Cory Tamler is a playwright, director and theatermaker with a degree in physics and philosophy. Her plays have been produced in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Troy NY, Augsburg, Germany, and, most recently, in Scarborough, ME, where she was the playwright for Open Waters Theater Arts‘ Farms & Fables, a community-based theater project conceived by director Jennie Hahn that put farmers and farm workers onstage alongside professional actors in a play about the future of agriculture. She was a 2010/2011 Fulbright Scholar to Berlin and a guest blogger at the 2011 Theatertreffen, Germany’s biggest theater festival. Cory currently lives in Brooklyn but travels often. She spent September in Belgrade on a CEC ArtsLink Project grant to create a site-transformative performance piece in collaboration with Christina Kruise and Serbian theater artists as part of Unlisted.
Christina Kruise is an actress, producer and theatre maker. She has worked primarily in Pittsburgh, New York, and Germany. While in New York, she served as the Assistant Company Manager for Colin Quinn Long Story Short (Broadway, directed by Jerry Seinfeld), Event Coordinator for the CAP21 2011 Spring Gala (honoring Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt), and assistant producer/performer in The BT Party. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in both Theatre Arts and Urban Studies, and attended the Scuola de Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy. Currently, she is completing a Master’s Degree in International Performance Research at the University of the Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and the University of Warwick in England. Her interests include issues related to inclusion/exclusion and the community, and social responsibility, efficacy and activism in the arts. She doesn’t tweet, but she does chat.
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Patrick Berger is a theatre-maker, art-educator, art-activist, art-enthusiast, youth theatre entusiast, world-traveler, thinker, blogger and twitter-fanatic. He received his B.A. in Theatre (and Chemistry) from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked as an artist and art-educator in Italy, Mongolia and throughout the US. He currently works at the Theatre Development Fund in NYC as an education associate and the associate editor of their teen theatre magazine, PxP. He helped to found and currently sits on the steering committee of YEA (Young Educators in the Arts), and is an active committee member of the NYC AIE Roundtable. He is especially interested in the intersection of technology and theatre, community involvement in theatre(s), youth-oriented outreach, education and programming, and continuing to keep the magic of theatre alive in the lives of all.
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