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Co-founder and executive producer, Apparition Productions. Off-Broadway productions included world premiere of Anne Washburn’s “Apparition” (“Best of 2005,” Time Out New York ), and Mark Shultz’s “Deathbed” (“A coolly thoughtful and taut meditation,” New York Times). Other projects included associate production of “(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch” with The Civilians at Edinburgh Festival (“First in Fringe” award) and development workshops with Kyle Donnelly, Jordan Harrison, and filmmaker Jeremiah Kipp.


As an actor, Emily Donahoe received an Obie Award for her performance in Lucas Hnath's "The Christians" at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY. She also received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in "Shakespeare in Hollywood" at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and a Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination for her performance in "Mary Jane" at Yale Rep in New Haven, CT. She served as a 2017 Beinecke Fellow at the Yale School of Drama. Emily has performed on Broadway & Off-Broadway, in regional theaters around the country, on TV, film, and radio. She can be seen in the upcoming limited Showtime series “Rust,” with Maura Tierney.


Emily is the founder of WOMENSPEAK Training (WST), a public communications training company. WST offerings work to build female voice and visibility in public spaces by giving women, men, and organizations tools to amplify women's voices and to drive organizational performance. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to advocacy organizations (including events for the Women's Campaign School at Yale University). She has been a featured speaker in the US and internationally on the topic of Women's Voices in Public Spaces, and Building Female Share of Voice within organizations.



David McMahon has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California-San Diego and, as an actor, worked at such theatres as Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and in theatres all over New York City. He is the co-founder, along with Emily
Donahoe, of Apparition Productions. Apparition Productions produced Anne Washburn’s Apparition, directed by Les Waters, off-Broadway at the Connelly Theatre (Time Out New York Top Ten Productions of the Year, New York Times Critic’s Choice) as well as Deathbed by Mark Schultz.


David has also produced and directed two documentary feature films. His first film, “Bayou Blue” was co-directed with Alix Lambert, and premiered at IDFA in Amsterdam. His second film, the award-winning “Skanks,” premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival.

In addition to producing and filmmaking, David has taught at UCSD and Birmingham-Southern College. He also is on the board of Trinity Place Shelter, a shelter for LGBT youth in Manhattan, and serves on the advisory board of the Sidewalk Film Festival.



Trained in fine arts and stage design, Amanda is a New York-based designer with over 20 years experience in bringing creativity to events, hospitality, theatre and film. As the Associate Creative Director for Relevent, an experiential market group, and the Design Director at Oliver Cheng Catering and Events, she designed multi-disciplinary installations for top brands like Heineken, Nike, Victoria Secret, Don Julio, Hennessy, W Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Stoli,, Diesel, Microsoft, Bon Appetit, Net-A-Porter, Old Navy and Time Warner Cable.

Her creative studio, Amanda Rehbein Studio, focuses on hospitality, commercial and residential spaces. Amanda has developed a diverse team of imaginative designers and technical masters, to offer full service design solutions for all projects.

Amanda earned her degree in Theatre Design at Concordia University in Montreal and her Masters in Fine Arts at New York University in Design for Stage and Film.

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