creative team bios

Kevin Cunningham (Executive Artistic Director) is an award-winning New York based producer, director, writer, designer, inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group and 3LD Art & Technology Center He is known for artistic and technological innovation as well as business innovation in the not for profit arts.

His artistic focus over the last 30 years has been on the creation of large-scale interdisciplinary artwork of all kinds and on the creation of artists' tools that enable intuitive manipulation of time-based and sensory elements. In recent years he has worked to create a self-sufficient platform for artistic experimentation in the face of declining philanthropic support for the arts. The business model leverages his international pool of talented associates and his knowledge and connections in technology and the arts to create custom teams that build one of a kind large-scale commissioned experiences for clients as diverse as the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lady Gaga. Proceeds from these works finance purely artistic projects where he and his teams develop the tools and methods that help artists do more with less.

He is the recipient of many awards and has received major grants from most major private cultural foundations. Awards and honors include two Rockefeller Foundation Residencies in Bellagio Italy, Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, selection for the Venice Biennale 2004 and 2008 for interactive media design, 2007 American Theater Wing Hewes Design Award and a Hewes Nomination in 2008. Two of his works selections for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design 2011 and Official Selection for the 2013 Sundance, American Film Institute, New York and Hamptons Film Festivals as well as CPH:DOX. In 2016 he was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards. He has twice been awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund Grant.

 

Cam Vokey (Video/Graphic Designer) Hi, I'm Cam Vokey and I'm a freelance multimedia producer and designer. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my partner Melanie Parker and our two weird cats. I make mixtapes as VACATIONLAND which are "like Fabio trying to have a light jog in some nice smooth 90bpm margarine." I mostly work for Bravo Media, I am a veteran of 3LD, and I freelance as a graphic designer as well. Thank you James Scruggs for asking me to work on this and writing the script. It's an honor to work on the show with this incredibly talented team.

 

Jon Bremner (Video Designer/Engineer) is the owner and creative director at Lucid Studios in New York City. Jon is both a veteran of the US Navy and a designer/engineer for productions across the US. Jon most recently provided video design for the musical "The Count of Monte Cristo", by Yves Dessca, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. He also recently served as one of three video leads in the Second Stage run of Dear Evan Hansen before it was picked up for its broadway run at the Music Box Theatre. Jon is a former graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command and holds a degree in video design from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. His passion for execution and engineering design is at the core of his philosophy for the future of video arts.

 

Halle Morse (Line Producer/Production Manager) is a professional Actress, Singer, Dancer and creative producer. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Halle appeared on Broadway as Lisa in Mamma Mia!, as Minnie Fay in the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Hello, Dolly!, as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Off-Broadway at the Classical Theatre of Harlem, and regionally as Eponine in Les Misérables (Fireside Theater), Little Inez in Hairspray (Sacramento Music Circus), Mimi in Rent (Pioneer Theater Company) and in supporting roles at Milwaukee Rep, North Carolina Theater, and The MUNY. She has appeared on Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, and national commercials for Wendy's, Olive Garden, and Samsung, to name a few. Upcoming performances: The Little Mermaid and All Shook Up at The MUNY. Halle is an advocate and Producer of social justice theatre. She is thrilled to be working on 3/FIFTHS by James Scruggs. Halle is the Performance Coordinator for Joe's Pub at The Public and has managed shows with National Black Theatre, The Lark, The Public, Lincoln Center for the Arts, and Hi-ARTS. Proud AEA & SAG/AFTRA Member. MLT PreMBA Cohort 2018.  www.hallemorse.com. @hallemorse

 

David Ogle (“Carnival” Scenic designer) is a scene, stage and multimedia designer.  Credits include: The Michael Kors Jet Set Experience (Shanghai), scene design; The Deepest Man (3-Legged Dog), set design; Sybilla Pop-Up Shop (NYC fall ’15), scene design; The Downtown Loop (3-Legged Dog), scene design; Phantom Killer (Abingdon Theatre Co.), scene design; Fresh Kills (59e 59th), technical director; Swamp Is On (Pig Iron), technical director; Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep), production manager.; Extremely Public Displays of Privacy (New Paradise Laboratories) production manager.; The Provenance of Beauty (The Foundry Theatre), production manager.

