“My investigation of movement has led me to choices which vary from traditional norms. My dancers and I see the rehearsal as a laboratory for testing scientific principles on the body. We invent action ideas which we think are archetypal, noticeable, understandable. The outcome is a mixture of slam dancing, exquisite and amazing human flight and a wild action sport which captures kids, older people and the general public’s hearts and minds and bodies.”

Elizabeth Streb

PERFORMANCES

AUG 24, 2024 7:30pm, Saturday

BRECKENRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS

STREB EXTREME ACTION revisits their roots with a retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s classic solos from the 70s and 80s, early equipment experimentations from the 90s, and extreme action opuses with the large scale “action machines” which the company has since become known for from the early 21st century. This historic look back not only provides a sense of grounding, and an instructional DNA for how Streb built to human flight, but it sows the company’s soil for new seeds of extreme action to germinate as they push boundaries into the future.

Photo Credit: Ralph Alswang

EXTREME ACTION HEROES

The members of Elizabeth Streb’s company, STREB EXTREME ACTION, combine virtuosity and technical skill with openhearted popular appeal. Founded in New York City in 1985 by choreographer Elizabeth Streb, the company has traveled, artistically as well as geographically, from the heights of the experimental dance world to the cutting-edge of popular entertainment.
“If dancers are the athletes of God, Streb’s members are the gladiators. Flipping, tumbling, leaping marvels, they perform one arduous feat after another, putting their brawny bodies through punishing routines that leave their audiences grimacing and shielding their eyes.”

Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

  • Cassandre Joseph
    Cassandre JosephCo-Artistic Director/Director of Corporate and Program Development

    Cassandre Joseph (She/Her/Hers) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her investigation in movement  began at the age of four with the sport of gymnastics. Over a span of twenty years as a competitive gymnast, she earned several state and regional titles. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English Literature and studied journalism at Temple University’s graduate communications program. She joined STREB in 2007 as an instructor and company member. In September 2017, Cassandre Joseph was appointed Associate Artistic Director of STREB Extreme Action, and also oversees SLAM’s education program. As a performer, she has been seen ziplining across the Park Avenue Armory, scaling the walls of the Bergdorf building and dancing on the spokes of the London Eye. Cassandre has been the Creative Director of the STREB Kid Company since 2010 for which she has choreographed and self-produced three evening length works: Heroes (2015), Momentum (2016) and Navigation (2017). She is a strong believer in the transformative power of movement and is passionate about empowering young people to push boundaries and expand their notions of what is possible. When she is not seen in a rehearsal, teaching classes or creating action events at SLAM,  she can be found training her daughter Nia to be a mini-action hero.

  • Jackie Carlson
    Jackie CarlsonSenior Action Hero

    Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Jackie Carlson (She/He/They) is a 15- year STREB ACTION HERO veteran! Jackie has studied ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and gymnastics since the age of 6. She’s won many awards and scholarships in the dance competition world, including Miss Dance of Michigan in 2000 and “Most Outstanding Dancer ’01” with NYC Dance Alliance. She spent five consecutive summers on full scholarship at The Milwaukee Ballet School, before moving to New York City right out of high school to join Dance Theatre of Harlem, a professional ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell. Jackie’s dream came true when her lifetime goal of becoming a stunt double and her love of dancing COLLIDED in 2008 when she joined STREB Extreme Action!

  • Nailah Cunningham
    Nailah CunninghamAction Hero

    Nailah Cunningham (They/Them) was raised in the weird city of Portland, Oregon. At a young age, following in their sister’s steps, they began their movement training at a nonprofit arts school, Portland Metro Arts, where they trained in ballet and modern dance. In 2017 they chose to pursue movement as a career and moved to New York to start training on scholarship at The Ailey School. In 2019 Nailah was honored to perform at Lincoln Center with the company in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria before graduating in 2020. Throughout 2021 they worked with 98 Art Collective as their featured movement artist. Nailah joined STREB in March 2022. They are very excited to push their limits and learn to fly.

  • D’Sherrick Williams
    D’Sherrick WilliamsAction Hero

    Born and raised in Marshall, Texas, D’Sherrick (Dee) Williams (He/Him/His) spent his childhood spinning in colorguard and kicking in Karate. In 2022, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Northwestern State University. D’Sherick has studied various dance forms, including Hip-Hop, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Partnering. D’Sherrick spent the summer of 2021 in Canada teaching dance at a camp for the arts. There, he furthered his pedagogic skills as well as his deep love for choreography and free, raw movement. D’Sherrick can be seen spending his free time skateboarding, playing one of his many instruments, or working as a fireman at his local fire station.

