Ali’s practice sits between art, design, technology and culture. From spacial design, to interaction design and public art, Ali has acted as both the practitioner and producer across these works. This experience gives them a broad understanding of both creative thinking and the successful application of it. Their practice utilises learnings from Human Centred Design and DIY punk ethics. They believe in democratising tech and cultural experiences (particularly within cultural institutions) and see participatory, human centric design at the core of this. They believe that co-curation, co-production, co-creation and more meaningful community engagement around cultural practice and storytelling is the key to democratising these spaces.
is an actor, baker, and life long binger – even before it was a thing, really – based in NYC. Most recently, she worked with The Public Theater developing a new show with The Sundance Institute at Mass MoCa. Some favorite past roles include Rose (Dogfight), Mary (Merrily We Roll Along), and The Trickster in the first ever staged production of Myths & Hymns. Ally is extremely active in the developmental world and has been on the ground floor of several exciting projects.
Brian Lobel, Creator
is a performer, teacher and curator who is interested in creating work about bodies and how they are watched, policed, poked, prodded and loved by others. His practice is most efficiently described as Former-American-Camp-Counselor-Turned-Performance-Artist, and he has shown work internationally in a range of contexts from Sydney Opera House, to Harvard Medical School, to the National Theatre (London) and Lagos Theatre Festival, blending provocative humour with insightful reflection. Major projects include BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Purge, Hold My Hand and We’re Halfway There, Ruach, 24 Italian Songs & Arias and Cruising for Art, which have been presented in over 25 countries internationally. Brian has received commissions and grants from the Wellcome Trust, Complicite Jerwood, and Arts Council England, among others, and is the author of Theatre & Cancer (2019). Brian is a Professor of Theatre & Performance at Rose Bruford College, an Artist in Residence at King’s College, the cofounder of The Sick of the Fringe and a Winner on the TV show Come Dine With Me. The highlight of Brian’s professional career was being featured on the #EveryOutfitonSATC instagram account, to which Sarah Jessica Parker herself wrote “Wait, what?”
is a podcaster, writer, and (sometimes) performer. He co-hosts and produces the podcasts FRIGHT SCHOOL, Art Time of the Month, and MFK Ultimate. As a writer, Joe has contributed original works to the MENding Monologues (InnerMission Productions) and the VAMP series (So Say We All). Born and raised on the island of Guam, Joe is passionate about issues around inclusion, representation, gender-based violence, the LGBTQIA+ community and the Chamoru diasporic identity.
was an internationally-presented performance artist, writer and elected representative of Koreatown Los Angeles. Before the lockdown, she was set to embark on a now-postponed tour of Kristina Wong for Public Office – a campaign/solo show about her road to election. Now she runs the “Auntie Sewing Squad,” a group of mostly WOC volunteers who are sewing face masks because the Federal Government failed to prepare essential workers and first responders with proper PPE. She now spends her time pricing out elastic and 100% cotton fabric while writing Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord, a new show about going from out-of-work artist to overlord of a volunteer factory of remote workers in ten days. www.kristinawong.com
makes performances for contemporary arts venues and offsite locations. Her work is collaborative, inter-disciplinary and high design. She works with real people, stories and events to explore accountability and the world around us. Works of note: This is the Funeral of Your Life (2019), Project Arts Centre & 6 venue National Tour (Ireland); Mother You (2015), a large-scale performance for an 11,000 sq ft commercial unit. Louise is also a facilitator and educator. She trained at The Oxford School of Drama, Trinity College Dublin and the National College of Art and Design. www.louisewhiteperformance.com
is an artist and academic based in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2017 she completed her Ph.D. at King’s College London in Performance Studies and Disability Studies. From 2018-2019 she was the co-director of the Future Clinic for Critical Care, a socio-cultural performance project dealing with the politics of care. Currently, she is the artistic co-director and founder of Criptonite, a queer-crip performance series that supports peer-to-peer training by established disabled artists for disabled people who want to create performance. She is also working on a project about feminism, pop music and disability.
is re-imagining himself and the world around him. Ó’Donnabháin has been making dances in Ireland since 2008 and his choreographic practice is concerned with ‘aesthetic practices of care.’ He is currently living and working on Oileán Chléire, a remote island and Gaeltacht off the southwest coast of Co. Cork. A recent Masters in Choreography Graduate from DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam, he has performed for Jennifer Walshe, Keith Hennessy and THEATREclub, among others. His own work has toured internationally across Europe, North America and Asia. He once performed a solo dance for 30,000 people with Arcade Fire and is delighted to BINGE with you and Brian Lobel.
has a B.A. in Performing Arts. She is an award-winning theater and film actor. NY credits: Sundance (GLAAD Award), The Players Club (Theresa Rebeck), New Dramatists, MTC, 24hr Festival on Broadway, OVNV, The Lucille Lortelle (Best NYFringe Performance, Backstage Top 10 Actors NYC), The Public, Summer Stage and The Classical Theatre of Harlem. She won The Irene Ryan at The Kennedy Center along with Best Comedic Actor and Best Physical Actor. TV/Film credits: Nickelodeon’s Nella the Princess Knight, Meme, It’s Normal, Rubber Ducky. Rory is a Co-Director with TAPNYC and is the owner of Telltale Tours.
is a writer, artist and dramaturg. She thinks a lot about identity, solitude and negotiations with hope, often with the comfort of a warm bed and a familiar box set. Her recent artwork has appeared in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvian National Museum of Art and Tate Exchange. Her debut novel, Cygnet, was published in spring 2019; it’s a meditation on the beauty and peril of youth and old age, coming-of-age into unprecedented change and what it means to look forward to an increasingly wily future. Cygnet won the 2020 Writer’s Guild Award for Best First Novel.
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