Larry Josephson, Executive Producer, has been producing recordings of excerpts of Ulysses for 30 years. For 27 years, Larry created, developed and produced Bloomsday on Broadway (with Isaiah Sheffer), live staged readings of Ulysses and other works of Irish literature and song from Symphony Space in New York. For the last three years he produced Radio Bloomsday at WBAI. Larry has been a public radio host, producer, engineer and manager for over 45 years, starting at WBAI, New York in 1965 where he hosted a ground-breaking morning radio program.
In 1977 Larry established the Radio Foundation, a non-profit, public radio production company (www.radioart.org). Since 1982, The Foundation has been the home of the beloved American humorists, Bob & Ray, who appeared on radio, television, and in films, books and commercials for fifty years. Larry has produced and marketed 25 Bob & Ray CD albums containing 90 hours. He also produced four Bob & Ray public radio series, and two sold-out concerts in Carnegie Hall. Larry won a Peabody Award and three Grammy Nominations for his work with Bob & Ray. Contributions to The Radio Foundation are tax deductible. (www.bobandray.com)
Caraid O’Brien, Actor/Director, was born in Galway, Ireland. She is now an American citizen and is a three time recipient of a new play commission from the Foundation for Jewish Culture for her translations of Yiddish plays. Caraid is a guest host for The Next Hour on WBAI. She has performed the complete Molly Bloom monologue numerous times and directed numerous Bloomsday broadcasts (Radio Bloomsday, Bloomsday on Broadway). As an actress, she has appeared in numerous productions with the Obie award winning theater company, Todo con Nada including leading roles in her translations of the Sholem Asch Underworld Trilogy: God of Vengeance, Motke Thief and The Dead Man. Caraid has lectured on theater at universities and institutions throughout the US and her essays and reviews have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, on the radio and online. She lives in New York City.
Janet Coleman, Artistic Director, is an author and actor. Her publications include The Compass, the definitive history of improvisational theatre in America; and (with Al Young) Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs. She is a founding producer of the seminal off-off Broadway’s Loft Theatre Workshop. She appeared as Evelyn Lincoln in the film 13 Days and as Emily Ann Andrews in David Dozer’s long- running radio comedy series, Poisoned Arts. She is also a founding member of the Christmas Coup Comedy Players (CCCP) and The Atlantica Radio Empire. She was Arts Director of WBAI for many years.
Robert Auld, Audio Engineer. Bob is responsible for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. Like many audio engineers, he started out as a musician who became interested in recorded sound, restoration of legacy recordings and CD mastering. He is senior engineer of the Radio Foundation studio and operates his own studio. Bob was educated at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music and worked as a professional trumpet player in the New York area for over 20 years.
In recent years, Bob has worked extensively in radio, as Senior Engineer at the studios of The Radio Foundation, including work for NPR and affiliates, the BBC, ABC (Australia), and French, Dutch, Belgian and German Radio.
Nellie Gilles, Associate Producer/Web Developer, joined The Complete Ulysses in the fall of 2010. She helped produce the 3rd annual Radio Bloomsday on June 16, 2011. She has traveled to Ireland to study Irish literature, poetry and more specifically Ulysses with the Joycean scholar Declan Kiberd, who now serves on our Advisory Committee. She is an Engineer at the studios of the Radio Foundation, Inc. Nellie was educated at Carleton College where she studied art and English literature. She has previously worked in the contemporary art world in New York City.