No Hope

ABOUT

Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider began writing and producing in the fall of 2003, the year they founded NO HOPE and debuted their first full length musical, DOSE!.  Since, they have written four more full-length musicals and 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. Hello, My Name Is Billy was a FringeNYC award winner and a Backstage “Critic’s Pick.” Hailed as a “rocking new musical,” BILLY ran downtown for six weeks 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). They have been invited to participate in several developmental workshops including New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series and IN THE WORKS (Honeck/Moss Productions), and have performed twice in the year-end gala at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. On film, their song “Fools Like You” was featured in the award-winning documentary Actress and their first music video for “Evolution” featuring Siren was released in the Fall of 2017. Sheet music for their compositions is available through The NO HOPE Songbook Volume I: 2003-2013 (published by Scissortail Press), which includes their MAC Award nominated song “So Many Reasons.”

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, Director of Business Systems, Operations and Compliance). 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, fiction and copywriter living and working in upstate New York. Bizzy writes humorous fiction for The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Splitsider, The Belladonna, The Establishment and The Higgs Weldon. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2017). Her first musical collaboration was co-writing Teach Me To Sing with Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider. Her short fiction can be seen in publications including Five Quarterly, Control Literary Magazine and Industry Night. Bizzy is also an award- winning advertising copywriter whose theatrical clients have included The Lion King, Wicked, Roundabout Theatre Company and Blue Man Group. She teaches writing and marketing skills through Mediabistro.com. More info at bizzycoy.com or on Twitter: @bizzycoy. 

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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