Visiting Artists 2015

Lisa D’Amour is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist.  She is one half of the OBIE-Award winning performance duo PearlDamour, whose work has been presented by HERE Arts Center, PS122, The Whitney Museum of Art, the Walker Arts Center and the FuseBox Festival.  Her plays have been commissioned and produced by theaters across the country, including The Women’s Project, Playwrights’ Horizons,

Brendan Connelly is a sound designer and composer, splitting time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.  In 1998, he co-founded the Obie-award winning theater company, The Two-headed Calf along with director Brooke O’Harra, and has composed scores for all of its productions including Drum of the Waves of Horikawa,  Trifles, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great, Major Barbara (for which Brendan

Jess Barbagallo is a writer and performer and has performed with Big Dance Theater (The Other Here), Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf (Panic, Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, It Cannot Be Called Our Mother But Our Graves) and The Builders Association (Jet Lag).

Shawn Sides is co-producing artistic director of Rude Mechanicals and an actor of stage, TV, film and video.

Steven Sapp co-founded THE POINT Community Development Corporation (Hunts Point) in 1993 and Universes (poetic theatre ensemble) in 1996, both in collaboration with Mildred Ruiz-Sapp.

Karen Morrow is an American singer and actress best known for her work in musical theater. Her honors include an Emmy Award and a Theatre World Award, an Ovation Award and five Drama-Logue Award nominations.