Stanley Mathabane is an actor, sound designer, and music producer from Portland, Oregon. He recently graduated from Princeton University as a Psychology major with a minor in Theater. Stanley’s passion for theatre and music landed him at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding’s album Radio Music Society. At Princeton, Stanley explored sound design with professors Mark Nelson and Rob Kaplowitz. While attending the University, he composed original music for and starred as "William" in a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero (dir. Mark Nelson); additionally, Stanley sound designed A Dream Play by August Strindberg (dir. Catherine Andre). He has refined his creative focus to encompass acting and sound design. Stanley has since returned to Portland, Oregon where he produces musical and visual content under the artist name “SunSon” and works as a DJ.
C. BAIN (Winnie) is a gender liminal multi- and inter-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. As an actor he has worked with Flux Theater Ensemble, Alexandro Segade, New York Shakespeare Exchange, Threadbare Theater Workshop, Honest Accomplice Theater, Man Question, and other NYC-based companies. As a writer, his book of poetry, Debridement, was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Awards. His plays have been performed at The Kraine, The Tank, Dixon Place, and at the Living Gallery. He has poetry and essays published in them., theRumpus.net, PANK, BOAAT, Muzzle Magazine and elsewhere. He is a Lambda Literary fellow. More at tiresiasprojekt.com.
Ian is an actor and born-and-raised New Yorker. Recent roles include Cliff in Cabaret (The Deep End), Roy/Mark/Pete/Bobby Jeremy in Fun Home (WPPAC), Otto in Spring Awakening (The Secret Theatre), and Edward/Robert Ferrars in Kate Hammil's Sense and Sensibility. Lover of physical acting and all things movement. Proud grad of Ithaca College - BFA Musical Theatre. More of Ian at www.iansmith.nyc/ or @iansmithnyc
AUREA TOMESKI (Hazel) is a Manhattan-based actor, producer, and teaching artist. Recent New York credits include: Dirty July (Monsterpiece Theatre Collective), Lamia (NY Fringe), The Improbable Fall, Rise, & Fall of John Law (Dreamscape Theatre), Dead Special Crabs (Wide Eyed Productions), Tapefaces (Ars Nova). Favorite regional credits: The Giver (National Tour, Young Audiences NY), Shakespeare in Love (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Julius Caesar (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Macbeth (California Shakespeare Company), Oliver Twist (A Noise Within). She has also worked with New York Shakespeare Exchange, New York Stage and Film, The Lark, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Aurea is grateful to Roger for creating this groundbreaking work that provides an important platform for LGBTQ people of color and gives hope to anyone who dreams of transformation. MFA from The New School. Proud member of Actors' Equity. Find out more at www.aureatomeski.com. Instagram: @TheAureaT
Atticus Cain hails from Memphis, Tennessee at birth. He lived for a large portion of his childhood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his loving Grandparents. He considers himself a Mid-Westernerer, even after living in a total of thirty-five states before that.
He spent most of his high school career initially doing lights and sound for his school's drama club before becoming an actor. This happened after filling in for a fellow student during rehearsal for a play.
He has performed stage and screen roles in multiple cities, including Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York.
Some of his favorite roles are Sgt. Waters in A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller, Dr. George Washington Carver, in Carver at Tuskegee by Kyle Bass, and Alan Beaumont in Deadline
Atticus has most recently focused on his training, completing conservatory training in July 2017 at the acclaimed Atlantic Acting school.
Roger Q. Mason
Roger Q. Mason is a Black, Irish, Filipino, plus-sized, queer, gender non-conformist writer/performer of color. The intersection of his identities compels me to make work that employs performance media as agents for visibility and inclusion. At his core, he is a creature of the theatre. His work has been seen at such theatres as The Flea Theatre with Hook & Eye Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, New Group Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, the Kraine Theatre, and the American Theatre of Actors. Recently, Mason has been commissioned by Hook and Eye Theatre, Company of Angels, Steep Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival and Serenbe Playhouse. He has been a finalist for the Screencraft Stage Play Contest and Lark Playwrights' Week. He is a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Shonda Rhimes' inaugural Unsung Voices Fellowship. His writing has won a Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award. He is published in Ano Ba Zine, The Dramatist, and Emerge - the Lambda Literary Journal.
On the success of his theatre work, he's begun writing for television and film. Recently, he collaborated with director Lovell Holder (Some Freaks) and actors Terrell Carter (Empire) and Rick Cosnett (The Flash) on the queer Civil War film SOFTER. He has adapted his gender queer coming-of-age play THE WHITE DRESS, his solo show AGE SEX LOCATION, and his short story SHE ASKED ME WHAT DOES JOY LOOK LIKE for film.
As a performer, he's shared short stories, monologues, and performance works with audiences in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He is the subject of the internationally-acclaimed documentary OUR SKIN, which was nominated for the prestigious Iris Prize. For more info on Roger Q. Mason, visit: rogerqmason.com.
