Co-creators and married couple Christine Rea and Rick Briskin share more than 60 years of theater and music business between the two of them. As creative producers of HHWTS Productions LLC, they strive to deliver universally appealing shows with timeless and enduring messages.
Christine began her journey of producing, playwriting and performing as a kid on her parents suburban Chicago backyard patio. Upon pursuing a Master’s Degree at DePaul Theater School, Christine toured the US, Canada and Europe performing; most notably as Mary Magdalene in the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar w/Ted Neeley & Carl Anderson of the acclaimed Norman Jewison film and more recently with Mr. Neeley and Corey Glover of the groundbreaking rock band, Living Colour. Christine holds a BA in History from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association and 2016 Graduate of the Commercial Theater Institute.
Rick attended the acclaimed Berklee College of Music as a drummer and discovered his true love of songwriting. At that point, he picked up the guitar and began his journey as a singer/ songwriter. As a mainstay of the NYC music community, he has produced and worked with such diverse artists as: Irene Cara (of “Fame”), Ann Curliss (of Expose) and Funky Asiatic. As a sideman, Rick has played shows with many artists including: Diana Ross, Frankie Valli, Cindy Lauper, Sheryl Crow and Anita Baker. Additionally, he can be heard on national jingles including spots for: Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, Tangueray, Huggies and Equitable Life. Rick is a proud member of AFM Local 802.
Recent: Off-Broadway, The Crusade of Connor Stephens, a new play; Hamilton Stage (UCPAC) 2017, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES: A New Musical About Life, Love & The Roller Rink; Future: The Studebaker Theater, Chicago, SKATES: A New Musical. VISIT the Investment/Donorship Tab for more information on opportunities with SKATES or show site www.SkatesTheMusical.com