THEatre ACCELERATOR

A musical theatre intensive development accelerator
for promising storytellers.

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APPLES AND ORANGES ARTS THREE PILLARS

Creating experiential learning opportunities to accelerate careers. In an industry prone to linear processes, Apples and Oranges Arts combines the fresh perspectives of experienced technologists with the insider knowledge of entertainment industry veterans to enrich the arts community.

Fostering tools and content that break boundaries in Augmented and Virtual Reality. Accelerating creative endeavors in the arts for works in their early stages. Applying models that accelerate technology start-ups, programs like Apples and Oranges Arts THEatre ACCELERATOR treats storytellers as founders creating an opportunities to interact with experts in storytelling, production, distribution, and the business of show business.

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Apples and Oranges Arts links the audiences and influencers to stories that unite and inspire humanity. We believe that diverse, invested communities are crucial to creating, sharing, and being part of meaningful stories. Fostering audience communities, storyteller communities, and the connection and interaction of the two.

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VIDEOS

Bill Sherman: ‘Sit in the Pit to Advance Your Career’

ShowbizU sits down with ALLI MAUZEY and Tim Kashani and explains how performers can stay fresh for their roles.

Creating a Character With Alli Mauzey

ShowbizU sits down with ALLI MAUZEY and Tim Kashani and explains how performers can stay fresh for their roles.

Brian MacDevitt’s Journey to A Broadway Career

Five time Tony Winner and teacher BRIAN MACDEVITT talks over what steps he took to become an award winning lighting designer.

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ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

TIM KASHANI

As co-founder of Apples and Oranges Studios and IT Mentors, Tim Kashani creates work environments where technology and the arts converge. His experience in the entertainment industry and expertise in tech start-ups through enterprise IT combine in a unique way to press against the boundaries of both worlds. Tim’s passion for storytelling through strategic innovation and the development of compelling stories with strong commercial viability align the studio’s mission. THEatre ACCELERATOR blends all Tim’s passions by integrating story development and distribution with emerging paradigms from the world of technology to create new musicals for theater, film, virtual reality and beyond.

On the more traditional Broadway stage, Tim and his wife Pamela produced the Tony Award® winning musicals Hair, Memphis, and An American in Paris. For 25 years and counting Tim’s IT development company, IT Mentors, spans the globe seeking to improve companies’ capabilities through insightful tech development and innovative teaching techniques. Tim holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Information and Computer Sciences, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California at Irvine, and a M.F.A. Film Production with specialization in directing from Chapman University. In his youth Tim compartmentalized his technical and artistic identities. Today, they are one.

PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI

Pamela loves to create, and seek and foster new artistic ideas.  She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani.  As an actor Pamela created varied roles such as Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: the Next Generation and the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway.  Also on Broadway Pamela played Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella in Into the Woods.  Across the US Pamela played leading roles at many regional theaters, and made many TV guest appearances as well as hosting her own TV show, Arts Coast to Coast.  Change Happens, her one-woman stage show, played in several venues on both coasts, and her CD of the same name is available on cdbaby.com. Her new cabaret show, Love and Sax, debuts soon. Click here for details.

Pamela loves to collaborate. A lifelong artist, she nurtures her performing career while creating and supporting new works. As producer she won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, in 2010 gained another Drama Desk, an Outer Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for the Best Musical Memphis, and is currently producing the four-time Tony winner An American in Paris. For the past few years she has been flexing her musical muscles in a new way as composer and lyricist for the musical Higher Education.

Pamela loves to give back as shown by her work creating opportunities for young artists during two seasons of Apples and Oranges’ Bridge to Broadway program in Orange County. These days you often may find her speaking to young actors in high schools and theatre conservatories and mentoring young artists in master classes across the country.

The Team

Christopher Sepulveda

Christopher Sepulveda

Dawson Schachter

Dawson Schachter

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

Ally Rice

Ally Rice

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