Director and Choreographer
Off-Broadway and Regional as Director/Choreographer: Allison Gregory’s Not Medea and L M Feldman’s Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Art House), Soft Butter (Ars Nova ANT Fest), The White Dress (Araca Project), One Arm (Chautauqua Theatre), Pin* and the Blue Fairy (Drama League Residency and Dixon Place), Gruesome Playground Injuries (TheaterLab NYC), Rent, and Singin' in the Rain (Princeton/McCarter.) Walker recently choreographed the world premiere of Storming Heaven based on the novel by Denise Giardina (West Virginia Public Theater), and he choreographed the NYC premiere of Jacob Jarrett’s Normativity (NYMF), both of which were directed by his sister and frequent collaborator, Mia Walker. As choreographer, Walker has also collaborated with directors Alexandru Mihail, Tracy Bersley, Whitney Mosery, Dawn Monique Williams, Michael Alvarez, and Louisa Thompson. He has developed new work with Powerhouse/New York Stage and Film, the New Victory Theater, Arena Stage, Musical Theater Factory, OZ Arts Nashville, BAM, Chautauqua Theater Company, Art House Productions (Artistic Associate, 2017-2019), among others. Walker is associate director of Phantom Limb Company's now touring Butoh Dance and Puppetry spectacle Falling Out (BAM Next Wave 2018 premiere), was recently Yehuda Hyman’s associate choreographer on the regional premiere of Indecent (Guthrie Theater), and assisted director May Adrales on the world premiere of Idris Goodwin’s The Way the Mountain Moved (Oregon Shakespeare Festival.) He has danced principle roles in works by Karole Armitage, Maleek K. Washington, Christopher K. Morgan, and Alex Neoral. Walker graduated from Princeton University with degrees in English, Theater, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. He is a proud member of SDC. www.adinwalker.com
Cristin V. Gordon
Cristin is a stage manager, producer, director, choreographer, and overall great gal whose artistic mission is to help elevate and showcase the talents of new artists and artistic works. She has worked extensively throughout Boston and NYC, managing productions for HERE Arts Center, The People's Improv Theatre, Judson Memorial Church, Playwright's Horizons, Actor's Shakespeare Project, The Firehouse Center for the Arts, Less Than Rent Theatre, Theater for the New City, and WOW Cafe Theatre, to name a few. Recently, Cristin crossed over into television and film, becoming an Executive Producer for Relevant, a new reality TV show in production. Cristin has contributed choreography to countless productions along the East Coast, including performances of Sweeney Todd, She Loves Me, Hairspray, Working, The Last Five Years, HMS Pinafore, and Company, in addition to creating 4 original full-length ballets herself. Aside from theatre and TV, Cristin has also produced numerous photoshoots and was recently the Artistic Director for up-and-coming recording artist Chelsko's music video for the song "Free". As a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, MA, she is frequently a guest lecturer for the theatre program's aspiring stage managers. She is currently faculty for Main Street Ballet in Woodbury, CT and The Westover School in Middlebury, CT.
Aaron S. Hock
Aaron is a producer, fundraiser, and optimist. He is currently the Development Manager at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, a fifty-year-old off-Broadway theater committed to discovering and nurturing new voices. He has previously worked in fundraising at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Aaron has consulted or advised for theater companies, choirs, dance companies, and other arts organizations, and is passionate about sharing his fundraising knowledge and experience with other intrepid folks who want to make art happen. He is a proud alumnus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he majored in American Studies and minored in Music. Originally hailing from York, Pennsylvania, Aaron is a supporter of the arts in all of their forms. He couldn't be happier to inaugurate his independent producing career with the talented team behind The White Dress. @aaronshock
RIW RAKKULCHON (Scenic Designer) From Bangkok, Thailand. Selected Credits; Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theatre)The Waiting Game (59E59); Free and Proud (Edinburgh Fringe); Antony + Cleopatra (Yale Summer Cabaret); Loose Canon (Fringe Encore NYC 2015); and Far From Canterbury (FringeNYC), as well as collaborations with Kitchen Theatre Company, Opera Ithaca, and Ithaca Shakespeare. He assisted designers such as Riccardo Hernandez, Wilson Chin and Walt Spangler on productions at The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and Berkeley Rep, among others. He holds a BFA from Ithaca College, and MFA from Yale School of Drama. riwrdesign.com, @riwrdesign
Victoria Bain is a lighting designer who splits her time between New York and Chicago. Some of the theater companies she has worked with are Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman Theatre, The Paramount, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwright's Theater, Bluelaces Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public, Soho Rep, Delaware Theatre Company, LCT3 and MCC. Some of her designs include Athena with The Hearth, Sheila with The Associates, and Not Medea at Art House New York. Victoria is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and was the first recipient of the Michael Merritt Award at Loyola Chicago.
SARAFINA BUSH (Costumes). Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House), Plot Points (LCT3), Pass Over (LCT3). Other theater includes Not Medea and Grace, or The Art of Climbing(Art House Productions); The White Dress (Araca Project); One Flea Spare (Playhouse Creatures); This Time (Rising Circle); Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage); Couriers and Contrabands (Barrow Group); and Why You Beasting? (New York Rep), as well as associate and assistant costume design credits on and off Broadway. Education: BFA, Adelphi University.