MJ Kaufman (Playwright: Pride)

is a playwright and screenwriter from Portland, OR. Their plays include: Masculinity Max (Public Theater Studio production, Pride Plays ’20 reading); Galatea (WP Theatre Pipeline Festival); A Walrus in the Body of a Crocodile (Clubbed Thumb, Williamstown Theater Festival)Whisper’s Gone (Theatre Exile); Double Atlas (workshop at Playwrights Realm); Sensitive Guys (InterAct Theater and numerous theaters and schools around the country and Australia) and How to Live on Earth (Colt Coeur). MJ has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, New Museum and SPACE on Ryder Farm and is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a member of Colt Coeur. Along with Kit Yan and Cece Suazo-Harris, MJ founded the Trans Lab Fellowship, a program to support emerging transgender theater artists. They have worked as a writer for two seasons for Netflix. Since the COVID19 pandemic began, MJ has written zoom plays for New Dramatists and Play at Home, adapted their play Sensitive Guys for the internet and worked on an audio piece for New Dramatists Active Listening Podcast. An alum of Wesleyan University and Yale School of Drama. mjkaufman.com/

Jeffrey LaHoste (Playwright: Envy)

Jeffrey founded Tectonic Theater Project with Moisés Kaufman. He was nominated for a Tony Award for 33 Variations (Best Play) and an Emmy Award as a writer of the HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. Laramie won the Humanitas Prize, the National Board of Review, and the GLAAD Media Award, and was the opening night selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Jeffrey’s play The Very Extraordinary Mr. Law was presented at the Colorado New Play Festival and ZaCH Theater in Austin. He teaches Moment Work, Tectonic’s method for devising theater.

Ming Peiffer (Playwright: Wrath)

Ming is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Columbus, Ohio and the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Play in its history. Her play Usual Girls (3 Drama Desk Nominations including Outstanding Play, John Gassner Award Nomination, Hull Warriner Award Finalist, Relentless Award Honorable Mention, New York Times Critic’s Pick) enjoyed a double-extended, sold out run at Roundabout Underground in NYC in the Fall of 2018. Her work has been developed and/or presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, The New Group, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, Here Arts Center, The Flea, The Wild Project, New Ohio, Soho Playhouse, The Gene Frankel Theater, FringeNYC, among others. Most recently, she wrote Finish The Fight for the New York Times, a virtual play celebrating the unsung heroes of women’s suffrage. Awards and fellowships include: 2017 Kilroy's List, NYTW 2050 Fellowship, Youngblood Member, The Kennedy Center's Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award Recipient, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award Finalist. Ming is currently under commission at Annapurna Theatricals, and the Roundabout Theatre Company. In Television and Film, Ming is currently developing Emma Cline’s NYT Best Seller THE GIRLS for Hulu and HORSE by Amy Bonnaffons for Big Beach. She is also a Supervising Producer on the Alice Birch Amazon show Dead Ringers starring Rachel Weisz. Most recently Ming adapted one of the installments for an anthology show based on the works of Joan Didion for Big Beach and Hulu. Previously, she was on Hulu/Carlton Cuse’s Locke and Key and Netflix’s Gypsy.

Ngozi Anyanwu (Playwright: Gluttony)

Ngozi is a playwright, storyteller, and most recently a 2020 Steinberg Playwright Award winner. Her newest play will premiere at The Atlantic Theatre in 2021. Previous productions include Good Grief (Vineyard Theatre in NYC / Center Theatre Group in LA) and The Homecoming Queen  (sold-out world premiere run at the Atlantic Theatre). Good Grief was on the Kilroys List 2016 and a semi finalist for the Princess Grace Award, and won the Humanitas Award. The Homecoming Queen was on the Kilroys List 2017 and was a Leah Ryan Finalist. Her play Nike… (Kilroys List 2017) was workshopped at The New Black Fest in conjunction with The Lark and The Strand Festival in conjunction with A.C.T and Space on Ryder Farm.

Ngozi also has commissions with NYU, The Old Globe, Two Rivers Theatre, The Atlantic Theatre, and Steppenwolf.

