Artists & Projects Directory
TOM LEE, Projection Designer
Tom Lee is a performer, designer, director and puppet artist based in New York. His work frequently incorporates live-feed video and projection design with puppetry, exploring the synthesis of manipulated objects, miniatures and figures with the language of film and animation. He has designed projections for multiple artists and performed in pieces incorporating live- feed capture of puppetry, most notably Le Grand Macabre (2010)and Petrushka (2015) with Giants Are Small and the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Lee first experimented with live-feed video manipulation of shadow puppetry and animations in Ko’olau (2010), along with shadow work by actors behind the projection screen. In 2009 he created the projection environment for Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer incorporating text, photography imagery with film elements. Lee has also collaborated with director Stephen Earnhart on a multimedia staging of Haruki Murakami’s The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, which was featured at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2011 and the Singapore Arts Festival in 2012. His current collaboration with Japanese kuruma ningyo puppet master Koryu Nishikawa features elaborate miniature sets which interact with puppetry onstage through a live-feed video. Since 2014, he has been working on long-distance science fiction puppetry collaboration between students of the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Sarah Lawrence College called The Return, where performers in separate studios located 13 hours apart perform together through mixed video feed, and which will be live-streamed and accessed by audiences around the world.
DAN MOSES SCHREIER, Composer and Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier is a sound designer and composer. He has designed sound for more than 31 Broadway productions and 32 Off-Broadway and regional shows. Compositions for the stage include Broadway scores for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington, The Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Lange, The Tempest starring Patrick Stewart and the last play of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, Radio Golf. In 1990 he won an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence. He has also won three Drama Desk Awards, six Drama Desk Award nominations, and four Tony Award nominations. Off Broadway scores include King Lear starring John Lithgow, Restoration starring Claudia Shear, and the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul. Schreier has collaborated with Dan Hurlin on multiple puppet theater projects including the chamber opera The Shoulder, Quintland-The Musical, and Disfarmer. Dan was also the Music Supervisor for Suzan-Lore Parks’ Father Comes Home From the Wars. Dan received his BA from The Gallatin Division at NYU in 1979 and attended The Juilliard School on a Lila Acheson Wallace Scholarship 1980.
ANNA THOMFORD, Costume Designer
Anna Thomford is an award winning costume designer who has been making costumes for over thirty years, first at Andy's Summer Playhouse, (Wilton, NH) and then at Franklin Pierce University (Rindge,NH). She has made countless costumes of all sizes for numerous productions by Dan Hurlin, including The Shoulder, Hiroshima Maiden, and Disfarmer. She is currently making a series of quilts called MN Fields one of which, Chatfield, was recently included in the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont. Brattlebore, VT. A self-taught designer and costume creator, Anna has taken workshops with and has been inspired by notable fiber artists, Nancy Crow and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval. Anna has received three commendations for costume at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festivals.
TYLER MICOLEAU, Lighting Designer
Tyler has designed lighting for over 300 live productions including plays, dance, movement-theatre, multi-media performance, and puppetry. Recent Off-Broadway credits: First Daughters Suite (Public); Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); The World Of Extreme Happiness (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Invisible Hand (NYTW); The Fortress Of Solitude (Public). Notable design credits: When The Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater); The Aliens (Rattlestick); Blasted (Soho Rep); God's Ear (Vineyard); Bug (Barrow Street). Regional credits: Huntington, Goodman, American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Rep, Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf, among others. He is the recipient of a American Theatre Wing Hewes award, two Lucille Lortel awards, two Village Voice OBIE awards, the Connecticut Critics Circle award, a Helen Hayes nomination, four Barrymore nominations, a Jefferson nomination, and the NEA / Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program. He has held visiting artist positions at Yale University, Dartmouth College and for six years served as adjunct faculty at Sarah Lawrence College Department of Dance. For Dan Hurlin Tyler has designed lighting for: The Shoulder, The Heart of the Andes, The Home of Bill and Sandy Kelly, Hiroshima Maiden, and Disarmer.