The power of love to transcend corruption and evil
Mr. Vando’s works include the award winning THE KING’S CLOWN performed both in America and England, the book and lyrics for a musical adaptation LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST for the Folger Library Theatre, an English adaptation of THE THREEPENNY OPERA, BUGLES AT DAWN a musical based on THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, SONG OF THE LARK, a musical passion play of Saint Joan, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LEONARDO DA VINCI, EROICA, about the deafness and death of Beethoven, and SHAKESPEARE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, now in its third printing, which teaches you how to “translate” and use quotes from the Bard in the new millennium for everything from corporate mottos to epitaphs with over 700 outrageous examples.
As an actor, Mr. Wenzel has appeared in film, TV, and
daytime serials including RESCUE ME, NEW AMSTERDAM, NEW FORENSICS, and OLD DOGS, coming to work with such notables as Fisher Stevens, Scott Rudin, Jace Alexander, and the great cinematographer
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Paul Warner is an award-winning director and educator, whose more than 50 productions span film, theater, and opera. He recently directed a new musical, RIVER OF STONE by Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick (grandson of Richard Rodgers) at the Jaffa Festival and Wendy Whelan of the New York City Ballet in the premiere of WOMEN: THE WAR WITHIN, a dance-opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Du Yun and Obie-winning writer Matthew Maguire, which premiered at The Baryshnikov Arts Center. His past credits include the feature film FALL TIME starring Mickey Rourke (Sundance competition), the short IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER (Sundance), the disco movie musical, KAYA: TASTE OF PARADISE (with music by Anna K. Jacobs/Teeth), and David Michalek’s PORTRAITS IN DRAMATIC TIME, with Alan Rickman, William H. Macy, and Holly Hunter, which premiered in the Lincoln Center Festival. Warner is a graduate of Harvard and The American Film Institute. He is the recipient of numerous honors including The Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation for sustained directing achievement.
Hernán Toro (Director of Photography) was born and raised in the colorful city of Caracas, Venezuela, where he studied advertising before leaving home for England, where he attended The London Film School.
Once back in Caracas, he rapidly became one of most sought after and recognized cinematographers in Venezuela, then South America and eventually moved to New York where he resides since 1995. Toro has shot over 17 feature films most notably "First We Take Brooklyn," "3 Noches," "Mob Town," "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," nearly 900 TV commercials, several music videos, shorts, and documentaries.
Hernán continues to apply his eye, knowledge, and passion to his cinematography. He is also an accomplished still photographer, with his work shown as part of a dozen photographic exhibitions, and photos published in magazines, catalogs, and three architectural books.