Who We Are
Michael Philip O’Brien – Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder
Michael 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 won nine Barrymore Awards and garnered 39 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.
Kate Galvin – Associate Producer
Kate Galvin (B.M. Vocal Performance NYU M.A. Musical Theatre Production Goldsmiths London) Kate is a Jenkintown native and big fan of Philadelphia theater. In addition to her producing work with 11th Hour, she is a Barrymore Award-winning director. Recent directing projects include Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company), Buyer & Cellar (Portland Stage Company), Wit (North Carolina Theater), and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Walnut Street Theatre/National Tour). She is also the co-creator of the musical Austentatious has been produced in Philadelphia (11th Hour), New York, London and around the world. Find more about Kate at www.kategalvin.com and on Instagram @kateg.11thhour.
Megan Nicole O’Brien – Resident Director/Co-Founder
Megan is 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.
Brittnie Knight– Marketing Associate
Brittnie Knight (B.A. Theatre Communications Gannon University, M.A. Arts Administration Drexel University) is an artist, administrator, and content creator dedicated to the Philadelphia art and theater. Brittnie’s background includes community engagement, programming and marketing for The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Indego Bike Share, and The Knight Foundation. Brittnie serves on board for Vision Driven Artists and The Painted Bride and can often be found throughout Philadelphia drinking coffee with a camera in hand. Learn more about Brittnie at www.brittnieknight.com and on social media @beeknightly.
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