GABRIEL QUINN BAURIEDEL (Marian Walchak -Feb. 2-15, Co-Creator) is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron. He has performed, directed, and designed for the company over the last 13 years. With his fellow Artistic Directors, Quinn received a Best Choreography Barrymore Award for Cafeteria and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in Performance Art. Recently, Quinn was named one of six national Fox Foundation Actor Fellows. As part of his fellowship, he will direct the next Pig Iron production, Welcome to Yuba City, set to premiere in September 2009. In 2010, Quinn will launch the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.
STEVE CUIFFO (Dr. Peter Hincz) is an actor and magician. His theater credits include Radiohole's Fluke, Major Bang (Foundry Theater), Steve Cuiffo Is Lenny Bruce at Joe's Pub; Rinne Groff's Orange, Lemon, Egg, Canary at P.S. 122; Lypsinka's The Passion of the Crawford; Patriot Act - A Public Meditation (New York Theatre Workshop); The Amazing Russello Magic Hour (Joe's Pub/Public Theater); The Roaring Girle (Foundry Theatre); Brace Up!, North Atlantic (Wooster Group); Byrdlesque (Donald Byrd-New Victory Theater, Broadway); The Filament Cycle (Tea Alagic/Stateless); Fever (NY Fringe Festival); The Man With The Flower In His Mouth (Lo-Fi-Co). Film: On-line; Company K; Every Dog's Day
BEL GARCIA (Prince) is an actress, director, teacher, and producer from Rio de Janeiro. She joined the Compania dos Atores in 1989. She has worked in all of the company´s productions, either as an actress, marketing person, visual programmer or producer. In 1998, she shared the artistic direction of Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto with Enrique Diaz and César Augusto. Bel also acts in feature films in Brazil, and she played the lead role in Julio Bressane's Filme de Amor. For the past several years she has been performing the critically acclaimed Ensaio. Hamlet and The Seagull, both directed by Enrique Diaz, at theaters around the world.
SARAH SANFORD (Maya Okholovska, Co-Creator) is an actor and director based in Philadelphia. A member of Pig Iron since 2002, she has performed in six company creations. Sarah's other Philadelphia acting credits include: The Wilma Theater (The Life of Galileo), The Lantern (The Government Inspector, La Ronde, Othello), BRAT Productions (The 24-Hour Bald Soprano), and Jo Stromgren's The European Lesson. Sarah has also performed with Toronto company Volcano (Dora Award-winning The Four Horsemen) in Vancouver and Victoria.
JAMES SUGG (Jon the Ballboy, Co-Creator) is an actor, sound designer, composer and 10 year member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, with whom he has created 10 original works. James has also worked with Seattle Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville, Folger Theater, The Wilma, The Arden Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, Rainpan 43 and Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental among many others. His work has been recognized with four Barrymores for Outstanding Sound Design and the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Theater Artist. He is the composer of the musicals A Murder, A Mystery And A Marriage, James Joyce is Dead and So Is Paris (Pig Iron), The Sea (a one man electric chamber opera) and Cherry Bomb with 1812 Productions.
DITO VAN REIGERSBERG (Henry Kholavitski, Co-Creator) is a graduate of Swarthmore College and The Neighborhood Playhouse. He is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and has been a performer and co-creator on almost all of Pig Iron's 23 original productions since the company's founding in 1995. Favorite Pig Iron shows include Mission to Mercury, a ghostly fantasia with Queen music; the wordless clown play Cafeteria; and Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Other recent roles include Hedwig in Azuka Theatre Company's Hedwig and the Angry Inch and George Tesman in Mauckingbird's lesbian-bent Hedda Gabler. Dito hails from the Washington DC area.
DAN ROTHENBERG (Director,
Co-Creator) is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron
Theatre Company. He has directed almost all of Pig Iron's original
performance works, including Poet in New York, Gentlemen Volunteers, Love Unpunished, Isabella, The Lucia Joyce Cabaret, Chekhov Lizardbrain, and the OBIE Award-winning Hell Meets Henry Halfway. In 2001, Dan co-directed Shut Eye
with Joseph Chaikin. Together with Quinn Bauriedel and Dito van
Reigersberg, he received a 2002 Pew Fellowship in Performance Art. This
year, Dan will direct the English-language premiere of Toshiki Okada's Enjoy in New York.
ADRIANO SHAPLIN (Text)
is a co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Riot Group and has
served as the company's resident playwright since 1997. He is the
author of eight plays for the company including Why I Want to Shoot Ronald Reagan, Wreck the Airline Barrier, The Zero Yard, Victory at the Dirt Palace, Pugilist Specialist, Switch Triptych and Hearts of Man.
He is a four-time recipient of the Scotsman Fringe First Award. In 2006
Adriano became the first International Playwright-in-Residence with the
Royal Shakespeare Company. His first play for the RSC, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, opened in London in 2008. In 2009 Adriano will be collaborating with Riot Group and New Paradise Labs to create two new plays: Ruby Ruby Ridge and John Wilkes Booth.
Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel
Dito Van Reigersberg