Anyanwu has also received residencies from LCT3, Space on Ryder Farm, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, The New Harmony Project, New York Stage and Film and Page 73. She attended Point Park University (BA) and received her MFA in Acting from University of California, San Diego.

Thomas Bradshaw (Playwright: Sloth)

Thomas has been called "one of the most deliberately and effectively confrontational American Playwrights of his generation" by the New York Times. He recently served as a Consulting Producer on the Emmy and Peabody award winning mini-series When They See Us. He has had development deals with HBO/HARPO, FX/PLAN B, and SUPERDELUXE, among others He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Literary Award, the Prince Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award, and a Doris Duke Implementation Grant. . His plays have been produced to great acclaim in the United States and in Europe. Interviews, reviews, and articles about his work have frequently appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, The Chicago Tribune, Paper Magazine, and American Theater Magazine. He is a Professor in the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program at Northwestern University.

Bess Wohl (Playwright: Lust)

Bess made her Broadway debut in 2019 with her play Grand Horizons, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Other theatre includes: Small Mouth Sounds – OCC Award, Make Believe – OCC Award, Continuity, American Hero, Barcelona, Touched, In, Cats Talk Back, Pretty Filthy. Her plays have been produced at theatres in NY, around the US and internationally. Awards include the Sam Norkin Special Drama Desk Award, the Georgia Engel Playwriting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship and inclusion on Hollywood’s Black List of Best Screenplays. Wohl is an Associate Artist with The Civilians, an alumna of Ars Nova’s Play Group, and holds new play commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club and Williamstown. She has also written for film/television, and is a graduate of Harvard and the Yale School of Drama.

Moisés Kaufman (Director/Playwright: Greed)

Moisés is the founder and Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Mr. Kaufman’s Broadway directing credits include the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, the revival of The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) starring Jane Fonda (5 Tony nominations); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams; and Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife with Jefferson Mays. His play The Laramie Project (which he wrote with the Tectonic Theater Project company) is among the most performed plays in America. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project, which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. Other credits for Tectonic include Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Tennessee Williams’ One Arm; The Tallest Tree in the Forest; Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical; and Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard. He is an Obie winner and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting.

David Rockwell, FAIA (Scenic/Site Design)

David is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and Madrid, that emphasizes innovation and thought leadership in every project. Merging theater, performance and architecture, the firm’s work includes hospitality, luxury residential, airport terminals, cultural institutions, set design, products, exhibitions, and festivals. Current work includes the Perelman Center in New York (Restaurant and Lobby Interior Architect); Hopkins Student Center for Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore); the 93rd Oscars; W Nashville; 1 Hotel Toronto; Climate Change Arena (Seattle); Smithsonian FUTURES, an exhibition spotlighting the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary; the pro bono initiatives DineOut and OpenStage; and Civilian Hotel (New York). David Rockwell’s newest book, Drama, developed in collaboration with designer Bruce Mau will be published by Phaidon in May 2021. Honors include a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for She Loves Me; the AIANY President’s Award; the National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for outstanding achievement in Interior Design; the Pratt Legends Award; and the Presidential Design Award.

Dede Ayite (Costume Design)

Dede is a two time tony nominated costume designer whose Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, American Son, and Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway credits include Secret Life of Bees, Marie and Rosetta, (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, (Signature); BLKS, School Girls… (MCC); Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Tony Stone (Roundabout). Regionally, Ayite’s work has appeared at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage and more. She has worked in television with Netflix, Comedy Central, and FOX Shortcoms. Ayite earned her MFA at the Yale School of Drama and has received an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff Awards, along with four Drama Desk Nominations.

