MUSA HITOMI (Choreographer) is a NYC based Musical Actress, Dancer and Choreographer from Japan. She recently choreographed the Off-Broadway musical Sleepy Hollow. Her performance credits include: Miss Saigon, White Christmas, The Little Mermaid, The Wiz. Credits in Japan include: Cats (Jemima), Spring Awakening (Martha), West Side Story (Francisca), Mamma Mia and more. She would like to thank all the Gilgamesh Family and is honored to be part of it.
NORIKO SUNAMOTO (Assistant Music Director/Accompanist) is a music director, composer, arranger, orchestrator and pianist from Japan. She studied Jazz at Berklee College of Music, Orchestration at Mannes College The New School for Music, Film Scoring at New York University's Steinhardt School and Musical Theatre Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and has an M.A. from Tokyo Gakugei University. Noriko has performed in Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, with the Takarazuka Teatre Co., and in numerous Disney Productions. Her original musicals have been produced in amusement parks in Tokyo. Currently, Noriko works for several Off-Broadway musicals such as 702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical, Rapunzarella White and Triangle The Musical as the musical director and pianist. She has started to collaborate with musical directors, composers, playwrights and actors from Broadway musicals and Disney theatrical works for various musical theatre projects here in New York.
KIRK LAING (Assistant Stage Manager) is currently a first year Stage Management MFA student at Columbia University. Kirk is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where some of his favorite previous work includes being Production Stage Manager for Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 1940’s Radio Hour and The Wedding Singer. Thank you to Z and the entire Gilgamesh team!
MIRANDA SWINEFORD (Stage Manager) was born and raised in Northern California. She earned her undergraduate degree in drama at sunny University of California, Irvine. Recently, she moved to New York City to attend the stage management graduate program at Columbia University. Her most recent stage management credits include several Columbia University productions and the Broadway-bound remount of Gigi.
ZHENGHAO 'Z' ZHANG (Production Stage Manager) was born and raised in China, and is now finishing his MFA in Stage Management at Columbia University. His recently credits include production intern in Side Show on Broadway, summer intern at Aurora Productions, More (Ego Actus) and Columbia productions of The Weird Tree and Summerfeast.
EVA MLINAR (Graphic Design) is an art historian and visual artist based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She works in different media, such as painting, illustration and graphic design and has had several group and solo exhibitions. Currently she works as an illustrator for Ljubljana City Theatre and designs book covers for the biggest Slovenian book publisher Mladinska knjiga. You may reach her portfolio under
www.behance.net/EvaMlinar or www.facebook.com/evitamlinar
YUKI NAKASE (Lighting Design) is a theatrical designer based in NYC. Recent credits include lighting and scenic design for No One Asked Me dir. Matthew Newton (SoHo Playhouse); lighting design for Bastards of Strindberg co-dir. Henning Hegland and Alicia House, chor. Lauren Camp (The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row), The Fox dir. Jordan Dann (The Gene Frankel Theatre), The Golem Of Havana dir. Michel Hausmann (Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa), Black Milk dir. Michel Hausmann (East 13th Street Theatre at CSC), trente-deux en jeu chor. Cherylyn Lavagnino, Rosa Encadenada chor. Nicole F Buggé; scenic design for The Seagull dir. Richard Feldman (NYU). B.A. in Dance: JWCPE, M.F.A. in Design: NYU. For more information, please visit: http://yukinakase.com.
BRYNN ALMLI (Costume Design) is a costume designer based in NYC. BA in English Literature from St Catherine University. New York credits include Plenty dir. Ken Rus Schmoll (NYU Graduate Acting), Alphabetical dir. Chris Murrah (Columbia University), Landscape of the Body dir. Pamela Berlin (NYU Graduate Acting), Orange Alert dir. Leslie Silva (Algonquin Seaport Theater), The Classroom dir. Lori Wolter Hudson (Slant Theatre Project), and The Little Prinsinn dir. Dhira Rauch (Brooklyn Lyceum). Recent film credits include Peaches and Tea dir. David Rey (Discovery Hill Prod.) and Gregory and Jane dir. Clare Sackler (NYU Graduate Film). She has assisted on shows for Theatre For A New Audience, The Guthrie Theater, New York Musical Theatre Festival and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. MFA 2015 Candidate Design for Stage and Film, Tisch School of the Arts. For more information, please visit http://www.brynnalmli.com.
KIMIE NISHIKAWA (Scenic Design) is a Manhattan based scenic designer born in Osaka, Japan. BA in English from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan). Tokyo credits include The Emerald City (Theater Moliere), Eight Dog Chronicles (Ebisu Eco Theater) and Sweet Feelings (Sunmall Studio). She has assisted for shows staged in Akasaka Act Theater, The New National Theater, Aoyama Theater and the Sunshine Theater all in Tokyo, Japan, under Japanese scenic designer Masako Ito. New York City credits include The Fox (Gene Frankel Theater), The Beaux` Stratagem (NYU Graduate Acting, Shubert Theater) Plenty (NYU Graduate acting) and The Cherry Orchard (Columbia University, Horace Mann Theater) Art directing credits include My Secret (artist: Saaya Mizuno) and Eve (artist: Idoling!!!) Production design credits include The Shadow Inside. She has also assisted on numerous music videos for artists such as Beni, Yui, Tokio and Kanjyani8 during her time with Narra Design. MFA 2015 Candidate, Tisch School of the Arts Design for Stage and Film. See more of her work at http://www.kimienishikawa-design.com
JENNY AINSWORTH (Executive Producer, Invisible Wall Productions) is the Founder and Director of Invisible Wall Productions, a full service Arts, Events and Theatrical Management Company based in New York City. Gilgamesh is Invisible Wall Production’s debut production. Jenny has a Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) from the Australian Institute of Music and a MFA (Theatre Arts – Stage Management) from Columbia University. She has a range of Arts, Events and Theatrical Management experience which runs the gamut from co-founding a semi-professional orchestra in Sydney and running its concerts for several years; managing a national singing program for seniors at Musica Viva Australia (one of Australia’s largest non-profit music organisations); acting as the PR contact at a New York Fashion Week Runway Showing; working in company management at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; and extensive experience as a stage manager working the full spectrum of New York and regional theatre, including Broadway.
IAN WEHRLE (Composer, Musical Director, Sound Design) is an active composer, actor and collaborator on music direction and sound design for theater. He can currently be seen starring as Jackie Mason in The Jackie Mason Musical at St. Luke's Theatre and is the founder of SoundAffectsdesign.com. He is credited at the Food Network, MTV, and FOX and is continually in development of new musicals and television music. He can be reached at email@example.com
PETER PETKOVSEK (Director, Lyrics, Book) is currently finishing his MFA in Theater Directing at Columbia University in New York. Previous credits include I’m Not Antigone by Vivien Von Abendorff, The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck, Od by Hannah Bisewski (new play), The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov and The Weird Tree, a devised piece based on an Eastern European fairy tale. Peter holds an MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and a BA in Literature and French from the University of Ljubljana. His work has been shown from Paris to Bogota to Belgrade.