been a guest speaker at the Yale School of Drama, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and Carnegie Mellon University School of the Arts.  Caleb holds a BFA from the NYU/Tisch Experimental Theatre Wing and was a member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance’s inaugural class at Wesleyan University.

FRANK HENTSCHKER (Curator/Exec. Director, The Segal Center) Dr. Frank Hentschker, who holds a Ph.D. in theatre from the now legendary Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany, came to the Graduate Center in 2001 as program director for the Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and was appointed to the central doctoral faculty in theatre in 2009. Among the vital events and series he founded at the Segal Center are the World Theatre Performance series, the annual fall PRELUDE festival, and the PEN World Voices Playwrights Series. Before coming to the Graduate Center, Hentschker founded and directed DISCURS, the largest European student theater festival existing today; he acted as Hamlet in Heiner Müller’s Hamletmaschine, directed by the playwright, performed in the Robert Wilson play The Forest (music by David Byrne) and worked as an assistant for Robert Wilson for many years.

KIMON KERAMIDAS (Web Developer) is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center where he has been working on web sites and database for nearly a decade. Kimon developed the Segal Center’s main site as well as sites for PRELUDE.8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, ExP.Girl Dance Theatre, Foundry Theatre, and the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning. During the day, Kimon is Assistant Professor and Director for the Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center, where he is responsible for integrating digital media across the curriculum and for providing guidance for digital initiatives in academic publishing and exhibition design. Kimon holds a B.A. in Theatre from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Theatre with a certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagagoy from the CUNY Graduate Center. He has taught courses on interface design, theatre, performance, new media, and instructional technology and pedagogy at the Bard Graduate Center, The Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and in CUNY’s Online Baccalaureate Program.

SARAH ROSE LEONARD (Producer, Parties) is a dramaturg, director, and producer. She works as the Associate to Antje Oegel at AO International. Sarah was the Next Generation Fellow at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center from ’12 – ’13, where she helped produce PRELUDE.12 and line produced many events. She also curated/produced Guadalupe, an annual performance event about ideas of femininity, at The Segal Center. Her work as a director includes a cross-cultural trilogy that was produced in Santiago de Chile and at the Little Theatre at Dixon Place. She has dramaturged for Guillermo Calderón (VILLA, TBA Festival), Eliza Bent (The Hotel Colors, The Bushwick Starr), and Sheila Callaghan (Lascivious Something, Women’s Project), among others. Sarah runs Smith + Tinker, a collaborative writers group hosted by HERE. She was Literary Resident at Playwrights Horizons from ‘09-‘10, is on the literary team at Page 73.  Sarah was a member of the ‘12 Lincoln Center Directors Lab and earned her BFA in Directing and Creating Original Work from NYU.

PETER MILLS-WEISS (Technical Director) is a performance artist and technician from NY. Recently: sound design for Richard Foreman’s Old Fashioned Prostitutes and a “performance” in the Designated Mourner, both at the Public Theater.

GREG REDLAWSK (Stage Manager) is a Director, Stage Manager, and Playwright living and working in NYC, and he is extremely excited to be returning to PRELUDE for third year. Most recently he worked on the production of Somewhere Fun at the Vineyard, and is currently working at HERE Arts on the upcoming production of Trade Practices. As a Director and Playwright he has had work presented with That Toy Pony, Theater IN ASYLUM, Emerging Artists Theatre, and Special Sauce Company, and most recently he served as the AD for Ugly Rhino’s Glamdromeda. In addition, he has served as a Teaching Artist with New York Theatre Workshop, where he was also an Artistic/Casting Intern in the fall of 2010.

MATT ROMEIN (Technical Director) is a theatre/dance technician who has been working in NYC since 2011. Most recently he worked as the video coordinator for the inaugural Live Ideas Festival at New York Live Arts, as well as continued technician work for New York Live Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, and Catch. Outside of that he works as an interactivity coder and performance maker.

REBECCA SHEAHAN (Prelude Director of Administration/Managing Director, The Segal Center) is Managing Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. She began her career in the Arts at The Market Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rebecca has lived in New York City since 2003, working as Director of Marketing for St. Ann’s Warehouse and 651 ARTS, and as a marketing and PR consultant for various artists and companies. She was also a co-producer and marketing consultant for the Prelude Festivals in 2008 and 2009.

RACHEL SILVERMAN (Producer) is theater-maker, -viewer, -lover and producer. She is very happy to be producing PRELUDE for a second year. Other producing credits include PRELUDE.12, UglyRhino’s site-specific What it Means to Disappear Here and 13P’s OBIE Award-winning A Map of Virtue. Rachel is the Artistic Producing Associate at New York Theatre Workshop, where she coordinates all workshop programming and artist development activities including a weekly Monday @ 3 reading series, summer residencies at Adelphi University and Dartmouth College and NYTW’s Process in Performance conversation series. BA: Wesleyan University, Theater and Sociology.

MARY SPADONI (Stage Manager) is so pleased to be working on her second PRELUDE! New York: Somewhere Fun(The Vineyard), Good Person of Szechwan (The Foundry, upcoming at The Public), Volpone (Red Bull Theater), Luther, Enfrascada, and Dot (Clubbed Thumb), Map of Virtue (13P), Paradox of the Urban Cliché (LAByrinth), The Birthday Boys (ArtEffects), The Book of Grace (The Public). Regional: Weathervane Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Music Theatre Green Bay, and three seasons at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Mary is a graduate of St. Norbert College and a writer for

LISA SZOLOVITS (Production Assistant) is a Brooklyn-based director and
developer of new plays. She has made work on the East Coast with the
Playwrights Horizons Resident Workshop, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Columbia
University, NYU, The Assembly, UglyRhino, Tugboat Collective, Lost Theater,
Manhattan Shakespeare Project, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as
with Theatre of NOTE, The Echo, and Circle X in Los Angeles.

SARAH STITES (Design Coordinator/Next Generation Fellow, The Segal Center) is a Brooklyn-based director and choreographer and the current Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Next Generation Fellow. Recent directing credits include Query (9BC Performance Project), The Seagull (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre), and All My Sons (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre). Current projects include What Doesn’t Kill You and Clandestinos: The Mark Sanford Story.

LINDSEY TURTELTAUB (Production Coordinator) is a production stage manager for theater, opera, and events based in New York City. Recent NY credits include Sontag: Reborn, A Civil War Christmas, Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop), Forces! (STREB), The Mikado (Carnegie Hall), Soldier Songs (Prototype Festival), Brooklyn Babylon (BAM Next Wave Festival.) Regional credits include Autumn Sonata, A Delicate Balance, Battle of Black and Dogs, Pop! (Yale Rep), Dog Days (Montclair), Carnage A Comedy, Gulliver’s Travels, Love’s Labor’s Lost (Actors’ Gang.)  She has also stage managed events with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Music Center in Los Angeles, LA Stage Alliance, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

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