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Jeremy M. Barker (dramaturg, managing director) is a contemporary performance critic based in New York City. He iserves on the advisory board of the Institute of Social Choreography (Frankfurt). The editor of Chance magazine and the former editor of, his work has appeared online and in print in American Theater magazine, Theater magazine, Hyperallergic, and Bellyflop, among others. With Culturebot, he was commissioned to produce supplementary public programming around contemporary art by On the Boards (Seattle) and the Fusebox Festival (Austin), and has been a guest lecturer and/or speaker at the New School, CUNY, and elsewhere. In 2013-2014, he produced No Ideas But In Things, an experiment in embedded criticism with the Seattle performance group zoe | juniper, funded in part by a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.


Juan Betancurth (design and sculptural objects) is a Colombian born artist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Betancurth’s mixed media works use themes from his own experiences to depict scenes, be it literal or figurative, that have been of significance in his life. Family traditions, power and submission are among the most common threads in his work. These subjects come together as a symbolic language used to create a distinctive personal mythology that is dark, tender and satirical. In his most recent work he creates sculptures that can be categorized as devices that have a functional aspect. His interest lies in the interaction between human beings and his sculptures and the potential of a live being form becoming an utilitarian object. He creates spontaneous situations where this interaction gives form to his performance and video work.


Laudicea Calixto (housekeeper and company member) Laudiceia Calixto is from Sao Paolo, Brazil. She comes from a family of musicians and began studying music at the age of 10. In Brazil she worked at the state bank as a clerk and as a teacher in night school. In 1996 she came to Queens, New York City, and began working as a housekeeper. When her son was 16 he came to New York to join her, and they now live in Westchester. Lau continues her interest in music, singing in her church choir and with a Brazilian opera. She likes to dance and to travel. She performed in and co-created Sister Sylvester's The Maids' The Maids.

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Peter Clough (video and sculptures)

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Bruce Steinberg (lighting designer) has designed for venues ranging from a Soho laundromat to Italian concert halls. Specializing in new, untraditional, and experimental performance, he is core member of Sister Sylvester. Bruce was awarded the New York Innovative Theater's Outstanding Lighting Design Award for his work on Kate McGovern's Blue Before Morning.

Bruce was also a founding board member of Salem Art Works, a new art colony and sculpture park, where he lit Mark di Suvero's For Euler (1997) and Double Tetrahedron (2004) for July 4th 2005 and 2006. Other visual art installations include Keren Cytter's Mysterious Serious (2009) at X-Initiative and designing the lighting for Happy Lucky No. 1, a new gallery and performance venue in Crown Heights.

He received his MFA from NYU TSOA, Department of Design for Stage & Film. Currently he is a Core Member of Superhero Clubhouse and serves as resident lighting designer for National Sawdust.


Brian Oh (Video) is a film-maker and video-designer based in Brooklyn.


Jennifer Gustavson (set, sculpture) Jennifer Gustavson is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY.