Marina Gregory has performed with Shakespeare and Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and in various theatrical productions in New York and Los Angeles. For 10 years, Ms. Gregory worked as a writer and director of plays for SYDA Foundation. She adapted the Indian epic, The Ramayana, casting 150 young people from around the globe. In 2001 Ms. Gregory studied directing under her father, André Gregory and worked as an actress in a 3 year exploration of Beckett’s Footfalls. In early 2004, Marina joined internationally acclaimed Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, going on to become a leading player. Ms. Gregory’s first performance with Workcenter was in Mario Biagini and Thomas Richard’s theatrical opus Dies Irae, performed in Europe, Turkey, Africa and Russia. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in the filmDies Irae, My Preposterous Theatrum Interioris Show, which premiered at Lincoln Center. She was a founding member of Workcenter’s Open Program, directing and acting in its first piece based on Beckett’s text, Fizzles, which performed in Italy and Poland. Ms. Gregory was a leading player in I Am America, Not History’s Bones, Electric Party and Electric Party Songs, all based in the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. Open Program toured worldwide, including performances at The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York and SFMOMA, in California. After returning to the U.S., Ms. Gregory directed “Reflections of Nora,” a theatrical research piece exploring Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, incorporating a cast from Italy, Canada, Chile and America. In 2016, Ms. Gregory directed a three-month exploration hosting artists from Brazil and The US, resulting in The Celebration, a performance piece exploring the question: how can theater be food for the heart?
Mitsu Salmon creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines. Her current project investigates botany, familial histories, colonization, and archives. Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her undergrad degree from NYU. She has presented work at places such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Julius Caesar, Comfort Station, and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer in Berlin, Made Budhiana Gallery in Bali and Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan. She has participated in artist residencies at Tsung Yeh in Taiwan, Villa Pandan Harum in Bali, High Concept Lab, Links Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center and Oxbow. She was awarded best collaborative multi-disciplinary performance and top 5 emerging dancers in Chicago by Newcity in 2015 and a touring grant through Midwest Nexus in 2018.
Scott R. Sheppard is an OBIE Award-winning theater artist living in Philadelphia and New York City. He is a Co-Director of the Philadelphia-based theater company Lightning Rod Special. Recent credits: Underground Railroad Game (co-creator/perfomer), which was named by the New York Times as one of the top ten shows of 2016 and is currently touring nationally and internationally; Pig Iron Theatre Company’s 99 Breakups and Period of Animate Existence (co-creator/performer); PITC’s Gentlemen Volunteers (performer); George & Co.’s Holden (co-creator/performer); Lightning Rod Special’s Sans Everything (co-creator/performer) and Arden Theatre Company’s AThe Stinky Cheeseman (performer, Barrymore nomination). Scott is a recipient of the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Performing Arts and an OBIE Award winner for Best New American Theater Work (Underground Railroad Game). Proud graduate of the inaugural class at Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training.
Myung Gyun You is a sculptor and painter currently based in Philadelphia. He was born and raised in Busan, South Korea. He earned a BFA from Busan University and an MFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Many of his formative years were spent working in Japan and Korea. His approach to art-making is highly influenced by his moves back and forth between the two countries and the differences in each culture. His solo show in Seoul pivoted his career. He moved to the United States in 2011, where he creates and shows work all over the country.
|Andrea Grover||Executive Director of Guild Hall|
|Josh Gladstone||Artistic Director of The John Drew Theater|
|Christina Strassfield||Museum Director/Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum|
|Phillip Schultz||Literary Artist|
|Eric Fischl||Visual Artist/President of Guild Hall Academy of the Arts|