FGP’s New Producers Lab will offer a small group of emerging creative producers the chance to create and curate their own events, as part of our 2017-2018 season.
The New Producers Las will work as a group with the FGP Creative Directors to dream up, organize, and manage a one-night FGP event in the fall of 2017. In 2018, each their collaboration will come to fruition at the brand new Fresh Ground Pepper Festival where the Lab will put together a series of events exploring FGP’s mission to incubate and celebrate adventurous, bold, and hopeful art. They will utilize the company’s resources and community of artists to engage in conversation with a wide array of mediums, as they bring their ideas to life.
Introducing the 2017 New Producers Lab
Hannah Greene is a director and producer. She co-produced Riot Antigone created and directed by Seonjae Kim, which had its world premiere at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in February and will open ANT Fest 2017. She was a Directing Intern at Williamstown Theatre Festival, a FAIR Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a director in the Emerging Professionals Residency at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and the recipient of an SDCF Observership. She has assistant directed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and American Players Theatre. Most recently, she was on staff at WTF as the Assistant to Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University.
JB Douglas is a director, artist, and creative producer who specializes in immersive and site-specific work. He has developed work in several NY venues (including The Signature Theater, The Connelly, Theater Row, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, 3LD, 54Below… ), and his work can be seen internationally in Open Society Foundation’s The Museum of Drug Policy. JB was an FGP BRB 2016 apprentice, and he is thrilled to continue his work with FGP as a part of their New Producer’s Lab! JB is a member of Mensa International and holds a BFA in Drama from NYU. www.linkedin.com/in/jbdouglasnyc @jbdouglas.artr.
J. Mehr Kaur is a New York based director and producer whose recent work includes co-producing Riot Antigone (La MaMa, Ars Nova), and directing Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner (Wild Project), Orlando (Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre), Water by the Spoonful (Theatre 14) and Seven (Hillary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Institute). Her recently published adaptation Kultar’s Mime continues its international tour, focusing on state-sponsored genocide and theatre as a tool for community building in the face of injustice. Assisting: Juilliard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Panopera, Smith College. She is a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru Directing Grant, The Samuel A. Eliot, Jr./Julia Heflin Award for Distinguished Directing, and the Bernhardt Brueger Prize, and an alum of Smith College and NTI. Mehr’s interests as a producer/director range from the production of classic texts as a vehicle for social change to the development of new work and opera.
Jenny Gorelick is a producer and comedian based in Brooklyn. She is currently the Business & Operations Associate and Director of Ticketing of the Tony Awards (Radio City Music Hall / The Beacon). She was formerly the company manager for the Off-Broadway transfer of the Tony-Award-winning Avenue Q (New World Stage). Other producing credits include Showgasm XXL (Ars Nova Gala), Running Interference (FringeNYC15), and Fortuna Fantasia (FringeNYC14). As a comedian, Jenny can be seen in Improv Everywhere’s viral video, “Subway Sweet Sixteen” where she celebrates a surprise party for her birthday on the Q train. She loves her birthday so much that she hosts a monthly birthday-themed variety show, “Jenny’s Birthday Variety Party,” at Legion Bar. Jenny graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. At Brown, she was the recipient of the M.H. Hicks Prize for Artistic Excellence and the Exceptional Student Leader of the Year Award. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.