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CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

PLAYWRIGHT: BRIANNA KALISCH

Brianna has had a life long passion for storytelling through the combination of theatre and movement. Beginning in 2009 with the founding of AEthem Theatre Company, Brianna directed, devised, and produced highly physical shows for the Minneapolis Children's Hospital and the greater Minneapolis community. Since moving to New York, Brianna has conceptualized and produced multiple theatrical performances, circus shows, short films, and a narrative photo series which was featured in a national commercial.  She is a masters graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a co-creator of the award winning show Artemisia’s Intent, a recipient of the Bindlestiff First of May Grant, creator/producer of today for a moment in time, a proud member of the Broadway Relief Project, and a Puffin Foundation Grantee. In 2020 Brianna began production on {IN}TANGIBLE, which marks her debut as a playwright. Many thanks to the Dementia Society of America for their partnership.   www.briannakalisch.com

ORGINAL MUSIC BY: RUBY FULTON & ALLISON CLENDANIEL 

Composer Ruby Fulton writes music which invites listeners to explore non-musical ideas through sound. Her musical portfolio includes explorations of mental illness, psychedelic research, addiction, chess strategy, and environmental change; and profiles of iconic popular figures like the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and musicians Syd Barrett and Whitney Houston. She has collaborated on interdisciplinary projects with thinkers and makers in the sciences and literary, movement and visual arts. Much of her work falls into the category of concert music, written for solos and duos to full orchestras. She is also a multi-instrumentalist, writing for violin, trumpet, and keys. Whatever musical genre or instruments Fulton chooses, her music reflects the rhythms and pulses of daily life, and the world around her. rubyfulton.com

Allison Clendaniel is an interdisciplinary artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her work encompasses traditional musical composition, extended vocal technique, improvisation, movement, and theatre. She’s studied voice and movement with the legendary performer and composer Meredith Monk at the House Foundation, clowning with Globus Hystericus, and toured extensively in North America as a teacher and performing artist. Allison is a highly collaborative artist, the Artistic Director of Mind on Fire, a modular chamber orchestra, a company member ofVariety Show the Musical Play, and collaborated with Dan Deacon, the Horse Lords, and Infinity Knives. Her project, In the Womb of The Everywhere Room, is a mystical musical theatre hybrid that constantly unfolds with her longtime friend, Elizabeth Downing. You can find out more at allisonisonline.com.

ACROBATIC DESIGNER: EVAN TOMLINSON WEINTRAUB

Evan Tomlinson Weintraub is a professional circus creator, manager, and performer from San Francisco, California, with 20 years of industry experience. Evan holds a Bachelor's in Theater from Colgate University and is a graduate from the National Circus School in Montreal, specializing in Chinese hoop diving and ground acrobatics. An outgoing and curious personality on- and off-stage, Evan uses this unique blend of academia and circus arts to elicit a tangible humanity from his work so that even the extraordinary skills feel realistic to the character. Professional credits include 167 performances with Cirque du Soleil’s "Twas The Night Before…" at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, hoop diving on German television for "Das Supertalent", creating the acrobatic choreography for the People’s Circus Theater production of “The Secret Garden”, puppeteering with MonLove Productions' “Scooby Doo and the Lost City of Gold” in Abu Dhabi, and helping launch and stage manage "Dear San Francisco," a permanent circus show created by the 7 Fingers at Club Fugazi in San Francisco. Learn more at www.evantw.pro

SET & PROP DESIGNER: JIAYING ZHANG

Jiaying Zhang is a set designer. Her recent work includes When The Other Mary Celeste Sank: A Strange and Umweltian Tale (WP Theatre),  Malicious Compliance (WP Theatre), Macbeth (a brownstone in Brooklyn), Black Girls Who Don't Like Watermelon Unite (Abrons Arts Center), The Discarded (Rattlestick Theatre), interactive Afro-Futurist performance Shabazz B. Spacely’s Cabinet of Intergalactic Curiosities (Brooklyn Children's Museum), play The Sea does not Reach Naples (Columbia University, New York), musical Monstress (New Ohio Theatre, New York). Her recent associate design work includes opera Dido and Aeneas and The Rape of Lucretia (Rice University), opera Eurydice (Boston Lyric Opera), opera Rodelinda (Hudson Hall, New York), Regretfully, So the Birds Are (Playwrights Horizon, New York). She is currently collaborating with R.B. Schlather on opera Giulio Cesare and Rodelinda. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and lives in New York. https://www.jiayingzhang.com

COSTUME DESIGN: VICTORIA ORDEMAN

Victoria Ordeman (she/her) is a versatile theatre artist, performer, and costume designer. Victoria’s costume work centers on designing for circus and movement artists, expertly balancing the artistic vision of each production with the unique safety needs of the performers. She has brought her specialized skills to the productions of companies such as The Seven Fingers, Blue Man Group, and Walt Disney World. As a performer, Victoria’s experience spans stage, film, and circus, with a particular passion for immersive circus theatre. Her performance disciplines include acting, dancing, singing, flying trapeze, teeterboard, and percussion.  Currently, Victoria serves as the Operations Coordinator for Circus Academy New York and coaches flying trapeze at the España-STREB Trapeze Academy. Having recently moved from San Francisco to New York City, she is thrilled to collaborate with familiar faces from the Bay Area and is excited to contribute to such a unique piece of circus theatre.  Connect with Victoria online at @victoriaordeman and vordeman.wixsite.com/victoriaordeman

LIGHTING DESIGNER: JACQUELINE SCALETTA

SOUND DESIGNER: ANNA-LEE CRAIG

LOGO DESIGN: CAROLINE CASTRO

DIRECTOR: FELICITY HESED

Felicity is a creator, director, and producer specializing in integrating circus and theater.  Felicity directed {IN}TANGIBLEduring its development residency at ArtYard and is thrilled to direct the premiere at Theatre Row.  Felicity is the Founder and Artistic Director of People’s Circus Theatre in San Francisco which premiered their inaugural production Reindeer Games in 2023 and is currently creating a new show, The Nightingale.   Felicity is well known for her outstanding work as Artistic Director at Circus Center in San Francisco.  In her two years as AD Felicity produced over 10 shows and events ranging from intimate cabarets to large scale spectacles.  Felicity’s groundbreaking theatre circus adaptation of The Secret Garden premiered at Circus Center in 2021 and was remounted at the Children’s Creativity Museum in downtown San Francisco in 2022. Before the pandemic hit in 2020, Felicity toured her solo show, Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto, to San Francisco, the East Coast, and London.  During the pandemic, Felicity directed innovative projects including Circus Pop Ups!, a series of pop up performances at iconic locations that incorporated live circus and music.  The film documentary of Circus Pop Ups! won the Audience Choice Award in the Circus International Film Festival 2022. Additional directing credits include The Tempest: A Magical Circus, A Clown Without a Circus, The Monkey King: A Circus Journey, Circus Addiction, Lyle the Crocodile, and Circus of Light.  Additional performance credits include the 10th National Chrysanthemum Festival in Kaifeng-China, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, the New Pickle Circus, Teatro ZinZanni, Children’s Fairyland, and the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival. Learn more at felicityhesed.com and peoplescircustheatre.org.

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