Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips is a composer and sound artist in San Francisco. His work has been performed at The De Young Museum, The Exit Theater, The Garage, Kunst-Stoff Arts, The Performance Art Institute (SF), Jack Arts (NY), Z/KU (Berlin), and Stanford University. He studied literature at UC San Diego.


Tonyanna Borkovi

Offstage: medicine, microbiology, music history Onstage: shakespeare, scottish, silent princess


M. G. Renu Cappelli

M. G. Renu Cappelli (founding member) originally hails from Italy and from Maui, Hawaii. Her work intervenes into normative models of community and identity: exploring temporal place, heart space, and the travails of difference and density. She completed her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley in 2007, and has been living in the San Francisco Bay…


Matthew Daube

Matthew Daube (founding member) is an artist-scholar with an MFA in Playwriting from Smith College and a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University. Theatrical highlights include directing his own adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and performing for the Chicago-based performance group Every house has a door in their production Tesseract. Matthew’s research…


Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter (co-founding artistic director) is a director, performance curator, and adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he received his PhD in Drama and Directing.  His directorial work in the Bay Area and the UK has included Calderòn, Orton, Genet, Ionesco, and Kushner, as well as his own plays, which he has presented at the Edinburgh Fringe…


Barry Kendall

Barry Kendall (founding member) is a performer, director, and Executive Director of Circus Center, the oldest and largest circus training and performing arts center on the West Coast. Favorite productions include Measure for Measure and Adrienne Kennedy’s Motherhood 2000 at Stanford,Henry V at the Off-Broadway Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, and the original site-specific pieces The Tower of Babel for Fun…

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Jamie Lyons

(co-founding artistic director) Avid surfer, educator, writer, filmmaker, sailor and stage director who received his AB and PhD from Stanford University.  As director of The Iota, he constructs site specific performances of the fragmentary plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.  For theatre he has worked at the Mark Taper Forum, Magic Theatre, The Public Theater,…

Angrette McCloskey

Angrette McCloskey is a New York based set designer and carpenter having recently relocated to the Bay Area. Angrette has worked in theater and film for the past 8 years. Her notable design credits include Swimming to Spalding directed by Richard Schechner and The Bacchae directed by Kevin Kulhke at the Warsaw International Theatre Festival, as well assistant credits on Broadway,…


Florentina Mocanu-Schendel

Florentina Mocanu-Schendel (founding member). At age 12, she wrote, directed and performed comedy. At 18 she was awarded best actress, entered the People’s School of Art in Bucharest and later the University of Theater Arts in Targu Mures where she earned her Diploma in Acting for theatre and film. In Romania she worked for the…

Elizabeth Nordt

Elizabeth Nordt is an educator, director and performer. Comfortable working in preschools, board rooms, factories, churches, and universities, she synthesizes the big picture and the minutia of everyday life. She earned her Ph.D. in Drama from Stanford University and MA in performance studies at New York University where she studied with Augusto Boal whose work…