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Jonathan Melville Pratt is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visual artist working in many genres including pure music, film, theater, modern dance, ballet, and performance art. Collaborators in dance and theater include: Brian Brooks Moving Company, Keigwin and Company, Camille A. Brown, The Public Theater, The Abbey Theater, The Old Globe Theater, Brian Mertes, Mimi Garrard, The Julliard School of Dance, Princeton University, The Julliard School of Drama, The Juilliard, “Triptych” for K+C at The Joyce,“Thirteen": K+C's “Runaway”: Joyce Theater, "Two Way Dream" for Camille Browns "City of Rain", and MOTOR for BBMC, Lincoln Center to name a few. Jonathan was awarded the Sacatar International Arts Fellowship in Brazil. Recent works: BIG CITY: BBMC - The Joyce, "12 Chairs" K+C - The Joyce. upcoming: 2 new collaborations with K+C, and a new premier with Tiffany Mills at BAM this spring. www.jonpratt.org
Edward Einhorn is a writer, director, and performer, and the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company #61: A Theater of Ideas. As a writer, works include plays about neurology; adaptations of sci fi novels; translations of French and Czech absurdists and of ancient Greek drama; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; picture books about math; history plays set in ancient Prague; and other texts of a less definable nature. As a director, some recent venues include La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, and the Czech Embassy in Washington. As a performer, some recent venues have been St. Ann's Warehouse, Dixon Place, and The Brick.
Will Arnold, (Web Designer) editor and sound designer, earned his BFA in dance from New York University. He founded the web/media design company DesignBrooklyn.com 2005. With a love of all things technical and a strong devotion to the arts, he began his design career creating web sites for the under-served arts community. As a developer, Will is interested in making new technology intuitively accessible for those who describe themselves as "technically-challenged." Will is an avid cyclist. He holds a BFA (honors) from New York University. Recent film projects include collaborations with Battleworks, Larry Kegwin, and others.
John Frattalone (Visual Designer) is a Brooklyn-based graphic, visual, and production designer. A graduate of Clark University's Screen Studies program, John went on to do graduate work in 3D design at Rhode Island School of Design. John has worked on graphics and visuals for a variety of independent theatre projects as well as music industry clients throughout the NYC area. Most recently, John has produced touring production designs for international acts such as The Swell Season, Josh Ritter, Mayer Hawthorne and Girl Talk. He also served as a key art department member at the 2010 Sundance Director's Lab. He is very excited to be a part of The Soldier's Tale.
Greg Goff (Lighting Designer) NYC: Playwrights Horizon Theater School, HERE Arts Center, NYU Tisch Department of Dance and Graduate Acting, New York City 24-Hour Play Festival, The New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York City International Fringe Festival. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New York Stage and Film, TheaterWorks Hartford, Curtain Call Theatre. Design: Robert Wilson, Urban Tap, The Shelby Company, Liguorian Players, Patricia Norowol Dance Company. Education: MFA, NYU-Tisch. www.greggoff.com
Weston Minissali is an active composer and synthesizer performer living in Brooklyn, NY. His music has been performed widely throughout the US and Canada with such groups as VaVatican, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Yolt and his latest performance composition, It Would Be A Period of Detailed Order. His compositions are a careful balance between improvisation and imposed structure. For each new piece, he often develops either embellishments upon standard music notation, or creates a new type of graphic notation specific for the composition’s sound and meaning. Last year, Minissali co-founded a record label and collective called Prom Night Records (www.PromNightRecords.com). Prom Night is unique in that makes use of meticulous engineering techniques in avant-garde music. Since its inception, the collective has mixed, mastered and produced 8 records and counting.
Liz Prince (Costumes) has designed costumes for more than twenty years for such artists as Bill T. Jones (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company); Boston Ballet; Berlin Opera Ballet; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Trey McIntyre (American Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO); Mark Dendy (Dendy Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dortmund Ballet Theater); Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project (works by Lucy Guerin and Meg Stuart); PILOBOLUS; Jane Comfort; Neil Greenberg; Bebe Miller; Lawrence Goldhuber; Arthur Aviles; Doug Varone; Gabrielle Lanser; David Dorfman; Ralph Lemon and Irondale Ensemble as well as designing a production of PIPPIN at Goodspeed Musicals directed by Gabriel Barre (national tour). Prince's costumes have been exhibited at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Snug Harbor Cultural Center; Rockland Center for the Arts and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Prince received a 1990 New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) for costume design.
