MARK ROBERT GORDON (Director) is the Founder of Do Gooder Productions, a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater company which he has helmed since 1994 as Artistic and Executive Director and which produces in partnership with designated charities whose work parallels the subject of a given Do Gooder-produced play. As an independent producer, MRG's production company The Camelback Kid has multiple projects currently in development for commercial film, Broadway, and Off-Broadway productions. He is the founder and head of S-2-S, a new independent film production company that focuses upon developing and producing film and TV adaptations of stage plays. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway shows and Broadway workshops and been a critically-acclaimed player on New York's theater scene. MRG has produced eight Off-Broadway plays, directed at several Off-Broadway venues, and is the author of five plays: "H": Hamilton or Honour (a one-person play about Alexander Hamilton, whom MRG will portray Off-Broadway later this season), My Soul is Mine: A Runaway's Story (Off-Broadway-1995), Did You Evuh?, Nevuh!, and R'fua: Healing (slated for Off-Broadway production next season). He wrote the screenplay for the feature film 21/2 Jews (adapted from Alan Brandt's stage play of the same title) and wrote the pilot episode for the TV series he created. MRG is also the lead writer and co-creator of a new TV sitcom "Next Case!" (a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional syndicated TV judge show). Born in Arizona and a product of Phoenix's public schools, he holds degrees from Princeton University, Columbia Law School, and Harvard's JFK School of Government. www.MarkRobertGordon.com.
THE CAMELBACK KID (TCK) (Producer) is a Phoenix-based producer of theater, cabaret, TV, and film projects. TCK's roster for 2011 includes the Off-Broadway premieres of Richard Skipper As "Carol Channing" In Concert, "H": Hamilton or Honour (Mark Robert Gordon's 1-man play about Alexander Hamilton), Hollywood icon Rip Taylor's 1-man show, Some Greeks Are NOT In The Restaurant Business (actor/comedian Greg Lewis' 1-man show), and TV Unplugged! (an audience interactive live celebration of television featuring a rotating cast of TV stars). TCK is also the lead producer of the concert TV Hit Parade (co-created by Tony Award-winner Martin Charnin and Keith Levenson and featuring a rotating cast of former and current TV stars celebrating the history of TV theme songs). TCK is one of the producers of the film 21/2 Jews, adapted from the one-time long-running Off-Broadway play of the same title; TCK is also a principal producer of regional productions of the play. TCK's booking division licenses presentations of TCK's own projects as well as a number of other plays and concerts, most of which either feature celebrity performers or have enjoyed notable New York productions. TCK serves as the Director of Theatrical Programming and Resident Theater Production Company at venues in New York City and South Florida. The creative spirit of adult artists stems from childhood dreams and imaginations fostered on the playground. Sometimes, childhood dreams come true... LET'S PLAY! www.TheCamelbackKid.com.
CAROL CHANNING made her New York debut in Blitzsteins' For an Answer and is the winner of three Tony Awards: Best Actress in a Musical (for her legendary portrayal of "Dolly Levi" in Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!), a Special Award, and Lifetime Achievement. Other notable Broadway credits include: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Girl, Lorelei, and The Vamp. Among her numerous TV and film successes was the madcap "Muzzy" in the film Thoroughly Modern Millie, which earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award.
THE DR. CAROL CHANNING & HARRY KULLIJIAN FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS has as its mission building a nationwide awareness campaign heralding the benefits of arts in the curriculum of public schools and providing musical instruments for low income school districts via the funding of scholarships for students and teachers in the arts. If you would like to join the Channing-Kullijian National Coalition for returning arts education to public schools, email your contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org.