Logan Vaughn (Director) is a New York-based artist and director of new work. As a director, she has worked with The Public Theater, MCC Theater, Sundance, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Apollo Theater, Geva Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Mosaic Theatre and National Black Theatre. Logan received a 2019 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Direction of a Play for the New York premiere of Loy A. Webb’s The Light at MCC Theater and won Broadway World’s 2019 Outstanding Play Production for the world premiere of America V. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro by Stacey Rose at Barrington Stage Company. She directed the first North American production of Nicholas Wright’s A Human Being Died That Night at Mosaic Theatre. And directed the world premieres of Mat Smart’s The Agitators at Geva Theatre which became the highest grossing production of Geva Theatre’s history as well as the world premiere of Legacy Land by Stacey Rose at Kansas City Rep Theatre. Logan was the director-in-residence at Playwrights Horizon; a Sundance Institute Fellow; Joyce Arts Fellow; and Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Fellow. In 2019 she was named Associate Artistic Director of Ojai Playwrights Conference, and is the Associate Director of the First National Broadway Tour of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations.
Aaron Jafferis (Writer) is a writer whose works Smooth Criminal, Tell, Activist Songbook, The Ones, (Be)longing, Trigger, Stuck Elevator, and Kingdom have been produced by The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, Nashville Opera, Collective Consciousness, and many others. Honors include a Creative Capital Award, Richard Rodgers Award, NEA Art Works Grant, NEFA National Theatre Project Grant, and multiple MacDowell Fellowships. Aaron is also a former Open Rap Slam champion at the National Poetry Slam Championships.
Jacinth Greywoode (Music Director/Writer) is a New York-based composer, arranger, and music director. Recent compositional credits: Iron John: An American Ghost Story (2023 Irish Arts Center, 2020 Richard Rodgers Finalist, 2019 O’Neill NMTC Semifinalist, 2019 NAMT Winner, 2019 TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, words by Rebecca Hart), and Black Girl in Paris (Joe’s Pub 2022, Civilians 2020 R&D Group, LAMDA 2022, words by AriDy Nox). jacinthgreywoode.com
Rebecca Hart (Writer) is a performer & writer based in NYC. Songwriting credits include Garlic (Mercury Store NYC), The Civilians’ Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony (Joe’s Pub), GLORIA (Gloucester Stage MA & Woolly Mammoth DC -Helen Hayes Best Sound Nom), Target Margin Theatre’s Uriel Acosta (Chocolate Factory NYC), The Civilians’ Rimbaud in NY (BAM Fisher), Hard Sparks’ The Cabaret at the End of the World (Winner: Best Original Music, NY Innovative Theatre Awards 2017), and How To Break (Spkrbox Festival/Natl Theatre of Oslo; NAMT 2014; NY Hip Hop Theatre Festival @HERE 2012). As lyricist/librettist: IRON JOHN: an american ghost story (NAMT 2019; Theatreworks Silicon Valley; Irish Arts Center Residency; O’Neill Incubator Residency; Temple U; Manhattan School of Music; NYU NSB/Tisch; Richard Rodgers Finalist; Hon. Mention Relentless Award); the barren(s) (Kennedy Center American Opera Initiative; New Opera West); How To Read Tarot Cards (The Cell Theatre NYC Commission/Residency, dir. Chloe Treat – upcoming). Extensive professional acting credits on regional & NY stages. Lead singer/songwriter for ‘prog-folk’ act Rebecca Hart & the Wrong Band. Album: The Magician’s Daughter, available to stream. Associate Artist, The Civilians. @rebeccahartworld
Kiriakos “YAKO 440” Prodis (Composer) is a New York City-based multimedia and teaching artist. The grandson of Greek, Russian, & UK immigrants, he is a white anti-racist activist. As a multi-instrumentalist beatmaker / human beatboxer / visual artist, Yako 440 has traveled to six continents as a performer, educator, and cultural ambassador. He has composed music, designed sets and projections for theater performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), HERE Arts Center, BRIC Arts Media, and a variety of international venues. Mr. Prodis holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Goddard College’s Interdisciplinary Arts program.
Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio (Writer) started dancing between the ages of 6 and 7, influenced by Soul Train and block parties in NYC. Kwikstep has performed in PBS’s Peabody Award-winning Everybody Dance Now, the Great Performances 20th Anniversary Special, and Kurt Weill’s September Songs, which was nominated for an Emmy Award. He won a 1991 Bessie Award for choreography and founded the internationally known non-profit Full Circle in 1992. He was also an original founding member and principal dancer in companies such as Rhythm Technicians and GhettOriginal. In 2002, Gabriel along with his wife Rokafella wrote, choreographed, and directed Soular Powerd and Outside The BachX. In 2018, he choreographed the DanSpace Project piece called Boxed In which was voted one of 7 top shows to see in NYC by the New York Times. Kwikstep choreographed a piece in Times Square called Behind The Groove Times Square Edition. Kwikstep and Rokafella are currently working on a new dance theater piece commissioned by Jacobs Pillow.
Ana “Rokafella” Garcia (Writer) is a NYC native who has represented women in Hip-hop dance professionally over the past three decades. She co-founded Full Circle Prod Inc, NYC’s only nonprofit Hip hop Dance Theater company, directed a documentary highlighting the Bgirl lifestyle entitled “All The Ladies Say,” and is is hired internationally to judge Break dance competitions. She has worked within the NYC public school system, various NYC based community centers, and has been featured in pivotal Rap music videos, tours, film, fashion shows, and commercials, as well as choreographed for diverse festivals / concerts such as The NY Philharmonic Orchestra’s Firebird in 2022, The Kennedy Center, Momma’s Hip-hop Kitchen and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Presently she is an adjunct professor at The New School and a content creator for Bronx Net TV producing her own TV series entitled “Kwik2Rok”. Rokafella is a multi-faceted Afro Latin Hip-hop artist who references Nuyorican culture as her foundation.
Christopher V. Edwards (Writer) is a director, actor, fight choreographer, educator and consultant. He is currently the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston and Sr. Lecturer at Boston University. Chris has worked as a director and/or actor in London’s West End, Off-Broadway, The National Theatre of Oslo in Norway, John Houseman’s The Acting Company in NYC, The Atlantic Theatre Company, HERE Arts Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, The Helix in Ireland, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Ubu Rep., The Flea Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, The NY Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, SOHO Rep, Penumbra Theater, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, PA Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Company, and Guthrie Theatre.
Adam Matta (Writer) is a NYC musician, visual artist, performer and composer. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Muslim Voices Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cornell University, Telfair Museum, and appeared with Bobby McFerrin, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens, In Transit, Karsh Kale, David Fiuczynski, reg e gaines, Roy Wooten, Hank Roberts, Red Baraat, Rinde Eckert, Ned Rothenberg, Akim Funk Buddha, Tim Lefebvre, Aaron Comess, Lori Cotler, Shara Worden, and Bora Yoon. He has also appeared on BEATNYC, PBS, SHO, NPR, and WFMU.
Tré Cotton, he/him (Associate Director) is a published, award-winning creator and educator. He has been featured in The NY and LA Times for his work as Dialect Coach on One Night in Miami. Film/TV Credits: Dialect Coach on The Porter (CBC/BET), The Peripheral (Amazon); Acting Coach on The Exorcist (2023). He is Acting & Dialect Coach for Mr. Leslie Odom Jr. Upcoming Projects: Purlie Victorious (Broadway Revival). He has an MFA from UW School of Drama.
Morgan J. Smart, she/her (Dramaturg) is a librettist and dramaturg with an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. Morgan‘s work has been presented in NYU’s Musical Theatre workshop (2019), GoodSpeed Opera House (2018), Broadway’s Future Songbook Diversity series (Lincoln Center, 2018), and William Finn’s Emerging Writers at New York Theatre Barn. She’s worked as a dramaturg at Hi-Arts NYC, New Victory Theatre, and is excited to join Village Theatre’s production of How To Break (2023).
Casey Price (Associate Lighting Designer) is a new designer to the Seattle area who is excited and grateful for the opportunities Village Theatre has given him. His work has been seen across the country at Hale Center Theatre, SCERA, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, The Rep (Orlando), Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Cape Playhouse, and ArtsWest. He would like to say thank you to his partner Brett for always supporting him in the crazy times, and his family for always believing in his dreams. CaseypriceDesign.com
Kevin Boseman, he/him (Choreographer) began his professional career performing soloist roles with the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company and as a principal dancer with the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He most recently choreographed the world premiere of Nina Simone: Four Women at South Coast Repertory Theatre. Other choreographic credits include the world premiere of the critically acclaimed America v. 2.1 at Barrington Stage Company, and concert/ staged readings at The Apollo Theater and Ojai Playwrights Festival.
