Collaborators


Paula McGonagle

Paula McGonagle - Performer

Paula is a founding member gabrielle lansner & company, and has collaborated and performed with Lansner on projects since 1997. Also,Associate Director and performer for Ripe Time Theatre Company’s production “Fire Throws”. Other collaborations with Ripe Time include “Steep Ravines”, ” Innocents” and “Betrothed”. Other credits: “A View from the Bridge” Michael Mayer dir., “Baal” Robert Woodruff dir., “On the Town” Anne Bogart dir., “A Christmas Carol” Tina Landau director. Performed at Harvard Summer Dance, DTW, the Duke, EST, NYTW and LaMama to name a few.

Dean Taucher - Production Designer

Dean Taucher has designed for the Off-Broadway play “Tabletop” at the American Place Theater and Lansner’s “Holocaust Stories”, “River Deep”, “Frankie’s Wedding” and all four short films. Dean is currently production designer on the NBC show “Law & Order: SVU," which is entering its 15th season.Other episodic shows he has designed include Miami Vice, NY Undercover, Dellaventura and The Sopranos. Other recent work in the theatre includes Off-Broadway, “Snakebit” with Jace Alexander and “More Than a Song” at the Pittsburgh Ballet with director-choreographer Lynne Taylor Corbett. He designedthe play “Blackbird” for Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, July 2009, starring actor William L. Petersen.

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Lonnie Poupard Jr. - Performer

Lonnie is from Monroe, MI and received a BFA in Dance at Western Michigan University. Lonnie, a NYC based artist,is currently a dancer for Lucinda Childs and is touring with Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass opera EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH. Hehas worked with Mark Dendy, gabrielle lansner & company, Catherine Miller, Mark Morris (Metropolitan Opera's production of ORFEO ED EURYDICE), Jody Oberfelder, and Neta Pulvemacher. Lonnie was distinguished in New Yorker Magazine as one of the “Ten Best Dance Performances of 2009” for his performance at the Fall for Dance Festival at City Center. Lonnie has been an Artist in Residence at the Yard and Jacob’s Pillow. He also majored in Aviation Flight Science at WMU and holds a private pilot's license.

Matthew Reeves Jr. - Performer

Matthew is an American born dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker currently working in New York City. He is the Artistic Director, along side his wife Colette Krogol, of Orange Grove Dance. Since 2007, they have taught master classes and workshops throughout the US and Europe. Matt received his BFA in Dance from the University of Florida and his professional dance credits include Diavolo, Neta Dance Company, DanceTactics, Mark Dendy Dance and Theater Projects, The National Yiddish Theater, and David Dorfman to name a few.

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Colette Krogol - Performer

Colette is a native of Miami, Florida, is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and yoga practitioner living and working in New York City. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Florida and is the Artistic Director, along side her husband, Matt Reeves, of Orange Grove Dance. Their work has been produced and presented both nationally and internationally, with their most recent work being performed and exhibited in Finland, Iceland, Scotland, The Netherlands, and Israel.

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Colette Krogol - Performer

Colette is a native of Miami, Florida, is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and yoga practitioner living and working in New York City. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Florida and is the Artistic Director, along side her husband, Matt Reeves, of Orange Grove Dance. Their work has been produced and presented both nationally and internationally, with their most recent work being performed and exhibited in Finland, Iceland, Scotland, The Netherlands, and Israel.

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Brian O'Carroll - Director of Photography

Brian is a native of Ireland, and has recently produced and shot BLUE CAPRICE, which sold to IFC after premiering at Sundance 2013, and was nominated for an independent Spirit award in 2014. He photographed THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA in 2012 with director Ruan Magan. In 2011 Brian and Ruan made a short called ANGEL, which won best short film in half of the festivals in which it was accepted, including Milan. Brian has been honored by the International Cinematographers Guild, three times for CHERRY BLOOM, 8 FOR INFINITY, and ANGEL with an Emerging Cinematographer Award. He is President and owner of Hi Def New New York HDNY LLC a successful commercial, doc and music video production company. After almost 30 years in NYC, he lives in alphabet city.

