is a producer with MAYA Pictures and Lobo Productions. Before
joining Moctesuma Esparza in Los Angeles to work on a development
project funded by HBO targeting the English speaking Latino
demographic, Mr. Faucher produced two documentaries for The
Youth Orchestra of the Americas and the 3 CD Box Set of their
South American tour, which was selected for a Grammy Award
nomination. Andres has also produced documentaries about the
socio-economic conditions in Latin America, portions of which
have been featured in a segment of HBO's Real Sports with
Bryant Gumbel. His films have been aired in the U.S. and South
America, and accepted at over 30 international film festivals
including Breckenridge, San Diego, Anchorage, Jackson Hole,
and won the top prize for “Best Feature” in San
Francisco. Currently, Mr. Faucher is producing and directing
the feature documentary THE LEGACY to be completed in 2006,
producing the feature TWO BADGES for the Lifetime Television
Network, and is currently in pre-production on the narrative
film, EL PASAJERO, which he will produce and direct. Besides
his producing credits, Andrés has worked as a fundraiser,
cameraman, director, writer, sound engineer and actor. He
holds a B.S. in political Science from Mt. St. Mary’s
College and an M.F.A degree from the Actors Studio in New
York. Andres is the Artistic Director and founder of LOBO
Theatre Group in New York, with which he produced and acted
in the highly acclaimed production of ORPHANS by Lyle Kessler,
as well as producing the World Premiere of Tennessee William’s
first play, SPRING STORM. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela
and grew up in Washington D.C.
In addition to being the Director of
Development for Lobo Production Group, Kevin Allen
Jackson is an Academy Award-eligible filmmaker, whose
films have appeared at film festivals around the world, including
Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rhode Island, and Newport Beach,
among many others, while garnering several Best Picture, Special
Jury, and Best Screenplay Awards. Most recently, the documentary
The Legacy, which he wrote and co-produced in collaboration
with director/producer Andrés Faucher, won Best Feature
at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Golden
Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Born
and raised in and around New York, Kevin attended NYU’s
Stern School of Business, then completed his undergraduate
degree at the State University of New York, Albany, earning
a BA in theatre, before going on to earn his MFA in directing
from the Actors Studio program at The New School. Upon graduating
from The New School, Kevin turned his attention to film, writing,
directing and producing two shorts before relocating to Los
Angeles in 2000. Since arriving in Los Angeles, he has developed
feature scripts for several independent producers, attended
the 2-year screenwriting program at Writers Boot Camp (where
he subsequently taught screenwriting and worked as a Program
Coordinator), started his own creative consulting company,
been a partner in the independent production company Lobo
Productions (with whom he wrote and produced two films –
the aforementioned The Legacy, and the Academy Award-eligible
narrative film, El Pasajero – and worked on
the development of many others), was chosen through an innovative
selection process to write the pilot for a new Internet-based
episodic drama series, Lombardi Street (which he
will also direct), and was a finalist for Warner Brothers’
TV writers fellowship. Currently, he is working with John
Fogel Entertainment to develop a feature script, and and with
LOBO partner, Andrés Faucher, on the creation of a
new Internet-based TV/social network. In addition to his film
and episodic work, Kevin has worked extensively in theatre.
He has directed over 30 stage productions, founded three theatre
companies, served as the Director of Production for the MET
Theatre in Hollywood, and worked at such New York theaters
as Circle in the Square, The Vineyard, Circle Rep, Playwrights
Horizons, Musical Theatre Works and New Dramatists.
Theatre's Board of Directors
Gideon - Chairman
- David Gideon began
studying with Lee Strasberg at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
in New York in 1971 and continued to study with Mr. Strasberg
until his death in 1982. Under Mr. Strasberg’s tutelage,
Mr. Gideon began his teaching career at The Institute in New
York in 1976 and later in 1978 was selected to teach for The
New York University Undergraduate program in the Tisch School
of Arts. He taught at NYU for a period of thirteen years while
he continued to work at the Strasberg Institute.
In 1978, Mr. Strasberg appointed him as the Director of his
New York Institute and later was appointed to the position
of Producing Director of The Lee Strasberg Creative Center.
During the last twenty-five years as a teacher, Mr. Gideon
has continued to work as actor, director, and casting director.
As an actor he has been seen on stage, film and TV, most notably
in Dennis McIntyre’s Modigliani, Alan Alda’s Sweet
Liberty, Kojak, and Hawaii 50.
In 1991 Mr. Gideon formed his own independent acting classes
for professionals known as The Acting Class. In the fall of
1995 he was invited to join the teaching faculty at The Actors
Studio M.F.A. program at the New School University. Currently,
Mr. Gideon is on sabbatical from teaching and is currently
producing an educational TV series "Pegasea: The Cruising
Classroom." Mr. Gideon is a Member of the Actors Studio.
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Alvarez is an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche
Bank where he works for the Private Wealth Management division
covering the Latin America region. Within Private Wealth Management,
he oversees the Marketing function for Latin America.
Mr. Alvarez is also a member of the Deutsche Bank Americas
Foundation, actively working on the Micro Finance Lending
Program and a member of the Micro Finance Club of New York.
Previous to joining PWM Latin America, Luis worked for BT
Wolfensohn and DB Alex Brown as a financial analyst in the
Mergers & Acquisitions Division. As a member of the Latin
America M&A Group, Luis focused on the retail and energy
sectors of Latin America.
Mr. Alvarez holds a B.A. in Political Science and a certificate
degree in Latin American Studies from Princeton University.
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Audino's bio is coming soon.
Lewis has worked as an actress in New York theatre
for the past twelve years. She trained at The University of
Michigan and The Acting Studio. She would list Jane Hoffman,
Vivian Matlon and Wendy Ward amongst her mentors.
