Tim Sebastian, President - Tisch   Tim is a senior in Tisch Drama's Production and Design studio with a focus in Management. Tisch: Next to Normal (Tisch New Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Tisch New Theatre), ONWARD (Tisch New Theatre), Safety Net (Tisch Drama Stage), The House of Bernarda Alba (ETW). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Head Over Heels. Tim has worked in corporate and live events and is currently the Assistant Company Manager for Rock of Ages.

Tim Sebastian, President - Tisch

Tim is a senior in Tisch Drama's Production and Design studio with a focus in Management. Tisch: Next to Normal (Tisch New Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Tisch New Theatre), ONWARD (Tisch New Theatre), Safety Net (Tisch Drama Stage), The House of Bernarda Alba (ETW). Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Head Over Heels. Tim has worked in corporate and live events and is currently the Assistant Company Manager for Rock of Ages.

Basil Apostolo, Vice President - Gallatin   Basil is a senior in Gallatin studying Influence through Media & Design. He debuted with TNT as the Sound Designer for  Little Shop of Horrors.  Additionally he was the Production Coordinator for  ONWARD,  and Production Manager for  Next to Normal . Other past credits include Sound Design for  The Late Wedding  (StageWorks/Festival of Voices), Assistant Sound Designer for  Times Square  (StageWorks) and A1/Mixer for  Endangered!  (Off-Broadway).

Basil Apostolo, Vice President - Gallatin

Basil is a senior in Gallatin studying Influence through Media & Design. He debuted with TNT as the Sound Designer for Little Shop of Horrors. Additionally he was the Production Coordinator for ONWARD, and Production Manager for Next to Normal. Other past credits include Sound Design for The Late Wedding (StageWorks/Festival of Voices), Assistant Sound Designer for Times Square (StageWorks) and A1/Mixer for Endangered! (Off-Broadway).

Matt Rose, Treasurer - Steinhardt   Matt is a senior in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program. He is an award-winning Composer and Producer, most recently winning Best Concert Presentation at New York Musical Festival 2019 for  The Oldenburg Suite.  Credits include; Composer:  Boy Meets Girl  (NY Summerfest) , Montclair Film Festival Sizzle Reel  (film) , Uncharted  (NYU Gallatin),  The Eminent Carmine Craig  (film), General Management:  Next to Next to Normal  (TNT). Additionally, Matt has worked at LiveNation Entertainment, Chesky Records, and currently works at Paradigm Talent Agency.

Matt Rose, Treasurer - Steinhardt

Matt is a senior in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program. He is an award-winning Composer and Producer, most recently winning Best Concert Presentation at New York Musical Festival 2019 for The Oldenburg Suite. Credits include; Composer: Boy Meets Girl (NY Summerfest), Montclair Film Festival Sizzle Reel (film), Uncharted (NYU Gallatin), The Eminent Carmine Craig (film), General Management: Next to Next to Normal (TNT). Additionally, Matt has worked at LiveNation Entertainment, Chesky Records, and currently works at Paradigm Talent Agency.

Lisa Mordkovich, Secretary - Tisch   Lisa is a senior in Tisch's Performance Studies program minoring in Producing. She has produced through Tisch New Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova's ANTFest, Dixon Place, and more. Lisa’s background is in acting; her interests include theatre criticism, direction, and artistic producing. She currently assists Broadway and film producer Harriet Leve at Leve Productions.

Lisa Mordkovich, Secretary - Tisch

Lisa is a senior in Tisch's Performance Studies program minoring in Producing. She has produced through Tisch New Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova's ANTFest, Dixon Place, and more. Lisa’s background is in acting; her interests include theatre criticism, direction, and artistic producing. She currently assists Broadway and film producer Harriet Leve at Leve Productions.

Kate Wellhofer, Director of Production - Tisch   Kate is a senior studying stage management in Tisch's Production and Design Studio and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. She made her TNT debut as the Stage Manager on  Little Shop of Horrors  and is returning to the role for  Legally Blonde  this fall. Past credits include:  Blood in Your Blood ( Tisch Drama Stage);  Hair; Cry-Baby ( New Studio on Broadway);  Choir Boy  (Manhattan Theatre Club);  One Man, Two Guvnors ;  A Midsummer Night's Dream ;  Agent 355  (Chautauqua Theater Company);  Romeo and Juliet ;  Measure for Measure  (Santa Cruz Shakespeare).

