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Meet the team



Director - Composer

Kip Kaplan began his professional career as a performing singer/songwriter, which culminated in performing in the National Touring Company of "Hair" from 1974 to 1975.  In 1979, he became the studio manager for Right Track Recording in New York.  He subsequently created and operated Time Capsule Brokerage, an international audio production coordination company from 1981 to 1996.  He chose to combine his years of experience in the theater, music, and post-production worlds, by founding Audioworks Producers Group in 1996.  



Executive Vice-President - Account Services

Lona Benney Kaplan has been a media professional for her entire career.  She learned the advertising industry at some of the top agencies in the U.S., located in NYC.  Her advertising career culminated in her appointment as Director of Advertising for the prestigious Christie's Auction House, in NYC.  After moving to Rockland County, NY, Lona became the Executive Director of the Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble, and Managing Director of Coupé Theatre Studio.  She held those positions for more than 20 years.  Though having always been a partner in Audioworks Producers Group since its' inception in 1996, Lona has recently joined the team in NYC to provide the highest possible level of client services.



Vice President, Audioworks Film & Theatre
Senior Sound Designer & Mixer

Julian Evans has come to chew bubblegum and design sound - and he’s all out of bubblegum. In his nascent career of just under a decade, he has provided sound design and mixing services on over a hundred independent shorts and features for the likes of Syfy, Refinery29, and Columbia University, and ads for clients including Hillary Clinton, Pepsi, Dropbox, and Instagram. His mixes have screened worldwide, including winners at renowned festivals such as Austin Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Urbanworld, Slamdance, and Clermont-Ferrand. In lieu of any free-time, he also pursues a career as an off-Broadway sound designer with dozens of credits at houses such as Theatre Row, The York, 59e59, and La Mama.

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Lead Producer & Vice President of Audioworks Tour Content

Veronica is an acclaimed, trilingual (Spanish, French and English) video producer. Her career includes producing features, series, documentaries, and commercials, from New York and Paris to Caracas and Cannes.  A proud Venezuelan with a strong connection to France, she completed high school at a French Lycee in Caracas and University in Paris, graduating La Sorbonne with a bachelor's degree in Film.  She has proven herself from concept to completion, whether managing film crews of over 150 people, as part of the distribution team at the Cannes Film Festival, or working with some of the world's largest brands, including Cartoon Network, Amazon Prime, Dove, Gillette, Samsung, Garnier, Turner, and Netflix.  Veronica has also worked on dozens of projects, ranging from Editor, Distribution, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor, Casting Coordinator, and Researcher.


Rory Max Kaplan

Director, Actor, Musician, Engineer

Born and raised in New York, RMK started his professional artistic career in 2011 as an actor traveling to different regional theatres across the US - though his love and experience in voice-over began much earlier.

Shortly after releasing his first single and music video, covering Paul Simon’s “The Boxer”, Rory made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning musical, Jersey Boys. During his time at the August Wilson theatre he was offered the role of “Tommy DeVito” for the 10 year anniversary international ad campaign. From there he landed a stand out role in the original Broadway cast of A Bronx Tale The Musical, co-directed by Robert DeNiro. His voice can be heard soloing throughout the cast album.

While on Broadway, Rory was cast in several dubbing projects - both live action ADR and animation, which led to his re-accruing role as “Cameron” in Pokémon. Bit by the director bug, RMK was approached by AudioWorks to direct a handful of high-profile projects, later released on Amazon Prime Video. Such titles include — “The 800”, “Viking”, “The Nest”, “Invisible Boy I & II” and “Once Upon A Time In The Desert” (release TBD). 



Senior Sound Engineer & Mixer

Ben Dotson, a New York City native, began his career in music as a
producer and A&R.  Producing remixes for the likes of WuTang Clan and
Brand Nubian.  With five years of professional audio post production
experience he has sound designed and mixed short films, commercial
spots, features and television shows, working with  clients like MTV,
CSI Sports and Bilal World Entertainment.



Special Projects Producer

Mariana Trevino-Stafford is Mexican filmmaker, and marketing strategist currently based in New York City. Starting her career in Mexico, in 2009 she traveled overseas to get a Master Degree, which led her to work in Spain, South Africa, and the United States giving her a multicultural background. Her marketing experience includes brands such as IKEA, Kellogg’s, Jose Cuervo, and FIFA, receiving a Cannes Lions Award in 2011. In 2014, Mariana was the Co-director and main editor of the magazine Fauna MX. Recently, she co-wrote a feature film produced by James Franco and has been working as a producer and co-director in short films and comedy sketches.

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