Susan Rabin (Playwright, Artistic Director Windy City Productions ®) grew up in Chicago, the setting for many of her plays. She trained at famed theatre school Northwestern University garnering B.S. and M.A. degrees in Speech and Theatre. For a number of years she directed plays and musicals in Chicago area high schools. Susan worked in television as a producer writing and producing programs in Chicago and San Francisco. She attended law school to become an attorney specializing in entertainment law and copyright. Susan’s musical play, Rainbow, was produced by the Mill Valley Center for the Performing Arts (later, Marin Theatre Co.). She was awarded a Marin Arts Council grant for her play, JIVE. Her play Phillie Ain’t No Fool was featured at the Oxnard Play Festival. She has been a core member of Will Dunne Writers Workshop since 2000. Susan uses humor and wit to deal with compelling social issues and family relationships. She creates original characters that struggle with their dreams and often against their own self-interests, always emerging with new life and understanding.
Susan garnered rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in the Alameda Civic Light Opera’s GYPSY. She performed for 2 years in FOODIES–the Musical at San Francisco’s Shelton Theatre.
As a singer, Susan Rabin has recorded albums of her original compositions (Susan Rabin Chicago Woman, Anatar Records; Stairway to Paradise, Nefarious Records) and recorded and toured internationally with “Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks.”
Susan Rabin’s play JIVE is planned for a Fall premiere production, featuring James Creer as Reverend Preston Taylor.
Susan is currently writing a musical, MAKS, about a Russian-American family in San Francisco. The music will include her own pop-rock compositions as well as music composed with jazz pianist Patrick Morehead.
Jim McCunn (Director) has worked as a director, actor, and stage manager in Minneapolis, San Diego, Tucson and San Francisco. In his early career, he was an award-winning director of educational theatre, and a founding member of A stage Theatre Company in Minneapolis where he also worked at Actors’ Theatre of St. Paul, Theatre in the Round, The Guthrie Theatre and Campus Live. Most recently, he has worked for over ten years as Stage Manager for writer/producer Morrie Bobrow (Are We Almost There, Shopping! The Musical, Party of Two, and Foodies, The Musical). He currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Theatre Rhinoceros.
Richard S. Sargent (Stage Manager, Director) has been managing shows in SF for several years, including Twisted Fairy Tales, Shock and Awww (Left Coast Theatre Company), Noises Off, God of Carnage (Shelton Theatre).
David Buchanan (Executive Producer and Managing Director)
Retired CEO, Interstate Travel Center; Retired Real Estate Developer. Vintage Car Collector and Sports Car Racer.
James Creer (Artistic Consultant and Former Associate Producer at Tabard Theatre)
A bay area resident actor and soloist, studied at Sam Houston State University, a veteran of Tabard Theater. James has played many principal roles in Bay Area theater productions, Tabard Theatre he appeared in I Do I Do, Crowns, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Tuesday’s with Morrie, The Duke The Count and Me, Driving Miss Daisy, Stompin’ at the Savoy and Bandstand Beat. South Bay Musical Theatre’s Finian’s Rainbow, Mack and Mabel, Ain’t Misbehavin, Guy’s and Dolls, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, Broadway by the Bay Ragtime and Children’s Musical Theatre marquee show Ragtime.
He appeared as guest soloist for Schola Cantorum of Los Altos, past engagements with San Jose, Jazz band, and debuted Brian Holems operetta Fashion God in San Francisco. A featured soloist in several community events in San Jose, Los Gatos and in his travels back to his native home in Texas.
He is a member and sings regularly in the of Campbell United Methodist Church choir.