 

Christopher & Justin Swader (“Cabaret” Scenic Designers) are New York-based scenic designers. Recent credits include: National tour of Heather Henson's Crane: On Earth, In Sky, Campfire (Lincoln Center Education), The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein (HERE Arts Center), Holiday House (Mason Holdings) Macbeth, Fit for a Queen, The Tempest (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Significant Other (SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston) The Offending Gesture (Connelly Theatre/3LD/The Tank), An Octoroon (ArtsEmerson/Company One, Boston), Red, Clybourne Park (Shadowland Stages), and collaborations with Luna Stage, Columbia Stages, The New School for Drama, National Black Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, La MaMa, Manhattan School of Music, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Stella Adler School of Acting, Park Avenue Armory, Trusty Sidekick, Mason Holdings and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Upcoming: The Boy Who Danced on Air (Abingdon Theatre Company), The Three Musketeers (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.co

 

Mark Van Hare (Sound Designer) is a composer and sound designer working in New York City. Recent credits include Villa with The Play Company at The Wild Project, Destiny of Desire at The Garden Theatre (Winter Garden, FL), On The Grounds of Belonging (Music Associate) at The Public Theater, One Flea Spare at The Sheen Center, Paris!and Nutcracker Rouge! with COMPANY XIV at Irondale Theatre, Twelfth Night at the School of Drama at The New School, Anna Christie at The Wild Project, DIRECTORFEST with The Drama League at The Barrow Group Theatre, The Wild Party with The Dramatic Association at Yale University, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods at Portland Stage (Portland, ME), This Time at The Sheen Center, Couriers and Contrabands at The Barrow Group Theatre, In Fields Where They Lay at the New Ohio Theatre, and Look Upon Our Lowliness at Harlem School for the Arts Theatre. Markvanhare.com

 

Ayumu Poe Saegusa (Lighting Designer) started his carrier as a professional lighting designer in 2000 in Tokyo. He moved into NYC in 2005 and became the resident lighting designer of HERE at SOHO. He works for the annual HERE’s resident artists festival Culture Mart 2006-2016. He also works as a Freelance lighting designer for various shows from NY Fringe festival to Lincoln Center. His credit includes Skriker  (William College 2016, MA) by Kameron Steel and Rite of Spring (ROSE THEATER JAZZ At Lincoln Center 2014, NY) by Basil Twist. Pony Season 2016 (ROSE THEATER 2016, NY). He has experiences touring all over US, Europe and South America with shows he deigned. He also works as a lighting coordinator between USA and Japan for Japan Society, NHK (Japan Broad Cast corporation), FCI and many other clients has international projects. In 2017 he founded “CMsl: (www.creativemachien.lighting) as his basis.

 

Melanie West (Composer) has over 30 years of professional production experience. With 10 years of experience in the music business as a recording engineer in New York City she received several awards including a Platinum album for her work with the Talking Heads.  She also worked for 10 years as chief engineer for an experimental multimedia studio at Bell Laboratories. Melanie studied music and electrical engineering at Rutgers University and holds a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU’s Tish School of the Arts.   She now works on various freelance projects with her heart focused on projects that embrace social justice through participatory design.

 

André M. Zachery (Choreographer) is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist and a Jerome Foundation supported 2015-17 Movement Research A-I-R and is a recipient of the 2016 NYFA Fellowship (Gregory Millard Fellow) in Choreography. He holds a BFA from the Ailey/Fordham University program and MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College-CUNY. He is the artistic director of Renegade Performance Group and a founding member of the collective Wildcat! Zachery grounds his artistic practice in devising choreographic, performative and multimedia projects exploring contemporary Black cultural aesthetics and practices. He also was a guest faculty artist-in-residence in Fall 2016 at the School of Dance at Florida State University.

His works have received favorable reviews from many critics and publications including the New York Times and have been presented in several leading institutions in New York City. André has been a creative lead on collaborative teams ranging from music videos, theatre works, films and operas. His media work and film work has been featured in collaborations with independent artist and as part of design teams from 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York. Zachery has presented research and been a panelist during conferences at Duke University, Brooklyn College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has curated performance platforms and artists’ panels at Danspace Project and the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.

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Baxter Engle (Technical Director) is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist from Columbia, SC. He is currently in the process of finishing a scenic design MFA at the University of South Carolina while working as technical director for 3LD Arts and Technology Center. Past work includes designs for FUSIONS at La MaMa Club Space, Greenday’s American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, Henderson Brother's Burlesque, and Passing Strange at Trustus Theatre, and an experimental theatre piece for World Stage Design 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. Baxter also designed projections for Obie award winner Nic Ularu’s production of The Switch and Hieronymus both of which were produced at the Iasi National Theatre in Romania. More information on Baxter's work can be found online at www.BaxterEngle.com.

