Marisol rosa-Shapiro: Director
Marisol Soledad is a performer, director, mover, mime, clown, mask player, teaching artist, and creator of original works of theater. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and of Giovanni Fusetti's Helikos: Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale in Florence, Italy where her studies were based on the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq. Marisol's red nose clown solo show, Here at Home, premiered in the storefront art gallery of a tattoo parlor in Philadelphia during the 2015 Fringe Arts Festival, and has since played in the New York International Clown Theater Festival, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Women's Solo Theater Festival, and at Phillips Academy Andover. Recent credits include The People (American Bard Theater Company), Babel (Convergences Theatre Collective) and The Last Coin (Spellbound Theatre). Marisol is a teaching artist with the New Victory Theater, Tectonic Theater Project, Professional Performing Arts High School, TADA! Youth Theater, At The Well Young Women's Leadership Academy, LeAp NYC, Phillips Academy Andover, Seeds of Peace Summer Camp Educators Program, and Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska. Her arts-based group facilitation work has brought Marisol to Jordan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel, Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine, and Whidbey Island, WA. Marisol is also a proud volunteer performer and teacher for Clowns Without Borders, with whom she has facilitated two play-based projects with unaccompanied Central American minors being detained in San Antonio, TX.
Maya Carter: Performer and co-creator
Maya is an actor, poet, and activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry centers her identity and lived experiences as a black queer woman of faith, seeking to understand those intersections, and bring healing and freedom to herself and others. As an actor, she is committed to exploring work that is diverse + intersectional, and illuminates/dismantle oppressive power structures, while giving voice/ a platform to the stories of marginalized identities and communities. Credits include: Grounded (The Pilot)*, for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Lady in Purple), The Summer I Disappeared (Tess), As You Like It (Rosalind), and The Freedman’s Lit! (Elizabeth Hunter). She finds joy in breath, the sun, Chance the Rapper, and truffle fries. To connect further, follow her on Instagram: @maya_n_carter. Peace!
Rachel jarvis:performer and co-creator
Rachel is a West Indian-American dancer, actress, and student. She is currently an undergraduate at Fordham University. She has trained at The Performing Arts School at Bergen PAC, the Joffrey Ballet School, and The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Off-Off-Broadway: HARBORED with En Garde Arts,Camino Real and Twelve Angry Women. Film & TV: Marvel's The Defenders (Episode 2) and Wisper (Jenine) in select theaters January 2018. ∙ @rachmjarv ∙ about.me/racheljarvis
juliana suaide: performer and co-creator
Juliana Suaide is a Brazilian actress, dancer and singer based in NYC. She moved to the big apple after an extensive life of dance in São Paulo, where she got her degree in Classical Ballet by the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2012, Juliana graduated from New York's Lee Strasberg. Ever since, her theatrical credits have included the Off-Broadway run of Babel, the lead role of "Deidre" in Painted Woman (a Rock Musical), New Stage Theatre Company's 'Garden of Delights' (IT Awards nominee) , 'Day of The Feast' and 'History of Toys' (The Toy Museum of NY Company member). She’s been also seen at the Featured Film CACAYA and the short Film THE QUEUE, both by the Brazilian director Peter Azen. Juliana just got a nomination for best actress for The International Press Awards 2017. She believes in creating intelligent, and inspiring work for both theatre and film. Please visit julianasuaide.net .
alicia campbell: co-creator and swing
Alicia (pronounced uh-LISH-uh) is an actor, singer, songwriter, & theater creator particularly interested in new work development. She is from a small town in Pennsylvania and is of Indian and Scottish descent. A recent graduate of Penn State’s School of Theatre and Theatre Academy London, her training was heavily informed by the teachings of Lecoq, Meisner, and Feldenkrais. As part of her honors thesis, she wrote the music and lyrics to Say Cheese, Mr. Dinosaur, a TYA musical that premiered at Gretna Theatre in 2016. Favorite credits include: Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Good Kids (Chloe), Twelfth Night (Featured Vocalist, U/S Feste) and Time in Motion – a devised, movement-based piece. If she’s not in the studio, you can find her practicing yoga, eating cereal, or exploring somewhere outdoors. She feels incredibly grateful to be creating with such a strong, diverse group of artists! www.aliciakcampbell.com
ana cantoran viramontes: performer and co-creator
Ana Cantorán Viramontes is a Mexican Interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn. Her work has traveled internationally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa. She is so thrilled to be able to work with the amazing creative cast of The Seven Ravens Project!
