Meet... Everyone

VANESSA ANSPAUGH (Prime Love) is a performer and choreographer. She is incredibly honored to be working with this fantastic amalgam of artists in The Lily’s Revenge, inparticular, Faye and Taylor. Other artists she works with include: Aretha Aoki, Jillan Pena, Jen Rozenblitz, Elizabeth Ward, & Lisa D’amour on the Swimming Cites of Switchback Sea production. Currently Vanessa is working on a piece of her own entitled, We are Weather which will be performed November 13th at St. Marks Church.

KAYLA ASBELL (Stage Manager, Ghost Warrior/Daisy/Bee) is ecstatic to be a part of The Lily’s Revenge and is honored to be working with the glitter-soaked hoard involved in putting it up. She writes, directs, performs and twirls the occasional tassle from time to time. She would like to thank the cast and crew for coming together to create a community built on love, which is what “community theatre” is all about.

Jonathan Bastiani (Mary Love #1) has dreamed of performing in NewYork since his first role as the Big Bad Wolf in a kindergarten production of Little Red Ridinghood. He studied hard and played recklessly for the next 24 years, making his way here.
This one’s for you, Grammy!

WORLD FAMOUS *BOB* (Card Girl) is a Burlesque Star and Storyteller. She has performed all over the world and loves NYC the most. She lives in Brooklyn with her pink toy poodle “Movie Star” and a collection of unicorns in a candy hued apartment she refers to as “The Pink Cupcake”. For more info on *BOB* become her friend at

SALTY BRINE (Assistant Director, Ghost Warrior/The Tick/Bee) Actor: Othello (Dreamscape), Extra Virgin (Under St. Marks). Director: Stones in His Pockets (The Kirk). Co-creator/performer: Run For Your Lives! (D-Lounge). Co-creator/performer of Pepper Mills and Play-it-Again Sam, a cabaret act built with conspirator Justin Levine: Live at the Slipper Room, Death by Vaudeville, and a concert in Union Square. Member of the Naked Radio Writers Room @ Naked Angels. Faculty member, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

RACHEL CHAVKIN (Director, Ghost Warrior) is a director, theatre educator and the Artistic Director of the TEAM, three-time winners of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award whose work has been seen at NYC’s Public Theater and Performance Space 122; Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center; London’s Barbican Centre; Lisbon’s Culturgest; Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre. The TEAM’s most recent work, Architecting, was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland. Current projects: Wonder by Steve Yockey at NYU Grad Acting, and Canary by Molly Rice with music by Molly Rice and Ray Rizzo.

HEATHER CHRISTIAN (Asteria/Mary/Susan) is the daughter of a blues musican and a go-go dancer. Primarily a songstress with her chamber-punk orchestra Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, she can be seen regularly at Joe’s Pub and Rockwood Music Hall. Her mixed-media pop symphony, North, debuted at LaMama ETC last year. She has been seen singing Okinawan pop in Big Dance Theater’s The Other Here, and as the voice of god in Mac Wellman’s 1965UU. She is a core member of Witness Relocation Company (Dancing Vs. the Rat Experiment, Vicious Dogs on Premises, Haggadah). She was last seen with the T.E.A.M in Architecting at PS122, and is currently an in-house composer for the T.E.A.M.’s new work Mission Drift.

DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA (Bride Love) is a Burlesque Performer/Performance Artist. A Year in Rainbow was Darlinda’s “living art” project; from 2007-2008, Darlinda explored a six-colored Rainbow, produced shows and blogged daily about the experience at Darlinda is on the faculty at the NY School of Burlesque. She is the recipient of the 2009 Golden Pastie Award for Most Innovative and Creative! The Village Voice calls Darlinda a “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza.”

MATTHEW CROSLAND (Daisy Mattie/Bee/Infectious disease) can be found, most any night, slinking around downtown. He began slumming his way through NYC in 2002 and has since darkened such doorways as MOMA, SFMOMA, the Deitch projects, Pieces, the Hose, and any number of photog glamour mags. He currently resides in Alphabet city with his husband and kills mice in his spare time.

