C. Robin Marcotte (Creator/Performer) moved back to NH from an 11-year stay in Philadelphia and now is an Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and also teaches in the theatre department at Plymouth State University (PSU). Robin has served as the Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Hotel Obligado Physical Theatre and has created and performed seven original works with the company. He was the choreographer for Hotel Obligado's final production, Beauty Is, for which The Philadelphia Weekly named him for “Best Choreography.” Robin also served as the School Director of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. In 2011, he created and directed The Green Fairy Cabaret for the school at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. In 2015, Robin won a grant to perform his one-man show, Dottie at PSU. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is a graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. www.robinmarcotte.net
Amanda Whitworth (Creator/Performer) is a teaching artist residing in central New Hampshire with a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. She continues to work as a performer of dance and physical theatre with choreographers and organizations both nationally and internationally. Ms. Whitworth is committed to diversifying her work in the arts and partners with organizations, institutions and educators to advocate and promote dance. Currently, she directs the dance program at Plymouth State University as well as creates works interdisciplinary art and theatre through her company Tributary Dance. Whitworth is pleased to work with an collaborative group of educators and artists to reestablish the New Hampshire Dance Alliance which inspires dance advocacy, education and networking in Northern New England. Additionally, Ms. Whitworth is anticipating the launch of IPAC (Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Cooperative) with co-director Lorraine Chapman in Spring 2017. IPAC fosters artistic entrepreneurship by connecting artists with partners and sponsors to curate new work. www.tributarydance.com
Vivian Beer's (Sculptor) sleek, abstracted metal and concrete furniture combines the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary design, craft, and sculpture to create furniture that alter expectations of and interface with the domestic landscape. With a strong foundation in contemporary furniture design, her recent research into the history of American industry, architecture, and transportation—supported in part by a 2014 Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum—adds intellectual rigor and specificity to her work. Her Infrastructure, Streamliner, Anchored Candy and upcoming aeronautic series are physical manifestations of the cultural and industrial history of her materials even as they serve as intellectual bridges for their users, bringing them to a new way of conceiving the built world through a luxurious deployment of the senses.
Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Metals Museum, The Currier Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC and public art in the cities of Portland, Maine and Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds an undergraduate degree from Maine College of Art and a Master’s of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy. Beer has held numerous residencies including at the Penland School of Crafts, the State University of New York at Purchase, and the San Diego State University. She was a 2014 recipient of an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. www.vivianbeer.com
David Berona (Concept Collaborator) was a historian of the illustrated book and an authority on the woodcut novel. He authored Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels (2008), a winner at The 2009 New York Book Show and a Harvey Awards nominee. He selected and edited Alastair: Drawings & Illustrations (2011) and Eric Gill's Masterpieces of Wood Engraving (2012) and was the guest editor of CSP's The California Printmaker, "Storytelling and Printmaking," in 2006. David has juried and curated print exhibitions and presented numerous papers on woodcut novels both nationally and internationally. He was the Dean of the Library and Academic Support Services at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, and a member of the visiting faculty at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Elizabeth Daily (Director) is a Professor of acting and voice/speech in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Plymouth State University. Ms. Daily holds a BA in Speech and Dramatic Art and an MEd in Rehabilitation Counseling/Deafness from the University of Missouri-Columbia; she received her MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Ms. Daily studied acting with Sonia Moore of the American Center for Stanislavsky Theater Art. She has acted professionally in New England for The Barnstormers, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, North Country Center for the Arts, New Hampshire Theatre Project, Advice to the Players, Stage One Productions, Canterbury Shaker Village, the Belknap Mill Society and the Little Church Theater. Her professional work also includes directing, voice/speech coaching and voice-over for commercial and educational purposes. Her most recent directing credits include: The Birthday Party, Dottie, Dracula, Anatomy of Gray, The Drowsy Chaperone, Still Life with Iris, and Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Ben Kutner (Composer) is a New York City-based composer and music director. His work has recently appeared at the National Opera Center, Dixon Place, St. Mark's Church in NYC, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Jack Crystal Theatre, and on the Huffington Post. Recent commissions include the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, Project 44 Dance, Mook Dance, New Parnassus, and Nocturne Theatre. Ben works across a range of genres including opera, ballet, modern dance, film, theater, chamber, and symphonic music. He is the Executive Artistic Director for the New Parnassus Ensemble.