Yuki Nakase Link (Lighting Design)

Yuki is a lighting designer for theatre, dance, opera, performing arts, television and fashion productions. Previously designed with Moisés Kaufman: All I Want Is Everything! (Seven Deadly Sins) at Miami New Drama.Recent design credits include: Seven Deadly Sins (Lincoln Road, Miami Beach), The Cubans, Queen of Basel (Colony Theatre), Blood Moonat Prototype 2020 (Baruch Performing Arts Center), Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) (Disney Hall, Power Center, Kennedy Center and BAM), Look Who’s Coming to Dinner (La MaMa), Rakugo (New World Stages), Sell/Buy/Date (New York Live Arts), Resonance III (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center), Theo, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Women Of Padilla (Two River Theater), Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf Theatre). She was born in Tokyo, grew up in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives north of NYC in the woods of Hudson Valley. M.F.A.: NYU. www.yukinlink.com

Victor Vazquez, CSA (Casting Director)

Victor (he/him/his) is the founder and lead Casting Director of X Casting (www.xcastingnyc.com), a member of the Casting Society of America, and a 2020 Theater Communications Group (TCG) Rising Leader of Color.

Tyler Kieffer (Sound Design)

Tyler is a Brooklyn based sound designer for new plays, opera and immersive theatre. Recent works include Iron & Coal (Prototype Festival); Tumacho, Plano (Clubbed Thumb), Is Anyone Alive Out There (Minetta Lane Theater), Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (White Heron Theatre Company), Sound House (The Flea), Counting Sheep (3 Legged Dog); This Tree, The Reception (HERE Arts Center), Made In China (Wakka Wakka, 59E59), All Day I Imagine How to Act (Live Collision, Dublin), Every Morning I Wake Up and Seem to Forget (Body & Soul Music Festival, Ireland). tylerkieffer.com

Gavin Price (Video Design)

Gavin Price is a classically trained singer, film & stage actor, plays over ten instruments, and is also a sound/video designer & engineer, as well as a Motion Capture technician. Since 2013, he has worked with critically acclaimed theater group Elevator Repair Service. He has performed and designed across the country in museum installations (MCA Chicago, MoMA, New Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art) and extensively in New York City including as resident sound designer for 2021 Drama Desk winner Theater in Quarantine. In 2018, he portrayed Todd Boccamazzo in the short film “Boccamazzo Construction - We Build Walls!” which won multiple festival awards. Find his music on Spotify: The Witch Ones, The Tender Band, CabinFever.

Christopher and Justin Swader
(Scenic Design - GREED)

Christopher and Justin Swader are scenic designers for theatre and live events. Selected NYC & Regional: Seven Deadly Sins, One Night in Miami, Fake, Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, The Cubans (Miami New Drama), A Raisin in the Sun (Two River Theater), Radio Golf (Everyman Theatre), Dig (Dorset Theatre Festival), Ajijaak on Turtle Island (The New Victory Theatre), The Bacchae, Antigone, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth, The Tempest, Dutchman (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Campfire (Lincoln Center Education), National Tour of Heather Henson's Crane: On Earth, In Sky. Collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Sotheby’s, Big Apple Circus, & National Geographic. Henry Hewes nominations, AUDELCO Award, IRNE Award, Carbonell Award, 2019 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition. Graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.com

Marquee Digital (Digital Program)

Marquee Digital is a New York-based tech startup innovating the theatre industry with ground-breaking digital program solutions. The Marquee is a theatrical program for the 21st century, employing contactless, eco-friendly, and ADA-compliant technology to create an interactive and highly intuitive experience for audience members. www.marquee.digital

Madison Wells Live (Producer)

Madison Wells Live is the live entertainment arm of Madison Wells, Gigi Pritzker’s award-winning, independent production company. Led by Executive Producer Jamie Forshaw, Madison Wells Live focuses on producing purpose-driven projects through collaboration with partners who are aligned in the belief that good storytelling sparks important conversation. The division is building a robust-but-curated slate of stage productions and entertainment ventures focused on essential, artist-driven storytelling. Broadway credits include Million Dollar Quartet (Tony nomination for Best Musical), Hadestown (Tony Award for Best Musical), The Inheritance (Tony nomination for Best Play), Pass Over, and the upcoming revival of Company. For more information about Madison Wells Live, visit www.madisonwellsmedia.com

Tectonic Theater Project (Producer)

Tectonic Theater Project is a not-for-profit theater company based in New York City, founded in 1991. Led by founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic's work has been seen by millions worldwide. The company has created and staged over 20 plays and musicals, including Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project (written by Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project company), Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, and Kaufman's Tony Award-winning 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the Emmy Award-nominated HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. In 2009, President Barack Obama invited the company to witness the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act at the White House, recognizing Tectonic's contribution to the national dialogue around anti-LGBTQ hate crimes.

