The Mondragons

The Mondragons

 

 

Rafael Benoit
Rafael Benoit

Theatre: lead in Orchestra (MTC Studios), co-lead in Clear Cold Place (Secret Theatre), co-lead in Decompression (Kraine Theatre), lead in Brooklyn Crossing (Gallery Players), lead in My Artichoke Heart (Theatre for the New City), and supporting cast member in Magic Kingdom (Connely Theatre). TV: co-star in Broad City (Comedy Central), co-star in Blue Bloods (CBS), and co-star in Unforgettable (CBS). Rafael received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and gives thanks to God, his parents and all those that come out to support him in his performances.

Chuan-Chi Chan
Chuan-Chi Chan

Chuan-Chi Chan is a lighting designer, originally from Taiwan. She is a 29th Helen Hayes Award Nominee for Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production. Chuan-Chi was recently invited by National Taiwan University, Drama and Theatre Department to join its faculty as an adjunct instructor of lighting design for the performing arts. Work: Twelfth Night (National Taiwan University, Drama and Theatre Department, 2014), August: Osage County (Greenray Theatre Company, 2014), The Servant of Two Masters (Seattle Repertory Theatre, 2013; Arts Emerson, 2013; Guthrie Theater, 2012; Shakespeare Theatre Company, 2012; and Yale Repertory Theater, 2010), Next To Normal/ Pterodactyls (Red House Art Center, 2014), Peter Pan (Red House Art Center, 2013), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 2013), Instant Vaudeville: Breaking Bamboo (2nd Generation, 2012), TALA workshop (Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, 2012), and God of Carnage (Shanghai Dramatic Art Center, 2011). www.ChuanChiChan.com

Flor De Liz Perez
Flor De Liz Perez

Flor De Liz Perez has been a member of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat for over four years after joining the production of TALA at HERE Arts Center in the role of Lupe. The Public: Comedy of Errors, Pericles. International: The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre, London). Off Broadway: TALA, Los Monologos de la Vagina, and In the Time of the Butterflies. Regional: The House that Will Not Stand, Seven Homeless Mammoths…, Wander New England, In the Continuum, Pride and Prejudice, Nicholas Nickleby, All My Sons. Film: The House that Jack Built. TV: “The Good Wife”. MFA: UNC-Chapel Hill. www.FlorDeLizPerez.com

Raja Feather Kelly
Raja Feather Kelly

Raja Feather Kelly is a performer/choreographer living and working NYC. Kelly has performed in the companies of David Dorfman Dance, zoe | juniper, Reggie Wilson, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion, and creates collaborative projects with B.S. Movement – This has garnered him critical acclaim in the U.S. and abroad. An English and dance major (Connecticut College) with deep interest in both verbal and nonverbal forms of expression, Kelly founded his performance company the feath3r theory after writing a novel of the same name. Kelly was a 2014 LMCC Workspace Recipient, and a commissioned Artist in residence at Dixon Place Dance, NYC.

Elizabeth Barrett Groth
Elizabeth Barrett Groth

Elizabeth Barrett Groth is a costume designer. New York: Vassa (Lee Strasberg Institute), A Midsummer Night’s (Queer) Dream (The Hive), Billy Witch (Studio 42), Estrella Cruz, the Junkyard Queen (Ars Nova), Created Equal, We in Silence Hear a Whisper, and A Shot Away (Red Fern Theater Company), Cendrillon (NYU Steinhart), L’Enfant et Les Sortileges (Manhattan School of Music), Up Up Down Down (NYTE). Regional: Eclipsed (Yale Repertory Theatre, Boston University Opera Institute, A.R.T. Institute, and Berkshire Theatre Festival). Elizabeth received her MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama. www.ElizabethBarrettGroth.com

Daniel K. Isaac
Daniel K. Isaac

Kyoung’s Pacific Beat: Pillowtalk (BRIC Arts) & Tala (Performance Project @ University Settlement, HERE Arts & Mabou Mines) disOriented (Theatre C); NYC Theatre: Veritas (The Representatives), Underland (59E59), The Church of Why Not (Theatre 167), Magic Kingdom (Fringe NYC), Revolution (Manhattan Rep), La Divina Caricatura (La MaMa, Under the Radar & St. Ann’s Warehouse), Lost Tribe (Target Margin), Anna Nicole the Opera (BAM), Macbeth (NYIT Award Winner), A King of Infinite Space (HERE Arts & NYC SummerStage), Thin Skin Jonny (UCB), Kiss Bessemer Goodbye (Spanish Repertory). Regional: Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). International: Shalom Shanghai (dir. Lee Breuer). Film/TV: ‘Ben Kim’ on “Billions” (Showtime, recurring), Money Monster (dir. Jodie Foster), “The Following” (FOX), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Believe” (NBC), Too Big To Fail (HBO). Training: UCSD, BADA. AEA/SAG/AFTRA. www.DanielKIsaac.com

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

Andrew Jordan is a brooklyn-based artist and costume designer. He has designed for stage and screen with recent forays into opera, ballet, parade, and experimental performance. Andrew experiments with the interplay between various art forms driven by his interest in the relationship of sculpture, installation, and puppetry to the movement and form of the human body. He received his MFA with an emphasis in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, with a minor in Media Studies, from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Andrew is also known under the moniker andytoad. www.andytoad.com

