Maya Carter

Maya Carter is an activist, interdisciplinary performer and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  She is committed to exploring diverse and

October 30, 2017
Ali Andre Ali

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

February 15, 2016
Barbara Allen

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

February 15, 2016
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,

February 15, 2016
Mia Y. Anderson

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

February 13, 2016
Eric Aviles

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

February 5, 2016
Aya Aziz

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

February 1, 2016
Jessica Barnhill

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

January 26, 2016
Jan Barry

Jan Barry is an award-winning journalist and poet whose books include A Citizen’s Guide to Grassroots Campaigns, Life after War

January 26, 2016
Beatur

Beatur is an entertainer working as a music producer, musical director, actor, DJ, comedian and as a member of various

January 22, 2016
Jerri Bell

Jerri Bell is the Managing Editor for O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project. She retired from the

January 22, 2016
Ori Bensimhon

With Poetic Theater Productions: Production Manager for Poetic License 2012, Poetic License 2014, Poetic License 2015: Subconscious, Poetic License 2016: A Kind of Now,

January 22, 2016
Mickey Bolmer

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

January 12, 2016
Mario C. Brown

Originally from Brooklyn, Mario began acting in 2013. Since then he’s been seen in “Blues for Mister Charlie”, “Ring Round

January 9, 2016
Mahogany L. Browne

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

January 9, 2016
Gabriella Bruno

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

January 9, 2016
Adrienne Brammer

Adrienne Brammer is a 14-year Air Force veteran who worked as a broadcast journalist and combat videographer. She’s been assigned

January 9, 2016
Matthew Thomas Burda

Matthew Thomas Burda is an Actor and Producer.  Theater Producer credits include Comfort Women: A New Musical (Off-Broadway, Summer ’15),

January 6, 2016
Pam Campos-Palma

Pam Campos-Palma is an impactful political strategist, campaigner, and leader serving on the front lines of democracy and change with

December 26, 2015
Chad Chenail

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

December 19, 2015
Shawn Chang

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

December 19, 2015
Xandra Clark

Xandra Clark is an actress, writer, performance-maker, and audio documentary producer based in Brooklyn. She has performed at Dixon Place, The

December 15, 2015
Everett Cox

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

December 12, 2015
Samantha Cooper

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

December 12, 2015
Leah Cooper

Leah Cooper has been directing, producing, and managing in theater for over 30 years. Based in Minneapolis, she has directed

December 12, 2015
Taro Vestol Cooper

Taro Vestøl Cooper is an actor and a spoken word artist. He graduated from Nordic Black Xpress Acting School in 2011.

December 12, 2015
Mateo d’Amato

Mateo d’Amato was born in Providence, R.I. His mother is from Argentina and his father is from New York City.

November 26, 2015
Darian Dauchan

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

November 26, 2015
Dontonio Demarco

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in GOLIATH, GOLIATH was presented in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival where it was nominated for 9 awards

November 22, 2015
Maurice Decaul

Maurice Emerson Decaul, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New

November 22, 2015
Natalia Duong

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in GOLIATH, GOLIATH was presented in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival where it was nominated for 9 awards and

November 6, 2015
Edgar Eguia

Edgar Eguia is a NY-based actor.  He has affiliations with The Flea Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company, and Poetic Theater Productions. 

October 20, 2015
Karen Eilbacher

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

October 18, 2015
Teresa Fazio

Teresa Fazio was a Marine Corps officer from 2002-2006, deploying once to Iraq. Her essays and fiction have been included

September 26, 2015
Dominique Fishback

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

September 18, 2015
Zoë Flowers

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

September 15, 2015
Fun

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

September 6, 2015
Tamara Geisler

Tamara Geisler is an Actor, Producer, Teaching Artist and Associate Director of Yonder Window Theatre Company and Audition Prep Intensive.

