Daniel Unitas, President - Tisch Daniel is a senior in the Production and Design studio in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Previous NYU credits include Hairspray (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), Catch Me If You Can (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), Company (Tisch New Theatre), RENT (StageWorks), The Golem: A Horror Opera (StageWorks), Legally Blonde (New Studio on Broadway), and Xanadu (New Studio on Broadway). He has interned with 321 Theatrical Management and SpotCo. He currently works at Scott Rudin Productions. 

Daniel Unitas, President - Tisch

Daniel is a senior in the Production and Design studio in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Previous NYU credits include Hairspray (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), Catch Me If You Can (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), Company (Tisch New Theatre), RENT (StageWorks), The Golem: A Horror Opera (StageWorks), Legally Blonde (New Studio on Broadway), and Xanadu (New Studio on Broadway). He has interned with 321 Theatrical Management and SpotCo. He currently works at Scott Rudin Productions. 

Casey Whyland, Vice President - Gallatin Casey is a senior in The Gallatin School of Individualized Study studying non-profit management, social psychology, and drama therapy after previously spending her first two years in the Liberal Studies program. Casey began with TNT as Tracy in Hairspray. She is also a member of the NYU Reality Show (2016-2017)! Broadway: Billy Elliot The Musical (Tracy Atkinson-OBC). National Tours: The 30th Anniversary National Tour of Annie (Tessie), Billy Elliot The Musical (Tracy Atkinson, Susan Parks). @CaseyWhyland

Casey Whyland, Vice President - Gallatin

Casey is a senior in The Gallatin School of Individualized Study studying non-profit management, social psychology, and drama therapy after previously spending her first two years in the Liberal Studies program. Casey began with TNT as Tracy in Hairspray. She is also a member of the NYU Reality Show (2016-2017)! Broadway: Billy Elliot The Musical (Tracy Atkinson-OBC). National Tours: The 30th Anniversary National Tour of Annie (Tessie), Billy Elliot The Musical (Tracy Atkinson, Susan Parks). @CaseyWhyland

Erin Mahoney, Treasurer - Tisch Erin Mahoney is a senior at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she is studying in the Production and Design Studio of the Drama Department. Recently, she served as the Associate General Manager for Tisch New Theatre's Hairspray. At NYU, she has stage managed 12th Night or What You Will, Who's Crazy Now?, The Secret Garden (StageWorks), and Company (TNT). She is currently an intern at Bespoke Theatricals and previously interned at Adventureland working on Hamilton.

Erin Mahoney, Treasurer - Tisch

Erin Mahoney is a senior at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she is studying in the Production and Design Studio of the Drama Department. Recently, she served as the Associate General Manager for Tisch New Theatre's Hairspray. At NYU, she has stage managed 12th Night or What You WillWho's Crazy Now?, The Secret Garden (StageWorks), and Company (TNT). She is currently an intern at Bespoke Theatricals and previously interned at Adventureland working on Hamilton.

Bella Willeboordse, Secretary - CAS Bella is a senior in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences studying economics. She is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work creatively with Tisch New Theatre. She previously assisted the producing team on Company and Hairspray. She sends much love to her friends here at NYU and back home in Baltimore for their support and inspiration. 

Bella Willeboordse, Secretary - CAS

Bella is a senior in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences studying economics. She is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work creatively with Tisch New Theatre. She previously assisted the producing team on Company and Hairspray. She sends much love to her friends here at NYU and back home in Baltimore for their support and inspiration. 

Matthew Ko, Board Member - Gallatin Matthew is a junior in the Gallatin School of Individualized study, embarking on the study of Economics and Production with a minor in physics. He has been recognized internationally on "Good Morning America" for his philanthropic work on Broadway and continues to support the broadway community. A recent transfer from Loyola University in Maryland, he is happy to be back in NYC. He is currently an intern at Scott Rudin Productions.

Matthew Ko, Board Member - Gallatin

Matthew is a junior in the Gallatin School of Individualized study, embarking on the study of Economics and Production with a minor in physics. He has been recognized internationally on "Good Morning America" for his philanthropic work on Broadway and continues to support the broadway community. A recent transfer from Loyola University in Maryland, he is happy to be back in NYC. He is currently an intern at Scott Rudin Productions.

Ariel Blackwood, Board Member - Tisch Ariel has had the pleasure of studying Drama within New Studio on Broadway, the Experimental Theatre and now at Stonestreet Studios for her advanced training. Her favorite works include the In the Heights (StageWorks), the NYU Reality Show founded by Elizabeth Swados, Hairspray (TNT), The Black Girl Magic Show (ANT Festival at the Ars Nova Theatre), and several independent dance projects. She’s also proud to serve on the Executive board of the Share Meals @ NYU as Vice President of operations in the Fall of her senior year. She truly believes that in order to make a difference we have to first help within our own communities. 

