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THERESA BUCHHEISTER

Founding Artistic Director

Theresa Buchheister 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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RYAN WILLIAM DOWNEY

Producer and Curator

Ryan William Downey 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).

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SANAZ GHAJAR

Curator

Sanaz Ghajar is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist whose work has been described as “ambitiously subversive” and “unapologetically experimental” (Time Out NY). Her writing was recently featured in Theater in Quarantine's CLOSET WORKS, presented by Invisible Dog Arts Center. She has developed work with Prague Film & Theater Center, New York Theatre Workshop, Red House Center for Culture & Debate in Bulgaria, BRIC Arts | Media House, 3LD Technology & Art Center, Ikincikat Theatre in Turkey, Goldex Poldex Gallery in Poland, and others. 

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NIC ADAMS

Producing Director

Nic Adams is a New York City-based playwright and theatre-maker. His work has been presented at venues such as Judson Memorial Church, Joe's Pub, The Performing Garage, JACK, and more. Residencies and fellowships include Atlantic Center for the Arts, IRT Theater, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, The In-Between People, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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CAMERON STUART

Producer and Curator

Cameron Stuart is a playwright, dramatic poet, and composer. He was the artistic director of the theatre company Saints of an Unnamed Country. For Exponential Festival 2020, they performed Cameron's play "Police in the Wilderness," which was also published as a book. Cameron also wrote, co-directed, and co-produced HAUNTED HOUSE, a six-hour theater installation at MoMA's PS1. Cameron was a co-founder and co-curator of The Glove, a performing space in Brooklyn.

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ELINOR T VANDERBURG

Curator

Elinor T Vanderburg is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and voice artist. She is a Co-Creative Director of Fresh Ground Pepper, the Art Director of SheNYC, and one half of the illusory theater company, underlords. Elinor is currently a writer-in-residence with Exquisite Corpse Company and is in collaboration with Ado Ato Pictures on a new XR feature, Anouschka. Find her on Netflix in World of Winx (Aisha) and Bread Barbershop (Choco, Sausage). // @raisehelinor

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), The Puffin and Mental Insight Foundations, and producers Lynne Andress, and The Adams Family.

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Art by Mark Toneff.