Meet the 'According to the Chorus' Team


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Arlene Hutton

Arlene (she/her) is the author of Last Train to Nibroc (Drama League nomination for Best Play) and Gulf View Drive (2018 Ovation Award for Best Production, Rubicon Theatre). An alumna of New Dramatists and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, Hutton is three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission and NYFA Fellowship and currently commissioned by B Street Theatre. She teaches playwriting online for The Barrow Group. In another life and under another name, Hutton spent ten years in the wardrobe department of SNL and was a dresser for several big Broadway musicals.

For NLTP: Sunset Point (part of the Brecht: Call and Respond Festival)

Chris Goutman

Chris (he/him) is an award-winning producer, director, and writer. In television, he has been recognized with five Emmys for his work as an executive producer and director as well as a Directors Guild of America award. He was inducted into the Silver Circle of NATAS/NY in November, 2018 In the theatre, he has directed in New York, Philadelphia and Florida, including productions at EST, NYC Fringe, the Harold Clurman Theatre, and the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. He directed a workshop production of According to the Chorus at the New Circle Theatre Company. In his previous life as an actor, he received a Theatre World Award. He holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie-Mellon University and is an Associate Professor in the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at NYU, where he heads the TV Area.

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The Journey Company
Associate Producer

The Journey Company holds the distinction of premiering the first New York Fringe Festival production to move Off-Broadway, Arlene Hutton’s Last Train To Nibroc (Drama League nomination for Best Play) and co-produced the acclaimed Nibroc Trilogy at 78th Street Theatre Lab, directed by Eric Nightengale. The Company has traveled five times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving Best Actress and Best Ensemble nominations, presented work six times for FringeNYC, three times at the Valdez Theatre Conference in Alaska, twice for Piccolo Spoleto and the Philly Fringe and enjoyed an international exchange with Barcelona’s Project Vaca. Other FringeNYC productions and co-productions include Running, Happy Worst Day Ever (co-produced with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park) and Vacuum, as well as The Gorges Motel and One Christmas Eve, written by Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton and Craig Pospisil. The Company produced three Samuel French Short Play Festival winners and co-produced Letters to Sala at TBG Theatre and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Scripts developed and produced by the Journey Company since 1995 are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French and Playscripts and have received over 700 productions around the world.

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Madeleine Blossom
Production Stage Manager

Madeleine (she/her) is a New York based AEA Stage Manager & Actor originally from California. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Drew University and a certificate of Mental Health First Aid from The National Council. Madeleine also studied with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators through their Stage Managing Intimacy course, along with similar workshops relating to safety and well-being while making art. Favorite credits include: Sweeney Todd at South Coast Repertory, Heathers at Drew, and East Side Stories, Actually at The Metropolitan Playhouse. All the love to Mama Blossom and those who continue to provide support throughout this crazy thing called life.

For NLTP: Ink'dWell 

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Costume Designer

Bio coming soon!

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Brian Dudkiewicz
Scenic Designer

Brian (he/him) is an award-winning designer whose work has been seen at some of the largest theaters across the United States, Canada, and Asia. In addition to theater, Brian designs immersive experiences for sporting events. He holds an MFA in Set Design from the Yale School of Drama and a BSc in Architecture from McGill University. This marks Brian's 13th production with the company! Feel free to check out samples of work and see his adorable son on Instagram - briandud1

For NLTP: Everything is Super Great, Imagining Madoff (Theatre Row), The American Tradition, Life x 3, Hal & Bee, Time Stands Still, Breeders, Omega Kids, Sight Unseen, The Ross Howard Festival: Two of Us and Arthur & Esther, Strange Country, In the Soundless Awe, and No One Loves Us Here

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Eric Nightengale
Lighting Designer & TD

Eric (he/him) New York credits include work with Circle in the Square, 45 Bleecker, SoHo Rep, Penguin Rep, The Brick, Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, Dixon Place, Minetta Lane Theatre, LaMama, The Acting Company, Circle Rep, Symphony Space, The Flea, Cherry Lane Theatre, St Clements, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Barrow Group, HERE, and Classic Stage Company. Recent projects include a workshop of Another Day by Arlene Hutton produced by Washington Stage Guild, and a film version of David Arrow’s KENNEDY: Bobby’s Last Crusade, now available on Broadway On Demand. 

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The Roly Polys
Sound Designers

Bio coming soon!