New York City 2022
Carla Kissane – Performer, Writer and Producer
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Carla moved to New York in 2016 after marrying the love of her life- a boy from Brooklyn.
An Actor’s Equity Association member since gaining permanent residency in the USA, recent productions include Medea in Miriam Grill’s directing thesis production of ‘Medea’ and Cleopatra in ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ directed by Miriam Grill. Notable Australian productions include the Australian premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Saturday Night’ at the Melbourne Recital Centre, six shows with the ‘Australian Shakespeare Company’, a 12-month national tour on ‘Motherhood The Musical’ for HIT Productions, and regional tours with Complete Works Theatre Company and Lux Radio Theatre. Carla trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dramatic Art-Acting), and obtained a Certificate of Music Theatre from the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne.
Miriam Grill – Director
Miriam Grill is a theatre and film director with a focus on women and global issues. Recent NYC stage credits include Whores & Weeping Women by Carla Kissane (Arts on Site, NYC), Fresh Kills by Sarah Congress (Downtown Urban Arts Festival), Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival- winner of 5 Kennedy Center awards), Medea (Lenfest Center for the Arts), War with the Newts by Sam J Gold (New York Puppetry Festival), etc. Online credits include Angel Manual (HB Studios), The Passage by Delina K. Vasiliadi (Eclipse Theatre & Onassis Foundation at NYU), It’s Not Haunted Real Estate (Fifth Avenue Theatre of New York Virtual Fall 2020 Play Festival), If you See Something… (National Playwrighting Program at Kennedy Center), etc. Miriam served as guest artist dramaturge at The Juilliard School on their production of The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown. She produced acclaimed interactive installation Frankenstein AI at Sundance in 2018 and was an acting consultant on Cirque du Soleil founder Franco Dragone’s The House of Dancing Waters in Macau. Miriam’s Broadway administration credits include Assistant to Scenic Designer David Korins on on Annie, Motown, Sonya Vanya Masha and Spike, as well as the international tour of Chinglish, and Here Lies Love at The Public, etc. Her love for exploring new expressions of theatre-making has previously brought her to direct a documentary style, all-female theatre piece called我 们 Women in Taiwan and found a university theater department in Guangzhou, China with a mentorship program for female directors. She received her MFA in Directing from Columbia University, mentored by Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick.
Katherine McClintic– Choreographer
Katherine McClintic is a Choreographer in NYC and LA. A curious communicator who believes everyone can dance, she enjoys making work that is poetic, imaginative and visceral. Katherine’s favorite choreographic credits for stage include; “Instrumental Storytellers”(Symphony Space),“Medea” for Columbia University’s MFA Directors program(Lenfest Center for the Arts), “Spy in the House of Love”(Columbia University) “Into The Woods”(Dover Little Theater), for film; “Queen of the Mold”(Lizzy Bryce) “Spies?”(Becca Co), “Under the Sky of Your Tough Love”(Meia),”This is B.S.” Episodes 1-8 (Ella Smith/Lindsey Bristol) and several concept videos she produced. Katherine McClintic is grateful for the training, collaboration, and mentorship she has received from Dance Lab New York, Galen Hooks, Gibney Dance, Miriam Grill, Plu Sayampol, and Columbia University. KatherineMcClintic.com IG: @KgMcClintictock.
C.S.E Cooney – Co-writer
C.S.E. Cooney is the author of World Fantasy Award-winning Bone Swans: Stories. Her short novel The Twice-Drowned Saint is included in Mythic Delirium’s anthology The Sinister Quartet. Her forthcoming novel Saint Death’s Daughter will be out with Rebellion in Spring of 2022.
Other work includes Tor.com novella Desdemona and the Deep and a poetry collection: How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which features her Rhysling Award-winning “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” Her short fiction and poetry can be found in Jonathan Strahan’s anthology Dragons, Ellen Datlow’s Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and elsewhere.
Annie Jin Wang – Dramaturg
ANNIE JIN WANG is a first-generation Chinese-American dramaturg, writer, and visual artist working across the United States with a focus on decolonizing the artistic process. From new play development to revitalizing classic texts for today’s audiences, Annie’s body of work primarily investigates constructs of race, gender, and citizenship through a compassionate and critical lens. She works closely with playwrights, directors, and other generative artists to articulate their fullest vision, and encourages inquiry-based artistic processes that are healthy, fearless, and joyful. In addition to live theatre, she has facilitated development and revision processes for opera, film, television, literature, and game design.