Design Teams

I Was Most Alive with You Design Team

Lewis Merkin (Associate Director of Artistic Sign Language). Playwrights debut. Broadway consultant: Reckless. Broadway actor: original cast of Children of a Lesser God. Lewis has worked Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, regionally with National Theatre of the Deaf, and internationally with Equus at London’s Young Vic. As a playwright, he wrote Language of One (NYDT). Lewis is a nationally Certified Deaf Interpreter. Proud third generation Deaf native. Gratitude to Sabrina, Craig, Tyne, the cast and creatives, and Playwrights for this journey.

Arnulfo Maldonado (Scenic Designer). Playwrights: Dance Nation, Iowa, Men On Boats. Off-Broadway: Charm, School Girls… (MCC); Sugar In Our Wounds (MTC); Bobbie Clearly, Kingdom Come (Roundabout); Caught (Play Company); Bull in a China Shop (Lincoln Center). Regional: 42nd Humana Festival, Indecent (Guthrie), An Octoroon (Berkeley Rep). International Tour: Parable of the Sower (Under the Radar), The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist, Princess Grace Fabergé Theater Award recipient, Henry Hewes Design Award nominee.

David C. Woolard (Costume Designer). Six Playwrights productions. Tony Award nominations: The Rocky Horror Show and The Who’s Tommy. Woolard has designed over 20 shows on Broadway and over 200 shows around the world. Highlights include West Side Story, Damn Yankees, the operas Cold Mountain and Everest. Woolard has won a Drama Desk Award, the Henry Hewes Design Awards, and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Annie Wiegand (Lighting Designer). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Follies (Astoria Performing Arts Center); Matt and Ben, Brahman/I (Kitchen Theatre Company). Regional: Steel Magnolias (Dallas Theater Center), The Who & The What (Huntington); The Bridges of Madison County, Tribes (Speakeasy), among others. Assistant: First Love (Cherry Lane Theatre), Spring Awakening (Broadway). IRNE nominee and winner; Teaching Artist, Roundabout; Adjunct Professor, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC; Producing Director, New York Deaf Theatre.

Jane Shaw (Sound Designer). Playwrights: Men On Boats (Drama Desk nomination). New York: Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience), Days to Come (Mint), Ironbound (Rattlestick, WP), Food and Fadwa (NYTW). Regional: Cleveland Play House, Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, among others. Recipient: Drama Desk Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, NEA/TCG Career Development Program, Henry Hewes Design Award, Premios ACE Award, Bessie. Harvard College, Yale School of Drama.

Alex Basco Koch (Projection Design). Playwrights debut. Broadway: Irena’s Vow (Walter Kerr). Off-Broadway: Buyer & Cellar (Barrow Street, Rattlestick), Body of an American (Primary Stages), The Liquid Plain (Signature), Lenin’s Embalmers (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: Indecent (Guthrie Theater), The Who’s Tommy (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Tiger Style, Invisible Man (Huntington), Marley (Center Stage), ReEntry (Center Stage, Round House, Actors Theater of Louisville). Concert Design: The Magnetic Fields 50 Song

Daniel Kluger (Original Music). Playwrights: The Light Years, Antlia Pneumatica, Marjorie Prime, Iowa. Broadway: Marvin’s Room, Significant Other. Other Off-Broadway: Man From Nebraska (Second Stage); The Effect, Tribes, Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre); The Mystery of Love and Sex, Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center); Significant Other, The Common Pursuit (Roundabout); Lost Girls, The Nether (MCC); among others. Regional: The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Huntington, Pig Iron, among others.

David Anzuelo (Fight Consultant). Playwrights: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence. Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Tuck Everlasting, An American in Paris, Disgraced. Other Off-Broadway: Oedipus El Rey (The Public, Drama Desk nomination for Best Fight Choreography). London: Buried Child. Founder of the Drama Desk-nominated UnkleDave’s Fight-House, a company of fight directors for which he also serves as fight consultant.

Brett Anders (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights: The Treasurer, Bella: An American Tall Tale. Other Off-Broadway: Cyprus Avenue, Mobile Unit: Henry V (The Public); [PORTO] (WP Theater/Bushwick Starr); The Harvest (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (A.R.T.), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Two River Theater), The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Theatre Under the Stars), 40 productions at Alley Theatre in Houston, TX.

Adele Nadine Traub (Assistant Stage Manager). Playwrights debut. Regional: R. Buckminster Fuller (A.R.T.); A Guide for the Homesick, I Was Most Alive with You (Huntington); It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Capital Repertory Theatre); Paradise, Intimate Exchanges (Central Square Theatre); appropriate, A Future Perfect (Speakeasy), among others. Over 23 productions as Founding Company Member at the Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston and over 40 productions as Production Stage Manager at Boston Conservatory.

(Updated 8/22/18)