Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Artistic Collaborators


Each Possibility Project creative process and theatrical production requires a diverse and talented team of professional artists and technical theater specialists to succeed.

Musical Directors

Jamie Cowperthwait – Saturday Program
Jamie Cowperthwait is a composer and playwright working in theater, television, and film. In May 2011, he graduated from Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program where he co-wrote the twenty-minute King Gilbert, the full-length Huntington, and the full-length The Music of Erich Zann. He also wrote a ten-minute musical called Exit Row that was performed as part of the 2010 Pace University Director’s Festival. He has written or co-written the scores to a number of short films including, “Lately There Have Been Many Misunderstandings,” and “Comfort Zone.” Recently, he wrote the theme song for the popular web series Awkward Family Photos. When not writing for theater and film, he writes music and lyrics for commercial clients, including Coca Cola, Sears, Netflix, the state of California, and others. In 2011-12, he was the Musical Theater Resident at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. He lives in Ridgewood, Queens and thoroughly enjoys working with The Possibility Project!
Possibility Project Productions:
Home Free, 2013
Versus, 2014
In Theory, 2015
The Way to Run, 2016

Elia Einhorn – After-School Program
Elia Einhorn is the frontman of critically acclaimed indie-punk band The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. His songs have appeared on numerous TV shows including Gossip Girl and The O.C.and networks such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central as well as in the Michael Rapaport movie Special. He has toured America more times than he cares to count, and recently settled in Brooklyn with his fiance Amy and their massive record collection. He is currently at work on his first children’s album.
Possibility Project Productions:
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Borderline, 2015
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Nate Weida – Foster Care Program
Nate Weida is a composer and writer living in Hell’s Kitchen. He has written 8 musicals and currently plays in a bluegrass band called “Great Dog Almighty” and is writing an epic poem called I’s Twinkle. He plays piano, flute, banjo, didgeridoo, and sings.
Possibility Project Productions:
Promised, 2013
Take it from the Top, 2014
Step One, 2015


Victoria Netanus Grubbs – Youth Justice Program
Victoria Netanus Grubbs is an educator/musician/scholar in New York City, New York. Her professional interests include youth development and creativity, essentialism and identity, place and belonging, performance theory, and cultural production through public education. She is an arts educator with a focus on developing and supporting revolutionary thinkers and bold new leaders in underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad.
Possibility Project Productions:
A Chance Of…, 2016

Choreographers

Maiysha Cade – Foster Care Program
Maiysha Cade, a Boston native, is a dance teacher and choreographer with various New York youth organizations such as Wingspan Arts and SOCAPA. She is a professional dancer represented by the BLOC Dance Agency, and has performed commercially for NIKE, MTV, LG Electronics, and Ryan Leslie. For several years Maiy was a dancer for Radio Disney Boston and a dancer for the NBAs Boston Celtics. Maiysha attended The Boston Ballet School for Performing Arts, and was spent time as a member of the hip hop dance company, Phunk Phenomenon. Maiy joined The Possibility Project in March 2010.
Possibility Project Productions:
Know+How=, 2010
Know How (film), 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
This is Live, 2013
Promised, 2013
Take it from the Top, 2014
Borderline, 2015 (After-School Program)
A Chance Of…, 2016

(Youth Justice Program)
Marguerite Hemmings – Saturday Program
Marguerite Hemmings was born in Jamaica and raised in New Jersey. She currently works as a choreographer, dancer, and teacher in NY and its surrounding areas specializing in hip hop and new school dancehall/reggae with elements of modern and West African. Marguerite’s style tries to capture the dynamics and essence of improvisation through choreography. Her recent projects include a choreographed solo I’m Not the Only One performed in September 2010 in Montreal for an artist’s album release; Lemme Talk To You performed at Harlem Stage’s E-Moves April 2010; a solo Don’t Explain in a theater production of “For Colored Girls…” in April 2010, Bam Bam, showcased at the January 2010 Highline Ballroom, Sybarite Love is Love Showcase; and What is Love., showcased at the April 2009 DTW RAW DanceFest studio showing. Marguerite joined The Possibility Project in February 2011.
Possibility Project Productions:
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
The Writers’ Block, 2012
Home Free, 2013
Versus, 2014
In Theory, 2015

