George Griggs - Composer/Lyricist
is a composer and lyricist. In 2010, the workshop version of Gibby Stone And Her Problem, with music and lyrics by Griggs, ran at 59E59 Street Theatre as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival. The show then went on to a European tour later that year.
In August 2007, his score FAB! A Musical Pop-toon! played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to wide acclaim. MOD was selected for the ASCAP Music Theatre Workshop (directed by Stephen Schwartz). In 2012, FAB! was remounted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival presented by the UK production team of Hartshorn/Hook.
His rock "radio play" Transmitter Man, produced by Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard) was released spring 2007.
Previous commissions include Hearts Are Wild with The City Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, Heat Lightning at Kirk Theater, NYC, various works with New York University TISCH School, and composer/lyricist-in-residence at Yale University (the American premiere of Dario Fo's About Face).
In July of 2005, The Infinity Theater Company toured with Griggs' A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Rock Opera. Performances took place throughout the East Coast including Universal Studios Orlando and Disney World. In 2009, The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C., presented songs from A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Rock Opera as part of their annual gala, which honored Sir Ian McKellen.
His recordings A Midsummer Night's Dream, Heat Lightning and Transmitter Man, are distributed by Original Cast Recordings and CDBaby.com.
As lead singer, and songwriter, for the original rock band "Showbiz", Griggs toured as an opening act with Aerosmith, Twisted Sister, The Talking Heads, Joan Jett, and The Ramones, among others.
He is a member of ASCAP, BMI Musical Theater Workshop Alumnus.
Paul Andrew Perez - Executive Director/Director/Book Writer
Paul is a writer, director, actor, teacher and theatre administrator. His writing credits include the March 2003 Off Broadway production of Heat Lightning at the Kirk Theatre. His piece FAB was selected for the ASCAP workshop under the direction of Stephen Schwartz. His radio play Transmitter Man was released in 2007 and he was commissioned by the Buddies program to write 2 new bilingual musicals on the immigration experience. His other play Sleepwalker is currently in development. His has also written countless adaptations of children’s stories including Puss ‘N GoGo Boots and a new version of The Emperors New Clothes. In 2007 and 2012, FAB was produced at The 59East 59 Street Theatre in New York City and in the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2018, his piece GEEK debuted at 59E59 Theatres in NYC and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great critical review.
He is currently at work on REGGIE BENDER'S LAST NIGHT scheduled for a workshop production in the summer of 2019.
As the Executive Director of The Infinity Repertory Theatre Company he has had the pleasure of directing Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights, Metamorphoses, as well as Godspell(Twice), An Evening of David Ives, Romeo and Juliet, Reckless and a tour production of George Griggs’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Dream City Twosome and Bea’s Nest, the workshop production of You Kali starring Blair Brown, 2 Galas for The Northern Westchester Center For The Arts including hosts Richard Gere, Vanessa Williams, Kevin Spacey and Gregory Hines.
Paul currently serves as the Director of Theatre at The Fessenden School in West Newton, MA.