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The Delta Boys work in whatever iteration arises from timing, circumstances, and the project itself. Current members include: Adam Lindquist, Allison Altman, Caitlin Wells, Dawn L. Troupe, Jaz Astwood, Kimberlee Walker, Lauren Dortch-Crozier, Lucius Robinson, Mara Thomas, Olivia Cucinotta, and Willie Gambucci.

 

artists

Lucius Robinson  is a performer, director, writer, teacher, and Delta Boys co-founder who recently received his MFA from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater. Recent credits include: Fuzzy Goo's Guide to the Earth, A Town Called Sonder (Dell'Arte); Much Ado About Nothing (Raleigh Little Theatre); The Lady Aoi (CFS Alumni Theater Project); Love and Information, MAC (Delta Boys). He hopes to one day tour the nation and beyond performing Shakespeare and new plays in a circus tent.

Lucius Robinson is a performer, director, writer, teacher, and Delta Boys co-founder who recently received his MFA from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater. Recent credits include: Fuzzy Goo's Guide to the Earth, A Town Called Sonder (Dell'Arte); Much Ado About Nothing (Raleigh Little Theatre); The Lady Aoi (CFS Alumni Theater Project); Love and Information, MAC (Delta Boys). He hopes to one day tour the nation and beyond performing Shakespeare and new plays in a circus tent.

Kimberlee Walker  The Flood (Lyric Theatre, Belfast Northern Ireland); Come Back To Me (CarriFringe, Nassau, Bahamas); Mary Stuart, Could This Meeting Have Been An Email, Bonsesetter: A Tragislasher (Spicy Witch Productions); A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Shakespeare Exchange); No Poem, No Song (Subjective Theatre Co.); Everyman (Looking Glass Theater); Where You Come From (Rabbit Hole Ensemble); "Know Your Logic"; "Attack Of The Zombie Babes"; "Gigahoes"; "Text Talk."

Kimberlee Walker The Flood (Lyric Theatre, Belfast Northern Ireland); Come Back To Me (CarriFringe, Nassau, Bahamas); Mary Stuart, Could This Meeting Have Been An Email, Bonsesetter: A Tragislasher (Spicy Witch Productions); A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Shakespeare Exchange); No Poem, No Song (Subjective Theatre Co.); Everyman (Looking Glass Theater); Where You Come From (Rabbit Hole Ensemble); "Know Your Logic"; "Attack Of The Zombie Babes"; "Gigahoes"; "Text Talk."

Jaz Astwood  is an Afro-Latinx Bronx native and so thrilled to be working on YEAR OF THE MONKEY. Past productions include LORDES (Columbia University), Bee-Loude Glade (Smock Alley Theatre), Fair Balls T'Yis: A Football Opera (Samuel Beckett Theater), Godspell (Lawrence University) and What Where (Bim, Lawrence University).

Jaz Astwood is an Afro-Latinx Bronx native and so thrilled to be working on YEAR OF THE MONKEY. Past productions include LORDES (Columbia University), Bee-Loude Glade (Smock Alley Theatre), Fair Balls T'Yis: A Football Opera (Samuel Beckett Theater), Godspell (Lawrence University) and What Where (Bim, Lawrence University).

Willie Gambucci  is an art fabricator and engineer specializing in kinetic work, including motorizing sculptures, building custom mechanisms and installations, making robots, and devising unique stage fixtures. He works out of his small home machine shop in Brooklyn that's steadily taking over the apartment. His work has most recently been seen in Sydney Shen’s “Onion Master” installation at the New Museum window, currently on display through July 2019.

Willie Gambucci is an art fabricator and engineer specializing in kinetic work, including motorizing sculptures, building custom mechanisms and installations, making robots, and devising unique stage fixtures. He works out of his small home machine shop in Brooklyn that's steadily taking over the apartment. His work has most recently been seen in Sydney Shen’s “Onion Master” installation at the New Museum window, currently on display through July 2019.

