Donald P. Blydenburgh, Esq.
Don is the Executive Director of Husky Dog Productions and oversees all creative and legal aspects of the company. A graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School , Don is very excited to be involved in the birth and growth of such a creative and inspired endeavor. This is his first foray into the creative production of theater and film and, when he is not drafting contracts, he is designing the lighting, sound and multi-media for HDP's projects.
Annie, HDP's Artistic Director and an Ensemble Member, is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at Atlantic Theatre Company and the Stonestreet School of Film and Television. Annie has also studied with The Barrow Group. She has appeared on stage with Ensemble Studio Theatre and wrote a one-woman play, This Morning , which she performed as part one of EST's one-act festivals. Annie has appeared in many short and full-length films and recently began a voice-over career. Most recently, Annie was seen as "Rebecca" in The Long Christmas Ride Home , with The Red Fern Theatre Company. In her other life, Annie is gaining her Masters in Social Work at NYU, and working as a group and individual therapist with mental health and substance-abuse clients. Annie would like to thank these clients, friends, and family for their continued support of her crazy, but well-loved, journey.
Jeff, HDP's calm voice of reason, Artistic Contributor and Ensemble Member is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School 's 2-year conservatory Acting Track, and continues to study extensively with Alan Langdon. An amazing passion and dedication for the craft of Acting brought him from a comfortable living as a physical therapist in Canada to the Hurly Burly world of NYC Theater. Other credits include Max in The End of Civilization (Locus Theatre Company), Quentin in After The Fall (Rosebud Productions), and Pericles (title role) at CITSTS.
Eileen contributes her talents as HDP's Artistic Producer and Business Manager, running most aspects of HDP's fundraising and community outreach. She has also directed a variety of projects including Entwine, 2008 Midtown International Theatre Festival ( Producer's Award ); Truth Is , Players Theater; Alex and Anne, Blue Box Production's Sticky Series, Bowery Poetry Bar; and a workshop performance of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis as part of the Live Arts Collaborative at the University Settlement.
After completing her BFA (Musical Theater) at Texas Christian University , she worked as an Actor in regional theater throughout the country, and eventually moved on to Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. She graduated in 2005 from the 2-year conservatory's Musical Theatre Track. But a passion for creating spaces where actors are able to explore their expressive potential led her from acting to the empowering world of directing. This same belief that self-expression is one of the most important skills to possess, Eileen has developed Acting in Law a course in self-expression teaching acting principles to trial lawyers. She also teaches with Creative Play for Kids, a dynamic early childhood development program in NYC developed by Eileen Levine.