Stephanie Ansin: Founder and Artistic Director
* Co-Adapter/Director, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland * Adapter/Director, The Love of Three Oranges * Co-Writer/Director, The Red Thread * Co-Writer/Director, Inanna and the Huluppu Tree * Director, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Ansin returned to her native South Florida after a fourteen-year stint in the Northeast. Other work in South Florida includes directing Matterhorn for City Theatre’s Summer Shorts 1999 (which won a Carbonell Award for Best Ensemble). New York City directing credits include The Seven Year Itch, Abingdon Square and Twelfth Night (Columbia University); Taylor Bowyer’s Okay for Spring (Theatreworks); and scripts by emerging writers at Fordham University. She also served as Assistant Director for three off-Broadway productions. Ansin holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University.
Fernando Calzadilla: Resident Artist
* Co-Adapter/Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland * Lighting Designer, The Love of Three Oranges * Co-Writer/Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, The Red Thread * Co-Writer/Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, Inanna and the Huluppu Tree
Calzadilla, Miami Theater Center’s Resident Artist, has more than thirty years of experience in cultural production. Previous MTC credits include Co-writer and Set, Costume and Lighting Designer, Inanna and the Huluppu Tree. A theater practitioner, visual and performance artist, a Ph.D. in Performance Studies at New York University, Calzadilla weaves hands-on experience with theory to expand the scope of his art. He has won thirteen regional and national awards for his design work in Caracas, Venezuela including Best Costume Design for Salieri (2007) and Best Set Design for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days (2008).
Octavio Campos: Resident Artist
* The Red Thread * Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland * A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Campos is a Cuban-American performance artist, choreographer and teacher. He studied dance and composition at the State University of New York at Purchase and the Folkwang Tanzstudio of Pina Bausch. After enjoying an extensive performance career in Germany, Campos returned to Miami in 2003 and founded the interdisciplinary performance ensemble Camposition (www.camposition.org). Previous collaborators include Robert Wilson, Jorge Guerra, Cirque du Soleil, Philip Glass and Vivienne Newport. He has received numerous grants and awards for his choreography including the Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship for the State of Florida (2009) and a Miami Dade Choreographers Fellowship (2005, 2009). Other credits at MTC include Inanna and the Huluppu Tree.
Luciano Stazzone: Composer and Sound Designer
Interdisciplinary artist, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, music composer and producer.
Mr Stazzone’s work defines itself by the incorporation of visual impact To music. Music to images is his experimental field. Ultimately, he creates visual imagery as a result of a musical process. He uses interdisciplinary arts as the way to communicate a universal message of love, equality and joy. Experimenting on a non conventional level with dance, theater and live music as well as using digital animation, lighting and electronic sound devices, Mr Stazzone’s production takes us into audio-visual journeys offering a very unique view of life, human culture and folklore. Technology applied to art, and the sweet spot where images, sound, and live performance meet are his element.