Franklin Livingston is a New York based actor, director and philanthropist. His passion for theatre stems from facing sociological violence, religious persecution, and political subjugation. Franklin moved to the East Coast to study Western Acting techniques. In his quest to learn various acting techniques, he then attended Moscow Arts Theater School, New York Film Academy, Atlantic Acting School and the Meisner Studio of Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. He also received training in filmmaking, screen writing and directing from Tisch School of the Arts of New York University and Yale University. Franklin learned Latin dancing at You Should Be Dancing Dance Studio and Bollywood dances at Bollywood Axion Dance Studio in NYC. Franklin founded Listening Eyes Theatre Company and LPI FilmsTM with the intentions of giving voices to the unheard, and elevating underrepresented communities through plays and musicals with the same standard of quality as commercial theatre in New York City.
Kelsey Kindall is a New York City based theatre artist. She graduated from Messiah College with a B.A. in theatre and has studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin as well as the the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. She is passionate about telling powerful stories whether that be through her own writing or collaborating with other artists.Kelsey has produced her original work at the Miller Stage, Don’t Tell Mama, Broadway Comedy Club, National Playwrights Conference (composer), and New York Musical Theatre Summer Fest. Her passion is seeing new work come alive on stage and she works in all areas of production with a specific interest in writing and producing.
Dan Barron is a NYC-based Director currently serving as the Associate Director for the new Broadway musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together. He has directed at the Wild Project, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Most recently serving as the Associate Director on Jerry Springer the Opera at The New Group and Lisa Lampanelli’s Stuffed, Off-Broadway. He has a degree from the University of Tampa and has studied at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Emily Schmitt is a New York City-based associate producer and writer. Her interest in entertainment stems from the power storytelling has to open lines of communication and cross boundaries, and the ability of a line of dialogue or a single shot to cut to the heart of a matter. Her recent theatre work includes The Band’s Visit and A Bronx Tale: The New Musical on Broadway.Emily has a Master of Arts in Humanities with a concentration on creative writing from the University of Chicago. She also serves as a the Broadway Consultant for The Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company. A native of Seattle, Washington, she has lived and worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, and now New York City.
Kenny Hahn is an actor, director, and playwright whose works include Love Me Tender and RIP Gramps. Her shows have been performed at Sarah Lawrence College and the Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center. A strong believer in the power of stories and a lover of words, she began writing slam poems and short stories before discovering a passion for playwriting. Her dog, Nugget, is her life, and none of this would have been possible without her.