Oana Botez , a native of Romania, has designed for major theater, opera and dance companies including The National Theater of Bucharest and was involved in different international theater festivals such as the Quadrennial Scenography Showin Prague. Since 1999, when she moved to New York , her collaborations in theater, opera, film and dance include Robert Woodruff, Richard Foreman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Beiser, Richard Schechner, Andrei Serban, Blanka Zizka, Brian Kulick, Kristin Marting, Big Dance, among others. MFA in Design from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. Princess Grace Recipient, NEA/TCG Career Development Program. Barrymore and Drammy Award.
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Kim Snauwaert is a Belgium performer, video artist and photographer who has worked collaboratively in Europe and the US. In 2013/2014 she developed several performances, including Sad Fest of Fools, She Sat Silently Until I Was Speechless and Mold for Togetherness, shown at KASK and at various festivals, including TUMULT, MAYDAY MAYDAY/ CAMPO and VOLG. In the summer of 2014 she worked together with Richard Schechner on the performance Imagining O in NYC. In September 2014 she had an exhibition in the NVT Gallery in Ghent with her show Reasons for Rejection. Kim studied drama at KHB in Brussels, graduating in 2004 and currently she’s completing her Master’s degree in ASK School of Arts; specializing in Multimedia Arts.
Born in Boston, Mike Ladd has written and produced ten critically acclaimed albums: Easy Listening For Armageddon (Scratchie/Mercury); Welcome to the AfterFuture and Vernacular Homicide (LikeMadd/Ozone); The Infesticons: Gun Hill Road, and The Majesticons: Beauty Party (Big DaDa/Ninja Tune), Negrophilia (Thirsty Ear); Father Divine (ROIR) In What Language (Pi) and Still Life with Commentator (Savoy), both collaborative efforts with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and Nostalgialator, originally released internationally on legendary European label K7, and Definitive Jux. Mike has collaborated/remixed/performed/toured with artists including Company Flow, Saul Williams, MURS, Terranova, Slug (Atmosphere), Cannibal Ox, Roots Manuva, William Parker, Roy Campbell, DJ Mehdi, DJ Spooky, Ken Ishii, ColdCut and others plus has remixed songs for the likes of Yo La Tengo, Anti Pop Consortium and Enrico Macias. Mike received his B.A. in Black expatriates in the Nineteenth century from Hampshire College and an M.A. in Poetry from Boston University. He has been published in several literary magazines including Long Shot Review and Bostonia. His work is also featured in the book Swing Low, Black Men Writing & several anthologies, including, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, In Defense of Mumia, Bum Rush The Page, Por La Victoire and Everything But the Burden.
Natalie is a Colombian born, New York based producer, media artist, documentary filmmaker, dramaturge and human rights advocate that has worked collaboratively producing a variety of interdisciplinary projects in the United States, Europe and Latin America. She has worked in several films that addressed the socio political conflict and the humanitarian crisis of the refugees in the South of Bolivar, along with television shows and documentaries for public television in Colombia. In 2008 she moved to New York City where she has worked in award wining independent films and experimental theater pieces with companies like Strangeway Productions, Many Miles Productions and Richard Schechner’s East Coast Artist.
As the Logistics Director for the Romanian Teatrul Naţional de Operetă, she has extensive experience in organizing events and project management, being involved in over 400 events and performances and was producer for several live concerts (including Gotan Project, Pink Martini, Mariza, Laurie Anderson, Tiger Lillies) is director of logistics Festival for Musical Performing Arts Life is Beautiful and general producer of the show Die Fledermaus Teatrul Naţional de Operetă (2010).
Ruth is currently the Performance Series Director for The American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD and the Producer for the Sarah Lawrence College Theatre program. Producer 2013 "Red Monsoon" a feature length film shot in Nepal. Director of Production for Westport Country Playhouse 2001-2010. Production management Under the Radar at The NY Public Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mabou Mines, Shakespeare and Company, Classic Stage Company, The Working Theatre, The Colorado Festival of World Theatre, East Coast Arts Theatre, Berkshire Public Theatre, and The Jerash Festival in Amman, Jordan.