Festival Director

Lenore Skomal is a professional writer with 35 years experience. An author of 17 books, including three bestsellers, she is the sole proprietor of Lenore M Skomal Productions, LLC, which produces her plays and Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.


In addition to BBTF, she's launching an Off Broadway run of her comedy THE EXES at Theatre Row on 42nd Street August 2019. Her biography of Ida Lewis, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, has been optioned to be made into a movie by Amfram with a release date of spring 2020.


A proud member of the Dramatists Guild, Commercial Theatre Institute, Theater Resources Unlimited, Off Broadway Alliance, Theater Communications Group, the National Newspaper Columnists Association, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Lenore is dedicated to empowering artists.



General Manager

Rick Sayers is a 50 year veteran of the newspaper industry, retiring only to start anew in theatre--once a passion and now a career. As a former editor of the Erie Times-News, Connecticut Post, The National Sports Daily, Detroit News, and Boston Herald, he is a skilled manager at heart. Rick brings a passion to working with theatre professionals, especially playwrights, helping them develop their skills and hone their abilities to produce their own works with confidence. He can be reached at 


Chris Phillips’ plays have been seen on both coasts, receiving two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the Playwriting award at the New York International Fringe Festival, and a grant from the Robert Chesley Foundation. Chris is a prolific writer and has adapted several of his award-winning plays to the screen. His film and TV scripts have been recognized in out rounds of multiple competitions, including the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the Warner Bros. TV Writers Workshop, and the NBC Universal Emerging Writers Fellowship, among others. His second short film as writer/director screened in 2018 at festivals such as Outfest Los Angeles and the California Independent Film Festival, where he won Best Director of a Short.  

Production Manager

Kim Marie Jones  has over 20 plus years of experience as a General Manager, Producer, Assistant Producer, Stage Manager, and Lighting Designer.  Kim is an alumnae of St. John's University and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts/NY.  She is a Member of AEA, The Workshop Theatre Company, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU), and The League of Professional Theatre Women ( LPTW).  Most recent projects include Production Manager/Member of GM Team for The 2018 NYNW Festival at The Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row; Production Manager for AMERICAN CAPTIVES: LENA BAKER AND SANDRA BLAND Written and Performed by Connie Winston at Dixon Place; and Assistant Producer for TILL WE MEET AGAIN written by Glory Kadigan and directed by Tonya Pinkins - Presented by Planet Connections and Co-Presented by The 14 Street Y.



Technical Director

Mike Schulz is a freelance lighting designer and theater technician in NYC. He works as a Venue Manager at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, and is the Production Stage Manager for That Physics Show! and That Chemistry Show! at The Playroom Theater. He graduated from the CUNY BA Program with a major of Entertainment Production Management in June 2018. Recent lighting design credits include, Chatter (The Tank), Evelyn: A New Musical (Dixon Place), Cabaret (Baruch College), and Sweet Pea (Winterfest 2019). Mike studies with lighting designer Joan Racho-Jansen, and owes her all of the credit for teaching him nearly everything he knows about technical theater.


Liana is attending NYU Tisch, pursuing a BFA in Dramatic Writing. She is co-founder and co-manager of Scripps Onstage, a youth theatre group that has been performing in her hometown of San Diego, California since 2013. She has co-written, produced, and directed original jukebox musicals including Remember?, SoundTrack, and Life After Death. Liana's work has also been performed in several venues at Tisch, including The Blind at Tisch’s 24-Hour Play Festival, Breaking Hearts Since 1983 at Broke People’s Main Stage Festival (co-written with Sangita Nuli), and Love Sucks: The Musical (self-produced, co-written with Sangita Nuli and Natalie Lim). 

Alliance Media & Communications
Press Representative
Marketing & Communications,
Graphic Design

Roger Gonzalez is the president of Alliance Media & Communications, a marketing and publicity firm specializing in theatrical marketing and owns 

Dan DeMello has coordinated press campaigns across the United States and internationally. He's publicized hundreds of Broadway and Off Broadway productions and major events.

Emily Hewitt started taking pictures when she was nine (the same year she got her first pair of glasses – there’s probably a connection) and she started working in theater when she was 16. It was many years later when she combined these two interests into a performance photography enterprise. Emily invites you to view her portfolio at

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