GTG STAFF

David Staller - Artistic Director and Founder

David Staller is a producer, director, writer, designer and humanitarian. In 2006 he created Gingold Theatrical Group to present work championing human rights with the writings and precepts of George Bernard Shaw as its guide. Now in its ninth year, GTG boasts several programs, all inspired by the insights of GBS.

Mr. Staller casts and directs all PROJECT SHAW readings. He adapts each script, using all available versions of Shaw's scripts, notes, letters and production sketches to create the most comprehensive script for each presentation.

He has also directed all of GTG’s full productions as part of GTG’s SHAW NEW YORK festivals. David directed his adaptation of Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN as a co-production with The Irish Repertory Theatre in their space. GTG's Shaw New York 2013 found GTG partnering with The Pearl Theatre Company to present his adaptation of Shaw's remarkable comedy, YOU NEVER CAN TELL, which he also directed. This year, he will also be directing this Shaw's provocative comedy, MAJOR BARBARA, as part of Shaw New York 2014, which will bring The Pearl Theatre Company and GTG together again as partners. In the spring of 2011, he directed Shaw's CANDIDA at the Two River Theatre Company in Red Bank, NJ. He is both director and dramaturge for the new plays commissioned by GTG as part of its PRESS CUTTINGS program.

He has produced and directed many plays, concerts and special productions in New York and around the world, including (for the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences) the French National event at the Deauville Film Festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Allied Invasion.

Through GTG, David has also helmed several educational programs, most notably at Baruch College and with inner-city teens at Lighthouse International. Currently, he is partnering with Prof. Andrew Flescher at SUNY Stony Brook teaching ‘Drama in English: George Bernard Shaw, Provocateur.’

He studied acting and directing with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen in New York, Lee Strasberg in Los Angeles, and at RADA in London. As a teenager, he was in the apprentice Joffrey Ballet Company in New York. He then joined the Rostropovich master 'cello class at USC. While studying at USC, he  became 'script doctor' for several film and television production companies. Coming back to New York, he returned to acting, appearing in three Broadway plays, almost 50 off-Broadway plays, and many regional theatre productions. He was given a Drama League 'distinguished performer' citation for his performance in GASLIGHT at the Irish Repertory Theatre Company in New York. He has appeared in many television shows and commercials, particularly voice-overs. He has also had a successful career as a cabaret and concert headliner. He performed his one-man show, NOEL&COLE, at Carnegie Hall in 1993. During all of this, he continued writing and became a scriptwriter for Turner Entertainment. David is also a long-time member of The Actors Company Theatre in New York. 



He is a frequent guest lecturer at schools, clubs and organizations, and has become the go-to speaker for all things Shaw.  Since 2010, he has been chosen to give the annual keynote address at the International Shaw Society symposium at Canada’s Shaw Festival, and gave the keynote address for the Northeast Modern Language Association’s 45th annual convention in April 2014.

Mr. Staller, who lives in Manhattan, designs all posters and postcards for GTG. All scripts created for GTG's Project Shaw are registered. To lease these scripts for performance please contact GTG.    E-mail David

"Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire,
you will what you 
imagine
and at last you create what you will."
- G.B.S.


Cori Gardner - General Manager

Cori

In addition to her position at GTG, Cori Gardner is a founding member of The PATH Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization that was created to give artists of all kinds an avenue to share their talents and raise money for charities that benefit the arts and entertainment communities. Cori serves as Executive Producer on The PATH Fund’s yearly event Rockers On Broadway, which has donated over $100,000 in the past few years.
From 2004—2008 Cori was the Managing Director for Wingspan Arts, Inc. and was primarily responsible for the day-to-day business management of the company. She ran the organization’s special events and supervised all aspects of the growing business, including planning for the future arts center and producing season.
Prior to 2004, Cori was the House Manager for the Ford Center of the Performing Arts. She also served as the Senior Contracts Manager for SFX Entertainment, working with the major touring productions, including Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast and Footloose. Cori was the Assistant Stage Manager for the Broadway hit Triumph of Love and the Off-Broadway productions of I Do! I Do! and No Way to Treat a Lady. She was also the Assistant Stage Manager for David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares during the production’s tour of The United States and Asia.

Cori was a managing partner in RIOT Entertainment, which was a lead producer on the smash Off-Broadway hit Bat Boy: The Musical, which won both the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other RIOT productions have included Rooms in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in Concert and a workshop of Dark of the Moon. E-mail Cori

"If you cannot hide the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
- G.B.S.

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard Weinberg, Chairman
Ethan E. Litwin, Vice Chairman
Pamela Singleton, Finance Committee Chair
Richard Terrano, Treasurer
Morgan J. Feder, Secretary
Maggie Buchwald
Andrew M. Flescher
Anita Jaffe
David Staller
Florence Teuscher

GTG ADVISORY BOARD

Tom Cannon Jr.
Andrew Hamingson
Joseph Harding
Lisa Litwin
Robert Osborne
Frank Skillern
Fran Smyth
Marylee Martin Terrano
Tom Viola

ARTISTIC COUNCIL

Bryan Batt
Reed Birney
Jim Brochu
Blair Brown
Charles Busch
Michael Cerveris
M. Graham Coleman
Tyne Daly
Daniel Davis
Meredith Dixon
Xanthe Elbrick
Alison Fraser
Josh Grisetti
Jayne Houdyshell
Katharine Houghton
Sally Ann Howes
George S. Irving
Fern Jaffe
Daniel Jenkins
Simon Jones
Anne Keefe
Chad Kimball
Marc Kudisch
John McMartin
Charlotte Moore
Julia Murney
Mary Beth Peil
Hal Prince
Charlotte Rae
Reg Rogers
Marian Seldes
Victor Slezak
Fran Smyth
Jon Patrick Walker
Diane S. Weinberg
Paxton Whitehead
Lenny Wolpe

Development
Sophie Kurtze, Development Associate
Rachelle Butler, Development Consultant
Barbara Perlov, Grant Writer
 
Press Representative
Charlie Siedenburg
551-655-0968
charlie_siedenburg@yahoo.com  

Legal Representation
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
M. Graham Coleman
212-489-8230

Law Offices of Gayle Boesky
Gayle Boesky
917-365-9940
 
Accountants
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Richard Terrano
212-330-6085

Stage Management Team
Jake McCoy
Olivia DeSanto
Nathan K. Claus
Kristin Bodal
Bonnie Hilton
Andy Ottoson
Carly Price
Dina Paola Rodriguez
Aaron Heflich Shapiro
Marci Skolnick

Volunteer Office Staff
Michael Adams
Linda Alster
Katharine Andres
William Barbanes
Chris Deatherage
Meredith Dixon
Ricardo Gil
Mary Ann Gray
Bob Gray
Judye Lerner
Laura Lubin
James Maguire
Carole Martin
Anna Shuster
Beatrice Segev
Katie Stearns
Herb Weller


Website Design
Calpaq: newyork@calpaq.us

 


David Staller has his hand on Shaw's shoulder.
This statue is in Niagara-On-The-Lake, site of the Shaw Festival in Canada.

 

 

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