anju hyppolite: performer and co-creator
AnJu Hyppolite is a poet, actress, author, advocate, and arts educator who works at the intersection of theater arts, literacy advocacy, and social equity pedagogy. Her newest creative exploration is the intersection of one's multiplicities juxtaposed to its whole being. AnJu is delighted to work on The Seven Ravens Project with this talented, mindful ensemble and looks forward to using her body as a tool for creativity. Favorite credits: Intimate Apparel (Mayme), To Kill a Mockingbird (Calpurnia), MacBeth (Lennox/Messenger), Penthesilea (Prothoe), The Color Purple (Olivia/Ensemble), Agamemnon(Cassandra), and Fortinbras (Horatio).
andrea ang: performer and co-creator
Andrea Ang is a Singaporean actress, theater-maker, puppeteer and teaching artist based in NYC. She is a graduate of SITI Company’s Conservatory where she trained in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints. Her recent theatre and puppetry credits include No Place (SITI Lab), Insomnia (Shellscrape Theatre Company), Adam and Evie (SITI Company), The Untitled Atomic Bomb Project (Punch Kamikaze), Four Seasons (Drama of Works). In Singapore, she has worked with award-winning contemporary company Cake Theatrical Productions on a number of projects including Versus (for the Singapore International Festival of the Arts), Temple Reconstructed and One Day In This Place. She is currently one of the resident artists at the Object Movement Festival 17/18 where she is developing her puppet work, The Sixth Day. Andrea holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature from the National University of Singapore. www.andrea-ang.com
Yasemin eti: performer and co-creator
Yasemin Eti is a Turkish actress, creator, writer based in Queens, New York. Her recent credits include the national tour of Encore (Chamber Theatre Productions), Merchant of Venice (Woodstock Shakespeare Festival), Richard III (American Theatre of Actors) Emerson Loses Her Mind (New York Winter Festival) and A Hyacinth in the Mountains (Power of the People Combined). She is a graduate of the BFA Acting Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. Yasemin is honored to be a part of The Seven Ravens Project and is very excited to work with other passionate artists on a story so relevant to our times. Photo credit: www.davidnoles.com
brianNa mireya espinal: performer and co-creator
miaojuan chen: contributing deviser
Miaojuan Chen hails from the south of China. She came to NYC in 2014 and is currently graduating from the MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School. Her favorite NYC credits include Mrs. Jiang in Planet Heart (Ford Studio at Signature Theatre), Hye-Ree in Comfort Woman (The Secret Theatre), Rose in The Woolgatherer (ASDS) and Joan in Joan the Japanese Girl (an original devising piece to be performed at UNIFIX NYC Festival 2017). She has many passions, such as physical theater, classical music, drum music, Shakespeare, traveling, to name a few. It is a great pleasure for her to be involved in this amazing project and collaborate with so many talented young artists.
Kaitlin Kaufman: contributing deviser
Kaitlin Kaufman is a graduate of Hèlikos Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale. She works as a hospital clown with Healthy Humor as one of their founding Red Nose Docs. In December 2015, she had the incredible, life-altering opportunity to volunteer with Clowns Without Borders in Southeast Turkey, performing for displaced families in Syrian refugee camps and Kurdish community centers. Thanks to Marisol for inviting her into this amazing project! It has been a huge inspiration to devise alongside such smart and passionate artists.
grace bernardo: contributing deviser
Grace holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Furman University and has trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School, Atlantic Acting School, and with celebrated directors, Eric Tucker (Bedlam), Anne Bogart (SITI Company), and Konstantin Raikin. She was recently seen as Olivia in Twelfth Night (Modern Shakespeare Project) and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Bedlam – FoSTFest). Originally from South Carolina, she moved to New York for the bagels.
Ri Lindegren: Documentation
Freelance videographer Ri Lindegren is also a dance artist and media aficionado based in New York City. In the videography and administrative worlds, Ri has worked with, for, and alongside numerous organizations including Aubin Pictures, Dance Enthusiast Magazine, Hunter College, Convergences Theater Collective, Americorps, Gibney Dance Center, The Yard, Urban Bush Women, BODYART Dance Company, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, and MADRE,Inc. Professional performance documentation has included numerous dance and theater companies such as The Seven Ravens Project, Natalie Johnson Dance, BABEL Acrobatic Dance Theater, LanDforms, Malpaso Dance Company, Ron K. Brown/EVIDENCE: A Dance Company, Paul Taylor 2, Kimberly Barosik/daela, Trainor Dance, Dorrance Dance, The Bang Group, and Lucky Plush Productions.
E.lind Dance & Videography collaborates with numerous multimedia, movement, visual, and sound artists and supports social justice and community building endeavors. Current collaborators include Emie Hughes, Adele Fournet/The Soon-Another, and The Seven Ravens Project. Ri has choreographed, performed, and presented work at Abrons Arts Center, Triskelion Arts Center, The Yard, Built on Stilts, Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, The Creator's Collective, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance Center, the University of South Florida, New College of Florida, Realize Bradenton, and numerous venues throughout Sarasota, Florida. Check out Aunt Karen's Farm and #DanceTheRoof for upcoming community-building projects.