Molly Beach Murphy (SHe/Her)

Writer + Additional Lyrics

Molly Beach Murphy is a playwright from Galveston, Texas. Plays include: The Air Got Thick (Alley at Ucross); IKE (New York Stage & Film, 2019 Drama League Beatrice Terry Resident); Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth; Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert.

With core collaborators Annie Tippe and Jeanna Phillips, Molly co-creates experimental musicals such as Cowboy Bob as well as two new pieces in early development. Molly’s work has been developed with New York Theater Workshop, New York Stage & Film, Williamstown Theater Festival, Ars Nova, the Alley Theatre, Page 73 Productions, The Civilians’ R&D Group, The Orchard Project, the Ucross Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers’ Fund, Yale Institute for Music Theater, Village Theater Festival of New Musicals, NYMF, Pipeline Theater Company. Molly was a Semi-finalist for the Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Published works appear in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Hairpin, Santa Ana River Review & American Theatre Magazine.

Jeanna Phillips (SHe/Her)

Music + Lyrics

Jeanna Phillips makes and performs music and theatre for people of all ages. Music for theatre: COWBOY BOB (NAMT 2020 Festival of New Musicals, The Village Theatre, New York Stage and Film, Ars Nova, Polyphone Festival); what’s this called, this spirit? (Ars Nova, Dixon Place); Cooking to me is Poetry with New Saloon (Galapagos Art Space); POE (The Morgan Library). Her clown-cabaret alter ego Andréa Lloyd Webber has wreaked havoc across the five boroughs of NYC. She is currently in residence with Atlantic for Kids at Atlantic Theatre Company with nicHi Douglas, developing a piece for young audiences about trees. She makes original music for kids with Alex Thrailkill as Little Bandits, and you can hear more of her original music for kids on the Story Pirates podcast. Alumna: New Victory Labworks, Fresh Ground Pepper PGPG, The Civilians R&D Group, Yale Institute of Music Theatre. BFA NYU Experimental Theatre Wing. She is currently an M.A. candidate at CUNY’s Masters of the Arts in Applied Theatre program.


Annie Tippe (SHe/Her)

CO-CREATOR & Director

Annie Tippe is a director and creator of new work, film and music theater.

Recent: Dave Malloy’s Octet (Signature Theatre/Berkeley Rep; Lortel Award for Best Direction; SDC Callaway Finalist). Other credits: Malloy’s award-winning Ghost Quartet, Molly Beach Murphy + Jeanna Phillip’s COWBOY BOB (Alley Theatre), Britta Johnson’s Life After (Goodman Theatre; Jeff Award Nominee), Julia May Jonas’ Your Own Personal Exegesis (Lincoln Center), Leslye Headland’s Cult of Love (IAMA Theatre Company), Bess Wohl’s Continuity (Goodman Theatre), Tony Meneses’ The Hombres (Two River), and James + Jerome’s INK (co-directed w. Rachel Chavkin) and The Conversationalists (Bushwick Starr).

Her film “ HELP ME MARY” won Best Narrative Short at the Lower East Side Film Festival. Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, Drama League Directing Fellow, Williamstown Directing Corps.

Left to Right: Annie Tippe, Jeanna Phillips, Molly Beach Murphy

Alex Thrailkill (HE/HIM)

Additional Music

Alex Thrailkill is a music director, arranger, and composer for new work. As MD: Cowboy Bob (Village Theatre, New York Stage And Film, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Ars Nova); Another Rose (Virgin Voyages); Guys + Dolls (UArts, arr. Ada Westfall); Spring Street Social Society’s Secret Supper: The Musical (co-composed with Jeanna Phillips) and Mermaiden: Or, The Monagamy; Salty Brine’s Record Collection cabaret series (Joe’s Pub). New Victory LabWorks Artist ’19-‘20, Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround PlayGroup Artist ’19-’20.




Sally Cade Holmes (She/Her)


A Tony Award-winning producer committed to making challenging and innovative entertainment with broad appeal. Sally Cade’s Broadway credits include Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Anastasia. Her Off-Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors and Puffs (or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic). Sally Cade also works with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as the NYC Line Producer for their “Play On!” initiative. Past credits include Dylan

Frederick’s Boy Gets Violent (Ars Nova’s AntFest), Summer Valley Fair (New York Musical Theatre Festival) and Ryan J. Haddad’s Hi, Are You Single (2015 Hot! Festival and 2016 Under The Radar). She collaborated with Les Freres Corbusier to produce Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. Additionally, she spent five years as the Associate Producer at Tom Kirdahy Productions (White Rabbit Red Rabbit, The Visit, It’s Only A Play). Prior to that, she served as the Producing Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she worked on Broadway and off-Broadway productions of The Bridges of Madison County, Fool for Love, Living on Love, The Old Man and The Old Moon, and The Visit.

Other companies with which she has collaborated include: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Keen Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Sans A Productions, and TheatreWorks USA. Sally Cade is a Master of Arts Administration candidate at Boston University and received her BS in Theatre Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Evansville. She is an associate member of the Broadway League and WP Theater Lab mentor.

David Denson (he/him) / Red Tail Entertainment


David Denson is an accomplished director and producer with over twenty years of experience creating live theatrical events on and off Broadway, regionally and on tour.