EMILY DECOLA (Puppets) is thrilled that puppets are finally hip. She works with puppetry and masks as a designer, director and performer; recent projects include Hamlet (Public Theater), Peter & Wendy and Prelude to A Death in Venice (Mabou Mines), Carrie (Co-design with Basil Twist, PS122) Women Beware Women, Pericles and Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull Theater) and LazyTown (Nickelodeon). Emily and her two partners run The Puppet Kitchen: a full-service puppet studio in the East Village. Next up, Compulsion (Yale Rep) and a very fishy children’s musical for Royal Caribbean Cruises! Seriously. She is totally delighted to be part of this spectacular epic.

DAVID DRAKE (Director, The Mad Demon) Having directed and developed all five of Lily’s acts at the 2009 Sundance Theatre Lab, David is thrilled to have collaborated with everyone for its “Mad Demon” finale. Previously, David directed Taylor’s The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac. This year, he staged Deborah Karpel’s Songs My Mother Never Taught Me (world premiere, Ruhrfestpiele), James Parker’s 2 Boys in a Bed… (Dublin premiere), and his own adaptation of Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher (MICA, Baltimore). An Obie award-winning monogulist, David created Son of Drakula and The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me. In January he directs David Parr’s Slap&Tickle at Rattlestick.

MIEKE DUFFLY (Bee/Kyogen) devises, writes, performs new works of dance & theater. In 2009, she played Francesca Beam in Room for Cream: A live lesbian soap opera (dir. Brooke O’Harra, La Mama), received the Altvater Fellowship (Cornerstone Theater Company), and participated in EMERGENYC (the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics). She is currently developing the Patterns Project (more at Deep love to this entire community of queers and radical performers. Thank you Taylor for your courage!

FAYE DRISCOLL (Director/Choreographer, Love Act) was hailed as “1 of 25 to watch out for in 2008” by Dance Magazine. Her recent work, 837 Venice BLVD, was named “one of the top 5 dance shows of 2008” by the New York Times. She choreographed for NTUSA’s Chautauqua! Young Jean Lee’s Church and The Shipment and will be choreographing for Cynthia Hopkins new show The Truth: A One-Woman Greek Tragedy. American Dance Festival and Dance Theater Workshop commissioned her new work - look out for it at DTW in March 2010!

JAMES TIGGER! FERGUSON (The Great Longing) is an Actor/Dancer/Stripperformance Artist who has performed in NYC & abroad for 21 years. Tigger! has been NY’s premier Boylesque artist for 12 years. He won the 1st ever Mr. Exotic World title (Best Boylesque) at Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. He has also received 5 Golden Pastie Awards, including “Most Likely to Get Shut Down by the Law” & “Most Unpredictable Performer.” Called “the Boylesque King” by LA Weekly, “hysterical and acrobatic” by The New York Times & “the taboo-defying dynamo” by Next Magazine. He has acted in Shakespeare, Apollinaire, Wedekind, Horváth, a Tennessee Williams world premiere w/Julie Atlas Muz & numerous original works. He recently performed in: Cyprus, England, Hungary, Holland, Sweden, Portugal, France, Toronto, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Provincetown & DC.,

JULIA FUNK (Production Stage Manager) New York productions include: SoloNOVA Arts Festival ‘09, Paper Angles, Rods and Cables, Fire Island. Currenty, she is the Managing Director of The Collective Revolver.

DAPHNE GAINES (Master Sunflower) most recently appeared in Three Sisters at the Classical Theater of Harlem. Some regional credits include Gee’s Bend (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Three Children (Hong Kong Fringe Theater), A Christmas Carol (Actor’s Theater of Louisville). Off Broadway: Faust (Classical Stage Company), Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc (Target Margin Theater), Rock-opera Orpheus (HERE Arts Center), Cedar Creek (Abingdon Theater Company), Yokastas Redux directed by Richard Schechner (LaMama), Nightvision: A Vampyre Opera (The Public, BAM, and HERE), Private Battles (Judith Anderson Theater), and Dead Tech: The Masterbuilder (Smack Melon Theater). Daphne is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School and has a B.A. in Theater and Psychology from the University
of Georgia.

