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GORDON FARRELL

(Artistic Director)  holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, and has been on the faculty of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for nearly 30 years. His play “The Lifespan of a Fact” premiered on Broadway in 2018. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Canavale, it was co-written with Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell, directed by Leigh Silverman and produced by eight time Tony winner Jeffrey Richards. His plays have also been presented at Primary Stages and the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York, the Yale School of Drama, Tour de Force and William Shakespeare & Friends in San Francisco, and The Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo. His book, “The Power of the Playwright’s Vision,” published in 2001, has become a standard playwriting text in the U.S., Canada, and England.

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TATIANA GELFAND

TATIANA GELFAND

(Associate Producer/Resident Director)  trained in the theater under the internationally celebrated Carlo Magaletti, serving as assistant director on his “Wunder[bar]” in Munich, Germany, and the Off-Broadway production of his “Let’s Speak Tango!” In San Francisco, Tatiana directed “No Exit” at the Mojo Theater, “The Eighth Circle” and “The Audition From Hell” at the Playwrights Center of San Francisco, as well as co-developing and directing the immersive installation, “Ants,” for the All World Fair in 2013. At the Red Productions theater lab in New York, she directed “Lovers and Other Liars,” “Threshold,” and “Exit Routes.” As a filmmaker, Tatiana directed the James Brown-Orleans short film “Drawback,” assistant directed “The Barase Ice Men of New York,” as well as directing the webseries “Why The Hell Is She Asking Me That?”. She is currently working on a new documentary “Through Red Windows.”

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DIANA AVELLINO

(General Manager)  comes with a background in visual art, performing art, and business, and will be coordinating our Fall productions in New York City when our operations resume.  Recently canceled due to the COVID-19 shut down, “Girls Who Walked On Glass” was an immersive walk-through drama that evolved at Red Productions over the last nine years. Diana was a featured performer in its early development, and her work with any possible future revival will be key to bringing it to life.

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SARAH HAYES

SARAH HAYES

(Music Director) has been at the forefront of the New York jazz scene for many years. She has performed around the country and internationally for Jazz festivals, Corporate events, Casinos and Resorts as well as regular engagements for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg . She appears regularly in several of New York’s premier clubs with her septet, Swing Society, as well as her trio & quartet. She is the newest member of the legendary “Artie Shaw Orchestra,” performing in major jazz venues around the world

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SHANE SEARLES

(composer and audio designer)  is an NYC-based songwriter/producer with a rich musical heritage. His mother is a world-renowned classical harpist, and he is also related to Mike Love and Brian Wilson of the seminal pop group The Beach Boys. In his twenties, he worked as a sound engineer at the Portland, Oregon-based Northstar Studios, noted for one of the most extensive sound sample libraries in the world. He’s produced several music albums, both under the moniker of his former band Posterchild, and from solo efforts under his own name. He composed music and provided audio engineering for Red Productions’ webseries, “Why the Hell is She Asking Me That?!”

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DRU DANIELS

DRU DANIELS

(Social Media Director) is a digital storyteller who creates online “content with purpose” and networks with NYC communities as a vocal performer and DJ. She will be leading the social media campaign for our New York productions in the Fall when theaters reopen. To generate excitement, Dru has created immersive, in motion, behind the scenes videos to show just how magical Red Productions’ interactive productions can be. With a Master’s in Music from Brigham Young University, Dru has sung on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and has recently performed the title role of Massenet’s Manon, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel. She’ll make her NYC theatrical debut in a one woman cabaret with Red Productions TBA in late 2020.