PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
Michael Walkup has been working with playwrights on developing their work for over ten years. Before joining Page 73 in 2011, he spent three seasons as Artistic Coordinator at Yale Repertory Theatre where he worked in new play development and literary management. He also served as dramaturg for several productions at Yale Rep, including the east coast premiere of Bruce Norris’ The Unmentionables and the world premiere of David Adjmi’s The Evildoers. Michael first gained experience working with playwrights at Penn State University as co-producer of a theatre company which produced a new play every week. He then attended Yale School of Drama where he received his M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and worked frequently on student-written work at Yale Cabaret as director and dramaturg. He regularly serves as the Teaching Artist for Yale Rep’s The Dwight/Edgewood Project, a program teaching playwriting to middle schoolers in New Haven; he also volunteers with Manhattan’s The 52nd Street Project.
michael (at) page73 (dot) org
Jennifer Lagundino received an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama, where she served as Associate Managing Director for Yale School of Drama, producer of No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performance at Yale Repertory Theatre, Management Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Company, and as a producer for the Yale Cabaret. Prior to attending Yale, Jenny served as Development Director at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, AK. She has worked in arts administration at several other theatre and arts organizations including as Development Manager for FirstWorks in Providence, RI; Special Events Associate for Signature Theatre in New York; Box Office Supervisor for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC; Development Associate for The University of Texas at Austin; co-producer with with Generator Theater Company based in Juneau, AK; and production associate with Leviathan Lab in New York City. Jenny grew up in Texas and holds a BA in Theatre from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.
jenny (at) page73 (dot) org
Liz Jones is a founder of Page 73 Productions. From 2002 through 2005 she served as the Manager of Development and Communications for National Corporate Theatre Fund, where she created and managed several programs aimed at marketing theater to corporate audiences, designed and pitched multi-city theater sponsorship proposals, and helped to increase the organization’s annual fund support by $200,000 in three years. From 1996 to 2000 she was on the Artistic Staff of Manhattan Theatre Club, where she assisted Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and served as a consultant to the literary department, and for whom she still reads scripts. Other positions include Company Manager for the 2001 National Tour of Camp Broadway, Events Management Associate for the 2002 Tony Awards, and Associate Producer for Stage Blue, the bi-coastal celebration of Yale’s contribution to the theater industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of ART/NY and the Yale University Dramatic Association Alumni Associates. She holds a BA from Yale in American Studies and an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dave Kausch, a freelance film and television editor.
liz (at) page73 (dot) org
Asher Richelli is a founder of Page 73 Productions. He is the General Counsel of DF King Worldwide, a global corporate financial communications and stakeholder services company. He was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he focused primarily on the representation of senior and subordinated lenders in connection with domestic and international acquisition and leveraged buyout financings. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law (Sol Kopehlson Award for Excellence in a Note on Labor Law). His professional experience in the theater includes working as Assistant Company Manager (original productions of William Finn’s A New Brain directed by Graciela Daniele and Parade by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry, directed by Harold Prince; Ring Round The Moon directed by Gerald Gutierrez) and Company Manager (Far East by A.R. Gurney, directed by Dan Sullivan and Ancestral Voices by A.R. Gurney; second workshop of Contact directed by Susan Stroman) at Lincoln Center Theater. He served as a Management Associate for Benjamin Mordecai & Associates, where he company managed the tour of the Donald Byrd Dance Foundation’s The Harlem Nutcracker and the U.S. tour of the Moscow Art Theatre’s production of The Three Sisters; he also served as the assistant company manager on the original Broadway production of Golden Child by David Henry Hwang. He holds a BA (magna cum laude) from Yale in history and international studies. He was born and raised in Naples, Italy.
asher (at) page73 (dot) org
TOW FOUNDATION PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE: Caroline V. McGraw
BUSINESS MANAGER: Melanie Hopkins
CASTING DIRECTOR: Jack Doulin + Sharky
MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE: Mike Milov-Cordoba
MARKETING CONSULTANT: Stephen M. Cyr
LITERARY ASSOCIATE: Elliot Quick