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Founding Artistic Director / Board Member

Theresa Buchheister (they/Dude Judy) is a Kansan New Yorker and Artistic Director of The Brick, founder and co-director of Title:Point, artistic director of The Exponential Festival, and co-founder of the recently shuttered Vital Joint. Theresa directs, produces, performs, curates, facilitates and writes for theatre and theatre-adjacent performance realms. Theresa is a voice over director, teacher, performer, and engineer. They are also working with Harrison David Rivers on a fiction podcast residency - Sound Lab. 

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Board Member

Carly J. Bales (she/they) is a performance-based artist, director, and cultural producer based in Baltimore. Her award-winning work spans from plays and devised theatre to ephemeral performance installations in a variety of traditional and non-traditional spaces. She is also an accomplished arts organizer focused on creating intentional spaces for artistic experimentation and collaboration. From 2011 - 2018, Bales was the Founding Artistic Director of EMP Collective, and is currently the Founding Director of Le Mondo, a grassroots project transforming vacant properties in downtown Baltimore into artist-led art space. More at | IG: @missbales

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Nora Chellew (she) is a multidisciplinary artist and producer of live performance, born-and-raised in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Sculpture, with a Concentration in Sustainability & Social Practice, from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Professionally, she has worked on performance productions for a number notable institutions, including: The Shed, Performa, and The Museum of Modern Art. Nora has used her range of skills to moonlight as a fabricator for various contemporary artists and businesses. She has shown her own work, grounded in sculpture and prose, both domestically and internationally. Nora was recently awarded a N.Y.F.A. City Artist Corps Grant.



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Ryan William Downey (he) is an actor, playwright, and musician who serves as Associate Artistic Director of The Brick Theater and Co-Director of Title:Point, an experimental theater company that has been producing and presenting work in New York City for more than a decade. Writing credits include Periscope (featuring Richard Foreman and Mary Harron), Sleeping Car Porters (New York Times Critic’s Pick), and Biter (Every Time I Turn Around) (One of Helen Shaw’s 10 Best Plays of 2015).



Producing Director / Board Member

Nic Adams (he) is a New York City-based playwright and theatre-maker. His work has been presented at venues such as The Brick, Judson Memorial Church, Joe's Pub, The Performing Garage, JACK, and more. Residencies and fellowships include the Woodward Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, IRT Theater, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. MFA in Playwriting, Brooklyn College. More at | IG: @nniiccoollaass

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SB Tennent (she) is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist & director of new works, musicals, and classics. Described as having a “deft directorial touch” (Culturebot), she has developed work with New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, The Drama League, Clubbed Thumb, Civilians, BRIC Arts | Media, Mabou Mines, The TEAM, New Georges, Red House Center for Culture & Debate in Bulgaria, Prague Film & Theater Center, and others. Alumni of the Drama League Directors Project, NYTW 2050 Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb Fellowship, and Mabou Mines SUITE/Space Initiative. Artistic Director of the award-winning collective Built4Collapse with whom they devised NUCLEAR LOVE AFFAIR, which played to sold out houses in NYC, Prague, Rome and Krakow. @sbtennent

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Deniz Demirkurt (she) is a Turkish-American composer/lyricist, performer, and vocal arranger. She has graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM in Songwriting, and NYU Tisch with an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing. Her works of musical theatre include Echo: A Musical Quest, La Voisin, Miroir, and It Takes a Village, which have been performed in various colleges and venues such as Feinstein’s 54 Below, Emerging Artists Theatre, Dixon Place, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama.


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