The founding staff of DecadesOut has a diverse background in the arts, business and production. Our founding principal is based on the desire to explore subjects that exist at the crossroads of science and culture from an artist’s point of view.
We have a full-time, volunteer executive director/lead producer in Frank Kuzler, a dedicated volunteer staff of two co-producers (Jennifer Larkin Kuzler and Patrick Sullivan), two marketing staff members, several needs-based interns for production periods and research, as well as wide network of film/video and theatre professionals.
Currently, everyone works as a volunteer, generously donating their time and energy to establish the company and our programming.
Francis Kuzler — Board Member/Executive Director
Frank has dedicated over 15 years to art, science, and non-profit management. A strong believer in the expression of new ideas, Frank has built the foundation of his work developing projects that have a fresh perspective while advocating for social justice and change.
His background includes non-profit management in theatre where he helped develop over 40 new plays and fully produced over 25. In film, he is an all around filmmaker with writer/director/producer credits in independent film.
This year, in addition to his work at DecadesOut, he is in post-production on two documentaries: The Weather Project which confronts climate change from the viewpoint of individual empowerment and personal activism, and The Fringe which looks at how fringe personalities define mainstream society.
He holds a BA from Manhattan College and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Jennifer Larkin Kuzler — Board Member/Co-Producer
Jen is an actress and producer living in Brooklyn working in theatre and film. In New York, she has produced theatre in the 10th Annual New York International Fringe Festival and is also an active co-producer at DedPro Inc.
Jennifer is also Director of Awards Programs for the ADC Global Awards & Club. Founded in New York in 1920, ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. Its mission is to connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously provoking and elevating world-changing ideas through its programming. The ADC Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design identifies and honors the best work of the year in print and broadcast advertising, digital media, graphic design, publication design, packaging, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.
As an actress, Jen’s theatre credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real and A Christmas Carol, all with Hartford Stage Company, directed by Michael Wilson; the title role in Anna Christie with Boomerang Theatre Company; To Fool the Eye, Giant-n-Variation, The Substance of John and Beyond the Horizon, also with Boomerang; Steel Magnolias with Shadowland Theatre; The Lucky Chance with The Queen’s Company; Back House Productions’ Feiffer’s People at the Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelen Theatre, directed by Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail; and Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth with the National Shakespeare Company. Her film credits include City Island (2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award), A Rogue in Londinium and My Brother's War.
She holds a BFA in Acting and a BA in English from the University of Connecticut, has studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA).