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  • Louis Hobson Co-Founder

    Prior to stepping into his current role of producer, Mr Hobson’s rich artistic resume has included being a successful stage and screen actor, recording artist, director, casting director and talent agent. He began his producing career in college, founding and producing the annual student-run musical revue, Night of Musical Theatre. By its 4th year it had a larger budget than every other single club on campus combined, and is still going today after celebrating its 20th anniversary.

    It was his gifts as an actor and vocalist that launched his professional career in the arts. Over his 20 years in the business, Mr. Hobson has starred in scores of productions regionally and internationally, including multiple new works and world premieres. He made his most profound mark while starring in the original Broadway cast of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning Next To Normal, and appeared in three other original Broadway shows that together garnered 17 Tony Nominations, 26 Drama Desk Nominations, and four original cast albums. On camera, he was a favorite of late filmmaker, Lynn Shelton, appearing in Laggies and Outside In, and is best known for his role opposite Viggo Mortensen in the Oscar nominated Matt Ross-directed Captain Fantastic.

    After a short stint as Artistic Director of the award winning, Balagan Theatre, Mr. Hobson teamed up with Jake Groshong, and returned to his passion for producing in 2015 with the creation of Indie Theatrical. Indie brought together his extensive creative partnerships, focus on new works, and his love of musical storytelling, into a nimble creative production house focused on International and domestic live entertainment in traditional and new media platforms.

    Creating theatre content in the time of Covid, Indie is launching the digital capture, world premier musical Lights on the Radio Tower for a new streaming platform, 5OHM TV. Indie’s upcoming slate includes several world premier musicals, including their flagship stage musical, The Song of Bernadette, in partnership with Disney Theatrical, and Frank Wildhorn’s La Ronde, which is targeting a European launch in 2022.

    “I have committed my life to telling stories in rooms full of people. That communion of ideas between audience and actor within the intersection of time and space is where it begins and literally anything is possible. As creative producers it starts with telling stories that we are passionate about, understanding the audience who will be receiving it, and then putting the right people together who can tell it artfully and truthfully. That alchemy of collaboration, disrupting the status quo, and the ability to understand how to make timeless stories that also live in context of now, is what makes Indie special.” IMDB

  • Jake Groshong Co-Founder

    Jake began his award-winning producing career, having previously only acted, by renting a space for a whole year and committing to an entire season. Since that time, his prolific output has included over 100 productions, including the critically acclaimed and award-winning world premieres of Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Burt Bacharach’s Some Lovers, Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, and Las Vegas Headliner Tenors of Rock.

    In 2012, Jake teamed up with Broadway Veteran Louis Hobson to create Indie Theatricals as a commercial theatre venture, and they quickly gained a reputation for producing with talent and integrity. Many trips, connections, and productions around the globe later, this team has expanded and is now taking on projects from some of the most respected studios, writers, directors, and actors on the planet.

    Mr. Groshong is known for his abilities as a strong and resourceful leader, and has developed and premiered shows everywhere from Manila and Guam to Las Vegas and New York. In addition to co-founding Indie Theatrical, Mr. Groshong also serves as the Executive Director of Playing for Change Foundation – overseeing 200 employees working around the globe to build programs for children and ensure the next generation has the opportunity to rise up through quality arts education.

  • Kevin Cheung Technical Advisor

    Kevin brings a breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of technology into his passion for theatre and entertainment. He also gets to share the passion with his theatre-focused daughter, who introduced him to the Indie team.

  • Noreen Hobson Media & Communications

    A Jane of All Trades, Noreen writes for a variety of entertainment clients and consumes more media than she should. She brings expertise in film, TV, theatre, public relations, corporate and non-profit communications, management, and baking skills to Indie Theatrical.

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