Who We Are

HUNTER ARNOLD

Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance (Tony Nomination), Tina: The Musical (Tony Nomination), Moulin Rouge! (Tony Nomination), Betrayal (Tony Nomination), Slava’s SnowshowOnce On This Island (Tony Award), Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award and Olivier Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Pretty Woman: The MusicalAnastasiaGettin’ the Band Back Together, Head Over Heels,  M Butterfly, Disaster!Allegiance, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), The Visit (Tony Nomination), It’s Only a PlayMothers and Sons (Tony Nomination), The Bridges of Madison CountyMacbethGodspellChinglish. London: The Inheritance (Olivier Award), The JungleHadestownTina: The Musical, Edward Albee’s The Goat with Damian Lewis.  Off-Broadway: Little Shop of HorrorsDaddy Long Legs and more.

In addition to his producing projects Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Amongst Artech’s offerings is the premier amateur theatrical ticketing and web presence software www.OnTheStage.com.  Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on entertainment trends and economics, Commercial Theater and working in the arts.

KAYLA GREENSPAN

Broadway:  Hadestown (Tony Award), The Inheritance (Tony Nomination), Slava’s Snowshow, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony Nomination), Gettin’ the Band Back TogetherOnce On This IslandAnastasia and Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award) and Daddy Long Legs.

As Managing Producer at TBD Theatricals she has worked on The Jungle, CompanyDianaMrs. Doubtfire, Tina: The MusicalMoulin Rouge!The Cher ShowPretty WomanHead Over HeelsDear Evan HansenM. Butterfly, Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons, Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre and others.  Kayla is also the Director of Investor Relations for the Broadway Strategic Return Fund, an investment vehicle dedicated to maximizing shareowner returns in the Broadway space.  Previously, she was the Managing Director of the Davenport Theatre and Ken Davenport’s Producing Associate, in which capacity she worked on Allegiance, The VisitIt’s Only a PlayMothers and SonsThe Bridges of Madison CountyMacbethKinky BootsGodspellChinglish and many others.

Independently, she has produced benefit concerts for GLAAD (Broadway Gets GLAAD) and The Trevor Project (Say My Name). In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Kayla was a judge for the SheNYC Summer Festival, a festival dedicated to supporting the creation of new works by female writers and composers. Kayla was previously the Director of Operations at ARTech Holdings, an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Kayla earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English at NYU’s Steinhardt School, as well as The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology in a joint program through NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

OPHELIA CHAU

Ophelia is proud to sit at the intersection of theatre and finance, driving innovation in the live theatre industry to serve creatives and investors alike. In arts and entertainment, Ophelia was most recently a Producer at TSG Entertainment, managing and developing live shows and experiences based on TSG’s film slate. Before TSG, she created the role of Director of Strategic Initiatives at American Ballet Theatre.

In finance, Ophelia has worked across Goldman Sachs’s Hong Kong and New York offices in private equity investment management. She also served as a producer and production manager for the inaugural GSAM Symposium, a consecutive 32-hour global conference across 5 cities, broadcast live. Passionate about elevating underrepresented voices, Ophelia currently serves on the Board of Musical Theatre Factory. She is an avid supporter of all aspects of theatre-making, with a particular soft spot for lighting design. Originally from Singapore, Ophelia earned her Bachelor of Engineering from Duke University, with Majors in Biomedical Engineering and Economics, and a Minor in Theatre, and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

TINA COCUMELLI

Tina Cocumelli joins TBD Theatricals after a long and successful career as a theatre educator. A Los Angeles, California, native and graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre, she also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Point Loma University. Tina has produced and directed over 200 plays and musicals with students and community theatre groups and hopes to bring her knowledge and experience to TBD. Some of her favorite projects include Head Over Heels, In the Heights, A New Brain, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Dogfight, Chavez Ravine, Sweeney Todd, and The Kentucky Cycle.

JOSEPH SYKES-BURNS

Joseph Sykes-Burns is a Jacksonville, Florida native and graduate of Howard University. Prior to TBD, he has worked with various theatrical organizations around the country, including Scott Rudin Productions, The Broadway League, Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Studio Theatre. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with dogs and watching reality television.

Once on This Island on Broadway