MIKE DONAHUE is a director of new plays, classics, opera and musicals.  Recent productions include: Charles Mee’s Big Love at The Wild Project; The Animals (staging of an electropop concept album) at club OBERON; and Stairs to the Roof at the A.R.T. Institute, part of Diane Paulus’s America: Boom, Bust, and Baseball season.  Other credits include: A Precarious Looking Stool (NYU Grad Actors); The Coupling Heuristic (Abingdon); Bully to You (Walkerspace, Williamstown); The Egg-Layers (Williamstown); Grey Gone (toured to NYC, TN, CT); The Who’s Tommy, God Is A DJ, The Bacchae, Recess (Summer Cabaret); Peer Gynt, Titus Andronicus, Grace or the Art of Climbing, Bibles and Candy (Yale School of Drama); Electronic City, Brand (Yale Cabaret).  Artistic Director, Yale Summer Cabaret (2007, 2008).  Mike has assisted Anna Shapiro, Dylan Baker, Joe Haj, Tom Quaintance and Liz Diamond.  Fellowships/Awards include: Fulbright Artist in Berlin (2008-9); Tennessee Williams Fellowship (2009); Drama League Fall Directing Fellow (2009); Theatertreffen International Forum Fellow, Berlin (2010).  BA, Harvard University (Louis Sudler Prize for Artistic Excellence); MFA, Yale School of Drama. Contact: mike.m.donahue@gmail.com - Cell: 617-417-1462 

SARA ERDE (Choreographer) began studying flamenco, modern dance, and classical ballet at the age of six with Tina Ramirez at Ballet Hispanico in New York City. After graduating from The High School of Performing Arts, she attended the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University. She has been performing for most of her life, both as a dancer and actress in theatres around the world. Ms. Erde lived and danced for many years in Seville, Spain where she founded her own dance company, Abolengo, which was produced by Dodger Stage Holding and toured in Spain and North America. As an opera dancer and choreographer, Ms. Erde has worked extensively at The Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera. At the Met, she is the rehearsal dance director and principal dancer for the Franco Zeffirelli productions of Carmen and La Traviata, and has been personal dance coach to many singers (including Denyce Graves, Olga Borodina, Diana Damrau, and Juan Diego Flórez). She also appears in numerous other productions as a dancer, in television broadcasts, and on tour with the Met. Ms. Erde has worked as a choreographer and assistant director at Washington National Opera for productions of Carmen, Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, La Traviata, and Democracy-An American Comedy collaborating with Maestro Plácido Domingo, and directors Marta Domingo, and John Pascoe. She also choreographed Mr. Pascoe’s Turandot (L’Opera de Québec), and Ercole Sul Termodonte (Spoleto Festival in Italy) among others. She can be seen as a dancer in the current production of Rusalka with Renée Fleming.

ANYA KLEPIKOV (Set and Costume Designer, Co-Producer) was born in the former USSR and immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts at the age of eleven. After professional training as a classical pianist and a BA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, she found herself in the theatre. Collaboration with director Mike Donahue began at the Yale School of Drama and includes Electronic City, Brand, God is a DJ, The Bacchae, The Who’s Tommy, and Recess. Their work together on Golijov’s Ainadamar was recognized by Opera America, 2009.  Anya has also collaborated with director Tea Alagic on the original productions of Zero Hour, The Donny Hathaway Story (Yale) and the Babbel Project (NYU). Anya received the Outstanding Costume Design Award from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her work on A Woman of No Importance at the Yale Repertory Theatre, 2008. Most recently she has designed sets and costumes for “Blonde, Brunette and Vengeful Redhead” at Triad Stage, NC, and three productions at Princeton University including sets and costumes for the new musical Flammentangel Kabarett, and costumes for Othello. Designs for dance include sets and costumes for the original production of Traumland (Yale Cabaret), and costumes for the original production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (Yale School of Drama). Anya has worked with Jane Greenwood, Santo Loquasto and Catherine Zuber as an assistant. In 2008 she received both the Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design  and the Leo Lerman Graduate Fellowship in Design. MFA in Design, Yale School of Drama, 2008.  Contact: mousejosephine@gmail.com - Cell: 617.797.7837 - www.anyaproductiondesign.com

JI-YOUN CHANG (Lighting Designer) recently designed sets for Medea (Columbia University), Ilyria (Prospect Theatre Company), Ballerina Who Loves B-boy (37 Arts); and set and lights for Exit Cuckoo (Midtown International Theatre Festival).  Other regional credit include lighting design for Richard II (Yale Repertory Theatre); Three Sisters, R&J, Zero Hour, Hamlet, Speaking Our Mind, The Wendy Play (Yale School of Drama); Booty Fire, The Boss in the Satin Kimono, Electronic City, Shadowless, The Firebugs, The Love Suicide at Sonezaki, Brand, Live Radio, Seven Deadly Sins, Pornographic Angel, The Bacchae, Bicycling for Ladies, Apocryphal Project, Chicano Sketches, Dancing in the Dark, Bone Songs, Traumland, and Recess (Yale Cabaret). Ms. Chang holds an MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama, where she was awarded the Donald and Zora Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design. Contact: jiyoun.chang@gmail.com - Cell: 718-344-9377 - www.jiyounchangdesign.com

DANIEL VATSKY (Projection Designer) holds a BFA from the State University of New York, Purchase College and an MS from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Theatre projection design credits include The Psychasthenia Society (Collective Unconscious, NYC), The Situation Room (New York International Fringe Festival). Associate projection designer for Robert Woodruff's Notes from Underground (Yale Repertory Theatre). Film credits include animation for Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film and We Shall Remain: Tecumseh, both by Ric Burns; Summer Sun Winter Moon by Hugo Perez; and The Lord God Bird by George Butler. He has created onstage video content for Laurie Anderson’s Homeland and Chris Rock’s No Apologies tour and interactive exhibits for The New Museum and The Goethe Institut-New York. Contact: daniel@skyvat.net - Cell: 917-657-7575

ROBERTA PEREIRA (Producer) was born in Brazil and lived in England, Ireland, and the United States. She received a BA from Wesleyan University where she assistant-directed the American and Canadian premieres of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues' Lady of the Drowned. Roberta received an MFA from Yale School of Drama where she was Executive Producer of Summer Cabaret 2007 and also Associate Managing Director for Yale Repertory Theatre, producing a festival of international work which included the American premiere of SCLAVI/The Song of an Emigrant by Czech company Farm in the Cave. Roberta also produced all the auxiliary events for the 2006 Dublin International Theatre Festival. Currently, she is an Associate Producer at Anne Bogart's SITI Company in New York City. Her work with SITI Company includes the World Premieres of Virginia Woolf's Freshwater and Charles L. Mee's Under Construction. As a freelance producer, her recent credits include A Whole Lotta Ish (A.N.T. Fest at Ars Nova), a staged reading of Marilyn/God  by Rosary Hartel O’Neil (at the Abingdon Theatre), and Usher (Outstanding Musical Award at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival). Contact: roberta.maia.pereira@gmail.com - Cell: 203-676-3821

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