Production TEAM

JIM CLARK | Director & Producer

Jim is so thrilled and humbled that the amazing team of artists whose work you will be seeing in Ragtime: In Concert have signed on to what is truly a bucket list project, and is beyond grateful to the Ivoryton Playhouse staff and crew for welcoming us with open arms. Other credits include serving as a teaching artist, director, actor, or stage manager for Ivoryton Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Foote Summer Theater, Synapse Theatre Ensemble, Columbia University, Roebling and Driggs Productions, Yale Opera, The New York Financial Writers’ Association’s annual Financial Follies, New Haven Theater Company (including the first community production of Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas), The Hugo Kauder Society, Act II Theatre, Grassroots Theater Company, Sacred Heart Academy, New Haven Ballet, Fairfield University and the Chancel Opera Company.
Watch an interview with Jim here!

JILL BRUNELLE | Musical Director

Jill Brunelle is a repertoire pianist at Yale University, working with Yale Opera, Yale School of Drama, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and Yale College. Her recent music directing credits include The Fantasticks at Ivoryton Playhouse, and The Addams Family and Violet at Southern Connecticut State University. At Yale School of Drama Ms. Brunelle directed Steven Sondheim’s Passion, The Apple Tree, Trouble in Tahiti, and The Medium. As Yale Opera Chorus Master she has prepared ensembles for Eugene Onegin, Hänsel und Gretel, Die Zauberflöte, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Le Nozze Di Figaro and La Bohème. Ms. Brunelle recently celebrated five years as Music Director at the renowned Foote School Summer Theater. Her 2019-2020 season includes Fun Home at the Yale School of Drama, Ragtime with Brief Cameo Productions at the Ivoryton Playhouse, and the world premiere of the new opera Salt. Ms. Brunelle has served as faculty/staff at Boston University, New England Conservatory, Tufts University, Hartt School of Music, Connecticut Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Opera Boston. As a collaborative pianist Ms. Brunelle is highly sought after as a recital partner, performing internationally as well as at Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall, and has performed world premieres at numerous festivals, including the celebrated Bang on a Can festival in New York City. Ms. Brunelle also collaborates frequently with area companies and ensembles, including Orchestra New England and Long Wharf Theater.

LLOYD HALL | Costume Coordinator

Lloyd is thrilled to be joining the creative team for Brief Cameo Productions’ inaugural production of Ragtime! He works as both a costume designer and fashion designer in the northeast, creating fun garments (and hats) for every occasion. Recent costume design credits include The Comedy of Errors (Shakesperience Productions), The Normal Heart (Little Theatre of Manchester), The Dixie Swim Club (Little Theatre of Manchester), and Kiss Me, Kate! (Simsbury High School).

ALAN PIOTROWICZ | Projection Design

Alan is thrilled to be visiting Connecticut for the first time to design for a show that's been near and dear to his heart since he saw the national tour almost twenty years ago. He makes his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where has designed for several companies including All In Productions, Cooperative Performance, Danceworks, Falls Patio Players, First Stage Children’s Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Theatre Gigante, Theater RED, Umbrella Group Milwaukee, and Windfall Theatre. Recent work also includes TITAN Theatre Company in New York City and Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan. He received his training at UW-Madison and The Santa Fe Opera. Proud board member of Cooperative Performance.
Watch an interview with Alan here!

NAT DIMARIO | Stage Manager

Nat DiMario is thrilled to be coming back to their Connecticut theatre roots, joining the team on Ragtime! They are currently a senior stage management student at Fordham University. NYC: The Cradle Will Rock, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q, Worse Than Tigers, Phantom of the Paradise: in Concert, Bird of Pray, Crucifixion Sun. Select Educational: Airline Highway (upcoming), Twelfth Night, The Dybbuk, Antigonick. Thanks to Jim and Mr. Schlusberg, mom and dad, and everyone who’s been saying Revive Ragtime. @natdimario