Lyndsay is a co-founder of Hideaway Circus, a Brooklyn based circus and theatre production company. Lyndsay received her BFA and BA from Tampa University in Theater Arts and Arts Management. She later studied at Columbia University and earned an MFA in Theater Producing and Management. Prior to starting Hideaway Circus, she has worked in both commercial and non-profit theater in New York City with a focus on fundraising, special events, and investor relations. She has helped fundraise for award winning not-for-profit theater companies including Atlantic Theater Company and Soho Rep. She’s also worked in commercial development for Olympus Theatricals and theater management for the Nederlander Organization. Lyndsay currently sits on the board of the New Dramatists Guild and the off-broadway theater company The Debate Society.
Lyndsay co-wrote and directed the Hideaway Circus's debut production, a slasher circus show SLUMBER which toured in both the US and Australia. She also co-produced the New York Times critics pick, The Miss Behave Game Show now playing at Bally's in Las Vegas. Lyndsay is produced the company’s new virtual reality circus and dance experience being released in early 2018. Along with her husband and business partner, Josh Aviner, she hosts the award-nominated interview podcast the Hideaway Podcast.
Josh is a co-founder of Hideaway Circus, a Brooklyn based circus and theatre production company. Josh received his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied Film Directing and Producing in addition to an MFA from Columbia University where he studied Theater Management and Producing. After a youth performing career in the circus (Circus Smirkus and later at The Box), Aviner transitioned into casting and directing. He previously led casting at Spiegelworld, over seeing 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 The Box. He currently sits on the board of the non-profit youth circus organization Circus Smirkus.
Josh co-wrote and directed the Hideaway Circus's debut production, a slasher circus show SLUMBER described by Time Out as “contemporary, sexy, and a little bit dangerous.” He also co-produced The Miss Behave Game Show now playing at Bally's in Las Vegas. Josh directed the company’s new virtual reality circus and dance experience being released in early 2018. Along with his wife and business partner, Lyndsay Magid, he hosts the weekly interview podcast the Hideaway Podcast.