Good Company is a new theater company dedicated to telling stories that engage, enlighten and, above all else, entertain. By rallying together old friends and welcoming new ones, we hope to form a community of young theater artists with strong, unique voices and equal senses of perspective and play. We strive to create an environment in which artists and audiences alike feel like they are — yes, we’re going there — in good company.
Who We Are
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David Ruttura, Artistic Director | email@example.com
David Ruttura’s directing credits include He Who Laughs: Live by Isaac Oliver (TAI Group/Ars Nova), Moustache Guys by Mike Lew (Second Generation), The Pink Campaign on Broadway, a benefit for the Susan G. Komen foundation at The American Airlines Theater, The NewMusicalTheatre.com Launch Concert (Le Poisson Rouge), Koberet (Joe’s Pub), 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic/New Voices (24 Hour Play Co/The Old Vic), Eddie Goshen is Dead by Isaac Oliver (Fordham Playwriting Program), Red, White and Purple (Ensemble Studio Theater). David is a member of At Play Productions. As an Associate Director, David has worked with Doug Hughes, Thomas Kail, Walter Bobbie, Eric Schaeffer, Des McAnuff and Philip Wm. McKinley on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally and internationally. Select Associate/Assistant credits include Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man For All Seasons (Broadway), Farragut North (Atlantic Theater Company), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Roundabout Theatre Company), The Wiz and Fanny (City Center Encores!), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (12 productions nationally), Ben Hur Live (International Tour), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus (Gold Unit 2007), Nerds (Philadelphia Theater Company), Most Happy Fella (New York City Opera), The Wiz and Zhivago (LaJolla Playhouse). Recipient of a 2005 Stage Directors and Choreographers’ Foundation Observership Grant.
Isaac Oliver, Associate Artistic Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Isaac Oliver’s plays include Electra in a One-Piece, Eddie Goshen is Dead, Long Dirty Jokes, and Slim, Dancing Joy. His poetry has been published in The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities, a Knopf anthology. His blog, He Who Laughs, or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy, can be read at www.hewholaughs.com. He Who Laughs: Live, a regularly-updated stage show based on material from his blog was most recently performed at Ars Nova. He is a graduate of Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Baltimore and Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Melanie Hopkins, General Manager | email@example.com
Melanie Hopkins is the Senior Associate Producer for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where she will also be dramaturging Jonathan Spottiswoode’s Above Hell’s Kitchen for this year’s festival. With Rob Shapiro she has produced Isaac Oliver’s He Who Laughs: Live and Cabaret Sauvignon. Melanie serves as financial controller for over a dozen NYC-based arts institutions. She is currently writing a book on producing musicals for Oxford University Press.
Walter Bobbie, Michael Kimmel, Theresa Von Klug, Eric Schaeffer
Good Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. If you are able to throw a few dollars our way, it will help us continue producing in the future. Plus, it’s tax-deductible!
We’re on Givenik!
Thank you to all of our very generous donors:
FACEBOOK FRIEND ($10 or more)
Jeffrey James Keyes
Daniel Levy & Margaret Peot
DRINKING BUDDY ($25 or more)
Mary Elizabeth Bice
Laura von Holt
Kristin Maloney McDonald
PLUS-ONE ($50 or more)
Daniel Brodie & Zachary Borovay
Mary & Jim Detrick
Fatma Sarah Elkashef
Max von Essen
Van Hughes & Leslie McDonel
Jack Lienke & Seth Sklar-Heyn
Bear Mansfield & Addison McQuigg
CONFIDANT ($100 or more)
Diana & Donn Blosser
Jovon & Sheila Marie Everett
Christopher Gatelli & Stephen Bienske
David & Elizabeth Kolodny
Mary Rose Lloyd
Ken Skrzesz & Doug Yetter
Ian Tresselt & Joe Rooney
EMERGENCY CONTACT ($250 or more)
SOUL MATE ($500 or more)
Nicholas & Sally Orobello
FLESH & BLOOD ($1,000 or more)
Meg & John Oliver
Tommy & Audrey Ruttura
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