THEATER 2020 - Principal Leadership
David Fuller (Co-Producing Artistic Director and Treasurer) is an actor, director, producer, writer, teacher, designer, fight director, puppeteer, technician, theater critic, and arts advocate. Training: Dartmouth College, magna cum laude; LAMDA (Diploma in Acting, MFA Equivalent); Brooklyn College (MFA Directing). Former: Producing Artistic Director, Cocteau Rep.; Executive Director, Theater Ten Ten. Teaching: NYU, CUNY, Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha, Bridgewater State (stage combat, audition technique, acting, puppetry). Producing: 71 plays and musicals produced in NYC plus 22 tours. Directing: 44 shows directed in NYC and regionally. Most recent directing: “Sunday in the Park with George,” “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow,” “Sondheim on Sondheim,” “The Cradle Will Rock,” “Into the Woods,” “As U Like It,” “Assassins,” “Macbeth,” “The Singapore Mikado” and “Candide” (all for Theater 2020). “Into the Woods,” Mikado,” and “Candide” were nominated for Best Musical by the NY Innovative Theater Awards. He also composed and performed the percussion accompaniment for “Macbeth.” Acting (AEA & SAG/AFTRA): 68 plays and musicals on and off Broadway, regionally, London; many TV roles; audio books narrator. Most recent acting: Nick Bottom in "A Midsummer Hour," Mr. Mister/Gent/Bugs in “Cradle,” The Proprietor in “Assassins,” Sweeney Todd in “Sweeney Todd”, Fredrik Eggerman in “A Little Night Music,” Falstaff in “The Real Merry Housewives of Windsor, CT,” Pooh-Bah in “The Singapore Mikado,” and Lear in “King Lear,” all for Theater 2020. Member, The National Theatre Conference, for which he served ten years on its Board of Trustees as Past President, President, Vice President and as Treasurer. David resides in Brooklyn Heights with his wife and partner Judith Jarosz. To date they have received 2 Off Off-Broadway Review Awards, 2 New York Innovative Theater Awards, 23 New York Innovative Theater Award nominations, a National GLADD Award Nomination and The New York Theater Experience Award for “Outstanding Theater Company” 2005 and “Persons of the Year” 2010. David is featured in Building the Successful Theater Company by Lisa Mulcahy (Allworth Press.)
Judith Jarosz (Co-Producing Artistic Director) Judith is an actor, producer, director, choreographer, writer, editor, photographer and theater geek, who has been in the “biz” professionally since the age of five. She has helped to helm several theater companies in NYC and is currently Co-Producing Artistic Director of Theater 2020 “Visions for a New Millennium” based in Brooklyn Heights. For the 2022-23 Season, she choreographed both “Sunday in the Park with George” and “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow.” She most recently directed the October 2021 and June 2022 outdoor Theater 2020 productions of "A Midsummer Hour” in Cadman Plaza Park. During the pandemic, she produced multiple online Zoom readings, many of were hosted in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, garnering audiences from all around the globe. Prior to the pandemic, she served as Producer/choreographer for Theater 2020’s “Sondheim on Sondheim” in winter 2020, “The Cradle Will Rock” and “Into the Woods” in 2019, “As You Like It” and “Assassins In 2018, Previously she choreographed dance/movement for the Polynesian “Macbeth,” using styles drawn from several Pacific Island nations. She is a New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominated Director/Choreographer and both directed & choreographed Theater 2020’s hit run of “Sweeney Todd” in winter 2017 (IT Award nom Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Supporting Actor) and “A Little Night Music” in winter 2016 (IT Award nom Outstanding Prod. of a Musical). Previous seasons include directing “THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Ct!,” and “King Lear,” and choreographing “The Singapore Mikado” and their 40th anniversary revival of the Hal Prince version of the Leonard Bernstein musical “Candide” (directed by David Fuller). Judith directed and choreographed Theater 2020’s 2013 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” for which she received nominations from NY Innovative Theatre Awards for both Directing and Choreography/Movement.
As a performer, Judith has had leading or featured roles on Broadway (Workshop) and Off. She was a Principal Soprano at the New York City Opera, where she was also an Assistant Director and the only person at NYCO to simultaneously hold positions & contracts in both the artistic and administrative departments. With the New York City Opera she performed at Lincoln Center and on tour, including The Kennedy Center in Wash DC, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles CA, SPAC in Saratoga NY, ArtPark in Lewiston NY, Orange County Performing Arts Center Costa Mesa CA, Wolftrap Performing Arts Center, Vienna VA, and the National Arts Center in Taipei Taiwan. She was also featured in multiple televised PBS Great Performances with NYCO. She has performed at regional theater (including The Goodspeed Opera and Brooklyn Academy of Music), and as far OFF Broadway as London, England and Taipei, Taiwan. She is a member of multiple performance unions & organizations as well as a charter member of the League of Independent Theater and a volunteer for the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange. Judith lives in beautiful Brooklyn Heights with her spousal unit & partner in life, work & fun, David Fuller. As a producing team, to date they have received 2 Off Off-Broadway Review Awards, 2 New York Innovative Theater Awards, 23 New York Innovative Theater Award nominations, a National GLADD Award Nomination and the New York Theater Experience Award for “Outstanding Theater Company” 2005 and “Persons of the Year” 2010.