PIN* AND THE BLUE FAIRY Team

ADIN WALKER, director / co-choreographer / conceived by (website)

NOAH KAT BAUS, writer (website)

SOPHIE ANDREASSI, associate director / co-choreographer

JESSE JAMES KEITEL, BLUE / costume designer

TOM PHELAN, PIN

JERRY CLICQUOT, cast

JAX JACKSON, cast (website)

IAN FIELDS STEWART, cast

SOPH MENAS, cast

RAVEN WHITE, cast / associate choreographer

LAUREN FELDMAN, dramaturgy (website)

REBECCA FELDMAN, casting (website)

MIRIAM SALZMAN, stage manager

KELLEY SHIH, lighting design (website)

WESLEY CORNWELL, design consultant

BEN GUNDERSON, producer (website)

ADAM HYNDMAN, associate producer

DIXON PLACE, presenter

OUTLIERS THEATRE CO, producer

 

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(Director / Co-Choreographer / Conceived By) Adin choreographed the NYC premiere of Jaime Jarrett’s Normativity with NYMF and is currently directing Gruesome Playground Injuries at TheaterLab NYC. Assistant directing credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lady Windermere's Fan at CalShakes, Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike at the Guthrie, Yehuda Hyman’s The Mar Vista at 14th Street Y, and the upcoming productions of Basil Kreimendahl’s Orange Julius at Rattlestick (dir. Dustin Wills) and Taylor Mac’s Hir at Woolly Mammoth (dir. Shana Cooper). Adin studied at Princeton where he wrote about fairies and directed and co-choreographed a reimagining of Singin' in the Rain for which he received the inaugural "Music Theater Award." (website)

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(Writer) noah is a translator, adapter, and director from New Orleans. They began working in theatre in 2014 while attending Harvard College, where they studied English and drama with a focus in contemporary and experimental work and received the David McCord prize for creative talent in drama. Their thesis project was a new translation, production, and critical examination of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (translator, director, co–set designer). Other credits include Dog Sees God (director, co–set designer) and Jacques the fatalist and his master (translator, adapter, director). Pin* and the Blue Fairy is their first NYC production. nkbaus.com

SOPHIE ANDREASSI

(Associate Director / Co-Choreographer)  Sophie was a dramaturge for Susan Marshall & Co.'s Two Person Operating System, at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts in November. This past fall, Sophie also co-choreographed Once (dir. Graham Phillips) at Princeton University. Sophie performed as Dot in a dance film adaptation of "Color + Light," from Sunday in the Park with George, a featured video on Playbill.com. She graduated from Princeton University where she choreographed original work and co-choreographed a reimagining of Singin' in the Rain (dir. Adin Walker). There, she received the Frances LeMoyne Page Prize for the creative arts. Most recently, Sophie co-directed and choreographed Beast, a music video for Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, to be released in January.

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JESSE JAMES KEITEL

(Blue / Costume Designer) Jesse is a queer visual-artist, writer, and performer and is thrilled to be a part of Pin*. Recent credits include What Would You Do? (ABC), Normativity (NYMF), Beautiful Province (LCT3, Yale Drama Series Winner). Jesse's water conservation theater program, The Pond Project, will be launching in Bushwick this Winter. Pace BFA Acting 2015. 

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TOM PHELAN

(Pin) New York: Hir (Playwrights Horizons), as well as readings of new plays by Paul Rudnick and MJ Kaufman. TV: The Fosters (ABC Family). Currently a freshman at Columbia University. 

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JERRY CLICQUOT

(Cast) Native Floridian, whose roots stem from Haiti. Graduate of New World School of The Arts and UNC School of the Arts. Theater: Cotton Club (European Tour), Seu Jorge Live (Blue Note), Fly (Lincoln Center/Vineyard), Fela! (37 Arts), Play On! (Cross Roads). TV: Law & Order, One Life To Live. Dedicated to Savanna.