 

Jess Adams (Prop Master) is a NYC-based props designer and artisan. Selected designs include: Uncommon Sense (Tectonic Theater Project), Beardo (Pipeline), Latter Days/The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Dutch Kills/Ars Nova), Fordham University's 2016-17 Mainstage Season, This Time (Rising Circle), Couriers and Contrabands (TBG). Broadway/Off-Broadway assistant/associate work includes: Othello (NYTW), Oslo (Lincoln Center), Falsettos (Broadway/Lincoln Center), Long Day's Journey Into Night (Broadway/Roundabout), An American in Paris (National Tour), The King and I (National Tour). Jess earned a BA in Theater at UNC-Chapel Hill and teaches theatre at the NC Governor's School.

 

Andreea Mincic (Costume Designer) is a visual artist who works as scenic and costume designer. Recent work: Dead Time Of Plenty (set and costumes) with Mallory Catlett, Elements of Oz (costumes) with The Builders Association, I’m Bleeding All Over The Place (set) with Brooke O’Hara, Long Yarn (set and costumes) with Banana Bag and Bodice, Vine of The Dead (costumes) with Jim Findlay, The Return (puppetry) with Tom Lee. Other dear collaborators in NYC: Half Straddle, 31Down, Radiohole, Hoi Polloi, John Rubin, Big Dance Theater, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. andreeamincic14.portfoliobox.io

 

Mark Van Hare (Sound Designer) is a composer and sound designer working in New York City. Recent credits include Villa with The Play Company at The Wild Project, Destiny of Desire at The Garden Theatre (Winter Garden, FL), On The Grounds of Belonging (Music Associate) at The Public Theater, One Flea Spare at The Sheen Center, Paris!and Nutcracker Rouge! with COMPANY XIV at Irondale Theatre, Twelfth Night at the School of Drama at The New School, Anna Christie at The Wild Project, DIRECTORFEST with The Drama League at The Barrow Group Theatre, The Wild Party with The Dramatic Association at Yale University, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods at Portland Stage (Portland, ME), This Time at The Sheen Center, Couriers and Contrabands at The Barrow Group Theatre, In Fields Where They Lay at the New Ohio Theatre, and Look Upon Our Lowliness at Harlem School for the Arts Theatre. Markvanhare.com


SPECIAL THANKS

Kristin Marting, Niegel Smith, The MAP Fund, Creative Capital, Sean Elwood, Lisa Dent, Brittni Collins, Mike O’Reilly, Melanie West, Laurie West, Jamie West, Moria Brennon, Mark Rayment, Kevin Cunningham, The Illuminators, Grayson Earle, Sidney Fenix, Joseph Keith Adkins, Sandra Daly-Sharif, Liberation Theater, Spencer Scott Barros, The Field, NYC, Matt Romein, David Leslie, Tracy Williams, Jane Ludlam. Very Special Thanks to Senator Chuck Schumer, Aaron Louis  and Rob Halper. 3-Legged Dog is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Fund, American Express Foundation and the 3-Legged Dog Earned Income Production Fund. Development of 3/Fifths was supported by Creative Capital , The MAP Fund and the 3LD Earned Income Production Fund. Production of 3/Fifths was provided by The 3-Legged Dog Earned Income Production Fund. Additional support was provided by: Joe Lombardi and David Koch, Claudia Teller, Jamie Lee Kearns & Quang Huynh, Lizzie Pettitt, Beck Metzbower, Katherine Wand, Alice E Cohen, Kate Benson, Kathleen Warnock, RoseAnne Spradlin, Martin Hellman, Karen Bernard, Gerri X., Brad Learmonth, Sandra Rivera, Wallace Bachman, Sean McElroy, Lisa Renals, Christine Pappas, Peter S. Kallok, Chisa Hutchinson, Nejla Yatkin, Ross Peabody, Suzanne Cope, Martha Davies, James Findlay, Kelly Bartnik, CK Allen, Debra Kajiyama, Mel and Andrea Kiefer. The 3/Fifths Advisory Board: Joseph DiCensa, Sonya Donaldson, Robin DiAngelo, and Anika Nailah. Special thanks to Map Fund and Creative Capital for their generous support.

 

 

3/FIFTHS is a theatrical conversation about race and racism taking place in the dystopian theme park... SupremacyLand

Written by James Scruggs
At 3LD Art & Technology Center • May 1-28
80 Greenwich St. - New York, NY 10006 • P: 212-645-0374

3ldnyc.org

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