Kate Wellhofer, Director of Production - Tisch

Kate is a senior studying stage management in Tisch's Production and Design Studio and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. She made her TNT debut as the Stage Manager on Little Shop of Horrors and is returning to the role for Legally Blonde this fall. Past credits include: Blood in Your Blood (Tisch Drama Stage); Hair; Cry-Baby (New Studio on Broadway); Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club); One Man, Two Guvnors; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Agent 355 (Chautauqua Theater Company); Romeo and Juliet; Measure for Measure (Santa Cruz Shakespeare).

Chelsea Galembo, Director of Marketing - Steinhardt   Chelsea is a senior in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture, and Communication. She debuted with TNT as the Marketing Director for  Next to Normal . She has worked on the marketing teams of The New Group and Broadway Licensing. Broadway:  Billy Elliot the Musical  (Ballet Girl Swing). Chelsea currently works at Baseline Theatrical for  Hamilton ,  Freestyle Love Supreme,  and  Derren Brown: Secret .

Chelsea Galembo, Director of Marketing - Steinhardt

Chelsea is a senior in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture, and Communication. She debuted with TNT as the Marketing Director for Next to Normal. She has worked on the marketing teams of The New Group and Broadway Licensing. Broadway: Billy Elliot the Musical (Ballet Girl Swing). Chelsea currently works at Baseline Theatrical for Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme, and Derren Brown: Secret.

Chloe Geller, Board Member - Steinhardt   Chloe is a sophomore studying Music Composition in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She first started working with TNT last year as the Assistant Music Director for ONWARD. Most recently, she was the Music Director for Next to Normal. Her other NYU credits include [title of show] (Music Director, Playwrights Horizons Theater School) and All the Junk in the Whole Wide World (and the Kids Who Sort Through It) (Assistant Music Director, Co-Orchestrator, Playwrights). Chloe worked at Pittsburgh CLO this past summer as the Music Direction intern and is a member of the Goodspeed Musicals Music Direction Intensive class of 2019. She is thrilled to be a part of Tisch New Theatre!

Chloe Geller, Board Member - Steinhardt

Chloe is a sophomore studying Music Composition in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She first started working with TNT last year as the Assistant Music Director for ONWARD. Most recently, she was the Music Director for Next to Normal. Her other NYU credits include [title of show] (Music Director, Playwrights Horizons Theater School) and All the Junk in the Whole Wide World (and the Kids Who Sort Through It) (Assistant Music Director, Co-Orchestrator, Playwrights). Chloe worked at Pittsburgh CLO this past summer as the Music Direction intern and is a member of the Goodspeed Musicals Music Direction Intensive class of 2019. She is thrilled to be a part of Tisch New Theatre!

Tara King, Board Member - Tisch   Tara is a senior studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. Tara made her TNT debut last fall as the PSM for  Next to Normal.  She was previously the PSM for  The American Clock  (The Meisner Studio), SM for  Safety Net  (Tisch Drama Stage), ASM for REB+VoDKa+ME (New Studio on Broadway),  The Mollyhouse  (New Studio on Broadway/Tisch Drama Stage), and  Urinetown  (New Studio on Broadway). Tara has interned for Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and 101 Productions and was the stage management intern for  Into the Woods  and  Cyrano  at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Tara is excited to be working with TNT again as the PSM for  Legally Blonde!

Tara King, Board Member - Tisch

Tara is a senior studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. Tara made her TNT debut last fall as the PSM for Next to Normal. She was previously the PSM for The American Clock (The Meisner Studio), SM for Safety Net (Tisch Drama Stage), ASM for REB+VoDKa+ME (New Studio on Broadway), The Mollyhouse (New Studio on Broadway/Tisch Drama Stage), and Urinetown (New Studio on Broadway). Tara has interned for Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and 101 Productions and was the stage management intern for Into the Woods and Cyrano at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer. Tara is excited to be working with TNT again as the PSM for Legally Blonde!

Deijah Martin Valle, Board Member - Tisch   Deijah is a senior studying costume design in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. She made her TNT debut as the makeup designer and assistant costume designer for  Little Shop of Horrors . She has since worked with TNT as the costume, makeup, and hair designer for  ONWARD  and  Next to Normal . Deijah's other credits include costume designer for  Kid Simple  (The Meisner Studio), associate costume designer for  Once Upon a Rhyme: A Musical Tale  (Tisch Drama Stage), and makeup designer for  Jupiter Disco  (NYU Graduate TV and Film). Deijah is grateful to TNT for allowing her last musical at NYU to be so spectacular.

Deijah Martin Valle, Board Member - Tisch

Deijah is a senior studying costume design in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. She made her TNT debut as the makeup designer and assistant costume designer for Little Shop of Horrors. She has since worked with TNT as the costume, makeup, and hair designer for ONWARD and Next to Normal. Deijah's other credits include costume designer for Kid Simple (The Meisner Studio), associate costume designer for Once Upon a Rhyme: A Musical Tale (Tisch Drama Stage), and makeup designer for Jupiter Disco (NYU Graduate TV and Film). Deijah is grateful to TNT for allowing her last musical at NYU to be so spectacular.

Beth Million, Board Member - Tisch   Beth is a junior in Tisch’s New Studio On Broadway. She made her TNT debut as a member in the cast of  ONWARD - A Concert to Benefit Good Chance Theatre . Recent productions include:  NYU Reality Show ,  Celebration!  (NSB), and Playwrights for a Cause Festival. Beth is also a singer/songwriter interested in pursuing recorded music. She is thankful to be a part of Tisch New Theatre.

Beth Million, Board Member - Tisch

Beth is a junior in Tisch’s New Studio On Broadway. She made her TNT debut as a member in the cast of ONWARD - A Concert to Benefit Good Chance Theatre. Recent productions include: NYU Reality Show, Celebration! (NSB), and Playwrights for a Cause Festival. Beth is also a singer/songwriter interested in pursuing recorded music. She is thankful to be a part of Tisch New Theatre.

Adam Olkin, Board Member - Tisch   Adam is a Sophomore studying Film and Television at Tisch. He debuted with TNT as a member of the audio team on their production of  Next to Normal,  and is now sound designer for their production of Legally Blonde. Freshman year he was fortunate enough to be the videographer and associate sound designer for Playwright's Horizons production of Caesar. Prior to NYU Adam spent four years leading the technical team at his high school. He is thrilled and excited to continue working with Tisch New Theatre.

Adam Olkin, Board Member - Tisch

Adam is a Sophomore studying Film and Television at Tisch. He debuted with TNT as a member of the audio team on their production of Next to Normal, and is now sound designer for their production of Legally Blonde. Freshman year he was fortunate enough to be the videographer and associate sound designer for Playwright's Horizons production of Caesar. Prior to NYU Adam spent four years leading the technical team at his high school. He is thrilled and excited to continue working with Tisch New Theatre.

Charlie Saslow, Board Member - Tisch   Charlie is a sophomore studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. He has previously worked with TNT as the Production Stage Manager for  ONWARD . Other credits include Tisch Drama's  Festival of Voices  (ASM). Charlie is excited to be back with Tisch New Theatre this fall.

Charlie Saslow, Board Member - Tisch

Charlie is a sophomore studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. He has previously worked with TNT as the Production Stage Manager for ONWARD. Other credits include Tisch Drama's Festival of Voices (ASM). Charlie is excited to be back with Tisch New Theatre this fall.

Alex Shelbourne, Board Member - Steinhardt   Alex is a composer, conductor, guitarist, pianist, and NYU sophomore studying Musical Theatre Songwriting in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. He made his TNT debut as Assistant Music Director and Guitarist for  Little Shop of Horrors . Other credits include:  Party Worth Crashing  (Music Director, A Class Act),  Fame  (Conductor, Lamplighters),  ONWARD  (Guitarist, TNT),  Forbidden NYU 2017  (Guitarist, CAST). As a songwriter, his works have been performed for and workshopped by acclaimed Broadway giants such as Alan Menken, Alex Lacamoire, Steven Lutvak, and more.

