A playwright, a composer, an actor and a lawyer walk into a bar…and end up having a transformative discussion about how the current licensing system’s a bit behind the times and ripe for disruption. The internet...is a thing that exists now. We don’t depend on theatre critics or buying cast recording CDs at Tower Records anymore (RIP) as our only way to learn about incredible new shows.
We’re not a publisher. We only license, and we peddle in digital files. No more erasing librettos and mailing them back. Working with pixels instead of pencils gives creators the ability to keep making their pieces better. We get a new draft, it’s up on the website as the new licensed version right away.
We’re on a mission to open up the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to the people - all the people. Not just the ones in New York City. Dive into the perusals, check out the video and audio, and holler if we can answer any firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Holmes is an educator, director and playwright. He spent almost a decade as the Director of Theatre Arts at Granite Bay High School in Northern California where his students went on to create art in Southern California, New York City, and across the United States. He currently works with school districts receiving Title I funding to create equitable opportunities in California schools.
Nathan Sheffield, a lawyer by trade and a passionate arts advocate by nature, has spent over two decades working in nearly every facet of the entertainment business. As the co-founder of the law firm of Herzog + Sheffield, P.C., Nathan’s legal practice focuses on the development, financing and production of live theatre, book, film, television, and music endeavors. Clients include producers, talent, creative team members and other affiliated parties involved with hit television series, Broadway productions, and award-winning independent films.
Laura Hall is an actor and director in Northern California by way of New York City. She made her Broadway debut in Wonderland, toured with Diane Paulus’ revival of Pippin, and has worked regionally across the country. Back in New York, Laura frequently collaborated with composers, lyricists and playwrights in developing new work. TV credits include “The Blacklist”and “Shades of Blue.” She’s a graduate of CCM and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
David Taylor Gomes is a Composer, Musical Director, Actor, and Educator, best known for writing the music and lyrics for Ranked, A Musical and Boxed Up: The Musical. His voice students have performed on Broadway, national tours, The Disney Channel, and many regional theatres across the US. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Patrick Holmes is a software architect and developer. He worked for decades at one of the Fortune 500 top 10 tech companies. He was a Director of Software Development, but also worked as a Sr. Principal Engineer doing pathfinding and product development in the areas of medical devices, big data, data analytics, machine learning, Internet of Things and blockchains. He currently does contract software development as an Advisory Software Engineer. He is also the lead architect, developer and support engineer for the Uproar Theatrics website.