Creative Team

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Jeremy Dobrish (Director):

Recent Off-Broadway: Judas and Me (NYMF), Spain (MCC), Election Day (Second Stage). Regional: Barrington Stage, Goodspeed, Hangar, North Shore, NY Stage and Film, O’Neill, Village. TheatreworksUSA: Curious George (writer/director) and Paul Revere. Festivals: Fringe, NYMF, SPF. Jeremy has served as an Artistic Associate at Second Stage and was the Artistic Director of Adobe Theatre Company for 13 years, for which he has written and/or directed over twenty plays. Jeremy’s plays include Notions in Motion, The Handless Maiden, Blink of an Eye, Superpowers, Orpheus & Eurydice (all Adobe), and Eight Days (Backwards) (Vineyard). He lives in Maplewood with his wife Beth and daughters, Clea and Quinn.

Wendy Seyb (Choreographer);

Off-Broadway: The Toxic Avenger, Click Clack Moo, Walmartopia. International: The Toxic Avenger (Toronto). Tours: Click Clack Moo, Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! (Tour/Radio City). Regional: Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf (Todd Wehr Theater), The Toxic Avenger (George Street Playhouse), The World Goes ‘Round (Prince Music Theater). Other New York Theater includes: Mel and El: Show and Tell (Ars Nova), But I’m a Cheerleader (Theatre at St. Clements), Die Hard Puppet Musical (45th Street Theater), and Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical (Kraine Theater). Wendy’s original dance comedies, including her full-length School Daze, have been presented at esteemed New York venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, The Flea Theater, 37 ARTS, HERE Arts Center, DRA Gala, St. Mark’s Church, The Duke Theater, and the Ailey Citigroup Theater. In 2007 Wendy won a Golden Nose Award for her dance comedy Super Novas.

Jeff Thomson & Jordan Mann (Composer/Lyricist):

As a songwriting team, Jeff and Jordan received a 2008 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, and they were 2006-2007 Dramatist Guild Musical Theatre Writing Fellows. Their songs have been featured in the acclaimed York Theatre Company’s N.E.O. Concert Series, Scott Alan’s Monday Night New Voices programs in Chicago and New York, as well as two sold-out engagements at The Duplex. Their song “When The Words Won’t Come” was published in the Fall 2007 issue of “The Dramatist.” Their original musical Trails was recently awarded a workshop at Millikin University. Upcoming projects include adaptations of the films Pump Up The Volume and Jawbreaker. Jeff and Jordan were recently the featured songwriters in the acclaimed “Songbook” series at Lincoln Center.

Jeremy Desmon (Book Writer):

is a recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for most promising Musical Theatre Bookwriter in America as well as the Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Fellowship for his work as a lyricist. Recent productions include The Girl in the Frame (Goodspeed Musicals, et al.), I See London, I See France (New York Musical Theatre Festival), If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (TheatreworksUSA) and Man of the People (Audio Web Comedy Series, Executive Producer). He is lyricist for a new song cycle, Surviving the Avalanche, as well as playwright for the non-musical comedy 7½ Wondrous Act(s) of True Love.i> Jeremy has written family theatrical productions that have toured the globe, including Universal’s Curious George Live!, Disney Live’s Mickey’s Music Festival and Elmo Rocks! for Sesame Place Park. Upcoming: Book/lyrics for the 141st Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jeremy holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He and his wife, Hilary, live in Manhattan around the corner from a Starbucks.

Matt Murphy (Producer)

In addition to bringing Virtually Me! to student audiences all across America, Matt is currently producing the new Tony award winning Broadway musical Memphis: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Shubert Theatre and a new, touring musical adaption of the beloved Berenstain Bears books.  Matt recently produced the Broadway productions of Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his stellar performance, and the new play by Michael Jacobs entitled Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons.  Matt’s producing debut in New York was the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz, which became one of the longest-running Off-Broadway musicals in history during its remarkable 5-year run at New World Stages.  Regionally, Matt has produced sold-out, extended runs of Little Shop of Horrors, The Fantasticks, and an original children’s play which he wrote entitled Yo Yowzers! Matt has also directed in regional theatres throughout the U.S. and has served as a guest panelist on the subject of producing theatre for several educational organizations.

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