Mission Statement

Kid Brooklyn Productions’ mission is to create theatrical work that is unique, thought provoking, fearless, relevant, provocative, entertaining, raw, humorous, and honest. We want to create theatre that explores every aspect of the human experience light and dark, heartbreaking and joyful, beautiful and broken. We want to challenge ourselves as artists and break our boundaries in the stories we tell on stage.

“Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.”
— Stella Adler

Artistic Director

Evan F. Caccioppoli

Evan F. Caccioppoli created Kid Brooklyn Productions with the hope of creating fearless and honest theatre that explores every aspect of the human experience. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York the name Kid Brooklyn comes from a love for where it all began and the joy of looking at things with a kid’s eyes always new and fresh. Evan received a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in Educational Theatre at NYU. He also studied at The Poor School in London, England, and performed at the International Theatre Festival in Varna, Bulgaria. Past directing credits include: WILD by Crystal Skillman (Kid Brooklyn Productions, World Premiere); Unbroken by Alexandra Wood (Kid Brooklyn Productions, American Premiere); I Can’t Explain It Better Than That by Sarah Shaefer (Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cino Nights); The Little Dog Laughed; In The Key of You by Diana Stahl; Crave; Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead; The Last Five Years; and original devised works Shattered Silence and 8:46:40 (The September 11th Project). Served as Assistant Director to Daniel Talbott on Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks/Under St. Marks) and Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang Theatre Company/The Secret Theatre) and Pedro Pascal on Yosemite (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Evan is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, and associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. In Fall 2014, Evan will begin the MFA Directing program at The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.

New York: Artistic Associates

Clayton Fox

Clayton Fox (AEA) is a proud graduate of NYU/Tisch and the Atlantic Theater Co. Acting School. For his work at Atlantic, he received the 2011 Tisch Outstanding Achievement Award. As an actor, Clayton has worked at: Triad Stage, O’Neill Natl. Playwrights Conference, McCarter Theatre, Oldcastle Theatre, and the New Jewish Theatre. He has appeared in readings of works by Daniel John Kelley, Crystal Skillman, Tony Werner, Liz Diggs, Randall Colburn, and Steven Levenson. On Film: The Green w/Jason Butler Harner. As a director, Clayton has gotten to wrestle with Swimming in the Shallows, Terrorism by the Presnyakov Bros., the World Premiere of Blagojevich, Blagojevich!, and most recently, On Tipping, as part of the inaugural Farm Show by Farm Theater Projects. In 2008, Clayton founded ensemble113 in Chicago and subsequently produced: Election Day, The Best Medicine (original work), Brought to Life (original work), and Reefer Madness: The Musical (which was awarded the Highly Recommended rating by the Chicago Sun-Times.) He will be abroad during the 2013-14 season participating in the Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa service program in Israel.

Sarah Shaefer

Sarah Shaefer is a playwright and an actor. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and now lives very happily in Manhattan. Her play The Gin Baby will be produced by Caps Lock Theatre and directed by Daniel Talbott in January 2014. She was also commissioned by Evan Cacciopoli to write an as-of-yet untitled play about pornography, which will also be produced in 2014 by Kid Brooklyn Productions. Another one of her as-of-yet untitled plays will premiere in late fall of 2013 for Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cino Nights series. Her plays Deliver Us Some Email, K-Hole and Five Tiny Little Minutes were all produced by the ESPA Detention Series at the Seventh Street Small Stage. Deliver Us Some Email and K-Hole are published by Indie Theater Now. The Queen and the Pawn’s Ball Sac was produced by Fresh Produce’d at the Drama Bookshop and also was showcased at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival as well as the Abingdon Theatre Company. Her play The Blow Job Injury was produced by Fresh Produce’d at the Drama Bookshop and was part of the Core Ensemble reading series at the Barrow Group. Her play Sunk Like A Ship On Fire was a 2012 ESPA*Drills finalist. She also co-produced Shitfuck Rip-Ups, a comedic night of short pieces she wrote around the theme of breaking up. Acting work includes the feature film Yelling to the Sky (Berlin International Film Festival) and the feature film Tiger Lily Road (Bennett Park Films). Recent theater credits include the role of Cherie in Bus Stop (William Inge Theatre Festival, dir. Erma Duricko), Follow (dir. Daniel Talbott), Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood (dir. Jose Zayas) and has participated in workshops at the New York Theatre Workshop, Page 73, LAByrinth Theater Company, New Dramatists, Young Playwrights, Classic Stage Company, Players Club. Sarah also speaks in German and Spanish fluently and has conversational Swiss German.

Chicago: Artistic Associates

Julia Daubert

Originally from North Carolina, Julia is currently braving the Chicago winters which is where she hooked up with Kid Brooklyn Productions. She played Zoe in KBP’s inaugural production of UNBROKEN last year and is looking forward to bringing life to Nikki in the world premiere of WILD with them in June. Prior to moving to Chicago, Julia was seen in WONDERFUL WORLD and KATARINA in NYC (AML Entertainment). Julia trained at Boston University (BFA Acting) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Favorite roles there include Volumnia in CORIOLANUS (LAMDA), Daisy u/s in BRENDEN (BU) with The Huntington Theatre Company, and Kate in UNCOMMON WOMEN AND OTHERS. Julia is proud to be EMC and to be an artistic associate with Kid Brooklyn Productions.

Dina Marie Klahn

Dina Marie first worked with Kid Brooklyn productions on the Chicago premier of UNBROKEN. She has a BA from UIC for directing and design. Currently Dina is the resident stage manager for Old World Theatre Company. One of her proudest moments was co-writing and directing an original piece titled LUCKY AT CARDS for the Abbie Hoffman Theatre Festival in Chicago. She has recently Stage Managed The GLASS MENAGERIE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, BLACK COMEDY, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, OLD WORLD LAUFFS AND SINGS, BOX AND COX, and EXPRESS. Currently she is Stage Managing Charles Mee’s FULL CIRCLE for the UIC theatre department.

Michael Manocchio

A freelance actor, director, and dramaturg based in Chicago, Michael has worked with the Goodman (Stage Kiss, El Nogalar, New Stages Festival), American Theater Company (Escape), Kid Brooklyn Productions (Wild), The Side Project (Some Toner), the Genesis Ensemble (The Rest Unknown), and Pride Films and Plays (My Night with Reg). Michael is a proud graduate of Elmhurst College and has studied subsequently with The Moscow Art Theatre School.

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