August 22, 2015
Julie Geisler

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

August 22, 2015
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

August 18, 2015
Ebony Noelle Golden

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

August 12, 2015
Nicole Goodwin

Nicole Goodwin is a veteran, author,  performance artist, and award-winning poet.  Her book Warcries is a collection of poems inspired

August 12, 2015
Jesse Goolsby

Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin

August 12, 2015
Anna Gothard

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

August 12, 2015
Chelsea Gregory

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

August 9, 2015
Craig ‘muMs’ Grant

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

August 9, 2015
Zuleyma Guevara

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

August 6, 2015
Sean Hagerty

Sean Hagerty is a composer, violinist, and sound designer specializing in music for theater and dance. Previous productions with Poetic

July 26, 2015
Sentell Harper

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

July 26, 2015
Brigitte Harris

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

July 26, 2015
Kenneth Heaton

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

July 22, 2015
Jen Hinst-White

Jen Hinst-White is a fiction writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Common, The Missouri Review, The Southampton

July 18, 2015
Joanna Hoffman

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

July 12, 2015
Eboni Hogan

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

July 12, 2015
Joell Jackson

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

May 26, 2015
Josh Jacobson

Village Orpheus is Josh’s first production with Poetic Theatre Productions. He has appeared in a number of plays and musicals in

May 26, 2015
Teniece Divya Johnson

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

May 12, 2015
Hayley Johnson

Former Military Police Officer in the United States Navy, Hayley Johnson volunteered to serve in the Gulf War and was

May 12, 2015
Ryan F Johnson

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

May 12, 2015
Jeremy Karafin

Jeremy Karafin founded Poetic Theater Productions in February 2010 and, as artistic director, has produced over 160 productions, showcases, gallery

April 26, 2015
Chris King

Chris King is a creative artist in several media and a lifelong friend of J.A. Moad II. He has two

April 18, 2015
Abena Koomson

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

April 12, 2015
Robert Lambert

Robert Lambert is a director, writer, actor, singer and founder of Trampled Rose Productions. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts and currently living

March 26, 2015
Jacqueline Jones LaMon

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

March 26, 2015
Sam LaRoche

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

March 26, 2015
Sandra W. Lee

Sandra W. Lee is an 8-year Army combat veteran in the Special Operations Command, having deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from

March 22, 2015
Sharifa Linton

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

March 18, 2015
Sarah Livant

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

March 18, 2015
Daisy Long

Daisy Long (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer for theater, dance and concerts. Recent credits include: Men on Boats; The Scottsboro Boys (Speakeasy Stage Company,

March 12, 2015
Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy is a composer, lyricist, and author from Annapolis, MD whose work has been heard in New York at

March 12, 2015
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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

March 6, 2015
Camillo Mac Bica

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

February 26, 2015
Alex Mallory

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

February 26, 2015
John D. Manley

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

February 26, 2015
Safiya Martinez Connell

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

February 26, 2015
Jazzy Mason

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

February 26, 2015
Chantal Maurice

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

February 26, 2015
Edward McWilliams

With Poetic Theater Productions: Poet and Performer for Love Redefined 2010, March ForWord and Uncharted Graphic Design for One Brave

February 24, 2015
Sarah N. Mess

Sarah N. Mess’s poetry and art are featured in Warrior Writers’ most recent anthology, titled Warrior Writers. Sarah served in

February 22, 2015
John M. Meyer

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

February 22, 2015
Philip Milio

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

February 18, 2015
Patrice Miller

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

February 18, 2015
Ellen Mischinski

Ellen Mischinski is a stage manager, producer, and theater administrator. She has worked with Poetic Theater Productions as a Producer

February 18, 2015
Peter Molin

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

February 12, 2015
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.

February 12, 2015
J. A. Moad II

J. A. Moad II is a  former Air Force C-130 pilot with over 3000 flight hours and more than 100

February 12, 2015
Olivia Nice

Olivia Nice first worked with Poetic Theater Productions playing Cookie Mueller in Mickey Bolmer’s BACK Back: A Tragedy Party. Other

January 18, 2015
Jevon Nicholson

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

January 18, 2015
Nkosi Nkululeko

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

January 16, 2015
Nancy Elkin Nygard

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

January 2, 2015
Autumn Oftedal

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

December 21, 2014
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),

December 9, 2014
Monique Paige

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actress in GOLIATH in the Planet Connections Festival where Monique’s outstanding performance earned her a nomination for a festival

November 26, 2014
David J. Palmer

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

November 26, 2014
Catherine Parnell

Catherine Parnell, Senior Associate Editor for Consequence Magazine, is an independent consultant as well as an instructor at Grub Street

November 26, 2014
Jenny Pacanowski

Jenny Pacanowski is a poet/combat veteran/facilitator/public speaker/actor/curator. In the Army while deployed to Iraq, Jenny was a combat medic and

