Four Short Plays by Paul Espel Creative

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Director/Director of Photography
Joe Pacifico
JOE PACIFICO (Director/Director of Photography) has been a member of The Heights Players for six years. He has directed four stage productions and this is my first director of photography. This is not new for Joe since he is a photographer and has extensive knowledge of the camera’s angles, depth of field and lighting and lens choice. He started as and is still an actor first and director second. Joe challenges himself as well as his actors to go deep into themselves in order to bring the characters alive and give them meaning. Joe is currently working on a few projects for the stage as well as a short film for the Sundance Film Festival DIRECTOR’S NOTE: The talented actors in this production worked hard to bring these characters to a level which is rewarding for them as artists. I do hope their journey has been as rewarding to them as it is to me. I would like to take this moment again to thank all those involved in bringing this to the virtual stage. It really does take a v
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Stage Manager
Corrine Contrino
CORRINE CONTRINO (Stage Manager) is absolutely loving this new format. Corrine serves as Vice President on our Board of Directors, has stage managed and house managed several shows and is currently managing our streaming productions. Thanks to Joe for all the fun we had and for inviting me into Paul Espel’s world.
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Lighting Design
Leo J. Contrino
LEO J. CONTRINO (Lighting Design) has designed Joe Pacifico productions including Rumors, Summer & Smoke, and last year’s Our Lady Of 121st Street. He is hapy to be working with such a wonderful and talented grou of actors and such a talented team behind the scenes. Leo is also a member of our Executive Committee
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Christopher Young
CHRISTOPHER YOUNG (Sound Editing): This is Chris's third edit for The Heights Players, he previously worked on A Little Women Christmas Story and The Heights Murders. He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Buffalo which led to a career in the arts and entertainment industry. By day he is a digital colorist for film and TV. By night he helps keep theatre alive during a pandemic by working on various zoom projects. Some zoom projects he has worked on include- Heathers The Musical, Nightmare Before Christmas, Into The Woods and Shrek. He has also been an actor in many zoom readings.
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Jan VanderPutten
JAN VANDERPUTTEN (Properties) is happy to have supplied whatever props she could on these four plays and can’t wait to see the final products. Thanks to Joe and Corrine.