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Matthew D’Arrigo

Associate Producer, Cody Lassen & Associates

Matthew is a dedicated commercial theatre producer and entrepreneur based in New York City. He currently serves as an Associate Producer with Cody Lassen & Associates and works as an executive assistant & producing partner to Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor, writer, and director BD Wong.

He is thrilled to be on the co-producing teams for two Broadway productions this season. The Notebook, based on the best-selling novel and iconic film, has opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre, with music by Ingrid Michaelson and direction by Michael Grief & Schele Williams, under the guidance of Kevin McCollum & Kurt Deutsch. The Wiz, led by Brian Moreland and ATG, will make its return to Broadway on March 29, 2024, with an all-new adaptation directed by Schele Williams.

Matthew’s collaboration with Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Broadway producer Cody Lassen spans multiple years and productions. He has held several positions in various shows such as associate producer, executive producer, general manager, and co-producer. Past productions include Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive, Alex Wyse’s Picking Up SpeedThe 12Hyprov: Improv Under HypnosisInvincibleA Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, as well as films like Summoning Sylvia and How to Get Clicks. He is also involved in several shows currently in development.

Prior to his role at Cody Lassen & Associates, Matthew contributed to The Broadway Exchange, where he collaborated with creative executives to lead production management with external partners. His clients included Here Lies LoveBad CinderellaGirl From The North Country2:22 A Ghost Story, London’s Bonnie & Clyde, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Business from Chapman University. He participates in the NextGen Network with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is a member of both The Broadway League and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Sharon Fallon

Sharon Fallon Productions

Sharon Fallon, (Sharon Fallon Productions) is an independent Theatre Producer, General Manager, and Theatrical Consultant. She brings a unique perspective to her work, having worked in both the commercial and non-profit theatre industry for over 20 years.  In 2015 she created a boutique theatrical production/general management company with a mission to bridge the gap between art and business, allowing productions to be financially viable and artistically satisfying, and successful. Taking a holistic approach – from page to stage and everything in between, she specializes in one-on-one work with early-career producers and artist-driven niche projects (showcases, readings, early development workshops, etc.)  as well as larger (big budget) union and non-union projects. In addition to producing commercially, Sharon served as the Associate General Manager of both the Helen Hayes Theatre and Lyric Theatre in New York. She is currently the Executive Producer of MotherFreakingHood and has a number of new works that are in development.  Broadway credits include Indecent, Beautiful (Broadway, London & National Tour), Matilda The Musical, and Lysistrata Jones. Sharon is a member of the NAMT, the National Association of Musical Theatres, and serves on the New Work Festival Committee. To learn more about Sharon, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-fallon/

Tim Kashani

Founder, Apples and Oranges Arts

Tim believes that technology and the arts must unite to move humanity forward. Fostering new technology and arts startups, he incubates ideas that promote a collaborative learning environment.

Tim merged his passion for theatre and technology to co-found Apples and Oranges Arts with his wife Pamela. To exemplify the vision they launched THEatre ACCELERATOR, an innovative incubator for new musical development that applies the methods, processes, and mindset of the startup world to the performing arts.  The program explores data-driven decision-making, brand definition, growth hacking, and most importantly, a call to rethink the entire developmental and distribution cycle of new stories. THEatre ACCELERATOR New Reality Edition extends the approach to investigate ways in which AR/VR/MR might expand stories beyond the fourth wall.

As the founder of IT Mentors, Tim architects and designs technology training solutions, helping major corporations understand and apply training and technology to increase business productivity while providing meaningful consultation to CEOs, senior executives, and business leaders around the globe.

On Broadway he produced the Tony Award-winning productions of HAIR, Memphis and An American in Paris and directed the filmed stage musicals Emma and No One Called Ahead testing new development and distribution models discussed in THEatre ACCELERATOR.

Tim graduated from The University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Information and Computer Sciences, later returning to finish his M.B.A. there. He also holds an M.F.A. in Film Production, with a specialization in Directing from Chapman University.

Ryan Morales Green

Founder & Producing Artistic Director, Latiné Musical Theatre Lab

Ryan is a Boricua-Italian producer, arts advocate, and actor based in NYC. His mission is to advocate for diverse works of musical theatre that challenge and expand the art form, while providing a voice to underrepresented artists on the musical stage. He works to champion new forms of musical development that eliminate systems of privilege in the kinds of work that get produced around the world. The goal: revolutionize the world of musical theatre. Under his leadership, the Lab has supported the development over 70 new musicals in its first two years alone, and is set to become a force for change in our industry.

His previous work as an actor includes the national tour of Flashdance the Musical, numerous readings and workshops of new musicals, and dozens of contracts at regional theatres around the country throughout his decade long career in the arts. As an artist, Ryan has a passion for telling stories about men who find strength in their vulnerability – not shame. Stories that elevate the Latine and LGBTQ+ experience beyond the boundaries they typically exist in within our industry and our world. Stories that accent the joy of living outside of culturally set binaries and take us on a hero’s journey to places unknown. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. www.ryanmorales.me @ryanmoralesgreen

Email: ryan@latinemtlab.org