Sarah Maxfield, Writer/Director
Sarah grew up in the cornfields of southern Illinois where she dreamed of moving to New York City. Now she lives in New York City and dreams of wide open spaces. She is the Artistic Director of Red Metal Mailbox, and has directed each of the company’s productions, as well as written a few, and even performed in one. Maxfield curates THROW, a performance-development series at The Chocolate Factory Theater and undertakes a variety of other projects in the interest of further investigating the ever-shifting edge of contemporary, live performance.
Chloë Z Brown, Lighting Designer
Chloë is the Director of Production at Dance Theater Workshop. You may have seen her lighting in the work of Ivy Baldwin, Layard Thompson, Juliana May, Brian Rogers, Chris Yon, Vicky Shick, Dan Froot, Jeanine Durning, Heather Kravas, Arthur Aviles, Luciana Achugar, Risa Jaroslow, LAVA, Julie Atlas Muz and many more. In 2005, she was honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her lighting of Amanda Loulaki’s La la la la, Resistance (The Island of Breezes). Previous to her work at Dance Theater Workshop, she traveled the world, organizing and lighting things up along the way. Some of the artists she has traveled with include David Dorfman, Liz Lerman, Susan Marshall, Lisa Race, Bebe Miller, Marty Pottenger, Michael Moschen, and Merce Cunningham. She is the Resident Lighting Designer for Red Metal Mailbox. She loves her work.
Mary McKenzie, Costume Designer
Mary is a Brooklyn-based fiber artist who is fascinated with all things tactile and textile. She is the resident costume designer for Red Metal Mailbox, and has costumed many other dancer-type people throughout New York City. You can check out her work at www.marymck.com.
Brad Kisicki, Scenic Designer
Brad has worked with those people over there and you may have seen his work at that one place… you know that one place. He worked with that really cool guy with the sweet shoes and the killer mustache. You may have even seen Brad dance in that one piece recently. Brad is currently the Production Manager of The Aspen Music Festival, as well as a freelance Scenic Designer, and a graduate student studying architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and has an unlimited monthly Metrocard, on occasion.
Jason Sebastian, Sound Designer
Jason has been working freelance in film, theater and music, mostly sound related including location recording, live mixing, and design for the last 10 years. He's recently designed for Aaron Rosenblum, mv works, Tara O'Con, and Eric Jackson Bradley, which opened the fall season at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater. He engineered and mixed slow/dynamite's the mountains are our people recently released on limited double vinyl, and just finished the design of two short films.
Rachel Tiemann, Performer
Rachel has been seen at such venues as HERE, Dixon Place, 45 Bleecker Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, and The Public Theater. Most recently, she was seen as Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle with Hipgnosis Theatre, which was nominated for Outstanding Play of the Year in the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. With Red Metal Mailbox, she has been seen in The Flower Arrangement, Fractal Remainder, Safety Pop, and Old Tricks. She teaches in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights.
Jillian Sweeney, Performer
Jillian has danced with Pi Dance Theatre, Theresa Duhon, BottomHeavy Productions, and Tami Stronach Dance and is currently working with Ben Asriel (Project Paper Trail). She received her MFA in Dance from Smith College, where she was also a teaching fellow. Her choreography has been presented at Danspace Project's Food For Thought, Dixon Place, Galapagos, HERE, DanceNOW, and WaxWorks. This is Jillian's first project with Red Metal Mailbox.
Matthew Kinney, Script Development
Matthew has created and performed in many things, including several for Red Metal Mailbox. He is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. If you want to know more about what he's done, just ask him. He's also the proud father of a new baby boy.
Steve Grote, Producer
The list of animals which interest Steve includes but is not limited to: great white sharks, wolves, hippopotami, giant squid, bats, aardvarks, octopuses, pandas, sting rays, coati, cuttlefish, polar bears, blue whales, ring-tailed lemurs, lobsters, elephants, Sterling jays, and most all types of monkeys. Steve would also like to learn all about outer space.