Meet the Breeders Team
Dan's plays have been performed or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Kennedy Center, FaultLine Theater (San Francisco), the New York Fringe, Dixon Place, the Great Plains Theatre Conference (2014 & 2016), and others. Awards include the Kennedy Center ACTF’s Mark Twain Prize, the American Repertory Theater’s Phyllis Anderson Prize, and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award. He’s a graduate of the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon, where he studied with Rob Handel, and a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Jaki is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays and musicals. Recent projects: Row (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals) Playing Hot (Gym at Judson), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage), and I’ve Been to Sea Before (TONY Critic’s Pick). She has developed and presented work with The Public, Williamstown, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova and The Flea. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Ars Nova and a former Drama League Artist-in-Residence, member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Upcoming: Good Men Wanted at New York Stage and Film.
Alton is a multidisciplinary artist who makes work about romanticism in a post-analog world. As an actor, he has worked with Ma-Yi, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, The Lark, Target Margin Lab, New Dramatists, Primary Stages, PEN World Voices, Concrete Temple, Queens Theatre, ArtsEmerson (MA), Children’s Theatre Company (MN), Connecticut Free Shakespeare (CT), and Red Cloud Opera House (NE), among others. He is currently on the board for Undiscovered Countries, a bimonthly new and developing work incubator. altonalburo.com
Lea is a NYC theater artist and NLTP company member with an extensive background in both classical and devised theatre. NLTP: Two of Us (Sunny/Jude/Wife), REX (Jocasta). She has worked regionally with the Alabama and Texas Shakespeare Festivals, and has performed all around NYC. Many thanks to Dan and Jaki, and the writings of Patricia Bartlett, whose enthusiam for hamsters was infectious. Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama www.leamgacts.com.
Fernando is an actor, science enthusiast, ne'er-do-well, rascal, scamp, and synonym fan. For NLTP: Omega Kids. Other credits: Charleses (The Tank/The Brick), Minor Character (UTR/The Public Theater), Now is the Time... (Abrons Arts Center), Adventure Quest (Edinburgh Fringe), Big Green Theater (Bushwick Starr), The Improbable... John Law (IRT), The Cherry Orchard (Robert Moss Theater, dir. Robert Moss), sundry readings at NYTW, and a smattering of web projects. He also translated and adapted Bohemian Lights for Live Source's production at HERE Arts Center. BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch/Playwrights Horizons. Follow him @uniqueid... if you've a strong stomach for puns. fernando-gonzalez.com
Jacob is a playwright/actor from South Carolina. His plays include Where Have You Gone (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Page 73 @ Yale, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab), Home Church Play (Stable Cable Lab Co, Pete’s Candy Store), The Third Rail (Gibney Dance Center, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center). He was the inaugural winner of the DVRF/O’Henry Emerging Playwright Award, an NYU Studio Tisch Resident, and a 2015 O’Neill NPC Finalist. He is a current member of Ars Nova’s Play Group and an alumnus of both the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Project Y Playwrights Group. As an actor, he most recently worked on In the Room (Alchemical), The Inheritance (New Duke, dir. Stephen Daldry), and Miller, Mississippi (Vineyard/Long Wharf, dir. Lee Sunday Evans). jacobdperkins.com