Tim Sebastian, President - Tisch    Tim is a junior in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio focusing in Management. He was previously a Stage Manager on  The Conference of the Birds  (ASM/StageWorks),  Danny and the Rocket  (SM/NSB),  Safety Net  (SM/StageWorks),  the history of colors  reading   (PSM/StageWorks), and  The House of Bernarda Alba  (PSM/ETW). He made his TNT debut as the Associate Producer for  Little Shop of Horrors  and then Produced TNT's  ONWARD . Tim has worked as a production intern for corporate and live events including U2, Coldplay, and Kenny Chesney. He is currently an intern at 101 Productions. 

Tim Sebastian, President - Tisch

Tim is a junior in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio focusing in Management. He was previously a Stage Manager on The Conference of the Birds (ASM/StageWorks), Danny and the Rocket (SM/NSB), Safety Net (SM/StageWorks), the history of colors reading (PSM/StageWorks), and The House of Bernarda Alba (PSM/ETW). He made his TNT debut as the Associate Producer for Little Shop of Horrors and then Produced TNT's ONWARD. Tim has worked as a production intern for corporate and live events including U2, Coldplay, and Kenny Chesney. He is currently an intern at 101 Productions. 

  Basil Apostolo, Vice President - Gallatin   Basil is a junior in Gallatin with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. He debuted with TNT as the Sound Designer for  Little Shop of Horrors  and was the Production Coordinator for  ONWARD . Past credits include Assistant Sound Designer for  Times Square  (StageWorks) and A1/Mixer for  Endangered!  (Off-Broadway).

Basil Apostolo, Vice President - Gallatin

Basil is a junior in Gallatin with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. He debuted with TNT as the Sound Designer for Little Shop of Horrors and was the Production Coordinator for ONWARD. Past credits include Assistant Sound Designer for Times Square (StageWorks) and A1/Mixer for Endangered! (Off-Broadway).

  Matt Rose, Treasurer - Steinhardt   Matt is a junior at Steinhardt studying Music Business with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. He is composer, orchestrator, music supervisor, and producer who has worked on various New York based theatrical and film projects. Recent projects include composer and producer for  Boy Meets Girl  (NYC) and music director and orchestrator for  GTT’s Uncharted.  His work has also appeared as a part of the Montclair Film Festival, for which he wrote original music .  He serves as the general manager for West 4th Music Group, an NYU based record label. Matt has also worked at Live Nation Entertainment, Chesky Records, and Paradigm Talent Agency. 

Matt Rose, Treasurer - Steinhardt

Matt is a junior at Steinhardt studying Music Business with a minor in the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. He is composer, orchestrator, music supervisor, and producer who has worked on various New York based theatrical and film projects. Recent projects include composer and producer for Boy Meets Girl (NYC) and music director and orchestrator for GTT’s Uncharted. His work has also appeared as a part of the Montclair Film Festival, for which he wrote original musicHe serves as the general manager for West 4th Music Group, an NYU based record label. Matt has also worked at Live Nation Entertainment, Chesky Records, and Paradigm Talent Agency. 

  Kaila Wooten, Secretary - Tisch   Kaila is a junior studying drama at Tisch's Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Kaila started her journey with TNT as Crystal in  Little Shop of Horrors . She is also a member of NYU's  Reality Show.  Some of her favorite New York credits include Rose,  Dogfight  (A Class Act), Blanche,  Bonnie and Clyde  (Sonder Productions), and Ladybug,  James and the Giant Peach  (Lamplighter's Production). You can also hear her voice on many MTI and Tams Witmark recordings, such as Rose in  Bye Bye Birdie Jr.,  Brooke Wyndham in  Legally Blonde Jr.,  Ladybug in  James and the Giant Peach Jr.,  and Nala in  The Lion King Jr.  Kaila is so grateful to be a part of Tisch New Theatre and this great university! 

Kaila Wooten, Secretary - Tisch

Kaila is a junior studying drama at Tisch's Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Kaila started her journey with TNT as Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors. She is also a member of NYU's Reality Show. Some of her favorite New York credits include Rose, Dogfight (A Class Act), Blanche, Bonnie and Clyde (Sonder Productions), and Ladybug, James and the Giant Peach (Lamplighter's Production). You can also hear her voice on many MTI and Tams Witmark recordings, such as Rose in Bye Bye Birdie Jr., Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde Jr., Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach Jr., and Nala in The Lion King Jr. Kaila is so grateful to be a part of Tisch New Theatre and this great university! 

  Kate Wellhofer, Director of Production - Tisch   Kate is a junior studying stage management in Tisch's Production and Design Studio. She made her TNT debut as the ASM on  Little Shop of Horrors  and has gone on to be the ASM for  Romeo and Juliet  (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), ASM for  Hair  (New Studio on Broadway), PSM for  Cry-Baby  (New Studio on Broadway) and the PSM for the reading of  Colony  (StageWorks). In the fall Kate will be the PSM of one of Festival of Voices plays (StageWorks), as well as a stage management intern on MTC's  Choir Boy.

