Courtney Abbiati (Writer/Performer): Courtney is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts as an acting major. Her first job out of college was in Tennessee Williams, The Rose Tattoo directed by Nicholas Martin, starring Andrea Martin. Upon the end of The Rose Tattoo’s run Courtney moved to Los Angeles to begin working in TV and Film. She has guest starred on How I Met Your Mother, Girlfriends, and Ground Floor. She was also a lead in the horror movie A Haunting in Salem and has been in numerous commercials for Ford with Mike Row, Chili’s, Khol’s, and most recently Turkish Airlines’ ad for Batman v.s. Superman. Courtney is the recipient of Boston University’s Bette Davis award.
Ryan Weiss (Director): In the last ten years, Ryan has graced the stage of Broadway’s Wicked, worked at WME and was the Director of Development at Storyline Entertainment. He then launched a Life Coaching practice, “Waking Up with Ryan," specializing in intimacy in relationships as well as helping individuals launch the business of their dreams. Ryan is thrilled to return to the stage to direct the brilliant Courtney Abbiati in, No, I Won't Take You To The Airport!
Rich Hippie Productions (Producer): RHP is a diversified entertainment company dedicated to creating, financing and distributing new content for motion pictures, television, digital media, and theatre. The company is led by its founder and CEO Sydney Holland.
Mike Abramson (Production Consultant): Mike has successfully produced about a dozen shows in the Los Angeles area. Such notable productions include Jekyll and Hyde (LA Weekly Critic's Pick of the Week), Xanadu (LA Weekly GO), Avenue Q (LA Times Critic's Choice, nominated for six 2013 Ovation Awards including Best Musical Intimate Theatre) and Dreamgirls (LA Times Critics Choice, winner of five NAACP Theatre Awards, three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival and four LA Weekly Theater Awards including Best Musical Production of the Year), Is There Sex After Marriage (6 month run, Recommended, Top 10 - Stage Raw), The Pokemusical (8 month run, Winner DOMA sponsored award for Best Musical), Rent (NAACP Theatre Award winner), When Stars Align at the Odyssey Theatre & The Money Fi$h (Recommended, Top 10 – Stage Raw). Mike is currently is the Director of Marketing & Communications for Stage Rights, a Los Angeles based theatrical licensing and publishing company and works as a Theatre Manager for the famed Hudson Theatres.
Val Salas (Stage Manager): Val is a Hollywood native and has been involved in theatre for over 15 years. Stage Manager credits include Tick Tick Boom, Fellowship of the Rings, Frankie and Johnnie at the Clair De Lune, The Bad Seed, Hollywood Party and Nocturne, to name a few. She is currently the Technical Director for The Hudson Theatres and is a resident technical guru for the Comedy Central Stage.
Steve Pope (Lighting Design): Steve is currently the technical director of the Hudson Theatres and Treapany House at the Steve Allen Theater. He has designed lights and stage managed shows at the US Comedy Arts Festival and the Comedy Central Stage. Notable productions includes the long running hit, Is There Sex After Marriage (6 month run, Top 10 Recommended - Stage Raw), Re-animator the Musical, Fellowship (a musical parody of the Lord of the Rings trilogy), Are You There God? It’s Me Karen Carpenter, Hollywood Party and The Beastly Bombing.
Sheena Aquino Rodriguez (Graphic Design): Sheena has been with, “No, I Won’t Take You to the Airport! since it’s inception working on everything from front of house to website design and social media. She is thrilled to be a part of the team and no, she won’t take you to the airport either.
Ken Werther Publicity (Press Representative): KEN WERTHER PUBLICITY has been a staple in the Los Angeles performing arts community since 1982. Public relations, producing, directing. As producer: All Your Hard Work, The Good Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Taming of the Shrew (Queer Classics). Assistant director: Stop the World, I Want To Get Off (Musical Theatre Guild), The Women of Brewster Place (Celebration Theatre), The Woodsman (Coeurage). For a listing of PR activities, visit www.kenwerther.com.