Oona Curley (she/her; Scenic & Lighting Design) is a lighting and scenic designer living in Brooklyn (Munsee Lenape land). Frequent and favorite collaborators include: Knud Adams, Tara Ahmadinejad, John Anselmo+Crew, Ngozi Anyanwu, Jason Ardizzone-West, Alex Bechtel, Eliza Bent, Liza Birkenmeier, Montana Levi Blanco, Oana Botez, Martha Graham Cracker, Machine Dazzle, Stacey DeRosier, Jordan Fein, Loretta Greco, Morgan Green, Emma Griffin, Trish Harnetiaux, Sam Helfrich, Ásta Bennie Hostetter, John Jarboe, Qween Jean, Jenn Kidwell, Jes Levine, Lex Liang, Taibi Magar, Peter Mills Weiss, Gunnar Montana, Stowe Nelson, Kimie Nishikawa, Meredith Ries, James Rutherford, Scott R. Sheppard, Stoli Stolnack, Mikaal Sulaimaan, Alice Tavener, Ashley Teague, Awoye Timpo, Annie Tippe, Alex Torra, Masha Tsimring, Mfoniso Udofia, Whitney White, and Alice Yorke. Oona is a proud company member of Lightning Rod Special (creators of Underground Railroad Game and The Appointment), Associate Artist with Bearded Ladies Cabaret, and member of USA829. MFA NYU Tisch. #blacklivesmatter. www.oonacurley.com
Stacey DeRosier (she/her; Scenic & Lighting Design) NYC lighting designer credits: Here We Are (Theater for One), School Girls, Or the African Mean Girls Play (Berkeley Rep), All the Natalie Portmans (MCC Theater), Stew (Page 73), How to Load a Musket (Less Than Rent), The Copper Children (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Men on Boats (Baltimore Center Stage), for all the women who thought they were Mad (Soho Rep), White Noise conceived by Daniel Fish (NYU Skirball), Playing Hot! (Pipeline Theater Company), Mies Julie & Dance of Death (Classic Stage Company), Novenas For a Lost Hospital, No One is Forgotten, Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater) & 2018 Lilly Award Daryl Roth Prize recipient.
Lacey Erb (she/her or they/them; Media Design) is a Brooklyn based projection & media designer. Her theatrical work has been presented at NY and regional theatres, with various singer songwriters, and at SXSW Interactive. As an associate, she has worked on multiple Broadway productions, as part of national tours, and on experiential multimedia art exhibitions. Her animation and editing work can be seen on digital productions by the Kennedy Center, on HBO and elsewhere. Lacey is a founder and creative partner of Remarkable Squirrel Productions, member of USA 829, and holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. www.laceyerb.com
David Gibbs (he/him; Press Representative) is the founder of DARR Publicity, a boutique press agency specializing in theater, dance, film, music-driven shows and unique theatrical experiences. Clients include The Amoralists, Company XIV, Ice Factory Festival, La MaMa, M-34, Molière in the Park, New Ohio Theatre and PTP/NYC. David has publicized shows at many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway venues throughout NYC. His clients have won Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Obie and Off Broadway Alliance Awards. www.DarrPublicity.com
Michael Guagno (he/him; Performer, Co-Creator) is a New York City based actor originally from Bedminster Township, Pennsylvania. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts having studied at the Atlantic Acting School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while there. This is his fourth time performing Letter to My Father. Previous iterations took place at Columbia University, the AXA in Action festival in Prague, and Magic FutureBox in Brooklyn. More recently, he appeared in Animals Out of Paper at Hudson Stage Company and Much Ado About Nothing for South Brooklyn Shakespeare. His film credits include The Truth About Lies and Fort Tilden. On television and the web, he has had roles on The Deuce, Z: the Beginning of Everything, Blue Bloods, and High Maintenance.
Dave Harrington (he/him; Original Music) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. His work includes free improvisation, film scoring, producing albums for other artists, and immersive hybrid performance—including the recent Dream Machine (2018) which premiered at Pioneer Works and featured Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the Master Musicians of Jajouka. A wide-ranging collaborator, Harrington has performed or recorded with: Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra, Yuka Honda, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Mauro Refosco, Nels Cline, Innov Gnawa, Miho Hatori, Joe Russo, Kimbra, Angel Deradoorian, Ilhan Ersahin, and many more.
