Jake Brasch: (Book, Music and Lyrics)
Jake Brasch is a graduate of New York University Tisch–Experimental Theatre Wing and The New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre. He is an alumni of the Denver School of the Arts. He is an award-winning playwright, composer, performer and pianist. His plays have been produced in Denver, Chicago, D.C, Edinburgh and New York. He composes music for film, musical theatre and opera. His play “Greenland” was recently produced at Dixon Place in Manhattan. His play “DELIVERANCE: A Play with Fetal Lullabies by Chuck” is currently in workshops and is set to premiere in NYC in the Summer of 2017. He is the Artistic Director of The Red String Ensemble and Donger-in-Chief of The Ding Dong Clambake, a theatre collective and singing telegram enterprise.
Eli Carpenter: (Director):
Eli Carpenter is currently the assistant director at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Assistant Directing this season’s The Secret Garden directed by Jenn Thompson, The Christians directed by Kent Thompson, and Frankenstein directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock. Last season he assisted on the Denver Center’s production of Sweeney Todd with new orchestrations by Grammy nominated, DeVotchKa. In 2017, Eli assistant directed a reading of Hanussen by Robert Schenkkan. Other notable credits include assistant directing Ragtime, directed by Erin Ortman and The Secret Garden, directed by Tony Award nominee, Marsha Milgrom Dodge. Additionally, Eli has assistant directed off-broadway on The Wading Pool. Previously, Eli worked for the Broadway, television, and film casting agency, Telsey + Company. Eli is a graduate of New York University where he majored in Directing and minored in Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Eli is a member of the 2017 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
Shawn Hann: (Director):
Austin Allen: (Technical Director & Production Manager):
Austin Allen is a freelance designer and theatre artist based in Los Angeles. After graduating from DSA in 2011, he attended the University of Southern California where he obtained a BFA in Theatrical Design. His designs have been seen from Los Angeles to New York City, working in everything from lighting, scenic, and projections. Austin is excited and proud to return to DSA and the Fringe to bring these new shows to life.
Jimmy Bruenger: (Choreographer):