As Partner and Head of Productions at Red Tail Productions, David produced the world premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in Boston in 2019 as well as the European premiere at London’s Southbank Centre in 2022. Broadway credits include The Kite Runner, Paradise Square; he has produced national tours of Double Dare Live! with Marc Summers; Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. In 2023 he’ll launch two new, immersive, multi-media experiences: Lazer Invazion: A Rock-n-Roll Odyssey of Lasers, Lights, and Alien Invasions and Lazed & Confused: The 420 Laser Experience.

Prior to joining Red Tail, David served as the Director of Programming for the multi-venue, AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX where he also spent two years with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs supporting local artists. 

roast productions


Roast Productions is a live entertainment company founded by Bonnie Royal and Michael Stevens, based in London and working internationally, focusing particularly on theatre, concerts, and family entertainment, as well as offering general management and marketing consultancy services in the West End and beyond. 
Current projects include Christmas Actually curated by Richard Curtis (Southbank Centre), Vanya starring Andrew Scott (West End), Macbeth starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma (Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Washington DC), 2:22 A Ghost Story (West End, Australia, and UK Tour), and The Paddington Bear Experience (London).


Brooke LoCoco (She/Her)

Associate Producer

A California native and Texas convert, Brooke has an extensive educational and professional background that accentuates her passion for production. As Manager of Touring Operations and Line Producer at Red Tail Entertainment, Brooke manages the day-to-day logistics of active production projects. She has received three degrees; a BA in Theatre and FTDM (Film, Television & Digital Media), a BS in Graphic Design and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and entrepreneurship from Texas Christian University.





Maximum Entertainment PRODUCTIONS

General Manager

MEP (General Management) is a producing, developing and management
company founded in 2006 by Avram Freedberg and Eva Price. Alongside Managing Director/General Manager, Carl Flanigan, Eva and Avram have grown MEP into an executive producing and general management firm
representing Broadway, Off-Broadway, National and International Touring
productions including Jagged Little Pill, Angels in America, Dear Evan
Hansen, The Addams family, The Merchant of Venice (starring Al Pacino),
Carrie Fisher _ Wishful Drinking, Oklahoma!, Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony, Titanique the Musical, What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck, August Wilson’s Jitney, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Small Mouth Sounds, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical, Verso, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway!, The Lion, 50 Shades! The Musical, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short.

Vivacity Media Group

Public Relations Agency

Vivacity Media Group is a boutique public relations agency founded upon – and named for – the team’s core principle of infusing every facet of a press campaign or partnership with verve and vitality. Based in the media capital of the world, New York City, Vivacity’s dynamic team of publicists have a passion for creative storytelling through layered press campaigns, strengthened by decades of industry knowledge and media relationships. President, Leslie Papa, and Vice President, Whitney Holden Gore, and their team have represented Broadway, Off-Broadway, National and International Touring productions including POTUS, Little Shop of Horror, Jagged Little Pill, Rock of Ages, Titanique the Musical, Green Day’s American Idiot, Bring it ON, Legally Blonde, A Clockwork Orange, Soul Train and many more.


Doug Nevin (he/him)

Legal Counsel

Doug is the go-to counsel to many of the most prominent producers and producing organizations, internationally renowned creative artists, as well as start-ups and early stage businesses. Doug serves as production counsel to a wide array of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, musicals and live experiences. He assists clients in the development, financing, production and rollout of live stage production. In addition, Doug works in tandem with local counsel to coordinate international stagings of his clients’ projects. His client list of artists includes award- winning composers, lyricists, playwrights, performers, authors, directors, choreographers, designers, casting directors, music staff and some of the world’s preeminent cultural institutions.

Doug is a six-time New York Super Lawyer Rising Star and two-time Tony Award nominee. He has published articles on topics in transactional and entertainment law, frequently lectures on various elements of his practice, and has appeared on news channels such as MSNBC. He is also the General Editor of the Matthew Bender Entertainment Industry Contracts, published by Lexis Nexis. As a theatrical producer, Doug’s credits include the Broadway productions of The Littler Dog Laughed and Reasons to Be Pretty as well as the Lucille Lortel Award-winning Off-Broadway smash, Buyer & Cellar. Doug is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Emory University School of Law.

Benton whitley, CSA (he/him)

Casting Director

Benton Whitley is the founder, creative producer, and head of casting at Whitley Theatrical. He is currently responsible for the casting of the Broadway and North American tour of the 2019 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Hadestown (dir. by Rachel Chavkin, writer Anaïs Mitchell), for which Whitley won the 2020 Artios Award for Excellence in Casting. 

He is also responsible for the casting of the upcoming revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita (dir. Sammi Cannold) playing this summer at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, as well as numerous other projects in development for the stage including: Goddess (dir. Saheem Ali, writers Jocelyn Bioh & Michael Thurber), How To Dance In Ohio (dir. Sammi Cannold, writers Rebekah Greer Melocik & Jacob Yandura), Wild (dir. Diane Paulus, writers V & Justin Tranter), Cowboy Bob (dir. Annie Tippe, writers Molly Beach Murphy & Jeanna Phillips), and reimagined revivals of Inherit The Wind (dir. Neil Pepe) and Same Time Next Year (dir. Rachel Chavkin).

Before Whitley Theatrical, Whitley co-founded and helmed the Gotham-based casting office Stewart/Whitley for over 12 years, where they were responsible for casting the main stem productions of Chicago The Musical; La Cage Aux Folles; Pippin; On The Town; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; The Lightning Thief; Paradise Square; and this season’s Life of Pi.