Board of Directors

Matthew McCray, President

Matthew received the 2014 SAGE Award and LA Drama Critics Circle Award for his direction of SOSE’s Our Class (also “Best Production of the Year,” LADCC). He has directed productions and/or workshops at Center Theatre Group, REDCAT, Bootleg Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, Son of Semele Ensemble, Rogue Machine, Circle X, Moving Arts and others, as well as for Chapman University, College of the Canyons, CalArts and University of California-Riverside. Recent credits: Our Class and The City (SOSE), Machinal (Chapman), Rent (College of the Canyons), Death of a Salesgirl (Bootleg), Eternal Thou (Studio at South Coast Repertory). He has also received three LA Weekly Theatre Award nominations and one Ovation Award nomination for Direction, as well as an LA Weekly Award for Video Design. Matthew has been an Ovation Voter since 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles/intimate (TPLLA/intimate).  www.matthewmccray.com

Darin Anthony, Vice-President

Darin Anthony, the new Artistic Director of Moving Arts, specializes in the development of new plays as well as emotionally resonant performances.

Recent productions include: The Gun Show by EM Lewis for Moving Arts; Nureyev’s Eyes by David Rush at American Stages in St. Petersburg, Florida; the west coast premiere of Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams for Furious Theatre Company; as well as the New York premieres of The Good Boy by Michael Bonnabel at the Abingdon Theatre Company and The Incident Report by EM Lewis at The Lion Theatre. He has directed world premieres at Bootleg Theater, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Radar L.A., La Jolla Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, Road Theatre Company, Open Fist Theater Company, Moving Arts and The Blank Theatre. West Coast and Los Angeles premieres include Gina Gionfriddo’s US Drag, Rachel Axler’s Smudge, Hilly HicksA Hole in the Dark, Ann Noble’s The Boarding House and David & Amy SedarisThe Book of Liz, which was the longest-running production in the history of The Blank Theatre and listed as Best of 2005 by the Los Angeles Times.

Darin’s film directing debut, the baseball feature Hitting the Cycle, was awarded Best Feature Film by the Manhattan Film Festival. He also directed and developed the web series Before We Go To Sleep with screenwriter and playwright Steve Serpas.

His productions have received many awards and nominations includinthe Ovation Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, the LA Weekly Awards, Stage Scene LA and the Backstage Garland Awards. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

John Lacey, Vice-President

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Scott Guy, Secretary

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Howard Teichman, Treasurer

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Martha Demson

Martha is the current Artistic Director of the Open Fist Theatre Company and received her principal theatrical education from Yale University and Sanford Meisner. During her tenure, Ms. Demson has directed and/or produced many award-winning productions for the Fist, including (as a director) Beautiful City (Walker), PAPA (deGroot), Abingdon Square (Fornes), Casanova (Congdon), Escape From Happiness (Walker), Vieux Carre (Williams), Flight of the Earls (Humble), God’s Country (Dietz), and (as a producer) How To Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients (Visniec) (which moved to NYC and was recently remounted for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union (Greig) (winner of Production of the Year by LA Weekly), The Devils (Dostoevsky, adapt. Egloff). She made her off-Broadway directorial debut in January 2001 with a production of Anna Devlin’s Ourselves Alone. Ms. Demson is the recipient of 4 LA Weekly Theatre Awards and 7 Drama-Logue/Garland Awards.

Gregory Crafts

A multi-hyphenate creative artist, Gregory Crafts resides in the Arts District of North Hollywood, California with his beloved wife, Jenn, and their two cats. Greg is a stage and screen actor with over a hundred credits to his name. He is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed, a non-profit theatre company based in NoHo, and is proud to serve as its Managing Director. He is also a published playwright, whose work can be found in the catalogs of Samuel French, Original Works Publishing and Steele Spring Stage Rights. Greg is also a card-carrying member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity, the Dramatists Guild of America, a founding member of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles, and a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

Besides pursuing creative endeavors, Greg’s interests include supporting local theatre, reading, playing video games, designing web sites, participating in 5k mud runs, collecting comic books, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and practicing martial arts. He also nurses an unhealthy obsession with the Boston Red Sox.

Daniel Shoenman

Daniel Shoenman
Daniel proudly serves as Artistic Director of The Inkwell Theater, after having been its Producing Director for 7 years. In that time, he has developed and produced over two dozen new plays, such as the critically acclaimed Sunset Park, AfterMath, Moment in the Sun, and Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over at the Matrix Theatre. In New York, he presented Kobo Abe’s The Green Stockings (American and English language premiere) and developed original work at The Flea Theater. His most recently authored play, The Ohio 4th, premiered at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Additional Artistic and Production credits include: Mark Taper Forum (New Works Festival), New York International Fringe Festival, The Wooster Group, Playboy Jazz Festival, the Wadsworth Theater, UCLA live, and Target Margin Theater.