ACTION HEROES, 2023/24 Season

  • ANDREA LAISURE
      ANDREA LAISUREAction Hero

      Andrea Laisure (she/her) is from Long Island, NY where she competed in gymnastics and judo before starting dance in High School. She graduated from Muhlenberg College with majors in International Studies and Spanish with a concentration in Public Health. There, she found a passion for aerial arts. Having just completed a full time circus program at Aircraft Circus Academy in London, Andrea is excited to take her love of flipping, flying, and dancing to STREB this season!!

    • SARAH PEREZ
        SARAH PEREZAction Hero

        Sarah Perez is a dance artist from France where she earned gold medals at the France National Dance competitions. With her crew, she finished 2nd in France at the international hip-hop competition, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, qualifying her for the world championship finals in Phoenix. Sarah recently graduated from the Peridance Certificate Program and has performed in videos for monotronic, Caural, Ryan serhant, Sabrina Lonis, and for brands Sony alpha and RSVLT.

      • Kai Rizzuto
          Kai RizzutoAction Hero

          Homegrown in Brooklyn, New York, Kai Rizzuto (He/Him) started his movement journey at age 4 at the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics. He trained at SLAM for 12 years, where he became a founding member of the STREB Kid Company. In 2012, Kai began training in hip hop dance at The Beacon School, and eventually continued to SUNY Purchase where he majored in Mechanical Sound Engineering and Design and was named a student director of Sabotage Dance Team for three years. Kai is grateful to have found his way back to STREB in 2022 and is excited to be living a lifelong dream of performing with the STREB EXTREME ACTION company!

        • Jaylen Taylor
            Jaylen TaylorAction Hero

            Jaylen Taylor (He/Him/Friend) is from Canton, MS. He is a proud 2023 graduate of New York University Steinhardt’s Dance Education program, with a MA in Teaching Dance in the Professions: ABT Pedagogy. Mr. Taylor is a 2021 graduate of The Jackson State University where he received a Bachelors in Journalism and Media Studies with a concentration in Integrated Marketing. During his tenure at JSU he was a member of the JSU Cheer and Tumbling Squad, PRAM, Men of Excellence, Transfer Ambassador, Mr Debonair for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., also served as the president of the Delta Psi Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. and the Secretary for the NPHC.  Mr. Taylor has performed in Italy and on world-renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. At NYU he was a member of NYU’s Cheer Competition Team, a peer representative for SDEA at, and actively represented for the Steinhardt Dance Program.

            Mr. Taylor believes that “There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”-Nelson Mandela

          • Luciany Germán
              Luciany GermánAction Hero

              LUCIANY GERMÁN (Action Hero), a dancer/model born and raised in the Bronx, New York, attended Lehman College where she studied modern dance and began her journey with STREB through the SLAM Remote program in 2013. Luciany has performed in various productions with STREB, notably the Picasso Circus at the Musée d’Orsay, and in FALLING & LOVING, a collaboration between the SITI Company and the STREB Extreme Action.

            OPEN REHEARSALS

            See you at SLAM!

            Our Rehearsals are Free and Open to the Public

            Come in and watch the process as it unfolds, and if you have a great idea let us know.  STREB believes that the cross section of activity in our space feeds the creativity.

            Open Rehearsal Schedule for Summer, 2024:
            Tuesday-Friday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
            July 15 – July 19
            July 22 – July 26
            July 29 – August 2
            August 5 – August 9

            STREB’s presents TIME MACHINE
            Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA)
            August 24, 2024
            More info!

            TOURING PRODUCTIONS

            To Book STREB EXTREME ACTION, Contact Booking Manager Anne McDougall: anne@streb.org 

            To Book Elizabeth Streb for Speaking Engagements, Contact Company Manager Shannon Reynolds: shannon@streb.org

            TIME MACHINE

            Emerging from the pandemic with a newfound appreciation for their past, the STREB Extreme Action Company revisits their roots with a retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s classic solos from the 70s and 80s, early equipment experimentations from the 90s, and extreme action opuses with the large scale “action machines” which the company has since become known for from the early 21st century. This historic look back not only provides a sense of grounding, and an instructional DNA for how Streb built to human flight, but it sows the company’s soil for new seeds of extreme action to germinate as they push boundaries into the future. Time Machine premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2021.

