THE PRODUCTION TEAM

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Frank Dunham Jr, creative director....aka FRANCO is a native New Yorker and an enthusiastic fan and provider for the arts.  He is writer, director, composer and founding member of CREATIVE STAGES ENTERTAINMENT.  Regarding decor, Franco’s seasonal interior designs have highlighted several Night Club venues in New York City for various exclusive events.  Franco is proud to be further pursuing his creative endeavors. During 2002 - 2018 Frank has contributed to various institutions and festivals throughout NYC; The Absolute Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre, The Theatre for the New City, The Roy Arias Theatre and The National Black Theatre of Harlem.  His first love is theater! Franco anticipates an exciting career in independent stage productions.

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Darrell Nickens, music director...was born and raised in New York City. He is a well versed keyboard player, pianist, organist and anything else that has black and white keys. Darrell has been playing and directing in churches and bands most of  his life in and around the New York area. His expertise has taken him abroad to Hong Kong, Japan & Europe. Darrell is comfortable  in all types of music, be it Gospel, Theatre, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Calypso, Latin or Alternative. Since 1999 Darrell has been score writer and music director of many stage plays with Creative Stages Entertainment.  Darrell has been keyboardist and music director with Vy Higgensen  for GOSPEL BRUNCH at Harlem, NYC "RED ROOSTER" since 2013.

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Omar Nobles, set design...self taught child prodigy mastering color and perception; attendend Pratt, School of Visual Arts and South Western College. His private collections has inspired Donna Karan and Swatch Watch to translate his works to their design and elements. Set design was a challenge but turned to an elemtary task for stage productions.  Besides theatre, Omar is developing and marketing a clothing line and excells in potraits and has written and publsihed a book; "The Etymology of Seven" available at Barnes and Noble on line book store.

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THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ.

President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". The Uncle Earl Is "The New Caretaker Of House & Dance Music".

 

He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 11th successful anniversary and has worked with Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others.

 

www.UltimateUnderground.com