Richard Vetere (Playwright)
Mr. Vetere wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Third Miracle published by Simon & Schuster and co-authored the screenplay adaptation produced by Francis Ford Coppola, directed by Agnieszka Holland, starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche distributed by Sony Picture Classics. His play Caravaggio is having its world premiere at the Silk Road Theater in Chicago on October 14th. His other plays include One Shot, One Kill, at Primary Stages the 2002 season, Gangster Apparel, Rockaway Boulevard, The Engagement among others all published by Dramatic Publishing. He is currently adapting his own novel, The Third Miracle, as a book for a musical, with lyrics by Jeff Hughes and music by Scott Ethier. His original book , A Hundred Years Into the Heart, with lyrics by William Squire and music by Jeff Lodin, was presented at Merkin Hall as part of Lincoln Center's Broadway Bound series and has been optioned by Angella’s Partners for a 2007 Off-Broadway opening. In 2005 it swept the Spirit of Broadway musical theater awards including Best Original Book . He has also completed a commission to the book for a musical about Mario Lanza, Be My Love, for Phil Ramone, Sonny Grosso and Pierre Cossett. He adapted his published play The Marriage Fool into a teleplay for CBS starring Walter Mathau, Carol Burnett and John Stamos and adapted his published play Hale the Hero! for the General Motor’s Playwright’s Theater for A&E starring Kevin Anderson and Elisabeth Shue. Over the years he has been awarded numerous grants including a Mary Roberts Foundation Grant for playwrighting and a Cultural Council Foundation Grant/ C.E.T.A. for playwrighting and poetry. His television credits include a pilot sold to CBS, The Wonder, with producer George Clooney, staff writer for Delaventura starring Danny Aiello on CBS and Story Editor on Threat Matrix on ABC produced by Disney/Touchstone, a series idea for Fox Studio, and the Lifetime movie Touched by a Killer based on his stage play Rage of the Blue Moon. He wrote the movie Vigilante and the screenplay adaptation of his published play How To Go Out On a Date in Queens. Starring Jason Alexander it will have its world premiere in LA on July 28th. He also adapted the book Programmed to Kill as the movie As Seen On TV for producer Kimberly Williams. His acting debut is the male lead in Debra Eisenstadt’s movie The Limbo Room which had its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival this year and can be seen in LA in July at the Egyptian Theater, and at the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival and the Queens International Film Festival at the Museum of the Modern Image on November 17th. He is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America east, Author’s Guild, Dramatist Guild, Poets & Writer’s, Academy of American Poets and on the board of directors of the Queens International Film Festival. He holds a masters degree in Comparative English Literature from Columbia University and is the author of two published volumes of poetry Memories of Human Hands and A Dream of Angels. Stony Brook University has just created the Vetere Papers – the Richard Vetere archives at the Frank Melville Library. Mr. Vetere is currently working on a new play Poet on a String about the relationship between poets Delmore Schwartz and James Agee and a new novel set in Rome in 1600 — Baroque. Mr. Vetere was born and raised in New York City and is represented by the William Morris Agency. Vetrich88@aol.com

Evan Bergman (Director)
Mr. Bergman has been the artistic director of the New Voice theater company since 1988. He recently completed directing the sold out engagement of the new musical, A Girl Called Dusty, which received its world premiere earlier this year at the new Provincetown Playhouse. Dusty will be remounted at major cites in the fall of 2006. He also directed the world premiere of the critically acclaimed New York and Los Angeles productions of The Director, starring John Shea. Other premieres in New York include Off Broadway's original production of Bobbi Boland, and the world premiere of John Ford Noonan's Green Mountain Fever. His other recent credits include Gryzk, Ensemble Studio Theater marathon 2005, Bryan Goluboff's Big Al, Richard Vetere's Making Book, Dennis Jordan's Bloodlife and the musical Tiny Dancer by Paul Scott Goodman. Regional: Lemonade by Mike Folie (NJ Rep), As Bees and Honey Drown (Provincetown) His work has also been seen in New York at Naked Angles, Rattlestick, the Samuel Becket, West Bank, and the Jane Street theater among others. In Los Angeles: The Odyssey, The Tiffany and Actor's Lab theater. His film by Obie Award winner John Ford Noonan Dig a Hole, Find a Finger was an official selection at the Palm Springs and Newport Beach International Film Festivals. He recently completed directing a documentary for Warner Music Group and Edge recording artist G TOM MAC. The DVD features many artists in the music industry including Roger Daltry (The Who), and Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire). Mr. Bergman is currently developing a new play, The Glass House, about architect Mies van der Rohe, and is also collaborating on a new musical with Grammy award winner John Hiatt and playwright Kate Long

