David E. Tolchinsky
ShOW CREATOR/PRINCIPAL, INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY PRODUCTIONS
Tolchinsky has been commissioned to write screenplays by such Hollywood companies as MGM, Ed Pressman, and Touchstone. His work has been seen at such venues as Sundance, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, and the Kennedy Center, and distributed in theatres, on DVD and on iTunes/Amazon Prime. His playwriting/directing credits include Where's the Rest of Me? and An Attempt to Heal in the Contemporary World. His film credits include Creature Companion (producer, Special Mention, International Jury, Oberhausen); Cassandra (writer/director/composer, currently in post), Fast Talk (producer), The Coming of Age (producer/screenwriter, Winner, Silver Medal, LA Film Review), Girl (associate producer/screenwriter, from Sony, starring Selma Blair and Tara Reid), The Personal Life of Mr. Phelps (producer/writer/director/composer, premiered at Sundance), and St. Catherine’s Wedding Ring (co-producer/co-director/composer, premiered at Sundance). He was ranked no. 7 on New City's Film 50 2017: Chicago Screen Gems. He is the co-director of Northwestern’s MFA program in screenwriting and attended Yale (BA in composition/video) and USC (MFA in film production). More at davidetolchinsky.com. (Photo by Joe Mazza)
Silverstein is the Associate Director of Exhibitions at the Block Museum of Art, where he designs, and installs exhibitions, working closely with artists to help them actualize their works. As an artist, he works with both objects and video. His installations have been seen at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs in New York City, the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL, and the UFVA New Media Exhibit at Columbia College, Chicago. He has produced and directed videos, including a feature length documentary, “Tomorrow’s New Light: The Bill Lowe Story.” He has a BFA from Northern Illinois University, and travels extensively in support of his freelance curatorial efforts and installations. Silverstein has spent the last 10 years developing a working relationship with Dave Tolchinsky, first as both a designer and installer for some of Tolchinsky’s earlier work, then eventually as a collaborator on several projects that they developed in tandem. See https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-silverstein-67a70530/
A consulting producer on Ava Duvernay’s Netflix series, When They See Us, he has been called "one of the most deliberately and effectively confrontational American Playwrights of his generation" by the New York Times. His plays include: Intimacy and Burning (New Group), Mary and Carlyle (Goodman), Southern Promises, Fulfillment, Job, and Dawn (Flea Theater), The Bereaved (Crowded Fire, Partial Comfort, and the State Theater of Bielefeld in Germany), Thomas and Sally (Marin Theater Company), and Lecture on the Blues (Whitney Museum). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prince Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award, a Doris Duke Implementation Grant, and a PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award. Recent commissions include The Royal National Theatre and The Goodman/Second City. A compilation of his work Intimacy and Other Plays was recently published by TCG. Mr. Bradshaw is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University.