Agatha Christie Made Me Do It Creative
Currently teaches the 11th Grade Devising Classes and 12th grade Theater Research and Criticism course at E. R. Murrow HS. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and NYU’s masters program in Educational Theater. At Murrow, Austin has directed Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Legally Blonde: The Musical, The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Peter and the Starcatcher. Outside of teaching, Austin also works as a teaching artist and trainer at Ping Chong + Co, performs improv comedy at the Magnet Theater, and has served on the board for the Theater in Our Schools conference as part of the Educational Theater Association.
John Lavigne has been involved in theatre, both on and off stage since his High School days, many, many years ago. He graduated from NYU with a Masters in Educational Theatre and started working at Edward R Murrow HS in the fall 2015. Since that time he has worked on 18 shows with the amazing students of the Theatre Program, designing and building sets, lights, and sound with the dedicated Tech Crew team. Prior to working at Murrow, John has been a designer, TD and Carpenter for Off-B'way and Off-Off B'way productions. He is also the Tech Director for Wombat Theatre Co, which he founded with a group of friends and colleagues from NYU. John is so proud of the outstanding cast and crew of Agatha Christie Made Me Do It! Break (virtual) Legs, everyone!
Assistant DirectorJuliet Grochowski
Juliet is a senior in Murrow’s Studio Theater program. She is an active member of tech crew at Murrow and is currently head of the lighting department. She also appeared as Celia in As You Like It last November in the Joseph Papp Theater. Her most recent project was the Apollo Theater’s Teen Takeover 2020: Dear Future, for which she was the A1 and sound designer. This is her first show as an Assistant Director. She is pursuing technical theatre and stage management in college and hopes you will see her name in the “Crew” section of Broadway playbills in the future.
Sound and Foley Artist MentorJames O'Connor
James is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow High School. Throughout his four years at Murrow, he was one of the most involved and active crew members. You would often see him running sound and working behind the scenes at all the shows. Special thanks to James O'Connor for his passion, creativity, and guidance while working with the Sound department and Foley artists. We couldn't have done it without you!
Original Creative Team
Written by Eddie Cope
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois