Mitchell Riggs creative consultant/director

Mitchell RiggsMitchell acted in and co-directed him & her and has been a production associate for many MMP projects.  Mitchell is an Independent Spirit Award nominee for his work in “Kaaterskill Falls” in the “Best Debut Performance” category.  The film was also nominated for the John Cassevettes Award.  “Kaaterskill Falls”, which he co-wrote, was the winner of the Critics Choice Award from the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2002 and winner of the Best Film from the Empire State Film Festival.  Other lead film roles include: “Spin the Bottle”, “Stealing Martin Lane” with Dylan Baker and “Ashpet: An American Cinderella”.  He has performed regionally at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Phoenix Theatre Company (The Glass Menagerie with Carrie Nye, directed by Ellis Rabb), The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Syracuse Stage (The Sum of Us), GeVa, Capital Rep., The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre of Rochester and the North Caroline and Illinois Shakespeare festivals.  In NY: Signature Theatre Company (founding associate), Synchronicity Space, The Director’s Co. (Avow by Bill C. Davis), The Workhouse Theatre (Spyz by Keith Reddin), The Ohio Theatre, Triology Theatre, Camilla’s Theatre Gallery and Manhattan Theatre Source.  He is a founding member of three theatres in Manhattan: The Signature Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Source and Camilla’s Theatre Gallery.  He is a board member of The Lady Cavaliers.  He has produced over 50 original theatrical events and nine full-length plays, four of which have moved to larger commercial venues.  As a filmmaker, he has produced two feature films, “Red Dog. Scooter.  Applesauce.” and “Firefly” and numerous shorts.  He is currently working on his latest feature, “Oliver Creation”, which he co-wrote with his wife, Catherine Zambri.  Mitchell is also a freelance editor and teacher in NYC.