Company & Collaborators
Calvin O Anderson (he/him/they/them) is a lighting/projection designer and production manager. They have a strong pull towards the devised, the radical and the risky, while leaning towards heart and trust. Favorite projects range from dance and theater to live music, opera, cabaret and drag. Career highlights include designing Body As a Site of Faith and Protest (waheedworks/NYC), Late Night Snacks 2019 (Bearded Ladies Cabaret/ Philadelphia) Oscar at the Crown (The Neon Coven/ NYC), Orchid Receipt Service (Mirror/Fire Productions/ NYC), Strings & Serpents (Andy Milne), and Old Man and the Sea (Pittsburgh Playhouse). He is also the Resident Designer and Production Manager for FJK Dance and continues to have the privilege to tour the world over with various projects. Calvin is an educator, mentor and proud member of Wingspace Design Collective and United Scenic Artists Local 829. To see more, visit coandersondesign.com
Megan Campisi (Founding Member) is a co-founder of Gold No Trade and a playwright, novelist, and teacher. Her plays have performed in China, France, and the United States. She has been a forest ranger, sous-chef in Paris, and a physical theater specialist around the world. She attended Yale University and the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. In 2019 she received a Fulbright Specialist award to travel to Turkey and give master classes at Tatbikat Theatre. Her first novel, Sin Eater, received the Debut Crown award from the Historical Writers’ Association in 2021. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Megan lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. www.megancampisi.com
Ya Han Chang has performed in The Subtle Body at nearly every stage of its development and is excited to make her 59E59 Theaters debut. Regional credits include: Ogunquit Playhouse, Lyric Stage, Alhambra, Broadway Palm, Dutch Apple Theater, Secret Theater. www.yahanchang.com
Isabelle Coler is a New York based costume designer. Recent credits include Uncle Vanya (Columbia University), I’m Miserable but Change Scares Me (Brick Theater), The Bachelors and AudioVideo (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop), William Shakespeare’s Mom (Ars Nova), Gentlemen of Kentucky (Dixon Place). Other recent assistant design credits include: Broadway: Machinal (Roundabout); Black Mountain Songs (BAM; New Wave Festival), Off Broadway: I’m Gonna Pray So Hard For You (Atlantic), Billy and Ray (Vineyard), A Winter’s Tale (Public) The Library (Public); Regional: Intimate Apparel (Westport Country Playhouse), Billy Elliot (MUNY) Pygmalion, American Hero (Williamstown). She graduated from Bard College.
Max Dana is a Brooklyn-based performer and mask maker. Initially trained as a playwright at Yale University, Max later studied clowning and physical theater at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and mask design with mask maker Donato Sartori at the Center for Masks and Gestural Structures in Italy. His work as a performer, writer and mask maker has been seen at various international festivals, including the Asia Contemporary Theater Festival, Fusion Festival in Germany, the Prague Fringe, the Edinburgh Fringe, Avignon OFF and La Festival de Primavera in Madrid. He was a co-creator of Attic People’s award-winning comedy Drip and collaborated with the French mask company Bus-a-Trois on Volpone and Balade Nocturne. Other credits include The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, Punch & Judy Redux, Les Freres Corbusier’s Hell House, Eat Shit And Die With The Joneses, Chuck.Chuck.Chuck. and Doesn’t Everybody Do It In Paris? Max recently created masks for NY premiere of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More and Bus-a-Trois’ Au Fin Moka.
Kyle Davies is an actor/director. His work in New York includes the world premiere reading of Howard Emanuel’s Last Supper starring Penny Fuller, Dan Lauria, and Michael Mastro, Survived By… at Theatre for a New City, In the Name of Bob at New Dramatists, and There Goes the Ballgame: The Music of Kander and Ebb at The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama’s. Kyle has also assistant directed a multitude of shows on and off Broadway, including the U.S. National Tour of The Boyfriend directed by Julie Andrews, the critically acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse production of Ragtime directed by Stafford Arima, and the 2004/2005 Emmy Award winning Lincoln Center Live! production of Passion starring Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone, and Audra McDonald. Along with receiving a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University, Kyle attended L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and is also a graduate of their Laboratoire d’Étude du Mouvement.
Jay Dunn Jay Dunn is an actor, director, choreographer and teaching artist. Most recently, he worked as a performer with Simon McBurney on operas Weimar Nightfall at the LA Philharmonic and Die Zauberflote at The Metropolitan opera. He has worked Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally with companies & theaters including The Barbican, Maison de Metallos (Paris, FR) Pig Iron Theatre Company, rainpan43, Atlantic Stage 2, Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe. As a director/choreographer, credits include Music at the Close world premiere at Carnegie Hall, Spoolie Girl Off-Broadway world premiere, Village of Vale world premiere at Lincoln Center Education, and a libretto reading of Rev 23 with White Snake Projects/Beth Morrison Projects. Jay can be seen in feature films Bleeding, The Harbinger, We Go On, Ex-Girlfriends, and as a motion capture performer in Red Dead Redemption 2. Jay is a graduate of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and currently teaches acting, movement and physical comedy in NYC at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase BFA. www.jaydunn.co
Loren Fenton is a New York and Los Angeles based performer interested in collaborations that expand the range of her performance skills. She has crafted roles in traditionally staged plays, narrative and non-narrative experiments on stage and screen, as well as dance/theatre works. Loren co-created and performed in works including: Floating Brothel (2007), Hoi Polloi’s The Less We Talk (2009) and Mile of String’s Elegy for a Vacant Lot (2009). Additional theater credits include: the world premiere of Richard Foreman’s What to Wear (2006), Lysistrata (2007), Twelfth Night (2008), and Ramrods of the Roaring Noughts (2009). Film credits include the dance/films Exhibits (2006) and Yuri and Winnie (2007). She holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard, and received an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007.
