ABBY KOFFLER (Producer). Abby met Steve 17 years ago while he was doing stand-up comedy. With her 35 years’ experience as an Arts Presenter in South Florida, she recognized Steve’s enormous potential and his ability to do more with his talent. She prodded him to work with her to create a vehicle that would better showcase those abilities and, as Steve remembers it, she gave him only two hours to come up with a title for it. Together they created the title and the concept of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy”. Over a number of years, a lot of hard work and a very successful road tour, their dream of presenting the show in New York City came to fruition. The show ran for almost two years and after seven thousand performances the show has become one of the longest running one man comedy shows in history! Abby continues to manage Steve’s career, including his new show and stand-up performances.
ANDY ROGOW (Director) holds a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Andy is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Before joining the Hollywood Playhouse staff he was the Artistic Director of Cue Productions, based in New York City, which specialized in Jewish musicals. During his tenure at the Hollywood Playhouse he directed the critically acclaimed productions of The Fantasticks, Man of La Mancha, A Grand Night for Singing and Fiddler on the Roof, for which he received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Director. Mr. Rogow is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and is the President of the Theatre League of South Florida. Andy is the original director of Steve Solomon’s off-Broadway production of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” and directed all three hit sequels.
KENNY DICAMILLO (Agent), William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Kenny “D” is one of the most respected agents at WME. He handles some of the biggest names in show business. Kenny met Steve before the creation of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” was even written. With only a title to work with, Kenny took a shot with this unknown comedian and 16 years (and 7000 performances) later he is still the agent of record for all of Steve’s shows.
JANE EVERS (CFO, Marketing). Jane has worn many hats in her varied careers. She began as an educator (High School English & Adjunct Professor of marketing at FAU), audio visual & multimedia producer, owner and creative director of a multimedia production company. Jane has been a marketing (MBA) and corporate communications director. She has also worked with Steve for over 30 years during his time as an entrepreneur in the Caribbean and continues to do so to the present day. Most recently, she developed and wrote My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy COOKBOOK (3rd edition published August 2016) and has created the formats for Steve’s website, and much of his media & marketing promotions.