O&M (Press)

Tectonic Theater Project is a not-for-profit theater company based in New York City, founded in 1991. Led by founder and artistic director Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic's work has been seen by millions worldwide. The company has created and staged over 20 plays and musicals, including Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project (written by Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project company), Doug Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, and Kaufman's Tony Award-winning 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda. Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the Emmy Award-nominated HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. In 2009, President Barack Obama invited the company to witness the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act at the White House, recognizing Tectonic's contribution to the national dialogue around anti-LGBTQ hate crimes.

Evan Bernardin Productions (General Management)

Evan Bernardin Productions is a full-service theatrical management company that provides general and production management for productions and immersive experiences. Immersive: The Bad Years, Counting Sheep (European Tour), Oscar @ The Crown (PM), Blueprint for Accountability. Select credits: Million Dollar Quartet (Tour), Charlie Brown Christmas (Tour), Afterglow (NY/LA) We Are The Tigers. Additional collaborative projects have included performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, The White House, Cornell University, Georgetown's Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.evanbernardinproductions.com

Timothy Koch (Associate Director)

Timothy Koch (he/him) is a stage director of theatre, musical theatre, and opera. He was the Resident Director of Disney’s Frozen on Broadway from its early development through the entirety of its Broadway run. Directing credits include Tectonic Theater Project’s inaugural Moments in Progress; She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms and Waiting for Lefty at Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Fox and the Impossible Cure for Death at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center; Adam & Eve at the Kraine Theater and The Duplex; and Dolores at Abingdon Theater.  As Associate Director: Hughie, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Peter and Alice (for Michael Grandage). As Assistant Director (selected): Bent, The Heiress, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and 33 Variations (for Moisés Kaufman).  

Timothy teaches acting and coaches private clients through his company TK Theatre-Studio. He studied at the O’Neill Center’s National Theater Institute and earned his BA in Theater Arts from Case Western Reserve University.

Amy Marie Seidel (Dramaturg)

Amy Marie Seidel (she/her/hers) is an artist: Director, Writer, Devisor, Dramaturg, Actor, Designer, Painter, Advocate, Etc. She is a Tectonic Theater Project Company Member in addition to serving as full-time Company Dramaturg at Tectonic, where she has traveled the world to research and create new works of theater. Select Tectonic credits include Moments in Progress (Director and Devisor), Treatment & Data (Associate Writer, Dramaturg, and Associate Director), Here There are Blueberries (Devisor, Dramaturg, and Associate Director), and Three Hotels (Associate Director). Select outside credits include Paradise Square at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Assistant Director), and The Gorgeous Nothings: In Concert at The Public Theater (Dramaturg). She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. www.amymarieseidel.com

Cody Sloan (Guru in Wild Pride)

Cody Sloan (he/him) is an LA based actor and teacher. He's very excited to make his Tectonic Theater Project debut alongside all these amazing artists! Select theatrical credits: Pick Me Last (La Jolla Playhouse), Trainers (Diversionary Theatre), Boston premiere of Men On Boats (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Nurse Play (IRNE Award Nomination - Best Actor, Exiled Theatre), Mozart in Amadeus (Moonbox Productions), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Zeitgeist Stage), The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman (NY Fringe Festival). He recently appeared in Amazon Prime's Selah and the Spades, directed by Tayarisha Poe (Sundance Film Festival 2019). He received his MFA in Acting from UC San Diego, where he appeared in A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Patricia McGregor, Orestes 2.0, Man in Love directed by Stephen Buescher, Dave Harris' Incendiary, Shame Spiral (WNPF ‘19), and The Misanthrope. He has studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the American Conservatory Theater, and received his BA from Boston University.www.codydsloan.com

Bianca Norwood (Comments in Wild Pride)

Bianca Norwood (they/them) is a gender fluid human, actor, and mover from Fresno, California. They graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of The Performing Arts in 2017 and will graduate from The Juilliard School in June 2021. This is Bianca’s Off-Broadway Premiere. They have served as an acting teacher for young kids in the states and abroad, and are a proud speech and debate coach. They hope to be an active part of imagining new worlds and Queering old ones. The absence of binaries most inspires their work.

