Bryan Davidson (Dramaturg) Bryan is a Los Angeles-based playwright. His play War Music won four Ovation Awards, including World Premiere Play, and was produced at the Geffen Playhouse. As a playwright and dramaturg, he has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cornerstone Theatre Ensemble, About Productions, Native Voices at the Autry, and many others. He is a proud member of Dog Ear Playwrights.
Adam Flemming (Projection Design)
Adam has collaborated with South Coast Repertory, Long Beach Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Deaf West, The Theater @ Boston Court, East/West Players, Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, Odyssey Theater, and Santa Barbara Theater amongst others and has had productions in New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Austin, Edinburgh, and Guadalajara. He is an artistic associate with Son of Semele and holds an MFA in design from CalArts. www.mousetechie.com
Ian Garrett (Lighting Design)
As a designer and producer, Ian returns to LA after a year in Houston. He is co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), served as lighting curator for Scenofest at the Prague Quadrennial, and is the resident designer for the Indy Convergence, an annual two week pop-up residency in Indianapolis. As a producer, Ian worked on the premier of Richard Foreman and Michael Gordon's What to Wear at REDCAT and produced the Prague tour for Torry Bend's puppet adaptation of Aimee Bender's Loser. He has over 100 productions under his belt, including, here in LA, Permanent Collection at the Kirk Douglas (2006 LA Weekly Theater Award for best lighting) and Song of Extinction with Moving Arts at [Inside] the Ford (2008 LA Weekly Theater Award for Production of the Year). For more information, check out his website: www.toasterlab.com.
Sarah Krainin (Scenic Design)
Sarah is a scenic designer and object artist whose work has been seen locally at Highways Performance Space, Son of Semele Ensemble, with Brimmer Street Theater, et al. Previously based in New York, she resided as props artist for director Richard Foreman. Recently, Sarah has been a guest artist at Duke University, Boise Contemporary Theater, and designed the set for Songs of Bilitis, a lab workshop with Rogue Artists Ensemble, produced at the Getty Villa. Sarah makes short puppet shows in which objects transform in unexpected ways, and writes graphic scores for object theater. www.sarahkrainin.com
Joseph "Sloe" Slawinski (Sound Design)
Sloe has designed over 200 plays. His designs include “Tree Fall” for Rogue Machine Theater (LA Weekly Award – Best Sound Design 2009), “The Sunset Limited” for Rogue Machine, “Head! (The Brain That Wouldn’t Die) A Musical” for Gabrieal Griego, “Love Sick” for Elephant Theater Company, California Dreamin’ for the Griego/Koslo team, and “Monkey Adored: for Rogue Machine. He is the sound designer for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He would like to thank the incredible and amazing Gabrieal Griego for her continuous support during all of his creative endeavors. Without Gabrieal’s support he would still be goggling himself.
Vonzell Carter (Actor, Channel)
Vonzell, hailing from CalArts with an M.F.A in Acting, transmits himself between the grids of dramatic acting and stunt fighting. He has choreographed and performed in martial arts based fight sequences for theater film, commercials and new media – many under his award winning company Thousand Pounds (www.youtube.com/Rivenx3i). Recent theater includes Macbeth, The Car Show, and the Hollywood Fringe/Chicago Fringe Festival run of the critically acclaimed Silken Veils. He has had an amazing experience with Mr. McCray and the insanely talented people on this show.
Jenny Greer (Actor, Sender)
Jenny received her MFA in Acting from CalArts where favorite productions include DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Abbie), HELLZAPOPPIN’ (Kitty Rand) and HENRY V (Chorus, hostess, Alice). There she also collaborated on and performed in two pieces, I LIKE IT TO BE A PLAY EVERY AFTERNOON and AT SUNDOWN that were presented at the 2009 and 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. She’s worked regionally and in NYC with The Cape Cod Theater Project, NC Shakespeare festival, Seaside Music Theater, Firework Theater, The Cardinal Group, Youngblood, and Ensemble Studio Theater. Most recently she originated the role of Chrissy in Robert Cucuzza’s contemporary adaptation of Miss Julie, CATTYWAMPUS here in LA at Son of Semele (July 2011), REDCAT (NOW fest 2011) and again this January in NYC at the Incubator Arts Project. She also holds a BFA in Acting from UNC Greensboro.
Jeffrey Johnson (Actor, Feedback)
Jeffrey Johnson is awfully Grateful to be a part of this production. An actor/musician/writer, in some strange periodically changing order, he is perhaps best known for the award-nominated faith-based film, Letters To God. Past theater includes work with The Evidence Room, Bad Puppets, Moving Arts, Nancy Keystone & Critical Mass, The Company Theater, TSS, & FAKE Radio. TV credits include NCIS, Lie To Me, Bones, Criminal Minds, & Burn Notice, among others. He is continually amused by his very cool cat, Mr. Jeeves, and happy to be a part of Tasha's Itch. He is represented by Ellis Talent Group & Carter Management.
Liam Springthorpe (Actor, Message)
Liam is a graduate from CalArts (\\I.)