RACHELLE GARNIEZ (Composer) Performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Rachelle Garniez is a native of NYC. She plays regularly around town and elsewhere and has released several recordings of original songs. She has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Keely Garfield, Sxip Shirey, Maggie Dubris, Marvin Sewell, Jenny Scheinman, and Chelsea Bacon, among others. Rachelle is a member of the neo-cabaret troupe The Citizens Band. Please visit for more info. She is absolutely and completely thrilled to be a part of Taylor’s daring and extreme vision of loveliness.

STEFANIE HOROWITZ (Assistant Director, The Deity) is a young director whose favorite directing credits include Mud by Maria Irene Fornes, Hello Again by Michael John LaChiusa and most recently Poodle with Guitar and Dark Glasses by Liz Duffy Adams. She is ever thankful to Taylor for inviting her into this project, excited by the people she has met, and in awe of what has been accomplished.

IKUKO IKARI (Tulip) is grateful for her life as a plant. Born and raised in Japan, she has lived in NYC for 10+ years. Credits include the title role of Morgan O-Yuki, Geisha of the Gilded Age (Ventfort Hall/Shakespeare & Co.), Op3lia (HERE), Songs of Dragons Flying to Heaven (HERE, North America/Netherland tour), Ikuko’s Alter Ego (Flea Theater, DTW’s Fresh Tracks). Thanks for everyone who’s sharing this special adventure here and now.

BARBARA LANCIERS (Baby’s Breath) is a company member of the Theatre of a Two-headed Calf and is one of six producers of the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s Room for Cream, a live lesbian soap opera playing at The Club at La MaMa. Barbara performed in the SITI Company’s production of Hay Fever (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and served as Anne Bogart’s assistant on Death and the Ploughman. She recently returned from working in collaboration with the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute in Budapest, Hungary, on a Fulbright Scholarship. She holds her MFA in Theatre from Towson University.

KRISTINE HARUNA LEE (Bride Puppet/White Rose Puppet/Bee) is an artist based in Brooklyn with interests in performance, writing and musical composition. She has performed with artists such as: NAATCO, The Talking Band, Shirotama Hitsujiya, Ralph Lee, Jim Neu, The South Wing, Yoshiko Chuma, and with Antony and the Johnsons. As a writer/director she has premiered her original work, Matsuri/Festival. She is a founding member of The Patterns Project. B.F.A NYU, Experimental Theatre Wing..

MISS BIANCA LEIGH (Time/Stepmother/The Wind) is an actress, singer and writer, whose stage roles include Livia in Theatre Askew’s I, Claudius, Live; Olivia in Del-Sign’s Twelfth Night (performed in ASL); Madeline Andrews in Voyager Theatre’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom; and Charlotte Fauborg in Taylor Mac’s Red Tide Blooming. Her film roles include Mary Ellen in TransAmerica. Miss Leigh recently performed an excerpt from her solo show, A Night At The Tombs, at PS 122’s Avant-Garde-a-Rama.

DERRICK LITTLE (Makeup Designer) created the set for Taylor Mac’s Red Tide Blooming and his creative makeup artistry and photography skills have produced memorable images of Taylor Mac that have been seen around the world. Derrick is an internationally acclaimed face and body painter and has created face and body art for Martha Stewart, Madonna and even Donald Trump. Derrick now has sites set on California and the world of film and television.

TAYLOR MAC (Writer/Lyricist/Co-Producer/Lily) has performed his work in hundreds of venues all over Europe, Australia, and North America including: The Sydney Opera House, The Brisbane Powerhouse, New York’s Public Theater, London’s Soho Theatre and Udderbelly, Stockholm’s Sodra Teatern, Dublin’s Project Arts Center, Portland’s Time Based Arts Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, The San Francisco MOMA, The Spoleto Festival (North Carolina), Vancouver’s Push Festival, and every Spiegeltent in existence. He has performed solo for the BBC, been published by Vintage Press, Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Review, and New York Theatre Experience and is the recipient of many awards and grants. He is a proud member of New Dramatists.

