Joseph Dorman, Producer/Director
Mr. Dorman is senior producer of the PBS series Media Matters, which examines journalism. He produced and directed the acclaimed documentary Arguing the World, which chronicles the lives of four New York intellectuals and earned Mr. Dorman a Peabody Award. Mr. Dorman also co-wrote the script of the theatrical documentary, The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Journey, which was named the best documentary of 2001 by the National Board of Review. He was also the screenwriter for the acclaimed George Butler documentary, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004). Previously, he was staff producer for Thirteen/WNET. He has produced documentaries on the developing world for The Discovery Channel and public television as well as segments for WNET's The Eleventh Hour, CBS News, and CNN. He has been twice nominated for Emmy Awards and gave one of Harvard's 1999 William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the!
History of American Civilization.
Daniel B. Polin, Executive
Dan is president
of Great Projects Film Company, based in New York City. Among the
documentaries that he produced or executive produced for PBS broadcast in
2002 are Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans, the
four-part series Great Projects: The Building of America, and
America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero, which was hosted and narrated
by Kevin Spacey. He was producer of George Marshall and the American
Century, which won the Emmy, and executive producer of An Essay on
Matisse, which was nominated for an Oscar®.
Sarah Brockus, Director/Co-Writer,
Same Difference (the
Sarah Brockus directed and co-wrote SAME DIFFERENCE, and co-produced the short documentary about the production. She is currently the Worship, Program and Production Consultant for United Methodist Women's Young Women's Event, 2012 and a Worship Consultant to the General Board of Global Ministries. She was Associate Producer of JOHNNY GUITAR, off-Broadway, at the Century Center For The Performing Arts, which has played in regional theaters across the US. Sarah has created a variety of Oral History theater projects through multiple venues. She produced a play at Ellis Island that ran for several years, based on Oral Histories from their library, entitled EMBRACING FREEDOM: IMMIGRANT JOURNEY TO AMERICA. As well, a play based on stories from the Senate trials after the sinking of the Titanic informed the play, ON THE MIDDLE WATCH: THE TITANIC INQUEST, receiving positive reviews in NYC. Based on interviews about the day of Sept. 11th, she directed and co-wrote September 11th, IN OUR OWN WORDS, which was performed at the West End Theatre (New York City), at Hofstra University, and and in the Tri-State area. As the Producing Director of Theatre Outrageous she produced a variety of plays in New York City. As a performer, she has acted in commercials, NBC-TV's Law & Order, and in regional productions. She has sung with the Aspen Music Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera and other companies. She was Stage Director and Arts Consultant for the United Methodist Women's Assembly, in 2006, 2010 and the Methodist General Conference in 2008. Sarah has a BA in Music from Rice University and a Masters from Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music.
Eileen B. Weiss, Producer/Co-Writer,
Same Difference (the play)
EILEEN B. WEISS
has worked for a number of Broadway producers, including Michael Harvey; Lee Guber/Music Fair Group; The Shubert Organization; and Cameron Mackintosh. She worked for HBO (Film Acquisitions); the Women's Project & Productions; and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Eileen, with Tweiss Productions, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Comes Out Swinging (off-Broadway); HELL'S BELLES (West End Theatre and The Midtown Theater, NYC); A SHORT WAKE (1st Irish Theatre Festival 2009); BETWEEN THE LINES (Luna Stage); and, in September, 2001, the NY revival of GOODTIME CHARLEY (ArcLight Theatre). She has also been involved with developing several new plays and musicals, including HOW TO MARRY A DIVORCED MAN (by Bryan D. Leys & Clare Cooper) and APPENDAGE (by Derek Murphy). She co-produced the TICKETS PLEASE demo for a planned documentary about Broadway usherettes. Eileen co-founded the human rights organizations, Jews Against Genocide/The NY Committee to Save Bosnia & the NYC Coalition for Darfur and all Sudan. She is a member of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun and Romemu. She attended the University of London/Goldsmiths College and received a B.A. in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from Dickinson College.
Annie Evans, Head Writer,
Same Difference (the play)
Annie Evans' plays
have been produced at New York Stage and Film Company, Manhattan Class
Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Circle East, Circle Repertory Lab,
Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Hudson Theatre, The Asolo Theatre Center and
The Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference, among others. Her play,
Ghost Stories, has been produced around the world and she wrote the
screenplay version of her play, Forgetting Frankie, for New Line
Cinema. She currently writes for Sesame Street (6 Emmy Awards) and has
written for other shows on PBS, The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Animal
Planet and Cartoon Network. Annie also works as a consultant for UNICEF,
teaching children's television writing to television stations in
underdeveloped countries. She is a graduate of Brown University.
Grecki, Co-writer, SAME DIFFERENCE (the play)
Barbara Grecki is a screenwriter, playwright and poet. She
was one of the co-writers of September 11th: In Our Own Words,
which was performed at the West End Theatre, NYC and Nantucket, MA. Her one
act plays, Broken Pieces, and Just For The Night, have been
produced in NYC by Emerging Artists Theatre for their One Act EAT Festival.
Her screenplay, Being Loved By You, was a finalist in the 1998 Empire
Screenwriting Competition, in Los Angeles, as well as receiving an honorable
mention at the Slamdance Festival. Broken Pieces will be presented as
an opera, music composed by Daron Hagen, for the Contemporary Center for
Opera next season at Symphony Space.
Daisy Khan, Advisor
Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, Daisy was
instrumental in the creation of Same
Difference (the play). Founded in 1997, the Society is a
not-for-profit, religious, cultural and educational organization dedicated
to creating bridges between the American public and American Muslims in
myriad fields, including culture and arts. She organized a Muslim response
to 9/11 titled "Reflections at the Time of Transformation: Muslim Artists
Reach Out to New Yorkers," featuring Muslim visual artists, poets, musicians,
and filmmakers. Ms Kahn serves on panels regularly, most recently for the
Asia Society and was featured in the PBS documentary Muhammad, The Legacy
of the Prophet.
Imam Feisal Abdul
Dr. Abdul-Rauf is
the Imam of Masjid al-Farah Mosque in New York City, located 12 blocks from
the site of the World Trade Center. He was one of three American Imams
interviewed on the CBS program 60 Minutes shortly after 9/11 and has
appeared on numerous radio interviews and TV shows, including BBC World,
ABC World News Tonight, and CBS Evening News, as a voice for
moderate Muslims and an advocate of the spiritual dimensions of Islam. The
author of two books about Islam, Imam Abdul-Rauf is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, Islamic Advisor to the
Interfaith center of New York and teaches at the Center for Religious
Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's and New York Seminary. He was born in Kuwait,
educated in England, Egypt and Malaysia, has a degree in physics from
Columbia University in New York. He speaks English, Arabic and Malay.
Daniel B. Polin,
Brockus, Director/Co-Writer, Same Difference (the play)
Eileen B. Weiss, Producer/Co-Writer, Same Difference (the play)
Head Writer of Same Difference (the play)
Barbara Grecki, Co-writer, Same Difference (the play)
Daisy Khan, Advisor
Imam Feisal Abdul