Marty Keiser (he/him; Associate Direector) last worked with M-34 on James Rutherford's production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé in the role of Herod. Credits include The Metropolitan Opera (a three-time Principal Guest Artist most recently as a member of the clown troupe in Pagliacci), ESPN, The David Letterman Show, Classic Stage Company, Ontological, Mabou Mines, HERE, Chocolate Factory, Wild Project, PIT, NY Classical, National and International tours, and as a company member of Performance Lab 115. Member of AEA. MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Adjunct Associate Professor at Pace University. Marty has a dedicated daily meditation practice, a deepening interest in the healing arts, and is an Aquarius Sun, Leo Rising, and has a whole lot of Virgo in his chart which complicates things. He does not have a website and knows he needs to work on that.
Darius Ovalles (he/him; Social Media Manager) is a Standup Comedian, Improvisor and Actor currently living in Brooklyn. With a BA in Communications from Pace University, after graduating he delved right into the arts working with 81 Leonard Gallery as Social Media Manager. This was before he received a residency at Broadway and Greenwich Village Comedy Club. As a comedian Darius has also performed at Gotham Comedy Club. Within the Community Darius is part of an art collective entitled I Don’t Wanna See That. As resident Comedian, Host and Talent Coordinator. You can find more work and, content, and artist info on his Instagram @darius_lamont
Pinwheel Pinwheel (they/them; Costume Design) P. Pinwheel; designer for Fashion, Stage, Nightlife, and Film; has been professionally active for five years. Their work has been seen on HBO, VH1, Nylon Magazine, in music videos, and an upcoming movie. Favorite projects include Bob the Drag Queen's Pride series, 2019, 2020, and Legendary on HBOMax. They hold an MFA (2016) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Costume Design & Technology. You can view their recent work on instagram @pinwheelphinwheel
Casey Robinson (he/him; Technology/Broadcast Coordinator) is a physical theater artist, instructor, and gamer who spends as much time exploring the physical dramatic instinct as he does playing Overwatch. He is excited to be working again with his friend James, with whom he's collaborated on projects such as All That Dies and Rises and Sweat & Tears. Casey holds an M.F.A. from the Columbia University School of the Arts, is an instructor in the NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Studio department, and is a member of the Dub Acquisitions Inc. gaming team.
James Rutherford (he/him or they/them; Director, Co-Creator) is an international theater director and third-generation New Yorker, currently in quarantine in Brooklyn, and the founding artistic director of M-34. Selected work: Salomé (Irondale Center), The Constitution: A Secular Oratorio (Vertical Player Repertory), As You Like It (Classic Stage Company), Hymn To Life (FiveMyles, St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity), Sweat & Tears (JACK), All That Dies And Rises (IATI), The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway (Access Theatre), 4.48 Psychosis (Magic Futurebox) and all previous iterations of Letter To My Father (AXA in Action, Magic Futurebox). James has assisted Peter Brook, Andrei Serban, and Richard Foreman. Proud scion of Columbia University’s MFA Directing program.
Rudi Utter (he/him; Technical Director) Actor, director, coach and occasional builder of things; he has appeared on stage and as technical director for M-34 in Salomé. He has also performed in NYC with Fault Line Theater, Antimatter Collective, Amios, Match:Lit, and Hang a Tale, among others. Regionally he has worked at the Guthrie Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, and was a company member at the Great River Shakespeare Festival. He holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University.
Isaac VanCuren (he/him; Production Manager) is a theatre, performance, and visual artist living in Manhattan. A graduate of Ithaca College in Theatre Studies (BA) and NYU in Performance Studies (MA), he has worked with James Rutherford in the past on Salomé at the Irodale Center as a stage manager. He has stage managed productions at the New Ohio Theatre, The Tank, and Dixon Place. Isaac also works as a costume designer, designing for HERE ARTS, Playwrights Horizons, and Stella Adler. As a performance and drag artist he showed his work at Bushwig and NYU's Barney, Tisch, and Skirball Center. As an illustrator he has designed children's books, board games, and magazines. He has worked as a visual artist at the Human Impact Institution on Governor's Island, ChinaTown Soup, and the Con Artist Collective with his paintings. In New York City, he has assisted at the Delacorte Theater, OHenry Productions, and the American Theater wing. He has appeared on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He volunteers with Voices4 and PrEP4All pushing for LGBT rights, protections, and healthcare. Find more work and contact info at isaacvancuren.com