Creative Team
Director    Joseph C. Walsh
Composer    Rob Archibald
Lighting Designer    Kevin James
Assistant Director    Ben Mills
Producers    Wild Oats Productions
Associate Producer    Paper Dragon Productions

Joseph C. Walsh (Director)
Joseph C. Walsh is originally from Boston, USA, but has spent seven years living and working in London. He holds a BFA in Theatre Production/Management from Emerson College and a Masters in Directing from Goldsmith's College, University of London.

Joseph has most recently directed West Side Story for Mountview Academy, the London premiere of Zanna, Don't!, the Irish premieres of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Songs For A New World and a critically acclaimed Irish national tour of The King And I. In the West End he served as Resident Director on When Harry Met Sally and Assistant Director on Coyote On A Fence. He is currently the Musical Theatre Co-ordinator for Plumstead Manor School and the Greenwich Young Apprenticeship Programme.

His other directing credits include the European Premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the World Premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, The Anniversary, Bent, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Man Of La Mancha, Once On This Island, Burke And Hare, I Am Star Trek, Annie Warbucks, and The Anniversary.

As a performer Joseph appeared in Side Show and Joseph. He also toured North America for two years with Feld Entertainment performing in Anastasia On Ice and Pocahontas On Ice and appeared with World Champion Michelle Kwan in the television special Reflections On Ice which was broadcast worldwide.

Rob Archibald (Composer)
Rob studied acting at QMUC, Edinburgh and musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, London being a recipient of the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award 2001.

Theatre: Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, London), Batboy (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre, London), Riverdance (US Tour/NYC), The Wild Party (Riverside Studios, London), Grease (Larnaca, Cyprus), Dude! Where's my teddy bear? (Wimbledon Studio, London), Grab Me A Gondola (Theatre Museum, Covent Garden), The Maid Of The Mountains (Finborough Theatre, London), Jerry Springer - The Opera (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), The Reel Of The Hanged Man (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Crusade (Edinburgh), Blude Red (Cumbernauld Theatre, Glasgow).

Concerts: Carousel (St David's Hall, Cardiff), The Kings Of Swing (UK Tour), Beyond Broadway (UK Tour). Recordings: Pirates Of The Caribbean, A Different Kind Of Love (debut album).

Musical Direction credits include: Little Shop Of Horrors, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Pajama Game and Scrooge. Rob is currently Head of Singing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

Kevin James (Lighting Designer)
As a lighting designer, Kevin has worked on the UK premiere of Lilies and the London premiere of Zanna, Donít! at The Space for Wild Oats, the national tour of I'm A Minger!, Lysistrata at the Courtyard Theatre, The Lifeblood, Private Lives, the tour of Salome for Painted Horse Theatre Company, and for British Touring Shakespeare he has lit their London seasons of Henry V, Romeo And Juliet, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. Other production roles include Technical Stage Manager on Around The World In 80 Minutes and Aladin Et La Lampe Enchantee for Theatre Sans Frontieres, Production Electrician on Como Agua Para Chocolate and Here Be Monsters, and most recently in various technical roles on Horrid Henry - Live And Horrid! on national tour and in the West End.

Ben Mills (Assistant Director)
Ben graduated from the University of Westminster in June with a first class BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production. His major project, Glen Angel, was an Official Selection at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and the Beijing Film Academy Film and Video Festival. Other films have screened at festivals in London, Munich, Cyprus and Manchester.

Whilst studying, Ben has worked as stage manager, DSM and ASM at theatres across London, most recently on Madness In Valencia at Trafalgar Studios 2. He is thrilled to be working as assistant director (and getting to write a bio!) for the first time on The Laramie Project.

Wild Oats Productions (Producers)
Wild Oats was formed to present exciting new theatrical works to British audiences and revisit familiar works with fresh ideas. They have produced the London premiere of Zanna, Don't!, the European premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the World premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, and the UK premiere of Michel Marc Bouchardís Lilies. The company has recently ventured into the music industry by producing a soundtrack recording of the original music from Hoipolloiís stage adaptation of The Doubtful Guest; the music was composed and arranged by Alexander Rudd for the stage production and the recording. The company has future plans of touring Lilies and producing the London cast recording of Listen To My Heart.

Paper Dragon Productions (Associate Producer)
An independent film and theatre production company with offices in London and Los Angeles, Paper Dragon Productions are currently working on a number of screen projects both here and in Hollywood. Our first feature film - The Passage - a co-production with Silverwood Films, was written by and starred Neil Jackson (one of PDP's directors), alongside Stephen Dorff and Sarai Givaty. The film received great critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008 and is now on general DVD release in the UK and Europe with US distribution expected later this year.

The theatre arm of PDP, focussed mainly in the UK, is currently heading up the development of London Repertory Company - an ambitious project to establish a full-scale traditional repertory company in the heart of London.

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