Leana Gardella  Trained in stage and screen combat with Society of American Fight Directors and with a BA-Acting from Pace University, she works as an Actor and Fight Choreographer around the city. Favorite Choreo credits: Romeo & Juliet   (Classical Theatre of Harlem), In the Tent of the King (The Hive), DOG (Signature Theatre), The Rose Tattoo (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival).  www.leanagardella.com

Leana Gardella Trained in stage and screen combat with Society of American Fight Directors and with a BA-Acting from Pace University, she works as an Actor and Fight Choreographer around the city. Favorite Choreo credits: Romeo & Juliet (Classical Theatre of Harlem), In the Tent of the King (The Hive), DOG (Signature Theatre), The Rose Tattoo (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival). www.leanagardella.com

Drina Dunlap is a performing artist residing in Durham, NC. She is thrilled to be kickin' it once again with The Delta Boys as the Stage Manager of Orlando. Drina has appeared in numerous productions, including The Shipment (Common Ground Theatre), A Trailer Park Christmas (Common Ground Theatre), Chamber Music (Common Ground Theatre), and The Color Purple (Justice Theater Project). She was most recently seen in the Summer Sisters production, Of Women and Wolves (Common Ground Theatre). Romans 8:37.

Zach LeClair has been practicing theater since the age of 10. After working in his hometown of Seattle and later in New England during college years, he took a performance break to pursue teaching (academics and theater) after college. After 2 years in the Piedmont, he has enrolled in the University of Washington's graduate program for education policy.

Caitlin Wells is a Brooklyn-based actor, director, producer, and teacher who was raised in North Carolina and has lived in Minnesota, Brazil, and Spain. She has collaborated with The Tank, Fundamental Theater Project, Katherine Wilkinson, Yale University, Incubator International Actor Training, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Joseph Megel, Manbites Dog, Burning Coal, Leviathan Theatre Company, T. Ryder Smith/Christopher McElroen, and The Delta Boys. She regularly teaches acting in China with Alchemy Theatre & Art Studio and is currently interning with The Wooster Group. Upcoming: YEAR OF THE MONKEY at The Tank, LORDES at the Ice Factory at the New Ohio, and Seneca’s Medea at the Charm City Fringe in Baltimore.

Lauren Dortch-Crozier  is a North Carolina transplant and self-proclaimed coffee addict who calls Brooklyn home. Her credits include Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre in New York, rolling world premieres throughout the southeast, as well as various national commercial, voiceover and film credits. She's a proud company member of Title Point Theatre and A Drinking Game NYC, and is the co-founder of I'd Ride That Pony Productions, a female driven production company with the goal of creating work and supporting women in the entertainment industry. I'd Ride's flagship production is the dark comedy series It's Fine, and can currently be found on Amazon.

Lauren Dortch-Crozier is a North Carolina transplant and self-proclaimed coffee addict who calls Brooklyn home. Her credits include Off and Off-Off Broadway theatre in New York, rolling world premieres throughout the southeast, as well as various national commercial, voiceover and film credits. She's a proud company member of Title Point Theatre and A Drinking Game NYC, and is the co-founder of I'd Ride That Pony Productions, a female driven production company with the goal of creating work and supporting women in the entertainment industry. I'd Ride's flagship production is the dark comedy series It's Fine, and can currently be found on Amazon.

Allison Altman  Regional Credits: Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Anna Karenina. PlayMaker’s Repertory: Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, Seminar, An Enemy of the People, Nicholas Nickleby, Pride and Prejudice. Chautauqua Theater Company: In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, Taming of the Shrew. New York: mother, daughter, sisterwife (St. Ann’s Warehouse), LORDES (Lenfest Center for the Arts), Personal History Volumes I-V (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Travis and the Terpsichorean (Ars Nova), Missed Connections (Theater Row), Three Sisters (Columbia University). MFA: UNC-Chapel Hill.  www.Allison-Altman.com .

Allison Altman Regional Credits: Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Anna Karenina. PlayMaker’s Repertory: Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Three Sisters, The Crucible, Intimate Apparel, Seminar, An Enemy of the People, Nicholas Nickleby, Pride and Prejudice. Chautauqua Theater Company: In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, Taming of the Shrew. New York: mother, daughter, sisterwife (St. Ann’s Warehouse), LORDES (Lenfest Center for the Arts), Personal History Volumes I-V (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Travis and the Terpsichorean (Ars Nova), Missed Connections (Theater Row), Three Sisters (Columbia University). MFA: UNC-Chapel Hill. www.Allison-Altman.com.

Olivia Cucinotta  (she/her) is a visual and theater artist from Brooklyn, New York. She works primarily in film and performance, and loves storytelling in its most experimental forms. During the day she’s an assistant at RadicalMedia. She has shown her work at Les Grands Voisins (Paris, France), Studio 2 (Paris, France), Erv's on Beekman (Brooklyn, New York), and Superchief Gallery (Queens, New York).

