Our Players in the Mix
Fred Rohan-Vargas, Founder and Executive, is the author of several full-lengths, one acts and children’s plays that have been produced throughout the country and abroad. He holds an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Two of his plays have been published by The Riant Theatre (Anything But Black) and JAC Publishing and Promotions (Crystal). He has received three nominations for his play Tide Beyond the Rift at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (2014) and has had his play Crystal produced in Bucharest, Romania the same year. As a producer, Fred has had a three-month run at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre of his children’s musical, Yaki Yim Bamboo the Musical in which received 4 stars from Show Score in 2016. His most recent production was the Off-Broadway musical Money Talks at the Ken Davenport Theatre as a co-producer in July 2017.
As a songwriter, Fred has received several Honorable Mentions across the country and is currently having his music played throughout Southeast Asia. He has served on the panels of Broadway Bound Theatre Festival 2017, the Queens Council on the Arts’ theatre/dance grants and the Daytime Emmy Awards. Fred is currently a board member of Ripple Effect Artists, Inc. and an active member of Vineyard Theatre, Off-Broadway Alliance, The Dramatists Guild and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers(ASCAP) and Association of Independent Music Publishers.
Ryan Bannin, Company Manager, graduated from Le Moyne College in the spring of 2014. While attending Le Moyne, Ryan was very active in the school’s Performing Arts Department. There he worked as a stage manager for many successful productions including genres such as dance, music, and theater. During his junior year in college, he was selected to direct the Spring Production for the student-run theater company. For this production, Ryan directed a comedy he wrote calledThose Awkward Places, about the art of “people watching.” The comedy show explored four different public places and the various and interesting characters that visited them.
During his senior year, Ryan was selected to be the Head Director of the student-run theater company. As director, he worked with the department professors to set up the company’s yearly calendar, select the company’s yearly productions and staff, and helped fundraise money for the company’s programs. In addition to his other roles, Ryan also took charge of the school’s yearbook as editor-in-chief. After graduation, he joined Mixing It Up Productions and is excited to help artists get their work on its feet and be ready for the next step.
Millicent Arrindell, Customer Service/Research Representative, grew up in Staten Island, New York where she had her first retail experience. She worked in her family business hardware store until she graduated from The City College of New York in Industrial Arts Education. After graduation, she held various managerial positions in the Human Resources /Personnel and the Materiel Management Departments for 17 years at a large municipal hospital. In these various positions, Millicent managed the Employment and Recruitment and the Wage and Salary Divisions and maintained the computerized inventory system for various supplies as well as assisted in creating a Materiel Management Newsletter. She has also managed and assisted various human resources events for the employees.
Millicent has experience working at a major bank in the Call Center. In this capacity, she worked as a customer service representative answering calls regarding customer’s accounts, which at times involved researching and problem solving. She later returned to the retail industry in customer service working for two major retailers.
Now, residing in Long Island, New York, Millicent enjoys going camping and cruising throughout the U.S. and Canada and volunteers her time at the American Legion. Millicent loves the theatre and working behind the scenes.
Cate Cammarata, Dramaturg, is an Off-Broadway producer, director, dramaturg, author and literary manager in NYC, and is the Associate Artistic Director for Rhymes Over Beats, a Hip Hop Theater Collective. Recent productions include Off-Broadway THE ASSIGNMENT (Rhymes Over Beats) and ECHOES OF OCTAVIA (Off-Broadway 2018); Regional: THE COUNT OF BRAN CASTLE (Porchlight Theater, Chicago), as well as many readings, festivals and showcases.
Her company CateCam Productions specializes in new play and musical theater development, and she teaches workshops for writers on “How To Write A Musical” three times a year for Theater Resources Unlimited. Cate holds a MFA in Dramaturgy at SUNY Stony Brook, where she teaches dramaturgy and play analysis. Her published work includes Introduction to Theatre and Contemporary Monologues for a New Theatre, to be published by Applause Books in 2018.
Christine DiGiovanni, Dramaturg, is the author of several produced full-length, one-act and ten-minute plays. She has had productions, workshops, and/or staged readings at theaters in Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Dallas, TX, Nantucket, MA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Queensland, Australia. She has worked as a dramaturg with Artistic Director Hope Alexander at The Company Rep in North Hollywood, CA, and was a founding member of the company.
At the Road Theatre Company in North Hollywood, CA, she worked as a dramaturg with five other playwrights to develop a new musical, “Weapons of Mass Deception.” It had a workshop production at The Road before premiering at the Winnipeg Fringe festival, where it won “Best of Fringe.” Christine, as a literary manager, co-founded and co-moderated the Playwrights Lab at Actors Alley in North Hollywood, CA.
Currently, she co-moderates the Writers Workshop for Theatre West in Hollywood, CA. She is a play reader for the Director of New Play Development for Native Voices at The Autry, and has read plays for South Coast Repertory and its Hispanic Playwrights Project, and for Center Theater Group. Christine has an M.F.A from New York University’s Dramatic Writing Program.
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