No Hope

ABOUT

NO HOPE Productions was founded by TIM AUMILLER and SCOTT SCHNEIDER in the fall of 2003 with the debut of their darkly comic musical, DOSE ! –produced in the East Village at the Kraine Theatre. Since, they have presented more than a dozen evenings of new music including two sold out shows at the legendary Joe’s Pub – Siren/Kings In Concert and their anniversary celebration Pulling The Plug: a decade of NO HOPE . Their musical Hello, My Name Is Billy, was a FringeNYC award winner and a Backstage “Critic’s Pick.” Hailed as a “rocking new musical,” BILLY ran for six weeks at the Duplex and The Slipper Room in the spring of 2010 before its 2011 FringeNYC run at Le Poisson Rouge. NO HOPE has produced four other original FringeNYC selections: angel/buddy ; Flight (also a Backstage “Critic’s Pick), Over and Over (a Fringe Encore Series selection) and the critically lauded Luke Nicholas (4 stars from Time Out). Their song “Fools Like You” was featured in the 2014 award-winning documentary Actress. That same year New York Theatre Barn presented selections from their upcoming musical Teach Me To Sing. In 2015, they released The NO HOPE Songbook Volume I: 2003-2013. Their song “So Many Reasons” was nominated for a 2017 MAC Award and in the spring, they presented a reading of their latest musical, All Fall Down, written with collaborator Bizzy Coy. Their first music video for their original song “Evolution” performed by SIREN was recorded and filmed in 2016 and will be released in Fall 2017.

Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider | Founders

Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider | Founders

TIM AUMILLER originally hails from southwest Kansas where his first foray into theatre was directing A Charlie Brown Christmas during 2nd grade recess at St. Anthony’s Elementary School.  He has worked at the Cleveland Play House with Pavel Dobrusky, The King’s Head Theatre in London, The Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, Kansas State University and at both the Contemporary American Theatre Festival and Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV.  As a playwright, his work first appeared on several stages at KSU in Goin’ Places, balance and The Birth Rite. In addition to the many NO HOPE projects, he has directed several other off-off Broadway endeavors including: male homosexual in america (which he also wrote) and Electra Speaks at manhattantheatresource, After Hours at the Zipper, and Letters to Harriet Tubman at Urban Stages.  His short play relief was selected as part of the Homogenius Festival in June 2004.  His plays tapping the soul and TEMPLE were also seen at manhattantheatresource and presented by long time friend Laura Camien and Bridge Club Productions.  Tim received his BA in Theatre from KSU and an MFA in Directing from Ohio University.  He is currently the Director of Casting and Training for the international theatre organization Blue Man Group.

SCOTT SCHNEIDER spent the first seven years of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned to wow easily amused and most certainly drunk suburban dinner parties with Beethoven’s “Fur Elise.”  He spent the remainder of his formative years in Indianapolis, Indiana, studying classical piano under the tutelage of the talented and patient Rebecca O’Connor.  After a brief and embarrassing foray into mid-western high school show choir, dance, and community theatre (Bye, Bye Birdie, The Who’s Tommy, and Pippin at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre), Scott began his studies at DePauw University, where he continued his piano training in the studio of Claude Cymerman.  In addition to pursuing a career in Arts Administration (Internships: Indianapolis Theatre on the Square, Musical Theatre Works), his DePauw years expanded his artistic horizons in both musical direction (Blood Brothers) and performance (2001 DePauw Concerto Competition winner, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F).  Scott graduated from DePauw University in 2001 with a BMA in Music/Business and promptly moved to New York City.  Scott's professional affiliations in NYC have included Musical Theatre Works (2001-2004) and The Metropolitan Opera (2004-Present, Financial Systems Director). He also serves on the Board of Directors for chamber opera company Rhymes With Opera (2011-Present, Treasurer).

Bizzy Coy | Artistic Associate

BIZZY COY is a playwright, lyricist, award-winning senior copywriter and digital creative strategist. She has written for the biggest names in theater and entertainment, including Disney, Wicked, NBCUniversal and 30+ plays and musicals. Bizzy won the IAC Award for Best Arts Social Media Campaign, the Travel + Leisure Smitty Award for Best Use of a Social Media Platform, and three consecutive Telly Awards for Best Regional TV Commercial. In her theatrical career, she’s done everything from interviewing Broadway legends to doing voiceover work with Blue Man Group to being told off by Angela Lansbury. A lifelong New York State resident, Bizzy grew up outside Rochester and graduated cum laude with a BA in Theatre from SUNY Geneseo. After a long affair with New York City, she currently resides in the Catskills, where she is writing her first novel. Follow Bizzy’s adventures on Twitter: @bizzycoy or visit bizzycoy.com for more info.

John Ort | Resident Casting Director

John Ort | Resident Casting Director

JOHN ORT. Recent credits include the comedy series Younger - Seasons 1 & 2 (TV Land) and Royal Pains - Seasons 7 & 8 (USA) as well as the Unt. Sarah Silverman Pilot (HBO).  He also worked with CD Rosalie Joseph on NY casting for the pilot Blindspot (NBC).  Previously John was Manager of Casting at ABC Primetime NY casting series regulars for numerous pilots and currently running series.  He was the NY covering CD on the pilots for Black-ish and Secrets & Lies.  In addition he worked on series such as Grey's AnatomyModern FamilyNashvilleDevious Maids and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. For 7 years he oversaw the casting and production of the annual Disney | ABC Talent Diversity Showcase in NY.  Independent projects include Etymology (short film), Teach Me To Sing (ongoing development), Luke Nicholas (Fringe '13), Ready For the Change (April '12), Hello, My Name Is Billy (Fringe '11), Over and Over (Fringe '10) and Flight (Fringe '09).  He has also worked with Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent on feature films Rabbit Holeand Meskada.

Robert Hebert | Branding and Advertising

Robert Hebert | Branding and Advertising

ROBERT HEBERT is a creative director and marketing director working across multiple verticals including theatre, wines and spirits, luxury goods, and publishing. Most recently responsible for creating the LGBT media brand, Pride.com, Robert’s latest passion is in developing growth strategies for social media.   

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