Gideon Productions crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidescope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content.
MAC ROGERS is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and audio dramatist based in New York City. His sci-fi serial podcast The Message earned raves in The Atlantic and Vanity Fair and was downloaded over 1.5 million times. His plays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (3-time New York Times Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, Backstage Critic’s Pick, one of The Guardian’s top 10 New York shows of 2015, and winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs (featured in the New York Magazine Approval Matrix and nominated for the NYIT Award for Best Premier Production), Ligature Marks (CityBeat Critic’s Pick), Asymmetric (Time Out New York Critic’s Pick), Viral (winner of Outstanding Play at FringeNYC 2009 and Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), Universal Robots (nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre awards and winner of Best Off-Off Broadway Play from the New York Independent Theater Bloggers), Hail Satan (Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005).
JORDANA WILLIAMS Directing credits for Gideon Productions The HoneycombTrilogy at The Gym at Judson (New York Times and Time Out NY Critics’ Picks, The Guardian “Top Ten New York Theatre of 2015”), Asymmetric at 59E59 (Time Out NY Critics’ Pick), Kill Shakespeare at HERE and NY Comic Con, Frankenstein Upstairs at The Secret Theatre (NY Magazine Approval Matrix: “Highbrow/Brilliant”), Ligature Marks at The Brick and Fringe Festival tour, Viral at SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC Outstanding Production of a Play), Hail Satan at the Culture Project, The First Annual St. Ignatius Chanukah Pageant (Theatre Row), and three seasons with the Vampire Cowboys’ genre-bending Saturday Night Saloon. Member, Indie Theater Hall of Fame. Co-Artistic Director, Gideon Productions.
SEAN WILLIAMS is the executive producer for Gideon Productions. As an actor he has appeared in some five dozen theatrical offerings in the last 30 years. His work with Gideon includes Cameron in Dirty Juanita, Charlie in Hail Satan, Murphy in Mother Sacramento, Josh in Assymetric,, Zed in Control Room and most notably Bill Cooke in The Honeycomb Trilogy. Sean has worked for the last 30 years as a studio musician, recording over 2500 pieces of music for different music education publishers. He has also produced live music, readings and storytelling evenings.
SANDY YAKLIN is the resident set designer for Gideon. Her set or props designs for Gideon include Frankenstein Upstairs, The Honeycomb Trilogy, Viral, Universal Robots, Control Room (Vampire CowboysSaturday Night Saloon) and The St. Ignatius First Annual Hanukka Pageant. Sandy runs The Sand Box, a rehearsal & shop space for independent theater in LIC, along with the Sh.I.T. List, a website for reusing theater goods (shit-list.biz). She is also a freelance scenic and production designer for film and theater. Her portfolio and information on The Sand Box are at bad-sandy.com.
REBECCA COMTOIS has been a New York-based actress since 2005 and has been in over 30 productions during that time. She first worked with Gideon on Viral in 2009 and subsequently on Control Room, Advance Man and Ligature Marks. Outside of Gideon she has worked with Nosedive Productions, Vampire Cowboys, Piper McKenzie and Boomerang Theater Company among others. Some favorite roles include a Gryphon, a Minotaur, a Vampire and a working actress. In addition to her theatrical work Rebecca is a writer, producer and director with the production company Broken Window Films, which she co-founded in 2011.
MIKELL KOBER Previous projects with Gideon include Ligature Marksand Frankenstein Upstairs. She has also recently worked with the New York Neo-Futurists (Drama Desk Nom.), Abingdon Theatre Company, Adaptive Arts and WOW Cafe Theatre. She earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts Studies from Florida State University.