Staff

Scott Behrend

Scott Behrend

Artistic/Executive Director

SCOTT BEHREND (Director) grew up in Amherst, NY, and received his BFA in Design/Technical Theatre from Syracuse University. Mr. Behrend is the Founder and Artistic Director of Road Less Traveled Productions and has produced over 30 productions for RLTP. Selected directing credits: RLTP: St. Nicholas (2012), Superior Donuts (2011), Internal Continuity (2011 – World Premiere), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2011 – Artie Nomination for Best Director), Screen Play (2011), Antony & Cleopatra (2010), The Couple Next Door (2010 – World Premiere), A Light Lunch (2010), Grenadine (2009 – World Premiere), The Man Who Had All the Luck (2009 – Artie Winner for Best Director), An Evening with Alec Baldwin (2009), Triangles (2008), Humpty Dumpty (2008), homeland (2007 – World Premiere), Buffalo Movie (2007 – World Premiere),  War Room (2006 – World Premiere), The Dodo Bird (2006), The Peddler’s Bones (2005 – World Premiere), Two To The Head (2005 – World Premiere), Private Viewing (2005 – World Premiere), ProJect (2004 -NYC International Fringe Festival), Interrogation Room (2003 – World Premiere – Artie Nomination for Best Director), ProJect (2003 – World Premiere – Artie Nomination for Best Director). Jewish Repertory Theater: Brooklyn Boy. Buffalo United Artists: Burn This. New Phoenix Theater: The Country Girl, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Studio Arena: To Kill A Mockingbird (Artie Nomination for Best Direc­tor). Mr. Behrend was named a 2010 winner of Business First’s class of 40 under 40 and is proud to call Buffalo, NY his home.

Gina Gandolfo

Gina Gandolfo-Lopez

Managing Director

Gina graduated from University at Buffalo in 2004 with a BA in Theatre. Following her college years, Gina moved to Toronto, ON to pursue a career in the music business working for Bodog Entertainment, managing and scouting new artists for the label in Canada, USA, & parts of Europe. She also worked independently for Metalworks Production Group, coordinating events such as Nuit Blanche for the city of Toronto and multiple concerts for Molson Amphitheater. She has also worked on many tours for artists such as The Who, Alice Cooper, and The Tea Party. In 2009, she returned to Buffalo to work with Road Less Traveled Productions, beginning with box office management and customer relations. By the end of 2009, Gina was promoted to become the Managing Director for the organization, and continues to “steer the RLTP ship” alongside Scott Behrend and Jon Elston.

Jon Elston

Jon Elston

Literary Director, Resident Playwright & Co-Founder

John is the author of Triangles: The Elliptical, The Peddler’s Bones, Private Viewing, Interrogation Room, ProJect,Buffalo Movie, American Deal (with Tom Naples), and a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, all of which have premiered through RLTP. His plays have also been produced elsewhere in Buffalo, in NYC, and in Washington DC, and read at the Kennedy Center, Circle-In-The-Square (Broadway), and Studio Arena. Jon won the Artie Award for Best New Play for Interrogation Room in 2004 and was nominated for the same award on four other occasions; Interrogation Room also received the Source Theatre National Literary Prize in 2003. Jon was named Best Playwright in Artvoice’s Best of Buffalo poll all three years the category was announced (2007, 2008, 2009) and, in lieu of a Best Playwright category, was named Best Writer in 2011 (an honor Jon humbly admits should’ve gone to Manny Fried). Speaking of Manny: Jon founded RLTP’s New Play Workshop (later re-christened the Emanuel Fried NPW) in 2004 and has moderated it since then (and was joined by Director Kyle LoConti in 2009). He is the host of Mighty Taco Talkback Thursdays, the face of the Buffalo Young Writers contest, and (as a graduate of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication and former feature filmmaker is responsible for all of the RLTP video material you will find on this website (and on Facebook and Youtube). Jon is proud to have helped Scott Behrend found RLTP in 2002. Scott says 2003, but listen, I was there.

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