Debra Beardsley (Original Production Stage Manager) originated the stage management roles for Then She Fell and was the company's Production Manager in 2013 and Spring 2014, having previously worked with the company as the PSM for the Steampunk Haunted House. She pursued a dream to return to her hometown and start her own business in Orlando, FL. She combined her love for performance with a love of gaming to create an escape room called It's A Trap! In Dec 2016, the business closed after a fantastic two year run and she is now the Managing Director for the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford, Florida. www.wdpac.com
TJ Burleson (Wardrobe Supervisor) is a native Texan with a BA in Theatre and Linguistics from Rice University. After graduating, he studied at Binghamton University for one year and worked as the Costume Shop Graduate Assistant. In addition to Then She Fell, he does wardrobe and costume work for Ars Nova Theater (Game Play, New Year’s at Ars Nova, Eager to Lose).
Brittany Crowell (Third Rail Projects' Production Manager) is a theater artist and administrator. Brittany has worked as a producer, production manager and stage manager with many companies, including: The TRUF, The Bower Group, Tinker’s Collective, Oscar + Lottie, [CENSORED] Collective, and Anthill Productions. Administratively, she has worked as the Management Coordinator at the revitalized Bucks County Playhouse and as Executive Assistant to Producer, Jill Furman. She currently serves as the Managing Director of Crashbox Theater Company.
Sean Hagerty (Sound Designer, Composer, Violinist) specializes in music and electronics for theater and dance. He created the music and sound design for Third Rail Projects' Steampunk Haunted House (2011). Other collaborations include electric string-trio music for Rachel Klein’s Symphony of Shadows (Dixon Place); Chasing the Train, an interactive tap performance with Andrew Nemr (Webster Hall, Issue Project Room), Chopin’s Minute Waltz for electronics and piano (Le Poisson Rouge), and string music for Brian Chung’s Sunrise in the Quantum Realm (Baryshnikov Arts Center), and for Norte Maar’s Ballet Y Bushwick. Sean performs solo violin-looping concerts regularly at Urban Stages, and has played rock and folk music at CBGB’s gallery, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Southpaw, and Bowery Ballroom, amongst others. seanhagerty.com
Julia Kelly (Rehearsal Director), a Virginia native, hails from Brooklyn via Barnard College of Columbia University. With interest in (most) all intersections of dance, theater, music and storytelling, she has loved recent collaborations with Kathryn Alter, Tami Stronach, and the Median Movement. For foundational training, Julia thanks Sherri Smith Reid, the artists and master teachers of Tantztheater Wuppertal, and also of the Limón Dance Company; with Limón she has performed abroad and here at Lincoln Center (2009-2012). Julia found TRP in 2013 and joined the Company of Then She Fell (Alice, Hatter, Red Queen); 777 performances later, she is currently its rehearsal director.
Isaiah Singer (Collaborating Musician) is a songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has played in numerous bands and projects, including Genesis P-Orridge’s PTV3, Freedom Haters, and Bryin Dall’s Fourth Sign. His own rock band, The Seventh Word, is set to release its new album Gold and Gravity in 2012, and his pop project The New Hot is working on songs for an album release next year. More info at seventhword.com.
Carlton Cyrus Ward (Original Technical Director) is from the woods of Vermont. He moved to New York City 19 years ago to study theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has been performing theater, dance and circus ever since. He currently works with Phantom Limb Company, Becky Radway Dance Projects, and Circus Amok. Carlton was an assistant director on Third Rail Projects and Albany Park Theater Project's Learning Curve in Chicago. Carlton teaches clowning and circus at NYU. He and two friends made an award-winning dance/horror movie, 219 Gates. https://youtu.be/yD4dPaf40-8
Kryssy Wright (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer living in Brooklyn. She has traveled nationally with MAP Intermedia and Civilians. In New York City, she has worked with many directors, choreographers and artists at Danspace Project, the Chocolate Factory, Abrons Art Center, the WIld Project, and many others, and is available as a designer, technician, technical director, and more. Kryssy spends most of her days at the Abrons Art Center, and is also active with Avant Media. She began working with Third Rail Projects in 2009.
Karen Young (Costume Design) has designed costumes for numerous dance companies and contemporary video artists. For Third Rail Projects, she designed Then She Fell, Roadside Attraction, and The Grand Paradise. Her design work for dance is in the repertories of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kyle Abraham, Brian Brooks, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, ABT, Ballett Basel, Karole Armitage, Benjamin Millepied, Pam Tanowitz, and Wendy Whelan's show Restless Creature. She often collaborates with visual artists and has designed the costumes for the video works of Eve Sussman, Matthew Barney's Cremaster 5 and Cremaster 1, and David Michalek's large-scale outdoor video installations Slow Dancing and Portraits in Dramatic Time (Lincoln Center Festival). karenyoungcostume.com