Queen of Sad Mischance Creative
John Minigan is a recent Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing and New Repertory Theatre Playwriting Fellow. QUEEN OF SAD MISCHANCE won the 2022 Judith Royer Award from The Kennedy Center and The Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the 2022 Wigglesworth Award from Florida’s Lab Theater. NOIR HAMLET was an EDGE Media Best of Boston Theater 2018 selection, Boston Globe Critics’ Pick, and a 2019 Elliot Norton Outstanding New Script nominee. He has developed new work with Urban Stages, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Portland Stage Company, Greater Boston Stage Company, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and his work is included in the Best American Short Plays, Best Ten-Minute Short Plays, and New England New Plays anthologies. John is on the faculty of Emerson College and serves as Dramatists Guild Ambassador for the Boston area. Please visit johnminigan.com.
A film and theater director whose credits include EVERY CREEPING THING by David Beardsley for the TRUSpeak Hear Our Voices Virtual Gala; BREAKZ by Cris Eli Blak for the Hamilton Arts Festival; MAGPIE by Phyllis Heltay (T. Schreiber Studio/Robert Moss Theater); and the sci-fi romantic comedy play INTERVENTIONS by Greg Lam (The Navigators Lift-Off Festival). She wrote and produced the post-apocalyptic play NIGHT OF THE NEUTRON DANCE (New York Theater Festival) and the drama THE VIEW FROM THE Q (winner: Audience Award, Short Play Festival). She was honored to complete a directing observership with the great Terry Schreiber. She has a BFA in Film and Television from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.
is a commercial theater producer based in NYC. Max started his producing career in June 2022 with a sold-out, Off-Broadway presentation of a new play about donor conception entitled LITTLE EGG, BIG WORLD at Theatre Row through the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. Aside from QUEEN OF SAD MISCHANCE, Max is also producing a new play about how algorithms can predict human happiness entitled DISRUPTION, which will run Off-West End in London for 5 weeks beginning in July of 2023, and he is developing a new comedic play entitled YOU'RE NOT MY TYPE about the anxieties and realities around dating in the modern world for a New York audience. An avid supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and multiple non-profit theatre organizations, Max hopes to develop and support works of theatre that advance our social and cultural awareness while leveraging the emotional capabilities of the performing arts. maxneedleproductions.com
Massachusetts-born composer whose recent music is concerned with natural phenomena, and the relationship between static and fluid elements of musical composition and performance. Colin has frequently collaborated on dance projects with performances throughout the US. Alongside composing concert music, Colin is also a songwriter, and teaches piano and guitar, and is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at University of California Davis.
graphic designerIRVIN STAFFORD
Irvin is an illustrator, cartoonist, art teacher and picture frame maker whose work is a pre-industrial reunification of the arts and crafts. Irvin always had natural artistic ability which led him to an art degree and work as an illustrator. Working in a frame shop in college showed him the alchemy of art in combination with its frame. He loves how a frame defines how an artwork is experienced, while also preserving art and artifacts for future generations. He designs and builds custom hardwood frames in his shop in Tucson, Arizona. www.staffordframingco.com