OUR MISSION

The mission of Reign or Shine is to produce, facilitate, and otherwise make happen stories in all forms of media which entertain, astonish, delight, challenge, and engage our audiences. We want to change the world using nothing but words.

In short, we make kick-ass projects for the world to experience.

 

 Kelly Johnston

Kelly Johnston

After getting his Bachelor’s degree at UNC at Chapel Hill in Theatre and his Master’s degree in Directing at the California Institute of the Arts, Kelly now works as a freelance director, nationally and internationally, as well as in New York City. Prior to teaming up with Matthew, he co-founded and ran two different critically-acclaimed theatre companies: Sirius Theatre in Los Angeles and the Arizona Shakespeare Festival, where he was the Artistic Director for its first twelve seasons. He moved to New York for the love of his life, Ms. Leslie Ann Kent. He has two amazingly wonderful daughters, Laurel and Kristy; shares an apartment with Ms. Kent and two cats, Annabelle the Pig the Cat and Jackie the Very Strange; and is inordinately fond of pie. He is a proud Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a co-founder of Reign or Shine Productions, a founder of Directors Discuss, an Associate Artist of the Arizona Shakespeare Festival, and a Resident Director for Magis Theater.

 

 Matthew Klein

Matthew Klein

Matthew Klein, is a New York based playwright and producer. Matthew received the Lipkin Award while earning his MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College. Matthew then moved on to be the Artistic Associate for Off-Broadway company The New Group (Avenue Q) working directly under Tony and Obie winning director Scott Elliott. Matthew's been produced for pieces he's written and directed throughout the country and Canada, along with being a company member for Six Part Productions and a partner in Reign or Shine Productions, both based in NYC. Matthew's recent work, DEAD FOR A DUCAT, a film noir adaptation of Hamlet, received a workshop production at Shetler Studios in New York last spring and his time traveling romantic comedy, STRINGS, ATTACHED, received a reading at The TAI Group last summer.