ELLEN MADDOW (Mary Subprime Diety) is a founding member of The Talking Band. Works that she has written include, FLIP SIDE, DELICIOUS RIVERS, Painted Snake In A Painted Chair (2003 Obie Award) and the text and music for five pieces about the avant-garde housewife, Betty Suffer. Ellen was a member of the Open Theater. She is a recipient of the 2007 NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, and a member of New Dramatists. More info at

NINA MANKIN (Dramaturg) is a performer, writer and dramaturg. She has been helping Taylor develop the script of The Lily’s Revenge for a very long time and is pleased as punch to see it on its feet. She was dramaturg for the first part of what Taylor calls his Armageddon Couplet, Red Tide Blooming (P.S. 122) and also worked with him to develop the script for The Young Ladies Of (HERE Arts Center.) Nina has worked with numerous theatre artists and musicians (both as a performer and as a dramaturg), including, among others, Anne Bogart, Robert Een, Tony Kushner, Kristin Marting, David Levine and John Zorn. She is currently collaborating with Composer/Writer Ricky Ian Gordon on his musical Sycamore Trees (Signature Theatre.) Nina has an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU and has read Susan Stewart.

KRISTIN MARTING (Director, Kyogens) has constructed 23 works for the stage, including 10 original hybrid works, 8 adaptations and 5 classics. For the last 15 years, she has been developing a unique hybrid directorial/choreographic form that features a “gestural vocabulary” used both as an emotional signifier and as a choreographic element. She is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of HERE, where she cultivates artists and programs all events for two performance spaces—including 14 OBIE-award winners—for an annual audience of 45,000.

GLENN MARLA (Audience Member/Poppy) is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, tranny superstar and beauty pageant queen (Miss LEZ 2006 and the reigning Mr. Coney Island). Marla has appeared in Justin Bond’s Lustre and has brought their gritty theatrical daring throughout North America. Marla gained nightlife acclaim for their year-long performance project New York City’s Hottest Fat Go-Go Boy exploring fat, gender and sex. Marla is currently touring their new work Tragic Magic.

MURIEL MIGUEL (Mary Deity #2) is Kuna/Rappahannock and is a founding member and Artistic Director of the long running Indigenous women’s theater company, Spiderwoman Theater. She is a director, choreographer, actor, playwright and educator, having been instrumental in the development of a culture-based methodology for the training of Indigenous performers. Spiderwoman Theater has been honored by the Museum of the American Indian and this year will receive the Women’s Caucus for Art’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Muriel has an honorary DFA from Miami University in Oxford, OH and has been profiled in American Women Stage Directors of the 20th Century.

JULIE ATLAS MUZ (Choreography, The Deity), star of stage and screen is most famous as a burlesque dancer. She is honored that Taylor invited her to participate in The Lily’s Revenge. For more info please visit

JON NATCHEZ (Clarinet, Trumpet, Flute, Tuba, Ukulele) has performed with numerous artists and groups, including Beirut, Bishop Allen, Calexico, Herman Dune, Stars Like Fleas, Shugo Tokumaru, Craig Wedren, Stephin Merritt, John Zorn, and Zooey Deschanel. He has recorded on more than 250 albums, soundtracks, and commercials, playing more than two dozen instruments. He lives in Brooklyn.

DEREK NIEVERGELT (Bass) Along with his renowned ability as a bass player and producer, Derek Nievergelt, possesses a formidable songwriting talent. He’s toured the world with many Artists including Terence Blanchard and Cassandra Wilson and has worked as session musician on many Film scores, TV jingles and Albums.
He is also the proprietor of Tight Spot Recording Studios in Brooklyn.

UNA AYA OSATO (Kyogen) is an artist and educator born and raised in NYC. For the past two years she has been performing her second one woman show RECESS nationally and internationally. Winner of “Best Female Solo Show 2009” at the SF Fringe Festival and nominated by the NY Innovative Theater Awards for “Outstanding Solo Performance,” find out more at: Her love for fully embodying her politics and art has also taken her to Brown Girls Burlesque where she goes by “exHOTic other.”

FRANK PAIVA (Groom Deity) is ecstatic to be part of this experience. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut in The Bully for Vital Theatre Company. Other favorite shows include A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown), Robin Hood (Theater Schmeater), and To the Edge We Run (13th Street Rep). Frank recently graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School.

