Tim Cusack was the co-founder and artistic director of Theatre Askew, a company dedicated to exploring queer representations onstage. As an actor for Askew he appeared in Bald Diva! (Notable Performance of the Year - Theatre Mania; GLAAD Media nomination); The Tempest; i google myself (NYTheater.com Person of the Year; GLAAD Media nomination); That’s Not It; Horatio’s Rise; and Horseplay: or, The Fickle Mistress, A Protean Picaresque (Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa). For his six-part serial adaptation of I, Claudius, Next magazine named him one of its 2006 “Future Legends” and later included him among its roundup of leading figures in the next generation of gay theatre practitioners. Other directing work for Askew include the New York premiere of William M. Hoffman’s Cornbury: The Queen’s Governor starring David Greenspan and Everett Quinton and several devised productions by the Theatre Askew Youth Performance Experience (TAYPE) ensemble, including HOME/Away (Hudson Guild), What’s in a Name? (New Ohio), and Queer Today, ____ Tomorrrow (Dixon Place). He is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Theatre Department at Hunter College. BFA NYU/TSOA. MA Hunter/CUNY.
Patrice Miller (she/they) is a director-choreographer and performance artist best known for their interdisciplinary theater and performance making. Recently directed the premieres of This Joint is Jumpin featuring Lillias White at The Other Palace, London, Brian Boone’s The Testament of Josh: A Flesh and Blood Musical, James Judd’s Funny Stories at the Crown & Anchor, Provincetown and presented In the Pines at the 1st AUSTRAL International Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Patrice's critically acclaimed collaborations include directing Mad Jenny’s Love und Greed (Dixon Place; Pangea), Sarah Jane Johnson’s Devil in the Box (Wild Project, La MaMa, IRT), Maggie Cino's Decompression (The Kraine), adapting Marion Fayolle’s In Pieces for dance-theater (The Brick) and directing the theatrical adaptation of Evelyn Piper’s Bunny Lake is Missing (The Brick). Patrice is the Artistic Associate of Untitled Theater Company #61 with productions including: choreographing Paul Auster’s City of Glass (New Ohio), choreographing Vaclav Havel’s The Pig, or Vaclav Havel’s Hunt for a Pig (Ice Factory/New Ohio, 3LD), choreographing, directing, and co-developing Money Lab (feat Dead Cat Bounce - The Brick, HERE). Installation and performance art work includes work for The Brooklyn Museum, Prelude/CUNY Grad Center, and SUNY Stonybrook (IPA); Steve Valk & Michael Klein’s Excavation: Martha Graham Company (COIL); and performances at Grace Exhibition Space and Postmasters Gallery, New York Live Arts (Jody Oberfelder Projects), Performa, and couture performances for NYC Fashionweek 08+09. They were the director of performance for 571 Projects Chelsea (2011-12) and frequently guest curate throughout downtown NYC. Patrice is also an enthusiastic cat lady, lazy witch, and a feminist heckler.
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Daniel McKleinfeld creates video art that merges the medium’s classical function as documentation of reality and its contemporary aesthetics as planes of pixilated data. In addition to creating video for theater, he has made many video paintings, projections for musical performances, and performs live video collage under the name VJ Fuzzy Bastard. He is currently working on a box set of The Azerbaijan A/V Club’s work from 2013 - 2019, and preparing a collaborative project with the jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman.