Russ Rosensweig is the founder and Managing Director of Summit Entertainment Group, a talent agency that has represented over 200 designers, directors and choreographers of theatre, opera, dance, museum installations, emerging new technologies, corporate and live performance for over 35 years. She has worked with artists and companies throughout world; the firm’s talent has been honored with numerous awards including Tony Awards; Obie; Drama Desk; Lucille Lortel; AUDELCO; Bessie and regional theatre awards.
After receiving her BA in Theatre from the State University of New York at, Russ worked at the Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, NY as their Production Manager, waiting to start the MFA program at Yale University School of Drama. While studying at Yale she had the opportunity to work with Athol Fugard and continued that relationship after graduating, serving in several capacities including assistant director for the Broadway show “Master Harold…and the boys” and the world premiere of “The Road to Mecca”.
Prior to starting Summit Entertainment Group, LLC in 1988, Russ joined the Broadway general management firm of Joseph Harris and Associates, where she was associated for six years on many Broadway productions including, “My One and Only”, “Noises Off”, “Sweet Charity” and “Glengarry Glen Ross”.
A native New Yorker, she grew up in the Bronx and Westchester, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale Drama School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from the State University of New York at Binghamton. During her undergraduate work, she also studied in London, England through Syracuse University, apprenticing with several theater companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Russ is often a guest lecturer on the Business of Theatre and The Art of the Deal, at many universities including New York University Tisch School of the Arts; The Yale School of Drama; The Juilliard School; Rutgers University; Virginia Tech and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
When not enjoying theater, dance, opera, classical music (a violist and pianist) and tennis, she spends time with her gadget geek, cyclist husband, their two daughters, and their many four-legged animal companions.
Jeffrey Eisenberg, Partner, is a multi-media executive experienced in development, production and marketing for the entertainment industry. He has a proven track record creating programming and sponsorship opportunities for broadcast and cable initiatives and served on the production staffs for numerous projects such as The Tony Awards, Daytime Emmys and The Drama Desk Awards. At Summit, he oversees the “Emerging Works” division spearheading the development of new projects and serving as General Manager on numerous workshops.