About the artists

Andrew Goldberg is a director, producer, and teaching artist living in New York City. He has directed classical works, new plays, and musicals all over the world. Last season he made his Broadway directing debut with a one-man version of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming and co-directed by John Tiffany. His most well known productions include The Bomb-itty of Errors; Daddy Cool, the Boney M musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, Hair in Asbury Park, Romeo & Juliet for American Stage, Twelfth Night at LaMaMa, Fair Maid of the West at Pleasance, London, and many others. After graduating from Stanford University, he spent a season in the education department at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to New York City and working for the education department of Manhattan Theatre Club (where he continues to work as an active teaching artist.) For over five years he was the Associate Artistic Director of The New Group. Six years ago he founded The Shakespeare Gym, a laboratory where actors study physical and vocal approaches to classical acting. In addition to teaching and directing, he is currently pursuing his PhD in Theater from CUNY’s Graduate Center and received his M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) at Brooklyn College.

Liza Wade Green is a North Carolina based performing artist who enjoys creating interdisciplinary works that engage communities, experiment with place, and toy with form – movement, theatre, sound, humor and installation are all in play. Liza’s site-specific dance/theatre work, HILL HOUSE MINE, was presented by Summercamp’s ProjectProject in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. Liza’s text and voice was heard in Lígia Teixeira’s STRINGS OF THOUGHT which premièred in Guimarães, Portugal as part of the 2012 European Capital of Culture. In spring of 2012 Liza developed a site-specific dance and interactive media installation, D.I.G., with the NYC Sandhogs, Emily Rea, Will Orzo and Lígia Teixeira at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her live public-access performance, 185 SECONDS, co-created with Emily Rea, Ellery Royston, and Radoslaw Konopka, has been presented by Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Lyceum. She has also collaborated with Stolen Chair Theatre Company, Phil Soltanoff, Gemini Collision Works, and served as an intern with Big Dance Theater. Liza is a former member of London’s Soho Theatre’s Young Writers Program and has studied acting at Tricycle Theatre and dance at NCSA. She holds a B.A. from Long Island University’s Friends World Program and received her M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College. Liza balances her performance-making practice with an arts management career. She has worked as an Artist Services and Development Associate at The Field, Grants and Services Manager at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Program Manager at CUNY/Creative Arts Team. Currently, she curates performance and community engagement projects as Associate Director at NC State LIVE. She lives on a small family farm in Hillsborough, NC with her husband and two children.

Radoslaw Konopka is a sound and media artist, audio engineer, performer, and the co-founder of Theatre Reverb. He came to the US from Poland in 1994 and earned a BA in film. Radoslaw’s work is influenced by classical Indian theatre forms which he studied on two trips to Kerala India to train in kathakali and kutiyattam. He started his artistic career by playing punk rock music around New York City. Radoslaw has co-created several productions with Theatre Reverb among them, the award winning, ExcesSecret Circus: “¿Guess What ‘It’s’ About?” (Frigid NY Audience Choice award, 2008), and initium/finis (Most Innovative Production Award, FRIGID NY, 2012, and #2 of the “Top 10 off-off Broadway Productions of 2012” by Cultural Capitol’s Will Kenton). He has presented his work with Theatre Reverb in Europe and across the US. Radoslaw has also worked as a video designer for productions including Lingua Franca (59E59, 2010). Radoslaw’s performance art, and projection installations have been featured at galleries including: The Invisible Dog, Recession Arts, and Con Artist Collective. As an audio engineer and technician he has worked in many prestigious venues in New York City.In 2013, he received his M.F.A. in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) at Brooklyn College.

Emily Rea is a director, performance artist and production manager based in Brooklyn. A co-founder of The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure, Emily’s most recent performance works include Experiment 2 1/2 (PRELUDE), Experiment #23b (BROOKLYN MUSEUM) and Experiment #17 (DUMBO). Other recent performance projects include OUTSIDE/IN with Target Margin Theater, the televisual performance series 185 SECONDS with Ellery Royston and Liza Wade Green and D.I.G., a collaboration with the Local 147 New York City Sandhogs performed at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. She earned her bachelors degree from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and her MFA from CUNY Brooklyn in Performance and Interactive Media Arts. Production credits include work with Mass MoCA, Joe Diebes, rainpan43, New Paradise Laboratories, Philadelphia Theater Company, Pig Iron Theater, Spoleto USA, the American Realness Festival, and the MoMA in NYC. Emily is currently the Production Manager for The Wooster Group in New York City.

Rachel Karpf Reidy is a New York-based producer of theater and live performance events. She has worked with such companies as LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Women’s Project Theater, and Beth Morrison Projects to develop, produce, and tour new theater, music-theater, and multimedia pieces, including the inaugural Pipeline Festival; Todd Almond and Courtney Love’s Kansas City Choir Boy; Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad; and many more. As Associate Director of Page 73, she developed and produced a roster of new plays, including Clare Barron’s You Got Older and George Brant’s Grounded, which earned two Obie Awards and five Drama Desk nominations in two seasons. Independent producing credits include the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure, new plays by Madeleine George, Lucy Thurber, and Julia Jarcho with 13P, and a new musical on water by artist-scientist collective Superhero Clubhouse. Rachel is the creator of the live lecture series Saloon, a 2014-16 Time Warner Foundation Fellow of the WP Lab, and a theater grant review panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts. She holds a B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College.