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Julie Geisler

Julie Geisler splits her time between Manhattan, and a small town in the Catskills, with her husband Philip Milio.  She

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Corinne Proctor

Corinne studied theatre at Ithaca College where she was a founding member of IC Teatro a Spanish language theatre group.

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Shawn Chang

As a collaborative pianist, Shawn Chang has worked with the Bronx Opera, and Garden State Opera. As a composer his

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Aya Aziz

Aya Aziz is a songwriter and performance artist based between New York and Beirut, Lebanon. Aya wrote and performed her first

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Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko, the 2016 NYC Youth Poet Laureate, is a Writer, Performer and Musician who has been featured in venues

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Ali Andre Ali

Ali Andre Ali is a New York based actor writer and musician. A graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU, Ali has

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Barbara Allen

“Normal” is for other people. The more Barbara Allen fought to be normal, the harder life laughed at her. And

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Raquel Almazan

Raquel Almazan is an actor, writer, director in theatre/film/television productions. Her eclectic career as artist-activist spans original multi-media solo performances,

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Mia Y. Anderson

A working artistic New York professional who was born in the Republic of Brooklyn. A woman of faith, published writer,

Eric Aviles
Eric Aviles

Eric Aviles is an actor, writer, and teaching artist and activist residing in NYC.  Eric recently completed a California tour

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Jessica Barnhill

Jessica Barnhill is a New York based director, stage manager, and producer. She is the Associate Producer of Poetic Theater

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Beatur

Beatur is a professional entertainer. Working as a music producer, musical director, actor, Dj, a comedian and a member of various bands. He has worked with a

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Ori Bensimhon

With Poetic Theater Productions: Production Manager for Poetic License 2012, Poetic License 2014 and Poetic License 2015 Production Manager for Goliath Production Manager for

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Mickey Bolmer

Mickey Bolmer is a New York City playwright, now living in California.  He has written ten plays, has had two

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Mahogany L. Browne

The Cave Canem, Poets House & Serenbe Focus fellow is the author of several books including Dear Twitter: Love Letters

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Gabby Bruno

Upon graduating from Chapman University, Gabriella moved to Brooklyn to pursue her career in dance. She has been dancing professionally

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Chad Chenail

CHAD CHENAIL is a graduate of Pace University and freelance director based in Jersey City. He is also the cofounder

Xandra Clark
Xandra Clark

  With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in Conscious Language 2014 & 2015, Mickey Bolmer’s BACK and Love Redefined. Upcoming: Judson Arts Wednesdays’

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Everett Cox

Everett Cox served in the U. S. Army from 1966-1969.  He served in Vietnam in 1969 with the 245th Surveillance

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Samantha Cooper

Samantha is honored to be a part of the Poetic Theater family. With PTP: Goliath (Culture Project, Wild Project, CA

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Taro Vestøl Cooper

Taro Vestøl Cooper is an actor and a spoken word artist. He graduated from Nordic Black Xpress Acting School in

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Darian Dauchan

DARIAN DAUCHAN is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and

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Dontonio Demarco

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in GOLIATH Assistant Director & Line Producer for Underground Actor in “Presents…” development series Actor in Love

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Maurice Decaul

MAURICE EMERSON DECAUL, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New

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Natalia Duong

  With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in GOLIATH Actress and Choreographer in “Presents…” development series Actress in Love Redefined Playwright & Director

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Edgar Eguia

EDGAR EGUIA is a NY-based actor.  He has affiliations with The Flea Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company as well as

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Karen Eilbacher

Karen Eilbacher played the original role of Kia Clark in Chisa Hutchinson’s SHE LIKE GIRLS (GLAAD Awards, Outstanding NY Theatre:

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Dominique Fishback

Dominique is a TV, Film, Stage actress and Poet from Brooklyn, East NY. Selected TV credits: HBO’s “Show me a

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Zoë Flowers

Zoë Flowers is an author, poet, actress, Reiki Master and seasoned domestic violence expert. Zoë teaches poetry and theatre at

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Fun

I go by the name of Fun in which everyone would agree fits perfectly for me. I love to smile

Fernando García
Fernando García

Fernando García is a drummer, percussionist, and composer well versed in a wide variety of musical styles. Born in San

Keelay Gipson
Keelay Gipson

Keelay Gipson is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an actor, filmmaker, director and award-winning playwright.  His play What I Tell

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Ebony Noelle Golden

Ebony Golden is a Houston, TX native now living in the South Bronx. Ebony is an accomplished performance artist, poet,

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Anna Gothard

Anna is a performer, musician, teacher and a half of folk-pop duo, Anna/Kate. Anna has performed widely in music venues