Kate Wellhofer, Director of Production - Tisch

Kate is a junior studying stage management in Tisch's Production and Design Studio. She made her TNT debut as the ASM on Little Shop of Horrors and has gone on to be the ASM for Romeo and Juliet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare), ASM for Hair (New Studio on Broadway), PSM for Cry-Baby (New Studio on Broadway) and the PSM for the reading of Colony (StageWorks). In the fall Kate will be the PSM of one of Festival of Voices plays (StageWorks), as well as a stage management intern on MTC's Choir Boy.

  Tony Carrubba, Board Member - Steinhardt    Tony is a junior studying Musical Theater in NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Program. He was recently Sketch in TNT's Hairspray. Being a Kansas City native, Tony is so excited to be in New York City with the opportunity to learn and perform. Tony hit the theatre scene with a group called Music Theater Kansas City (MTKC) where he had many amazing opportunities performing musical theatre. With Steinhardt, he has been in   Secret Garden ,  Mystery of Edwin Drood ,  Spring Awakening , and  Boys from Syracuse .

Tony Carrubba, Board Member - Steinhardt

Tony is a junior studying Musical Theater in NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Program. He was recently Sketch in TNT's Hairspray. Being a Kansas City native, Tony is so excited to be in New York City with the opportunity to learn and perform. Tony hit the theatre scene with a group called Music Theater Kansas City (MTKC) where he had many amazing opportunities performing musical theatre. With Steinhardt, he has been in Secret GardenMystery of Edwin Drood, Spring Awakening, and Boys from Syracuse.

  Lizzie Kehoe, Board Member - Tisch   Lizzie is a senior at NYU studying Drama and English. Recent theater credits include  The Danube  (Hangar Theatre Wedge),  Paradiso  (Rabbit Immersive),  Hamlet  (Shakespeare in the Square). She started her journey with TNT as the assistant director on  Little Shop of Horrors . She is thrilled to be a part of TNT and the work they create!

Lizzie Kehoe, Board Member - Tisch

Lizzie is a senior at NYU studying Drama and English. Recent theater credits include The Danube (Hangar Theatre Wedge), Paradiso (Rabbit Immersive), Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Square). She started her journey with TNT as the assistant director on Little Shop of Horrors. She is thrilled to be a part of TNT and the work they create!

  Tara King, Board Member - Tisch   Tara King is a junior studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. She was previously the PSM for  The American Clock  (The Meisner Studio), SM for  Safety Net  (STAGEworks), ASM for REB+VoDKa+ME (New Studio on Broadway),  The Mollyhouse  (New Studio on Broadway/STAGEworks), and  Urinetown  (New Studio on Broadway). Tara spent her summer as a stage manager at Interlochen Arts Camp and is excited to make her TNT debut this fall.

Tara King, Board Member - Tisch

Tara King is a junior studying stage management in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio. She was previously the PSM for The American Clock (The Meisner Studio), SM for Safety Net (STAGEworks), ASM for REB+VoDKa+ME (New Studio on Broadway), The Mollyhouse (New Studio on Broadway/STAGEworks), and Urinetown (New Studio on Broadway). Tara spent her summer as a stage manager at Interlochen Arts Camp and is excited to make her TNT debut this fall.

  Deijah Martin Valle, Board Member - Tisch   Deijah is a junior 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 the upcoming musical  Next to Normal . Deijah's other credits include costume designer for  Kid Simple  (The Meisner Studio), assistant costume designer for   Once Upon a Rhyme: A Musical Tale  (STAGEworks), and makeup designer for  Jupiter Disco  (NYU Graduate TV and Film). Deijah is excited to be a part of the TNT family.

Deijah Martin Valle, Board Member - Tisch

Deijah is a junior 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 the upcoming musical Next to Normal. Deijah's other credits include costume designer for Kid Simple (The Meisner Studio), assistant costume designer for  Once Upon a Rhyme: A Musical Tale (STAGEworks), and makeup designer for Jupiter Disco (NYU Graduate TV and Film). Deijah is excited to be a part of the TNT family.

  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. He is thrilled to be a part of and learn from the amazing TNT family.

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. He is thrilled to be a part of and learn from the amazing 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 Visiting Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Scenic Design Training in the Department of Drama’s Production and Design Studio. He has a particular interest in site-specific and interactive theater; recent projects of note include the long-running Off-Broadway hit  Drunk Shakespeare ,  Take Care  (Flea), and interactive staging for the Compass 2017 city-wide puzzle race.  Daniel works internationally as Design Associate for Jan Versweyveld (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 Visiting Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Scenic Design Training in the Department of Drama’s Production and Design Studio. He has a particular interest in site-specific and interactive theater; recent projects of note include the long-running Off-Broadway hit Drunk ShakespeareTake Care (Flea), and interactive staging for the Compass 2017 city-wide puzzle race.  Daniel works internationally as Design Associate for Jan Versweyveld (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.