Career highlights include: performing with Dylan McDermott
in Eve Ensler's New York debut of Floating Rhoda and the Glueman,
Hello from Bertha, Crimes of the Heart, The Crazy Plays, National
and International commercial spots.
Shauna's producing credits include: Village Girls, Women of
Manhattan and Crimes of the Heart. More recently she has produced
Julie Hebert's Almost Asleep at Primary Stages and Lobo’s
debut of Orphans at Urban Stages.
Middlebrook grew up in Northern California. While
still in high school, Coy became a choreographer and assistant
director for the Theatre Arts Department at California State
University-Chico (CSUC). In 1989, while working for CSUC,
Coy co-founded Chico City Light Opera (CCLO), a non-profit
theater organization that grew into a fully operational theatre,
producing theatre 200 days of the year. Coy has directed 10
large scale musicals (including HAIR, INTO THE WOODS, JC SUPERSTAR,
GREASE, THE WIZARD OF OZ), directed an original adaptation
of “The Three Musketeers” for Shakespeare in the
Park in Chico, and choreographed over 30 productions for various
organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Coy has received
awards for outstanding excellence in both direction and choreography
for his productions of HAIR, INTO THE WOODS, JC SUPERSTAR
and THE WIZARD OF OZ.
In 1995 Coy moved to Manhattan, where he has directed main
stage productions, readings and developed new work for theater
companies such as: The Actors Studio, The Adobe Theatre Company,
Ensemble Studio Theater, Epic Repertory Theatre, The John
Harms Theater, Musical Theater Works, The Neighborhood Playhouse,
LOBO Theater, and The Stamford Center for the Arts. Coy graduated
from The Actors Studio Drama School at New School University
with a MFA in Directing in 2000. His directing credits there
include three original works by graduate playwrights and a
very well received production of THE ELEPHANT MAN. In 2002
Coy co-founded LOBO Theatre Corporation. He directed their
inaugural production of ORPHANS at Urban Stages and LOBO’s
production of the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams’
SPRING STORM in May 2004 at the Theatre at St Clements.
Coy has also had the honor of working with Jeff Calhoun and
Tina Landau in many major productions here in New York. Coy
is the Associate Director, alongside Mr. Calhoun, for the
highly acclaimed production of BIG RIVER at Deaf West Theater
(DWT), which was remounted in Los Angeles, at the Mark Taper
Forum, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theater with The
Roundabout Theatre Company and the 2004/5 International Tour.
Coy directed the DWT production of BIG RIVER at The Ford’s
Theatre in Washington DC this spring. He is also the Associate
Director for the Broadway musical, BROOKLYN, of which Mr.
Calhoun is also Director. Coy was the assistant director for
the Broadway revival of BELLS ARE RINGING and the Disney Theatrical
Productions’ workshop of WHEN YOU WISH, both directed
by Ms. Landau and starring Faith Prince.
During Coy's residence here in New York, he has also worked
as an actor. In 1996, he played the principal role of Eugene
Florzych in the National Tour of GREASE!, and in October of
1997, made his Broadway debut, also with GREASE!, at the Eugene
O’Neill Theater. Coy also appeared opposite Al Pacino
and Marisa Tomei in the workshop production of SALOME at the
Coy is a member of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, LOBO
Theatre and Epic Repertory Theatre Company. He is a member
of The Actors Studio where he serves on the development committee
and where his directing credits include RACE MUSIC and WOODEN
Currently, Coy is directing Albee’s THE ZOO STORY at
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is an equity analyst with UBS Investment Bank (UBS Warburg)
and is part of the #1 ranked equity research team in the U.S.
and the world covering the Computer Services and Information
Technology (IT) Consulting sector.
Mr. Stout has also helped cover the B2B e-Commerce sector and
the electronic customer relationship management (eCRM) industry
in e-business software. Prior to UBS, Mr. Stout was an associate
in equity research with JP Morgan & Co., where he concentrated
on B2B marketplaces and integration software companies.
His background also includes extensive research in e-money and
technology economics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
where he served as an economic research analyst, and a background
in venture capital at the Austin Technology Incubator and The
Mr. Stout also sits on the board of directors of New York SCORES,
a children's charity and is a member of Mensa.
Abraham's bio is coming soon.
Sutherland (Literary Manager) is a playwright
residing in New York City. As a playwright, Sean has
been produced in Los Angeles, his native state of Maine and
several theatres in New York City over the years. Mr.
Sutherland is a longstanding member of The Ensemble Studio
Theatre, and New York City's THE NEW GROUP, as well as the
Literary manager for LOBO Theatre. In the summer of
2002, Sean was awarded a MacDowell fellowship at the United
States' most illustrious arts colony, The MacDowell Colony.
At MacDowell, he was in the company of many great
writers, most notably Stephen Dunn, the Pulitzer Prize Winner
for 2002. Mr. Sutherland's most recent major
production was in 2006 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre where
he enjoyed seeing his full-length play MOUNTAINS IN THE BERING
(a play set on a factory trawler fishing vessel in The Bering
Sea) on the main stage. As an actor, as well, Sean has
enjoyed roles in many plays and films over the years.
In 2005 Sean was Austin in Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST at The
Seaside Theatre in Seaside Florida. In 2006/2007 Mr.
Sutherland has been acting in the film ASBURY PARK, which
is currently in production, and directed by Eileen Myers,
who at present is a staff writer on HBO's BIG LOVE.
As literary manager for LOBO Theatre Sean, has his ear to
the ground for new exciting works that reinvent the play form
as well as speak to a greater sense of humanity
in their craft.