Aleshea Harris is a playwright, poet and educator who received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been presented at the Costume Shop at American Conservatory Theater, Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, freeFall Theatre Company, VOXfest at Dartmouth, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne- National Drama Center in France, the Skirball Center, The Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT and in the 2015 anthology, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Harris is a MacDowell Fellow and winner of the 2016 Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation for Is God Is.
Alexander Borinsky is a playwright, born in Baltimore in 1986.
Daaimah Mubashshir is a New York City playwright by way of Chicago and Houston. Her work has been developed by JACK, The Bushwick Starr, The Fire This Time Festival and others. Daaimah is a member of New Georges and Clubbed Thumb’s Early-Career Writers’ Group.
Emmy Bright works in drawing, writing, print and performance. She investigates the problem of empathy and the problem of boundaries in projects combining comedy, psychology, art history and philosophy. She holds a BA in Art History from University of Chicago, an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she co-chairs their Print Media Department. She currently lives in Detroit where her work is represented by David Klein Gallery. She very much believes in both academic and magical thinking.
Mariana Valencia is a Brooklyn based dance artist. She has held residencies nationally and internationally and her work has been presented In New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, OR and the Balkans. Valencia is a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakthrough Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient (2018), a Jerome Travel and Study Grant fellow (2014-15), a Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation grant recipient (2010-13) and a Movement Research GPS/Global Practice Sharing artist (2016/17).
Will Arbery is a playwright + performer + filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming. His work has been developed at Clubbed Thumb, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, The New Group, and Ojai Playwrights Conference. He grew up the only boy among seven sisters.