Joy Zinoman is the Founding Artistic Director of The Studio Theatre, where she directed 70 productions, including A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, for which she received the 2005 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director. That same year she also received The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community. In 2000 she received the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director for Tom Stoppard's INDIAN INK. She has led The Studio Theatre through 178 productions which have garnered 225 Helen Hayes Award nominations. Ms. Zinoman has received nine Helen Hayes Award nominations for Oustanding Direction. Recent credits include MOONLIGHT, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, ROCK 'N' ROLL, THE ROAD TO MECCA, THE HISTORY BOYS, SHINING CITY, PILLOWMAN and AMERICAN BUFFALO, her final production before retiring as Studio Theatre's Artistic Director last year. Her numerous honors include the Mayor's Art Award for Excellence in Artistic Discipline and the Washingtonian of the Year Award. She is Founder of The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, now in its 37th year, along with Studio's 2ndStage program for emerging theatre artists.
William Anderson, Music Director, founded the Cygnus Ensemble in 1985 to explore the work of living American composers. Cygnus is comprised of a remarkable group of musicians, all masters of their instruments and with extraordinary commitment to the work of modernist composers. Cygnus Ensemble was singled out by Steve Smith of The New York Times as "an excellent sextet." Cygnus performs regularly in its home city, New York, and has given concert tours in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The group has four recordings, selected by Art of the States for broadcast in over 50 countries. Cygnus's virtuoso players work with many great musical institutions such as New York Philharmonic Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.