Jonathan J. Carpenter is a theater director and producer. His directing credits include Mr. Irresistible (Alcazar Theatre; west coast premiere), The Ides of March (Somerville Arts Council/Large & Elaborate Productions), The Golden Dragon (Do It Live! Productions; west coast premiere), Weightless (SF Fringe Festival; Winner: Best of Fringe), ‘Dentity Crisis (Non Sequitur), and readings for Impact Theater, the San Francisco Olympians Festival, Subterranean Shakespeare, and the 31 Plays in 31 Days podcast. Assistant/associate directing credits include The Wild Party (A.C.T. M.F.A. Program), Maple & Vine, and Clybourne Park (A.C.T.). In addition to his directing work, Jonathan worked as a producing/artistic associate for American Conservatory Theater from 2011-2013, after a year-long artistic fellowship during A.C.T.’s 2010-2011 season. In the summer of 2011, he produced the Vintage Play Festival, a festival of 10 readings of classic American plays. Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard University.
Dan Ryan is a conductor, music director and singer in the Boston area. He has most recently music directed and conducted The Wild Party (Lippa) and The Last Five Years at the Boston Conservatory and Utopia Limited at MIT. He is a conductor for the Boston City Singers and conducts the all-men’s group “The Fellas” most recently conducted a collaborative performance at Faneuil Hall with The Saengerfest Men’s Chorus. As a singer he currently holds professional posts at two Boston area churches and has most recently been seen on stage as Joseph from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, LM from Pump Boys and Dinettes, Corny Collins from Hairspray, and Bill Crocker from Anything Goes. Previous to moving to Boston Dan taught high school chorus for four years at North Iredell High School where his choir regularly won superior ranking and toured regionally and nationally. Dan is an active member of ACDA and NCCO.