Lily Whitsitt

is founding artistic director of Door 10 performance group. Her work has been presented at Baryshnikov Arts Center, HERE, Jack, NYU, Wesleyan University, CalArts, and site-specific locations. Internationally she has presented work at Centquatre (Paris) and PACT Zollverein (Essen). Lily is co-producer of the film Burn Country, starring James Franco and Melissa Leo, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She received her M.F.A. in directing from CalArts. Lily is also Community Manager of the TED Fellows program, where she develops and supports this dynamic network of global visionaries. Her work has been supported by LMCC, San Francisco Film Society, The Drama League, Time Warner Foundation/ Women’s Project Lab, Orchard Project, Feldstärke International, and CalArts. She is a New Georges affiliated artist and two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award.

Sarah Peterson

is a production manager and co-founder of Door 10. She is a Production Manager at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the production manager for Eugene Lang College at The New School. Sarah has served as the production manager for the Arts in the One World conference, and for Erik Ehn’s 16 play global Soulographie Cycle at La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theatre. A strong believer in community-engaged art making, Sarah was the 2008 Paula Altvater Fellow at Cornerstone Theater Company in L.A. She received her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts.


 

Morgan Jenness

Morgan Jenness is a freelance dramaturg who has worked at the Public Theater for over a decade as a manager, director, and associate producer; New York Theater Workshop as an Associate Artistic Director; and Los Angeles Theater Center. She has provided key dramaturgical support on projects including Stacy Klein’s The Grand Parade, currently touring nationally and internationally, Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge (2009), and SURRENDER (2007), her MAP Fund supported collaboration with the International WOW company. In 2003, she was presented with an OBIE Award Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights. She has taught as a visiting artist and adjunct faculty at Bread Loaf, Brown University, Columbia University, Fordham University, University of Iowa, and New York University. Her current project is This Distracted Globe, a consulting entity intended to provide dramaturgical input and overall guidance to creative projects that meld the arts, sciences, and humanities. She is a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Award.

Jim Dawson

learned to edit sound on reel to reel decks and his first loop was created by spooling tape around mic stands out of the sound booth, down the hall and back. His film credits include Occupation: Dreamland, which won an Independent Film Spirit Award, Stefan, an HBO-Award Winning Short, and the Emmy nominated documentary, The Fixer.  His theater works includes shows with The Wooster Group, Cynthia Hopkins, Collapsable Giraffe, Jim Findlay, Latitude 14, Jay Scheib and the Coen Brothers' radio play, Sawbones. He composed music for dance companies such as Deganit Shemy Dance, Jon Kinzel, Diane Madden and Jean Butler. 

Ben Williams

is an Obie Award-winning sound designer and thirteen year performer with Elevator Repair Service. He has toured extensively across five continents with Gatz; No Great Society; Arguendo; The Select (The Sun Also Rises); The Sound and the Fury; Shuffle; Fondly Collette Richland. Other recent work: Grimly Handsome by Julia Jarcho (2013 Obie Award, Best New American Play); A Beautiful Day... by Kate Benson (2015 Obie Award); When a Priest Marries a Witch by Suzanne Bocanegra. Other collaborators include The Wooster Group, Big Dance Theater, Sibyl Kempson, Rich Maxwell and New York City Players, Christina Masciotti, Lee Sunday Evans, and Clubbed Thumb. Awards: 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, 2012 Obie Award, and 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, all for sound design. www.benwilliamsdotcom.com

Solomon Weisbard

Lighting Designer With Door 10: This Is the ColorStand-in. Highlights: Rite of Spring (Martha Graham); Soldier’s Tale (Yale / Carnegie Hall); Coronation of Poppea (Princeton Opera); Cedars, Lion in Winter, A Class Act (Berkshire Theater Festival); Cherry Smoke (Working Theater); Christmas Carol (Drammy Nomination, Portland Playhouse) Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (Public Theatre - Under the Radar); The Film Society (Keen / Theatre Row); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama); White’s Lies (New World Stages); Stones in his Pockets (Yale Rep). Numerous original full-length dance / movement pieces with rising and established choreographers. Adjunct faculty and guest artist: University of Rochester. MFA: Yale School of Drama.  www.solweisbard.com

Stephanie Hayes

Originally from Sweden/UK, Stephanie is a New York-based actor and theater artist. Regional Theater: February House (The Long Wharf Theater) Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep); Off Broadway: February House (The Public), Old Fashioned Prostitutes (The Public), Illusions (Baryshnikov Art Center); International Theater: Stupid Little Girls (Canada), Shreveport, Texas!  (Canada); Film: Acts of Imagination (Canada); Plays/ Other WorkExit, Commander Kitty! (Tigermilk Collective, Canada), Vaska, Vaska Glöm: A tale for Forgetters and Fish (Yale Cabaret). Stephanie recently finished her artistic residency at Mabou Mines and is currently translating and adapting Strindberg’s The Creditors. She is a graduate of Yale School of Drama. 

Jesse J. Perez

graduated from the Juilliard School in New York and works as an actor and choreographer. In New York he has appeared in Penal Colony (CSC), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons), The Triple Happiness (Second Stage), The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival), and in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met Opera (director: Mary Zimmerman). At Yale Rep: The Cherry Orchard (director: Bill Rauch), The Taming of the Shrew and Wedekind’s Lulu (both directed by Mark Lamos), and Chris Bayes’ production of Servant of Two Masters. He recently appeared in Fassbinder’s In einem Jahr mit dreizehn Monden (director: Robert Woodruff). Further engagements have taken him to the Goodman Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the American Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, the McCarter Theatre Center and to the Humana Theatre Festival. In addition to his numerous stage performances, he has also appeared in numerous TV series, as well as in the movies Kazaam, Playing God, Enter Nowhere and American Splendor. As a choreographer, Perez was responsible for numerous productions by Brian Mertes. 

Alice Tavener

is a New York-based costume designer who has also presented work in Los Angeles and Chicago.  Her designs have been seen at La MaMA, Incubator Arts Project, HERE, REDCAT, Mount Tremper Arts, River to River Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, and South Coast Rep.  Her love of costume design and theater is inspired by her interest in history, psychology, research and collaborative art-making.

Ray Sun

is a video artist who specializes in time­ based media work in conjunction with live performances. In 2013, he was selected to attend the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Ray’s works have been presented in galleries, theaters and opera houses in Canada, France, Germany, Taiwan and the United States. Ray’s installation and video works focus on human perception, memories and the uncanny experiences in our daily lives. He is currently the video designer of the Opera MAKANDAL, directed by Lars Jan, which will be presented by Harlem stage as part of the Works and Process at the Guggenheim Museum. Ray received his MFA from CalArts.