Creative & Production 
Production contractors and creative teams are specific to projects, and include all aspects of production and administration. Here are some of those involved: 



Steve Umberger, Jay Thomas, Wendy Fishman, Fred Story, Diatra Fullwood, Dareion Malone, Mitzi Corrigan, Cindy Ballaro, Jessica Holcombe, Tim Kottyan, Barbara Berry

Steve Umberger (Director) has directed/produced 200+ plays and film/video projects, founded or co-developed four companies including Charlotte Repertory Theatre (LORT), and is a member of SDC and AEA. 

Mitzi Corrigan (Production Manager) owns Corrigan & Johnston Casting Inc. through which she works with production companies and ad agencies throughout the U.S.

Wendy Fishman (Executive Producer) has been Line Producer for films, commercials, theatrical and special events in Los Angeles and Charlotte for 20+ years, including Banshee and X-Files.

Jay Thomas (Projection & Media Designer) has worked on over 250 national television shows and plays and is a Telly Award winner for the INSP series Handcrafted America.

Fred Story (Composer & Sound Designer) is Founder/President of Concentrix Music & Sound Design, as well as Storyline Music. He's won 14 regional Emmy Awards, 3 Telly Awards, and over two dozen Addy Awards.

Cindy Ballaro (Marketing Director) founded the boutique agency Marketing Matters, and has worked in marketing for the performing arts for over 30 years.  

Lyndall Hare (Special Projects) holds a Social Work degree earned in her native South Africa, and a Ph.D. in Gerontological Studies. She is an author and consultant in the field of aging/elderhood.

Majestic Scenic LLC (Jessica Holcombe and Tim Kottyan) provides scenic services for theatre and film regionally and nationally, including for Blumenthal Performing Arts, Triad Stage, New York City Opera and Tectonic Theatre Project.


The production team for Acting Our Age 2022: Mitzi Corrigan, Jay Thomas, Barbara Berry, Lyndall Hare, Fred Story, Steve Umberger

Writers & collaborators
Some of the writers who have been involved with The Works:

Partial list: Clyde Edgerton is the noted author of 10 novels, a memoir, short stories and essays, and five of his novels have been NY Times Notable Books.  Mike Craver's off-Broadway credits include The Oil City Symphony (Drama Desk Award) and Smoke on the Mountain. He was a member of the Red Clay Ramblers for many years. Wendy Hammond's plays have been produced by NY theatres including SoHo Rep and Second Stage, and regional theatres including Long Wharf and Actor's Theatre of Louisville.  Christopher Kyle wrote the screenplays for Oliver Stone's Alexander, Serena with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, K19:The Widowmaker with Harrison Ford. His plays have been produced by NYTW, Primary Stages, and many others. Angus MacLachlan wrote the Oscar-nominated film Junebug with Amy Adams, and Stone with Robert DeNiro, as well as Abundant Acreage AvailableGoodbye to All That, and A Little Prayer (Sundance 2023) with David Strathairn, all of which he also directed. Michael McKeever is an award-winning playwright whose plays Daniel's Husband and After enjoyed runs off Broadway and in Los Angeles.

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