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Chelsea Gregory

Chelsea Gregory is a community-engaged dance theater artist, writer, educator and cultural organizer originally from Atlanta, GA. She was recently part of the touring

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Craig ‘muMs’ Grant

Craig muMs Grant is an American Playwright, Poet and Actor best known for playing Poet on the HBO hit show

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Zuleyma Guevara

Ms. Guevara is a huge fan of Raquel Almazan’s work and honored to be collaborating on this production of La

Sentell Harper
Sentell Harper

Sentell Harper recently had his one man show Seek and Ye Shall Find premiere in New York City in the

Brigitte Harris
Brigitte Harris

Brigitte is currently an apprentice carpenter with the NYC District Council of Carpenter’s but studied to be an actress in

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Kenneth Heaton

Kenneth Heaton appeared as Paul in Poetic Theater Productions’ award-winning Goliath at The Wild Project and in the 2014 West

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Joanna Hoffman

Joanna Hoffman (www.joannahoffman.com) is a spoken word poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY who uses poetry to demonstrate

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Eboni Hogan

Eboni Hogan is a Brooklyn-based poet, playwright, screenwriter, actress and arts educator. She studied theater at NYU’s Tisch School of

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Joell Jackson

Joell Jackson has performed with the off Broadway show STOMP on tour and in New York for five years. Immediately

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Ryan F Johnson

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in Underground Actor in “Shatter the Sky” in Poetic License 2013 Actor in Conscious Language 2014

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Jeremy Karafin

Jeremy Karafin founded Poetic Theater Productions in February 2010, and as artistic director produced over 100 productions, showcases, gallery shows

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Abena Koomson

Abena Koomson is a Harlem- based performer, educator and wordsmith. She is bandleader and composer for Abena Koomson’s Blacksmith Orchestra (AKBO), and a featured

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Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, most recently, Last Seen (University of Wisconsin Press),

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Sam LaRoche

Sam LaRoche is a spoken word poet and rap artist out of Brooklyn. In college Sam was signed to an

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Sharifa Linton

Sharifa Linton is born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Her love for dancing started at the age of 3 and

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Sarah Livant

Sarah Livant is a native Alabamian. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and began stage managing in New York City upon

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Kid Lucky

Kid Lucky is a hip hop vocalist who specializes in beatboxing, floetry and scatting. Since 1996 Kid Lucky has been

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Camillo Mac Bica

Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and ethics at the School of Visual Arts in New York

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Alex Mallory

Alex Mallory is a theatrical director and creative leader in New York. She recently directed Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris

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John D. Manley

Major John D. Manley, US Marine Corps Reserve (retired) is an Army civilian currently serving as the Director, US Army

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Safiya Martinez

Safiya Martinez is a performer, writer and educator. She is an alumni of the New York Teaching Fellows program and

Jazzy Mason
Jazzy Mason

Jazzy is an advocate, actress, and entrepreneur.  She is currently affiliated with the women in prison projects reconnect leadership and

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Chantal Maurice

Chantal has been blessed to work in a variety of acting mediums including Theatre, Film, TV, Industrials and Commercials. In

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Edward McWilliams

With Poetic Theater Productions: Poet and Performer for Love Redefined, March ForWord and Uncharted Graphic Design for One Brave Thing

John Meyer
John M. Meyer

John M. Meyer is an artist studying at the University of Texas at Austin. His work as a playwright-performer has been

Philip Milio
Philip Milio

Philip Milio has pursued the art of photography since graduating high school. His skills progressed working for the Dept. of

Patrice Miller
Patrice Miller

Patrice Miller is a director-choreographer and writer currently directing Mad Jenny’s Love und Greed in residence at Pangea. Her work

Charan P. Morris
Charan P. Morris

Charan P. Morris is a New York based poet/educator. A 2011-12 LAMBDA Literary Foundation Fellow, recipient of the Archie D.

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Jevon Nicholson

Jevon is a New York based actor, lover and hugger. Born in Harlem, raised in Brooklyn,  He received his acting

Peter Molin
Peter Molin

Peter Molin is a retired US Army infantry officer who served in the 2nd Infantry, 10th Mountain, and 82nd Airborne

Nancy Elkin Nygard
Nancy Elkin Nygard

Born in the Bronx, raised in Jersey.   Before marrying my Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and way before becoming a

Autumn Oftedal
Autumn Oftedal

Autumn Oftedal is from Yakima, WA and graduated cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. She

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Vinny Eden Ortega

Vinny Eden Ortega is a New York City based director/writer/actor. Acting credits include No Entiendo (Pace School of Performing Arts), Gathering Sparks (Theatre Row),

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Monique Paige

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in GOLIATH Actress in “Presents…” development series  

David J. Palmer
David J. Palmer

David J. Palmer is an award-winning lighting & video/projection designer based in New York City. Recent Designs: Oso Fabuloso: A

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Jenny Pacanowski

Jenny Pacanowski is a poet/combat veteran/public speaker/writing workshop facilitator. She travels around the country facilitating writing workshops for veterans. Jenny’s

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Sherri Pullum

Sherri Pullum is a versatile actress with stage, independent film and television credits. She has received positive reviews for her

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Danielle Puretz

Danielle Puretz comes to Poetic Theater Productions by way of the John Gardner Fellowship. She works as the company’s Artistic Associate.