Tahir Karmali
Tahir Karmali

Tahir Karmali, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya now based in Brooklyn, NY. Having begun his career as an ink painter, he combines abstract painting with portraiture. Tahir picked up the camera as a creative outlet while he traveled and worked in Asia and Europe. In 2013, he moved into a studio at Kuona Trust in Nairobi to concentrate on his practice and began mixing his painting and photography practice. His first solo exhibit, “Value,” was a provocative show where he depicted male sex workers with their most valuable possession. Working closely with found object artists and sculptors, Tahir was inspired to create his exhibit “Jua Kali” – where he his discusses themes around the Kenyan economy through the informal sector. He won the POPCAP ’15 Prize for Contemporary African Photography and had the opportunity to show during Art Basel. His work is also part of the “Making Africa” Exhibit at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Forbes named him as one of 15 Africans rebranding the face of the continent. Tahir received his Masters of Digital Photography at SVA and continues to experiment with mixed media, installation and digital photography. www.tahirk.com

John Knowles
John Knowles

John Knowles is a New York-based video artist. He has been building live video projection installations for several years based out of the Roger Smith Hotel. John met Kyoung at the Vermont Studio Center as a fellow Writer-in-Residence. You can learn more about John’s work at panmanmixtapes.tumblr.com, www.panmanproductions.com, and twitter.com/pancity.

Jason Krugman
Jason Krugman

Jason Krugman is an experienced hand working at the intersection of physical computing, fine art and lighting. He runs a boutique design firm specializing in interactive, architectural LED systems and public artworks. As an artist and a designer, Krugman specializes in arranging electricity and light within 3-dimensional spaces, taking advantage of many different materials and manufacturing processes. He currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and has also taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Eugene Lang College, New School University. Jason holds degrees in Economics and Interactive Media from Tufts University and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. www.JasonKrugman.com

Svetlana Maras
Svetlana Maras

Svetlana Maras is a composer and sound artist from Serbia. She studied composition at University of Art (Belgrade) and received her M.A. at Aalto University, Helsinki Media Lab (Finland). The abstract of her Master’s thesis, Embodied composition – Treatment and meaning of physical object in experimental music and sound art, was published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Svetlana’s work encompasses live electronic music, performance, interactive sound installations, electro-acoustic compositions, radiophonic pieces, web applications, music for film and theatre. She is an experienced improviser and performs internationally. She has presented her work at Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), A38 (Budapest), Ausland (Berlin), Kunstradio-Radiokunst (Vienna), Radio Belgrade (Belgrade), ICMC (New York), UCSD (San Diego), and Orpheus Institute (Ghent) among other places. Svetlana teaches Pure Data (Pd) courses, is co-founder of ImprovE and a member of Ensemble Studio 6, both music collectives in Belgrade. She currently lives in Serbia. www.SvetlanaMaras.com

Lawrence Schober
Lawrence Schober

Lawrence Schober is a New York based sound designer. New York: Kingdom Crosses Over, tiger tiger, Pillowtalk, Come Back Up, TALA, Woyzeck: The Human Experiment, No One Asked Me, The Mormon Bird Play. Regional: For the Lulz, Songs for a Future Generation, Sarah, Five Times in One Night. University (Fordham): Agamemnon, ANTIGONE, God’s Ear.

Irfan Prawira
Irfan Prawira

Irfan Prawira was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and has worked with Jakarta Conservatory Orchestra, Batavia Madrigal Singers, Jakarta Broadway Singers, Indonesia Youth Committee and was a high school theatre coach from 2006 to 2008. He founded 42nd Street Production in 2006, an independent theatre production specializing in musical theatre. In New York City, Irfan has been working with Kyoung’s Pacific Beat for TALA (University Settlement, 2015) and PillowTalk (BRIC, 2015).

Helen Yee
Helen Yee

Helen Yee is a violinist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, currently violinist for the eclectic string trio, Trio Tritticali. Helen was a 2011 fellow at Music Omi International Musicians Residency and has composed and performed music for plays including Miss Julia (2014: Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in Bogotá, Colombia and Cádiz, Spain, and festivals in Manizales, Medellín, Napoli), Harry’s Christmas, Krankenhaus Blues and Manon/Sandra (NY Fringe). For ten years she was a founding member of Invert, a string quartet that released three CDs with roots in rock, jazz and world music. She enjoys exploring and collaborating with artists in multiple art forms.

Marie Yokoyama
Marie Yokoyama

Marie Yokoyama is a New York-based lighting and set designer. Work: TALA (The ToRoNada Theater), vanya (Paisley in Blue), Dream Babies (Riant Theatre), American River (Lesser America), Baudelaire La Mort (Pan Asian Rep), The Turn of the Screw (Opera Moderne), Faust (Curtis Institute of Music), Hamlet/Hamyut (La MaMa), Barriers (Desipina & Co.), Compulsion (Yale Repertory Theatre), We in Silence Hear a Whisper (Red Fern Theatre), and lobby installation design for Haunting the Reynosos (Theatro IATI).

Yin Yue
Yin Yue

Yin Yue is a versatile performer and choreographer. Born and raised in China, she attended Shanghai Dance School, where she received rigorous training in technically demanding and highly structured Chinese classical and folk dance as well as classical ballet. She continued her education at Shanghai Normal University. She has appeared in many festivals and dance competitions throughout China and was ranked in 2005 as one of the top ten performers in the National Dance Competition in Yunnan. She moved to New York City in 2006 to pursue an MFA in Contemporary Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts. Yin Yue was winner of Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013 and first runner-up of The A.W.A.R.D. Show 2010! presented by New York’s The Joyce Theater Foundation. Yin Yue is also Artistic Director of Jiangxi Zhongshan Dance School.