Maruti Evans (Lighting/Set Design)
Maruti has worked extensively Off Broadway, United Kingdom, and Regionally; in Opera, Theatre, and Dance. His work includes production and set design for: Lincoln Center, Dodger Stages, The New Duke Theatre, 59 East 59 Theatres, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, The Gilded Balloon, Symphony Space, Camilla Films, Stony Brook Opera, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, Viscaya Opera, and Godlight Theatre Company.

Michael Bevins (Costume Designer)
Michael is pleased to be working with Machiavelli again, and is currently working on the new musical La Gioconda as well. Michael is a twenty year veteran of the fashion industry, and has recently been focusing his abilities on costume design for film and theater. Thanks to Charles for all the support, and everyone at manhattantheatresource for the continued opportunities.

Elizabeth Williams (Co-Executive Producer)
Elizabeth Williams is the Co-founder of Waxman Williams Entertainment (“WWE”). WWE represents the merging talents of two of Broadway’s most prolific producers. Together, Anita Waxman and Elizabeth Williams’ productions have received seventy-one Tony Award nominations and sixteen Tony Awards. Currently, WWE is serving as executive producer of a new unscripted reality series, entitled “The Scholar”, for ABC-TV with partners Jaye Pace, Shannon Meairs, Martin/Stein Productions (Steven Martin and Joan Stein), Bunim-Murray and Carsey-Werner. WWE is also currently represented in London’s West End by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman In White and in Australia by Dirty Dancing. Most recently, WWE produced the Broadway productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of A. R. Rahman’s Bombay Dreams, the Sam Mendes revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog, directed by George C. Wolfe, as well as the revivals of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, directed by Jeremy Sams, Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man, directed by Sean Mathias, and the downtown sensation Debbie Does Dallas. Anita Waxman and Elizabeth Williams’ past credits include three Tony Award-winning revivals: Cabaret, directed by Mr. Mendes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and the Donmar Warehouse production of The Real Thing. Other Broadway productions include The Music Man, The Wild Party, The Waverly Gallery, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Electra, It Ain’t Nuthin’ But the Blues, and Mark Salem’s Mind Games. West End productions include the Donmar Warehouse transfers of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by David Leveaux, David Mamet’s Boston Marriage, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, and Kenneth Lonnergan’s Lobby Hero, directed by Mark Brokaw, as well as Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats, starring Holly Hunter, Ragtime, Hitchcock Blonde, and Mark Salem’s Mind Games. Among other projects, Ms. Waxman and Ms. Williams have been developing new musicals based upon the Oscar-winning films Doctor Zhivago and Marty. Ms. Williams’s productions include Crazy for You, which won the award for Best Musical in New York, London, Toronto, London, Australia, Chicago and Los Angeles. Through her involvement with Fifth Avenue Productions, she was also associated with the West End, Broadway, and international companies, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

