(artistic associate)playwright + filmmaker from Texas + Wyoming. He’s currently the recipient of the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, and recent Honorable Mention for the Relentless Award, finalist for the Heideman award, and semi-finalist for the Page 73 Fellowship. He's a member of EST/Youngblood and an alum of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group, Theater Masters, Alliance Theatre/Kendeda, Tofte Lake Center’s Emerging Artist Residency, and Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.” His play The Mongoose was an L.A. Times Critic’s Pick. His work with BOOMERANG has been seen at Steppenwolf, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago. Short plays at: EST/Youngblood, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Flea, JACK, Little Theater, Samuel French OOB Festival (winner), American Theater Company, Hearth Gods. Just finished: a micro-residency at The Bushwick Starr for Claustrophile. Up next: residencies at 100W Corsicana and Barn Arts Collective. He grew up the only boy among seven sisters. willarbery.com
(managing director) studied theatre and literature at sarah lawrence college. she has been a dancer and singer since a young age, and has performed in sketch comedy, improv comedy and some film projects her brilliant friends have done. in nyc, lydian is a member of the resident acting company at the flea theatre where she has done many serialized plays and workshops. one such play, women by chiara atik, has gone on to be published and to win the top award at the hollywood fringe festival. she has acted in readings with soho rep's writer director lab and the vineyard theatre, and is proud to be a member of calliope.
(co-founder/artistic director) acting credits include ghost sonata, hypochondria, lulu, spoon river anthology (all at columbia), children of the future age (calliope), marat/sade (moses mogilee), portrait (phillstock), and exit 27 (sanguine theatre). as an actor, will has helped develop new works at est, naked angels, new dramatists, episcopal actors guild, theatre reconstruction ensemble, and do it live in san francisco. he recently conceived and directed six windows presents a hero of our time (calliope), and has directed pieces for williamstown theatre festival workshop, nylon fusion collective, hearth gods, the dirty blondes, american globe theatre, and tiny rhino. will is a former williamstown apprentice, an alum of kenyon college and bada, and a frequent collaborator with online sketch comedy group goodcopgreatcop. www.willdagger.com
(co-founder/executive director) is a new york based singer/actor and music writer with experience in a range of performance styles, from musical theater to experimental opera to orchestral solo singing. she has produced original work at ars nova ant fest, cap 21, the wild project, the flea, judson church, the planet connections festivity, theaterlab and medicine show theatre. as a member of loom ensemble she produced and performed collaborative theatre in dubai and italy. kate's work is captured on two albums: the highwayman a co-compostion with nick lerangis & knud adams and erosion by loom vocal trio. katehamilton.net
(co-founder) is an actor, writer & producer now based in los angeles. she is a co-founder of funny lady films and has assistant produced daytime on abc. maria starred in re:verse, a half-hour comedic pilot that was named the 2014 new york television festival's best of the fest and audience award winner. her comedic work has been seen on funny or die, at the people's improv theater, ucb, the comedy cellar, and cakeshop.
(co-founder/director of marketing & communication) is a stage and screen actor, writer and director based in NYC. His plays have been developed and produced by Tiny Rhino (NY & LA), Rule of: 7×7, Crowded Outlet and Dixon Place. His play Front Lines was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. As an actor, Drew has performed regionally, off-Broadway, off-off Broadway and frequently with the Ensemble Studio Theater. He’s developed new work at Soho Rep, The Lark, Bushwick Starr and HERE Arts Center. He recurs as Dr. Hack in TruTV’s Hack My Life and was a regular on comedy web series Good Cop Great Cop. Other tv/film: Mozart in the Jungle. Graduate of Kenyon College. thedrewlewis.com.
(associate managing director) grew up outside of chicago and began acting at a young age. she graduated from kenyon college before moving to new york where she's performed in various original productions around the city including dixon place, cloud city, hearth gods, the brick theatre, and tiny rhino. she's also appeared in episodes of the web series good cop great cop. rachel has directed with core artists ensemble and done readings at nyu, nyfa, and the pittsburgh fringe festival. she studied improv comedy at both second city and ucb, and she's had humor articles published online with collegehumor and the hairpin. she's also a classically trained singer and a chocolate pudding enthusiast. rachelsachnoff.com