Jennifer's work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. Her play, The Nether, won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, premiered with Center Theatre Group, and was produced by The Royal Court Theatre in London (transferring to the West End, Duke of York's Theatre), MCC in New York, across the US and internationally (translated into eight languages). Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville 2008 Humana Festival and continues to see productions nation-wide. Jennifer's plays have been developed and presented at the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Lark Play Development Center, PlayPenn Playwrights Conference, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the Page 73 Productions Summer Residency at Yale, among other venues. She is a former fellow of the MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. Her work is published by Samuel French. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles, where she founded a network of writers called the Playwrights Union. jenniferhaley.com
Hailed as “a songbook for our time,” indie folk producer and songwriter Nathan Leigh's 2012 album A Life In Transit explored the highs and lows of touring life. Splitting his time between the life of a touring musician and a theatre composer, Nathan Leigh has performed in venues across the country, and had his music featured in over 300 plays from South Africa to Greece. With former Super Mirage bandmate Kyle Jarrow, Nathan co-created the musicals Big Money (WTF Boris Segall Fellowship 2008) and The Consequences (World Premiere 2012 at WHAT). Collaborating with Jason Slavick and the Liars and Believers ensemble, Nathan Leigh composed scores for adaptations of Song of Songs and Icarus (NYMF 2013). He is the composer and co-lyricist for The Mad Scientist’s Guide to Romance, Robots and Soul-Crushing Loneliness (NYC Fringe 2015) with book writer Megan Sass. Since 2010, Nathan has worked for AFROPUNK as staff music reviewer and producer for the monthly AFROPUNK Mixtape series. Nathan is a founding member of the Peoples Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, now in its 5th year of radical street theatre and puppetry. His latest full length solo album, Ordinary Eternal Machinery, is due out January 2017. nathanleigh.net
Owen is the Executive Director of Guru Digital Arts College in Edmonton, Alberta, where he has been enthusiastically developing the school's programs and faculty. He has been a full-time Digital Media Producer the past 15 years. Recent projects include co-creating Keys2Drive as part of GystWorks, co-creating an Alternative Reality Game for the tween audience called the Central Institute for Exploration with Hotrocket Studios; game design and project leadership of a Serious Game for service rig workers called Simulynx for Terris-Hill Productions; and serving as theMultimedia Development Coordinator for Alberta Learning's LearnAlberta.ca project, a repository of digital learning objects for the K-12 sector. Owen's roles typically have involved leadership, creative facilitation, strategy, forecasting, analysis and design, and user experience design. Owen is an active speaker and champion of the digital media industry in Alberta.
Matt is the Executive Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, CA. Since joining Diversionary, Matt has directed the San Diego Premiere of Bash Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex (Top Ten of 2016 - San Diego Union Tribune), and the West Coast Premieres of Jordan Harrison’s Amazons and Their Men and Christopher Shinn’s Now Or Later. Prior to joining Diversionary, Matt was the Associate Artistic Director of City Theatre Company, where he directed the Regional Premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Charles Ives Take Me Home, the World Premiere of Tami Dixon’s South Side Stories, Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still. He has developed new work with The Sundance Theatre Institute, The Banff Centre, American Conservatory Theater, Lincoln Center, PlayPenn, and Page 73 Productions. His production of Jennifer Haley’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom with Bricolage Production Company was cited in the Top Ten of 2010 by The Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Matt served as The John Wells Professor of Directing at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama (Graduate & Undergraduate Directing programs), and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. He holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. mattmmorrow.com
Jared received his MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College. He is currently on faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, where he leads the projection design track in the MFA Design program. He is a resident artist at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in DC and has directed and/or designed at theaters across the U.S. and in Europe including designing for Big Art Group and their productions of The People (San Francisco CA), The Sleep (Berlin, Germany, and NYC), Cityrama (Torino, Italy), SOS (NYC, Vienna Festival). He has worked for The Builders Association (Jet Lag), Rob Roth (Screen Test) and UTC #61 (Hiroshima: Crucible of Light, Velvet Oratorio, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), 3Legged Dog (Downtown Loop); Jared made his off-broadway debut at Manhattan Theater Club with his projection design in VIETGONE, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales. Regionally, Jared has also worked at Arena Stage, Studio Theater, Theater J, Centerstage Baltimore, Olney Theater, Everyman Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, South Coast Rep, and The Wilma. jaredmezzocchi.com/