PiPe Dream Theatre Opens Steam-Punk Show THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING Off-Broadway
COLLIN SIMON (Composer/Producer/Graphic Design) began writing for community theaters when he was 13, composed the music for his first documentary when he was 16, and his first film when he was 18. By the time Collin was 20, he worked in a professional theater in California arranging, performing, and composing original musicals. After moving to New York in 2005 he and Liz Muller began working on various theater projects together. Eventually they began writing one-act musicals; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and The Masque of the Red Death, and full length original musicals; 3 Ghosts, Macbeth, Briar Rose, and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, all of which Collin wrote the music and co-wrote the book for. Collin has written music for plays, films as well as nationally aired commercials. He also continues to write underscoring for PiPE DREAM shows as well as arranging songs for their Shakespeare productions such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. You can hear more of Collin's music at collinsimon.com.
DIANA PETTERSEN (Choreographer/Mutant Soldier) a NYC-based emerging choreographer. She graduated Manhattanville College's Dance & Theatre department with the honor of Distinction and a special award for ''Excellent Academic Achievement and Notable Investigations as an Emerging Choreographer''. In the past year, Pettersen's work has been showcased at SUMAC Choreographer's Workshop, ARTs East New York "Her Love Made Visible Event", PiPE DREAM theatre's More Dance, QMAD's Itinerant Performing Arts Festival, Left Hip Choreography Showing, The GRC Dance Lab and the 3rd Annual Suite Summer In-Sight Dance Festival.
STEPHANIE GOLDMAN (Producer/Production Manager/Stage Manager) is an elementary school teacher at Harrison Central School District. An avid theatre enthusiast, Stephanie can be found working in various theatre venues throughout Westchester County and the 5 boroughs as a stage manager and technical director. Notably she is a member of the board of directors of a small Production Company in Armonk, organizing concerts in the park and play readings, and is the stage manager of Be Mused children's theatre in Westchester. She has worked shows ranging from Annie, Footloose, and Little Shop to Peter Pan, Millie, and Beauty and the Beast. Stephanie was the stage manager and producer of PiPE DREAM's off off Broadway premieres of Briar Rose, Macbeth and 3 Ghosts as well as their performances of Dreams, The Mikado, Greater Tuna, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 3GD, Twelfth Night, and Masque of the Red Death.
PiPE DREAM theatre is dedicated to the creation of meaningful productions that challenge the way people view theater. Our cast and crew is comprised of both professional and community players.
We are constantly challenging what is considered traditional moments and moods for the musical numbers. Our view of the music, as well as the story lines we tackle, is not only to be easily enjoyed by everyone, but to have a depth that will give it a timeless appeal. The music is melodic, but with energy and excitement, and the story lines are scrutinized to keep the pacing high, even in dramatic situations. We strive to embrace any part of a story even if it isn't something you would typically see in a musical, such as epic fight scenes or magical elements.