George C. Heslin – Founding Artistic Director

George has directed over 80 productions in venues from 59E59 Theaters, The Sheen Center, The West End Theatre , The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center, Triad Theatre,  Boston Center for the Arts, The Irish Repertory Theatre, The Theatre Center- Brussels, Lehman Stages, Fishamble-Dublin, NYIC,The Gene Frankel Theatre, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts- NYC, and many others. George has produced all of Origin’s work to date.

As an actor;  Broadway National Tour of the hit show Stones in His Pockets. Off-Broadway productions include; Juno and The Paycock at The Roundabout, The Blowin of Baile Gall, The Colleen Bawn (Drama Desk Nomination) at Irish Repertory Theatre. Regionally he has appeared  at The Kennedy Center, Old Globe San Diego, Pittsburgh Public, Studio Arena Buffalo, Virginia Stage Company, Penguin Rep, The Caldwell Theatre Florida, and Syracuse Stage, to name a few. In Ireland with The Abbey – Ireland’s National Theatre, The Gate, Druid Theatre, The Lyric, Passion Machine, Project Arts Center, Island Theatre, Graffiti, Grand Opera House and The Olympia Theatre. In London at The Kings Head Theatre & The Drill Hall. The Tramway, Glasgow.  West End Credits include; Philadelphia Here I Come and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

He is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin; The Abbey Theatre Dublin Directors Program; and The HB Studio ,New York where he studied with the legendary Uta Hagen. For 12 years he has been a member of the associate faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and spent three years as adjunct director at Nassau College.

Awards include The Irish Examiner/New York Man of The Year Award, The American Dance Federation Cultural Leader Award, The New York City Council Award for his dedication to theatre from Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The John C. Liu Office of Comptroller Commendation, The Global 100 Award from Irish America Magazine, The CUNY Award of Cultural Excellence from City University New York and in 2011 he was invited to The White House the meet President Obama.

 

Erwin Maas – Director of Programming

Erwin Maas is a New York based theatermaker, educator and international arts advocate from the Netherlands. He is the Programming Director of Origin Theatre Company and directed Beautiful Day Without You by Marco Calvani,The Hundred We Are, POISON (New York Times Critics’ Pick), and their annual Site Specific performance of Christmas Carol. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, South Africa and USA. In New York, he directs numerous productions Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway as well as Site Specific. Maas is the Creative Director of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA), Artistic Associate & Director of the Fellowship Program for the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), and Co-founding Director of the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE). He is a frequently invited director, facilitator, educator, and speaker for international cultural organizations, festivals, universities, congresses and think tanks. From 2010 to 2014, Maas was the Director of Performing Arts for the Cultural Department of the Royal Netherlands Embassy & Consulates in the USA. He currently teaches as Adjunct Professor at CUNY Brooklyn College’s MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA). Erwin is a core-member of Theater Without Borders, a member of Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics and of the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Committee. He also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn and DecadesOut, an organization at the intersection of Arts, Science & Policy. – www.erwinmaas.com

 

Lauren Gibbs – Development Manager

 

Jenny Green – General Manager

 

Linda Viala – Finance Director

 

Steve Tate – Head of Marketing

 

Beck Lee – Public Relations

 

Jessica Fraser – Marketing Liaison Officer