Our Creative Team
Lavinia Jones Wright (director, producer, performer)
Lavinia Jones Wright’s unique and creative films, performance, music and writing draw on her experiences in journalism, documentary filmmaking, traditional and digital film production, theater, comedy and rock and roll. With director Alex Steyermark, Lavinia traveled America cutting 78rpm records, producing and writing for the acclaimed The 78 Project Movie (World Premiere, SXSW Film Festival 2014) and The 78 Project web series. As an actor, Lavinia can recently be seen in The Affair on Showtime, 50 Central on BET and in In the Heights, as well as in numerous other TV, film and web projects. She is a member of Alice Spivak’s OnTheRoad Repertory Company, and most recently performed in Laundry and Bourbon and a staged reading of I Am Us, both directed by Alice Spivak. With her sister, director Maris Jones, Lavinia co-created The Jones Family Retro Show, a live rock and roll comedy and variety show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn that Gothamist called one of the “Best Things to Do in NYC.” As a journalist, Lavinia has contributed to The Oxford American, Billboard, SPIN, Harp and Crawdaddy!, and previously wrote and edited for ASCAP’s Playback magazine, website and industry award shows. She directed music videos for artists including The Mynabirds, Ashley Strongarm and ARMS.
Maxwell George (dramaturge, producer)
Maxwell George is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and graphic designer. From 2012 to 2019 he was a story editor at The Oxford American, the acclaimed literary magazine devoted to exploring the complexity and vitality of the American South, where he also served as the project lead and music producer of the annual Southern Music Issue. Work he championed has been widely awarded, anthologized and translated, and he has collaborated with many prominent journalists and authors, including Randall Kenan, Amanda Petrusich, Jonathan Blitzer, Susan Choi, William Gibson, Greil Marcus, Ada Límon, John Jeremiah Sullivan and Kiese Laymon.
OnTheRoad Rep (cast)
OnTheRoad Repertory Company was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Alice Spivak, the renowned acting mentor, in collaboration with her advanced professional acting students.
Participating members of OnTheRoad Repertory include: Mitch Allen, Ronald Austin Jr., Christina Brucato, Youri Cho, Xavier Claude, James Badge Dale, Joseph DeVito, Mike Drayer, Christine Evangelista, Jeffrey Farber, James Ferari, Cecilia Flagg, Eric Michael Gillett, Jane Glick, Mick Hazen, Clara Heller, Monk Hooper, Nini Le Huynh, Shawn Marshall, Carolyn Marx, Steven Meehan, Mackenzie Norris, James O’Connor, JT Patton, Joe Perrino, Julia Marie Peterson, Vincent Piazza, Christine Reisner, Conor Romero, Dora Rubin, Bryan Schany, Michael Schnick, Dana Segal, Gordon Silva, Keri Uribe, Karen Eleanor Wight, Ryan Willard and Lavinia Jones Wright.
Cecilia Foreman Flagg (producer, community outreach)
Cecilia Foreman Flagg (a southern, midwestern Jersey Girl with a New York state of mind) is honored to join the "Love All Alices" team. She is a longtime “Alice Babe” and member of OnTheRoad Repertory Company. Her background contains corporate as well as creative roles. She got her professional theatre start in Detroit area theatres, and earned her Actors Equity card as a Stage Manager in the Plowshares Theatre production of August Wilson's "Jitney". Her stage roles include "Bourbon at the Border" (Rosa), August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" (Berniece), "Intimate Apparel" (Esther) and "Yellowman" (Alma - winner Detroit Free Press Best Actor Award). OTR roles directed by Alice Spivak include Briony Lavery's "Frozen" (Nancy Shirley) and "Late Bus to Mecca” (Ava). In between theatre gigs, Cecilia has actually used her Computer Science degree to manage projects and teams to design and implement software systems for mortgage and retail corporations. She is a licensed Real Estate Agent in New Jersey.
Laura Burhenn (producer)
Laura Burhenn parlayed her career as a musician (touring the world as a member of The Postal Service, Bright Eyes, and her own band, The Mynabirds) into producing when she founded her production company, Our Secret Handshake, in 2018 on one fundamental belief: Art Can Change the World. She is interested in exploring the spaces where art intersects activism, and where good storytelling reveals and encourages the human spirit. Our Secret Handshake is an internationally award-winning production company focused on bringing documentary, narrative, commercial, and live performance work into existing and emerging technological platforms. In addition to the documentary and music video work she has done with director Jason Lester, Laura has produced television segments for NBC (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers), CBS (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden), and livestream events including the 2020 MTV EMAs, the "Honor Her Wish" Ruth Bader Ginsberg tribute concert, and the "Save Our Stages" concert, which raised nearly $2 million to fund the National Independent Venue Association's work to support music venues in the pandemic.
John P Campbell (cinematographer)
John P Campbell is New York-based director of photography. John has worked on a diverse range of projects including stand-up comedy specials for Rory Scovel (Netflix Original), Eugene Mirman (Showtime), and Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero (Comedy Central web); the feature film “Cubby” (additional cinematography on 16mm film—official selection at OutFest, Frameline SF); and documentary projects including “Explained” (Vox/Netflix), “44 Pages” (a feature documentary about Highlights Children’s Magazine), and The Wall Street Journal’s “The Hidden Safety Risks of Your Amazon Order” (nominated for a 2020 News and Documentary Emmy). John splits his time between Brooklyn and the Catskills region of New York.
Sam Schild (editor)
Sam Schild is a documentary filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn. Sam grew up in Minnesota where he enjoyed a flourishing and generous independent film scene. His first short, “Molly,” premiered at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival in 2018. The film chronicles his parents’ experience of losing their first child to a rare developmental disorder in 1985. After working as an editor, both staff and freelance, for over six years, he made the move to Brooklyn where he began producing with Steady Orbits, an independent film company based in Williamsburg. In his short tenure there he helped produce multiple award-winning films, including 499, Cane Fire, and małni—Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore. His work has been recognized by Tribeca, Hot Docs, Indie Memphis, and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, among many others.
Molly Schneider (production designer)
Molly Schneider graduated from Ithaca College with a major in Cinema Production. She has worked in the art department on The Blacklist, indie films, and commercial shoots for brands such as Uniqlo and the NY Lottery. She has designed pilots. music videos, and social media content for companies and artists. When she is not working in the art world, she is union costume coordinator for TV shows that range Inside Amy Schumar to the kid show, Helpsters as well award winning films like Never Rarely Sometimes Always. In quarantine she has been commissioned for her stop motion and claymation work.
Justin Craig (composer, musical director)
Justin Craig is a Grammy-nominated record producer, composer, and NYC-based music director. As music director his credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (original Broadway cast, Tony Award for Best Revival), John Cameron Mitchell’s Origin of Love Tour (2019-2020), Stereophonic (workshop productions), Hearts Beat so Loud (workshop production) and the Lena Hall Obsessed series. He has produced albums and tracks by artists including Yësac, Mark Charles (Vandaveer), Rose Guerin (Vandaveer), John Cameron Mitchell and Friends, Jason Matu, Shapes on Tape, Ashley Strongarm, Moon City Masters, A Magical Time of Year (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts artists), Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Broadway cast album), and These United States among others. Justin has contributed to and performed as a musician on scores for films including: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Nice Guys, Admission, Lovelace, So Undercover, Little Fockers. The Back-up Plan and Sex Drive.