Debra Beardsley (Original Production Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager and production manager as well as a budding producer and entrepreneur. She thrives on managing many types of productions, including plays, musicals, concerts, opera, cirque shows, cabarets, and events. She holds a BA in Theatre from Stetson University and worked as a stage manager for dolphin and whale shows at SeaWorld, Orlando for three years. She began working with Third Rail Projects in 2009 as Stage Manager for the Steampunk Haunted House.
TJ Burleson (Wardrobe) 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
Jordan Schulze (Technical Director) is a director, designer, and puppeteer. Jordan holds a BA in Theater from NYU Abu Dhabi. Jordan traveled and researched theatrical experience in the United States, India, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. He has worked with Theater Mitu, Phantom Limb Company, Zoukak, Liz Swados, Tomi Tsunoda, and has performed with Witness Relocation, and Theater Mitu. Jordan’s own work focuses on defining ‘American’ by using technology, puppetry, live music, dance, and interactive audience experience. http://www.jordanschulze.com
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.
Elisabeth Svenningsen (Scenic) is a Brooklyn-based scenic designer and artist working in theater, dance, film, and scenic fabrication. She is passionate about visual storytelling and the collaborative process. Her work focuses on artistic detail and handcraft to entice, transport, and communicate with an audience. Elisabeth is currently working with Third Rail Projects on The Grand Paradise and has previously worked with Third Rail Projects on Genuine Plastic Reliquaries and House 17. Her design credits include A Delicate Madness (Becky Radway Dance Projects), Vestments of the Gods (NYC Fringe Festival), and Almost, Maine (Skidmore College). Her associate and assistant credits include Map of Virtue (NYCDA), Sweeney Todd (Skidmore College), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Skidmore College). Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College, where she is a frequent visiting scenic artist, and is a mentee of the Wingspace Theatrical Design Mentorship Program in its inaugural year. esvennin.wordpress.com
Carlton Cyrus Ward (Original Technical Director) is a dancer, circus performer and actor from the woods of northern Vermont. He came to NYC to study theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Carlton has recently been very busy. He has worked with Third Rail Projects on Learning Curve, Sweet & Lucky, The Grand Paradise, and Then She Fell. He has also works with Phantom Limb Company. He played Shackleton in 69 S and is performing in their newest work, Memory Rings. He has also worked with Becky Radway Dance Projects, The Artigiani Troupe, and Circus Amok. He recently created and performed his first one-man show, Bomont: A Clown Story, a solo version of Footloose. Carlton, along with Becky Radway and Joel Marsh Garland, made a dance film, 219 Gates. You should look it up on youtube.
Mackenzie Whiting (Production Intern) is a recent graduate of Skidmore College and an aspiring scenic artist. Future plans include applying to Cobalt Studio's scenic apprenticeship program and finding the best cup of coffee in Brooklyn.
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 and video art projects in New York and internationally. For Third Rail Projects she has designed several shows including Then She Fell, Roadside Attraction, and Vanishing Point. Design for dance includes projects with Brian Brooks, Kyle Abraham, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theater, Ballett Basel, Karole Armitage, Pam Tanowitz, Vanessa Walters, and Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature. Design in video art includes David Michalek’s Slow Dancing, Matthew Barney's Cremaster 5, Toni Dove’s Lucid Possession and Eve Sussman’s 89 Seconds at Alcazar. karenyoungcostume.com