Rozz Nash – After School Program
Rozz Nash (a San Francisco native) has been in the NYC mix for over a decade and continues to churn out innovative and exciting work in the realms of the performing arts, education, and activism. She has been a musician for over 13 years touring the world with bands such as Groove Collective, DJ Towatei, and her own band Red Lotus which recently completed a 30-city European tour. Over the years she has appeared in various commercials, radio spots, and major print ad campaigns. Rozz also co-founded WERISE, a women’s artist organization that empowers women to take charge of their artistic careers and to develop their business acumen. Her latest non-profit venture is a political organization based in New York called the NYC Lucy Stoners, which was created to encourage single women ages 18-35 to get involved in the political sphere and register to vote. Rozz is a dedicated teaching artist as well, and has facilitated performing arts residencies in over fifty NYC public schools. Rozz has worked for Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) for over ten years teaching in various areas including dance, drama, music, and literacy programs. She is a trained professional dancer with over 27 years of experience. Rozz is also a very accomplished musical theater and acting director having produced over 25 musicals and plays. Rozz has choreographed nine The Possibility Project productions, and has been with the organization since 2003.
Possibility Project Productions:
Cracks in the Concrete Canvas, 2003
ReVisions, 2004
AlieNation, 2005
RIP Revolution in Progress, 2006
UniversAll, 2007
What’s the Story, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014

Assistant Artistic Directors

Charlene Adams – Foster Care Program (Possibility Project Alumni)
Promised, 2013
Take it from the Top, 2014

Nehprii Amenii – Youth Justice Program
A Chance Of…, 2016

Meagan Baca – Saturday Program
The Writers’ Block, 2012
Home Free, 2013

Niquana Clark – Foster Care Program
Borderline, 2015
Step One, 2015

Rachel Cole – Saturday Program
Face It, 2010

Desiree De Cahlo – Saturday Program
The Writers’ Block, 2012

Michael Dew – Foster Care Program (Possibility Project Alumni)
Promised, 2013

Rachel Firestone – After-School Program
Off the Record, 2013

Alex Hartline – After-School Program
Uproute, 2014

Alana Hartman – After-School Program
Run That Back, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012

Aaron Kliner – Saturday Program
Home Free, 2013

Rocio Lopez – Saturday Program
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

David Mila – Saturday Program
Versus, 2014
In Theory, 2015
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Aditi Rao – Saturday Program
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Dyvonne Santillan – After-School Program (Possibility Project Alumni)
Here and There, 2010
Run that Back, 2011

Ric Serrano III – After-School Program
Run that Back, 2011

Jean Tejeda – Saturday Program (Possibility Project Alumni)
Versus, 2014

Caley Vickerman – Saturday Program
Dream This, 2008
Off the Page, 2009

Caitlin Wood – After-School Program
Uproute, 2014

Technical Theater Specialists

Adam Bach – Sound Engineer
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Dylan Carrow – Sound Engineer
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Here and There, 2009
Face It, 2010
Know+How=, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
This is Live, 2013
Off the Record, 2013

Raymond Colon – Assistant Stage Manager
Read a profile of Ray
What’s the Story, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
The Next and Last Stop is…, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Know+How=, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012
The Writers’ Block, 2012
This is Live, 2013
Home Free, 2013
Off the Record, 2013
Versus, 2014
Take it from the Top, 2014
Step One, 2015
In Theory, 2015
A Chance Of…, 2016
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

David Corsello – Sound Designer
Visiting Ours, 2012

Caitlin Davies – Assistant Stage Manager
Uproute,2014

Sarah Duncan – Assistant Stage Manager
Promised, 2013
Versus, 2014

Alison Kozin – Stage Manager
Cracks in the Concrete Canvas, 2003
ReVisions, 2004
AlieNation, 2005
RIP Revolution in Progress, 2006
Dream This, 2008
Off the Page, 2009
Run that Back, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012
The Writers’ Block, 2012
Home Free, 2013
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Versus, 2014
In Theory, 2015
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

John Eckert – Board Operator
Visiting Ours, 2012

Yaquarra Greene – Assistant Stage Manager
A Chance Of…, 2016
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Sarah Haber – Assistant Stage Manager
Off the Record, 2013

Ryan Hall – Sound Design and Operator
Promised, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Versus, 2014
Take it from the Top, 2014
Step One, 2015
In Theory, 2015
A Chance Of…, 2016
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Alana Hartman – Assistant Stage Manager
Know+How=, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
This is Live, 2013

Molly Kaufhold – Stage Manager
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Gregory Kostroff – Sound Engineer
UniversAll, 2007
Dream This, 2008
Off the Page, 2009

