What If Works is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, community engaged organization offering young artists in theatre, film, and music a creative bridge by which to transition from an academic environment to the professional world while championing the arts to bring about social change.
SECRETARY / DRAMATURG
Marilyn is Professor Emerita of Theatre at Florida International University. She holds an MA from Schiller College, Berlin, and an MFL in Philosophy of Art from Columbia University While much of her work for WIW is focused on dramaturgy and script development, as a distinguished costume designer Marilyn is also kept busy designing costumes for Miami’s Momentum Dance Company.
Music Coordinator for What if Works Marcia is a former founding member of the Amernet String Quartet currently in residence at Florida International University. Marcia is an alumna from The Juilliard School with over thirty years of experience playing classical violin in countless music halls and venues across the world. Marcia heads up WIW’s Emerging Artists program.
VICE PRESIDENT /
Paul has the pleasure of serving as the Technical Director for the School of Music at Florida International University. It was Paul's love of music and technology that lead him to performance and theatre. Paul also finds time to direct, act, write, compose, designs, stage manage, sing, keep up with his podcasts, and whatever else anyone will let him get his hands on!
Anton is an award winning film maker and sound designer. He received his film training from the University of Central Florida and has a MBA from Florida International University. Anton currently works in film and television helping manage and coordinate productions of various scales for networks like ABC, NBC, Nat GEO, Discovery, Bravo, and Netflix. Anton enjoys devoting his attention to the work that WiW produces. He feels strongly about the role that art plays in changing a society.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / EIC
Phillip is a member of Actors Equity, trained at LAMDA in England. He received an MFA in Directing from University of California, Irvine and is currently an associate professor of theatre at Florida International University. For over 35 years, Phillip has been teaching acting and directing, with his former students moving on to star on Broadway and in hit Television shows. He is currently developing a Certificate Program in Film-Making. Through his involvement with WiW, Phillip finds fulfillment by providing a bridge for young artists; connecting the academic to the professional world.