Jesse Liebmangraduated as Salutatorian from Princeton University in 2003 with a degree in Classics and has trained extensively as an actor. He apprenticed with Pig Iron Theater Co. on two of their shows: James Joyce is Dead and Cafeteria (Dance Theater Workshop, NYC). In 2005, he attended the New Actors Workshop, studying under Mike Nichols and George Morrison. Since then, he has collaborated with several NYC-based groups: The Old Kent Road Theater Co. at The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Dixon Place, The Brick Theater, and The Bushwick-Starr; and Exhibit A Performance Group at Joe’s Pub. He continues to study with Michael Howard at Michael Howard Studios. In 2009, he adapted Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot from both the original French and English versions and created a bi-lingual performance at The Annenberg Theatre in Paris, which he also co-directed, and in which he co-starred as Estragon. His work in television and film includes co-starring with Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elisabeth Moss in Did You Hear About The Morgans? and in Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Studios' upcoming Percentage. On television, he is a lead in HBO/Cinemax's The Girl's Guide to Depravity. Jesse is also a trustee of the Princeton University Triangle Club and has directed many of their shows.www.jesseliebmanactor.com.
Eric Blandis a playwright from Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Princeton University and then got a Masters in Playwriting from Goldsmith College, London. He is the founder of The Old Kent Road Theater Co. and the author of over 14 plays that have been performed in New York City, including Death At Film Forum and The Children of Truffaut (The Brick Theater); I Stand For Nothing and Emancipatory Politics (The Ontological-Hysteric Theater); Make it Work! Keep Going! (Dixon Place); and Are We Bourgeois, Mon Amour? (The Bushwick Starr). His play, Death At Film Forum, was chosen by Martin Denton of nytheater.com as one of the best new plays of 2009.
Kimiye Corwintrained extensively in ballet before attending Juilliard, where she added Modern Dance to her repertoire. Upon graduating, she danced for five years with The Jose Limon Company before giving up dance to become an actor. She attended the Brown-Trinity Rep Consortium and since then has performed in numerous Shakespeare productions, most recently in the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis production of Hamlet as Ophelia, for which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline award, and in the Hartford Stage Company’s adaptation of the novel Snow Falling On Cedars.Other Shakespeare roles include Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Syracuse Stage and Viola in Twelfth Night in St. Louis. She has since received her yoga certification and continues to act in NYC and regionally. www.kimiyecorwin.com
Joseph Ryan attended the New Actors Workshop, where he studied under Mike Nichols and George Morrison. He is a member of both the Old Kent Road Theater Co. and The Exhibit A Performance Group, with whom he performed Lock 10 at Joe’s Pub. Other roles include Lucky in a bi-lingual version of Waiting For Godot. He has also collaborated with Richard Maxwell’s NYC Players on Ode to the Man that Kneels at the Performing Garage. He currently splits his time between NYC and the Napa Valley, where he is a vintner and developing a sustainable lifestyle, attempting to achieve balance in an urban/rural dynamic.
Hollis Witherspoon is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, and radio personality. She has been a frequent performer in the downtown and Brooklyn independent theater world, having performed at such theaters as La MaMa, the Bushwick Starr, the Ontological-Hysteric, the Brick, and Dixon Place, among others. Hollis has been a company member of the [avant-garde] theater company Old Kent Road for the past five years and has performed in numerous plays with the collective. In addition to theater, she often acts in independent film, sketch comedy shorts, and art performances. She has been a frequent collaborator and muse of painter Delia Brown, and has participated in public installations, performances, and art videos with other notable New York artists such as Birgit Rathsmann, Zefrey Throwell, and Klemens Gasser of Gasser Grunert Gallery. As a writer, Hollis contributes weekly interviews, essays, and other loose pontifications on New York City life as the resident Culture Host of the Artsy Fartsy Show on WBAI radio (99.5fm). She recently performed at the Ontik Theater Collective's Salon at the Salon and as part of the "This Red Door" Residency program at Kunsthalle Galapagos. She studies improv at the PIT and teaches improv to visual artists.
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Daniel Iglesiacreates music and media for humans, computers, and broad interactions of the two. His works have taken the form of concert works for instruments and electronics, live audio and video performance, generative and interactive installations, and collaborations with many disciplines such as theater and dance. His work has been presented throughout New York City in such diverse venues as Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall, Eyebeam Gallery, The Stone, Merce Cunningham Studio, the Kitchen, VertexList Gallery and many others. It has also been presented at concerts and festivals throughout the US and abroad, including the Experimental Media Series at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), Art.Tech@The Lab (San Francisco), the Hamburger Klangwerktage (Hamburg), the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival (Guangzhou), and the World Expo 2010 (Shanghai). His concert works have been performed by the California EAR Unit, So Percussion, the SEM Ensemble, the Talea Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the European Bridges Ensemble, the Ostravska Banda, and many others. He performs in ensembles including Spirograph Agnew, Sideband, and Datalore. He made MiniMash and SpaceLab. He has a doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia, while a Teaching Fellow at the Columbia Computer Music Center. He has presented at ICMC, and his writings have appeared in the Cambridge journal Organised Sound. He has taught at Columbia, Pratt, and Princeton, where he was co-leader of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) for two seasons. He recently gave a talk on PLOrk at the TEDx conference in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of the 2011 Van Lier Fellowship from Meet the Composer. www.danieliglesia.com