EDITH RAW (Bee/Pope) is a performance artist: Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award finalist, spoken word performer in New York, Chicago and D.C., featured performer in Chicago’s The Vagina Monologues, Bailiwick Theater’s All Girl Revue, Sissy Butch Brother’s Gurlesque Burlesque. Recently in NYC: Lincoln Center’s Summer Outdoor Festival, CAVE’s Butoh Showcase, Art In Odd Places 2008 and Bill Young’s Life in Progress II. moc.liamg|0691warhtide#moc.liamg|0691warhtide

MATT RAY (Music Director/Bandleader) has had a long career as a performer, arranger, and music director. His most recent performance credits include a reading of This Life! The Musical (2009) at the 45th St. Theater, and The Panic Is On (2008) a politically themed cabaret show performed by the Citizen’s Band. Matt has played on numerous film scores and albums, and has released two albums as a bandleader — We Got It! (2002) and Lost In New York (2007). Visit him on the web at

EMILY REA (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working with Taylor and to be back at HERE after production managing rainpan43’s machines machines machines… Recent production and dramaturgical credits include New Paradise Laboratories, The Riot Group, rainpan43, Pig Iron Theatre Co, The Lark, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Play Company, The Assembly, Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental/Thaddeus Philips, Commander Squish Productions, The Anthropologists, and Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey. She is currently Production Manager and Dramaturg for New Paradise Laboratories.

SETH REISER (Lighting Design) designs lighting for theatre and dance in and around New York City. Recent credits include: Middlemen/Josie Whittlesey (Human Animals Collective), His Greatness/Tom Gualtieri, NON-Play/Mikhael Garver (The New Ensemble), Radio Play/Tommy Smith (Ars Nova), The Woman/Andrea Ferran (Columbia Stages), Transition/Tommy Smith (OtB, Public Theatre), The Vanished/Awoye Timpo (Novisi), The Seagull/Adrianna Baer (Columbia Stages), The Sleeping Giant/Larry Goldhuber, Shakespeare’s Tap Sonnets/Awoye Timpo (Novisi). Upcoming: Twelfth Night/Scott Cummings (Boston College), Transfomations/Ed Berkely (Juilliard Opera), Black Snow/Mikhael Garver (The New Ensemble). Seth is a member of the New Ensemble, and the resident designer of Novisi. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Mary and daughter Marion, they all LOVE flowers.

AARON RHYNE (Director/Video Design, Living Person) is a video artist and director specializing in theatrical video and projection design. His designs include Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House), the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’ Working (The Old Globe and Asolo Rep), Frank Wildhorn’s new Bonnie and Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse), The Civil War (Ford’s Theatre), Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman (Cherry Lane), The Last Five Years (Asolo Rep), The JAP Show (Actors Temple), Topsy Turvy Mouse (Cherry Lane), Flags (59E59), and Monica Bill Barnes’ Suddenly Summer Somewhere (St. Marks Church). He has done extensive video work with Big Art Group and has toured with them through Europe and the U.S. with The House of No More and Flicker. Directing credits include InsideOut (Live Project) Playing House (HERE), Glued to Grammy (HERE), and Princess Ivona (Polish Cultural Institute). Additionally, Mr. Rhyne directs music videos, commercials, and performance projects for television. He is a graduate of Fordham University.

KIM ROSEN (Red Rose) is a graduate of Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a member of The People’s Sketch Association and an occasional sound designer/DJ. Kim can also be seen in Cedar City Falls, a weekly serial at Galapagos Art Space. Licks and love to David, Rachel, and Taylor.

RANDI RIVERA (Rehearsal Stage Manager, Love Act) is a director and designer from NYC. She is a Hamilton College graduate and studied theater at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Randi has proudly worked with many performing arts companies including Dance Theater Workshop, the Atlantic Theater Company, and Venue13 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is delighted to be a part of the epic that is The Lily’s Revenge.

STEFAN SCHATZ (Percussion) is a versatile performer on the New York music scene. He has worked with the Mark Morris Dance Group and numerous jazz groups. He has performed on Broadway in Bombay Dreams (2005), Burleigh Grime$ (2006), and Dames at Sea (2009). In 2007, Stefan became a jazz ambassador for the US State Department and has traveled to over twenty different countries. Visit Stefan at

TINA SHEPARD (Mary Prime Deity) worked for twenty-five years with director Joseph Chaikin (Open Theater, Winter Project, Other Theater.) In 1974, together with Paul Zimet & Ellen Maddow, she co-founded The Talking Band.; she was awarded an OBIE for her performance in the Talking Band show The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol. Also: Otrabanda Company, Via Theater, SITI Company, Theater of a Two-headed Calf, Target Margin Theater. She teaches acting and aikido at NYU/ETW.

