Off the Leesh | 212-724-1794

108 East 16th St., 5th Floor
NYC, NY 10003



"Working with Off the Leesh Productions was a writer's dream. Although they shot my screenplay in New York and I live in Los Angeles, they kept me constantly apprised of their progress, always listening to my opinions and respecting the integrity of the script. I felt connected to the production, even from 3,000 miles away. Off the Leesh is a rarity among small, independent production companies; they are efficient, well-organized, and committed to both the artistic and commercial success of their projects."

--Justin Spitzer, writer What are the Odds

"I have been immensely impressed with the work, collectively and individually, of the team at Off the Leesh. Their level of professionalism, talent, creativity, collaboration and energy, was extremely instrumental in making our show (Naked Angels: Democracy) a total success. From Diana's beautiful sets, to Julie's tremendous organization, to Alicia's outstanding leadership - there is nothing this team cannot do!æI look forward to working with them all again soon. Frankly, they have raised the bar so high, it will be nearly impossible to work with anyone else!"

Julianne Hoffenberg
former Producing Director, Naked Angels
Co-founder, Project A.L.S.

Alicia Arinella has all the qualities you dream of in a producer. Besides the obvious ones -- extreme organization, ability to work long, hard hours, trouble-shooting brilliiance -- she raises it to an art form with her vision, good-nature and heart-felt dedication to whatever project she believes in.

Liz Tuccillo, staff writer, Sex and the City

In the more than capable hands of Alicia Arinella, On the Leesh meets every challenge with professionalism, creativity and the perfect dose of practicality. Working with On the Leesh Productions was an absolute pleasure.

Jenna Bans, writer on "Desperate Housewives"

As Artisitic Director of Naked Angels Theater Company, I have had the pleasure of working with Alicia Arinella and her On The Leesh confederates on many occasions and I cannot give them enough praise. AliciaÕs professionalism, grace, diligence and cool-under-fire demeanor have been crucial in the success of several productions both big and small here at Naked Angels. We have relied on her skills as producer, administrator and coordinator alike and she has never let us down. She also brings along a tremendously talented group of individuals with whom she works regularly. These people have all matched AliciaÕs high-standards of talent and we have been pleased with the work all of them have done. We give her and the rest of the On The Leesh crew our most enthusiastic recommendation.

Tim Ransom, Former Artistic Director of the Naked Angels Theater Company

The producing, management and design skills of this team are top-notch. My needs as a director were not only met, they were anticipated. My cast and I felt very well taken care of. I would be thrilled to work with them again.

Dan Fields, Director/Producer (former Artistic Associate, Manhattan Theatre Club)

I have had the privilege of working with Alicia Arinella on a variety of projects for clients including Playhouse Disney, Sesame Street and Noggin. Alicia is a top-notch Producer who combines great creative instincts with an ability to get things done on time and on budget. Since leaving Little Airplane, I have followed Alicia's career closely and watched as she built her own production company, On The Leesh, into a real player on the New York theatre and film scene. Alicia and her excellent team have produced a string of bold, innovative projects that have taken on everything from finding love to finding meaning in our post 9/11 world. Alicia's work--like Alicia herself--is brave, passionate and unapologetic. It shows us our world not as we would like it to be, but as it is. On The Leesh is a company that is on the verge of some very big things. We are fortunate to have them, and we are fortunate to have a producer like Alicia Arinella to remind us of what we are capable of.

Josh Selig, President, Little Airplane Productions

As a theater artist, the majority of my work is developmental. By this I mean, I tend to work on new material at the beginning of the collaborative process. Oftentimes, the work is tedious, plodding and fraught with emotion and ego. The artistic parameters are fluid and the rehearsal environment constantly evolves and transforms. In this protean environment, a producer plays the role of collaborator, arbitrator, task-master, work horse, therapistÑto name a few. The best producers I have worked with have been successful in finding the balance and in creating the space for people to do their best work. With Alicia Arinella you get balance, vision and heartÑshe is an asset to any team and a blessing to any process.

John Ruocco, Director/Choreographer

The total package. They're creative. Responsible. Dedicated. Enthusiastic. Whatever the challenge, On The Leesh somehow always manages to make production a pleasure.

Pippin Parker, Artistic Director, The Democracy Project, The Opposite of Fear.

Though relatively new on the scene, On The Leesh has been at the helm of some of my most enjoyable professional experiences. Utmost competence, creative flexibility and infectious enthusiasm are just a few of their many assets.

Geoffrey Nauffts, Writer, Director, Actor

I recently had the pleasure of working with Alicia Arinella andÊthe On the LeeshÊteam on "Compliments to Amanda" a short which I wrote.Ê Alicia, Julie and Diana are: Êsmart, dedicated, organized, capable, no-nonsense and most importantly, they maintain a sense of humorÊmaking the very intense experience of shooting a film in two days a whole lot of fun!Ê

Jeanne Dorsey, Writer, Compliments to Amanda