Scott Elliott, Artistic Director
Scott is the founding artistic director of The New Group, where he has directed and produced many plays including David Rabe's Hurlyburly (won a Lucille Lortel award and four nominations / four Drama Desk nominations), Wallace Shawn's Aunt Dan and Lemon, Trevor Griffith's Comedians, Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie, Mike Leigh's Smelling a Rat, Goose-Pimples (three Drama Desk nominations), and Ecstasy (OBIE and SSDC's Calloway Award), Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, Ayub Khan-Din's East is East, Rob Urbinati's Hazelwood Jr. High, Stephen Bill's Curtains (OBIE), and Ed Cachianes' Andrew After Dark. His Broadway credits include Noel Coward's Present Laughter, and with the Roundabout (where Scott is an Associate Artist), Clare Booth Luce's The Women (also filmed for PBS), and Chekhov's Three Sisters. Other credits include Christopher Kyle's The Monogamist (Lucille Lortel award and Drama Desk nomination), the American premiere of Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Jon Robin Baitz's The End of the Day, and Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman's Kiki & Herb: Coup de Théatre. He directed the feature film based on Jane Hamilton's novel, A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore (National Board of Review award for excellence in independent filmmaking).
Geoff Rich, Executive Director
In 2002, Geoff became Executive Director following a 20-year career in network radio. In 1984, he co-founded Radio Today, an independent radio syndication company. In 1998, ABC bought Radio Today and Geoff became Executive Vice President of Programming for ABC Radio Networks. His radio production credits include Flashback, Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40, Walter Cronkite's Twentieth Century, The Matt Drudge Show, Bob Brinker's Moneytalk and The Dr. Laura Program. In 2000, Geoff founded New York Gothams Youth Baseball, a non-profit youth sports organization. A graduate of Princeton University (1978), Geoff is the President of the Board of Trustees for the Princeton Summer Theater company.
Jamie Lehrer, Director of Development
Jamie comes to The New Group and New York after 25 years living abroad in Switzerland, Singapore but mostly London where she was Head of Development at the Lyric Hammersmith. Her working life began in publishing as an editor and she has authored a children's book, The Magic Costumes (published in the USA, UK, Australia, Portugal & Spain in 1996 and reprinted in 2004). Jamie grew up in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC.
Linda Elfenbein, Manager of Individual Giving
Linda comes to The New Group after more than 20 years as a practicing trust and estate attorney. She was a partner at a prominent
New Jersey law firm and a former adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School. Linda is very excited about her new career and
proud to be affiliated with The New Group.
Ian Morgan, Associate Artistic Director
Ian has been with The New Group since 1999, developing and directing new work, and running the New Group (naked) second stage series and the New Group/New Works play development program. He also supervises and directs Life Stories, the New Group ensemble for New York City high school students. For The New Group, he has directed Critical Darling by Barry Levey, A Spalding Gray Matter by Michael Brandt, and the Drama Desk-nominated The Accomplices, by Bernard Weinraub. Recent productions also include Progress by Matei Visniec (Immigrants Theatre Project at HERE); Ham Lake by Nat Bennett and Sam Rosen, and The Toad Poems by Gerald Locklin and George Carroll (both at the Soho Playhouse); Ethnic Cleansing Day by Brett Neveu (The Production Company at the Kraine); Missing Time by Michael Brandt (Breedingground at CSV); and the 24 Hour Plays at the Lucille Lortel and the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. He has also directed and workshopped new work at the Atlantic, Center Stage, the O'Neill, the Public, Rattlestick, New York Theater Workshop, New Dramatists, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Ian previously worked as a director and dramaturg in Minneapolis, where he was a literary manager at The Playwrights' Center.
Daniel Rattner, Patron Relations and House Manager
Daniel joins The New Group after graduating from Princeton University last spring, where he studied Classics and Theater.
At school, Daniel ran Theatre Intime, serving as General Manager and Production Manager, and Princeton Summer Theater, serving
as Artistic Director. He has directed five full-length plays, one of which he wrote, and his work with theaters and playwrights
has taken him to Greece and California.