ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER
Michel is a Venezuelan-born theater director, producer, and writer. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Miami New Drama, the resident company and operator of the historic Colony Theatre on Miami Beach. Michel is the bookwriter and director of The Golem Of Havana, a critically-acclaimed original musical that has been produced across the country including a sold-out, extended run at the Colony Theatre. Under his artistic leadership Miami New Drama has produced: Our Town (also Director), Queen of Basel (also Director), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (in co-production with Asolo Rep) Terror (Directed by Gregory Mosher), One Night in Miami...(Directed by Carl Cofield), Fake (Directed by Carl Andress), Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy (also Director), Viva La Parranda! and A Special Day (in co-production with The Play Company.) Hausmann’s Off-Broadway credits include the New York Premiere of Vassily Sigarev’s Black Milk and the New York premiere of The Color Of Desire, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nilo Cruz. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of an award-winning theater company in Venezuela where he directed over a dozen productions. Michel received a BA from Emerson College and an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University. He is a New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellow, a Shubert Presidential fellow, an IRNE nominee, a Richard Rodgers Award finalist, and a two-time Knights Arts Challenge Award recipient. Michel is a husband, father of three, and a dog lover.
Nicholas is an award-winning producer, actor, and theater executive who has received critical acclaim for his broad range of work. He served as Managing Director of Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center, where he produced the world premieres of Christopher Demos-Brown’s Stripped, Michael McKeever’s After, and Fuácata! or a Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe, as well as award winning productions of Rapture, Blister, Burn, Pinter’s The Caretaker, Topdog/Underdog, and Sondheim’s Passion and Sunday in the Park with George (Carbonell Award, Best Production of a Musical). Stage acting credits include Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy (Miami New Drama), Peter and the Starcatcher (Adrienne Arsht Center, Carbonell Award, Best Actor in a Play), Fun Home (Zoetic Stage, Silver Palm Award, Cabonell Nom.), Terry Teachout’s Billy and Me (Palm Beach Dramaworks, Carbonell Nom.). He has received nine Carbonell Award nominations and has twice been named Best Actor by Miami New Times. A Miami native, Richberg is a member of Miami Foundation Miami Leaders class of 2015, holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and is a graduate of Miami Country Day School and University of Miami.
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE, CO-FOUNDER
A Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. He most recently directed the Broadway revival of The Heiress, with Jessica Chastain, and wrote and directed 33 Variations on Broadway, starring Jane Fonda, which received 5 Tony nominations. Mr. Kaufman also directed Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, with Robin Williams, on Broadway in Spring 2011. Previous to that, Mr. Kaufman directed the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife. His plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Mr. Kaufman recently directed his first opera, El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots). Other credits include: The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse), A Common Pursuit (Roundabout), Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo (Mark Taper Forum); Macbeth with Liev Schreiber (Public Theater); This Is How It Goes (Donmar Warehouse); One Arm by Tennessee Williams (New Group and Steppenwolf Theater Company); Master Class with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theater); and Lady Windermere's Fan (Williamstown Theater Festival). Mr. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project for HBO, which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting.