If we do not have a stage, we will make one. And if we do not have an audience, we will find one.
Introducing The Crossover: from stage to stream, a series of live stream concerts featuring exceptional performers from across North America, taking their talents from stage to stream. It is my joy to be the producer of this series, and provide even a small space for the storytelling to continue.
The Crossover was brought to life through the search for artistic fulfillment and community, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the catalyst for an online project. I believe that music and art are essential for building peace. We will continue to stress the importance of our professions, our industry, and supporting the arts as a whole, as we learn to heal from this pandemic together.
Please join us as we navigate this new era of connection, communication, and creation!
All of these singers are highly educated and experienced professionals in the live entertainment world, now delivering tremendous performances to your electronic devices for free. This new life of social distancing has deeply affected their livelihoods, careers, and futures.
All funds go straight to the artist and our accompanist.
Nayeli has a deep love for producing which began when she started working with NYC film production company Yale Productions as an Associate Producer on films like My First Miracle (starring Sean Patrick Flannery and Jason London), and Addiction: a 60's Love Story (starring Ian Harding, Evanna Lynch, and Carole Kane). She has also worked as a social media manager, crowdfunding manager (specializing in Indiegogo and Kickstarter), and online branding consultant for projects like King Cobra (starring James Franco, Keegan Allen, and Christian Slater), Jack Goes Home (starring Rory Culkin and Britt Robertson), Welcome to Willits (starring Thomas Dekker and Garrett Clayton), and Pryor Rending A New Musical (Frank Schiro/Shawn Churchman).
In addition, Nayeli has worked as a freelance graphic designer, website designer, and video/audio editor. She is also extremely passionate about coaching performers on how to nail their authentic digital brand and discover their own ideal, devoted audience.
All of Nayeli's hands on experience as an online marketer and as a performer made The Crossover the next logical step in her artistic journey.
All of the accompaniment for The Crossover is played by one amazingly talented man; Stephen James Ingram.
Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, Stephen is an actor, musician, composer, and music director working out of the Greater Toronto Area and London. He holds a Bachelor of Music Honours in Composition (primary instrument piano) from Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music. In the past few years since his graduation he has performed on stages across Ontario (Sudbury, Meaford, Tweed, Toronto, London, Petrolia, Hamilton, Morrisburg, etc.) as an actor, singer, musician, and music director.
Recent credits include: Juno's Reward (Grand Theatre), The Haunting of Hungerford House and Aleck Bell (Tweed and Company Theatre), Summer of '69 (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia), Glory Days (Upper Canada Playhouse), Plaid Tidings (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Lydia (Broken Soil Theatre).
He also composes/arranges by commission for Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, and Classical idioms, and has had his works performed in Toronto, London, and Hamilton.
The Crossover is so lucky to have this incredible musician on board!
Consider making a donation so we can continue supporting artists, by providing them a space in which to perform for a live audience ♥