Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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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

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.
- Off the Record, 2013
- Uproute, 2014

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. This is his first year working with The Possibility Project.
- Promised, 2014

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.
- Know+How=, 2010
- Know How (film), 2011
- A Place for the Night, 2011
- This is Live, 2013
- Promised, 2014

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.
- Ready, Set… Show!, 2011
- The Writers’ Block, 2012
- Home Free, 2013
- Versus, 2014

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.

- 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

Meagan Baca – Saturday Program
Read a profile of Meagan
- The Writers’ Block, 2012
- Home Free, 2013

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

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

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

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

David Corsello – Sound Designer
- Visiting Ours, 2012

Caitlin Davies – Assistant Stage Manager
- Uproute,2014

Sarah Duncan – Assistant Stage Manager
- Promised, 2013

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

John Eckert – Board Operator
- Visiting Ours, 2012

Sarah Haber – Assistant Stage Manager
- Off the Record, 2013

Ryan Hall – Sound Design and Operator
- Promised, 2013
- Uproute, 2014
- Versus, 2014

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

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, 2014

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

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

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

Daniel Spitaliere – Sound Engineer
- Run that Back, 2011

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

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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