            SPECIAL EVENTS

            Bring the Extreme Action to your next event.

            For forty years, STREB has performed in theaters large and small, served as artists-in-residence at the world’s top art museums, and taken its work into the streets and sports stadiums. The company has also taken their signature extreme action to iconic locations including Grand Central Station, Coney Island’s fairground, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Madison Square Garden, the mall outside the Smithsonian Institution and more.

            SELECTED PAST EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

            For over forty years, STREB EXTREME ACTION has performed in theaters large and small, served as artists-in-residence at the world’s top art museums, and taken its work into the streets and sports stadiums. 

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            2023-2024 Season

            ADELAIDE FESTIVAL
            March 14-17, 2024
            Her Majesty’s Theatre / Grote Street, Kaurna Country, Adelaide

            WOMADELAIDE FESTIVAL
            March 8-11, 2024
            Adelaide’s Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, Adelaide, South Australia

            BLUE RIBBON CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
            February 27-29, 2024
            The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

            DANCE PARADE
            May 20, 2023
            Manhattan, NY

            TIME MACHINE 
            March 24 – May 21, 2023
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            2021-2022 Season

            FAILING FORWARD, AGAIN 
            November 18 – December 18, 2022
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            Little Amal Walks NYC, Time to fly
            September 23, 2022
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
            Pittsburgh Dance Council Season Special, Pittsburgh, PA
            Friday,  June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2022

            FAILING FORWARD
            May 7 – May 29, 2022
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            TIME MACHINE: From Ringside to Extreme Action
            Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle, WA
            Thursday,  January 20 – Saturday, January 22, 2022

            Fall for Dance Festival
            New York City Center, New York, NY
            Wednesday, October 13, 2021 & Thursday, October 14, 2021

            Manhattan West
            One Manhattan West, New York, NY
            Friday, September 17, 2021 – Sunday, September 19, 2021

            STREB: From Ringside To Extreme Action
            Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA
            Wednesday, August 18- Sunday, August 22, 2021

            Behind-the-Scenes Multimedia Artist Talk with Anne Bogart & Elizabeth Streb
            presented online by Columbia Festival of the Arts
            Friday, June 25, 7 pm

            MASSIVE ROTATIONS & Artist Talk
            presented online by JoyceStream
            December 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021

            DANGER: Everyday Objects & Artist Talk 
            presented online December 11, 2020 – January 24, 2021

            2019-2020 Season

            Behind-the-Scenes Multimedia Artist Talk with Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Streb & Members of SITI and STREB
            presented online by Connecticut College
            Wednesday, November 18, 12 pm

            Action Heroes: Home Season @ Home
            presented online June, 26, 2020 @ 7 pm

            ACTION HEROES: SOONER, HIGHER, FASTER, HARDER
            November 16 – December 15, 2020
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            SPECIAL EVENT:
            How Impossible Works: Inside the Mind of Elizabeth Streb
            Oct 28, 2019 6:30pm
            STREB @ SLAM, Brooklyn, NY

            FALLING & LOVING
            Kasser Theater @ Montclair State University
            September 24, 2019 7:30pm
            September 25, 2019 7:30pm
            September 26, 2019 7:30pm
            September 27, 2019 7:30pm
            September 28, 2019 8:00pm
            September 29, 2019 3:00pm

            Louvre Abu Dhabi
            Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
            September 18 -20, 2019

            Parade
            Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
            September 13 -15, 2019

            SEA II – A Live Action Show
            SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics)
            March 23 – May 12, 2019
            Saturdays @ 5pm
            Sundays @ 3pm

            2017-2018 Season

            Picasso Circus
            Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
            Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm
            Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm & 9:00pm

            Tanz in August
            August 11th, 2018 @ 1pm & 4pm
            (Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz): SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
            August 12th @ 2pm, 2018 (HAU3): STREB Kid Action Event

            Internationales Sommerfestival-Kampnagel 
            August 15th, 2018 @ 8pm
            August 16th, 17th, 18th, 2018 @ 7pm

            The Under Construction Summer Festival 2018
            at Lumberyard (Catskill, NY)
            July 6, 2018 @ 8PM
            July  7, 2018 @ 7PM
            July 8, 2018 @ 3PM

            Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
            Kimmel Center
            Philadelphia, PA
            Tuesday, June 5 – Thursday June 7, 2018

