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
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 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.
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