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Deborah Haber is Executive Artistic Director of DEEP Arts, founded by Ms. Haber (originally Rochester Children’s Theatre)and for which she served as Producing Artistic Director for 23 years. During this time, she directed and produced well over 75 productions. In addition to directing and producing duties, Ms. Haber also initiated RCT partnerships including Nazareth College Arts Center’s children’s series complete with school matinees, and Literacy Alive with the Rochester City School District. RCT programming also included school tours to school districts and Arts Center throughout New York State, children’s workshops and summer camp.

DEEP Arts is currently engaged with the following artist collaborators: Composer Casey Filiaci, Glass Artist Laura Donefer, Photographer Charlotte Schmitz, and Film Director/Producer David Marshall. DEEP Arts hires both union and non-union actors, directors, stage manager, and designers.

Lisa Dozier King General Manager - LDK Productions
DEEP Arts is THRILLED to have Lisa Dozier King join DEEP Arts as General Manager for our developing musical LIKAH! Lisa has also been GM for DEEP Arts’ NYMF 2015 (New York Musical Festival) production of Moses Man and continues to be involved in its future development.

Current Broadway 2019: Be More Chill Select Off Broadway: Moses Man, Tennessee Whiskey, Hit Her With The Skates, A Letter to Harvey Milk, & Unlikely Heroes. The Crusade of Connor Stephens, Vincent, Promising, Bedbugs the Musical, The Erlkings, Breakfast with Mugabe, Final Analysis, F#%king Up Everything, Sistas the Musical, Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte, Ten Chimneys, The Duchess of Malfi, How to be a Good Italian Daughter, & The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Lisa’s been on staff at New 42nd Street, Manhattan Theatre Club, Symphony Space, American Repertory Theatre & NY Stage & Film. She served as BFA Theatre Management program director at the University of Miami & is the founding producing director for Miami New Drama. She’s been resident general manager for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals for more than a decade.

Joe Trentacosta JT Public Relations
Joe has been with DEEP Arts starting with Moses Man NYMF 2015 and throughout the developing partnership s of Finding Home: Shine the Light with Indiana University. We delighted to have Joe join the LIKAH! team. Founded by Joe, JTPR believes in straight forward, honest and open communication with their clients and the media. We strive to create strategic, pro-active campaigns that enhances our client’s brand, while reaching their target audiences.

Highlights have included the first multi-racial production on Broadway of A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, Tony Randall’s National Actors Theatre, the long running Off-Broadway hit The Gazillion Bubble Show and recent musicals including CLINTON: The Musical, Bedbugs!!! and Blank, The Musical. Corporate clients include Galleria on Third and More4Many Books.

Associated Artists

Casey Filiaci, composer, is an award-winning composer and musician. He is a two-time Emmy "Best Sports Music" nominee for his work with HBO and has earned multiple Silver Mic and Telly awards. Filiaci’s credits include premier productions across the media spectrum including theme music for the NBC U.S. Olympics, HBO's Main Movie theme, "When It was a Game", "Inside the NFL'' and World Championship Boxing” as well as the soundtrack for the Baseball Hall of Fame Theater in Cooperstown, film score for The Next Big Thing and more. Casey has worked with world-class musicians in studios from NYC to LA and provided music for premiere clients such as Disney and HBO. He has access to a wide array of music talent for use in his productions and has worked with and produced music in every genre including rock, hip-hop, jazz, country and classical.

Don Kot, Music Director, is a pianist, vocal coach, arranger, and music director and is Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at the SUNY Geneseo. He was awarded The Cleveland Institute of Music’s Valedictory Prize and the Madame Gwendolyn Koldofsky Award, recognizing excellence in accompanying. Don has been on the music staff of Lyric Opera Cleveland and was the pianist for master classes with Marilyn Horne, Elly Ameling, Gerard Souzay, Madeleine Milhaud, and Jan DeGaetani, among others. He maintains career as a collaborative pianist and has had performances broadcast over WXXI and WCLV radio. Don has been the Resident Music Director and Affiliate Artist at Geva Theatre Center for eighteen years. At NYMF, Don was music director for Moses Man and performed at the Pershing Square Jewel Box Theatre; he has also performed Off-Broadway at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Finding Home: Shine the Light

David Marshall is a multi-Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, & president of Blue Sky Project His work as a producer, director, director of photography, & editor has taken him around the world many times. He holds a BS in photography/film & a MFA in fine art/animation. Dave's documentary films reflect his interest in human rights & the power of contextualized history. His work has been shown on ABC, Discovery, Hallmark, PBS & in film festivals around the world. He received an Emmy for the 2003 documentary on the Great Lakes, Hitching a Ride. Autumn’s Harvest, a look at AIDS & America’s migrant farm population, aired on PBS & took honors at film festivals around the world. Dave is the recipient of twelve Emmy nominations & six Emmy awards. His films include Swimming With Lesbians, in distribution by Frameline; Songs of Freedom, broadcast on PBS & now in national distribution; & has been honored with Emmy Awards for Best Director and Best Children’s Programming.

Laura Donefer is an award winning artist who has been using glass as her primary medium for more than thirty five years, often in combination with diverse materials. Celebrated for her innovative, colorful blown glass and flame worked “Amulet Baskets”, she also pushes the boundaries with work that explores ideas concerning memory, assault, bereavement, joy and madness. In demand as an exciting teacher helping her students to push the boundaries of glass as an art material, Laura has taught workshops and given lectures worldwide, including Japan, the United States, China, New Zealand and Australia. Her work is many public and private collections, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan and the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal to name but a few. Laura has been honored with many awards, among them “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the Glass Art Association of Canada, as well as Craft Ontario, the prestigious “Honorary Membership Award” from the Glass Art Society, for her dedication to the glass community at large, and the International Flameworking Award for “extraordinary contributions to the glass art world,” as well as being honored in 2016 with the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass award for her role in the glass community.

Charlotte Schmitz is an independent photographer who’s approach to her work is deliberately personal and challenges the traditional documentary perspectives, which allows her to convey her messages about women and migration. Charlotte grew up in the Danish Minority in Germany and studied documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. She worked in Istanbul for three years as a freelance photojournalist, and her work is published by prestigious outlets internationally and in her native Germany. Charlotte has had solo exhibitions in the United States, Turkey, Austria and Japan. She is currently based in Berlin.