Thea Brooks (The Girl):
Thea is a multi-disciplinary artist hailing originally from Vermont. This project is particularly special for her; Thea grew up reading fairytales and myths, and from an early age developed a passion for storytelling through dance and movement. Favorite theater credits: Dirty Dancing (the Musical), Jewtopia, For The Record, Lion in Winter, After the Fall. TV: True Blood. Thea can be seen in several major commercial campaigns, and is currently working on motion capture for a new video game series. She has performed on the cabaret scene in both LA and NYC. She recently released her debut album as a singer/songwriter, "Numb" (available on iTunes). See www.theabrooks.com for updates on where she'll be playing live next.
Kathleen Amshoff (Director):
Kathleen is a New York-based director who focuses on new works and interdisciplinary projects. She has created original pieces in Zimbabwe, Ecuador and Slovakia with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, and developed new plays at Cherry Lane, Ma Yi, 2G, the Lark, Wild Project, Galapagos Artspace, Culture Project and the Kennedy Center. She was the 2011 SDC Foundation Denham Fellow for her adaptation of the graphic novel Swell. Kathleen recently directed the site-specific Manna-hata for Peculiar Works at the central post office and The Glass Menagerie for West Virginia University. A Fulbright scholar in Berlin, Kathleen has an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of Big Art Group. www.kathleenamshoff.com.
Eli Sibley (Playwright):
This is Eli's first written piece. As an actor, she has performed from California to China, on stage to film. She earned her MFA from Catholic University where she subsequently wrote Born of a Fairytale as part of her thesis. Besides writing and acting, she also movement directs, most recently The Misanthrope with Hunger and Thirst Theatre Collective, plays percussion and has been known to puppeteer. Due to her love of movement theatre, she is currently pursuing certifications in both the Alexander Technique and Laban Movement Analysis. She is working on her next play/movement theatre piece loosely based on The Little Matchstick Girl (she's always loved fire) but with puppets and monsters.
Claudia Toth (Stage Manager):
Claudia is a stage manager and a lighting designer. Previous Stage Management credits include The Rest of Your Life at Axial Theatre, The Wizard of Oz at The Aracoma Story in Logan, West Virginia, Radiance at Axial Theatre, The Underpants at the Town Players of Newtown, and Nuts at Ridgefield Theater Barn. Previous Lighting Design credits include The Little Dog Laughed at the Town Players of Newtown, All My Sons at Ridgefield Theater Barn (IMEA Award Winner - Best Lighting Design of a Play), as well as lighting design for New York City sketch comedy troupe Latino Dance Troupe. You can also see her onstage at times when she performs with her improv troupe, Gnome Necessary.
Elle Kunnos de Voss (Set Designer):See Elle's designs here.
Loren Shaw (Costume Designer):
Loren has been working in theatre and film in NYC for the last 4 years, after finishing her graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University. This past spring, she was nominated for the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Costume Design for The Flea Theater’s production of Restoration Comedy, by Amy Freed. She is a founding member and the Resident Costume Designer of Exit, Pursued by a Bear where she has designed Restoration Comedy by Amy Freed, Arok of Java and Greater Angels by Jason Williamson, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by Jeff Whitty and Dani Girl by Kooman and Dimond. Other recent projects include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Portland Stage), The Golden Dragon (Play Company), Venus In Fur (Singapore Rep), Castlewalk (NYMF), These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney (The Flea Theater), 666 Park Ave (Costume Coordinator / ABC), Mirror Mirror (Assistant to Eiko Ishioka / Relativity Media). Agent: Jack Tantleff email@example.com http://lorenshaw.prosite.com/
See Loren's designs here.
See some of Dan's cool ideas here.
Jillian Marie Walker (Sound Designer):
New York City: A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Secret Theatre), Somewhere in Between and Discovering Waldo (The 79th Street Theatre), The Rose Gardener (The Tank Theatre), Caroline, or Change (The Gallery Players), As You Like It and The Cherry Orchard (The Atlantic Theatre Company), Keeping A Breast (NYC Fringe Festival), The Hunters (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional: See Rock City and My Scary Girl (Barrington Stage Company). jwalkeraudio.com
Sheila Jameson (Publicity):