Brandon J. Elllis (Jeff in Hard)

Brandon J. Ellis (he/him) was most recently seen in the first national tour of The Play That Goes Wrong as Trevor. On Broadway he most recently originated the role of Davy Zlatic in Bandstand. He was also in the original Broadway casts of Once and the 07' revival of Company. On the West End he played the Bank Manager in Once. Off Broadway he has been seen in Balls...the musical (writer/actor) and others. On TV you can catch him in The Crew, Iron Fist, Dietland, 30 rock, and others. Brandon was the spokesperson for Firehouse Subs and Policy Genius and can be seen in several other commercials. UNCG-BFA in acting. Brandon is an amateur power lifter, black belt, and a steak and bacon enthusiast.

Shamika Cotton (Sandra in Hard)

Shamika Cotton (she/her) - Sandra in Hard (SLOTH) - is best known for her controversial portrayal of Michael's drug addicted mother (Raylene Lee) on HBO's "The Wire". Off-Broadway: "Bullet for Adolf" (directed by Woody Harrelson); "Ain’t Supposed to Die…"(Classical Theatre of Harlem – Drama Desk Nomination). Regional: "Still Asking For It"(Joe's Pub); “Citizens Market” (City Theatre-World Premier), “The Revolutionists” (City Theatre); "Black Odyssey" (Denver Center Theatre - Originating Cast); "Broke-ology" (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). TV/Film: Equalizer (CBS); Prodigal Son (FOX); Blue Bloods (CBS); New Amsterdam (NBC); Elementary (CBS) The Good Fight (CBS); Forever (ABC); Gotham (FOX); Law & Order: Original, SVU & CI; "The Sun is Also a Star"; "Pariah"; "Frank the Bastard"; Training: MTB Studio. www.shamikacotton.com

Brad Fleischer (M in Longhorn)

Brad Fleischer (he/him) Broadway: Golden Boy, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Coram Boy (Drama League nomination). Off Broadway: David Rabe’s Streamers (Roundabout), Regional: World Premier of Gruesome Playground Injuries(Alley Theater, Rogue Machine/Edinburgh), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theater),Pig Farm (South Coast Repertory). Film: Walk Among the Tombstones,The Good Shepherd. TV: Walking Dead, Blue Bloods, Nurse Jackie, 24,The Unit, Prison Break, Jericho, Law and Order, Over There, shorts: Seany B  vs McSwains.  Representing UCSD MFA/ Kyle Donnelly. 33.

Kahyun (W in Longhorn)

Kahyun Kim (she/her) Born and raised in South Korea, Kahyun moved to the United States and was immediately accepted into Juilliard’s Drama School. She is most known for playing New Media on the hit STARZ series, American Gods. She can also be seen in TV shows like Mr. Mayor (NBC), 9-1-1 (Fox), Tommy(CBS), Shameless (Showtime), Timeless (NBC), Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Austin & Ally (Disney) and Cassandra French (Fullscreen); Films like Bad Match (Netflix), Spa Night (Sundance Premiere) and the Disney reboot of Freaky Friday. Theatre credits include A. R. Gurney's Love And Money (Signature), starring role in Tracy Letts’ Linda Vista (Steppenwolf) and Jeremy O. harris' Daddy (co-produced by Vineyard and New Group Theatre).

Morgan McGhee (Naked in Tell Me Everything you Know)

Morgan McGhee (she/her) is thrilled to be a part of this innovative and thought provoking production, and humbled to follow up her Broadway debut in Ain't Too Proud. Graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and Clark Atlanta University. Huge thank you to the cast, crew, and creatives, and most importantly, my Creator. Holding all artists in my heart during these times of uncertainty.

