Gore Abrams is a NY based actor and filmmaker. Recent film credits include Let Me Make You a Martyr, Summum Bonum, When the Ice Goes Out, Hell House, LLC, Livin the Gimmick: The Great American Unwashed and MOM. Onstage he has performed at the HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, 13th Street Reparatory and JCC Theater Works.
Zoé Besmond de Senneville is a French actress raised and born in Paris. She has studied acting between Paris and the USA with Delphine Eliet, Claude Mathieu, Siti Company, Robert Castle, Dany Héricourt. She made her debut in film with Marina de Van and Denis Lavant in the adaptation of Thumb O’Neil for Arte. And recently acted in On The Skin(Sur La Peau) by Srinath Samarasinghe. She is also onstage in 2016 with the company Makizart/La Poursuite in The Miser by Molière, and with the collectif Les Jenous in The Miracle of the Deglingue. She is also poet and performs her poetry with visual artists like Zoé Stark and 3615. She is represented by the artistic agency Play Time .
Theresa Buchheister is a director/writer/producer/performer/curator from Manhattan, KS. Since arriving in New York to work for Richard Foreman in 2004, she co-founded Title:Point, ?!:New Works and The Exponential Festival. Title:Point and friends currently operate "the best murder basement in Brooklyn" (American Theatre Magazine), Vital Joint.
Mahir Cetiz is a composer, pianist a conductor based in New York City. He earned his DMA in composition from Columbia University, where he is currently working as a lecturer. His compositional output includes works for chamber ensembles of different sizes, orchestra, electronics and solo instruments. His interests include but not limited to the music of India and Middle East, metaphorical meaning, cognitive psychology and early medieval polyphony. Cetiz was recently named as a Guggenheim fellow in musical composition.
Matthew Dipple. Recent work includes: Assistant Director, The Town Hall Affair (The Performing Garage, New York City; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; deSingel, Antwerp; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Z Space, San Francisco), Assistant Director, A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique) (Summerscape, Bard College; upcoming REDCAT Los Angeles).
Hedvig Claesson is a swedish director who directed Act Before You Speak. Complete bio coming soon.
Coco Conroy Some recent credits include short film The Letter, working with the brilliant company Title: Point on a recent romp at The Brick, a play on a boat in the Gowanus Canal with Jeff Stark and more improv than you can shake a fist at. Training: Maggie Flanigan Studio, Upright Citizens Brigade Advanced Study Program.
Pierre Ensergueix obtained a Ph.D in social psychology while continuing his passion for the theatre at the Bordeaux conservatory followed by Paris in an acting class dir. by J-L Cochet. This led to more acting experience in a play by Anouilh « Eurydice » dir. by J-L Cochet. He joined l’Ecole du Jeu for while being on stage at the Ménilmontant theatre in Paris. He has played several parts in short films and learnt contemporary dance with K. Bengrid. At the moment he leads groups and workshops within the INSEEC group in public speaking and personal development. In 2017, he appears in C. Carron’s feature film « La morsure des dieux » and in several TV films on TF1 as « Louis(e) une femme à part » dir. by A. Mercadier and « Eric & Quentin » dir. by B. Lelong. In 2018, he will take part in a theatre project in Lisbonne dir. by S. Carinhas.
Alejandro Fajardo is a lighting designer for opera, theater, dance, TV, and events. Among his recent credits are Site Lighting Co-Designer for Electric Forest Music Festival and Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Assistant Lighting Supervisor for Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, and designs for The Healing (Theatre Breaking Through Barriers), Hamlet (Bonneville Theatre Company), and Mistero Buffo (Orpheus Foundation). Other designs include shows with The New School, La MaMa, Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizon School, The Actor’s Studio, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Williamstown Theatre Festival (Free Theater), and Pace University.
George Gavin is a London born NY based filmmaker. He was awarded the first Pighog Poetry Film prize in 2014 and shortlisted for the Bridport Flash Film prize in 2013 for his film poetry work. His short films have been featured at festivals worldwide and throughout New York, and his theatrical projection work has been used at Dixon Place and the Dugdale Theatre, London. He will present the shorts at the upcoming European Psychoanalytic Film Festival 9 at BAFTA, London.
The music of composer Jiří Kadeřábek, “capturing a peculiarly evocative image” (New York Times), “well crafted and compelling with its playful banter” (New York Arts), “reminding of cubist paintings by Picasso” and “with the aim of nullification of progression and logical association, the establishment of timelessness” (BBC), has garnered numerous awards and nominations, been commissioned and performed by institutions, festivals, orchestras and ensembles in Europe, America and Asia, and broadcast by many radio and television stations. In it, Kadeřábek confronts various compositional approaches, applies computer assisted composition techniques and integrates the principles or fragments of historical as well as jazz, pop and rock music. He works frequently with microintervals, recorded real sounds integrated into the musical structure, and employs various theater elements. For the most part, his pieces contain a certain political or social accent and simultaneously a personal, even intimate message. Kadeřábek’s creative development was affected by the strong and living folk tradition of Eastern Moravia, where he was born in 1978, his numerous activities in the field of nonartificial music as well as other artistic disciplines and later also composition workshops, residencies and private consultations in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Italy, the USA and China. During his study of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where in 2012 he received a Ph.D., he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and another year as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York. Currently, Kadeřábek is involved in study of Chinese traditional music and composing for ensembles of such specialization, as well as conducting his opera No Man at the National Theater in Prague.
Erik LaPointe. Recent theatre credits: Albany in King Lear (John Desotelle Studios), Corporal Adams in Very Little (Teatro Circulo), Dr. John Watson in Empty House (14th St. YMCA), Coach in Consent (National Comedy Theatre), and Ensemble in Buran Interviews (Revolutions Theatre Festival). Education: The Barrow Group, The Royal Shakespeare Company, University of Kansas. For more,
Mojo Lorwin is a filmmaker, writer and activist, born and raised in Brooklyn. He is interested in films that bridge the gap between experimental aesthetics and subversive politics. He is currently working on a short film, SUMMER IN THE CITY, which draws on his past experience as a political organizer and climate change activist, as well as his love for surreal and absurdist films of the late 60s and early 70s.
Melinda Prisco is an Italian-Hungarian independent film producer based in New York who grew up in Madrid, Spain. Feature film credits include Mom (Distrital Works in Progress), Summum Bonum (East End, Los Cabos 2014), The Transcendents, an absurd comedy shot on 16mm that is currently in post-production, and Noble Earth, a study of ennui and female repression within a world rarely seen onscreen— Italy's hermetic nobility, which will start its festival run in fall 2017. Melinda is an associate producer on Mike Ott's California Dreams which recently premiered at Berlin's Critics Week and SXSW. Melinda has been involved in the development of many innovative programs, such as Filmatique, a New York-based collective focusing on the digital distribution of art-house and contemporary world cinema.
Darielle Shandler is a stage manager and light designer who has worked with companies such as Caps Lock Theatre, Hard Sparks, En Garde Arts, Live Source Theatre Group, The Civilians, New York City Players, and Mill Mountain Theatre. Her favorite recent credits: Stage Manager for Blessed Unrest’s Doruntine (First prize at the Secondo Theaterfestival in Zurich, Switzerland) and Associate Producer of Ice Factory 2017. She is the Assistant Technical Director at the New Ohio Theatre and the Production Manager of Untitled Theatre Collective.
Alexandra Zajaczkowski is an actress and artist. Recently, she performed in Moving Landscape (Dir. Polina Klimovitskaya), and composed a score for the Cannes nominated short film Sumi. She currently studies acting, writes poetry and short stories, and sells lobsters.