Aimee Todoroff, Director

Aimee is a freelance director and producer.  Her work has been seen on indie stages, off-broadway, regionally, and in non-traditional spaces. She has been a part of two Obie Award-winning projects, and is Artistic Director of the independent theater company Elephant Run District, dedicated to challenging expectations and inspiring dialogue in the communities we serve since 2010. MFA in Directing from Southampton Arts.  

The Creative Team

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Deborah Karpel, writer, performer


Performer/Writer Deborah Karpel's favorite stage credits include originating the role of Sonny in Jeff Weiss's Obie award-winning live serial, HOT KEYS; playing/singing Jill Johns in  Ben Yarmolinsky/Charles Bernstein's opera BLIND WITNESS NEWS; and five formative years with Shock of the Funny, an improvisational theater group. She is a frequent recitalist at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center and performs with Ismail Butera and David Hofstra as THE EAST SIDE TRIO all over the greater New York area. 

Michael Lewis Smith, Pianist, Musical Director


Michael's recent projects: Common Ground  a concert celebration of women. Music director for the World Premier of Divorce Party the Musical at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Prior to his work with DPTM, Follies for Short North Stage. In addition, he has worked for many regional theaters including Lyric Stage, Circle Theatre, and Greenbrier Valley Theatre.  Having toured internationally with Andrea McArdle in the NETworks Asian revival tour of Cabaret, he also has served as a staff accompanist for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC).