Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Creative Team

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Rajiv Joseph  (Playwright)

Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Animals Out of Paper (Lortel nomination), The Leopard and the Fox (Adaptation), All This Intimacy, Huck & Holden, Gruesome Playground Injuries. Regional: Gruesome Playground Injuries (2009-10 season, The Alley Theatre, Houston; Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington, D.C.). Los Angeles: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (world premiere – CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre), Huck & Holden (Black Dahlia). Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was developed through the Lark Play Development Center in New York. Rajiv served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.

Moisés Kaufman  (Director)

Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. His most recent play, 33 Variations, was nominated for five Tony Awards. Previous to that, Mr. Kaufman directed the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife, earning him an Obie Award for his direction as well as Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel nominations. His plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Mr. Kaufman also directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO, which was the opening night Performances Magazine P11 selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and won the National Board of Review Award, the Humanitas Prize and a Special Mention for Best First Film at the Berlin Film Festival. The film also earned Mr. Kaufman two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Other recent credits include Macbeth with Liev Schreiber (Public Theater), This Is How It Goes (Donmar Warehouse), One Arm by Tennessee Williams (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Master Class with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), and Lady Windermere's Fan (Williamstown Theatre Festival).

Derek McLane  (Scenic Designer)

Bway: Ragtime, Million Dollar Quartet, 33 Variations, The Pajama Game (2006 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease, The Threepenny Opera, Little Women, I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Best Play), Barefoot in the Park, Lestat, The Women, Present Laughter, London Assurance, Holiday, Honour, Summer and Smoke, The Three Sisters. Off-Bway: Lie of the Mind, Ruined (2009 Pulitzer Prize), 10 Million Miles, Things We Want, 2000 Years, The Scene, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Trains Running, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Modern Orthodox, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Creadeux Canvas, What the Butler Saw, Servicemen, East is East, suburbia, The Waverly Gallery, Hello Again, Saturday Night, and the entire Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Awards: 1997 and 2004 Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence in Scenic Design; 2003 Michael Merritt Award in Chicago; many Drama Desk nominations; 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2006 Tony Award nomination, 2009 Tony Award.

David Zinn  (Costume Designer)

Bway: Good People, In the Next Room (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Xanadu, Tale of Two Cities. Off-Bway: Costumes - Kin (Playwrights Horizon), Other Desert Cities (LCT), Set – The Coward (LCT3), The Pride (MCC); Costumes/Set – Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizon), Middletown (Vineyard), The Four of Us, That Face (MTC), also New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, ART, Yale Rep, Berkeley, Guthrie, and many others.

David Lander  (Lighting Designer)

Bway: 33 Variations (Tony Nomination), I Am My Own Wife (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Noms.) both directed by Moisés Kaufman; A Man for All Seasons; Dirty Blond ); Golden Child. Selected Off-Bway: NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and Vineyard Theatre. Regional including Bengal Tiger at The Baghdad Zoo, L.A. Garland Award, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Ovation Award nomination- at the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Long Wharf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, St. Louis MUNY, The Old Globe. Film: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Architectural lighting and public art installations in Denver, Houston, New York City, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Providence and San Diego.

Acme Sound Partners  (Sound Designer)

Over 30 Broadway shows since 2000 including: The Merchant of Venice, Lombardi, Fences (Tony Nomination), The Addams Family, Ragtime, Hair (Tony Nomination), In The Heights (Tony Nomination), Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Light in the Piazza, Monty Python's Spamalot, Avenue Q, and La Bohème and Elaine Stritch At Liberty. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard, Nevin Steinberg and Sten Severson.

Cricket S. Myers  (Sound Designer)

Off-Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes (Westside Arts Upstairs). Regional Theatre: The Subject Was Roses, The School of Night, Nightingale (Mark Taper Forum); The Wake, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Little Dog Laughed, Two Unrelated Plays, Come Back, Little Sheba (Kirk Douglas Theatre); Wrecks, Some Girl(s) and Emergency (Geffen Playhouse); Crowns, Orson's Shadow (Pasadena Playhouse); dark play or stories for boys (Garland Award) (Boston Court); Battle Hymn (Circle X); Mary's Wedding, Master Harold... and the boys, Trying (Colony Theatre).

Kathryn Bostic  (Composer)

A recipient of the prestigious Sundance Fellowship for Filmscoring. She collaborated with award winning playwright August Wilson writing the music for productions of his last play "Radio Golf" and the Broadway production "Gem of the Ocean." Other theater credits include "The Brothers Size" (Seattle Rep), "Eclipsed" (The Kirk Douglas Theatre),"Death and the King's Horseman" (Syracuse Stage), "Little Women" (Schwartz Theater), "The Ballad of Emmett Till" (The Goodman Theater). Kathryn is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and has toured and/or recorded with a variety of artists including k.d. Lang, Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Hiatt, Nas, and David Byrne. She is currently producing her own recording "From Me to You." For more information visit

Melcap Casting/Mele Nagler & David Caparelliotis  (Casting)

B'way: The House of Blue Leaves, Good People, Fences, Lend Me A Tenor. Also: Second Stage, MTC, Atlantic, Williamstown Theatre Festival (3 seasons), ARS NOVA, The Goodman, Arena, Ford's, City Theatre, Hartford Stage, ACT, and ART. Film/television: "Brotherhood", "Gossip Girl" (2 seasons), "Rubicon", Love & Other Drugs (NY casting), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (upcoming).

