Artistic Director: Erika Phoebus
Born in Maryland and raised in Colorado, Erika Phoebus is now an NYC based actor/playwright, having most recently been seen in Theatre 4the People's KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER at the New Ohio Theatre, in which she both wrote, produced and starred in. Other favorite credits include: In Vestments (Innovative Theater Award - Outstanding Premiere of a New Play, Best Director), Let Me Go (dir. Ben Winston), and Pippin (Perry - Mansfield). She has workshopped and performed new material at the Broadway Theatre Project, alongside and under the direction of Ben Vereen, and has been involved in developing several new musicals, including Knock Out, written by Raechel Sherwood. Erika has studied at Ithaca College, University of Colorado, Boulder and The William Esper Studio. She currently studies under the direction of Matthew Corozine.
Founder/Artistic consultant: Isaac Byrne
Originally from Texas, based in NYC, Isaac has been awarded the New York Innovative Theatre Awardfor Outstanding Direction twice and productions he has directed have been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, an Off Broadway Alliance award, 24 NYIT awards, and 6 Planet Connection Awards. Credits include: Other Mozart (NYIT Outstanding Solo Performance, Nominated for Director), In Vestments (NYIT Outstanding Premier of a New Play), To Nineveh (NYIT Outstanding Production), Tar Baby (DR2, PS122), 52 Man Pick Up (Ars Nova, Edinburgh Fringe), The New Normal, I Used to Write on Walls, Grimm Reality (Co-Production with Bryant Park), and Hazard a Little Death (Planet Connection Best Original Script). He also performs regularly with the Aztec Economy theatre company in the touring show Butcher Holler Here We Come. He teaches acting at the University of the Arts, the New York Film Academy, and the Matthew Corozine Studio.
Founder/Artistic consultant: Dan Kitrosser
Dan is an award winning playwright, composer and storyteller. His plays and musicals have appeared at P.S.122, Urban Stages, 45 Bleecker Theatre, The Ohio Theatre, The Brooklyn Lyceum and Bryant 1Park, with work developed at Rabbit Hole Ensemble, The Lark and American Place Theatre. He is currently adapting the national bestselling novel We the Animals by Justin Torres with Emmy-nominated director Jeremiah Zagar for UnionHZ films. Dan teaches playwriting to teens and tweens at Writopia Lab and is currently pursuing his MFA in playwriting at the New School for Drama, where he is the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Fellow.
Performing Artists in Residence:
Mary-Anne Wright, Beatriz Cavalieri, Stephania Sanquiz, Marianna Bravo, Nicole Katzew, Alexis Gonzalez Guaneros, Dianne Kaye Alde