Staff and Board

Gingold Staff

(He/Him/His) David Staller is the founding artistic director of New York’s Gingold Theatrical Group, which produces the monthly juggernaut series, PROJECT SHAW, at Symphony Space, now in its 19th year. Created in 2006 to champion human rights and free speech using the work and humanitarian precepts of Shaw as its platform, GTG is the only organization to have produced performances of all of Shaw’s 65 plays, all directed by Staller. He has also directed full off-Broadway productions of ARMS AND THE MAN, CANDIDA, MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, CAESAR & CLEOPATRA, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, MAN AND SUPERMAN, MAJOR BARBARA, YOU NEVER CAN TELL, and WIDOWERS’ HOUSES which were all filmed by the NY Library for Performing Arts archives at Lincoln Center. He oversees the annual Shaw New York Festival, which includes full productions, new play development workshops, seminars and symposiums, and educational programs. He has also produced and directed many plays and special events around the world and is frequently invited upon the international theatre and socio-political scene as a speaker about equal human rights and all things Shaw. He also teaches at SUNY Stony Brook and the Acting Shaw classes sponsored through GTG. Regarding GTG’s production of CAESAR & CLEOPATRA, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal wrote, “As always, Mr. Staller, who knows more about Shaw than anyone else in America, gets it right.”

He has produced and directed many plays, concerts and special productions in New York and around the world, including (for the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences) the French National event at the Deauville Film Festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Allied Invasion.

Through GTG, David has also helmed several educational programs, most notably at Baruch College and with inner-city teens at Lighthouse International. Currently, he is partnering with Prof. Andrew Flescher at SUNY Stony Brook teaching ‘Drama in English: George Bernard Shaw, Provocateur.’

He studied acting and directing with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen in New York, Lee Strasberg in Los Angeles, and at RADA in London. As a teenager, he was in the apprentice Joffrey Ballet Company in New York. He then joined the Rostropovich master ‘cello class at USC. While studying at USC, he  became ‘script doctor’ for several film and television production companies. Coming back to New York, he returned to acting, appearing in three Broadway plays, almost 50 off-Broadway plays, and many regional theatre productions. He was given a Drama League ‘distinguished performer’ citation for his performance in GASLIGHT at the Irish Repertory Theatre Company in New York. He has appeared in many television shows and commercials, particularly voice-overs. He has also had a successful career as a cabaret and concert headliner. He performed his one-man show, NOEL&COLE, at Carnegie Hall in 1993. During all of this, he continued writing and became a scriptwriter for Turner Entertainment. David is also a long-time member of The Actors Company Theatre in New York.

He is a frequent guest lecturer at schools, clubs and organizations, and has become the go-to speaker for all things Shaw.

Mr. Staller, who lives in Manhattan, adapts all scripts for GTG’s Project Shaw, which are registered. To lease these scripts for performance please contact GTG.

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LILY KANTER RIOPELLE: Director of New Works for the Speakers’ Corner:  An alumna of Clubbed Thumb’s and Manhattan Theatre Club’s Directing Fellowships and the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Directing Corps, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She has associate or assistant directed on Broadway, and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. Lily is a founding co-artistic director of Two Headed Rep, a company that commissions new plays written in response to classics and produces the old and new works in rep.


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Gingold Theatrical Group Board of Directors

Pamela Singleton, Chair
Richard G. Weinberg, Vice Chair
Richard Terrano, Treasurer
Fareeda Ahmed, Secretary
Maggie Buchwald

James A. Fenniman
Mary Henninger

Ethan E. Litwin
Kathleen Masterson
David Revere McFadden
David Staller

Joseph E. Gehring, Jr. in memoriam
Anita Jaffe, in memoriam
Florence Teuscher, in memoriam

GTG Advisory Board

  • Barrett Brown-Fried
  • Stephen Brown-Fried
  • Andrew M. Flescher
  • Andrew Hamingson
  • Lisa Rimelli Litwin
  • Robert Osborne, in memoriam
  • Brian Saltzman
  • Frank Skillern
  • Fran Smyth
  • Marylee Martin Terrano
  • Tom Viola

Artistic Council

  • Bryan Batt
  • Reed Birney
  • Blair Brown
  • Charles Busch
  • Michael Cerveris
  • M. Graham Coleman
  • Tyne Daly
  • Alison Fraser
  • Josh Grisetti
  • Jayne Houdyshell
  • Katharine Houghton
  • Sally Ann Howes
  • George S. Irving, in memoriam
  • Daniel Jenkins
  • Simon Jones
  • Anne Keefe
  • Marc Kudisch
  • John McMartin, in memoriam
  • Julia Murney
  • Mary Beth Peil
  • Hal Prince, in memoriam
  • Charlotte Rae, in memoriam
  • Reg Rogers
  • Marian Seldes, in memoriam
  • Victor Slezak
  • Stephen Sondheim, in memoriam
  • Fran Smyth
  • Jon Patrick Walker
  • Paxton Whitehead, in memoriam
  • Lenny Wolpe

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