Aaron Landsman is a playwright, performer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY and Urbana, IL. His work is often presented in places where people perform their lives - homes, offices, barrooms and pavement. His productions include: Appointment, an ongoing series of one-on-one performances in small offices; Open House, commissioned by The Foundry Theatre and presented in 24 NYC apartments; Love Story, a gallery performance and audio walk presented at Austin's FuseBox Festival, and Desk, presented by Chashama in an abandoned midtown workplace. His stage works have been presented in London, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York and Lund (Sweden). He has performed with many directors and choreographers - most recently Elevator Repair Service, with whom he worked from 2004-2011. He has taught at Juilliard and NYU and guest lectured at Columbia, Stanford and Parson's. More: thinaar.com.
Mallory Catlett is a director/dramaturg who creates work with several theatrical entities in NYC - Banana Bag & Bodice, Latitude 14, Restless Productions NYC and Aaron Landsman. Thier work has been seen at: HERE, Chocolate Factory, The Ohio, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, PS122, Collapsable Hole, 3LD, Joe’s Pub, EMPAC and Club Oberon at ART. Internationally: Western Front & Video In (Vancouver), Escales Improbables (Montreal), Exit (Cretiel, France), Kilkenny Arts Festival & Dublin Fringe (Ireland), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland) & Noorderzon (Gronignen, Netherlands). Support Includes: NEFA, Jerome, NYS Council for the Humanities, LMCC, Puffin, Edith Lutyens & Bel Geddes, Mary Duke Biddle, Greenwall Foundation, MAP Fund, NYSCA Individual Artist Commission and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. More: mallorycatlett.net.
Jim Findlay was a founding collaborator in both Collapsable Giraffe, and Accinoso/Cynthia Hopkins. He is also an associate artist of the Wooster Group since 1994 and a frequent collaborator with Ridge Theater, Bang on a Can, and Ralph Lemon. Other recent work includes video design at Arena Stage and scenic design for Ralph Lemon at the Lyon Opera Ballet. Current projects include Stew's Brooklyn Omnibus at BAM. Awards include the Hewes Design Award, Lortel Award, Princess Grace Award, 2001 and 2008 Obie Awards, and 1999 and 2008 Bessie Awards. More: jimfindlaynyc.com
Rachel Karp is a New York-based theater director committed to the collaborative creation of new work. She has developed new work at the Incubator Arts Project, Theater for the New City, Powerhouse Theater Festival, and Columbia University. Assistant Directing credits include We're Gonna Die (Paul Lazar, 13P), Untitled Feminist Multimedia Technology Show (Young Jean Lee, YJLTC), and How to Build a Forest (Katie Pearl, PearlDamour). More: rachelkarp.com.
Hunter Canning is an actor, director, photographer and Staffer extraordinaire. He received his BFA from Suny Purchase. huntercanningphoto.com
Jonathan Cottle has worked on two previous projects with Aaron Landsman: Appointment and Open House. He has also designed, teched, rocked and rolled with The Foundry Theatre, Incubator and HERE.
Arny Lippin, Bah Lee, April Matthis, Kate Scelsa, Hunter Canning, Sayda Trujillo, Salette Gressett, Jonathan Cottle, Brian Rogers, Rachel Karp, Clarinda Mac Low, Amy Jensen, Ken Urban, Heidi Schreck, Ilan Bachrach, Jim Himelsbach, Frank Harts, Heather MacDonald.
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