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JAX JACKSON

(Cast) Jax Jackson is a genderless (agender), ftm-transsexual, genderqueer transgender actor and singer. Jax prefers no pronouns but if you use them for Jax try to mix it up or make up new ones. Jax recieved a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University in 2008 and went on to start a career in theatre, beginning in Chicago storefronts and indie films, and leading to off-off broadway and regional leading roles. NYC credits include Fuck Over Fuck Under dir. Maybe Burke; Don't Drink from the River with {Your Name Here} dir. Will Davis; Lesbian Love Octagon at The Kraine Theatre dir Kimberlea Kressal; and Let Me Ascertain You: All Out! with The Civilians, dir Steven Cosson. Other credits include the world premier of Hir at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, dir Niegel Smith; world premier of Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, dir Evan Cabnet; Strapped at The Inconvenience in Chicago, dir Kelly Kerwin; and Under Milk Wood at The DCA Storefront in Chicago, dir Paul Holmquist. Film credits include Hannah Free, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, and Perhaps, Somewhere. (website)

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IAN FIELDS STEWART

(Cast) Ian is a black, mixed race, gender-nonconforming storyteller working at the intersection of art and social justice. Their career is dedicated to deconstructing mainstream media forms and rebuilding them to reflect marginalized voices in our local and global communities. They have worked in productions at NYC venues such as Manhattan Rep, NYC Fringe Festival ’16, Shapiro Theatre, and more. As a director and choreographer, their work has been seen at NYC organizations, the United Nations, and the Pitchwise Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Ian can also be seen on Buzzfeed LGBT (“Dressing Beyond the Binary”), the You Had Me at Black podcast ("Black Cinderella"), and the Is it Transphobic Podcast (“Mixed Nuts”; “The Danish Girl”). When they're not in the theatre, Ian serves on the council of the group @Salon which is a monthly discussion group that invites thought-leaders to introduce LGBTQ-centered topics through personal narrative. (website)

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SOPH MENAS

(Cast) Soph is thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic and necessary piece of art. Endless love and thanks to Adin, Noah, cast and crew for this incredible opportunity. 

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RAVEN WHITE

(Cast / Associate Choreographer) Raven is a choreographer and visual/performance artist, currently working in collaboration with Susan Marshall and Sophie Andreassi. She recently graduated from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Debbie Bazarski Service to the LGBT Community award upon graduating for her contributions to the LGBT community through art and advocacy. 

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LAUREN FELDMAN

(Dramaturgy) Lauren is a queer, feminist playwright (and circus artist) who loves theatrically adventurous, physically ambitious, intimate, inquisitive, deeply honest plays – usually about outsiders, often about searchers, always about the human connection.  Her plays include ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE (PlayPenn, O’Neill Finalist, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Drama League New Directors/New Works Fellowship); AMANUENSIS (Northwoods Ramah Theatre Company commission); THE EGG-LAYERS (Jane Chambers Honorable Mention, O’Neill Finalist, New Georges/Barnard College co-commission); A PEOPLE (Jewish Plays Project NYC Residency); GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING (Denver Center Theatre Company, Nice People Theatre Company, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award Nomination, Barrymore Nomination, The Kilroys List); several ensemble-devised works, including AND IF YOU LOSE YOUR WAY, OR A FOOD ODYSSEY (The Invisible Dog, New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination), LADY M (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), and THE APOCRYPHAL PROJECT (Yale Cabaret), among others; as well as a dozen short plays and an autobiographical solo piece. She has been nominated for the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award, Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. She was awarded an artist grant through the Boomerang Fund and a creation grant from the State of Vermont, and she has been an artist-in-residence at Terra Firma, SPACE at Ryder Farm, the School of Making Thinking, Tofte Lake Center, Montana Artists Refuge, Montana Repertory Theatre, Sewanee University of the South, Cornell University, and Theater Emory/Brave New Works Festival. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Lauren is also a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a devised-work collaborator, a teacher of playwriting (Bryn Mawr College, McCarter Theatre, PlayPenn), and a freelance dramaturg. She is a proud Orbiter 3 playwright and mentor with the Foundry. (website)

