Kristy Grimes (Managing Director)
Kristy started her career in public relations at The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts before serving as PR and Marketing Director at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. She completed two years of the Theatre Management program at the Yale School of Drama before transferring to the Yale School of Management to graduate with an M.B.A. Upon graduation, Kristy worked as a consultant for the renowned corporate branding firm, Siegel & Gale. She then was the Director of Client Services at the DDB subsidiary, Tribal DDB, where she supervised interactive branding and advertising projects for a variety of clients including Sony, Hershey, The New York Lottery, and Amtrak. She also worked in marketing and fundraising at the League of American Theatres and Producers in New York.
Molly Renfroe Katz (Executive Director)
BWY: By Jeeves (Stiffy Byng) music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, book/lyrics/direction by Alan Ayckbourn. Molly is a founding member and producing director of Half Moon Theatre, a new professional theater company in Dutchess County. NAT’L TOUR/REGIONAL: First National of City of Angels (Bootsie), The Man who Came to Dinner at The Cleveland Playhouse, among others. She is a member of NY’s critically acclaimed adobe theatre company. Work there includes The Handless Maiden (Handless Maiden), The Eight Reindeer Monologues (Blitzen), Deception (Susan), Blink of an Eye (Kiki), among others. NYSAF’s Powerhouse Theater: Notes to Marianne. Molly has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Opera House and The Vineyard Theatre. Film and TV credits include Hillary in The Dark Half by Stephen King, dir. George Romero, and the ABC-TV MOW Guilty Til Proven Innocent. Addt’l TV credits: One Life to Live, All My Children and she anchored Sci-Fi channel’s FTL Newsfeed for two years. She trained under William Esper in New York and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Ed Napier (Literary Manager)
Ed Napier, the new Literary Manager of Half Moon, has had over twenty plays produced Off and Off Off Broadway. His work has been published by Dramatist Play Publishing Service, Smith and Kraus, and Applause Theatre Books. He was a Columbia Senior Writing Fellow, a Juilliard Playwright Fellow, and a Playwriting Fellow at the Lark Theatre, a recipient of the Berrilla Kerr Award, a guest artist at James Madison University, an Artist Teacher in the NYC Public Schools, a lecturer in creative writing at Columbia University’s High School Program, and an adjunct professor of playwriting and television writing at NYU. For two seasons, he was on the writing staff of Criminal Minds on CBS, and he has worked on the television shows, Criminal Intent and Arthur as well. Artistic Affiliations include, MCC’s Playwrights’ Coalition, Core Artist at the Lark Theatre, Member of the Playwrights’ and Directors’ Unit at the Actors’ Studio, and on the Artistic Advisory Council of the HB Playwrights’ Foundation, where his play, The Writing on the Wall, was produced in 2007. Ed’s developing his new play, Things to Leave Behind, at MCC. He is a proud member of the WGA and graduate of Columbia University.
Patty Wineapple (Producer)
The majority of Patty’s career as a Senior Vice President/Group Executive Producer was spent at Grey Worldwide working on a variety of accounts including 3M, Olive Garden, Time/Warner, Conagra, Remington, Kraft and Proctor & Gamble. In addition to her work at Grey, Patty co-produced a short film directed by Bob Balaban and Broadway My Street!, a television special devoted to the musical theater starring Jerry Orbach, Florence Henderson and the casts of several Broadway musicals. Her documentary work includes Animated Women, an Emmy winning four-part series funded by ITVS for public television showcasing the work of four animated filmmakers. Her most recent producing credit was Independent Spirits: Faith Hubley/John Hubley, a documentary on the lives and work of animators, Faith and John Hubley.