Aruba Productions: Ken Denison (Co-Executive Producer, General Manager)
Ken Denison will serve Machiavelli in the dual role as Co-Executive Producer and through Aruba Productions, which he has established as General Management and Producing company. Mr. Denison currently general manages the Broadway touring production of Brooklyn and development of the Broadway-bound musicals Dr. Zhivago, Marty, Roxanne, and Gone With The Wind. Mr. Denison’s experience as a producer and general manager extends over twenty-four years and 190 shows, including numerous original pre-Broadway productions. From 1998 up until recently, he oversaw Disney’s Tony-winning production of The Lion King in all its domestic and international markets (Broadway, London, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Toronto, Los Angeles, Hamburg, and national tours). In this capacity, he managed all financial and business aspects of the productions, including the negotiation of new union agreements, the supervision of all company personnel, budget forecasting, and technical coordination. He excelled in implementing systems and procedures for this multiple-company show to generate superior production quality, while achieving maximum profits, such as the casting process he designed to support the development of international casts. Prior to The Lion King, he served for eleven years as the general manager and director of productions and operations for the renowned Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, where he managed 12-16 productions annually in its 3-stage, multi-theatre complex. Mr. Denison acted as general manager for 180 shows at the Old Globe, including the world premieres of Into the Woods, Time and Again, Play On, Pride’s Crossing, the revival of Damn Yankees!, Neil Simon’s Rumors, Jake’s Women, August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and The Piano Lesson, all of which went directly to Broadway stages. Further responsibilities included the overseeing of production and plant operations, and the managing of 70 permanent staff members, with an additional 150 seasonal personnel. During his tenure at the Old Globe, Mr. Denison also acted as the general manager for the San Diego Arts festival, a three week multi-performance event featuring the international companies of The Moscow Circus (US debut), Tblisi Marionettes, and Maly Drama Theatre’s Brothers and Sisters. He has also general managed at the Canon Theatre in Los Angeles and overseen production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California and StageWest Theatre in Massachusetts. Mr. Denison’s producing credits include the Broadway revival of the Tony-nominated The Elephant Man, starring Billy Crudup and Rupert Graves, and Forever Plaid, the longest-running show in San Diego’s history. As a co-producer, he has been involved in the productions of Sylvia, Shear Madness, Senior Class and Gates of Heaven.

Aruba Productions: Carol Fishman (General Manager)
Carol Fishman is currently involved in general managing several projects for Broadway, Off Broadway and touring. Ms. Fishman began her career as a production stage manager working at all of the major Off Broadway institutions, as well as on Broadway. She has toured with dance and opera companies in the United States and served as a Production Supervisor for numerous Off Broadway productions, including the long-running Blue Man Group: Tubes. For fourteen years, she served as Managing Director and Production Manager of Second Stage Theatre, where she produced over seventy productions, resulting in Tony, OBIE, Drama Desk, Audelco, and Lortel awards. While at Second Stage she also oversaw the construction in the heart of Times Square of the organization’s new 299 seat theatre, designed by Rem Koolhaas. Ms. Fishman is proud to have worked with some of our most prominent theatre artists, as well as talented emerging artists, on such shows as the New York premieres of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses; August Wilson’s Jitney; Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night; Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth; Lynda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me; Cheryl West’s Jar The Floor, and the acclaimed revivals of Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice and Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others. Ms. Fishman is a board member of the Off Broadway League of Theatres and Producers, where she is involved in the negotiations of the collective bargaining agreements between the theatre owners and managers and the unions which govern Off Broadway. She has lectured at New York University, Brooklyn College and Fordham University and sits on the Advisory Boards of SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, MA and the Adobe Theatre Company in New York.

San Casciano Productions LLC (Producer)
San Casciano Productions is a newly formed partnership made up of supporters of the performing arts for many years. They are extremely proud to be a part of bringing Machiavelli to the ArcLight, and look forward to being a part of the generous spirit of the New York theatre community for years to come.

Media Focus Associates, Inc. (Web Design)
Since 1985, Media Focus has provided Design, Printing & Promotions to both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. MFA is pleased to be part of the New York Arts scene bringing to life Machiavelli for the web. Media Focus

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