Shavanna Calder (Clothed in Tell Me Everything You Know)

Shavanna Calder (she/her) is an actor, anti-racist educator, writer, creative director, stylist, human. As a performer she recently completed a run of The Legend of Georgia McBride at Milwaukee Rep & Arizona Theatre Company. Other favorite credits include: Caroline, or Change (Emmie), HBO’s Los Espookys, SNL, Grammys, Hairspray (National Tour), For Colored Girls (Lady in Green), CBS ‘Best of’ Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. Additionally, she is the fortunate recipient of UCB’s Diversity Scholarship where she studied improv 101 and 201. Outside of performing she is a Consulting Director of Antiracism Initiatives for TYA/USA and recently co-produced and co-hosted their Listen, Learn, Lead: Antiracism in TYA Series, a nationwide learning program that served nearly 1,000 TYA professionals. She holds a Master’s Degree from NYU and also received her BA from Wellesley College where she studied Sociology & Cinema and Media Studies. She is first generation and still identifies as a sociologist at heart. Member of Actors Equity Association. www.shavannacalder.com insta: @shaviexo

Eric Ulloa (Leo in Watch)

Eric Ulloa (he/him) is a 2020 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist and a 2020 Kleban Prize Award Finalist. Eric is the author of 26 Pebbles, which had its world premiere at The Human Race Theatre Company. The play was featured in American Theatre Magazine, The NY Times and won the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for 2017. 26 Pebbles was named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2017 by Samuel French and one of the top produced plays nationally of 2018. Eric is the librettist of the musical, Passing Through, which had its World Premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in Summer 2019. Eric is the writing assistant to Oscar Winner Alex Dinelaris on his upcoming screen adaptation of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse’s Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical. Eric wrote the Viva Broadway: Hear Our Voices special, writing for such luminaries as Lin Manuel Miranda, Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera and many more. Eric is the author of the play Reindeer Sessions. Eric is the co-creator of Meet the Alpha Beats for Nickelodeon Noggin. On the other side of the footlights, Eric was in the Original Broadway Company of On Your Feet: The Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Eric has appeared on The 2016 Tony Awards, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and A Capital Fourth.

Tricia Alexandro (Vivian in Watch)

Tricia Alexandro (she/her) is an actor, writer and native New Yorker. She was last seen in the world premiere of Lyle Kessler’s PERP at The Barrow Group Theatre. Other credits include We, the Invisibles (Humana Festival), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Cape May Stage), The Unrepeatable Moment (The Barrow Group Theatre), In Darfur (WAM/Shakespeare & Co.) and The Cleaners (Samuel French Play Festival Winner). She has written and performed two solo shows, Snapshots and The Family Jewels, at The Barrow Group Theatre. Her TV appearances include recent guest star roles on Bull and Law and Order: SVU. Tricia trained under Seth Barrish and Lee Brock at The Barrow Group, under Bob Krakower at Manhattan Film Institute, and at Playhouse West. She is a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Intensive Ensemble and holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Films include CODA, Drinks and DNA (Big Apple Film Festival), Happy New Year, Stealing Martin Lane, and Kumquat Kelly. Tricia loves creating a sense of compassion and connection through her writing and acting.

Caitlin O'Connell (Mademe in Envy)

