Overview

We are a team of BOLD MAKERS and MOLD BREAKERS that combine vision, know-how, and world-class talent to treat the world to experiences they’ll never forget.

 
Find out what it means to #raiseyourexperience with RWS Entertainment Group.

 

Reinventing entertainment since 2003.

Operating out of a 56,000 square foot office, rehearsal studio complex and performer housing in New York City, with a recently launched office in London, Emmy Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group is North America’s largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences.

Founded in 2003, the multi award-winning live entertainment production company has produced innovative productions and custom brand experiences for top resorts, cruise lines, theme parks, corporate events, and NYC fashion events for an impressive roster of clients that include Virgin Voyages, O, the Oprah Magazine, Audible, Busch Gardens, SoNo Collection, Holland America Line, Azamara, Hard Rock Resorts, Warner Bros., Prada, NBCUniversal, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Westfield, Macy’s, Vera Wang, and Mattel. RWS is now the leader in the industry, providing full design and installation services for interactive elements, theming, décor and more, to create unparalleled immersive experiences.

In 2018, RWS announced the launch of a Theatrical Ventures and Ticketed Experiences Department, set to produce theatrical shows for Broadway, Off-Broadway and branded ticketed experiences. Additionally, RWS-owned Binder Casting opened two new divisions—commercial and film—operating alongside the already established theatrical team.

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Meet The Team Committed To:

Raise Your Experience

Executive Leadership

RWS makes you feel like you are their only client...

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Senior Directors & Directors

The entertainment brand licensing leader.

Holland America Line

Carlos Avilas

Executive Creative Producer

Fun FactMy last name spelled backwards is: SALIVA.

What I Do at RWSI am involved from creation to execution of the incredible entertainment and experiences for our theme parks, resorts, retail and corporate clients, and much more while managing a team of Creative Producers.

TaglineLover of pie in the sky.

Abby Buell

Senior Director, Marketing

Fun Fact I performed at Disney World as a child.
What I Do at RWS I tell the story of our bold makers and mold breakers.
TaglineEat the frog — do the hardest task first thing in the morning!

Jeremy Doucette

VP, Art Director

Fun FactI sang the national anthem at a Milwaukee Brewers MLB game in 1998.

What I Do at RWSI oversee all creative design areas of our show production and office including scenic, wardrobe, lighting, video and graphics.

TaglineThe designer eye of RWS.

Rob Fratto

General Counsel | Director of People & Culture

Fun FactI once competed in the national Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament hosted by ESPN 2.

What I Do at RWSI use my passion for people, culture, and cultured people to ensure everyone on our team is set up for success, and help to continuously keep RWS a great place to work.

TaglineAlways move forward!

Matt Hamel

Associate Director, Design

Fun FactI grew up in Kansas but have never seen a tornado.

What I Do at RWSI create visual designs for a vast range of projects and help coordinate the overall look with our creative teams to ensure a high quality product.

TaglineCreating it “better than you ever imagined”.

Lauren Kadel

Senior Show Supervisor

Fun FactI’m from Wichita, KS and have never seen a twister.

What I Do at RWSWhile setting policies and procedures within the department, I also help remount and stage productions for the Holland America Line cruise account.

Tagline5,6,7,8 CHECK IT OFF GAL.

Kevin T. Kreczko

Senior Director, Business Development

Fun Fact
I love anything that sparkles!

What I Do at RWSI oversee Business Development of Events and Attractions from design to installation, providing services for theming, décor, light show spectaculars and brand activations.

TaglineSparkle and Shine…Brightening and Frightening your Experience!

Clayton Landiss

Director, Technical Services

Fun FactI have traveled to over 20 countries…and continue to add more!

What I Do at RWSI handle the budget, logistics, and project timeline for large scale installations and immersive experiences.

TaglineThere is no spoon.

Josué Román

Finance Director

Fun FactI studied abroad in Italy and China while I went to Law School in Puerto Rico.

What I Do at RWSI execute the day to day finance duties to ensure RWS Entertainment Group and Binder Casting accounting books are in order and up to date.

TaglineDid you say money? I’ll take care of it!

Elizabeth Sauter

Casting Director

Fun FactI grew up golfing and was a competitive golfer – still waiting for that elusive hole in one!

