Jennifer's work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. Her play, The Nether, won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, premiered with Center Theatre Group, and was produced by The Royal Court Theatre in London (transferring to the West End, Duke of York's Theatre), MCC in New York, across the US and internationally (translated into eight languages). Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville 2008 Humana Festival and continues to see productions nation-wide. Jennifer's plays have been developed and presented at the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Lark Play Development Center, PlayPenn Playwrights Conference, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the Page 73 Productions Summer Residency at Yale, among other venues. She is a former fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. She has written on Netflix's Hemlock Grove and Mindhunter. Her work is published by Samuel French. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles, where she founded a network of writers called the Playwrights Union. jenniferhaley.com Ctrl-Alt
In 2017, Jared won a OBIE and a Lucille Lortel Award for Projection Design for VIETGONE, produced off-broadway with Manhattan Theater Club. Jared received his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College. He is currently on faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, where he leads the projection design track in the MFA Design program. He is a resident artist at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in DC and has directed and/or designed at theaters across the U.S. and in Europe including designing for Big Art Group and their productions of The People (San Francisco CA), The Sleep (Berlin, Germany, and NYC), Cityrama (Torino, Italy), SOS (NYC, Vienna Festival). He has worked for The Builders Association (Jet Lag), Rob Roth (Screen Test) and UTC #61 (Hiroshima: Crucible of Light, Velvet Oratorio, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), 3Legged Dog (Downtown Loop). Regionally, Jared has also worked at Arena Stage, Studio Theater, Theater J, Centerstage Baltimore, Olney Theater, Everyman Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, South Coast Rep, and The Wilma. jaredmezzocchi.com
Derek is a theatrical designer and practitioner of interactive entertainment based out of Los Angeles, CA. Using art and technology as a lens to share narrative, they bring a toolset of lighting, projection, and video game design to theatrical shows, themed entertainment, games, music videos, and other experiences. Derek currently serves as the Transmedia Consultant to Emerson Stage at Emerson College, helping them adapt their shows for the 2020-2021 season in innovative new ways to live broadcast audiences. Recent credits include broadcast design for Men on Boats (Emerson Stage), projection design for Father Comes Home From the Wars, Guarded, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (USC SDA), lighting design for Seven (Atwater Village Theatre), projection and sound design for Anne, A New Play (Museum of Tolerance), lighting design for The Brothers Size and The Minotaur (LATC), co-devising and projections design for URL vs IRL (Andy's Summer Playhouse), and lighting design for Fun Home (Bovard Auditorium). You can find their work as dpurpurea studio with design partner Ruby O'Brien at dpurpurea.studio
Matt [He, Her, They] is the Executive Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, CA, where he has directed the 20th Anniversary Production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (San Diego Critics Circle nomination: Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Musical Revival), the World Premiere of Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald’s musical The Loneliest Girl in the World (Best of 2018, San Diego Union Tribune), Georgette Kelly’s Ballast (Winner, 2017 Outstanding New Play, San Diego Critics Circle Award), the San Diego Premiere of Bash Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex (Best of 2016, San Diego Union Tribune), and the West Coast Premieres of Jordan Harrison’s Amazons and Their Men, and Christopher Shinn’s Now Or Later. Matt recently directed Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine with The Old Globe/USD MFA program. Prior to joining Diversionary Theatre, Matt was the Associate Artistic Director of City Theatre Company, where he directed the Regional Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Charles Ives Take Me Home, the World Premiere of Tami Dixon’s South Side Stories (Pittsburgh Post Gazette & Tribune Review’s Top Ten of 2012), and Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still.
Matt was a Creative Catalyst Fellow with The San Diego Foundation and La Jolla Playhouse. He has developed new work with The Sundance Theatre Institute, The Old Globe, The Banff Centre, Center Theatre Group, American Conservatory Theater, Lincoln Center, PlayPenn, and Page 73 Productions in residence at the Yale School of Drama. Matt is currently adjunct at UCSD's Graduate Theatre Directing program. He served as The John Wells Professor of Directing at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama (Graduate & Undergraduate Directing programs), and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. He holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. mattmmorrow.com
Sibyl’s designs have graced stages across the country at Theatre for a New Audience, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company as well as in the Los Angeles area at Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, and the Geffen Playhouse. Various projects have included art installations at Los Angeles art galleries and unique productions such as Eric Idle’s ‘What About Dick?’ and, the Encounter dinosaur puppet stage at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Sibyl is also an Associate Professor at USC in the School of Dramatic Arts. sawgirl.com
Hailed as “a songbook for our time,” indie folk producer and songwriter Nathan Leigh's 2012 album A Life In Transit explored the highs and lows of touring life. Splitting his time between the life of a touring musician and a theatre composer, Nathan Leigh has performed in venues across the country, and had his music featured in over 300 plays from South Africa to Greece. With former Super Mirage bandmate Kyle Jarrow, Nathan co-created the musicals Big Money (WTF Boris Segall Fellowship 2008) and The Consequences (World Premiere 2012 at WHAT). Collaborating with Jason Slavick and the Liars and Believers ensemble, Nathan Leigh composed scores for adaptations of Song of Songs and Icarus (NYMF 2013). He is the composer and co-lyricist for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to Romance, Robots and Soul-Crushing Loneliness (NYC Fringe 2015) with book writer Megan Sass. Since 2010, Nathan has worked for AFROPUNK as staff music reviewer and producer for the monthly AFROPUNK Mixtape series. Nathan is a founding member of the Peoples Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, now in its 5th year of radical street theatre and puppetry. His latest full length solo album, Ordinary Eternal Machinery, is due out January 2017. nathanleigh.net