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Iain Court (Lighting Designer)
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Iain has worked as a designer and production manager/stage manager, performer and director across all genres of performance and in theatres throughout Australia and touring Europe and North America. He is currently the Lighting Designer and TD for Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CALARTS. His principal interest is in Lighting Design and he has lit works in medieval churches, circus tents, on river banks and in haunted houses as well as many theatres. He is interested in new media performance and collaborates on installations and touring productions. He has been involved in arts education for over 20 years, teaching at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Arts, as chair of drama at Wesley Institute and developing the technicians’ training programs for the Sydney Opera House. He also received the David Helfgot award for his contribution to Accessible Arts in Australia.
Hind Bin Demaithan (Video Designer)
Hind Bin Demaithan holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Zayed University, Dubai – U.A.E and is currently pursuing her MFA in Theater, specializing in Video for performance at California Institute of the Arts. She was the video designer for the following shows: Skyview Double Feature (2013), a CalArts School of Theater production y Isabel Salazar, directed by Dan Bonnell; The Murder Ballad (2013), a CalArts School of Theater Center for New Performance workshop production by Poor Dog Group; Bright Now Beyond (2012), an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz., a collaboration by Daniel Alexander Jones and Bobby Halvorson; Echoes of a Thousand Hills (2012), a collaboration by Hope Azeda and Kay Matschullat, and CalArts New Works Festival Production; No Exit (2012), by Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by Kameron Steele. She was also a video design assistant for Timboctou by Alejandro Ricano and directed by Martin Acosta.
Susan Josephs (Playwright)
Susan is a Los Angeles-based playwright, journalist and interdisciplinary performer. She began writing for the theater after performing in numerous Off-Off Broadway productions as an actress and dancer. Her plays “The Manhattan Bible” and “Un-Lonely Planet” were produced in New York at the 92nd Street Y and Theater for the New City. She’s also written dramatic texts as a dramaturge for the choreographer Maria Gillespie and Israeli vocal/performance artist Victoria Hanna. A veteran journalist, she’s been writing about dance and theater for the Los Angeles Times since 2006 and her articles and personal essays have appeared in over a dozen publications including Salon, LA Weekly, Chicago Tribune, and ART News.
Jacqueline King (Jenna)
Jacqueline King is a native Angeleno, actress, writer and activist. Theater credits include A Night Out and Bright Ideas at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica where she was a founding member of the theater company, and most recently The Vagina Monologues at the Ensemble Studio in Los Angeles. She has appeared in several films including this summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness and Hello Herman. Her television credits include NBC’s Deal Or No Deal and most recently TV land’s The Exes.
Marshall McCabe (Steven)
Marshall performed in Chicago stage productions including Romeo & Juliet, Road, and Lincoln Center/Fox production of Six Degrees of Separation. He was brought to LA by CBS for the sitcom Ruth Harper. Additionally, he performed in George Furth’s Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, & Sex, Chris Gorman’s A Letter from Ethel Kennedy, and with the Actors’ Gang his solo play Up and Bedlam. He is a member of the Actors Studio. His directing experience includes Brilliant Traces, Boob Jobs and Jesus, and The Temp. He coaches actors and singers and is a mentor for MAFF which creates film legacies for children with Serious Medical Conditions.
Vincent Richards (Set Designer)
Born in Los Angeles, Vincent Richards is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in time-based performance. At California State University Long Beach he immersed himself in experimental art practices based in social change, leading him to study and work in Cambodia, the U.K. and Russia. Upon moving back to the U.S. he was accepted into California Institute of the Arts, graduating with an MFA in Scenic and Costume Design. He was awarded the 2012 Princess Grace Theater Scholarship, Faberge Theater Award.
Aaron Saldaña (Stage Manager)
Aaron is Los Angeles based Tech-tor that made his start in television broadcasting and playwrighting. His desire to continually create new and inspirational work in film and television has lead to his collaboration with Watts Village Theater Company, The Lillian, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Vagrancy, and Theater of N.O.T.E. at which he also served as prop master. While his expertise lies in stage management and prop design his past works have involved him as a director, producer, editor, actor, and audio and lighting designer.
Melissa Sullivan (Veronica)
Melissa was born and raised on Air Force bases around the world from Wichita Falls, Texas to Naha, Okinawa. Melissa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatrical studies at the California Institute of the Arts and is a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio. Film credits include Finding Redcloud, Sunny and Share Love You, Dorsay Alavi’s Sweet Underground, Gramercy Picture’s S.F.W, and the award winning comedy Follow the Bitch. Sullivan has appeared on stage with the Actors Studio as The Girl in the recently discovered play by Tennessee Williams, Mr. Paradise, winning an L.A. Weekly Best Ensemble Award, and Honey in Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Sullivan is also a member of two bands, the Melissa Sullivan Trio, and Facel Vega, an electronica jazz/pop duo with Del Johns.
Diana Wyenn (Director)
Diana is a Los Angeles-based theater artist with a socially-driven practice which often extends into other disciplines, including film, dance and transmedia. After receiving her BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Wyenn returned home to Los Angeles where she has collaborated as a director, choreographer, designer, producer, and performer on scores of productions. She is the creative force behind Beyond the Usual, an associate artist with Theatre Dybbuk, and has worked with some of the city’s most daring theater companies, including Evidence Room, Open Fist Theatre Company, Theatre of Note, Sacred Fools, Son of Semele Ensemble, Circle X Theatre Company, and Unknown Theater where she also served as Associate Artistic Director. In 2011, her passion for bringing new work to the stage led Wyenn and three playwrights to co-found Circle Readings, an organization dedicated to fostering the development of new plays by Los Angeles area playwrights.
Lauren Wyenn (Costume Designer)
Lauren is a wardrobe stylist working in Los Angeles. She received her Associate of Arts degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She is the Editorial Assistant for Cliché Magazine, styles fashion and celebrity photo shoots, and freelances as a personal shopper. Her previous stage credits include seamstress on The Devil with Boobs at Open Fist, and assistant costume designer on Kingdom Come at Unknown Theater.
John Zalewski (Sound Designer)
John has created sonic scores and effects for the LAPhil, Long Beach Opera, Geffen, South Coast Rep, CTG, Humana Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, East West Players, Boston Court, LATC/LTC, Padua Playwrights, Antaeus, Actors'Gang, 24th Street Theater, Playwrights Arena, Lewis Family Playhouse, Green Beetle, CircleX, Odyssey, chashama, PS122, and LaMama, among others. Design awards: LA Weekly, Backstage, Ticketholders, Dramalogue, LA Stage Alliance, LADCC, NEA/TCG designer fellowship. Member of Evidence Room and Antaeus Theater.