What I Do at RWSI am a Casting Director at RWS, auditioning performers all over the world for our exciting projects. I love seeing the characters on the page become real people in the audition room!

TaglineLet’s have some fun!

Franklyn Warfield

Senior Casting Director

Fun FactI went through months of training to become a professional roller skater for Starlight Express.

What I Do at RWSI oversee our in-house Casting Team, leading an annual global Audition Tour in search of the highest level of talent for our clients’ projects.

TaglineThe FBI talent finder.

Senior Managers & Managers

...professional, creative, and true partners.

Westfield

Chris Bendall

Facilities Manager

Fun FactI can juggle, unicycle, breathe fire, stilt walk and make magic happen.

What I Do at RWSI coordinate studio rentals, performer housing, equipment moves and general building operations.

TaglineWhen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Autumn Cohen Bendall

Assistant Manager, Costume Design & Operations

Fun FactI own a large collection of Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia.

What I Do at RWSI design, execute, maintain and organize costumes for our client accounts, ensuring a high quality standard of all garments appearing on stage.

TaglineThe quiet storm.

Amy Cannon

Senior Artistic Manager

Fun FactI am an avid runner, wellness enthusiast and fitness fanatic.

What I Do at RWSI oversee client accounts from start to finish with a focus on creative development, script writing, audio design, directing and lead producing.

TaglineThe forewoman on the forefront.

Chris Christiana

Senior Creative Producer

Fun FactHe has been a proud member of the Rhythm Nation since its inception.

What I Do at RWSI oversee all aspects of production for theme parks, resorts, retail and corporate events, including creative direction and producing.

TaglineBe the river, not the rock.

Jacquelyn Cox

Senior Production Manager

Fun FactI am an honorary Newfoundlander ( Screech, Cod and all )!

What I Do at RWSIn the Experiences Department, I manage production and logistics of experiential activations and immersive installations from conception to realization.

TaglineJacq of all trades.

Robbie Eicher

Senior Artistic Manager

Fun FactI am an American Civil War & Political History buff who has read over 100 books and articles on the subjects.

What I Do at RWSI oversee client accounts from start to finish and run the entire Music and Audio division for the Global Entertainment productions, creating musical soundtracks of the highest commercial quality.

TaglineIf you need a joke, or comic relief moment…I’m your guy!

Nina Filipowich

Manager, Production Services

Fun Fact After performing in RWS shows at 5 different theme parks, I lived in Denmark for a year.

What I Do at RWSI oversee all aspects of production for theme parks, resorts, retail and corporate events, including creative direction and producing.

TaglineI’ll do it!

Will Jennings

Production Manager | Business Development

Fun FactMy most used social media account is goodreads.

What I Do at RWSIn the Experiences Department, I manage production and logistics of experiential activations and immersive installations from conception to realization.

TaglineThe man behind the fire extinguisher.

Meghan Murphy

Senior Office Manager | Executive Assistant to the CEO

Fun FactMy favorite word is FOXY.

What I Do at RWSI oversee all daily office operations as well as provide Executive Assistant duties to our CEO.

TaglineI’m right on top of that Rose!

Lauren Pennington

Senior Production Manager

Fun FactThere isn’t a color of the rainbow that I don’t have in a tattoo!

What I Do at RWSI handle the logistics, coordination and management of cast changeovers for our production shows.

TaglineProblem Solver Extraordinaire.

Broc Power

Production Manager, Music

Fun FactI’m probably the last person on Earth who still shoots film.

What I Do at RWSI oversee all operational and creative logistics for our music programs.

TaglineAt night the stars, they put on a show for free.

Jennifer Roller

Production Manager

Fun FactI’ve tap danced on stage with Savion Glover.

What I Do at RWSI play a key role in the logistics, coordination and management of installing top-notch entertainment onto large cruise ships for Holland America Line and Virgin Voyages.

TaglineI wear as many hats as possible.

 

Jenna Snyder

Manager, Props & Scenic

Fun FactI enjoy blacksmithing and shooting bow and arrow to relax.

What I Do at RWSWorking with our Producers and Directors, I design and execute scenic elements and props that bring our productions to life.

TaglineWithout me, the stage is naked.

Senior Supervisors & Supervisors

They have elevated the quality of our shows.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts

Coordinators

On the cutting edge.

Cedar Fair