            Arts Brookfield & Brookfield Place
            New York, NY
            Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:30pm & 6:00pm
            Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 12:30pm & 6:00pm
            Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:30pm

            FREE KID ACTION CLASS – Arts Brookfield & Brookfield Place
            New York, NY
            Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00AM – 11:00AM

            SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
            Brooklyn, NY
            March 2 – April 8, 2018

            OZ Arts
            Nashville, TN
            Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm
            Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 2:00pm
            Post-show Q&As on January 27

            LIED Center
            Lincoln, NE
            Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm

            South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
            Miami, FL
            Saturday January 20, 2018 @ 8:00pm
            Sunday, January 21, 2018 @3:00pm

            Summer Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
            Athens, Greece
            June 18 -22, 2017
            7:30PM

            The Harris Theater
            Chicago, IL
            January 13-14, 2017

            2015-2016 Season

            The Kennedy Center
            Washington, DC
            November 4-5, 2016

            SEA us Together in ACTION, SLAM
            A benefit for NYC Together and STREB
            Brooklyn, NY
            October 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm

            Fall For Dance,  New York City Center
            New York, NY
            September 26 & 27, 2016 at 8pm

            First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival
            Rochester, NY
            September 16-17, 2016

            Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
            Breckenridge, CO
            August 20-21, 2016

            SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)
            SLAM in Brooklyn, NY
            March 31- April 24, 2016

            National Geographic- Brain Games

            Miller Outdoor Theater
            Houston, TX
            October 30, 2015, 7:30pm & October 31, 2015, 7:30pm

            Peace Concert Hall
            Greenville, SC
            October 17, 2015, 8pm

            GA Institute of Technology
            Atlanta, GA
            October 8, 2015, 7:30pm & October 9, 2015, 8pm

            Fife Theatre
            Blacksburg, VA
            October 2, 2015, 7:30pm

            Just for Laughs Festival
            Montreal, Canada
            July 16 – 26 2015

            Toronto Pan American Games
            Toronto, Canada
            July 11 – 12 2015

            COLLABORATORS

            Laura Flanders (Libretto)

            Laura Flanders is the host and executive producer of The Laura Flanders Show, which airs on PBS stations nationwide. She is an Izzy-Award winning independent journalist, a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Media Center. lauraflanders.org

            Adam H. Greene (Assistant Lighting Design)

            Recent Projects: America Amerique, Jena Co. Tour 2010. Asst. Lighting Designer: A Boy and His Soul, The Vineyard Theatre; Othello, Shakespeare on the Sound. Off-Broadway Design Credits; The Public Theater, NYC: Embedded (Written and Directed by Tim Robbins). 59E59: Cooking for Kings and Beau Brummell (Director Simon Green) Los Angeles Design Credits; The Actors’ Gang: Blood, Love, Madness (Director Brent Hinkley), Little (Director Shira Pivens), Self Defense (Director Beth Milles), Embedded, Orlando (Director Joyce Pivens). Evidence Room: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (Director Bart DeLorenzo), CRINGE (DeLorenzo), and 99¢ DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA- 2002 (Choreographer Ken Roht). The Boston Court: Pera Palas (Director Michael Michetti), Garland Award for Lighting Design. Resident Assistant: Mark Taper Forum 2003-2006. MFA – NYU, Tisch. Web: www.greenelightdesign.com

            2017-2018 Season

            Ms Harrington received the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle and American Theatre Wing Awards for the projections in The Who’s Tommy. Other Broadway credits: Amy’s View, The Good Body, Civil War, Putting it Together. Freak, Ragtime, The Capeman, Racing Demon, Company, Having Our Say, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The Heidi Chronicles, My One and Only, and Their Playing Our Song. Off Broadway: Les MIZrahi (Visual Director), As Thousands Cheer, Merrily We Roll Along (3 times!) Hapgood, and the ill-fated Whistle Down the Wind. Opera: Brundibar, Grapes of Wrath, Nixon in China, A View From The Bridge, The Photographer, The Magic Flute, Ghosts of Versailles, Rusalka, Orpheo ed Euridice Ballet: Anna Karenina, Othello Ballet Mecanique, Concert: Stop Making Sense, The Talking Heads, Ira Gershwin at 100,Carnegie Hall, Simon and Garfunkel Old Friends Tour, Chris Rock. Sports: Player introductions for the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty at Madison Square Garden. Ms Harrington is the recipient of the 1995 Obie Award for excellence in projection design and the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration. The former design director of Esquire Magazine, she produced Words on Fire for PBS and two fine daughters. She lectures widely on Projection design and is on the faculty of the Yale school of Drama.

