Kung Fu - Off-Broadway Creative Team

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Production Staff

David Henry Hwang Playwright
Al Blackstone Associate Choreographer
Al Blackstone is an Emmy-winning director, choreographer, and educator. His passion for bringing people together to experience something meaningful drives him to make dances, tell stories, and encourage joyful connection. Born in New Jersey and raised in a dance studio, he has called New York City home for more than a decade. In that time he has created emotional work for the stage and screen, thrown dance parties for charity, and introduced hundreds of people to one another. ... read more Broadway/Tours: Elf, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spiderman Turn Off The Dark, A Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked, 9 to 5, South Pacific, Peepshow in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding ... read more
Deborah Hecht Dialect Coach
Vocal Coach
Broadway: War Paint, Groundhog Day, Fool for Love, Act One, Venus in Fur, God of Carnage, Long Day's Journey Into Night (with Redgrave and Hoffman), Exit the King, numerous others. Off-Broadway: Public, LCT3, Signature, Playwrights Horizons, others. Regional/international: Goodman, Westport, Two River Theater, Williamstown, others. Royal National, Royal Shakespeare Company. Film/TV: numerous. Faculty: Juilliard. ... read more
James Houghton Founding Artistic Director
Dou Dou Huang Choreographer
Joanna C. Lee Consultant
David H. Lurie Production Stage Manager
Erika Mallin Executive Director
Darrel Maloney Projection Designer
Leigh Silverman Director
Silverman directed the Lisa Kron play Well off-Broadway at The Public Theater; the play ran from March 2004 to May 2004. She also directed Well on Broadway in 2006. Among other awards, the play was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. She directed Kron's play In the Wake in its premiere engagement at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California in March 2010. She directed In the Wake at the Public Theater in November 2010. She has directed many plays off-Broadway, including Blue Door by Tanya Barfield in 2006 at Playwrights Horizons, for which she was ... read more
Ken Smith Consultant
Ben Stanton Lighting Designer
LCT: Junk, Kill Floor, The Coward (LCT3). Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation, Fully Committed, Fun Home (Tony nomination), Deaf West's Spring Awakening (Tony nom.), An Enemy of the People, Seminar. Recent Off-Broadway: Napoli, Brooklyn (Roundabout); Derren Brown: Secret (Atlantic Theater); Marjorie Prime, The Christians (Playwrights Horizons); Yen, The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Nether (Lortel noms.; MCC); Fun Home (Lortel nom.; The Public); Piece of My Heart, Our Lady of Kibeho (Drama Desk nom.), Kung Fu, Angels in America (Signature); Incognito, Murder Ballad (Lortel nom.; MTC); Belleville (Lortel nom.; New York Theatre Workshop); Into the Woods (Delacorte); The Whipp ng ... read more
Sonya Tayeh Choreographer
Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based Tony Award winning choreographer and director. Since paving her professional career her work has been characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range. Upcoming: Gatsby (A.R.T/Dir. Rachel Chavkin). Selected credits include: Moulin Rouge! The Musical! (Broadway, World Wide/Dir. Alex Timbers), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Broadway/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Is It Thursday Yet? (La Jolla Playhouse and Perelman Arts Center/Directed, Conceived and Co Choreographed), Sing Street (Huntington Theatre, Boston/Dir. Rebecca Taichman), Martha Graham Dance Company (Joyce Theatre/Tour), American Ballet Theatre/What Becomes of Love Dance Film, Unveiling with Moses Sumney and ... read more
Darron L. West Sound Designer
Previously at the Friedman: The American Plan,To Be or Not To Be, The Royal Family, Top Girls, and Time Stands Still. He is a Tony and Obie Award-winning sound designer whose work for theater and dance has been heard in over 500 Productions nationally and internationally, on Broadway and off. His accolades for Sound Design include the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and AUDELCO Awards. He a two-time Henry Hewes Design Award winner, and a proud recipient of the Princess Grace Award statue. ... read more
Anita Yavich Costume Designer
Broadway: Venus in Fur, Anna in the Tropics. Other theatre: Orlando, Venus in Fur, New Jerusalem and Texts for Nothing (CSC); The Submission, Coraline the Musical, The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Henry V (New Victory, the Guthrie); Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature); Measure for Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, The Winter's Tale, Civil Sex and Pericles (NYSF); Macbeth, Coriolanus and Svejk (TFANA). Opera: Cyrano de Bergerac (La Scala, Met and Royal Opera); Les Troyens (Met); The Gambler (Opera Zuid);Steve Reich's Three Tales (international tour); Salome, Fidelio, Die Walkure and Das Rheingold (Washington Opera); Arsace II (SF Opera); Madame Butterfly (HGO andGrand Theatre de Geneve); The ... read more
David Zinn Scenic Designer
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