Staff and Board

Gingold Staff

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 14th 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 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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Alyce Stark is the General Manager of Gingold Theatrical Group. Previously, Alyce worked as Company Manager with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and served as Company Manager with The Acting Company in New York, working with their 2009-2011 and 2001-2005 National Tours.  Alyce also was company manager with the Tectonic Theater Project’s 2010 Laramie Project National Tour.

Also in the Arts arena, Alyce was Operations Associate for Herbert Barrett Management in New York.  She has served as Company Manager for Theater by the Seas in South Kingstown RI, and as Production Assistant at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, where she additionally held the position of Front House Manager/Box Office Assistant for Performing Arts Events.

Since 2005, Alyce has been a volunteer for Amnesty International USA and was the group coordinator for NYC Women’s Human Rights Action Team from 2008-2015.  Alyce holds master degree program in arts administration from Baruch College.

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Ilana Becker is a producer and director specializing in new play and musical development, investigative and verbatim material, community-driven projects, and arts education.

In addition to serving as Gingold Theatrical Group’s Associate Director, Ilana is The Civilians’ R&D Group Program Director. She has also served on the staff of All For One Theater, Lincoln Center Education, and Bret Adams Ltd, and spent a year as the Associate Artistic Director and Interim Artistic Director of Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Company of Fools. Recent Line Producing includes projects with CollaborationTown, All For One, and Jewish Plays Project.

She is the creator of Argument Sessions, an ongoing series of immersive variety-theater events that weave SCOTUS argument transcripts and decisions with ensemble-driven, collaboratively developed original material.

Ilana has also directed and developed new work at New York City Center with The Civilians, ART/NY with Project Y Theatre, The Tank, The Lark, The Flea, Ars Nova, Dixon Place, National Black Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, 54 Below, Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Samuel French Festival, Pittsburgh Fringe (Best Ensemble), Kalamazoo Center for the Arts, Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Company of Fools, among several others. She has enjoyed educational directing and teaching artist experiences with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Young Playwrights’ Festival, NYU Tisch New Musical Theatre Workshop’s  New Studio on Broadway,  NYU’s MFA Dramatic Writing Program, Columbia University’s MFA Playwriting Program, Hunter College, Barnard College, American Academy of the Dramatic Arts, Stevens Technical Institute, Hunter College Elementary School, and with K-12 schools throughout Blaine County, Idaho.

Ilana is a proud member of the WP Theater 2018-2020 Producers Lab, an alum of the Civilians’ R&D Group, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, DirectorsLabChicago, Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGroup, The Orchard Project’s Liveness Lab, as well as a Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow and an Emerging Leader of NY Arts Fellow.

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Press Representative: David Gersten & Associates

Board

Pamela Singleton, Chair
Richard G. Weinberg, Vice Chair
Richard Terrano, Treasurer
David Revere McFadden, Secretary
Maggie Buchwald, Development Consultant
James A. Fenniman
Ethan E. Litwin
Joseph E. Gehring, Jr. in memoriam
Anita Jaffe, in memoriam
Florence Teuscher, in memoriam

GTG Advisory Board

  • Andrew M. Flescher
  • Andrew Hamingson
  • Lisa Litwin
  • Robert Osborne, in memoriam
  • Frank Skillern
  • Fran Smyth
  • Marylee Martin Terrano
  • Tom Viola

Artistic Council

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

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

– GBS