We are passionate about working with playwrights. We began our services as an alternative to the subjective industry of entertainment. Before covid, we introduced the program "Script to Stage" to writers in New York and its tri-state area. The stages of development were in-person and eventually presented as a staged reading. When the pandemic hit us, we discovered a world of writers who didn't have access to the theatre or couldn't submit their scripts and enjoy the experience of seeing a production of their play or others. Because of the isolation that impacted most of us, we came up with the idea of reaching out to playwrights through Zoom. Unlike programs catering to only a few writers, we could take any writer who wanted our services. Developing the craft is our focus.
Our production Team
Fred Rohan Vargas is the Executive Producer of Mixing It Up Productions, LLC. The company develops, produces, and licenses intellectual properties in theatre, music, and film/video. As a producer and investor, he has been involved with Broadway shows like the Tony Award-winning musical, "Parade," "Company," and "The Lightning Thief," Fred is a published playwright who has written several scripts that have been produced throughout the United States and abroad. He holds an MFA in dramatic writing from New York University. Before his years at Tisch School of the Arts, Fred Rohan-Vargas began his theatre career by starting a dance theatre company with fifty performers playing in various venues such as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Pittsburgh's Performing Arts Center, and Cami Hall with jazz greats, Dizzy Gillespie, and Horace Silver.
Fred's love for writing songs has given him "Honorable Mention Awards" from The Billboard World Songwriters' Contest, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Great American Song Contest, Unisong International Songwriting Contest, and the Suggested Artist Songwriting Award. In addition, he has three songs on a compilation of CDs by the Nashville Songwriters Association International ("The Best of Holidays"), the Pick with Austin Foundation ("My Gift of Music"), and Paramount Song.com ("My Gift for Christmas"). Currently, some of his music is playing throughout Southeast Asia.
Fred is a member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Theater Resource Unlimited(TRU), Dramatists Guild, Commercial Theatre Institute (CTI), and Off-Broadway Alliance. He currently serves on the advisory board of Ripple Effect Artists, Inc.
José Medina, Associate Producer, has an outstanding track record with expertise in marketing, public relations, promotions, and sales. As an entrepreneur and approved McDonald’s independent marketing consultant for over 25 years, José has provided marketing services to McDonald’s Corporation and its licensees. He was a Grand Opening specialist who provided marketing plans and community outreach focused on operational excellence and strategic marketing initiatives with quantifiable results. Creatively, José has translated over 135 voiceover commercials in the Hispanic consumer market. He has facilitated franchisee relationships with local and national not-for-profit organizations supporting Breast Cancer awareness, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, and local school sports and arts programs.
José studied theatre at the Henry Street Settlement House and the Performing Arts School in New York City from the class of ’68. As an artist, he has worked under the founder and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Miriam Colon. He’s performed on stage and has done voiceover on radio and TV in over 100 commercials for the Hispanic Consumer market.
Alexandra Muscaro, Resident Dramaturg, has been a dramaturg since 2016 in New York City. Creating theatre is her passion. Alexandra believes an artist’s greatest responsibility is to tell stories and takes that responsibility very seriously. History proves that storytelling can change the world, and Alexandra views any role she has in that process as a gift.
In addition to being the proud Resident Dramaturg of MIU’s Script to Stage Program, Alexandra is the Playwriting Consultant for the New York New Works Theatre Festival and dramaturg of the 2018 winning play “A Pitch from Satchel Page. “ She also dramaturges the Marilyn Monroe tribute show “With Love, Marilyn,” which has been nationally touring since 2017 in conjunction with a current New York City run at Club Bonafide till 2020.
Alexandra has worked with an array of different types of playwrights, all with their own unique styles. Other than musical theatre and straight plays, Alexandra also has dramaturgical experience working in the opera world, serving as the dramaturgical assistant on the St. Petersburg Opera’s production of “The Magic Flute.”
Alexandra graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, concentrating in Theatre History and Performance Texts, and a Minor in Musical Theatre.
Alexandra can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, specifically the Egyptian exhibit, when she is not rehearsing, researching, or being a dramaturg. Or you’ll find her at a crowded pub watching her beloved Tampa Bay Lighting!
Jeralynn Mance, Artist-in-Residence, is an Indianapolis native whose always been a creative soul, desiring to create something that will inspire others and stand the test of time. Her military experience gave her discipline and focus to help tame her wild and inventive imagination to make a career of her dreams. She has worked on the film stage in Atlanta and resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she continues to follow her dreams.