Jerome Aparis, he/him (Director of Breaking) Jeromeskee, co-founder of world-renowned Massive Monkees crew and 2-time world champion, has been breaking since 1996. He has danced on many TV shows and showcased award-winning choreography in music videos and for notable artists. He has battled, performed, and judged all over the world and is founder of Massive Break Challenge, a youth breaking league. He is officially certified to judge breaking for The Olympics and is Co-Director of Body Language Studio in Renton, WA.
Jack Magaw (Scenic Designer) makes his Village Theatre debut with this production of How to Break. Recent Chicago and regional credits include the world premiere of Relentless (TimeLine Theatre and Goodman Theatre), Nina Simone: Four Women (South Coast Rep), Crimes of the Heart (American Stage), Two Trains Running (Court Theatre), The Agitators (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Indecent (Arena Stage, Kansas City Rep, and Baltimore Centerstage), Legacy Land and Frankenstein (Kansas City Rep), America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro (Barrington Stage), The Scarlet Ibis (Chicago Opera Theatre), Approval Junkie (Alliance Theatre and Audible Theatre Off-Broadway), Talley’s Folly and I and You (Peninsula Players Theatre). Upcoming projects include London Road (Shattered Globe Theatre) and Tick, Tick…Boom! (Bucks County Playhouse). Jack is an Adjunct Professor of Design at The Theatre School at DePaul University and he resides in Chicago. jackmagaw.com
Robert Aguilar, he/him (Lighting Designer) Regional credits include work at: Village Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, ACT Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Old Globe, Intiman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Milwaukee Rep among others. Film: The Jinkx and Dela Holiday Special, Potato Dreams of America. robertjaguilar.com, IG: @fake_robert
Pete Rush, he/him (Costume Designer) designs scenery and costumes for the theatre. His work has appeared in Seattle at ACT Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, New Century Theater Company, Intiman Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, ArtsWest and Seattle University, where he is adjunct faculty. Regional: Hangar Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Pete additionally works as a visual artist, specializing in installation. He is a member of USA 829 theatrical designer’s union.
Andrea Allmond (Sound Designer) is a Los Angeles based Sound Designer and Composer for theatre, film, and podcasts. Select Theatre Credits: Off Broadway: Gloria: A life. Regional: Mark Taper: The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Composer), Geffen Playhouse: The Door You Never Saw Before, Denver Center: Wild Fire, Shakespeare Notre Dame: Romeo and Juliet, Dallas Theater Center: As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale.
Elizabeth Barrett (Projection Designer) is a video designer for live performance currently based in New Haven, Connecticut. Some of their recent design credits include Undocuments (Latino Theatre Company), Bulgaria! Revolts! (Quinnipiac University), 57′ Chevy (San Diego Rep), Everybody (University of California San Diego). Elizabeth has worked regionally in theater, opera, and dance with companies such as Center Theatre Group, Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Detroit Opera, and Opera Omaha.
Marcy Suarez (Projection Content Creator) is a Miami-based muralist, visual artist and sign painter. Mars trained at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida where she studied fine art, drawing, and photography. She further developed her career in Miami as a muralist and sign painter. Mars has painted murals for local businesses in her community and has been commissioned by & collaborated with globally-recognized brands and businesses, including Universal Studios Orlando, Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort, Amazon, Papa John’s, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Trader Joe’s, Sobie Fabrics, Major Ink Tattoos, among many others.
Miranda C. Pratt, she/her (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at Village Theatre after Stage Managing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She’s also stage-managed Songs for a New World and has assistant managed many shows including Dreamgirls, Hairspray, and Matilda. She also works regularly at Seattle Shakespeare Company and loves to stage-manage for the 14/48 Projects whenever possible. In her spare time, Miranda enjoys lifting heavy things and hanging out with her husband and cat.
Erin B. Zatloka (Stage Manager) was most recently at the 5th Avenue Theatre where she production staged-managed Into the Woods. Also this past season she was the stage manager on Choir Boy, a co-production between 5th Avenue and ACT Theatre. Some career favorites include Ragtime, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Grateful for the love she receives from Greg and Zoey.