SARAH DOUDNA (director, How to Ejaculate/choreographer/Vanya in How to Ejaculate/) is an actor, ballet teacher and choreographer. She formerly danced professionally. She worked with Dicapo Opera and has assisted with productions with the new New York City Opera. She loves a good pun almost as much as a bad one, and writes a blog about life and ballet lessons called On the Way to the Barre. www.onthewaytothebarre.com
MICHAEL HAGINS (director, Chat) is an award-winning playwright from Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, with such works as Hit and Match, The Quest of the Hero, The Long Rail North, Circe and The Renaissance Dueling Plays! In addition, he is also an award-winning actor, director and fight director for Planet Connections, Harvest Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and off-Broadway. Keep a lookout for the world premiere of Basement in September, directed by Janet Bentley, which was work-shopped by White Rabbit last year! Thank you all for reading this and supporting the arts!
STORM GARNER (director, Arrested) is a multidisciplined artist of words, music, actions and images, whose main goal most days is to marry all those disparate disciplines in filmmaking, having engaged in too much un(der)documented theatre and performance art and otherwise ephemeral enterprises in the past. She's won a few awards as a screenwriter, and done some festival rounds with short films, but the postproduction process for her art-world satire of a feature is so grueling that she now returns to the theatre to save her soul, and to get out of her own damn head. Though NYC based for 10 years now (beckoned by La Mama in 2006! stayed for Columbia studies, and... ) Storm still tunes her heartstrings to DC, Paris, Kraków, Rome, Berlin, maintains a love/hate relationship with clowns and a just-love affair with *open, consensual, fun!* queer sexual adventures. Check in, keep in touch: stormgarner.com
ARIEL LEIGH (director, First Date) is overjoyed to once again join White Rabbit Productions! As well as directing, Ariel also often finds herself writing for comedy/sketches, acting, stage managing, house managing, and ushering. She most recently created, along with comedy partner Nathan Edwin Keep, the original musical Doing The Thing, which performed in midtown as well as the Boulder Fringe Festival. Previous roles include Ariel in Doing The Thing, Mrs. Shin in The Good Woman of Setzuan, Soloist in Godspell (Off-Broadway), and Janet in The Rocky Horror Puppet Show . She has also performed in cabarets at Don't Tell Mamas, Joria Studios, Loft 45, Dylan’s Lounge NYC, Syracuse Stage NY, and NJ Workshop for the Arts. Thanks to the fantastic cast and crew! arieleigh.wix.com/arielleighcohen
KENNY WADE MARSHALL (director, Turn Me On, Babushka) New York directing credits include Love Song (Access Theatre, Playhouse Creatures Theatre Co.), Comedy of Errors (Fools & Kings Project), Top Load (Drilling Company, PCTC), Scrambled (Drilling Company, PCTC), Hold Thou Peace Thy Knave (Mid-Town International Theatre Festival), Goebbels! One Night Only Live From Hell (Players Theatre), First Base Coach (Shortened Attention Span Fest.), and Fat Chicks Go To Hell (Theatre 22). Tours: Isaiah’s Dream (NY Artists Unlimited). Staged Readings: Blips 3.0 (Your Name Here Theatre Co.), Top Load (Walker Space and Gym at Judson), Everyday Edna Mae (Wide Eyed Productions Winks Series) and Four Old Broads (Alchemical Theatre Lab). Upcoming: Much Ado About Nothing (Spring 2017).
MATT PHILLIPS (director, Kaleidoscope) is a Brooklyn-based inter-disciplinary artist. Since graduating from NYU in 2014, Matt has been active in various aspects of theatre and performance art. Recent performances include shows at Wow Cafe theatre, the NYC Fringe Festival, and numerous shows at Bizarre Bushwick and the House of Yes as his night life persona, Laurel Fixation.
JANELLE ZAPATA (director, Everybody Needs a Bosom for a Pillow and Heaven's Scent) is an Actor, Director, Producer and Stage Manager. With a passion for theatre, she is the Associate Producer at White Rabbit Productions, as well as Co-Artistic Director of Step1 Theatre Project. She has performed in plays such as Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2013. She hopes to continue to produce work that entertains and excites audiences, and is thankful for the opportunity to do that with White Rabbit Productions! www.janellezapata.com