Adam Weinstock, Co-Owner of Red Spear LLC and is president of ‘Creative Concept Productions. (CCP)’
Currently he is Chairman of the Board of EAT – Emerging Artists Theatre. NEWSical the Musical in NYC has been Off Broadway on Theater Row for over 6 years.
The Showcase of HARAM IRAM will be produced in March 2017
CCP has produced over 100 shows ranging from the 1996 revival of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, to the critically acclaimed 21 Dog Years Doing Time at Amazon.com at the Cherry Lane Theater. CCP and Adam have worked closely with President Clinton, John Shea, Jean Louise Kelly, Bruce Vilanch, Lea Delaria, Judy Tenuta, Charles Busch, Margaret Cho, Ellen Greene, Paula Poundstone, Sandra Bernhard, Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder.
Adam directs and Acts. Dubbed Mr. Entertainment by the NY Times, in a featured article in 2002, Mr. Weinstock has produced on both coasts of the USA as well as in London on the West End. Summer of 2014 CCP was involved in nearly a dozen productions. He has been involved in numerous Broadway Shows including Duece starring Marion Seldes and Angela Lansbury, Peter and the Starcatcher and the Tony Winning “Vanya/Spike.
Brian Belovitch, author, actor, and activist is a longtime resident of NYC. He has a storied career as a writer and gender outlier and appeared on New York stages for more than three decades in various theatrical incarnations most recently as Alice, First Lady of the Earth in the critically acclaimed production of Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide by Charles Ludlam at LaMama marking the 50th anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company where was was a member. On film, Brian has appeared opposite Nick Note and Robert DeNiro to name a few. Recently he was featured on The Moth Storytelling hour on NPR relating a story from his recently published memoir, Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. In 2019, Brian was a recipient of the Acker award for writing that is given annually to East Village, NY avant-garde artists. As a playwright, his groundbreaking Off-Broadway play, Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick, was honored with a 2000 GLAAD nomination. The play will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall with a star studded cast. In June 2019, Brian was named one of the 50 most influential LGBTQ authors of all time by Barnes and Noble and invited to participate in the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Gay Pride Parade in New York City. In November 2019, Brian was the subject of a documentary film making its world premiere at DOC NYC titled; I’m Gonna Make You Love Me directed by Karen Bernstein. As a long- term survivor of HIV Brian lives proudly as a beloved gay man, advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community in all its wondrous expressions.
EVERETT QUINTON, is an actor, director and playwright and was a longtime member of Charles Ludlam’s RIDICULOUS THEATRICAL COMPANY where he was an actor, director and costume designer. While there he appeared in over 75 productions including CAMILLE; BLUEBEARD; EXQUISITE TORTURE; TURDS IN HELL; CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE; UTOPIA, INC.; THE BELLS; MOVIELAND; GALAS, SALAMMBO; A TALE OF TWO CITIES (OBIE AWARD); THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (OBIE AND DRAMA DESK AWARDS) ; LINDA; DER RING GOTT FARBLONJET, to name a few.
Most recently, he starred, off broadway, in the hit, DROP DEAD PERFECT produced by the Penguin Rep and directed by Joe Brancato and in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at the McCarter Theatre Center. Everett recently directed the beautiful revival of Charles Ludlam’s THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at RedBull Theater He has appeared as Duncan and Hecate in The Shelter Group’s production of MACBETH and Felipe Ossa’s SABRINA LA CAPRICHIOSA at Dixon Place, TRAVESTIES at McCarter Theater Center; O, DAD, POOR DAD at CSU Summer Stages; TWELFTH NIGHT at The Arizona Theater Company, SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD (HELEN HAYES AWARD) at Arena Stage in D.C., WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN (CALLOWAY AWARD) and THE WITCH OF EDMONTON at Redbull Theater, The National Tour of CINDERELLA with Eartha Kitt (CARBONELLE AWARD) ; THE ETIQUETTE OF DEATH at LaMama, Tennessee William’s and NOW THE CAT’S WITH JEWELED CLAWS at The William’s Festival in Provincetown and as part of LaMama’s 50th Anniversary Season.
Everett has starred in in his own one person show’s BITCH SLAPPED BY GOD at London’s Drill Hall; TWISTED OLIVIA at The Zachary Scott Theater in Austin (AUSTIN CRITIC’S TABLE AWARD) and the Empty Space in Seattle; PHREADRE at Theater for the New City.
Chance Dennis is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and graduated from the International Trade And Marketing program. Though Chance has always had a love of Broadway and entertainment this is his first producing credit. Chance is so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the “…Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick ?” team!