November 26, 2014
Drew Pham

Drew Pham is a Brooklyn-based writer and contributing editor at The Wrath Bearing Tree. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan

November 19, 2014
Corinne Proctor

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

November 9, 2014
Sherri Pullum

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

November 6, 2014
Danielle Puretz

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

November 6, 2014
Wade Ray

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

September 26, 2014
Lisa Renkel

Lisa graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2015 and has since been working as

September 22, 2014
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

September 18, 2014
Takeo Rivera

With Poetic Theater Productions: Playwright of GOLIATH, GOLIATH was presented in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival where it was nominated for

September 18, 2014
Caroline Rothstein

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

September 12, 2014
Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts has directed multiple pieces by Mickey Bolmer with Poetic Theater Productions. Recent directing credits include: The Tempest (Ophelia Theater

September 12, 2014
Elise Santora

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

August 26, 2014
Jay Santiago

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

August 26, 2014
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

August 26, 2014
Tony Schwalm

Tony Schwalm is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Special Forces (a.k.a. the Green Berets). A veteran of

August 24, 2014
Katelyn Sheehan

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

August 19, 2014
Mshi Siyhanda

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

August 18, 2014
Sofía Snow

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

August 13, 2014
Monica Steuer

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

August 7, 2014
James P. Stanton

Col. (USAF, Ret.) James P. Stanton is a 2014 graduate of the Hunter College Department of Theatre’s Master of Arts.

August 7, 2014
Sokunthary Svay

Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of

August 5, 2014
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

July 26, 2014
Keomi Tarver

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

July 26, 2014
Candace Tabbs

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

July 26, 2014
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,

July 22, 2014
Colby Thompson

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

July 19, 2014
Temesgen Tocruray

With Poetic Theater Productions: Actor in: Underground Actor in reading of Shatter the Sky in Poetic License 2013 Actor in Love, Redefined

July 12, 2014
Becca Travis

As a multidisciplinary artist working out of Brooklyn, Becca constantly has her hands in a different project. She fluctuates between

July 9, 2014
Colista K. Turner

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

July 6, 2014
Nicole Ventura

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

May 21, 2014
Nabil Viñas

Nabil Viñas is an award-winning actor born, raised, and based in NYC. He’ll appear at the 55th New York Film

May 18, 2014
Steph Walker

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

April 26, 2014
Vesta Walker

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

April 26, 2014
Brendan Walsh

Brendan Ryan Walsh was honorably discharged from the U.S.M.C. and came home to N.Y. to pursue his love for theatre.

April 26, 2014
Catherine Weingarten

Catherine Weingarten is a NYC based playwright and a recent graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Ohio University, studying

April 22, 2014
Adam Wennick

Adam Wennick is an actor specializing in voiceover and a producer.  Select Voiceover credits: Nicktoons’ Yu-Gi-Oh, commercials for Fanta, Death

April 22, 2014
Lauren Whitehead

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

April 19, 2014
Andrew Willis-Woodward

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

April 18, 2014
Donte Wright Da Storyteller

Donte Wright Da Storyteller is a Desert Storm veteran. He is a member of “Warrior Writers NYC,” and has been

April 9, 2014
Kryssy Wright

Kryssy Wright is a lighting designer in Brooklyn. Since relocating to Brooklyn she has designed and built sets, designed and

April 9, 2014
Stephan Wolfert

Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA, (AEA, SAG) (US Army, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer) Stephan left a career in the military

March 12, 2014
Kat Yen

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

February 22, 2014
Donna Zephrine

Donna was born in Harlem New York and grew up in Bay Shore, Long island.  She went to Brentwood High

January 22, 2014
Fernando García

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

August 26, 2013
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

January 4, 2013
Kate Foster

With Poetic Theater Productions: Writer in “Presents…” development series Playwright, Vocalist and Actress in How to Stay in Poetic License 2013 Poet

January 4, 2013
Brad Peterson

With Poetic Theater Productions: Lighting Design for Love Redefined 2010 and Love Redefined 2014 Lighting Design for March ForWord 2010

January 2, 2013
Elliott D. Smith

With Poetic Theater Productions: Poet in March ForWord 2010 Poet and Actor in Filial Therapy in Culture Project’s Women Center

January 1, 2013
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