Brooklyn, NY – Annie grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. Her full-length plays include CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, OBIE Award for Best New American Play), BODY AWARENESS (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright), THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES (commission for Soho Rep) and NOCTURAMA. Her work has also been developed and produced at the Bush Theatre in London, New York Theatre Workshop, MCC, Soho Rep, the Orchard Project, the Ontological-Hysteric, Ars Nova, the… more »
NY, NY – Adam Baran is a NYC-based writer/director with a passion for telling queer stories in unique, risk-taking ways. His short films Jinx! and Love and Deaf screened at LGBT film festivals worldwide, and aired on the IFC Channel and Here! TV, respectively. Love and Deaf was released on gay DVD short film collections in the US and Europe. In 2009, Adam wrote the daily web comedy MTV Detox for MTV.com. That same year, he finished the feature script Jackpot, which was selected for the 2010 Outfest Screenwriting Lab and performed as a staged reading during the festival. He… more »
Janice was born in Maytown, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from the New York State College of Art and Design at Alfred University in 2000 and her MFA in 2008 from the Department of Ceramics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has spent the last year as a fellow at the Roswell Artist in Residency program in New Mexico. Previously Jakielski was a visiting professor at Colorado State University and Metro State College of Art and Design.
Recent Exhibitions include; Cutting Edge: Celebration of Fibers at the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, Far From Near at… more »
New York NY – “I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, where I received the Whiting Award for Excellence in Teaching. My research focuses on civil society and the cultural politics of education and health policy. I am also a co-founder of the Burmese Refugee Project. Using a participatory model of community development, the Project helps around 200 Shan refugees in northwest Thailand access education, health, and legal services. For the past decade or so, I have been conducting extensive fieldwork in the United States, Asia, and Latin America, mostly for research… more »
Greenwich, CT – Kate Vida is an interdisciplinary artist based in Connecticut and New York City. Her wearable forms exaggerate and amplify relationships between what the body can do and what the forms enable (or deny) the body to attempt. She received her MFA from Yale University in Painting and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She has performed at The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven and Mass MoCA, North Adams. Vida recently apprenticed at The Budapest Puppet Theater in Budapest, Hungary where she learned traditional mask construction techniques.
NY, NY – “I am now at work on a project entitled Train: A Biography to be published by Viking/Penguin. My previous books include The Heartless Stone(St. Martin’s Press), named a Notable Book of 2006 by the American Library Association and Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World (Viking/Penguin) named a Best Book by Library Journal, as well as a Best Science Book of 2009 by New Scientist magazine. I was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last April in connection with this book.
In addition, I co-wrote An Ordinary Man (Viking/Penguin),… more »