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Granville Wyche Burgess

CEO & President

Granville Wyche Burgess

Granville Wyche Burgess, CEO and President, is the produced author of numerous plays, musicals, and teleplays, including several specifically developed for children and family audiences. His televised work, including an episode for “Tales From The Darkside” and a stint as staff writer for the soap opera “Capitol,” has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, and NJN-TV, and in syndication. He was Director of the Walnut Street Theatre School for seven years, teaching writing, acting, and directing. Mr. Burgess has written, directed or acted in over 70 plays and musicals in New York...

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Stephen Lawrence

Co-Founder

Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence has composed numerous award-winning songs and scores, including over 250 songs for “Sesame Street,” for which he received three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. His scores for film include Bang The Drum Slowly (starring Robert DiNiro) and One Summer Love (starring Susan Sarandon). He composed and co-produced the title song and others for the Gold Album “Free To Be… You and Me”. In addition, he composed and produced the Gold Single “You Take My Breath Away.” For HBO he composed the score for...

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Beth Bellemore

Director of Technology Integration

Beth Bellemore

Beth Bellemore, Director of Technology Integration, has 15 years of experience in global marketing and program development. As Senior Manager of Marketing at Cisco, San Jose, California, she developed strategic marketing plans for Cisco’s Global Service Provider Group. In 2007, she was selected to participate in Cisco’s 21st Century Schools Initiative and spent two years implementing professional development and technology integration programs with over 50 public schools. She also conceived of the Cisco-Smithsonian American Art Museum Teacher Institute, hosted in 2008 and 2009, designed...

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