Jenna Lazar – Board Operator
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Randy Lopez – Assistant Stage Manager
Step One, 2015
In Theory, 2015
Borderline, 2015
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Andrea Martin – Stage Manager
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Know+How=, 2010
A Place for the Night, 2011
This is Live, 2013
Promised, 2013
Take it from the Top, 2014
Step One, 2015
Borderline, 2015
A Chance Of…, 2016

James O’Connell – Technical Assistant
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Here and There, 2010

Erica Ortiz – Assistant Stage Manager (Possibility Project Alumni)
Visiting Ours, 2012
The Writers’ Block, 2012

Lillian Osei-Boateng – Assistant Stage Manager (Possibility Project Alumni)
What’s the Story, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
The Next and Last Stop is…, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010

Claribelle Pagan – Assistant Stage Manager (Possibility Project Alumni)
Take it from the Top, 2014
Borderline, 2015

Mark Parenti – Sound Engineer
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Here and There, 2010

Matthew Patrick – Stagehand / Follow Spot
Know+How=, 2010

Sean Perry – Lighting Designer
Cracks in the Concrete Canvas, 2003
ReVisions, 2004
AlieNation, 2005
RIP Revolution in Progress, 2006
UniversAll, 2007
What’s the Story, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
The Next and Last Stop is…, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Know+How=, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012
The Writers’ Block, 2012
This is Live, 2013
Home Free, 2013
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Versus, 2014
Take it from the Top, 2014
Borderline, 2015
Step One, 2015
In Theory, 2015
A Chance Of…, 2016
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Abraham Smith – Assistant Stage Manager (Possibility Project Alumni)
Uproute, 2014

Daniel Spitaliere – Sound Engineer
Run that Back, 2011

Matthew Wilson – Sound Designer
Borderline, 2015

Jake Witlen – Stage Manager
UniversAll, 2007
What’s the Story, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010

Artistic Volunteers

Bill Bowers – Mime and Movement
Visit Bill’s website
ReVisions, 2004
UniversAll, 2007
Dream This, 2008
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010

Run that Back, 2011

Karen Goldfarb (Possibility Project Alumni)
Know+How=, 2010

Mariam Habib
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Alana Hartman
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012

Aaron Kliner
Read a profile of Aaron
Dream This, 2008
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Know+How=, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
The Writers’ Block, 2012
Home Free, 2013
Versus,2014

Matt Maher
Read a profile of Matt
Under the Lights, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Off the Page, 2009
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Run that Back, 2011
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014

April Nickell
Home Free, 2013

Angela Santillo
A Place for the Night, 2011
This is Live, 2013
Off the Record, 2013
Uproute, 2014

Whitney Snow
Versus, 2014

Caley Vickerman
Face It, 2010
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011

Robert White
The Writer’s Block, 2012

Photography, Videography, and Video Editing

Marieve Amy – Video Editing
– “Acting for Peace” Promotional Video
– Opening video for live performances
The Writer’s Block, 2012
This is Live, 2013
Off the Record, 2013
Home Free, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Versus, 2014

Destimona Anokye – Videography
(Possibility Project Alumni)
Under the Lights, 2008
Face It, 2009
Here and There, 2010

Michael Berland – Videography and Editing
(Possibility Project Alumni)
Off the Page, 2009
The Next and Last Stop Is, 2009

Rocio Lopez – Editing
Run that Back, 2011
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
Community Action: Teen Suicide Flash Mob, 2010

Nicholas Marulanda – Editing (intern)
Community Action: Gun Violence, 2011
Community Action: Self Image, 2011

Dana Maxon – Photographer
Visit Dana’s website
Run that Back, 2011
Visiting Ours, 2012
The Writers’ Block, 2012
Off the Recrod (Rehearsal), 2013

Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza – Videography
Visit Juan Carlos’ profile
Know+How=, 2010

Lamar Shambley – Editing
Community Action: Safe Sex Flash Mob, 2011

Abraham Smith – Photographer (Possibility Project Alumni)
Borderline, 2015
A Chance Of…, 2016
Live. Record. Repeat?, 2016

Christopher Smith – Photographer
ReVisions, 2004
AlieNation, 2005
RIP Revolution in Progress, 2006
UniversAll, 2007
What’s the Story, 2008
Dream This, 2008
Under the Lights, 2009
Off the Page, 2009
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010
Know+How=, 2010
Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
A Place for the Night, 2011
This is Live, 2013
Home Free, 2013
Uproute, 2014
Versus, 2014

John Vitagliano – Video Editing
Visit John’s website
Here and There, 2010
Face It, 2010


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