A Producer with Variety Worldwide. As a producer and artist, he is dedicated to creating multidisciplinary, conceptual works that used a wide variety of media to reaffirm the ebullient spirit of childhood curiosity. Most recently, he served as the General Manager of Ars Nova, a groundbreaking incubator of new experimental work, where he produced the Drama Desk nominated production of Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. Prior to Ars Nova, Nate was the Producing Director of the TEAM, an awardwinning ensemble based in New York; credits with the TEAM include Mission Drift (London’s National Theater, The Perth International Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, New York’s PS122, Lisbon’s Almada Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe), Architecting (Calgary’s Theater Junction), Particularly in the Heartland (Boston’s A.R.T.), and Primer for a Failed Superpower (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Nate also served as a Management Associate for Joey Parnes Productions, a Broadway producing and general management company, where he worked on End of the Rainbow, The Tony Awardwinning production and tour of HAIR, The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson and the 2012 Drama Desk Awards Ceremony. In 2010, he was the Associate Producer of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More. In 2009, he was the Associate Producer of Purgatorio, an immersive Halloween nightlifespectacular at the China Club in Times Square, created by Randy Weiner and Simon Hammerstein. From 20062009, he was an Associate Producer with David Korins Design, a multidisciplinary production design firm, with whom he collaborated on over 75 projects. BFA, with honors, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
A producer and project manager with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. Most recently, Willink oversaw the build out of a new restaurant and performance space at The McKittrick Hotel, home of the hit show, Sleep No More.
Willink is the cofounder of Will/Plan Projects, a boutique consulting firm specializing in supporting creative and business clients with strategic, marketing, and management solutions. Clients include performing artists, authors, athletes, and corporate clients ranging from startups to globally recognized companies.
Prior to founding Will/Plan Projects, Willink spent over 13 years with the worldrenowned Blue Man Group as senior vice president of creative development and executive producer; she helped create and grow the company from a 60person “family” to more than 800 people working around the world. She successfully filled many roles with Blue Man Group—including overseeing the marketing and production functions, and the creative development department, which she started and managed for almost a decade. As executive producer for the majority of their highprofile, successful live and televised productions and special appearances around the world, she produced their longrunning shows, including Luxor Las Vegas, Toronto, Orlando, Berlin, and their biggest and most groundbreaking production at The Venetian Las Vegas. She also produced the awardwinning arena tour that played in over 300 markets worldwide. Among the many special appearances were 11 visits to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a standing ovation at the Grammy Awards, playing live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and at The Royal Variety Performance for HRH Queen Elizabeth.
Willink also coproduced Blue Man Group’s first Grammynominated album, Audio, and all the subsequent music and video products. She worked very closely with Blue Man Group’s labels (Virgin Records and Atlantic), with radio shows and festivals (i.e., Coachella, Wango Tango) and with collaborators (i.e., Dave Matthews, Ricky Martin).
Sebastian Clarke has vast experience and knowledge of global nightclubs and clubbing culture. He went from graduating in Business Management with Finance to working with the biggest nightclubs and brands of Europe especially in Ibiza, as a PR & Performance Artist. Pacha, Privilege, Amnesia, Fabrik(Madrid), Festivals and more have gained Sebastian a huge wealth of experience, creative vision and scope.
Sebastian was headhunted to launch Cipriani’s 1st and Abu Dhabi’s biggest nightclub. He became part of the senior management in less than 2 years. Combining his educational achievements with experiences, he has developed into a strong and forward thinking nightclub manager, helping achieve consecutive ‘Best Nightclub in Abu Dhabi’ awards. Sebastian has created, developed and run 3 world-class & hugely successful F1 Abu Dhabi Cipriani festivals with international DJ line ups, shows, and performances.
Sebastian joined Demind investment as Events Manager for ‘Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE’ and Producer for ‘the BOX’ franchise’s new venue, ‘The Act | Dubai’, pushing boundaries regionally, a groundbreaking concept offering a unique nightlife experience.
David studied at NYU Film School while directing underground multimedia art parties in New York during the late 1990s.
Upon graduating, he immediately began working in television and independent film earning credits both in front of and behind the camera. David started at The Box shortly after it’s founding in 2007. As the company expanded internationally, he became director of the flagship New York venue.
David Is now responsible for having brought this unique brand of nightlife entertainment to Dubai as director of The Act.
A production associate with Variety Worldwide. Prior to joining the team, Zach served as assistant to Richard Winkler, the Tony Awardwinning producer of Memphis, La Cage Aux Folles, and The Norman Conquests. An independent producer himself, he is dedicated to developing new musical theater experiences that walk the line between commercial and conceptual. His reading of Strange Faces, a new musical, will be directed by John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story), and star broadway talents Remy Zaken, Derek Klena, Matthew Gumley and Fred Rose.
Zach has worked in various capacities with both emerging and established Performing Arts companies, including Transport Group, Mark Stuart Dance Theatre, Mabou Mines, The Public Theater, Puppet Cinema, and Royal Family Productions. He is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where his fullscale musical productions raised more money and engaged larger audiences than any studentrun shows in the college’s history.