Caitlin O'Connell (she/her) Broadway: The Crucible, The Heiress, Mothers and Sons, 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: Greater Clements, Ugly Lies the Bone,Stuff Happens,Boy, Baby Screams Miracle. Regional: Watch on the Rhine, The Guthrie Theatre and Berkeley Rep; Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Playboy of the Western World, The Guthrie Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Shakespeare Theatre; The Matchmaker,Winters Tale, Othello,Oh, Pioneers!, Center Stage Baltimore; Third, The Clean House, The Little Foxes, Denver Center Theatre; Doubt, Cincinnati Playhouse and Actors Theatre of Louisville; Fireflies, White Heron Theater and The Public Theatre, Williamstown, Barrington Stage,The Alliance, The Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, South Coast Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Intiman. Film: Oppenheimer Strategies, Automatic Hate, Fizzle. TV: The First Ladies, Bull, Unforgetable, Law and Order, Whoopie, Homicide.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Philippe in Envy)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger (he/him)- Philippe in Envy (ENVY) - is an actor, director, author and filmmaker. He starred as “Jesse Tuck” in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway (Drama League Award nominee). He created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies (Outer Critics Circle nominee) and in the record-breaking Newsies: The Broadway Musical film. Other Broadway: Mary Poppins, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol. 1st Nat'l Tours: Spelling Bee, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins, Ragtime. Theater: Family Furniture at The Flea Theater (dir. Thomas Kail),Aladdin at The 5th Avenue Theater (dir. Casey Nicholaw), Ever After at Papermill Playhouse (dir. Kathleen Marshall), Film: “Billy Frazier” in The Rewrite starring Hugh Grant, To Dust,Marci X, Are You Joking? TV: The Undoing (HBO), Three Rivers (2018 ABC Pilot, lead), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Looking (HBO), Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon), One Life to Live. Podcast: Bobby in Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night. B.F.A. from the University of Michigan. His work as a filmmaker has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Associated Press and New York Magazine. Director of the award-winning short films Sign and The Ceiling Fan. Along with collaborator, Kate Wetherhead, he is the co-creator the critically acclaimed webseries, Submissions Only (www.submissionsonly.com) and co-author of the children’s series Jack & Louisa (Penguin Random House).

Donna Carnow (Her in Lust)

Donna Carnow (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based pole dancer, movement artist, choreographer, teacher, performer, pole champion, and aerialist. Originally from the Chicago-land area, Donna received her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated as a James Scholar with honors. She now teaches pole dancing full-time at NYC’s largest aerial dance school, Body & Pole, and has showcased her art across the country in concert halls, nightlife spaces, zoom rooms, and in national pole competitions. Donna has been recognized and awarded for her experimental integration of her post-modern dance background with pole. She holds the title of Pole Sport Organization Central Pole Champion of 2019 (Chicago) and was ranked in the top 10 women competing in US Nationals (San Mateo, CA) that same year. Donna regularly performs with the aerial dance companies Pole Speak and AERA in New York City. She has also performed in Pole Expo’s “Pole Classique'' at the Hard Rock Hotel (Las Vegas), International Pole Convention (New Orleans), DROM (New York), Pole Play (Brooklyn), Pole Theatre USA (Atlanta), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL), Links Hall (Chicago), among others. When not flying through the air, she shares her passion for teaching as a Master Trainer with ElevatED Education Pole + Flexibility Training programs and is the Open Performance Coordinator at Movement Research in NYC.

Shuga Cain (Mistress of Ceremonies in Purgatory)

Shuga Cain (she/her) is an international drag sensation and fan favorite from Season 11 of the Emmy winning reality tv series, RuPaul’s Drag Race. The self proclaimed 8th deadly sin, Shuga Cain is also the stage name of Jesus Martinez Jr from New York, an actor and classically trained vocalist with a Master’s Degree in voice from DePaul University in Chicago. They have appeared in numerous campaigns from Pepsi to MAC Cosmetics, toured the globe gagging the children, and are now setting their sights on giving the NYC theater scene a Shuga high! In her free time you can find Shuga not only serving cakes, but in the kitchen baking them. An avid baker, she is the host of Gimme Some Shuga, her own baking show on WOWPresents Plus. She’s thrilled to be sinning each and every night with the cast of 7DS! Now who’s ready for a few cavities?

Cynthia Nixon (Voice of Her in Lust)

Cynthia Nixon is an Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning actor who in 2018 ran for Governor of NY State, placing issues of racial, economic and gender inequality front and center. Nixon will next play Miranda in HBO Max’s SEX AND THE CITY sequel AND JUST LIKE THAT... Next year she stars alongside Christine Baranski in the HBO drama THE GILDED AGE, from DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes. Nixon recently starred opposite Sarah Paulson in Ryan Murphy’s wildly popular Netflix series RATCHED. A lifelong New Yorker, Nixon has been a longtime advocate for better public school funding, abortion rights and LGBTQ equality.

