Producers in Residence

Jon Kimbell


Jon Kimbell

Known for his innovation and risk-taking in professional theater, Mr. Kimbell has received the Elliot Norton Award and the New England Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theater, Salem State College’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Spotlight People’s Choice Award and the Moss Hart Award for his musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol in addition to several awards for his work promoting tolerance and diversity.

As Artistic Director for North Shore Music Theatre for 25 years, he led development of over 60 musicals, including Memphis, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Kimbell produced Langston in Harlem, an original musical that opened Off-Broadway winning four 2010 Audelco Awards including Best Musical. Audelco Awards celebrate excellence in Black Theater.

A champion of new works, Kimbell served as Vice Chair for the New York Music Theatre Festival and on the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s New Works Committee. He has served as a panelist and evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, New Hampshire Commission on the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Maine State Council on the Arts and Humanities, Ohio Arts Council, and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston.

 

Ted Kroeber


Ted Kroeber

Through his company Kish Productions, Mr. Kroeber, along with co-writer/director Aric Avelino, produced the feature film American Gun, distributed by IFC Films and Pathe International. Ted assembled a cast that included Academy Award Winners Marcia Gay Harden and Forest Whitaker, as well as the legendary Donald Sutherland. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including a nomination for Kroeber for “Best Feature of 2006.” His next project was Four Sheets to the Wind, directed by Annenberg Fellow and NHK Finalist Sterlin Harjo, which debuted in the Dramatic Competition of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and garnered a Special Jury Prize for Acting. Kroeber will produce Harjo’s next feature, Before the Beast Returns, which won the 2006 Tribeca All Access Best Screenplay Prize.

In current release is the genre thriller Splinter, the feature debut of Toby Wilkins, distributed by Magnet Releasing and ContentFilm International. Splinter won six awards at Screamfest 2008, including Best Picture.

Mr. Kroeber will next produce The Listening Party, the thriller Fortuna, and Aric Avelino’s second film Live at Five.

A producer of nine short films, Kroeber worked for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Marty Katz Productions and Paramount Pictures at Cruise/Wagner Productions. His varied film career includes working on commercials, shorts, and features as a First Assistant Director, Production Manager and Line Producer. Additionally, Mr. Kroeber has helped produce live events for clients including the Elton John AIDS Foundation and DreamWorks.

 

Christopher Holman


Christopher Holman

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Christopher has spent the last 35 years in the entertainment business as a Producer, Presenter, and Manager. His varied projects have taken him from being Touring Press Representative for Legends with Mary Martin and Carol Channing, to running the booking and directing operations at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. From managing the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, to overseeing the production of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in Mexico City and booking and producing numerous corporate and charity events throughout the United States.

Christopher’s extensive Company Management skills have taken him around the world many times over. He has toured with The Magic of David Copperfield, Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, The King and I with Stephanie Powers, Camelot with Michael York, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Jon Secada, Saturday Night Fever, Rent, Jekyll and Hyde, Evita, Man of LaMancha with Robert Goulet, A Chorus Line, and Happy Days, A New Musical.

 

Greg Atkins


Greg Atkins

A theater professional based in the Los Angeles area, Greg has achieved a wide range of accomplishments, most recently working for the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney Company as the Creator/Writer/Director for their new “home of the future,” The Innoventions Dream Home. Greg has written and/or directed over 100 other productions and special events, ranging in scope from musicals to speeches for CEOs to the national and international touring shows to promote Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Greg has also created shows for DreamWorks, Buena Vista, Buena Vista International, Sony, Fox, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Feature Animation, as well as numerous corporate clients. He was Writer/Director for the arrival ceremonies in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City for the Olympic Torch Relay of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Writer /Director for the Walt Disney Company, and the founder of Atkins Ink.

Greg began his theatrical career at the Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory, one of TIME magazines top 5 theaters in the nation, where he has written, directed and performed in numerous productions. He has also been associated with the Grove Shakespeare Festival, Alternative Repertory Theater, Laguna Playhouse, and Long Beach Playhouse.

A published author and playwright, Greg’s latest book IMPROV! is in its 15th printing and his many published plays and musicals continue to be produced around the world.

Greg was a creative consultant on the hit ABC primetime show, Whose Line is it Anyway?, wrote and directed the television pilot The Everyday Adventures of Hannah Handleman (Super Genius), and is currently writing and directing videos and live stage for corporate and theme park clients.