KEMAR JEWEL, an international director and choreographer from Philadelphia, became an internet sensation for his video “Voguing Train” (2014). Kemar’s projects have garnered over six million views across social media platforms and have been featured by the Huffington Post, TIME, Fox News and in film festivals across the globe. In theatre, he recently directed “Legendary” for Underground Arts and “Songs For Marsha” at the Helen Mills Theatre. B.A., Temple University.
JENNIFER CHANG is a multidisciplinary artist with Ovation Award and Stage Scene LA award-honored works. She is a founding member of Chalk Repertory Theatre. She has taught at the East West Players and guest directed at USC and at Texas State University, San Marcos for the Black and Latino Playwrights. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society, Screen Actors Guild, and Actor’s Equity Association. She is the current Head of Undergraduate Acting at UCSD. BFA: Tisch/ NYU; MFA: UCSD. Director’s Lab West, National Director’s Fellowship Finalist 2017.
TARA ELLIOTT is the director of BURQ OFF! and NOT THE ONE, and producer of the Gotham Award-winning web series “Shugs & Fats.” She translated and directed the English language workshop premiere of prize-winning Chilean play LAS ANALFABETAS. She is the recipient of a Tow Travel Grant for research in Cuba, a CUNY Diversity Projects Development Fund Grant, and has developed plays in residencies with KO Festival of Performance and Barn Arts Collective. In NYC, her work has been seen at Walkerspace, HERE Arts, The Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, Robert Moss Theater, and The Barrow Group among others. MFA Directing, Brooklyn College.
SEONJAE KIM is originally from Seoul, South Korea. RIOT ANTIGONE, her original Riot Grrrl musical adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, premiered at La MaMa and received productions at ANTFest and Bryn Mawr College. She recently served as Associate Director for the immersive musical KPOP (Ars Nova/Ma-Yi/Woodshed Collective.) Her work has been seen at Atlantic Theatre Company, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Dixon Place, Williamstown, PEN/World Voices Festival, New York Theatre Barn, Prelude Festival and Chicago Fringe. Honors: Van Lier Fellowship (Asian American Arts Alliance) Mike Ockrent Fellowship (SCDF) and Robert Moss Fellowship (Playwrights Horizons) New Georges Affiliated Artist. BA: Northwestern.
DENNIS YUEH-YEH LI, currently an Associate Artistic Director of The Living Theater, earned his Master of Arts degree in Performance Studies at Tisch School of Arts/New York University. He works as a director, playwright, performer, and performance artist, creating productions addressing sexuality, literature, philosophy, and politics. Dennis endeavors to make powerful and transcendental performances to stimulate compelling reactions in the audience. Recent directing productions include BLIND (Theater for the New City), THE (NEW) TRIAL (Theater for the New City), and CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS (Judson Memorial Church).
Bulgarian director BOYAN KRACHOLOV earned degrees in Directing from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, and in Philosophy from Sofia University. His most recent work, MEMORY OF FLIGHT, premiered at the Plovdiv Drama Theatre in 2018. He is currently working on a piece combining the opera “Faust” by Gounod with the play by Goethe, set to premiere at the Pravets Mozart Festival. is first book, “Temple of Dreams,” was published in 2017.
WHITNEY WHITE is a director, musician, and writer originally from Chicago based in Brooklyn. This year she developed work at New York Theatre Workshop, 59E59, Trinity Rep, Chautauqua, The Roundabout, Luna Stage, SUNY Purchase, Princeton, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, South Oxford, Jack, The Tank, New York Musical Festival, The Lark, and more. Whitney is currently a 2050 Fellow at NYTW and thArtistic Development Associate at Roundabout Theatre Company. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA Political Science Northwestern University.