The Team

Quentin Madia

Quentin is a New York/New Jersey-based director, choreographer, and designer. Directing/Choreography Credits include: Two Star Motel (The Dare Tactic) , Bonnie and Clyde (TDT), Little Women (NJ Rep),  ...Spelling Bee (NJ Rep), Blood Brothers (NJ Repertory Theatre), Gathering Sparks (GenWhy, International, Thailand), Rent (NJ Rep Theatre), and more. Tech Production Credits: Tennessee Williams 1982 (Off-Bway, Projections), Embodi(ED) (Girl Be Heard, HERE Arts Center, Proj.), Our Class (dir. Cosmin Chivu, Proj), 4.48 Psychosis (TDT, Projections & Lights), Fires in the Mirror (TDT, Projections & Lights), and more. Pace University Directing, International Performance Ensemble. Quentin also works at The Drama League (Development Associate), Dixon Place (Production Manager), and is the Executive Director of The Dare Tactic, a non-profit theatre company in NYC.

Lauren Pelaia

Lauren Pelaia is NY/NJ based singer, song writer, composer and actress. In November of 2017, she released her first EP, March With Me, at The Bitter End. Following the EP, she released two singles, Try To Love You and While We Have Tonight, that were introduced as a two-part music video series. Lauren co-wrote Employee of the Year with Quentin Madia for the production of Employee of the Month, at Dixon Place. Most recently, she orchestrated an entirely original score for the classic play, Our Town, at Villagers Theatre. Performance Credits: Halley, in The Dare Tactic's Two Star Motel; Crystal, in Algonquin Arts Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors; and Sandy in New Jersey Repertory Theatre’s Grease.

Alex Knezevic

Alex Knezevic is a Brooklyn based actor, musician, composer, and music producer. Current Projects: The Picher Project (Music & Lyrics, The Dare Tactic), Murder Pass (Music and Lyrics, 54 Below), and Dark of the Moon (Music Director, Orchestrations, Pace Performing Arts). Since taking composition classes, Alex was commissioned to score a piece for Pace University’s Presidential Inauguration titled "Pace The Musical" directed by Quentin Madia. Some of Alex’s favorite performance opportunities include NEWSIES (Regional, Buttons); Two Star Motel (NYC Premiere, Ryan); Blood Wedding (NYC, Leonardo).