Staff

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
IMG_2807Michael Walkup has been working with playwrights on developing their work for over ten years. He serves as dramaturg on each Page 73 premiere, and works individually with each playwright in Page 73’s development programs. Before joining Page 73 in 2011, he spent three seasons as Artistic Coordinator at Yale Repertory Theatre where he worked in new play development, dramaturgy, and literary management. Michael first worked 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

MANAGING DIRECTOR:

IMG_2663Jennifer 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

FOUNDING DIRECTORS:
IMG_2985Liz Jones is a founder of Page 73 Productions and served as its co-Executive Director from 1997 to 2016. In addition, Liz has held various positions in non-profit management and service provision the National Corporate Theatre Fund, Manhattan Theatre Club, Camp Broadway, Tony Awards Productions, the YMCA of Greater New York and the Children’s Aid Society, as well as serving as a producer for Stage Blue, a bi-coastal celebration of Yale’s contribution to the theater community.  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. Liz lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her son.
liz (at) page73 (dot) org

IMG_2616Asher Richelli is a founder of Page 73 and served as its co-Executive Director from 1997-2016. He is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, a global corporate financial communications and stakeholder services company. He was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP, and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law. His professional experience in the theater includes working as Company Manager at Lincoln Center Theater and for tours managed by Benjamin Mordecai & Associates, where he served as a Management Associate. He holds a BA from Yale in history and international studies. He was born and raised in Naples, Italy.
asher (at) page73 (dot) org

MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE:

Photo Aug 11, 9 49 30 AMCaitlin Bryson holds both a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University – Long Beach. Most recently, she worked for California Repertory Company in a number of positions including Director of Marketing, Director of Education and Literary Affairs, Director of Outreach, and Associate General Manager. She has also worked as a freelance company manager for a variety of productions and organizations, including the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Caitlin grew up in Texas and completed her Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, where she served as the Producing and Artistic Director for the Del Rey Players student theatre company.

2016 TOW FOUNDATION PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE:

2016 Caroline V. McGraw headshotCaroline V. McGraw was the 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow, has been a member of 2013 and 2016’s Interstate 73 writers group, and attended the 2013 Page 73 Summer Residency. Her plays include Believeland, The Bachelors, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, The Vaults, The King is Dead and Baby No More Times (a musical co-written with Mary Birnbaum and Melissa Lusk.) Her work has been produced and developed all around the country, at companies such as Lesser America, New Georges, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Ninjas, Cole Theatre, the Yale Cabaret, Naked Angels, Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, Second Stage, Rattlestick, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Studio 42, IAMA Theater Company, and Ars Nova ANT Fest, among others. She has been in residence at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, Wordbridge Playwrights’ Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Four of her full-length plays have been nominated to the Kilroys List, and she has been nominated for the Weissberger Award. She is a proud winner of the Young Playwrights Inc. national festival, and of the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award. She is an alum of the New Georges Jam and the Civilians R&D Group, and a member of the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group.  She is working on a commission from Yale Rep. Caroline is a graduate of the Playwriting program at Yale School of Drama, where she studied under Paula Vogel.

caroline (at) page73 (dot) org

BUSINESS MANAGER: Melanie Hopkins

CASTING DIRECTOR: Jack Doulin + Sharky

MARKETING CONSULTANT: Stephen M. Cyr

LITERARY ASSOCIATE: Elliot Quick