Some of the artists at work
Kelly Webb is a multi-disciplinary artist and capital-F Feminist based in Brooklyn. She has always been the girl who talks too much, but now she's starting to see that as more of a superpower than a weakness. Through her art and life, Kelly seeks to have difficult conversations about things that are important especially with people who don't necessarily agree with her.
Alice Pencavel’s work includes: The Glowing Boot (United Solo Festival, Theatre Row), A Box in the Mountains (reading, Naked Angels), Nightmare (Theater in the Room, Kiev), Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret, (Superhero Clubhouse), Nettles (semi-finalist, Manhattan Rep), A Call From the Devil (Oh Force Theatre Co.), Jeans Make Art (Romanian/American New Play Exchange), The Dutch Goose (Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference semi-finalist), I Work at Noah’s Bagels (Kitchen Theater), The Spider & The Wasp; How it Happens; Fly Away; What I Knead; and Yours, Truly (New School). BFA Acting, Ithaca College; MFA Playwriting New School for Drama. alicepencavel.com
Colleen E. Hughes is a Brooklyn based freelance director and arts administrator. As a director, Colleen is interested in exploring the ranges of immersive theater, investigating the relationship of audience and performance, and working on new and contemporary works. As an administrator, Colleen is passionate about audience engagement and community outreach.
Tess is from a small town in PA and moved to NYC to pursue the arts. She has been an activist since age three, when she refused to eat meat after learning where it came from — deeming it “unfair” and began separating her toys so the “mean ones” wouldn’t harm the “nice ones” when she wasn’t watching.
Sarah, the offspring of Superman and Wonder Woman, was born on top of the Eiffel Tower during the French revolution. During her early years she defeated the entire Northern Plutonian army using a ball of twine and a Dum-Dum lollipop. The Founding Artistic Director of Manhattan Shakespeare Project - Manhattan's All-Female Shakespeare Company, Sarah now uses her super power of Story Telling to empower and give voice to those who have been marginalized, disenfranchised, and unheard. Tell the story to change the story.
Danny Bradley is a Liverpool based actor, musician, and comedian. As a transatlantic collaborator with BTWC, Danny works on politically charged art in the UK. He is co-founder of Shaved Dog Comedy which recently toured a production of Yolav & Graham's Jovial Trauma, an original satire focused on the refugee crisis and Brexit.
Jake Beckhard is a theater director. In that capacity he is also the producing artistic director of Artilliers (www.artilliers.org) and the Director of Performance at Chinatown Soup, an ethical gallery in the Lower East Side (www.chinatownsoup.nyc). He likes plays and activism that are like a rain dance, because you know when they worked. www.jake-beck.com; @jakebecknation.
Cristian Avila is a director/playwright/performer and activist based in New York City. Recent credits include Daddy’s Boy (playwright/director) at Theater for the New City, Big Love (assistant director) at Post Theater Company, and Alice (collaborator/director) at Post Theater Company. Cristian has worked as a community organizer at GLIDE in San Francisco and with Camino Seguro and God’s Child Project in Guatemala. Cristian holds an M.A. from L.I.U.(CW Post), a B.A. in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley and trains with SITI Company in the Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method. "If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." -Lilla Watson