Alexandra Tatarsky is theater artist from New York City. She has adapted the absurdist vignettes of Daniil Kharms for the stage and performed in wild rewritings of Hedda Gabbler, The Bacchae and the Yiddish spirit possession love story Dybbuk. She recently wrapped a sold-out Fringe run of her original solo show “Beast of Festive Skin” about alchemists, rappers and other visionaries trapped in Hell and is thrilled to continue her tour of the underworld with Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions.
Rachael Solomon studied acting and directing, among other things, at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU. This is her second time working with Truant Arts previously, she performed in, The Beeping by Josh Drimmer.
Favorite roles include Kyra in Skylight, Molly in The Story of Susanna, Nina in Strange Interlude, and Summit in The Cost of Education. Rachael was accepted into two acting apprenticeships, NY Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theatre and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Rachael was thrilled to get the opportunity to direct a play she also authored called Underdeveloped, which recently premiered at Manhattan Rep. She is a proud producer of DICE Theatre Company, a dramatic improv co. based in NYC which recently returned from their first West Coast performance with foolsFury Ensemble Theatre. In addition to her theatre credits, she has taught theatre and specifically, improv to hundreds of kids. When not in the theatre she works administratively in the arts. Rachael is made aware daily, of how fortunate she is to work with immensely talented, generous and supportive collaborators and this venture with Truant Arts is no exception.
Kristy Caldwell is an illustrator working two sides of a colorful coin: New York theatre and children's books. This is her first time working with the creative forces behind Truant. She's recently illustrated posters for Epic Theatre Ensemble (Born with Teeth; Hold These Truths; Dispatches from (A)mended America) and set projections for Superhero Clubhouse (MARS: A Play About Mining). Her first children's book for iPad, Bachi and the Rooftop of the World, will be released in Fall 2013. kristycaldwell.com
Amy is a collaborative theatre artist specializing in directing and developing new/experimental theatre works. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College. She was a scholarship student of both directing and playwriting at La Mama Umbria International in 2011, and was a regular contributor to ongoing monthly experimental theatre events during her time at SLC. These formative experiences led her to begin self-producing and developing work in NYC.
As a director/dramaturg, Amy has worked alongside emerging playwrights to develop several new works which have gone on to further professional development/production stages. She was a featured amongst a collection of emerging artists at Dixon Place’s Catalyst Project, presenting a new-one act by Daniel Kessler, entitled THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS. Her work in the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival, MY DATE WITH TROY DAVIS, was hailed by Backstage.com as an “entertaining, somewhat surreal fantasia” and “cleverly” directed. She recently developed a devised-theatre piece with TheatreLAB RVA: EXQUISITE CORPSE based on the Surrealist parlor game of the same name. Amy is currently in the pre-production process for a ROSEMARY ROSEMARY, a short-film in conjunction with BSD Media.
Amy teaches theatre at Westchester Community College. She enjoys Rock'N'Roll, slowly teaching herself to play guitar, the magic of theatrical collaboration, and sleeping late on Sundays. Proud to continue my work with the passionate Truants.
Cassandra is from a beautiful wooded and pastured region in Arkansas, but currently has near-daily opportunities to contemplate self-actualization while riding the G train. She spends a lot of her time doing that, and also being a seamstress. She very recently completed the MFA Theatre program at Sarah Lawrence College and is positively excited to continue to perform and make things.
Robert Teague is a playwright, director, actor, stage technician and producer who focuses on collaborative creation that begins before the first word is typed. He returned to the New York theater and film scene in 2008 after 25 years as a journalist and is making up for lost time as fast as he can. In addition to "Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions," (Chaos aOWP) his piece in Chaos Under Construction, he has spent the last five years writing half a dozen short plays, three full-length plays, a short film and a feature film. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and would love to hear from you.
Christopher Lazariuk is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, an alum of the 2011 MATS theatre program through the Eugene O'neill Theatre Center, and a freelance performance artist who interns at The Puppet Kitchen, in the Lower East Side. The chaos of this summer has seen him working in theatres, on the streets, in music festivals, ramen noodles, and jumping from couch to couch for a season to save money on rent. He would like to thank these loving friends from the bottom of his heart for their countless moments of generosity. I would not have been able to make it this far without your love.
Sarah Schoofs is thrilled to be creating yet another brilliant piece of art with the wonderful Mr. Bob Teague as well as garnering new relationships with some amazing NYC talents through Truant Arts.. Some previous film credits include Lily in 'Gut' (official selection of over 20 international film festivals), and Jane in the feature 'Alone'.
Also keep an eye out for her in the upcoming feature 'Audition', Post Acetate Media's feature 'Peepers' and Endtimes Production's 7th annual holiday extravaganza 'Naked Holidays'!
For news about upcoming projects, visit www.sarahschoofs.com!