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Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera

NATHAN RUYLE, Sound Design

Nathan Ruyle is a Los Angeles based cross-disciplinary artist, designer, producer, educator and technologist. He is the founder and managing designer of “This is Sound Design”, a studio and consulting company that creates sound and develops technology for traditional and new media. Notable projects feature films It Felt Like Love and This is Martin Bonner which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film FestivalCloud Eye Control’s Multimedia OperaUnder Polaris, and many projects with Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera, including the sound, software, and music for [AB][AC][US]. Nathan has an MFA in Sound Design and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts where is currently adjunct faculty in the School of Film/Video and the Center for Integrated Media. 

 

PABLO N. MOLINA, Custom Software Designer/Programmer, Lighting Design

Pablo N. Molina is an LA and NYC based video, lighting and sound artist. He specializes in emerging technologies and custom software development. His design work has also been seen in numerous exhibitions, theatrical, music, and dance works at venues such as REDCAT, BAM, The Wexner Center, Beta Level, the Katmandu International Theater Festival, LACMA, EMPAC, and many others. Most recently his animated video content was prominently featured in Linkin Park, Nickelback, Creed, and A.R. Rahman's world concert tours. He is an associate artist with MODE Studios in Seattle. Molina also helped initiate the Video for Performance MFA Specialization at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater, where he teaches.

 

GEOFF SOBELLE, Choreography and Core Performer

Geoff Sobelle is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist dedicated to the “sublime ridiculous.” He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43, a renegade absurdist outfit devoted to creating and touring original actor-driven performance works. R43’s shows include: all wear bowlersAmnesia Curiosa; the rube-goldberg-inspired kinetic junk play machines machines machines machines machines machines machines; and the upcoming magic spectacular, Elephant Room (commissioned by Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles). He has been an active company member of Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company since 2001. Sobelle’s independent work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, US Artists International, the Wyncote Foundation, the Independence Foundation and the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative. His work has received an Innovative Theatre Award, a Drama Desk nomination (all wear bowlers) an OBIE award for design (machines machines machines machines machines machines machines), and an Edinburgh Fringe First Award (Flesh and Blood Fish and Fowl). Sobelle received a 2006 Pew Fellowship in the Arts as a performance artist and is a 2009 Creative Capital grantee. He is a graduate of Stanford University, and trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France.

 

IRINA KRUZHILINA, Costume Designer

Irina Kruzhilina is a New York-based internationally acclaimed costume designer for theatre, opera, and dance. Over the last decade, she has collaborated with acclaimed directors and theatre organizations including Daniel Banks, David Chambers, Mabou Mines, Ken Roht, Karen Coonrod, Myra Bazell and Ruth Margraff. Her work has been shown at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, the Jewish Community Center in New York, the National Theatre in Prague, Spoleto Theatre Festival, La MaMa ETC, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and the Russian Drama Theatre in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kruzhilina holds an MFA in costume design from California Institute of the Arts (2004) and in fashion design from Moscow Textile University (2000). She received the 2007 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Designers award. Upcoming productions include King Lear with Plovidiv Drama Theatre in Bulgaria, Petrushka with Doug Fitch and the New York Philharmonic, and Arctic Tale with Kinderdeutch and Else Marie Laukvik in San Francisco.

 

ERIC LIN, Technical Director

Eric Lin is a technician and production manager based in Troy (NY), with a background managing projects that weave artistic expression with unique and cutting edge technological platforms. With an MFA in Technical Design and Production from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Miami, Lin is currently the lead stage technician at EMPAC Rensselaer. Lin has also worked as Production Manager and Technical Director for the Totem Pole Playhouse, the Yale Summer Cabaret and the Santa Fe Opera, among others.

 

ALEXANDRIA YALJ, Company Manager

Alexandria Yalj is a performer, producer, arts administrator and educator. She is a CalArts Alum, and is currently a faculty member at the American Musical Dramatic Arts Academy. She has curated and produced a rotating dance artists workshop series, Collective Movement (Los Angeles), since 2007 where she has worked with choreographers from all over the world. Alexandria was the Executive Director of the Electric Lodge, there, she initiated programs to promote dance and cross-genre performance including the  High Voltage Performance Series, and the environmental project L.A. River Expeditions. As a performer, Alexandria has performed and taught international with Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, Marina Abramovic, Carla Maxwell, Stephan Koplowitz, Pascal Rekoert, Alan Danielson, Kevin Williamson, Roya Carreras, Gracie Whyte, Laganja Estranga, LMFAO, Mia Presley with Apt 9 productions, Maxine Steinman, Keshet Dance Ensemble, Brian Peitter, Kyu Hee Park, Nataki Garret, Samantha Grion,  Min Li, Daniel Corral, Raffello Mazza, Tobba Tobba, Adoma Oskuka, Hilary Preston, Columbine Muacher, Martha Williams, Michele Ainza,  Isabel Grotofsky, Danger Radio.

 

MARYAM ZARINGHALAM, Writer of Contextual Materials

Maryam Zaringhalam is a molecular biologist at The Rockefeller University and founder of ArtLab, a blog and Brooklyn-based event series that seeks to reunite the arts and sciences. In addition to her efforts with ArtLab, Maryam has worked with organizations including Imagine Science Films, The SciArt Center of New York, and the BioBus to bring science to the public through the arts. Her work at this intersection has sparked some of her own collaborations, which include the development of braincity.info –a website designed in conjunction with filmmaker Noah Hutton's Midnight Moment brain-inspired takeover of Times Square–and participation in Imagine Science Film Festival's first annual 48-hour film competition.

 

PETER ZUSPAN/Bureau V, Aquarium Designer

Peter Zuspan is a founding principal of Bureau V, a New York-based studio that designs innovative architecture and experimental projects ranging from cultural institutions and commercial buildings to performances, installations, and events. Clients and collaborators have included cultural institutions such as the Original Music Workshop and the Montello Foundation, as well as artists and designers such as Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Early Morning Opera, Arto Lindsay, and Mary Ping. Bureau V projects have been exhibited or performed at the Guggenheim Museum, the Venice Biennale of Art, Inhotim, the Sophiensaele, the Performa Biennial, and Los Angeles’s REDCAT Theater. The studio’s projects have received support from Saatchi & Saatchi, the Art Production Fund, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Zuspan teaches architecture at Columbia University and has taught architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Kentucky’s College of Design. He holds a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

LARRY MCDONALD/FORMOSA FOUNTAINS, Hydraulics & Pump Consultant

ERICH BOLTON, Electrical Control Designer

BLAINE O'NEILL, Research Coordinator

RICK VALICENTI, Graphic Designer

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