Meet the team of Matilda!
April 23, 2021 | By Kimmi Neuschulz
Meet the creative team for our upcoming production of Matilda! We’re so excited to welcome this amazingly talented group of artists this summer. Information on auditions for our production of Matilda can be found here.
Director: Andrés López-Alicea
Andrés López-Alicea is a Puerto Rican director, actor, and teaching artist based in New York. He graduated from The New School for Drama with a degree in MFA Directing. His early studies were at the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in both Architecture and Drama. During his studies, Andrés was recognized by the university with awards in both directing and set design. In 2010, he created his own production company, Arte Zanquia’o, where he directed, produced, and acted in a variety of performances that ranged from improv shows to original works. The success of his company would capture the attention of the most prestigious theaters in Puerto Rico, who invited Andrés to lend his directing talents to their new play development programs. In New York, he joined the creative team of Teatro LATEA, where he founded a resident theater company called Teatro 220, which has already won HOLA, LATA and ACE awards. As an actor he has played roles like Jaques (As You Like It), Lyngstrand (The Lady from the Sea), Afilador (Ligazón) and Macbeth. His Assistant Directing credits include, working with Laura Savia on Artney Jackson at Williamstown Theatre Festival and Christopher Liam Moore on Hairspray The Musical at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His work as an artist has been seen in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Williamstown Theatre Festival, St Peter’s University NJ and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In New York at The Tank, NYU Tisch Musical Theatre, LATEA Theater, Story Pirates, The New School for Drama, MCC Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Cherry Lane Theater and many more. In July 2019 he was awarded with the 2019/2020 Clubbed Thumb Theater Directing Fellowship in New York. He is currently a Theatre Teacher at Rybin Talent & Studio of Drama in Manhattan.
Music Director: Mark Galinovsky
Mark Galinovsky is a music director, composer, pianist, and vocal coach. Broadway: Mean Girls (Reh. Piano), Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls. Off-Broadway: Cyrano (The New Group), The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks), The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman (Fringe Encores/Soho Playhouse). Other favorite credits include The Producers and Hair (Forestburgh Playhouse), Wendy Darling & Peter Pan and Sweeney Todd (Piper Theatre). Organizations he has worked with include Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Broadway Youth Ensemble, Davenport Theatrical, Village Light Opera Group, New York Musical Festival, The Secret Theatre, and Untitled Theatre #61. Mark has a BM in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt and an MFA in Music Direction from Penn State University.
Choreographer: Kimmi Neuschulz
Kimmi Neuschulz (She/Her/Hers) is a Filipino-American Actor, Singer, Dancer, and Choreographer based in New York City. She recently received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, Summa cum laude, at Ithaca College. Some of her most recent roles as an actor include Margaret in The Light in the Piazza, Yoonji in Hookman, and Emma Goldman in Ragtime. She has choreographed for elementary, middle, and high school kids, as well as a handful of regional productions. Some of these productions include Into the Woods Jr, Oklahoma, and an original musical. Most recently, she produced her own choreography project called ‘How to Be Human’ that explored the concept of the model minority myth and its association with the Asian American community. Outside of theatre, Kimmi also has her own podcast, FrameRaters, and has acted in several short films. She currently teaches voice and musical theatre at LUX and is also the social media manager.
Stage Manager: Kimberly Scaglione
Kimberly Scaglione is an NJ/NYC based Stage Manager who has just graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Theatre Studies, and a minor in Education Studies. She recently was the Production Stage Manager for Ithaca College's Production of Off the Palisades Parkway, and was also an Assistant Stage Manager for Ithaca's productions of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and Marisol. She is so excited to be joining the LUX Performing Arts team for the first time! Combining theatre and education is one of her biggest passions in life, and she is thrilled to be living out that dream with LUX.