            Andrea Lauer (Costume Design)

            Broadway: American Idiot. Off Broadway: Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage),’Or (Women’s Project), The Butcher of Baraboo (Second Stage Uptown), Elephant Dreams (Joyce), Status Entropus (NYC, Greece), Our Lady of 121st Street, and Hair (NYU).  Touring: Bring It On, the Musical National Tour, American Idiot, National Tour.   Regional:  TRU (Baystreet), Bring It On, the Musical (Alliance Theatre) American Idiot (Berkeley Rep), Selected Alley Theatre Credits (Houston, TX): The Crucible, After the Fall, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Steel Magnolias, Soccer Moms (Fleetwood Stage). She also designs for dance: The Trey McIntyre Project, STREB (Kiss the Air!, FORCES), and is a fashion stylist.   Her fashion designs have been published in Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour and her styling work has been seen in the 2010 April issue of American Vogue, and on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. M.F.A. NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow)

            Jim Lewis (Book)

            Jim wrote and co-conceived FELA!, winner of 11 TONY nominations on Broadway, and 3 Oliviers for the National  Theatre production in London.  He personally received nominations for both “Best Musical” and “Best Book for a Musical” for these productions.   Prior to that, Jim also received a Lortell Award for “Outstanding Musical” for FELA! and an unprecedented two Drama Desk nominations in the same year for “Best Book” for both FELA! and This Beautiful City (w/ The Civilians).  FELA! recently completed a two-year worldwide tour.  Other selected works. Broadway: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (TONY, Drama Desk nominations); and Dangerous Games (both w/ Graciela Daniele). Off Broadway/Regional: Tango Apaisionado; Ionesco’s The Chairs; Ibsen’s Lady from the Sea. Opera/Dance: Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant; Ballet Hispanico’s Nightclub; Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles;PastFORWARD (w/ Mikhail Baryshnikov). Dramaturg: House Arrest (Anna Deavere Smith); Drawn to Death (Art Spiegelman); Cymbeline and Waste (w/ Bartlett Sher); Lincoln Center’s WOZA AFRIKA Festival. W/ Bill T. Jones: Dream On Monkey Mountain, Chapel/Chapter, and Still/Here (20th Anniversary Season.

            Erik Pearson (Video Design)

            Erik Pearson is a director and projection designer.  He has directed in New York for Playwrights Realm, American Opera Projects, HERE, terraNOVA, Studio NYC, New York Theater Experiment, Lark and NYU/Tisch, as well as regionally for Shakespeare Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and BRAVA!  He has designed projections in New York for SOHO Playhouse, Intar, STREB and the new musical Heading East with B.D. Wong.  Regionally he has designed for El Paso Opera, The Magic, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company and Center Rep as well as Moorehouse/Spellman College, Brandeis Theater Company and The University of California at Santa Cruz where he taught theatrical projection design.  Upcoming: Directing Billy Witch, a new play by Gregg Moss, for Studio 42.  Erik holds an MFA in directing from Yale School of Drama.  www.elpearson.com

            Alex Rappoport (Cinematographer)

            Alex Rappoport is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and independent video producer specializing in documentary filmmaking.  Since 2009 he has been the director of photography for History Channel’s Swamp People series.  From 1996 to 2001 he produced numerous segments for WNET’s City Arts and PBS’s Egg: The Arts Show.  More recently he has directed and shot several music videos, image spots for the Sundance Channel and Nick Jr., documentary shorts for Etsy.com and Gallery HD, and produced multiple interstitial programs for the Sundance Channel. In the early 1990’s, Alex shot and/or cut numerous promotional pieces for MTV, VH1, USA Network, Nickelodeon, and The Sci-Fi Channel.  As a director of photography he has numerous broadcast credits including National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, Food Network, VOOM, and several Emmy Award-winning programs for HBO and HBO Family.