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REBECCA FELDMAN

(Casting Director) Rebecca is a freelance Casting Director/Casting Assistant at The Public Theater. In addition to work at the Public: Off-Broadway (as Casting Director): The View UpStairs (Spring 2017); Broadway (as Casting Assistant): Shuffle Along (George C. Wolfe), A Delicate Balance (Pam MacKinnon), A Raisin in the Sun (Kenny Leon), Lucky Guy (George C. Wolfe).  Film (as Casting Assistant): Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig).  Other select Casting Director credits: bimonthly reading series for The LGBT Center & Tom Kirdahy Productions, Normativity (NYMF), Beardo (Pipeline Theatre Company), Anna Christie (The Wild Project), Drama League DirectorFest 2014 & 2015, The Gray Man (Pipeline Theatre Company),  Feeling (Glass Bandits), Junk: A Rock Opera (multiple engagements), Kid-Friendly* (webseries).  (website)

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MIRIAM SALZMAN

(Stage Manager) Stage Manager Broadway: Waitress, Finding Neverland. Off-Broadway: Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical, A Little PrincessThe Public Theater. Events: 2016 International Emmy Awards, Broadway Bares 24 & 26, Broadway Barks. Ithaca College, The Juilliard School Professional Internship Program.

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KELLEY SHIH

(Lighting Designer) Kelley Shih is a NYC based lighting designer and programmer for theater, music, dance, fashion and live events. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of technology, design and human experience. NYU Tisch Alum. Recent design credits include: Malefactions (The Cradle Theater Company), And Then... (NYC Fringe Festival) La Fanciulla del West (Apotheosis Opera), The Expulsion (Thespis Festival). Assistant/Associate: The Ambassador (North American Tour), A Marvelous Order (Williams College), Every Good Girl Deserves Fun (Clutch Productions). Branded events for Nike, IBM, Google and more. (website)

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WESLEY CORNWELL

(Design Consultant) Wesley Cornwell is a NYC based theater designer and a recent graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Anthropology and a certificate in Theater. In recognition for the sustained excellence of his design work at Princeton, Wesley was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize, the Lewis Center for the Arts' highest award to a graduating senior. Recent theater credits include Dead Poet Society (CSC; Assistant Director Intern), Once (Princeton University; set, costumes), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Theaterlab; set, lights, sound), Cyrano (Grind Arts Co, FringeNYC; lights).

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BEN GUNDERSON

(Producer) Ben is NYC-based actor, director, photographer, and producer. He is endlessly curious about the ephemeral, alchemical, life-affirming nature of performance, and the extraordinary relationship between actor and audience. Directing: The Maids (OUTLIERS); How We Live In Our Bodies Now (Exquisite Corpse); skinny crazy small (TheatreLab NYC); assoc. dir. Les Misérables (Casa Mañana); asst. movement dir. Les Misérables Tokyo (Toho/Cameron Mackintosh); dance/fight cast. Les Misérables (Bway/Nat’l Tour). Ben is a recent participant of XV ISTA and Odin Week Festival, organized by Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret. Acting:  Les Misérables (Bway/Nat’l Tour); Dream of the Burning Boy + House of Gold (O’Neill); Cabaret (ACCC); Fiddler on the Roof (Engman); and others. He is a member of AEA. BFA from UNCSA, and has trained with SITI Company, The Michael Chekhov School, and Odin Teatret. (website)

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ADAM HYNDMAN

(Associate Producer) Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Disney's Aladdin, The First Noel, 50 Shades! The Musical, and Marie Christine. He has been seen regionally in productions of Hairspray, Pippin, Ragtime, as well as at The Kennedy Center working with Stephen Schwartz in concert, on his musical Children of Eden. A graduate of Princeton University, Adam is a founding member of the dance-theater group, Ensemble Dance and was featured as a lead on Season 4 of NBC's The Sing Off. Adam is also a writer and wellness coach based in Brooklyn @AdamHyndman @corerhythmfitness

DIXON PLACE

(Presenter) An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices.

The artist’s experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation. If you have work that would be appropriate for Dixon Place, please read our open submissions policy. www.dixonplace.org