Alex Shelbourne, Board Member - Steinhardt

Alex is a composer, conductor, guitarist, pianist, and NYU sophomore studying Musical Theatre Songwriting in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. He made his TNT debut as Assistant Music Director and Guitarist for Little Shop of Horrors. Other credits include: Party Worth Crashing (Music Director, A Class Act), Fame (Conductor, Lamplighters), ONWARD (Guitarist, TNT), Forbidden NYU 2017 (Guitarist, CAST). As a songwriter, his works have been performed for and workshopped by acclaimed Broadway giants such as Alan Menken, Alex Lacamoire, Steven Lutvak, and more.

Christabelle Tan, Board Member - Tisch   Christabelle is a senior in Tisch studying Film and Television with a double minor in Dance and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She served as the Video Content Manager for TNT’s most recent production of  Next to Normal  and has created video and digital content for various organizations around the world. Christabelle has worked as a creative intern with Marathon Digital  (Hadestown, Ain't Too Proud)  and a casting intern with Telsey + Co  (Hamilton, Mean Girls) . Being an avid supporter of the performing arts, she is excited to collaborate with the TNT family!

Christabelle Tan, Board Member - Tisch

Christabelle is a senior in Tisch studying Film and Television with a double minor in Dance and the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. She served as the Video Content Manager for TNT’s most recent production of Next to Normal and has created video and digital content for various organizations around the world. Christabelle has worked as a creative intern with Marathon Digital (Hadestown, Ain't Too Proud) and a casting intern with Telsey + Co (Hamilton, Mean Girls). Being an avid supporter of the performing arts, she is excited to collaborate with the TNT family!

Gage Thomas, Board Member - Tisch   Gage is a freshman studying musical theatre in Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. He was previously the Assistant Technical Director at his high school and had the opportunity to design sets for various productions. Gage also was a crew member of Tisch New Theatre’s production of  Little Shop of Horrors . Gage has also worked as a float animator for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He plans to continue to explore his interests in technical theatre and is extremely excited to continue to work with Tisch New Theatre.

Gage Thomas, Board Member - Tisch

Gage is a freshman studying musical theatre in Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. He was previously the Assistant Technical Director at his high school and had the opportunity to design sets for various productions. Gage also was a crew member of Tisch New Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Gage has also worked as a float animator for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He plans to continue to explore his interests in technical theatre and is extremely excited to continue to work with Tisch New Theatre.

 
Rubén Polendo, Faculty Advisor   Mr. Polendo is a theater director and the founder and artistic director of the permanent group of collaborators,  Theater Mitu . Polendo has an MFA in directing from the UCLA School of Theater, an M.A. in non-Western theater from Lancaster University in the U.K., and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Trinity University in Texas. Currently he is Chair of Undergraduate Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Based in New York City, he continues to create, develop and present work in the US and Internationally. An extended bio can be found  here .

Rubén Polendo, Faculty Advisor

Mr. Polendo is a theater director and the founder and artistic director of the permanent group of collaborators, Theater Mitu. Polendo has an MFA in directing from the UCLA School of Theater, an M.A. in non-Western theater from Lancaster University in the U.K., and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Trinity University in Texas. Currently he is Chair of Undergraduate Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Based in New York City, he continues to create, develop and present work in the US and Internationally. An extended bio can be found here.

Daniel C. Soule, Faculty Advisor   Mr. Soule is an Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Scenic Design Training in the Department of Drama’s Production and Design Studio. Recent designs include  An Iliad  (Long Wharf),  Macbeth In Stride  (UTR), and  For All the Women Who Thought They Went Mad  (Soho Rep). Daniel has worked internationally as Design Associate for Jan Versweyveld ( Camp: Notes on Fashion,  David Bowie's  Lazarus ) and Es Devlin (Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry), among others, and has been involved with numerous Broadway productions, including  The Crucible  and  Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.  He holds an MFA from NYU's Tisch Department of Design and a BA from Dartmouth College.

Daniel C. Soule, Faculty Advisor

Mr. Soule is an Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Scenic Design Training in the Department of Drama’s Production and Design Studio. Recent designs include An Iliad (Long Wharf), Macbeth In Stride (UTR), and For All the Women Who Thought They Went Mad (Soho Rep). Daniel has worked internationally as Design Associate for Jan Versweyveld (Camp: Notes on Fashion, David Bowie's Lazarus) and Es Devlin (Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry), among others, and has been involved with numerous Broadway productions, including The Crucible and Harry Potter & The Cursed Child. He holds an MFA from NYU's Tisch Department of Design and a BA from Dartmouth College.