our team

Xavier Rubiano   •   Casting Director

Xavier Rubiano is the Casting Director for The Radium Girls. He is also the Casting Apprentice for Joy Dewing Casting.  Xavier has been working in casting since fall of 2011 when he started interning at Clemmons/Dewing Casting.

He is a graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy where he received his BFA in Musical Theater in Los Angeles, CA.  Xavier also attended Frank Sinatra School of the Arts as a Dance Major, located in Astoria, Queens.

He is also an actor and a house manager for The Public Theater.  He is very excited to be a part of a company filled with such strong and positive female voices.

James McSweeney   •   Set Designer

James McSweeney is a freelance Scenic Designer in New York City, and has a BFA in Design Technology with a focus in Scenic Design from Otterbein University.  In the past year he has worked with Broadway designers and spent his time designing himself at off and off-off Broadway theaters throughout the city.  He is currently working on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead opening October 11th.  James is proud to be a part of the original company for TRG, and can’t wait for their next production together.  In a few years he plans to attend graduate school and receive his MFA in Scenic Design.

Heather Arnson   •   Director

Selected. New York: Your Name On My Lips (Musical); Outpost by Lily Rusek, The Tie That Binds by Rebecca Sue Haber, Gallery Players; Borne to the Ocean by Jonathan Payne; Soul of a Poet, Girl Meets Boy, and You Stole My Script all by Isaac Shapiro; The Permanent Night by Kari Bently-Quinn, Barrow Street Theatre; Your Title Goes Here (Playwright/Director), Theatre Row. Los Angeles: Elizabeth: Almost By Chance A Woman by Dario Fo and WASP by Steve Martin. Other Selected Theatrical Credits: Off-Broadway: Damascus Square (PSM, 54 Below); A Public…Disney (PSM, Soho Rep.); Regional: New York Stage & Film Reading Series at Powerhouse Theatre/Vassar (PSM), The Hamilton Mixtape by Lin-Manuel Miranda (PSM, staged reading, NYS&F); America’s Brightest Star (PSM, RailRoad Playhouse); Julius Caesar and Comedy of Errors (ASM, Guthrie Theatre); SDCF Observership 2009-2011. Newington-Crosby Fellowship. Master’s work at NYU Gallatin. B.A. UCLA - Theatre. Proud member of AEA. Thank you to Chris for his continuous love and support.

Anthony Schiavo   •   Production Stage Manager

Anthony holds a bachelors degree in Arts Administration from Suffolk University (Boston, MA) and is a recent alumnus of The Juilliard School’s Professional Intern Program. Recent NY credits include: Cendrillon, Beyond the Machine, The Thornton Wilder Project, Skintight, Flesh and Blood, Buried Child, Our Town (Juilliard). Boston, MA: Distracted (Central Square Theater), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (Boston Children’s Theatre), Fire on Earth (Fresh Ink Theatre),99% Stone (The Theater Offensive), Anthony Rapp’s Without You(Royal Family Productions), King of the Schnorrers, These Seven Sicknesses, At Ease, Doctor Faustus, Anything Goes, and Forever, Briefly (SU). Since ‘07, Anthony has worked intently with the Broadway Company of The Phantom of the Opera in efforts to fundraise for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Charity. Huge thanks to Amanda for the opportunity and to his mentors: Craig, Abbie, Helen.