Beverly Jenkins  (Production Stage Manager)

In the Heights, Shrek: The Musical, Avenue Q, Grease (2007), Bridge & Tunnel, Ring of Fire, Sweet Charity (2005), Aida, Oklahoma! (2002), The Lion King, Noise/Funk, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables (the first time), Five Guys Named Moe, Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert. Queens native, Howard University graduate. Has a good life outside of work. Thanks to Greg, Oscar, Deirdre and Jackson.

Alex Lyu Volckhausen  (Stage Manager)

Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Promises Promises, Guys & Dolls, All My Sons, The Little Dog Laughed, Dracula: The Musical, Hedda Gabler, Three Sisters, also Avenue Q, Next to Normal, …Spelling Bee. Flower Drum Song. National tour: The Lion King. Eight seasons with Williamstown. Graduate of Princeton University's School of Architecture.

Richards/Climan, Inc.  (General Management)

David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes (formerly Climan) currently manage Driving Miss Daisy and Born Yesterday. Past credits: La Bête, The Pee-wee Herman Show, The Scottsboro Boys, Race, Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert, Enron, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County, Blithe Spirit, Speed-The-Plow, All My Sons, Little Women, Bridge and Tunnel, and Annie.

Brian Lynch/Theatretech Inc.  (Technical Supervisor)

Brian Lynch has worked as a production supervisor, technical supervisor and production electrician on more than 150 B'way, Off-B'way, touring and international shows, including La Boheme, Movin' Out, Rent, Contact, Riverdance, Private Lives, De La Guarda, Noises Off, Jesus Christ Superstar, Avenue Q, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperon, [title of show] and Side Show.

Robyn Goodman  (Producer)

Robyn Goodman produced two Tony Award-winning musicals; Avenue Q and In the Heights. Other Broadway credits include Metamophoses (Drama Desk Award), A Class Act, Steel Magnolias, Barefoot in the Park, High Fidelity, West Side Story/2009. Off Broadway: Bat Boy, tick, tick Boom, Our Lady of 121st Street, Red Light Winter, Altar Boyz. She was Co- founder and Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre for 13 years and is currently the Artistic Consultant to Roundabout Theatre Company where she curates their Underground Series. She wishes to dedicate this show to Steve Abrams, a tiger in his own right.

Kevin McCollum  (Producer)

Kevin McCollum received Tony Awards for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is now a major motion picture. He also produced The Drowsy Chaperone (five 2006 Tony Awards); Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème (2002), which won two Tony Awards; High Fidelity (2006); [title of show] (2008); West Side Story (2009) and Ragtime (2010). As well as the debut stage production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas; and Off-Broadway, he produced Lippa’s The Wild Party and the international hit De La Guarda.

Jeffrey Seller  (Producer)

Jeffrey Seller is the winner of three Tony Awards for Best Musical: Rent (1996), which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Avenue Q (2004); and In the Heights (2008). Jeffrey has also produced and/or developed De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccini's La Bohème (2002) and High Fidelity (2006). Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Sander Jacobs  (Producer)

His most recent success is the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, In the Heights. Mr. Jacobs has served as a co-producer and/or major investor for numerous Broadway, national and international productions, including a selection of theatre's most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicals; Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Grand Hotel and Follies are among his many investments. His business career began with the creation of a multi-product fashion manufacturing and distributing company and quickly expanded to include ventures in the real estate and cosmetic industries.

Ruth Hendel/Burnt Umber Productions  (Producers)

For Ruth Hendel: Fela! (National/International Tour); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; House of Blue Leaves; MotherF**ker with the Hat; American Idiot; Driving Miss Daisy; In the Heights (assoc.); Red (Tony Award); Metamorphoses and others! For Burnt Umber Productions: Judi Krupp and Bill Gerber - Broadway: Elling, American Idiot. Off Broadway: David Cromer's, Our Town. London International Mime Festival: Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl.

Scott and Brian Zeilinger  (Producers)

Broadway/West End credits include:  Catch Me If You Can, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lend Me A Tenor, and Hair.   Other involvement includes: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, A View From the Bridge, A Little Night Music, Speed-the-Plow, Spring Awakening, and Chicago.  For more information about Scott and Brian, visit the Scott Zeilinger Productions website:

Center Theatre Group  (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director)

Center Theatre Group is Los Angeles' leading theatre company, producing at the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre and Kirk Douglas Theatre. Since 2006 CTG has sent five musicals to Broadway - The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, 13, 9 to 5: The Musical and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Bengal Tiger had its world premiere at the Douglas (2009) and was re-mounted at the Taper (2010).

Stephen Kocis/Walt Grossman  (Producers)

For Stephen P. Kocis VP of Aged In Wood, Broadway: American Idiot, Barefoot in the Park (Assoc.  Prod.), Steel Magnolias (Assoc. Prod.), Off-B'way:  BASH'd, Altar Boyz (Assoc. Prod.). For Walt Grossman: Avenue Q, Barefoot in the Park; In The Heights, West Side Story, Altar Boyz and American Idiot. Walt is a member of the board of The New Group Theater Company and an active private investor.

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