OWNER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michelle began her professional career in the nonprofit world working as a psychotherapist in NYC public schools. In response to the inner-city high schools lack of theatre or music programs, she incorporated art, music, poetry and rap writing into her therapy sessions. In 2011 she partnered with Not-for-Profit, Oneness Center to create and direct a 16-week creative arts program for select teenagers from Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Eight years ago, Michelle’s passion for helping people collided with her life-long proclivity for the Arts and Production when she began immersing herself in her family business, Lovett Productions. Michelle moved quickly from directing and producing individual sessions and performance events to overseeing every aspect of event and meeting management at Lovett.
In the spring of 2014 Michelle ushered her parents into retirement and moved Lovett Productions to her hometown of NYC. Michelle is dedicated to continuing her parent’s legacy of creating specialized events for those passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.
She continues to connect with her direct service/social work roots by teaching and training teachers in Awareness through movement modality called Embodiment Yoga. She also maintains a small private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan.
Ronit oversees all structural, design and creative aspects for Lovett Productions. She also writes, directs and edits the multi-media performance events.
She has a rich background in film-making, editing, writing and directing multi-media event production. She wrote, directed and produced her first play about the Nazi war crime trials in Germany at the age of 16. Her play, “Dolls” toured all over Israel, and when Ronit moved to NYC in her early 20’s, it was produced Off-Broadway to rave reviews.
Among Ronit’s many successful projects she created from the ground up are the documentary film “Imagine Peace” and the 2005 multi-media exhibition “ A Blessing to One Another; Pope John Paul II and the Jewish people”. “A Blessing to One Another…” was erected at the Vatican in August 2015 and continues to tour all over the world.
We are so lucky to have Ronit as our Creative Director. Ronit offers her creative consultation only to Lovett Productions. Her primary role is Spiritual Teacher at Oneness Center a Not-for-Profit, in NYC where she dedicates herself to guiding individuals and groups on their path to a fully realized lives.
We are so pleased to have Mark Cohen as our Designer and Technical Director
for Lovett Productions. Mark creates the sets and lighting designs for our events,
heads up the technical crews and oversees all implementation and running of our
AV and stage services.
Mark has managed and/or designed projects for diverse clients such as Coca-Cola, Tiffany's and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His lighting design can currently be seen at the Cameri Theatre (The Tiger) in Tel Aviv and his exhibit design at the Vatican Museum (A Blessing to One Another; Pope John-Paul II and the Jewish People).
Mark's ability to manage teams of technicians, negotiate contracts and oversee large budgets is a great asset for Lovett productions; he works to keep our costs low and quality high by utilizing an extensive network of suppliers, contractors and manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad.
Currently, Mark is an Assistant Director at the American Museum of Natural
History where he has overseen major refurbishments/upgrades for projects
including (but not limited to) the Rose Center for Earth and Space (including the
Hall of the Universe, Black Hole Theatre, Cosmic Pathway and Size Scales); Hall
of Planet Earth; Hall of Ocean Life and Hall of Biodiversity. Most recently he has completed the total renovation of the Hayden Planetarium.