Winning The Future Cabaret

A satirical musical comedy cabaret about social and economic issues in American society, comprised of original sketches and songs about what it means to be American in 2015, by Up & Down Theater. Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Robin Holloway, Kate Chavez.

Up and Down Theatre

Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Robin Holloway, Kate Chavez


 Lindsey Hope Pearlman is a Brooklyn- based director and theatre maker.  Original works include LUCY (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rainbow Funk Squad, The Geographical History of America (Critic’s Pick, Backstage Magazine) and Winning the Future.  Directing credits include: Slaughterhouse Five (NMTC, O’Neill Theatre Center), Old Souls by Elizabeth May (The Barn Arts Collective), Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO (Director, The Broadway Theatre of Pitman), No Traveler (Hollywood Fringe), and Ships of Sand (Edinburgh Fringe).  Assistant directing/observership credits include Leap of Faith (Christopher Ashley & Beatrice Terry), All In The Timing (John Rando), and Jawbreaker (Gabriel Barre).  She is the Co-Artistic Director of Up & Down Theatre Company (, and a member of the 2015 Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGroup.  Performing credits include Lady Macbeth in Drunk Shakespeare, which Rebecca Mead of The New Yorker said she "performed with verve", and a guest artist residency with the Artist’s Laboratory Theatre in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  She’s a graduate of the London International School of the Performing Arts (LISPA) and received her B.A with honors from Hamilton College. Next up: directing The Rocky Horror Show at The Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor, ME.     


Kate Chavez is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Up & Down Theatre Co. Up & Down’s latest music video, So Connected, was recently an official selection for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Kate received her BA with honors and Master’s degrees from Brown University, having received a tuition fellowship and stipend to complete her master’s program and a travel fellowship to conduct original research on street theatre in Barcelona. Upon completing her MA, she was invited to join the Madrid-based original dance-theatre company, Y Artes. Kate produced and collaborated on theater projects as a writer, actor, and dramaturg at Círculo de Bellas Artes and other institutions throughout Spain for six years. Kate also continued to work on theater projects in the US, including with director Alex Torra and Pig Iron Theatre Company. Kate also completed a two-year professional training program in devised creative collaboration at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). Kate is also a screen actress, appearing most recently in the USA series Dig and the Spanish-language comedic pilot El Carpintonto. Kate is currently an instructor in the theater department at the New Mexico School for the Arts.


Robin Holloway is a songwriter, pianist, writer, and actor who was born in New York City, and spent much of his young life in Germany, where he studied classical piano for 8 years. His theatrical training includes a year of training at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, and two years of study at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).  He holds degrees in jazz piano performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts (BA), and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (MA).  Robin has been a performing and recording musician in Europe and the U.S. for over 15 years, with performances at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London. He has also compiled a strong portfolio of original film scores. Robin is a proud founding member of Up & Down Theater. Favorite projects include Cosmic Jazz Cabaret, an all-original musical comedy show performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and (of course!) Winning The Future, Up & Down’s most recent political comedy variety show. His most recent original musical-theater piece is a solo-show entitled After Hours.




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