C.O.A.L.(confessions of a liar)

by David Brian Colbert



David Brian Colbert is a native of North Carolina. He attended John's Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore for voice and continued his musical studies while living and singing is Pisa, Italy with the Corale Pisana. He studies acting and writing at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts in Manhattan. His play, C.O.A.L.(confessions of a liar) was developed during his time at ESPA and was chosen as the winner of the 2011 AracaWorks Competition. As a Rockwell Scholar, David was given the opportunity to work with Charles Busch, Kait Kerrigan and Lucy Thurber. Other works: ELTINGE (A musical) First Wedding Day (comedy-screenplay) and Temple (A New Play) Awards: 2004 Barrymore Award 2006 New York City Nightlife Award, 2008 MAC Award, 2011 MAC Award 


Craig Baldwin was the first Australian to graduate from the prestigious theater program at The Juilliard School. He has gone on to act and direct extensively in New York and across the U.S in Theatre, Film and Television.

As a director, Craig has worked with the Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Red Bull Theater, The Juiliard School, Stonington Opera House Arts, Atlantic Theater School, SUNY Purchase College, Shakespeare & Company, Origin Theatre Company, Outhouse Theatre Company, and many more. Craig's direction of the US Premiere of The More Loving One by Cory Conley garned the Best Play award in the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. Craig was also responsible for the US Premieres of Gordon Graham's The Boys and Mark Kilmurry's Mercy Thieves for Outhouse Theater Company. His own adaptation entitled Ingmar Bergman's Persona was featured at HERE Arts Center, and his adaptation MacB**h has been workshopped at Classic Stage Company and at Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab. Craig is co-creator and director of the web series "I [heart] Lucy." He has assisted directors Sam Gold, Brian Kulick, Jesse Berger and Jospeh Hardy, among others. Upcoming projects include the English-language premiere of Mr. Bengt's WIfe by August Strindberg for Strindberg Rep and Columbinus for Marymount Manhattan.

Craig is currently Associate Artistic Director of Red Bull Theater, as well as Resident Director of Outhouse Theatre Company, and Associate Artisti at Classic Stage Company and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Theater at Barnard College and Marymount Manhattan. In 2009, Craig was named an "artist of extraordinary ability" and made a permanent resident of the United States. Visit CraigBaldin.net for more information.

New York productions: DISASTER! by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick; James Wesley's UNBROKEN CIRCLE; Susan Charlotte's WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH (also in Philadelphia); SHE'S OF A CERTAIN AGE (directed by Antony Marsellis); New York premiere of Tennessee William's THE PRETTY TRAP; THE SHOEMAKER (starring Danny Aiello); Other productions: ART & SCIENCE by James Wesley (Uptown Players, Dallas.)  President, MBL Productions, Inc. Pro bono lawyer for the ACLU. Upcoming productions include A PERSISTENT MEMORY by Jackob Hofmann, and PRESSING MATTERS by Jennifer Jasper. For more information, please visit: MBLProductions.net 



Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Joey has produced and managed numerous Off-Broadway productions, concerts and events. In addition to his work with MBL Productions, Joey has worked with DR Theatrical Management, Daryl Roth Productions, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Broadway League, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Actors Fund, and Broadway Gives Back as well as many indepent producers. Some credits include: DISASTER! (Off-Broadway), UNBROKEN CIRCLE (Off-Broadway) Midtown March Medley (The Bridge Theatre), Broadway Charity Songs (Le Poisson Rouge). Joey received his BFA from Wright State University where he worked with numerous theatres and universities as a performer, music director and accompanist. For more information: JoeyMonda.com 

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Directing credits: The Winter's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Angels in America: Parts I & II, Top Girls, Camille, Tommy, Cabaret, Cloud 9, The Heidi Chronicles.

Teaching Credits: Former Dean of Students and current faculty member at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting- NYC, The National Shakespeare Conservatory, Chekov Project- Buenos Aires

Training: National Skaekespeare Conservatory, British American Drama Academy- UK, BA in Literature, Bennington College


NY Theater: Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Revolution in the Elbow (Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Downstairs), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA),

This Side of Paradise (St. Clements), Unlocked, Nymph Errant, With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre) Ingmar Bergman's Persona (HERE), Our Town (Actor's Fund)

Regional: Dog and Pony (Old Globe), The Fabuluos Lipitones (Goodspeed), A Little More Alive, (KC Rep), Other Desert Cities (Maltt Jupiter), Single Girls Guide (Cap Rep), Always Patsy Cline (Bristol Riverside) Shipwrecked! (Penguin Rep) Rent, Hairspray, South Pacific (Engeman Theatre), Les Miserables (Northern Stage) Broadway Associate/Assistant: Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Time to Kill, An Evening with Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin, The Story Of My Life, Irena's Vow. Host and creator of "in 1: the podcast," featuring interviews with theatrical designers. Visit CoryPattak.com for more information.