Who We Are
Michael Philip O’Brien – Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder
Michael Philip O’Brien (BFA in Acting, New York University) is a native Philadelphian and after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001, decided to return home and start 11th Hour. As a performer, Michael has worked at numerous theatres throughout the Philadelphia region and around the country including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Milwaukee Rep, TUTS, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre,The Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Montgomery Theater and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Michael is a two-time Barrymore Award winner and is a five-time Barrymore nominee. Under his leadership, 11th Hour productions have fifteen Barrymore Awards and garnered 55 Barrymore Award nominations.
Daniel Guy – Managing Director
Daniel X. Guy (B.A Theatre Muhlenberg College, M.S. Arts Administration Drexel University) moved to Philly in 2009 for InterAct Theatre Company’s 2009/2010 season apprenticeship and moved on to become full-time, working with the company for 8 seasons; beginning as Box Office Manager and most recently serving in the role as interim Managing Director. Daniel has served as a freelance production manager for Tribe of Fools, Shakespeare in Clark Park and Simpatico Theatre. He currently serves as the Board Chair for Tribe of Fools; Treasurer for Greater Philadelphia Flag Football League and was a 2016-17 Barrymore Judge.
Megan Nicole O’Brien – Resident Director/Co-Founder
Megan Nicole O’Brienis a University of the Arts Alumna and a three-time Barrymore nominee. Directing credits include: Blues in the Night and The Bomb-itty of Errors (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour/Theatre Horizon), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Barrymore Nomination), Reefer Madness (11th Hour/Montgomery Theater), Rent (11th Hour Theatre Company/MPIRP at Drexel University), The Marvelous Wonderettes, Rooms, Avenue X (Barrymore Nomination), The Bomb-itty of Errors (Barrymore Nomination), tick, tick…BOOM!, (all for 11th Hour Theatre Company), The Irish…and How They Got That Way (Walnut Street Theatre/The Kimmel Center), John and Jen (Act II Playhouse), High Fidelity (University of the Arts), and Adding Machine: A Musical (University of the Arts.) Megan has assisted such directors as Mark Clements, Aaron Posner, Walter Dallas, Richard Parison, Jr., Joe Calarco, and Pam MacKinnon. Megan has served as a teaching artist for 11th Hour Theatre Company, the Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, and Theatre Horizon. She also teaches drama to adults coping with autism.
Steve Pacek – Associate Artistic Director/Co-Founder
Steve Pacek (BFA Musical Theater, Ithaca College) is a Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of 11th Hour. He is also a freelance actor, director, choreographer and teaching artist.He has worked extensively in the entertainment industry, spanning many disciplines and in many different cities including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Recipient of the 2012 F. Otto Haas Award. He is the co-chair of the board of Theatre Philadelphia and 5 time Barrymore Aware Nominee. A few assistant director credits include: Larry Moss (NYC’s Century Center), Joe Calarco (Playwright’s Horizons), Mark Valdez (Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre Co) and Terry Nolen (The Arden). Find Steve on social media @stevepacek.
Grayce Hoffman– Marketing Associate
Grayce Hoffman (B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Psychology, University Of Pennsylvania) is a Pennsylvania native from Limerick, PA. She is a 2016 graduate of the UPenn Theatre Arts Program and was an apprentice at InterAct Theatre Company in the 2016/17 Season. She is the former associate producer for Juniper Productions and the assistant producer for Shakespeare in Clark Park. She is also a performer, working as a company dancer and puppeteer for the blacklight group ArcheDream for Humankind, as well as a deviser with Paper Doll Ensemble. Additionally, she works as a teaching artist around the Philadelphia area, primarily with ZoomDance and Act II Playhouse.
Carrie Gorn – Public Relations
Please contact Carrie at Perpetual Motion PR for all press related inquiries
Alan Blumenthal – President
Susan Verona – Treasurer
Megan Nicole O’Brien
Michael Philip O’Brien