Tara Giordano has frequently appeared at Arena Stage (Death of a Salesman, A View From the Bridge, Christmas Carol 1941), Two River Theater (The Underpants, Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Year with Frog and Toad), and Olney Theatre (Is He Dead?, Blithe Spirit, Anna Karenina). Other credits include: New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Stages, Minetta Lane, New York Musical Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, The Kennedy Center, and many others. Her feature film debut, YellowBrickRoad, can be seen in select AMC Theatres this June. Tara is the recipient of the Arts Council of DC Individual Artist Fellowship and a 2010 Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. She is a graduate of Middlebury College.
Blake Habermann is a physical theater and street performer working in New York City and Paris. He is a founding member of Dutch Kills Theater. He is also a member of the two-man multimedia performance team, Asbestos Project. Begun in 2006 at the Ontological Hysteric Incubator, Asbestos has produced and collaborated on projects in various spaces in New York, at an abandoned 5 story bar in Frankfurt, Germany, in the wilds of the internet and, most recently, in the Kansai region of Japan during a residency at Dance Box, Kobe, sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Blake attended NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and completed L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. www.blakehabermann.com
Kerry Huang is the Executive Director of Mud/Bone Collective and a co-producer of Gold No Trade’s The Subtle Body. Film: Years Flow Like Water and The Projectionist (2006 Tribeca Film Festival). New York and regional theater and dance credits: Soul Leaves Her Body (HERE Arts Center), Home Birth (Bushwick Starr), Violent Delights (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Luna Stage), Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon! (Peregrine Arts). Executive Director and Artistic Producer of Mud/Bone Collective. Kerry also worked in China with Living Dance Studio, a modern dance company based in Beijing.
Kevin Lapin (Founding Member) has enjoyed making things up for almost as long as he can remember. Over the years, he has helped produce and perform in many new works, some of which were created in his very own living room. After attending the Lecoq school in Paris, he co-created the absurdly fun Mad Maths. In New York, Kevin has helped create, produce and/or perform in all of Gold No Trade’s work: The Pinks, The Subtle Body, Floating Brothel… He currently hangs his hats in Brooklyn and works as a nurse practitioner. www.kevinlapin.com
Michael Leibenluft The Subtle Body at Dixon Place, NACL and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, I’ll Never Love Again! by Clare Barron at Drama League DirectorFest, Lost Tribe by Alex Borinsky with Target Margin at Abrons Arts Center, Treats at the Bowery Poetry Club, North Bank Suzhou Creek at the Shanghai International Arts Festival, and other projects with The Civilians, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, EST/Youngblood, LMCC, and NYU/Tisch Grad Program. China Fulbright, SDCF Observership, and Drama League Directing Fellowship recipient. B.A. from Yale and M.A. from the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Upcoming: the Chinese premiere of Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive.
Cate McCrea is a scenographer specializing in collaborative development of new works. Recent off-Broadway: The Good John Proctor (Bedlam), Corsicana (Playwrights Horizons, co-design with Lael Jellinek), The Collision/The Martyrdom (59E59). Other work at Danspace Project, Ars Nova ANT Fest, New Ohio Theatre, the Tank; and with The Acting Company, Little Opera Theatre of New York, and the Drama League..
Adam Paolozza is a Dora award winning Toronto based performer, director, writer and producer. He co-founded TheatreRUN in 2003 creating several shows and touring to Europe and America. In 2008 he created a Canadian branch of TheatreRUN to produce his own projects. Since then he has created TOOLS (2008, #1 selling show at the Toronto Festival of Clowns), The Raven (2009, co-created with Ravi Jain and Coleen MacPherson for Luminato Festivals) and SPENT, (Nominated for three Dora awards including Best New Play, Best Overall Production and Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role, which it won). In 2012 he produced, directed and starred in The Double, an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella with double bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi at the Factory Theatre. The Double was nominated for two Dora awards, for Best New Play and for Best Lighting Design, which it won. Adam is a graduate of l’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Ryerson Theatre School and has studied Corporeal Mime with the Decroux company Intrepido. www.adampaolozza.blogspot.com.
