About

Corkscrew Theater Festival is a collaboration between The Brewing Dept., a nonprofit theater collective that seeks to improve and remake the traditional model of theatrical production according to the principles of artistic collaboration, and producer Alexander Donnelly’s Fortress Productions. The Brewing Dept. has developed and premiered work at HERE Arts Center, FringeNYC, Planet Connections, the New York Society Library, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Dixon Place, the Rochester Fringe Festival, and outdoors in Riverside Park. 

Dream Ticket from the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival, produced by Fortress Productions (winner, Best Director)

Dream Ticket from the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival, produced by Fortress Productions (winner, Best Director)

 

The Brewing Dept.'s production of Stan, by Emily Kaplan, at Dixon Place

Fortress’s work on Broadway includes Sunday in the Park with George, Waitress (Co-producer) and Oh Hello. Alex’s other credits include Dream Ticket (Fringe Festival, winner for best director) and Plath (Fringe Festival, sold out run and nationally reviewed) both of which made the Producer’s Perspective list of “10 shows that stand out at Fringe.” Most recently, Fortress co-produced Providence, RI in The Tank’s Flint and Tinder series.

creators

Artistic Director Thomas Kapusta

Thomas Kapusta is a director, producer, and co-founder of The Brewing Dept. (TBD), with whom he directed Othello and Matthew McShane's Beware of Dog. In 2016, he assistant directed Great Expectations at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Producer Alexander Donnelly

Alexander Donnelly is a producer and founder of Fortress Productions; his work on Broadway includes Oh Hello, Waitress, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Marketing Director Alex Hare            

Alex Hare is a director focused on new musicals and community-building theater. Recent credits include Autoportrait (Dixon Place) and Chains Don't Rattle Themselves (The Songwriter's Orchestra). Assistant credits: School of RockSide Show.        

Literary Director Matthew McShane

Matthew McShane is an actor and playwright. With TBD, he has appeared in The Lady from the Sea, HamletGhosts, and Othello, and last year his play Beware of Dog received its premiere with TBD.


STAFF

tech directors elizabeth schweitzer, christina tang

Press Agent John wyszniewski, Everyman Agency

GRAPHIC DESIGNER CINDY LOZITO

GENERAL MANAGEMENT INTERNS ANDREW RUBENBAUER, REMI SEGAL

associate producer dana jones

box office manager alex taylor

MARKETING ASSOCIATE GRACE EBACH

HOUSE MANAGER JENNY VALLANCOURT

HamletGhosts at HERE Arts Center, produced by The Brewing Dept. and directed by Cody Holliday Haefner

HamletGhosts at HERE Arts Center, produced by The Brewing Dept. and directed by Cody Holliday Haefner