Carrie Mossman (Props Design)

Previous prop designs include Dracula, Frankenstein, Hamlet and Faustus (Classic Stage Company); The Confession of Lily Dare, Pride & Prejudice, Discord, The Roads To Home, Fade, and A Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages): Proof of Love, The Way She Spoke, Half-Life of Marie Curie (Audible Theatre); Cry It Out and Airness (ATL): Out Of The Mouths Of Babes and The Traveling Lady (Cherry Lane Theatre); The Effect (Barrow St.); Lost Girls (MCC). Carrie received her MFA from Brandeis University.

Megan Smith (Production Stage Manager)

Megan is thrilled to be reunited with so many talented artists involved in this sinful production! Select credits include Off-Broadway: Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer, Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theater Company); The Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard Theatre). Regional: Radio Golf, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Two River Theater); The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Miami New Drama); Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf Theater); Romeo and Juliet, Grounded, Lettice and Lovage, What the Butler Saw, The Invisible Hand, Art & Red (in Rep), Bedroom Farce, The Liar, David Copperfield, Finian’s Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse); The Scottsboro Boys (The Guthrie Theater).

Jessi Cotter (Assistant Stage Manager)

NYC credits: Dana H (Vineyard), Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky, Sincerely Oscar, Black Light, Mile Long Opera, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, Life Sucks, Ecovillage, Must, Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company), Voodoo (Harlem Opera Theatre), An Astronaut's Tale (Encompass Opera/BAM), Kid Victory (Vineyard-PA), "Master Harold"... (Signature-PA), Hamilton (PA). Event Stage Management. Oregon credits: PM Ballet Fantastique, Shedd Institute; SM Oregon Contemporary Theatre; QM Pickathon Music Festival. MFA, Columbia University.

Shane Schnetzler (Assistant Stage Manager)

Off-Broadway: Fairview, Timon of Athens, Why?, Julius Caesar, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Tamburlaine (TFANA); Noura, This Flat Earth, The Profane, Rancho Viejo, Familiar (Playwrights Horizons). Napoli, Brooklyn, Look Back in Anger, (Roundabout); The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors (NYSF); Detroit ’67 (Public); Night is a Room, The Liquid Plain, The Old Friends (Signature);Cymbeline (Fiasco), Red Dog Howls (NYTW); Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep). Regional: Don Juan, A Flea in Her Ear, Flyin’ West, The Invisible Hand, Bedroom Farce (Westport Country Playhouse).

Ann James (Sensitivity Consultant and Intimacy Director)

Ann James has been featured as moderator in "Intimacy and Covid-19" with Theatre Communications Group and HowlRound, "Intimacy and Theatre Practice" with The Los Angeles Theatre Alliance, "How Intimacy Impacts the work of Artistic Directors" with The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, and "Intimacy and the Pandemic" with Lincoln Center Director's Lab West. She is a published author on HowlRound, and has been a featured Intimacy Specialist on many other theatre affiliated panels during Covid-19. Ann is devoted to making both stage and screen safer places for Black, Indigenous and People of Color to practice their craft. Her company, Intimacy Coordinators of Color has had consultancy relationships with Actor's Equity, ArtsEquity, Theatre Communications Group, and Times Up. Ms. James is pursuing America's first MFA in Performance Pedagogy with emphasis in Afrocentric Intimacy Direction for People of Color at Loyola Marymount University.

J. Jared Janas (Hair, Wig and Makeup Design)

Broadway: Jagged Little Pill, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Gettin' the Band Back Together,Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, All about Me, and Next to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway & Regional: After Midnight (Signature Theatre, VA), Sing Street (NYTW), Scotland, PA and Toni Stone (Roundabout), BLKS, The Light, and Alice by Heart (MCC), Nantucket Sleigh Ride (Lincoln Center), Miss You Like Hell and The Low Road (Public Theater), The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre), and Yours Unfaithfully (Mint Theatre, Drama Desk nomination). Recent TV: "The Gilded Age," "The Good Fight," and "Inside Amy Schumer."