Olivia Cucinotta (she/her) is a visual and theater artist from Brooklyn, New York. She works primarily in film and performance, and loves storytelling in its most experimental forms. During the day she’s an assistant at RadicalMedia. She has shown her work at Les Grands Voisins (Paris, France), Studio 2 (Paris, France), Erv's on Beekman (Brooklyn, New York), and Superchief Gallery (Queens, New York).

Emmett Anderson is a performing artist and a farmer. Recent credits Include Three Sisters (Columbia University); Helps to Hate you a Little (Cloud City, NYC); Marco Millions (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival); And the Ass Saw the Angel, Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig); Orlando, Love and Information, MAC, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls (Delta Boys).

After touring the world from Spain to Australia with Big Star's Third, singer-songwriter, pianist, electric guitarist and flutist Skylar Gudasz released a set of lyrically driven, expressively rendered songs on her 2016 debut album, Oleander, leading the LA Times and MTV News to praise her "knockout vocal", the "bell-like force" of her voice; Spotify to feature her on playlists such as “Vintage Vibes”; and the Bitter Southerner to name her "the Joni Mitchell the South never had". She has toured Oleander extensively in the U.S. and overseas, supporting the likes of such luminaries as Teenage Fanclub, Television, Mount Moriah, Ryley Walker, Fruit Bats and Eric Bachmann in venues ranging all the way from the 9:30 Club to Pappy & Harriet’s to a 2017 showcase in the Central Presbyterian Church at SXSW and a sold out European tour opening solo for the Mountain Goats. Most recently she has appeared on TV with Hiss Golden Messenger on Late Night with Seth Meyers, lent backing vocals to a new Superchunk album, collaborated with songwriting royalty Louise Goffin, and currently is finishing her second album, recorded during a snowstorm in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Mara Thomas  is an actor, writer, musician and teaching artist based in Durham. For Artist Soapbox, she blogs monthly and co-facilitates workshops focused on creative accountability and functional feedback. Mara is currently working on an original script, YEAR OF THE MONKEY, which will be produced at The Tank NYC in June 2019. A local musician for over 15 years, these days Mara makes noise in the punk groups Bandage and Cold Cream. More info at  marathomas.com

Mara Thomas is an actor, writer, musician and teaching artist based in Durham. For Artist Soapbox, she blogs monthly and co-facilitates workshops focused on creative accountability and functional feedback. Mara is currently working on an original script, YEAR OF THE MONKEY, which will be produced at The Tank NYC in June 2019. A local musician for over 15 years, these days Mara makes noise in the punk groups Bandage and Cold Cream. More info at marathomas.com

Dawn L. Troupe  is excited to join the team of YEAR OF THE MONKEY. She was most recently seen in Pan Asian Theaters' Brothers Paranormal as Delia and in Philip Gotanda’s world premiere of Pool of Unknown Wonders at Ubuntu Theater Project. Other acting credits include Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival’s debut of Anne of Green Gables as Rachel Lynde; CalShakes' production of Marcus Gardley’s Black Odyssey (Alesandre/Circe) directed by Eric Ting, and Blues Speak Woman in Spunk, directed by Patricia MacGregor; Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act and Shug Avery in The Color Purple at Hillbarn Theatre; and Linda Loman in Ubuntu Theater Project’s Death of a Salesman; while workshopping Moby Dick with the phenomenal team of Chavkin and Malloy (of Natasha and Pierre and Great Comet of 1812) on their new endeavor (as Moby Dick/ Mapple/ Gardiner/Boomer) at Berkeley Rep and The Public Theater in NY. TheaterWorks credits include Once On This Island, Big River, Caroline, or Change, Dessa Rose, Memphis, Book of Days, and Ragtime; and in TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival readings of The Madam C.J. Walker Story, The Giver, Memphis, The Water, A Little Princess, and Funkentine Rapture.

