Evan Greenberg attended an after-school theater program at the age of four and fell in love with performing. As he grew up, school theater, performing arts camp, and professional acting jobs kept him on stage around the clock and loving every minute. During college, Evan abandoned the spotlight for the other side of the camera. He went to NYU film school where he wrote and directed several films including his musical short, A Boy and A Girl, which won awards at festivals across the country. He graduated to become a professional screenwriter, writing screenplays such as Torture the Artist, Remembering the Brickmans and the musical teen comedy, Dramarama for Warner Brothers. He also wrote Dance of the Mirlitons, which he is currently attached to direct. Mentored by world-renowned director Milton Katselis at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, Evan is currently represented at CAA. Throughout his adult life, one thing has remained consistent: Evan has missed being in shows. He founded the AfterWork Theater Project to reclaim the fun, self-expression, and sense of community that performing infused into his youth and he is committed to creating that opportunity for as many people as possible.
Creative Team for RENT - school edition
Lee Kasper is a New York City based Theater Director, Actor, and Performance Coach. Most recently, he assistant directed the Broadway premiere of David West Read’s The Performers (dir. Evan Cabnet) and the Broadway revival of Mary Chase’s Harvey (dir. Scott Ellis). Lee also assisted Mr. Cabnet on the world premieres of All-American (Lincoln Center/LCT3) and Outside People (Vineyard Theatre). Lee has directed close to 20 productions at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, one of the top summer theater programs, including the amateur premieres of Avenue Q! School Edition and Greenwood. In addition to his work both on and off-Broadway, Lee is also the resident Purim Spiel writer and director at Central Synagogue in Midtown Manhattan, producing such titles as A Very Beatles Purim, A Billy Joel Purim, The Amazing Purim, The Maltese Purim and most recently Motown Purim. Lee is a graduate of Playwrights Horizon Theater School, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Julian graduated with honours from Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK and has worked extensively in musical theatre as music director, assistant music director, and drummer on many productions around the world.
As music director he conducted the opening of the international music festival in Cyprus for four years directing The Wizard of Oz (RSC), Oliver!, Cats, and The Sound of Music. He was assistant music director for Footloose and Grease in London’s West End before taking over as music director for both UK touring productions. International tours and other music director credits include Dirty Dancing in Concert, Smokey Joe’s Café, Treasure Island, Best of the West End, and Saturday Night Fever. Work for the BBC includes National Music Day, Birmingham Live ’95, Mobile Lives, and he was music supervisor for Tidal Rave (YoYo Media), and Live @ The Movies (Sony Music Entertainment). As a drummer/percussionist Julian has played on the international tour of Chicago, the UK tours of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls, and has subbed on various West End shows including Spamalot, Chicago, and Hairspray. Most recently he was the drummer on Stephen Schwartz’s new production of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.
Julian is also a composer and arranger, writing incidental music and jingles for numerous companies including music for the game ‘Hitman – Blood Money’ released worldwide on PS2/Xbox/PC. His extensive arranging work includes ‘21st Century Man’ (Queer as Folk/Series 1), the Anglia Chamber Choir, Manhattan Nights (Live Album/DVD), and various arrangements/orchestrations for the winners of Greek X Factor and Pop Idol television series 2010. He was also the orchestral conductor and arranger for rock band Elevated on their debut album in Italy.
Outside of performing, Julian is the CEO of BolandandReeve Ltd, a talent agency based in London providing personal representation to actors and actresses with outstanding ability within theatre and television.
Katie Rose McLaughlin
Katie Rose McLaughlin is a ballet dancer turned choreographer interested in blurring the lines between dance and theatre. She has also created origional choreography for various theatrical productions including LADY HAN (dir. Katherine Brook), VICTOR FRANGE PRESENTS GAS! (dir. Sarah Krohn), DUKUS (dir. Joshua William Gelb), …OTHER ELEGANT LIES (dir. Frank Boudreaux), WHERE IS MY BRAIN? (dir. Paul Zaloom), BELLHAMMER (dir. Katherine Brook), LULU (dir. Joshua William Gelb), WIND FARMER (dir. Jessie Mills), THE TEMP (dir. Brian Kelly), BENEATH (dir. Marya Spring Cordes), HONK! (dir. Cory Sigler), and NO CORRECT DANCERS in collaboration with Dan O’Neil & Joshua William Gelb presented by Chashama. Her own choreography has been presented by Movement Research at Judson Church, CATCH, Dixon Place, Little Theater, AUNTS, Dance New Amsterdam, Outlet Dance Project, Triskelion, 9x22 DanceLab, Links Hall, Red Eye Theater, Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the International Festival of Art & Ideas. She is currently creating a new dance work while in residence through LMCC’s SPARC program.
Samantha Raddock is a former professional actress with a love of all things theater. A New York native, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan, and spent many of her years after college acting on the stage and screen. Her first gig in Manhattan was playing the role of ‘Helen/Vinnie’ in the long-running Off-Broadway comedy hit, The Donkey Show. Upon moving to Los Angeles she worked in TV on commercials as well as scripted shows (That 70’s Show, General Hospital), and has film credits in a bevy of independent films. Now NY-based once more, Samantha was a participant in the AfterWork Theater Project’s inaugural production of Hair, and has fallen in love with the concept and process that has been created with AWTP. She is determined and excited to keep that joy alive with seasons to come.
ANDY SENOR, JR.
Andy Señor Jr. was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a child, he grew up surrounded by legends of Latin music, raised in a family that worked professionally in the entertainment industry. He made his professional debut in the Tony Award winning musical RENT as “Angel,” playing the role on the stages of Broadway, London, Asia, Los Angeles and US National Tours. Some film and television credits include: Dummy, Lola, Ed (NBC) and appearances on Regis and Kelly, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and as a presenter on the Latin Billboard Music Awards as well as many commercials and music videos. He studied theatre at Florida International University in Miami and the Public Theatre Shakespeare LAB where he performed in Alls Well That Ends Well directed by Barry Edelstein at the Public Theatre. He is currently assistant director of the RENT revival Off Broadway and will be re-staging the production in Tokyo this fall.