SAEED SIAMAK (Mary Love #2) has been dancing on earth for almost 2 decades. He is a passionate poet, a crafter of sorts, and a lover of life. Recently graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts he is working and living in NYC.

PHILLIP TARATULA (Groom Love) New York credits include his critically acclaimed solo play Call Me Anne (Access Theatre); Why Won’t You Let Me Be Great?! (P.S. 122); Blue Coyote’s Happy Endings (Blue Coyote Theater Group); Two Gentlemen of Verona (poor tom); Ixomia (Crown Point Festival); In Search of Stanley Hammer (FringeNYC); and with Collaboration Town: 6969 (59E59 Theatres; IT Award); The Deepest Play Ever (FringeNYC) and They’re Just Like Us (Red Room). Regionally, he has appeared at Portland Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Co., Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, among others. BFA, Boston University School of Theatre.

NICK VAUGHAN (Sets) is a New York based scenic and costume designer. Recent projects include ARCHITECTING (Fringe First Award 2008) & Particularly in the Heartland (Best Production, Dublin Fringe) with the TEAM, The Turn of the Screw, Albert Herring, The Beggars Opera and The Rape of Lucretia (Chateauville/Lorin Maazel) The Marriage of Figaro and L’Ormindo (Curtis Institute of Music) POOM2 and POONARC (Yoshiko Chuma) Weddings and Beheadings, Blind Spot, Le Petit Mort and S(even) (Palissimo). He received the 2005 USITT Oren Parker award and was selected for the US exhibit in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He’s a member of the TEAM and cofounded the The Grocery: An Art Manufactory, with Jake Margolin.

RAE C WRIGHT (The Mary Diety #1) shares an OBIE for Sustained Excellence; appears in obscure&wonderful indies like Countertransference; the zombie-rights film Rising Up; and long-ago, Borders, w/Steve Buscemi as her jilted lover. She’s author/performer of solo works that include Vicki Weaver & I…(a comedy about hate), She’s Just Away!, Animal Instincts! Tales of Flesh & Tales of Blood; w/Deb Margolin penned&performed The Breaks; in May she played Bernie Madoff in Jennifer Miller’s PS122 extravaganza & in August was Mum in Family at Ontologic Hysteric…!

NIKKI ZIALCITA (Subprime Love) is a movement artist. She dances for Faye Driscoll (NY) and Keith Johnson and Dancers (CA). When she is not performing, she is waiting tables. To find out more about upcoming performances or directions to the restaurants where she works, add her as a friend on FB. She sends her love and thanks to Taylor, Faye, the whole cast and crew of The Lily’s Revenge, and her mom.

PAUL ZIMET (Director, The Deity) Artistic Director, Talking Band. Directed over thirty-five original works for the company. Writer: Radnevsky’s Real Magic, Imminence, Party Time, Belize, The Parrot, Star Messengers, Bitterroot, Black Milk Quartet, New Cities, and two episodes, The Necklace. Village Voice OBIE award for direction, and three OBIE awards for work with the Open Theater and the Winter Project, both directed by Joseph Chaikin. Alumni, New Dramatists. Upcoming: performer, Young Jean Lee’s Lear (SoHo Rep, January 2010) ; director, new Taylor Mac play, Walk (ETW, April 2010, La MaMa, Jan 2011), writer/director, Action (3LD, May, 2010).

AMELIA ZIRIN-BROWN aka Lady Rizo (Bride Deity) is a former classical actress who reinvented herself as a "cabaret superstar" (NY Mag) 5 years ago. Co-Creator of the cult caburlesque show Lady Rizo and the Assettes, this year she was released on albums with both platinum recording artists Moby (Pale Horses) and Yo Yo Ma (This Little Light of Mine). Theatre credits incl. Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher's Cymbeline (Intiman), Los Angeles dir. by Adam Rapp (The Flea) and productions with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Classic Greek Theatre and Artists Repertory Theatre.

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