The Manhattan Monologue Slam - Directed and Hosted by Philip Galinsky in NYC and LA. LA Producers are Philip Galinsky, Keith Blaser and Matthew Alan. Executive Producers Both Coasts Terry Schnuck, Robert Galinsky and Philip Galinsky.

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Terry Schnuck (Executive Producer LA & NYC) a partner in MMSlam LLC, is formerly general counsel of Schnuck Markets, Inc. Terry left the family business in 2002 after 22 years in the legal profession to pursue his passion in the theater. He has produced a number of Broadway shows: Enchanted April, ’night, Mother, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Martin Short:Fame Becomes Me and the critically acclaimed Spring Awakening  for which he received the 2007 Tony Award for Best Musical. Terry also produced the off-Broadway musical Ministry of Progress in addition to being associated with Thoroughly Modern Millie, All Shook Up! & Summer of ’42 (Off-Broadway). He is a Director of The MUNY (St. Louis), America's largest and oldest outdoor theatre, as well as serving as Chairman of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Terry is also on the board of The Professional Theatre Awards Council which each year recognizes outstanding achievement in locally produced St. Louis theatre through the Kevin Kline Awards.

Philip Galinsky (Co-Producer, Co-Creator, Co-Director LA & NYC) has a diverse producing background. He has worked with NFL producing for the Quarterback Club. Philip had produced integrated content campaigns for Levi’s. Snapple and Arizona Jeans Company. Philip created the Stargiving News, a radio news bulletin dedicated to covering the good works of celebrities. As an Executive Producer at Psuedo.com Philip developed live and serialized Internet programming. He also was the Executive producer of *Star Trek The Novel Experience - Live interactive talk/chat show, where authors' from various Star Trek book series discuss their ideas, characters and future projects, with live chat questions, live phone calls and Star Trek trivia contests. Along with his brother Robert, Philip produces a live Music, Theatre, Comedy show with all proceeds benefiting The Special Olympics (13 years running).

Robert Galinsky (Co-Producer, Co-Creator, Co-Director LA & NYC) Current projects include: Coffee the Musical, New York Reality TV School, NYC Producer of "MY Space Video Rants" Project, founding member of the international teen peace movement Three Dot Dash and recently finished directing the one woman show "Wild Thing" written by Sapphire based on the book "American Dreams" featuring Allison Findlater; and production work with clients: The National Geographic Channel, American Express, The Special Olympics, Time Out Magazine, and many more. Galinsky was co-founder and executive producer of the legendary internet TV studio “Psuedo.com” where he produced hundreds & hundres of hours of internet TV and had the good fortune of producing projects with Quentin Crisp, Willem DaFoe, Wu Tang Clan, Sandra Bernhard, Fred Schneider of the B52’s, Dick Cavett and many more. He has sat on panels for the Annual NY Underground Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, Sony Music Spoken Word Symposium, Yale University, School of Visual Arts, Mohegan Sun Casino and at the International Performance Studies Conference in Wales UK. Member SAG and Dramatist Guild.

Keith Blaser LA producer of MMSlam.com
I first saw The Manhattan Monologue Slam in New York over 5 years ago. I remember sitting in the audience, completely captivated by its energy and spirit. I was stunned! I remember thinking to myself, this show is truly one-of-a-kind. There was nothing else out there like it. It’s like one big underground rave for actors and then somebody gets on stage and kills it! I just had to be a part of it. So, I teamed up with the best man for the job and childhood bud, Matthew Alan. After years of hard work, we’re proud to bring you the west coast version, The Manhattan Monologue Slam LA. MMSlam, created by actors for actors, is an entertainment event that TRULY gives back to actors. We continually work hard to partner with some of the top well respected business’s in LA that offer services to actors so that we can always provide quality prizes for the actors who compete. I am thrilled to be able to share with the rest of the world, a celebration show, I believe, that has the potential to make dreams come true. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2057377/

 

Matthew Alan LA producer of MMSlam.com

“While working with Keith Blaser on Western Kentucky’s renowned Forensics team, I learned to love the art of performing. Nothing compares to the rush that comes with a live performance. MMSlam is a perfect platform to apply that love. It’s like a one-person show where you have one shot to blow your audience away.” Matthew Alan grew up in Indiana and is a graduate of WKU. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Most recently, Alan wrapped the Lifetime film “Walking the Halls” as well as guest spots on NCIS, Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles, and Bones. Look for him in the new George Lucas film “Red Tails” which premieres in January. Check it- www.matthewalanonline.com

Joe Trentacosta (Consulting Producer) is the Vice-President of Springer Associates PR, a full service entertainment public relations firm, handling theatre, film, film festivals and special events. Over the past ten years he has worked on project with actors such as Al Pacino, John Goodman, Steve Buschemi, Richard Thomas, Paul Giamati, Chaz Palmentarie, James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller, Robert and Phil Galinsky and Clint Eastwood to name a few.

 

Dani King (Stage Manager)

Danielle King grew up as a military brat and lived throughout the U.S. and Europe.  She now resides in Brooklyn, New York and works as a Stage Manager for the MMSlam where she quickly discovered the joys of working backstage and a new niche in the theatre world.  She currently attends Brooklyn College, majoring in television and radio and has received her undergrad degree in Business Management.  After graduation, her plan is to become and entrepreneur in the Media Arts of bringing people together and helping others.

She continues to shoot for opportunities to work with great groups and great work and is looking forward to whatever the future may bring her way.