JORDAN SCOTT GILBERT
DIRECTOR & BOOK
Jordan is an Award-Winning Broadway Producer, Director, Writer, and Performer. Jordan became the first ever recipient of the BROADWAY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD after his musical was nominated for 3 TONY AWARDS (Ghost The Musical). He is the Artistic Director and Producer of GOOD NEWS THEATRICS, whose mission is to develop and produce first-class, Gospel centered plays and musicals aimed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Tour, and/or Film. Jordan is also the voice Narrating the full non-dramatized Audiobook of the newest translation of the Bible, which will be released by one of the world's top Christian websites: BibleHub.com, which receives about 2-4 Million views per day. Broadway/London credits include: Ghost The Musical, A Tale Of Two Cities, Pippin, etc. Carnegie Hall American Protégé Recipient. Acting/Voice students have appeared in Broadway shows, films, and TV. Press: “The Miz Kid” (Les Misérables Broadway National Tour.) Visit www.JordanScottGilbert.com
Scott is a musician and composer well rounded in the genres of Classical, Broadway, Jazz, and Gospel. He studied organ and piano at Peabody Conservatory, and received a Master’s in Music in Piano Performance from Temple University. He has performed in numerous concert halls and theaters, was resident Music Director at Media Theater, and has worked as a professional accompanist and Musical Director in the Philadelphia area. He currently teaches and conducts musicals for the Malvern Theatre Society and Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester.
GORDON R. PHETTEPLACE
SCENIC, COSTUME, LIGHTING, & SOUND DESIGN
Gordon R. Phetteplace has an extensive career in both professional and academic theatre. His professional experience, including work in the Midwest as a freelance designer/technician and a designer in regional theater. Gordon has designed scenery or lighting for a number of productions for The Unseam’d Shakespeare Company in Pittsburgh, PA. He also served as Unseam’d Shakespeare’s production manager for five summer seasons. Phetteplace has used his talents at the Millbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall, PA and as co-founder and art director of M&J Productions in Lansing, MI. He served as technical director/staff designer at Boarshead, Michigan Public Theater in Lansing, MI and as technical director for the Montana Repertory Theater. He has done scenic and/or lighting design for over 300 productions including such plays as Spring Awakening, Noises Off, Crimes of the Heart, Oklahoma, Grease, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, You Can't Take It With You, Sylvia, Evita, Othello, The Nina Variations, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Noises Off, Tall Grass Gothic, Crimes of the Heart, Oklahoma, Grease, Snoopy, Macbeth 3, The Importance of Being Earnest, and a host of others. In the academic realm, Gordon was most recently the Slippery Rock University Theatre department’s scenic and lighting designer. He also served as the department chairman for 16 years. His academic experience includes serving as a design and technical theatre faculty member for Lock Have University and as scenic designer/production coordinator and adjunct professor of theater for Lansing Community College. As a theatrical design professor, he was responsible for scenic design, lighting design, scenic/lighting technology and teaching both technical theater and general education related theater courses. Phetteplace earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre from the University of Montana and a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Lawrence University.
LOUIS H. CAMPBELL
ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGN
Lou’s theater design work has encompassed over 150+ theater facilities around the world for many Broadway National Touring productions. A strong advocate of the “Total” theatre experience, his work includes proscenium, thrust, arena and open concepts in design, exampled in such shows as An Enemy of the People, Othello, and the original work of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, as well as four productions of Romeo and Juliet in completely different environments and a very ambitious adaptation of Goethe’s Dr. Faustus; providing a remarkable use of total space. Beyond traditional Theatre, Lou obliterated several boundaries in his design/direction of Gunnlaug the Serpent Tongued, mounting the work as conventional theatre and adapting it to an innovative network television production. Not limited to conventional theatre, Lou has also designed and directed opera productions of La Boheme, Carmen, Don Procopio, Gianni Schicchi, Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni. His innovative original dance productions staged all over the world include Fatal Attraction, The Basilisk, La Mascara, Interlude in the Park, Muerte en El Morro, Pierrot Luminaire, Suspiro, Improviso di Fazzoletto and Creation, Fall Redemption and Freedom! As a comprehensive theatre person, he has designed and directed many other shows around the world, including: The Fantasticks, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Flea in Her Ear, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once Upon a Mattress. A progenitor of the contemporary physical theatre movement and Men of Achievement Award recipient from Cambridge University, England. Author of 50+ books.
TECHNICAL & DESIGN CONSULTANT
Glen has been serving the theatre community for almost 30 years. He has had the privilege of using his diverse production talents in design, construction and rigging for numerous churches and theatres across the US and in Europe. Glen first entered the professional theatre scene as a Stage Technician for Nickerson Theatres in Boston, Ma.. He then moved on to join the Syracuse Stage team as an Audio Operator for more than 15 main stage productions and student sound design support for the Syracuse University Theatre Department. Following his time with Syracuse Stage Glen expanded his technical resume while working at the United States Naval Academy in their Educational Resources Department. This was highlighted by being part of their video production team. This opportunity included filming for Navy football, video/audio production for international news agencies and video shoots with multiple high ranking government officials including the then President of the United States. Glen has been on staff as technical director for several large churches in Maryland and Idaho. Currently, he serves as the Technical Director at Sight & Sound Theatres where over the past 16 years he has had the opportunity to support the company in a number of different production related roles including Audio Operator, Show Operations Manager, Costumes Manager, Installation & Logistics Manager and Line Producer. Glen enjoys staying connected to the local community theatre scene. For the past 10 years he has provided design, construction and technical support for Servant Stage Company.
As a theatre producer, Mr. Gaynes’ Off-Broadway productions include the hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee (6 years), the recent long-running productions of Zero Hour (Drama Desk Award), The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith (Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, The Big Voice: God or Merman?, Cougar The Musical, Picon Pie, Emily Mann’s Annulla, Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson and Bein’ With Behan, which was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. He produced the West Coast premieres of Marry Me a Little and Starting Here, Starting Now and has been nominated for four Ovation Awards, Los Angeles’ highest theatre honor. Mr. Gaynes also produced the National Tour of Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, which played coast to coast. He currently operates two Off-Broadway theatres in New York City: St. Luke’s Theatre and Actors Temple Theatre, as well as the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center, the Avery Schreiber Playhouse and the BrickHouse Theatre in Los Angeles. He has also produced throughout the country, with over forty productions in Los Angeles alone. He has also appeared as an actor in 13 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including Best Foot Forward, in which he co-starred with Christopher Walken and Liza Minnelli and sang “Buckle Down, Winsocki” on the original cast album. This past year, Mr. Gaynes was presented with a “Legend of Off-Broadway” honor by the Off-Broadway Alliance at Sardi’s in New York City.
Peter is an entertainment attorney, theatrical general manager, and producer who has represented theatre and independent film producers and investors, commercial and non-profit theatres, writers, directors, performers, talent agents and managers for over twenty-five years. He is a Tony-Nominated producer of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre. He owned and operated The Actors’ Playhouse in Greenwich Village, New York, for 12 years. He is the President of the Off-Broadway Alliance, a non-profit organization of Off-Broadway producers, general managers, theatrical artistic and executive directors, theatre-owners and operators, and publicity and marketing firms.
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GOOD NEWS THEATRICS
PRODUCER, CASTING, MARKETING
The mission of Good News Theatrics is to develop and produce first-class, Gospel centered plays and musicals aimed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Tour, and/or Film.