Dawn L. Troupe is excited to join the team of YEAR OF THE MONKEY. She was most recently seen in Pan Asian Theaters' Brothers Paranormal as Delia and in Philip Gotanda’s world premiere of Pool of Unknown Wonders at Ubuntu Theater Project. Other acting credits include Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival’s debut of Anne of Green Gables as Rachel Lynde; CalShakes' production of Marcus Gardley’s Black Odyssey (Alesandre/Circe) directed by Eric Ting, and Blues Speak Woman in Spunk, directed by Patricia MacGregor; Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act and Shug Avery in The Color Purple at Hillbarn Theatre; and Linda Loman in Ubuntu Theater Project’s Death of a Salesman; while workshopping Moby Dick with the phenomenal team of Chavkin and Malloy (of Natasha and Pierre and Great Comet of 1812) on their new endeavor (as Moby Dick/ Mapple/ Gardiner/Boomer) at Berkeley Rep and The Public Theater in NY. TheaterWorks credits include Once On This Island, Big River, Caroline, or Change, Dessa Rose, Memphis, Book of Days, and Ragtime; and in TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival readings of The Madam C.J. Walker Story, The Giver, Memphis, The Water, A Little Princess, and Funkentine Rapture.

Adam Lindquist  is a Brooklyn-based composer and sound designer. He has written music for a variety of TV (BET, UPtv, Bounce), film, dance and theater productions. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist with a background in folk and acoustic music, Adam enjoys working with a variety genres, from classical to electronic, in order to find a particular sound suited to a production. His sound design work, which he approaches with a musical ear, has been heard in work by NC based production companies such as Little Green Pig, Archipelago Theater, and Duke Performances. His wife Diana is an epidemiologist and his daughter Lucia is a sweet little nugget.

Adam Lindquist is a Brooklyn-based composer and sound designer. He has written music for a variety of TV (BET, UPtv, Bounce), film, dance and theater productions. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist with a background in folk and acoustic music, Adam enjoys working with a variety genres, from classical to electronic, in order to find a particular sound suited to a production. His sound design work, which he approaches with a musical ear, has been heard in work by NC based production companies such as Little Green Pig, Archipelago Theater, and Duke Performances. His wife Diana is an epidemiologist and his daughter Lucia is a sweet little nugget.

Joe D’Emilio  is a New York based lighting designer. Recent NYC credits: Brooklyn Abridged (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), Aftershocks, A Lovely Damaged Quality (New York Theatre Festival), Siren's Den (Miller-Coffman Productions) and Danza Debuts (United Palace of Cultural Arts). Notable Bay Area credits: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lizzie, The Wild Party, Triassic Parq (Ray of Light Theatre), West Side Story (Broadway By the Bay), Bye Bye Birdie, The Full Monty (Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Joe also tours as the Lighting Director for the circus company Cirque Mechanics, and works at NYC venues National Sawdust, the Met Museum and The Box. Joe holds a BA Degree in Technical Theatre and Design from San Francisco State University, and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.  joedemilio.com

Joe D’Emilio is a New York based lighting designer. Recent NYC credits: Brooklyn Abridged (Bindlestiff Family Cirkus), Aftershocks, A Lovely Damaged Quality (New York Theatre Festival), Siren's Den (Miller-Coffman Productions) and Danza Debuts (United Palace of Cultural Arts). Notable Bay Area credits: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lizzie, The Wild Party, Triassic Parq (Ray of Light Theatre), West Side Story (Broadway By the Bay), Bye Bye Birdie, The Full Monty (Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Joe also tours as the Lighting Director for the circus company Cirque Mechanics, and works at NYC venues National Sawdust, the Met Museum and The Box. Joe holds a BA Degree in Technical Theatre and Design from San Francisco State University, and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. joedemilio.com

Rajeev Rajendran is an actor and writer. He has appeared in God’s Ear, Spirits to Enforce (Manbites Dog); A Dog From Hell, Donald, an Fistful of Love (Little Green Pig); Love and Information, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls..., Titus Andronicus (Delta Boys), among others. He lives in Chapel Hill with his partner Kathryn and their daughter, Athena.

Rajeev Rajendran is an actor and writer. He has appeared in God’s Ear, Spirits to Enforce (Manbites Dog); A Dog From Hell, Donald, an Fistful of Love (Little Green Pig); Love and Information, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls..., Titus Andronicus (Delta Boys), among others. He lives in Chapel Hill with his partner Kathryn and their daughter, Athena.

dale wolf is a writer, mime, performer, teacher, veteran of the NC arts community and recipient of the Indie Award for Excellence in the Arts. dale has written and performed original work and also designed and performed in a YouTube channel entitled, "ShirlsMonoblog." Recent credits include Amadeus (Leviathan); Kafka's Monkey (Common Ground); The Man Who Was Thursday, hmlt, The Emotions of Normal People, and Maccountant (Little Green Pig).