Jason Sigal (Original Music and Sound Design) is a Brooklyn-based composer, sound designer, curator and webmaster. He produces radio at WFMU where he also managed the Free Music Archive website. He leads the band Lame Drivers and plays bass in Home Blitz. Jason holds a B.A. in Computer Music & Multimedia from Brown University. jasonsigal.cc
Eric Sluyter is a sound artist and composer based in New York. He studied Music Technology at NYU, focusing on composition, programming, and live sound. He uses some combination of acoustic and electronic sound in most of his work, and enjoys exploring/exploiting the boundaries between the two to create meaningful and interesting experiences. www.ericsluyter.com
Mary Ellen Stebbins, Lighting Designer. Selected NYC credits: Gotham Chamber Opera, Sightline, Atlantic Arts Foundation, Monica Bill Barnes, Columbia Stages, Target Margin, Waterwell, Royal Family. Selected regional: eighth blackbird, New Repertory Theatre, Peabody Essex Museum; Bristol Valley Theater, UCSD Music, Princeton University. Resident: Encounters Ensemble (PEM), Sightline Theater. Founder/Resident: HOWL ensemble, HelikonRep. 2014 Live Design Young Designer to Watch, 2011 USITT Barbizon Lighting Design Award, 2009 Hangar Theatre Lab Company Design Fellow. MFA, Boston University; AB, Harvard College. www.maryellenstebbinsdesign.com
Stephanie Wright Thompson – The Essential Straight & Narrow, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War, The Tremendous Tremendous (The Mad Ones); The Hatmaker’s Wife (Playwrights Realm); Mission Drift (The TEAM); Habit (PS122); The Case of the Crushed Petunias (Drama League), The Bird and the Two-Ton Weight (EST); 1Rove (The Bushwick Starr); Tigers Be Still (Partly Cloudy People); Have You Seen Steve Steven? (13P). Regional: Six Years (Humana Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Actors Theatre of Louisville); tempOdyssey (New Jersey Rep.); Wallflower (Stages Rep.). She is Co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones.
Siobhan Towey is a Brooklyn based performer most often found creating work with Immediate Medium: The Future at the End of The World, A Society Circus, Winnetou, I.T., The Assassins Chase Pinocchio; Doesn’t Everybody Do It In Paris, Chuck .Chuck. Chuck. Other credits/work include: Regarding Hot Air Balloons by Lisa Clair; The Famous Joe Project directed by Eli Rarey, Shakespeare Santa Monica and The Bat Theater Co. Siobhan grew up on Roosevelt Island and now resides in Brooklyn. She received her BFA from NYU Drama; The Stella Adler conservatory and the Experimental Theater Wing. She also studied corporeal mime at the Decroux school in Paris www.siobhantowey.com
Liz Vacco is a Los Angeles based arts educator, performer, and choreographer. She has worked with Les Freres Corbusier, The Collapsable Giraffe, Fovea Floods, Gold No Trade, One Year Lease, Sidra Bell NY and at St. Ann’s Warehouse, P.S. 122, Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater and the Hangar Theater. She is a founding member and board member of the non-profit performance collaborative, Immediate Medium, with whom she created shows and performed for over ten years. She has created a series of instructional dance videos for children entitled Petite Feet and offers dance classes in Los Angeles under the same name. From 2015-2023, she also led the dance and arts department at Gabriella Charter Schools, a public charter school organization where all students receive arts instruction on a daily basis. She received her BA in Theatre Studies from Yale and her MA in Education from Cal State Los Angeles, where she also received her multiple subject and kinesiology teaching credentials. She has always been a dancer who acts and an actor who dances, and she draws from both of these disciplines in her teaching and performance. www.lizvacco.com
Johnny Wu is thrilled to return to NYC theatre with his 59E59 and Gold No Trade debut! Broadway: Chinglish (Longacre Theatre). Regional: Glengarry Glen Ross (La Jolla Playhouse), Chinglish (Goodman Theatre), Concerning Strange Devices (Berkeley Rep), Peter and the Starcatcher (La Jolla Playhouse). TV credits include recurring roles on The Good Wife, Law and Order: SVU, and 24, with guest stars on The Carrie Diaries, Covert Affairs, Person of Interest, and Cold Case. Film: Limitless, Ned Rifle, Certainty, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and opening in March: Tracers. MFA: UC San Diego. http://johnnywu.tv
Michael Zlabinger Off-Broadway: Desperate Writers (Union Square Theatre), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Flatiron Playhouse). International: European premiere of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Vienna’s English Theatre, dir. Pam MacKinnon). Regional: world premiere of Lee Blessing’s A View of the Mountains (NJ Rep); Other Desert Cities, Hamlet (Pioneer); The Columnist (Florida Studio); Handle With Care (Gulfshore Playhouse); Ah, Wilderness! (Baltimore Centerstage); Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre); Iago in Othello (NC Shakes); Splitting Infinity (Geva); Torvald in A Doll’s House (NC Stage); Hamlet (Long Wharf). TV: “Allegiance,” “Unforgettable,” “Person of Interest,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “MTV’s Undressed,” “MTV’s Now What?” (pilot). www.michaelzlabinger.com