Megan Campisi (Founding Member) is a co-founder of Gold No Trade and a New York-based performer, playwright and teacher. Her original plays include: Brementown (2005 —Winner of the French Alfa and ADAMI prizes); Nutmeat (2006); Floating Brothel (2008); and The Pinks (2012). The Subtle Body was  a semifinalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Megan is a recipient of TCG’s Global Connections grant and the Yale Lustman Award for Artistic Achievement. Megan has taught at Yale University, the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Neighborhood Playhouse. She was a 2013 and 2010 guest artist at the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools teacher conference and a 2012 guest artist at the Asia-Pacific Activities Congress in Shanghai. Megan received her B.A. from Yale University in theater and graduate training from L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in France. She studied Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava, puppetry with Philippe Genty, and Shakespeare at RADA.

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 (over 500 performances and counting!) and Brementown an award winning puppet adaptation of Grimm’s fairytale. 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. Kevin has worked with several other companies including Cagey Productions (The Blue Puppies Cycle, The Zombie Chronicles) and Handcart Ensemble (Alcestis) and is a proud member of the Nerve Tank (A Gathering, Bauhaus the Bauhaus, Pitch!). Kevin is lucky to have traveled extensively, teaching theater workshops in Europe, Africa and Asia. He currently hangs his hats in Brooklyn and works as a nurse practitioner. Thank you to his amazing wife Debbie and son Niko!

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.

yahan-chang-headshotYa 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.


Zlabinger_Michael_headshotMichael 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).


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.


Headshot_StephanieThompsonStephanie Wright ThompsonThe 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.


cate-mccrea-headshotCate McCrea is a New York-based set designer. NYC: environmental set for SOLDIER, an immersive solo show at HERE. Other credits include Returning to Albert Joseph with the Satori Group in Seattle (design nominated for a Gypsy Rose Lee award), Dipika Guha’s A Brief History of America (Williams College Summer Theatre Lab), and Broken Glass (Williams College). Recent assistant design credits include Straight White Men (Public Theater), Father Comes Home From the Wars (Public Theater; ART), Indian Ink (Roundabout), and The Lion (MTC). Cate holds a BA from Williams College.


isabelle-coler-headshotIsabelle 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.


ME Stebbins PhotoMary Ellen Stebbins, Lighting Designer.  Recent credits: The Wedding Singer (NY Film Academy), Columbine’s Paradise Theater (eighth blackbird–tour), The Seven (Columbia Stages), The Traveling Imaginary (Orbiting Human Circus–tour), On the Verge (NewRep), associate design with Jane Cox for The Ambassador (BAM, UCLA). Selected NYC: 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.

eric-sluyter-headshotEric 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. Recent theatrical credits include work with FIAF, National Black Theatre, Helikon Rep, The Play Company, LMCC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Columbia Stages, and NYU StageWorks. Recent film credits include work with MARABIGO and March Forth Productions. He presented interactive sound installation piece, Intermezzo, in Prague in 2012, and interactive sound and projection installation, Cosmic, at NYU in 2013. He writes a lot of SuperCollider code, and recently built a very quiet but somewhat functional speaker using only a cardboard box, magnet, wire, and rubber bands. Upcoming acousmatic installation piece Spaced will be presented in NYC.

calvin-headshotCalvin O Anderson is the current Lighting/Technical Director for Ailey II. In 2012, he received a Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut. Selected designs: Our Town (CT- Lighting), Urinetown (CT- Lighting), Wearable Art (AK- Lighting/ Projections), Time After Time (CT- Projections), Amadeus (NY- Lighting), Yellow Brick Wall: Angry White Men played by Two Happy Asian Girls (NY- Lighting/ Projections) and working with Arc3Designs (NYC). Before graduate school, Calvin designed extensively in Alaska and Western Massachusetts and is a proud member of IATSE Local 232 based in Amherst/ Northampton, MA.

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 is an actor/director who creates original, devised work, performing regionally and internationally.  Selected credits: Handshake Uppercut (Chicago Fringe, Dixon Place, The Tank), Chicken (Philadelphia LiveArts  2010), Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Edinburgh 2010, The Barbican (London), Maison des Metallos (Paris)), Liens (Pompidou Center, Paris), A Show (Port au Prince, Haiti), Serious Money (Atlantic Stage 2), Conference of the Birds, The Game of Love and Chance (Folger Theatre), A Man’s a Man (Arena Stage), Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Pig Iron/Woolly Mammoth), Arcadia, Plenty, Piaf, Somewhere in the Pacific, Lovesong of the Electric Bear (PTP/NYC), In the Boom Boom Room, Savage/Love (Project Y).  Jay is a graduate of Middlebury College and L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq.

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.

Siobhan Gandy 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 PinocchioDoesn’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

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.

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.

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 since 2008. Kerry also worked in China with Living Dance Studio, a modern dance company based in Beijing and appeared in Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre’s An Ordinary Day.

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.


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.



Liz Vacco is a Brooklyn and Los Angeles based performer and choreographer. She graduated from Yale in 2000 with honors in Theatre Studies. She has been active in the New York theater and dance communities, performing 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 also a founding member and Managing Director of the non-profit performance collaborative, Immediate Medium. Liz has contributed to all Immediate Medium’s works since 2002 as a collaborator, choreographer and performer. Additionally, she teaches dance, theater and yoga to young children.

Ben Vershbow is Associate Curator of IRT Theater, a  development space in Greenwich Village ( Credits include: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Performance Lab 115); M4M, Rehearsal Vanya (Quality Meats); Chuck.Chuck.Chuck. (Immediate Medium); Hell House (Les Freres Corbusier); You May Go Now (Babel Theater Project), Floating Brothel, and a stage adaptation of Herman Melville’s Bartleby. Ben holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale, and has trained additionally with the SITI Company, The South Wing and the Actors Theater of Louisville. He works days at the New York Public Library’s Digital Experience Group.