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“A lumbering soul but striving to fly… with not enough wingspread but plenty of intention”

~ John Steinbeck

Our Team


Zachary grew up in small town Indiana, studied Archaeology & Literature at Indiana University before moving to New York to attend Circle in the Square Theatre School. BROADWAY: Macbeth (Park Ave Armory dir. Kenneth Branagh), Wit* TONY nom. (Manhattan Theatre Club dir. Lynne Meadow), OFF-BROADWAY: You Never Can Tell (Pearl Theatre), Man & Superman (Irish Rep Theatre), The Whipping Man (Manhattan Theatre Club), ANIMUS: Tennessee Williams Shorts (Theatre Row dir. Matthew Lillard), Dutch Heart of Man (Cherry Lane Theatre dir. Alan Langdon). TV: Antihero, Masters of None, Gotham, Blue Bloods, Louie, Law & Order SVU. FILM: The Good Catholic (dir. Paul Shoulberg) & upcoming Let it Go. Zachary is a company member at ANIMUS. Recipient of the NUVO Cultural Visionary Award.


John is a native of Indiana and is an ’02 and ’07 alumni of Indiana Unviersity. Having started in vocal performance at the Jacob’s School of Music, John later found his passion for musical theare and classical acting. In 2014, he became chief operating officer of Pigasus Pictures, LLC, and producer of its first feature film The Good Catholic. John has worked as a performer, instructor, teaching artist, and professor of acting, musical theatre, and voice in professional theatres and training institutions across the US and continues to coach business professionals on voice, speech, executive presence, and accent modification.

Kaitlyn Smith (Business Manager)

Kaitlyn, a St. Louis native, moved to New York City after graduating with highest distinction with a B.F.A. degree at Indiana University in 2016. At IU, she studied performance and choreography in musical theatre as well as discovered a love for event planning, management, and administration. She was artistic director of the student theatre group University Players, director of the Hoosier Tap Company, and director of the Hutton Honors Council Association. She was featured in Indiana University’s Alumni Magazine article “The Next Ten” for being one of IU’s most amazing and promising students in 2015. Kaitlyn has worked regionally as a performer and is part of the dance faculty at the National Dance Institute in New York City founded by Jacques d’Amboise.

Claire Tuft (Director of Development)

A native of Denver, Colorado, Claire’s Indiana ties took root in the Department of Theatre & Drama at Indiana University, where she studied with Zachary and John. After graduating, she worked extensively in Chicago as an actor and casting director, collaborating with iconic Chicago institutions like the Goodman Theatre and The Second City, as well as the storefront theatre community. Claire also studied creative writing and screenwriting at Northwestern University, and was a member of the inaugural class of Northwestern’s Masters program in Leadership for Creative Enterprises. She worked on Pigasus Pictures’ first feature, The Good Catholic, and has continued working with them since relocating to NYC last year, most recently taking on the role of Director of Development.

Courtney Relyea-Spivack (Administrative Assistant)

Courtney, a New Jersey Native, graduated with a B.A. degree in Theatre and French from Indiana University in 2017. She was President of the Student Advisory Board in the Theatre Department her senior year, as well as the undergraduate representative for the department’s play selection committee during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Theatre Circle Award, one of the highest scholarships from the department, for her undergraduate accomplishments. Outside of the department, Courtney was a teaching assistant for a course in French Theatre, a member of the Hutton’s Honors College, and had the opportunity to complete her French Degree in Aix-en-Provence, at the prestigious Aix-Marseille Université her junior year. Courtney stayed in Indiana post graduation to assist the Pigasus Team with their newest film, Ms. White Light, and apply her ambitious attributes to the company’s rapidly growing development.