The Exponential Festival presents
by what holds heat
Created and directed by Cori Marquis and Nic Adams
Production designed by Aaron Amodt
Music arranged and composed by Jack Adams
* These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Duet-ed is an Equity-approved showcase.
Nic Adams is a Brooklyn-based theatre-maker. Works include: Icarus in the L.E.S., White Wines (after Plays) by Gertrude Stein, Six Church Poems, and The Silent Janitor. Adams’ work has been presented at venues such as Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, The Performing Garage, The Bushwick Starr, The Brooklyn Museum, JACK, Vital Joint, The Tank, and Dixon Place.
Cori Marquis currently dances with Jane Comfort (2015) and Doug Elkins (2010), and is one-third of the collaborative trio LMnO3 with Deborah Lohse and Donnell Oakley. Marquis has produced two evening-length and half-a-dozen smaller works over the past 10 years, presented in NYC, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Oregon, Connecticut, and Michigan. Marquis was AIR at Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Chen Dance Center, and the Bessie Schönberg Mentorship Residency (The Yard). BA: Stanford University. www.corimarquis.com
Aaron Amodt is a Floridian who’s most at home in the swamp but will settle for a humid summer in New York. He started out doing pyro for Seaworld and Ringling Brothers Circus, but now builds sets in downtown NYC. As Technical Director: GATZ (Elevator Repair Service), EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF (Elevator Repair Service), objects in mirror AR closer than they appear (Sensorium), A BILLION NIGHTS ON EARTH (Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental). Other Credits: OTHELLO (NYTW), LAZARUS (NYTW), THE SELECT (Elevator Repair Service). Find his theatre photography at http://www.aaronamodt.com
Born and raised in Lake Tahoe, CA, Jack Blackmon is a performer and choreographer. Since graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts he has performed for Larry Keigwin, AnA Collaborations, Patrick O'Brien, Sean Curran Company, Schoen Movement Company, and most recently Punchdrunk NYC's "Sleep No More". Jack makes work with his collaborator Charlotte Settle, and is deeply enamored by the power of dance, humor, and absurdity.
Sandie Cheng is a writer, actor, and producer from Riverside, CA. Her work strives to give voice to the unheard and visibility to the invisible. She is the creator and host of Now In Color, the podcast that brings those who have been erased from history back to the forefront. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner and her cat, Hygge.
Chris Ignacio is an NY based theatre artist, musician, puppeteer, producer and educator. He has toured nationally and abroad since earning his BFA from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He is a recent Culture Push Fellow, and QCA grant recipient for his project, Co-written, which involves songwriting with young POC’s.
J Molière is a Brooklyn based actress who has walked the boards with Occupy Verona, La MaMa, Target Margin Theatre, 600 Highwaymen, and is currently earning her Masters in Acting at the University of Florida. She would like to thank her collaborators for keeping her honest.
Artistic Director of Roll The Bones Theatre Company, Taylor Myers has conceived and led immersive projects since 2012. He has devised and performed in commissioned works globally, reaching audiences as diverse as Nevada, USA; Chengdu, China; and Reykjavik, Iceland. www.rollthebonestheatre.com
Cristina Pitter is a queer fat babe interdisciplinary artist, sex educator, activist, and founder of The Ashè Collective, a group which focuses on storytelling inspired by ancestral roots and identities while engaging in community outreach. She also has the best laugh ever. SERIOUSLY. You might have seen her work at The Metropolitan Opera, 59E59 Theaters, Ars Nova, Classic Stage, Vital Joint, New Ohio Theatre, Joe’s Pub, The PIT, The Tank, The Flea Theater, JACK, Dixon Place, or three separate but specific bathtubs. Feel free to follow her antics at cristinapitter.com.
Nicole Pursell is an award-winning actor and production designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her feature, That's Not Us, was released as an exclusive by Strand Media after playing at over 35 festivals worldwide. Nicole also designed and stars in The Ring Thing, an improvised narrative-documentary hybrid, acquired by Gravitas Ventures. Most recently, she designed the series Switch, which delves into human nature as it plays out within the walls of NYC's most exclusive BDSM Dungeon as well as the feature Bite Me, a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. She currently has many irons in the fire, so stay tuned. www.nicolepursell.com
Niko Tsocanos (Performer) Cthulhu’s House of Z; Then She Fell; ZOOM Thousand Time; Screen Eyed Baby Ice; The Grand Paradise; Blankland!; Ghost Light; Residue; Gemini Stars/Scorpio Stars; Bladder Inn (and X, Y, Z, W); Behind The City.
Lucy Kaminsky, Nathaniel Peart, Taylor Greatbatch, Theresa Buchheister, Vital Joint, Angel Desai, Cameron Christopher Stuart, Sean Loiselle, and The Exponential Festival.