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Wade Ray

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in “Presents” development series Actor in Underground Actor in Love Redefined 2012 & 2013 Actor in “Untitled”

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Yadira de la Riva

Yadira De La Riva is an artist/educator from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. She graduated from the University

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Takeo Rivera

With Poetic Theater Productions: Playwright of GOLIATH Playwright of The Will to Knowledge in Poetic License 2013

Caroline Rothstein
Caroline Rothstein

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning writer and performer. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, and facilitating workshops at colleges, schools,

Elise Santora
Elise Santora

Recently appeared in the pre-Broadway run of Gotta Dance directed by Jerry Mitchell. Broadway credits: In The Heights with Lin-Manuel

Jay Santiago
Jay Santiago

Theatre and Acting has been my passion since my childhood in my native Puerto Rico, appearing in Telemundo’s Noche De

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Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders

Alyssa “Lady Logic” Saunders is a 19 year old poet emcee from Brooklyn. With Hip hop and blues as her native tongue,

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Sofía Snow

Sofía is a Boston-raised performance artist, educator, and community organizer. Her work has been featured in a range of literary publications,

Katelyn Sheehan
Katelyn Sheehan

Katelyn Sheehan spent 4 years active duty in the US Air Force repeatedly deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After

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Mshi Siyhanda

An Atlanta native who is currently residing in New York, Mshi Siyhanda majored in African American Studies at Georgia State University

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Monica Steuer

Latest credits include: Muses (Fringe Festival, NYC); The Vagina Monologues (Peekskill, NY); The House Of The Spirits (Gala Theater, Washington

Sheila Tapia
Sheila Tapia

Off-Broadway: CQ/CX (Atlantic Theater Co.), La Ruta (The Working Theater), ReEntry (Urban Stages), Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue (Culture Project/P73), Welcome

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Keomi Tarver

San Diego native, and Brooklyn transplant, Keomi Tarver is a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. She began training at

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Candace Tabbs

Dancer, Choreographer and Fitness Professional, Candace earned her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior and minored in Dance at Barnard College.

Mei Ann Teo
Mei Ann Teo

Mei Ann Teo is a theatre/film maker whose work has toured globally, including Belgium’s Festival de Liege (Lyrics From Lockdown,

Colby Thompson
Colby Thompson

Colby is a 62 year old prison reform activist, re-entry advocate. She is a speaker and is writing her first

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Temesgen Tocruray

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in: Underground; Shatter the Sky in Poetic License 2013; Love, Redefined 2013 & 2014; Conscious Language

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Colista K. Turner

Colista K. Turner is a New York based actress, performer, teacher and social advocate. With Poetic Theatre Productions: Actor in

Nicole Ventura
Nicole Ventura

Nicole Ventura is an actor and kickboxer from New Jersey. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with a number

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Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas, an NYC actor, played Benito Mussolini in the Emmy-nominated miniseries The World Wars (History Channel ’14) and has

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Teniece Divya Johnson

Teniece Divya Johnson is an activist, capricorn, stunt performer, henna artist and student of life. A MFA graduate of the

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Steph Walker

Steph was born and raised in NYC. A lover of many genres of music, Steph has trained in technique and

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Vesta Walker

Vesta Walker hails from a family of artists and performers. Inspired by her family’s artistry, Vesta developed into a skilled

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Adam Wennick

Adam Wennick is a voiceover artist, actor, and producer.  With Poetic Theater Productions, he has produced Poetic License 2015, Conscious

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Lauren Whitehead

Lauren Whitehead is a writer, performer and MFA recipient in Dramaturgy (Columbia University). Recent performances include a workshop of We

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Andrew Willis-Woodward

Andrew Willis-Woodward is a New York based director, actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, dialect coach, writer, and deviser. He is a

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Kat Yen

Kat Yen is the Co-Artistic Director and Resident Director of Spookfish Theatre Company. Recent NYC productions she directed and set

Jennifer McGrath

With Poetic Theater Productions: Director of Death Boogie in Poetic License 2012 Director of Obamatry in Poetic License 2013 Director of The History

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