ABOUT THE FESTIVAL STAFF
Producing Artistic Director
J.J. founded and has produced the SUMMER SHORTS festival since 2007, and founded Throughline Artists, in 2010. The creation of Throughline Artists ensures a future for the SUMMER SHORTS, and allows J.J. to continue to bring together and work with great people.
As an actor, his Film and television credits include: Chuck with Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker (Best Picture 2010) both directed by Academy Award® winner Kathryn Bigelow; 10 K (Santa Barbara International Film Festival) and The Mulberry Bush (2016 Tribeca Film Festival) both written and directed by Neil LaBute; We Need To Talk About Kevin; Billy & Billie (DIRECTV); and Law & Order. New York theater credits include: 10 K and The Mulberry Bush by Neil LaBute; Falling Short and Jonathan's Blaze both directed by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Alexander Dinelaris; The Killing (World Premiere) by William Inge; Sundance directed by Matthew Penn; Intermission (World Premiere) by Will Eno; and The Great Pretenders with Amy Irving.
SUMMER SHORTS directing credits include: Sparring Partner by Neil LaBute (2018); Wedding Bash by Andrew Leeds & Lindsey Kraft (2017); and In This, Our Time by Alexander Dinielaris (2011).
2019 Associate Producer
Sarah is thrilled to return to the production team of Throughline Artists! Sarah is a producer, actor, writer and musician. Previous SUMMER SHORTS credits include: Assistant Director: Grounded (directed by Alexander Dinelaris; written by Chris Bohjalian), Playing God (directed by Maria Mileaf; written by Alan Zweibel) and The Helpers (directed by Jessi D. Hill; written by Cusi Cram). Sarah is currently in pre-production for a narrative web-series she co-wrote about street musicians in NYC. Other production credits include: The Soothing System (Executive Producer & co-writer; award-winning short film), Lucky Penny (Associate Producer; Harold Clurman Lab Theatre), Two Rooms (Executive Producer; Theatre Lab). As an actor, her regional theatre credits include: Worcester Shakespeare Company: Othello (Emilia), Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page), Merchant of Venice (Nerissa). Other NYC credits include: Two Rooms (Lainie). Sarah is a featured soloist with Studio Senakwami’s concerts at The Appel Room (Jazz @ Lincoln Center). www.sarahcronk.com
2019 Artistic Associate
Alex is excited to join the Throughline Artists/SUMMER SHORTS team this year. Having worked primarily in the film and television industry since school, SUMMER SHORTS will be a great dive into the NYC theater world. Past film & TV credits include True Detective S2, The Beguiled, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Sorry For Your Loss, The Report, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
KEVIN CHRISTOPHER SNIPES
2019 Artistic Consultant
He is the author of A Bitter Taste (EST/Youngblood), The Chimes (SPF/The Public Theater) and other plays. Additionally he is the recipient of an Artists Fellow in Playwriting / Screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship