JOHNNY G. LLOYD â€“ PLAYWRIGHT
Johnny G. Lloyd is a New York-based writer and producer. Johnny was the winner of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (The Problem With Magic, Is:) and has been commissioned by Clubbed Thumb and Second Stage Theatre.Â Currently he is a member of the Ars Nova PlayGroup and was previously a member of the Clubbed Thumb Early-Career Writers Group and Liberation Theatre Companyâ€™s Writing Residency. Johnny is a collaborator with Theater in Quarantine and SalonSĂ©ance. He is the Director of Artistic Development at The Tank and Producing Director for InVersion Theatre. MFA: Columbia University.
ZHAILON LEVINGSTON â€“ DIRECTOR
Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is a Board Member for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which he co-created, and teaches the Theatre of Change course at Columbia University. He is a Music Mentor Fellow and has done work with Idina Menzelâ€™s A Broader Way Foundation. His directing credits include: â€śNeptuneâ€ť (Dixon Place, Brooklyn Museum), â€śThe Years That Went Wrongâ€ť (Lark, MCC), â€śThe Exoneratedâ€ť (Columbia Law School), â€śChariot Part 2â€ť (Soho Rep., for The Movement Theatre Company), â€śMother of Pearlâ€ť (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center).He is the associate director of â€śPrimer for a Failed Superpowerâ€ť with Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, and â€śRunawaysâ€ť at The Public Theater with Sam Pinkleton. Most recently, he directed â€śChicken and Biscuits,â€ť which premiered on Broadway this fall. Zhailon is also the resident director at â€śTina: The Tina Turner Musicalâ€ť on Broadway and the associate director of â€śHadestownâ€ť in South Korea.