            David Van Tieghem (Original Music & Sound Design)

            Broadway: Doubt, Born Yesterday, Arcadia, Elling, The Normal Heart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Behanding in Spokane, A Man for All Seasons, Reckless, Inherit the Wind, Frozen, After Miss Julie, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Crucible, The Good Body, Uncle Vanya. Off-Broadway: Happy Hour, The Lyons, Wit, Through a Glass Darkly, Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling, Farragut North, How I Learned to Drive, The Grey Zone, The House in Town, The Paris Letter, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Jack Goes Boating, Woman Before A Glass. Film/TV: Buried Prayers, Eye of God, Working Girls, Penn & Teller and The Wooster Group. Dance: Twyla Tharp, Doug Varone, Michael Moschen, Elisa Monte, Hilary Easton, Boston Ballet. Percussionist: Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and Steve Reich, Love of Life Orchestra. CDs: Thrown for a Loop, Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers, These Things Happen. Internet: www.vantieghem.com

            Robert Wierzel (Lighting Design)

            As a lighting designer, Mr. Wierzel has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theatre, dance, contemporary music, museums and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. Robert has a long collaboration (26 years) with choreographer & director Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.  His other dance collaborations include works with choreographers Elizabeth Streb, Liz Gerring; Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance Company; Doug Varone; Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky; Sean Curran; Molissa Fenley; Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Productions with the opera companies of Paris-Garnier; Tokyo; Toronto;  Bergen & Kristiansand, Norway;  Folk Opera, Sweden; Glimmerglass Festival; New York City Opera;  Seattle; Boston Lyric; Minnesota; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Virginia; Chicago Lyric; Montreal; Vancouver; Florida Grand; Portland, among others. His theatre work has been seen on and off Broadway, including the musical Fela! (Tony Award nomination) and at the Royal National Theatre of London, UK. Robert’s extensive theatre work includes productions at most major regional theatres within the country, from New York to San Francisco.

            Brandon Wolcott (Sound Design)

            Brandon has composed music and designed sound for dance and theater at dozens of productions around NYC and the U.S. Recent/Notable productions include:   Hit the Wall at Barrow Street. Henry V at Two River (Original Music). Kiss the Air at The Park Avenue Armory. Titus Andronicus at The Public (Original Music). The Maids with Red Bull. The Tenant with the Woodshed Collective. NYC credits include: MTC, The Public, Ontological, The Joyce, LaMama, DTW, Clubbed Thumb, 59e59, PS122, 3LD, New Ohio and many more…

            Paul Piekarz (Audio Engineer)
            Robert Woodruff (Associate Director)

            Robert Woodruff has directed over 60 productions across the U.S. at theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater and BAM. Most recently, he directed Celebration at the Hungarian State Theater in Cluj, Bergmans Autumn Sonata at Yale Rep and Madame White Snake for Opera Boston, which premiered at The Beijing Music Festival. Internationally, his work has been seen at the Habimah National Theatre in Israel, Sydney Arts Festival, Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Festival of the Arts, Jerusalem Festival and Spoleto Festival USA. Early work includes many premiere productions with Sam Sheppard including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. He is currently on the faculty of Yale School of Drama. United States Artists named Woodruff a 2007 USA Biller Fellow.

            SPECIAL THANKS to all the former STREB Action Heroes whose contributions and movements live on in our hearts, bodies and minds, and continue to inform our actions:

            Jason Jaworski, Alma Langley, Guadeloupe Martinez, Liam Clancy, Christine Knight, Adolpho Pati, Ned Malouf, Soldana Rivera, Mark Robison, Paula Gifford*, John Landes, Katrina Birchfield, Brain Levy, Gary Lutes, Jorge Collazo, Peter LaRose, Henry Beer, Jane Setteducatto, Nancy Alfaro, Daniel MacIntosh, Joseph Arias, Diann Sichell, Boris Willis, Michael Schwartz, Christine McQuade, Matthew Stromberg, Brandon O’Dell, Hope Clark*, Albert Elmore Jr., Christopher Batenhorst, Brian Brooks, Sheila Carreras Branson, Lisa Dalton, Eli McAfee, Nikita Maxwell, Weena Pauly, Chantel Deeble, Jonah Spear, Aaron Henderson, deeAnn Nelson, Terry Dean Bartlett*, Christine Chen, Yushemepree Spencer, Ami Ipapo, Kevin Lindsay, Sarah Donnelly, Chris Lee, Sarah Callan, John Kasten, Samantha Jakus, Justina Grayman, Leonardo Giron*, Matthew McEwan, Jamarious Stewart, Loganne Bond, Fabio Tavares*, Felix Hess, Marcus Smith, Chance Hill, Sophia Wade, Kairis Daniels, Brigitte Manga, Luciany Germán, Daniel Rysak*, Tyler DuBois, Justin Ross.

            *Indicates 10+ year tenure