Ariel Blackwood, Board Member - Tisch

Ariel has had the pleasure of studying Drama within New Studio on Broadway, the Experimental Theatre and now at Stonestreet Studios for her advanced training. Her favorite works include the In the Heights (StageWorks), the NYU Reality Show founded by Elizabeth Swados, Hairspray (TNT), The Black Girl Magic Show (ANT Festival at the Ars Nova Theatre), and several independent dance projects. She’s also proud to serve on the Executive board of the Share Meals @ NYU as Vice President of operations in the Fall of her senior year. She truly believes that in order to make a difference we have to first help within our own communities. 

Emily Tang, Board Member - Tisch Emily is a senior studying Stage Management in Tisch’s Production and Design Studio. She was previously the PSM on The Conference of the Birds (StageWorks), PSM on Danny and the Rocket (NSB), SM and rehearsal PSM on Hairspray (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), SM on The Golem: A Horror Opera (StageWorks) and Catch Me If You Can (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball) and the ASM on Engaged (StageWorks) and Company (Tisch New Theatre). She recently completed an internship with Broadway Asia and is currently the stage management intern on Broadway's Groundhog Day.

Emily Tang, Board Member - Tisch

Emily is a senior studying Stage Management in Tisch’s Production and Design Studio. She was previously the PSM on The Conference of the Birds (StageWorks), PSM on Danny and the Rocket (NSB), SM and rehearsal PSM on Hairspray (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball), SM on The Golem: A Horror Opera (StageWorks) and Catch Me If You Can (Tisch New Theatre/NYU Skirball) and the ASM on Engaged (StageWorks) and Company (Tisch New Theatre). She recently completed an internship with Broadway Asia and is currently the stage management intern on Broadway's Groundhog Day.

Austin Crute, Board Member - Tisch Austin is a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, performer, and actor, who began creating fully self-produced songs at the age of nine. He began performing on the stage at an early age, and since then has starred in many musicals such as Hairspray, The Boys Next Door, and The Wiz, for which he’s received numerous prestigious awards, including becoming a national finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy's). In 2011, he starred on the show, “Majors and Minors”, a reality show on the Hub Network. He is now a signed songwriter with BMG/Chrysalis and attends NYU, majoring in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music program.

Austin Crute, Board Member - Tisch

Austin is a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, performer, and actor, who began creating fully self-produced songs at the age of nine. He began performing on the stage at an early age, and since then has starred in many musicals such as HairsprayThe Boys Next Door, and The Wiz, for which he’s received numerous prestigious awards, including becoming a national finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy's). In 2011, he starred on the show, “Majors and Minors”, a reality show on the Hub Network. He is now a signed songwriter with BMG/Chrysalis and attends NYU, majoring in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music program.

Tim Sebastian, Board Member - Tisch Tim is a sophomore in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio focusing in Stage Management and Scenic Design. He was previously the ASM on The Conference of the Birds (StageWorks) and Danny and the Rocket (NSB). He has worked as a Production Intern for U2, Coldplay, and Justin Bieber, among others at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He is thrilled and excited to be working with Tisch New Theatre.

Tim Sebastian, Board Member - Tisch

Tim is a sophomore in Tisch Drama's Production and Design Studio focusing in Stage Management and Scenic Design. He was previously the ASM on The Conference of the Birds (StageWorks) and Danny and the Rocket (NSB). He has worked as a Production Intern for U2, Coldplay, and Justin Bieber, among others at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. He is thrilled and excited to be working with Tisch New Theatre.

Andy Richardson, Board Member - Gallatin Andy is a senior in Gallatin studying musical theatre and American Sign Language. Previous NYU credits include the TNT productions of Hairspray (IQ) Catch Me If You Can (Agent Cod/Male Dance Captain) and the 2014 and 2015 installments of College of Arts and Science Theatre’s Forbidden NYU. New York: Disney’s Newsies (Romeo, Crutchie), Gypsy with Patti LuPone (Newsboy/ Boy Scout), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Danny Who).  

Andy Richardson, Board Member - Gallatin

Andy is a senior in Gallatin studying musical theatre and American Sign Language. Previous NYU credits include the TNT productions of Hairspray (IQ) Catch Me If You Can (Agent Cod/Male Dance Captain) and the 2014 and 2015 installments of College of Arts and Science Theatre’s Forbidden NYU. New York: Disney’s Newsies (Romeo, Crutchie), Gypsy with Patti LuPone (Newsboy/ Boy Scout), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Danny Who).

 

Alexandra Crosby, Board Member - Gallatin Bio coming soon.

Alexandra Crosby, Board Member - Gallatin

Bio coming soon.

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.

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.