People

Cory Tamler is a playwright, director and theatermaker with a degree in physics and philosophy. Her plays have been produced in the United States and Germany. She was a 2010/2011 Fulbright Scholar and received a 2011 MAP Fund Grant as the playwright for Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project that will be performed this October in Maine. She was a guest blogger at the 2011 Theatertreffen, Germany’s biggest theater festival. Cory currently lives in Berlin.

  • Tweet at her: @ctams
  • Blog with her: at the Yinzer blog and her English-language blog about German theater
  • Cory likes: Community-supported agriculture, Red Tape Theatre in Chicago and Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin, bike rides, saying ridiculous things in German like “look, those fish are smoking”
  • Influences include: Tom Stoppard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Cornerstone Theater Company, Gob Squad, She She Pop, The Living Theatre, Yoko Ono, Caryl Churchill, Complicité, René Pollesch, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Kane, Bob Dylan, street performers/artists like that funky Austrian group whose name I’ve forgotten or the French guy who put eyes all over buildings in Kenya, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Augusto Boal, Niels Bohr, #2amt…

Christina Kruise is an actress, producer and theatre maker. She has worked extensively in Germany and the United States.  Since moving to New York, she has served as the Assistant Company Manager for Colin Quinn Long Story Short (Broadway, directed by Jerry Seinfeld) and as an Event Coordinator for the CAP21 2011 Spring Gala (honoring Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt).  She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in both Theatre Arts and Urban Studies, and attended the Scuola de Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy.  In September, she will be moving to Belgrade, Serbia to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Performance Research.

Patrick Berger is a theatre-maker, art-educator, art-activist, art-enthusiast, youth theatre entusiast, world-traveler, thinker, blogger and twitter-fanatic. He received his B.A. in Theatre (and Chemistry) from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked as an artist and art-educator in Italy, Mongolia and throughout the US. He currently works at the Theatre Development Fund in NYC as an education associate and the associate editor of their teen theatre magazine, PxP. He helped to found and currently sits on the steering committee of YEA (Young Educators in the Arts), and is an active committee member of the NYC AIE Roundtable. He is especially interested in the intersection of technology and theatre, community involvement in theatre(s), youth-oriented outreach, education and programming, and continuing to keep the magic of theatre alive in the lives of all.


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