meet the team

the creatives

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 Tamilla Woodard

Tamilla Woodard (Director) is a theatre director who works both nationally and internationally. She is co-founder of PopUp Theatrics, a partnership creating site impacting theatrical events around the world and in collaboration with international theatre artists. She is a current Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women’s Project Theater Lab, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and artistic affiliate with New Georges. She graduated from The Yale School of Drama’s Acting program and is the recipient of The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists and The Josephine Abady Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women. Her work has been presented and developed at the Working Theater, NYTW, New Georges, HERE, The Lark, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, DR 2, The Culture Project, Urban Stages, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen Theatre and for festivals and theater’s around the US and Internationally. She has also directed, taught and facilitated workshops at Colleges and Universities around the country, notably: New York University Tisch Graduate Acting, Suny-Purchase, Pace University, Fordham University, University of Connecticut, Webster Conservatory of Theatre and Queens College. This past season her work includes: Long Distance Affair, an international collaboration for live Skype performance for PopUP Theatrics with editions in Romania, Argentina, Mexico, Scotland and the US; INSIDE (PopUP Theatrics, Bucharest, Romania and Madrid, Spain); Cherry Smoke by James McManus, The Working Theater, NYC; and a workshop of PopUP’s newest immersive concept, Broken City: Lower East Side. Other recent work; La Ruta, by Ed Cardona Jr (Working Theater, NYC- NY Times Year List of Notable productions). www.tamilla.com

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Dan Hoyle

Dan Hoyle (Playwright) Dan Hoyle is an actor and writer based in New York City. Over the last decade he has developed his unique brand of “journalistic theater” to create several award winning theater pieces that have won awards, toured the country, had long runs Off-Broadway in New York, and travelled overseas. His recent solo show Each And Every Thing is now playing Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater and touring the country. His previous solo shows, The Real Americans and Tings Dey Happen, each received over 300 sold-out performances, enjoying long runs at Culture Project in New York and The Marsh in San Francisco and touring to The Painted Bride in Philadelphia, The Lensic in Santa Fe, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Portland Center Stage and numerous colleges around the country.  As an actor he recently appeared in Samantha Chanse’s Fruiting Bodies (The Claque) and in the workshop production of The Block.  He has been awarded the Will Glickman Award, the Prize of Hope, a Pew Theater Initiative Grant, a TBA award, a BATCC award, among many others. He holds a double degree in Performance Studies and History from Northwestern University. www.danhoyle.com

Set Design: Raul Abrego
Costume Design: Sarita Fellows
Lighting Design: Alan C. Edwards
Sound Design: Mark Van Hare
Prop Design: Claire Kavanah
Production Stage Manager: Danielle Teague-Daniels
Assistant Stage Manager: Genevieve Ortiz
Production Manager: Tony Crawford
Press Representation: Daniel DeMello
Graphic Design: Lyra Harris

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Flaco Navaja

Flaco Navaja (Rick) is a singer, poet, actor, born and raised in the Bronx. If Héctor Lavoe Boxed Rubén Blades and KRS-1 was the referee you’d get Flaco. Navaja’s original style of poetry combines singing, beat-boxing, and spoken word. He was the host of the open mic showcase; “All That! Hip Hop Poet- ry & Jazz” at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe. In 2003, he toured internationally with the Tony Award winning Russell Simmons’ DEF POETRY JAM and he has appeared on four episodes of the HBO series. Navaja is a member of Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in several films & television shows. Including PRIDE & GLORY, FIGHTING, GUN HILL ROAD, LAW & ORDER, CSI NY and new webseries EASTWILLYB.

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Robert Jimenez

Robert Jimenez (Eddie) can be heard narrating shows on National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. He was one of the original cast members in the Tony award winning Take Me Out at the Donmar Warehouse in London, the Public Theatre and on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Inherit the Wind, 20th Century, and Search and Destroy. Other Theatre includes Black Codes From the Underground, La Proxima Parada, God, The Crackhouse and the Devil, and most recently Ferry Limbo as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Television credits include Madame Secretary, Feed the Beast, Luke Cage, The Americans, Gotham, Unforgettable, Law & Order, Cashmere Mafia, and Running Wild. Much love to the Cast, Crew & my family.

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Nathan Hinton

Nathan Hinton (Moe) is happy to be a part of the team once again.  Recent work includes new play premieres at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Rising Phoenix Rep, and  ’48 Hours in Harlem’.  A member of the first national touring company of Angels in America, his Off-Broadway credits include Insurrection at The Public Theater,  and A Fair Country at Lincoln Center Theater.  Regional theater credits include Yale Rep, The Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Great Lakes Theater Festival and Delaware Theatre Company.  TV/Film credits include Madam Secretary,The Good Wife, Elementary, One Life to Live, and All My Children.  Training: SMU and Yale School of Drama.

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Clinton Lowe

Clinton Lowe (Dontrell) is a proud Bronx, NY Native (Boogie Down BRONX Represent)! He was a series regular on The Hustle (the NAACP Image Award winning comedy on Fuse TV), has most recently worked alongside Richard Gere, & Jesse Eisenberg on their latest movies respectively, & just finished the award winning play, The Brothers Size at Luna Stage. He’s also appeared on Law & Order: SVUBlue BloodsLouieRescue MeAmerican Gangster, numerous commercials, etc. On stage he’s tackled the likes of Shakespeare, Chekhov, & Hansberry, but also loves to develop new work such as Holler If Ya’ Hear Me (the Broadway musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur). He’s also the proud co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC, a volunteer group that promotes community activism throughout New York City and beyond. You can find him on Facebook, or follow his Instagram & Twitter@clinton_lowe. He’s thrilled to bring a true slice of The Bronx to the NY Theater Community. Shout out to his mother Joan, sister Victoria, father Clinton (also Bronx Natives), son Clinton Alan Lowe V, Shantay Armstrong, and The Working Theater, for their continued support; also to Edenwald Projects, White Plains Rd., Gun Hill Rd., and all the places that raised him! We did it BX!! R.I.P. Prince, Afeni Shakur, and Gloria Nichols.

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Yvette Ganier

Yvette Ganier (Soria) most recently appeared in NYC at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in Pitbulls by Keith Josef Adkins directed by Leah Gardiner. Yvette was also recently seen in the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq at the Wilma in Philadelphia. Broadway: The Miracle Worker; King Hedley ll. London: Jitney (National Theatre – 2002 Olivier Award). Off-Broadway: includes Breath Boom (2002 OBIE – Playwrights Horizons) and Jitney (Second Stage). Regional: includes Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Arden, PTC, Interact, Freedom Theatre, The Goodman (originated Black Mary in Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson), Mark Taper, The Intiman, Seattle Rep, Pittsburgh Public (originated Rena in Jitney by August Wilson), Baltimore Centerstage (US premiere of Elmina’s Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah.) Film/TV: includes Evolution of a Criminal – Darius Monroe, director; Must Be The Music, Charles Dutton – director; Lifetime’s For One Night directed by Ernest Dickerson and ABC’s All My Children. Awards: OBIE, LA Ovations Award, Audelco, NAACP Image Award, and New Dramatists’ Bowden Award.
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