what we do

HIDEAWAY is a New York-based circus and theatrical production company founded to create innovative and engaging live entertainment. Featuring world-class, multi-disciplinary artists, our shows reflect the human condition in extraordinary ways. Our approach combines epic imagination with intimate venue design, breaking from traditional theatrical settings and practices, to deliver unforgettable, exhilarating experiences to each of our guests.

It is our priority to facilitate affirming, collaborative relationships between our artists, staff, and partners. We believe that maintaining a healthy and supportive work environment onstage and off is essential to our success.

Starting in 2016, HIDEAWAY will support live arts education and creative expression in underserved American communities through our scholarship program.

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our shows

firefly field
A new big top tented theatrical circus coming to New York City in 2016.
Firefly Field is an exploration of nostalgia, youth, memory, and innocence unaffected by disappointment and misfortune. Set in an original, immersive environment both inside and outside the tent, the show blends a heartfelt and timeless love story with awe-inspiring, world-class circus acts. Firefly Field portrays scenes of teenage adolescence: the fleeting period of life when you’re experiencing everything for the first time. The emotions are stronger, the stakes are higher, and you feel invincible. The story follows a handful of characters as they fall in love, break up, fail and succeed for the first time.

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who we are

josh aviner
chief executive officer, co-founder

Josh is thrilled to be leading the team producing the next iteration of circus and theatrical entertainment in America. Since age thirteen, when he ran away with the circus, Josh has had an unrelenting passion for creating unique and memorable live experiences. He previously led casting at Spiegelworld, overseeing shows at Caesar’s Palace and the Cosmopolitan Hotel, in addition to casting and consulting for The PT Barnum Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, Sleep No More, and Variety Worldwide. He currently sits on the board of Circus Smirkus helping youth realize their dreams of pursuing circus as a career. He is completing an MFA at Columbia University in Theatrical Producing, and holds a BFA from New York University in Film Producing. Josh has a keen love for glazed donuts with blackberry jam.

lyndsay magid
president, co-founder

From her backyard to Broadway, Lyndsay’s had a lifelong passion for producing innovative and high-quality theater. Before launching Hideaway, Lyndsay had a diverse career in commercial and non-profit theater in New York City with a focus on fundraising and investor relations. She’s helped raise millions of dollars for award winning not-for-profit theater companies including Atlantic Theater Company and Soho Rep. Lyndsay currently sits on the board of the off-broadway theater company The Debate Society as the Fundraising Chair. She is finishing an MFA in Theatre Producing at Columbia University, and holds both a BA and a BS from The University of Tampa. Lyndsay lives with Hudson, the world’s fluffiest Siberian cat.

mike dobson
creative director, co-founder

Mike oversees the artistic development of Hideaway’s productions. Before getting mixed up in the circus, Mike was trained as a classical percussionist. His interests in music, theater, circus, and comedy have spawned an eclectic career in the performing arts. Recently, Mike was the assistant director for Big Love at Signature Theater, directed by Tina Landau. His previous theater and circus credits include Old Hats with Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Spiegelworld, Big Apple Circus, Circus Smirkus, and the New Victory Theater. Mike is an ensemble member of Parallel Exit physical theater company and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for their production of Room 17B. He has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Mike can be found riding a dilapidated 1960s-era aquamarine Huffy bicycle around Brooklyn until it falls apart.

brett derby
director, business operations

Brett plays a central role in the operations and management of Hideaway, focusing on customer experience, market strategy and growth initiatives. Brett has advised business leaders on strategy, marketing, organization, operations, IT and M&A as a management consultant at Bain & Company. He also played a pivotal role on the Sales Operations & Strategy team that launched the first minimally invasive heart valve in the US for Edwards Lifesciences and worked closely with a team of engineers at DaVita to optimize their revenue management. Brett holds an MBA from Columbia and a BS from the University of Southern California. Brett loves the smell of fresh cut grass and has to resist strong urges to roll around and get dirty.

And this is Hudson.

work with us

Interested in joining the circus? HIDEAWAY is always looking for new talent. If you think you’d enjoy the challenges and environment of a fast-paced production company, we’d love to hear from you! Please send your contact information, resume, and cover letter to the email address below. For on-stage jobs, please include a headshot and videos of your act.

As part of our collaborative approach, we do allow accredited investors to back our theatrical and circus productions. If you are interested in learning more about investing in one of our shows, please contact us below.

We're proud to work with our corporate sponsors and partners to highlight our brands in new and exciting ways. For more information about HIDEAWAY’s partnerships and sponsorships please send a message to the following email address.

For any questions or inquires, please contact: hello@hideawaycircus.com

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