Nick Lehane

Nick Lehane Director Nick Lehane is a Brooklyn based puppeteer and theater artist. His puppet play Chimpanzee premiered at HERE Arts Center through the Dream Music Puppetry Program, with the generous support of The Jim Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson. It has since been presented at the World Puppet Theater Festival in Charleville-Mézières, France, by Casteliers at …

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Derek Fordjour

Derek Fordjour Executive Producer Derek Fordjour was born in Memphis, Tennessee to parents of Ghanaian heritage. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Nasher Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art. He has received commissions for public projects including a permanent installation for Metropolitan Transit Authority …

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John Aylward

John Aylward Composer John Aylward is a composer and pianist whose music has garnered awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters (both a Goddard Lieberson Award and a Walter Hinrichsen Award), the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, the Fromm Music …

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Pablo Diaz

Pablo Diaz Props Design Pablo Mariano Diaz (b. 1983, Camagüey, Cuba) is a mixed media painter living in New York. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2006 and a MFA from Hunter College in 2018.  In 2016, he received the Kossak Travel Grant to study fresco painting in Pompeii …

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Maggie Ellis

Maggie Ellis Props Coordinator Maggie Ellis (b. 1991, Loganville, Georgia) is a Bronx-based artist. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014 and her MFA from Hunter College in 2017. In 2016, she received a Kossak Travel Grant where she spent two months camping and plein air painting on the …

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Rebecca Zammito

Rebecca Zammito Costume Design Rebecca Zammito is a Brooklyn based fashion designer who specializes in custom one-of-a-kind jackets for private clients. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked for a number of household Fashion brands. Rebecca is currently working as a seamstress for art installations as well as continuing her client-based …

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Robert Maldonado

Robert Maldonado Puppet Design Robert Maldonado is a Brooklyn-based Sculptor. He has been employed as a fabricator for a variety of artists and design studios in the New York City area. Studying fine arts at Pratt Institute and Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Robert’s worked with modeling, casting and mold-making with a focus on figurative …

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Seth Kelly

Seth Kelly Theatre Design and Construction Seth is a Partner and the Director of Exhibitions at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York.  Over the past 20 years he has worked closely with the gallery artist on their shows, and museum projects, as well as private and public commissions.

Joseph Lymous

Joseph Lymous Movement Consultant New Orleans born but Brooklyn based, Joseph Lymous is a Black, queer, creator and mover. Joseph studied Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and sketch comedy writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He has toured internationally with several physical theatre companies including Imago Theatre of Portland, OR. Joseph …

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Christopher Darbassie

Christopher Darbassie Sound Designer/Dramaturg Christopher Darbassie is a New York based interdisciplinary artist. Their latest project, an ode to abolition, can be viewed digitally as part of The Movement Theater Company’s 1Move gallery. (Select Sound Credits): Chicken & Biscuits (Queens Theater), Black Exhibition (The Bushwick Starr), Waafricka 123, Drowning in Cairo (Criminal Queerness Festival), The …

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