Roweena Mackay - Producer

After receiving her M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the Yale School of Drama in 2005, Roweena co-founded Bone Orchard with director Anna Jones and over the course of three years co-produced five site-specific plays in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In 2009she was hired by Le Bureau/Paris to script supervise Jean Christian Bourcart’s feature IN MEMORY OF THE DAYS TO COME.Her first producing credit came as a joint collaboration with Killer Films and Massify for the Ace Hotel Short Film Competition:CHARLEY, written and directed by Dee Robertson. Roweena has been the UPM/1st AD on five short films CHIVALROTIC (Dir. Ryan Velasquez), 143 MAPLE DRIVE (Dir. Yael Mayorek), ROGER, THE CHICKEN (Dir. Matthew Erlbach), SCOTT FREE (Dir. Michael Heitzman) and ONE PAST (Dir. Juli Kobayashi). She has line producedthree features in New York: MUTUAL FRIENDS (Dir. Matthew Watts), HOW WE GOT AWAY WITH IT (Dir. Jon Lindstrom) and SOMEONE ELSE (Dir. Nelson Kim).

Marilys Ernst - Editor/Sound Designer

Augmenting her ten years of experience as an editor, Marilys has a background in musical composition and theatrical video design. She owns and operates, a post production and design studio in Chelsea. Ernst has had a wide range of editorial experience including developing trailers for films, sizzle reels for television shows, branded content and psa's for the web and dvd extras.

Ellen McLaughlin - Writer

Ellen's plays include Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, and Ajax in Iraq. Producers include: the Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, the Guthrie, MN and The Almeida Theater, London. As an actor she is best known for having been the original Angel in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America on Broadway.

Roberto De Felice

Roberto De Felice - Performer

Roberto has worked professionally on NYC TV - Law and Order. In several Independent Films which travel film festival circuits as well as with filmmakers from Columbia University MFA program. NYC Theater - Off Broadway at The Abingdon Theater (dir./ Joe Grifasi) The Drilling Company (dir. Richard Harden, Joe Clancy, Kathy Curtis), DTW (Jane Comfort), HERE Art Center (Gabrielle Lansner), as well as Classical Outdoor Shakespeare Festivals. Trained at the University of Delaware, The Actors Center, The PUBLIC Theater Shakespeare LAB.

McKenzie Frye

McKenzie Frye - Performer

McKenzie Frye is a Detroit, MI native and Howard University graduate with a B.F.A. in musical Theatre. Ms. Frye’s Off Broadway/ Regional Credits include: WIG OUT!, RIVER DEEP, DAMN YANKEES, DREAMGIRLS, and The Kennedy Center’s production of HARRIET’S RETURN starring Debbie Allen, as well as work in New York City’s Public Theatre. Her Film and TV credits include THE STRONGER, MY BROTHER, and numerous works within the LAW & ORDER Franchise.

Doug Karr

Doug Karr –Director of Photography/Editor

Doug Karr has been creating original independent films since 1997. Karr’s credits include narrative shorts Anniversary Present, The Straitjacket Lottery and award winning documentaries LSD25, The June Bug Symphony, Lifecycles: a story of AIDS in Malawi, and The Face of AIDS. Karr’s last short Ten For Grandpa, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to screen at over 50 international film festivals, winning multiple awards. Karr’s latest film, Art Machine, stars Joseph Cross (Milk, Flags of Our Fathers, Running with Scissors), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl, Piranha) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy). Karr is the owner of Pie Face Pictures in New York City and is represented by Caliber Media Co, Los Angeles.

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Marina Lelchuk

Marina Lelchuk- Costume Designer

Upon receiving a Fashion Design degree from College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, Marina moved to New York to work for Versace and build her career in the world of luxury fashion. Following a successful tenure in fashion industry specializing in high-end couture and product development, Marina shifted her career path to pursue her true love of designing and creating costumes for theatre. From multi award-winning web series “Anyone But Me”, music videos and colorful award winning theater dance productions by Company XIV to network television shows for Comedy Central to award winning feature “Silver Tongues”, Marina is enjoying working alongside talented and reputed directors and writers in the arts and entertainment industry.

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Aimee McCabe

Aimee McCabe – Co-producer

Aimee McCabe works as a New York City based freelance producer, event planner and nonprofit consultant. Seven years ago, she moved from the Midwest to pursue her dreams in the big city. Working in various producing capacities for numerous projects in film, theater and dance, in addition to time spent in front of the camera, she discovered a love for the details that go into making projects happen. She has produced galas and fundraising events for a host of New York nonprofits and has decided to direct that expertise into the film arena. Recently, she directed and produced the documentary Cleanse, currently in post-production.

Joel Pickard

Joel Pickard - Composer

Portland, Oregon, based composer Joel Pickard writes for film, theatre, and dance. Joel regularly creates music and sound design for HBO, Showtime Networks, Smithsonian Channel, and other commercial clients. Throughout 2010-11 he will be touring and playing pedal steel guitar for The Thank-you Bar; a dance performance piece for which he co-wrote the score. His latest recording Motel Chronicles is a sparse cinematic country noir soundtrack featuring pedal steel guitar.

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