Steven Tabakin is an award-winning New York-based producer with credits in independent film, television, live theater and events.

Steven Tabakin

He is presently based at Triple Birch Media, a production company and consultancy he founded in 2018, producing live events and video content for a broad range of clients. He recently produced a suprise Jon Bon Jovi concert in Las Vegas for Deloitte and helped to produce The 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway in support of The Lilly Awards Foundation. He is also developing a slate of scripted drama and comedy series for television and audio. A half-hour comedy series was recently set up at Sony Pictures Television through Is Or Isn't Productions (Lisa Kudrow, Don Roos, Dan Bucatinsky) in partnership with Evan Shapiro.

He is developing a new play with music about jazz legend Billy Strayhorn that is slated to premiere during the 2019-20 season prior to Broadway.

Previously, he was a founding partner at Tashtego Films where he developed and was lead producer on Margaret Whitton's feature directorial debut A Bird of the Air. He was a producer on several other narrative projects; developed and/or wrote several TV pilots and limited series; and worked on feature documentaries including Gasland and How to Let Go of the World (Josh Fox), The Heart of Nuba (Ken Carlson), and Casting By (Tom Donahue). Tashtego Films also invested in commercial theater, including Hamilton.

Prior to forming Tashtego Films, he was a longtime creative collaborator of George C. Wolfe at The Public Theater where he commissioned, developed and produced many acclaimed plays and musicals.

For PBS, he created and was series producer of Stage on Screen where he produced and oversaw several innovative film adaptations of plays, including Beckett on Film, for which he directed and produced wrap-around documentary, which was recognized with a
Peabody Award. While at Thirteen/WNET New York, he also produced or co-produced several multi-camera specials for Great Performances, as well as documentaies about the arts, including Richard Eyre's landmark documentary series Changing Stages.

For Court TV, he produced a film adaptation of The Exonerated
, directed by Bob Balaban, starring Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Brian Dennehy, and Aidan Quinn, which earned the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.

Originally from Pittsburgh, he lives in South Orange, New Jersey with his wife and 3 children.

He serves as Artistic Producer of Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, leading an ensemble of over 100 professional actors. He conceived and directed a well-received benefit for MDR entitled
Let It Sing!, which featured 40 Broadway performers and a dog named Rusty.

For recent work, please visit
Triple Birch Media.

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