Katrin Schnabl (Costumes) has designed extensively for dance and performance artists, such as Trisha Brown Company, Doug Elkins Dance Company, DD Dorvillier, John Jasperse, Jennifer Monson, Amy Cox, Troika Ranch, Zeena Parkins, among many others. She has collaborated with Jody Oberfelder since the mid-80's, most recently as a consultant to 'Dido and Aeneas'. Her work was also featured on the danced vignettes of ABC's Television's "Brave New World" series, hosted by Ted Koppel, costuming Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. As a fashion designer, her nimble designs merge movement and sculptural forms, as she continually distills influences into ready-to-wear fashion and artisanal pieces. www.katrinschnabl.com
Tine Kindermann is a German visual artist and singer who lives in New York. Her artistic work and recent recordings of old German folk songs draw inspiration from the darker side of folklore and deal with the timeless themes of love and loss, longing and loneliness. Although Tine has been singing for 30 years and worked with artists such as the Kelzmatics, Adrienne Cooper, Joanne Borts, Greg Wall, Lorin Sklamberg and others, "Schamlos Schon," which features some of New York's finest contemporary musicians, is her first solo recording. Most of the songs on the CD, which were first performed live in New York in 2001, are classics of German folk music and were taught to Tine Kindermann by her mother and grandmother. Most recently Tine performed with Iggy Pop in the Ruhrtriennale.
Wade Jensen (costume designer) studied fashion at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been working as a designer for Rozae Nichols, Coco Kliks, Bill Blass among others in New York and LA. A lover of Baroque music, he enjoys designing for opera.
David Lachman, cinematographer, Co-director, earned his MFA in painting from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. He is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in Film/Video, Installation, and Painting/Drawing. Lachman lives in Massachusetts. http://www.davidlachman.com/
Christoph Hornetz, Junior Perfumer at IFF New York and partner of the fragrance-designer-duo LES CHRISTOPHS; Creator of fragrances and fragrance concepts for unconventional and artistic scent projects such as the fragrance set for "Thierry Mugler interprets 'Perfume - The Story of a Murderer'", or the entire scent design for "FIVE+ Sensotel - The hotel suite of the future". WWW.LESCHRISTOPHS.COM
Janice Ahn, Editor, www.myspace.com/janiceahn
Rachelle Garniez, singer / songwriter / accordionist / performer was born into a musical family in New York City and has been devoted to music ever since. She began playing the accordion in 1986, and her explorations have taken her from playing on the subway platforms and in the clubs of New York to jamming with gypsies in Spain and performing at Carnival in Venice Rachelle's song "Shadowland" can be heard on The Chris Isaak Show on Showtime. Rachelle has also worked in theater, composing and performing original music for productions of Chelsea Bacon's Breaker. She performed in choreographer Keely Garfield's Free Drinks for Ladies with Nuts at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in March 2002, to be performed at the Joyce Theatre in January 2003. Her first original musical / theatrical production, The Little Frog Catcher was commissioned and premiered by Dixon Place in June 2002. Rachelle be heard playing accordian for the Big Apple Circus in their 2004-05 season.
Malina Rauschenfels attended Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School as a cello performance and composition major. At Juilliard she began collaborating with and being inspired by dancers. She has written for or worked with Misnomer Dance Theater, Laura Flowers, Elisabeth Motley, Luke Wiley, Human Kinetics Movement Theater and Jody Oberfelder, among others. Her compositions have been performed at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. Her choreography has been performed at the Zenon showcase and the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystiquintet is an internationally comprised electric string ensemble with turntables. To find out more information check out www.mystiqmusic.net or email Cody Geil at email@example.com.
Sharon M. Louden (set) graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. You can find her work in permanent collections such as in the National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, and many other venues. She is represented by Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery in New York City. www.sharonlouden.com
Coleman Hough's poetry has appeared in The Louisville Review, Southern Poetry Review and The Asheville Review. She has written and performed six monologues at Dixon Place in New York City. Her screenplay, FULL FRONTAL, was directed by Steven Soderbergh and released by Miramax in 2002. This is her first collaboration with Jody Oberfelder. Her most recent screenplay, BUBBLE, also directed by Soderbergh, was be released at the end of 2005.
Frank London is a member of The Klezmatics, The Hasidic New Wave, and Les Miserables Brass Band and has performed/recorded with John Zorn, LL Cool J, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, and others. His Latest projects include the mystical Jewish music projects NIGUNIM and the SHEKHINA BIG BAND, and theater pieces GOLEM and THE MEMOIRES OF GLUCKEL OF HAMELN. Mr.London's compositions for film, theater, and dance include work for Yoshiko Chuma, Yvonne Rainer, Tamar Rogoff, Sharon Pollack, and John Sayles. He has composed music for Itzhak Perlman , produced and arranged songs for Mark Cohn and Jane Soberry, and was music director for Robert Wilson's "The Knee Plays.
Mercedes Murphy dropped out of the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. 2 days later she went back to work professionally with Robert Woodruff, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theatre, as co creator of an adaptation of Phaedra for the program's Institute in Moscow. She is Artistic Driector of Théâtre Trouvé.
Ronald K. Gray is a filmmaker, musican and photographer. His most recent credits include Parliament Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove, Sweet Honey in the Rock Raise Your Voice, Carmen and Jeffrey, & Quando Los Espiritus Bailan Mambo. He received a Bessie for Shadows Tearing, a collaboration with Sham Mosher & David Pleasant. In addition, Ronald was the Director of Photography for Pull Your Head to the Moon directed by David Rouseeve & Ayoka Chenzira.
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