Communications Director and Social Media
Carly Fruchtman is currently an undergraduate communications student at Ithaca College. She is currently studying Audio within the Television-Radio major as well as minors in Live Event Design & Management and Deaf Studies. This is her first adventure working in the world of theatre and she hopes to continue in the future. Carly has gained knowledge and experience from interning with Red Spear and BDWL outside of the classroom that she knows will help her in the future.
“The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.” George Bernard Shaw
Jim Russell dabbles. His connection to the theater is directly related to Brian Belovitch, hishusband. Over the years, he has performed with Everett Quinton and talented friends in community theater in the Village. One thing that predates both Theater and Husband is a sense of style and good taste. And with “Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick!”, he was able to offer those gifts in guiding the production, in particular with the design and sequencing of the graphics. Most oftenthough, Jim shines in the design, creation and maintenance of gardens. He teaches at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and has clients in the City.
Roger J. Cooper Co-Owner of Red Spear Productions LLC is also Treasurer of Emerging Artists heatre and Producer Living Room Theatre. Roger got his start in the theatre in England in the mid 1960’s as an actor with the first lead as Lew in Men in Shadow; Other productions include Admiral Crichton; The Devil’s Disciple, etc. Acting and Lighting Design in Mexico City – Dracula, Wait Until Dark, Fantastics, Arms and The Man, Charley’s Aunt. As Actor in Guatemala – How He Lied to her Husband (Best Actor Award); In Honduras – Chapter Two; In Film and TV include – A Home of our Own, Cuando Tejen Las Arañas, McLeod, Actas de Marucia (Oscar Nomination as best foreign film) – Price for Freedom [Winner Best Picture Film Festival in Florida] (With Paul… Kirkland, Navid Negahban & Mary Apick).
EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE acts as an incubator for new voices from the page to the stage. EAT was founded 26 years ago to provide a dynamic home where playwrights and artists explore their work from their imagination and guide it through development towards full artistic realization in our New Work Series. It is a process that involves audience interaction with the artists and enables the artists to be the key ingredient in the development of their work. Emerging Artists also has a great reputation for its Off Broadway premieres that have garnered a Drama Desk nomination, the American Theatre Wing’s grant award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre and Top 10 Critics Picks from the New York Times.
Emerging Artists provides the necessary backdrop of resources so that there is no cost to the artists involved and does not believe in charging artists for submission, consideration, or participation. This factor alone makes Emerging Artists unique and a true refuge for the underserved artist who does not have the means to develop their work.
Elizabeth A. Bell* – Director of Programming, NWS – is a San Francisco-born, New York-based actor-singer-VO artist, who has been involved with Emerging Artists Theatre for a decade. Most recently Elizabeth has been working as the Production Stage Manager for the New Work Series, which aligns with her ongoing vision of how new work can be developed in a transformative environment.
As an actress, she has been seen most recently in productions of Dining with Ploetz (Cindy/Helen), The Fool’s Lear (Goneril), and JStephen Brantley’s The Emilies. Other roles include Beth in Richard Ploetz’ Versailles, Jo Hopper in Hopper’s Ghosts, Gertrude (Hamlet), Helen of Troy (Epic Poetry), Lady Capulet (R & J & Z), Peaches (The Secretaries). Regional: Provincetown Playhouse, Nashville Rep, Butterfield 8, Actor’s Bridge Ensemble. Training: BADA (Oxford), John Strasberg (NYC), A.C.T. (San Francisco). www.elizabethabell.com
*Member Actor’s Equity
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues.
Austin Shapiro Studies and works in Communications concentrating in Electronic Media Production and Business Administration. Austin interned for BMI Inc. in NYC, with their International Department. He helped work on Cable Retransmission Projects, AVI Index and communicate with foreign PROs to ensure songwriters were being paid for their musical works. This is Austin’s premier working in theatre and hopes to continue his career working in the Music Industry as a whole. Austin has gained a lot of experience working with the BDWL team and is excited to share the final production. He is a senior at High Point University in North Carolina.
Lexi Cohen is a graduate student studying Business Communication and Leadership at High Point University. After completing an undergraduate degree in Electronic Media Production, Lexi decided to return to school to gain further knowledge of how to run and lead a film business of her own. Lexi’s creative mind and skill set has landed her several production jobs, including editor, producer, screenwriter, and director. This is Lexi’s first time working behind the scenes for a virtual Broadway show.
Alton PR & Production was founded in 2011 by Andrea Alton with the aim of providing full press and production services to theatre artists. Our goal is to provide affordable services to artists with an emphasis on new plays/musicals, solo-shows, comedy, festivals, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre.