Community

KARL GILLICK – Artistic Director / Co-Creator

Karl's interest in the performing arts was born during his early career as a tree canopy biologist, climbing trees in Alaska, Costa Rica and the Pacific Northwest. The creativity and dexterity...

MARIJE NIE – Co-Creator

Marije Nie is an extraordinary tapdancer. She is a musician with her feet, a percussionist with the physical energy of a dancer. Strong technique and timing are the roots of her...

JAY KRAVITZ – Production Management and Graphic Design

Oakland, California artist Jay Kravitz has been pouring energy into the San Francisco Bay Area art scene since he first cast eyes upon it in 1991.  Jay currently survives as a freelance Fabricator,...

Andreas Bennetzen

Danish musician & composer from Copenhagen. Lives in Christiania. Member of the Danish Artist Union & the Danish Composers Society (DJBFA). While he was studying classical double bass...

Ben Burke

American interdisciplinary artist, puppeteer, junkyard tinkerer and co-founder of Apocalypse Puppet Theater and the Stars & Garters Theater Company. benjaminperkinsburke.com

KIM DONOVAN – Production Management

Kim Donovan has worked as Pixar's Exhibitions Manager since moving to the Bay Area 6 years ago. She has helped to produce 15 international versions of the "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" Fine Art show...

TAMI FLORES – Production Management

Tami is amazing.  She stepped right in and is helping the Decameron in unimaginable ways with her mad organizational skills.  The Decameron holds a deep gratitude for her contributions.

Five Ton Crane

Five Ton Crane (5TC) is a diverse group of artists, geeks and inventors from the San Francisco Bay Area. The name implies the intention: 5TC does the heavy lifting that the individual artist...

Michael Sturtz

As a fixture of the Bay Area arts community, Michael has worked as a sculptor, a teacher, and as a facilitator since the early 1990s.  As the founder of The Crucible, a non-profit industrial arts...

Albert Mathias

Albert Mathias (Composer and Performer) has been creating music for movement in San Francisco since 1991, he is a multi-disciplinary musician whose focus contains accompaniment, composition and sound...

Christopher Fülling

Christopher Fülling is an American music theatre director and tenor based in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. His projects explore ritual, the ecstatic, and the numinous in widely different contexts...

Abraham Burickson

Abraham Burickson is the Artistic Director of Odyssey Works, an interdisciplinary performance group that creates 36hr performances for small audiences. Trained in architecture at Cornell University,...

Karla Hargrave

Karla Hargrave is the Technical Director at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco and is graduating from SFSU with an MFA in Theatre Design this May.  Her sculptural installation background and...

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is the founder of San Francisco-based agency Words Pictures Ideas and the creative mind behind the Bay Lights project, an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist...

Paul Mirocha

I set out to make objects that I would like to have round me. Things that I find interesting, amusing, unusual, things that inspire me, or just give me a sense of pleasure. Within my art I am...

Shovelman

Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays...

Brandi Brandes

Brandi Brandes is a multi-disciplinary percussionist, keyboardist, vocalist, and composer. She has studied primarily with San Francisco Ballet principle percussionist David Rosenthal and Machete...

Jodi Power

Jodi has been a dancer, circus artist and a makeup artist performing, producing and creating for the past 15 years, 12 of those in the bay area.  She has  worked with companies such as Cirque du...

Tyson Ayers

tyson is an acclaimed music composer, experimental instrument builder, and multi-instrumentalist who writes for horns, winds, strings, vocals, percussion, and rhythm sections for jazz, classical, and...

Mikl-Em

Mikl-Em is a writer, technologist, actor, and event producer in San Francisco. He has been active in the Bay Area arts, literature, and underground event scenes since moving here from Virginia in the...

Megan Fenske

Megan Fenske is a fire brand.  A siren.  A true original.  She is the lead singer for the Bodice Rippers and she will tear your house down.

Benjamin Carpenter

Benjamin Carpenter is an interactive Artist/Fabricator/Teacher who works in the space between our industrial heritage and the momentum of contemporary media. His work is a meditation on life in...

Carl Grubb

Growing up surrounded by vineyards made it easy for Carl to learn about grape farming and winemaking. After completing a BS and MS in business, a BFA in studio arts and then sitting for the Court of...

Danielle O’Dea

Danielle O'Dea is a recent transplant from New York City.  She is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Drama from the Experimental Theatre Wing.  Besides...

Sour Mash Hug Band

The Sour Mash Hug Band; Klezmer Hot Jazz Cabaret "An irresistible mix of old-time, gypsy, bluegrass, jazz, Irish, and ragtime." –The San Francisco Chronicle "Folk Music in the most beautiful...

Zak Brazen

People read physical environments like a human face. Zak Brazen makes spaces that smile. As an experience designer with an M.A. from the California College of the Arts, Zak imagines and builds...

Alex Allan

Alex Allan is an Aerialist and physical theatre artist. Born and raised in Australia, Alex completed his Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Theatre/Media. After finishing his undergraduate...

Laura Stokes

LAURA STOKES is a zealous movement researcher, educator and performer.  Always fascinated by the notion of embodied experience, she was a child gymnast, a teenage ballerina, and at one point, a...

The Goat Family

The Goat Family plays simple music for complex times. Featuring homemade instruments, lonely guitars, and a solid gold gut-bucket washtub, they deliver old-time originals with a newly charged...

Kedar Lawrence

Kedar Lawrence is a visual artist currently based in San Francisco. His body of work combines cinematography, lighting design, video projection design, sound design, and still photography. His...

Mark Growden

Mark Growden is a singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, visual artist, and workshop leader.  He was raised in small mountain community in Northeast California where he...

Kristin Neidlinger

Kristin Neidlinger aka Slim Avocado is an experience designer and inventor of sensory media. She aspires to craft phenomenal technology to enhance and expand physical embodiment. Kristin is a...

Calum Grant

Calum Grant has been performing on stage and in film and voiceover for twenty-odd years.  He first appeared in the long-running hit Medea, The Musical. He has since appeared in numerous films and...

Katherine Grant-Suttie

Katherine Grant-Suttie is an internationally trained actor/stuntwoman passing through the Bay Area. A graduate from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, she specializes in physically & vocally intense...

Amaryst Bauer

Amaryst Bauer is a long time contributor to all things art, play and mayhem in the Bay Area backdrop. She's dabbled in dance, metal sculpture, mix-media, circus performance, stage managing, design,...

Julia Hathaway

Julia Hathaway, Soprano,  has  appeared with Berkeley Contemporary Players and premiered new works with the University of Chicago Orchestra, she has mostly performed traditional opera roles such as...

Charline Formenty

Charline Formenty practically grew up on stage. Originally from Paris, France, she caught the theater bug very early in life: she began performing at the age of 3 and has not stopped since....

Dan Cantrell

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Cantrell’s recent works include the score for three seasons of the Annie Award nominated cartoon television series Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack on...

Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist

Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist’s singing spans repertoire from the medieval to the contemporary, with a specialty in the baroque era. Her voice has been reviewed as “arresting,” “haunting,”...

Daniel O’Reilly

Daniel has been acting in various productions since he was a wee little lad.  Since landing in SF, he plays and runs social media for Left Coast Theatre Company and can be found on the web in...

Dave X

As a child Dave X sought out activities considered naughty by some including his parents. In doing so he noticed that through the organization of others he could achieve greater levels of...

Samuel Thomas

Samuel Thomas is a video artist and engineer based in San Francisco.

Hallie Daismer

Hallie Dalsimer is a movement-based performing artist and aspiring maker of things. She believes that the communicative potential of dance lies in its human-ness, and attempts to tap into the...

Patrick House

Patrick House is a neuroscientist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He researches a parasite (Toxoplasma gondii) that gets into people's brains & may or may not be perturbing their free...

Eric Oberthaler

Eric "eO" Oberthaler is a S.F. Bay Area-based composer, director, producer, performer, teacher, graphic artist, and visionary thinker.  Having earned his B.M. at Oberlin Conservatory (1993) and...

Mateo Lugo

Guitarist and Composer Mateo Lugo was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1984. He received his degrees in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music in 2008. In 2009 he traveled to...

Pipaluk Supernova

Pipaluk Supernova is a Danish choreographer and installation artist, she directs international art events and dance installations. Her latest projects include large scale site specific productions...

Anthony Powers

Anthony Powers is a lighting designer living in Oakland California. He has designed for traditional and experimental theater, modern dance and circus productions through out the San Francisco Bay...

Heather Yager

Heather is an archivist and musician living in Oakland, CA.  As an archivist, Heather has built Linux servers at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, designed digital libraries for the...

Bad Unkl Sista

Bad Unkl Sista is a performance installation ensemble that fuses Butoh-inspired choreography, improvised music, couture costuming, and physical theater elements while producing site-specific...

girlcharlie (charlie levin)

Relatively new to the Bay Area, Charlie Levin creates installations, performances and interactive paintings. Originally from Washington, DC, Charlie co-founded the Chicago-based visual theater...

Alayna Stroud

Alayna Stroud grew up in northern Michigan on a dairy farm, as one of six children. She received her training at Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan, Mills College, and North Carolina...

Allie Cooper

Allie Cooper began learning the fundamentals of aerial work in Santa Cruz, California in 2008. Her honest style has developed to utilize momentum and natural pathways and to embrace functionality. ...

Shannon Gray

Whether climbing, swinging, or dancing, Shannon Gray has developed a deep appreciation for the connection between the emotional and physical selves. With a degree in Psychology and Sociology and a...

Krissy Freeman

Krissy is a Lighting Designer, Light Board Programmer, and Stage Manager born and raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Currently working as a freelance designer and consultant, as well as a...