Pamela Winslow Kashani Co-Founder
Pamela loves to give back. You may find her speaking to young actors in high schools and theatre conservatories and mentoring through master classes across the country. She enjoys growing the art form by connecting with the next generation of storytellers.
As an actor Pamela has created such varied roles from Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: The Next Generation to the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway. Also, on Broadway Pamela played Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella in Into the Woods. In addition to her roles on Broadway, Pamela has played leading roles at many regional theaters and has made many TV guest appearances as well as hosting her own TV show, Arts Coast to Coast. Change Happens, her one-woman stage show, has played across the country, and the CD of the same name can be found on cdbaby.com. Her show Love and Sax premiered on both coasts and she recently headlined on the Disney Magic. Embarking on a new hybrid of theatre and film, Pamela played Mrs. Weston in the musical film Emma which is available to stream here. She continues to explore this new model with No One Called Ahead, playing Bernice. Next up, Pamela will play the role of Minerva in The Next Fairy Tale.
As a producer, Pamela won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, gained another Drama Desk, an Outer Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for the Best Musical Memphis in 2010, and co-produced the four-time Tony winner An American in Paris, which is currently playing in Tokyo. For the past few years she has been flexing her musical muscles in a new way as composer and lyricist for the musical Higher Education.
Tim Kashani Co-Founder
Tim believes that technology and the arts must unite to move humanity forward. Fostering new Technology and Arts startups, Tim incubates ideas that exponentially foster a collaborative learning environment.
Tim merged his passion for both theater and technology to co-found Apples and Oranges Arts with his wife Pamela. To exemplify the vision they launched THEatre ACCELERATOR, an incubator for new musicals. THEatre ACCELERATOR, applies the methods, processes, and mindset of the startup world to the performing arts. This includes data-driven decision making, brand definition, growth hacking, and most importantly, a call to rethink the entire developmental and distribution cycle of new stories. THEatre ACCELERATOR blends in our current foundation while exploring how AR/VR/MR expand past the fourth wall.
As the founder of IT Mentors, Tim architects and designs global technology training solutions, helping major corporations understand and apply training and technology to increase business productivity, and providing meaningful advice to CEOs, senior executives, and business leaders. Always eager to learn and share his technical knowledge,
On Broadway Tim produced the Tony Award productions of HAIR, Memphis and An American In Paris. Using the THEatre ACCELERATOR model for new distribution frontiers Tim directed the recent films. Film, Emma and No one Called Ahead.
Tim graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Sciences in Information and Computer Sciences, later returning to finish his M.B.A. there. He also holds a M.F.A. in Film Production, with a specialization in directing from Chapman University.