MEET THE TEAM

 

WRiter / Co-Director

Noga Yechieli was born and raised in Jerusalem. She worked for over two years at Beit Dror (a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth at risk) as a counselor and public representative of the shelter. She has continued to counsel there part time over the last three years. She also performed and toured with companies in Israel, and participated in The Jerusalem Theater Festival and the Bat Yam Theater Festival.

She wrote, directed and produced Let’s Talk Sex Work: A Play (CalArts New Works Festival, 2017, The Los Angeles LGBT Center, 2017). Acting roles at CalArts include: Princess Diana in Auschwitz (Helen) directed by Jennifer Chambers, Medea (medea), Artist-in-Residence Radek Rychcik: A memoir of the Warsaw Uprising (Irena), Montgomery Park or Opulence (founder) directed by Stacy Dawson Stearns, and Hamletmachine (Ophelia). Noga is a graduating BFA actor at California Institute of the Arts and volunteers at the LGBT Center in LA. 

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Noga Yechieli Wind

Writer / Co-Director

 

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Joshua Rivas

Co-Director 


Co-Director

Joshua Rivas is a Los Angeles based director, actor and theatre maker. Joshua is a co-founder of Familia Elefante Productions; a puppetry company created while studying at California Institute of the Arts under the mentorship of Janie Geiser. Through using mediums such as shadow puppetry, toy theatre and live projection, Joshua has been able to explore topics on cultural assimilation, the civil war of Guatemala and the conditions of our correctional system. Joshua’s work emphasizes re-examining the way we see the communities around us, often using puppetry has served as a powerful platform in that exploration. As a queer artist, Joshua is thrilled to collaborate with Noga Yechieli in examining the life and struggles of queer womyn and how the shadow can serve as another reflection of our identity.


REd / Shadow Puppeteer 

Alex Mitchell is a black, queer artist and activist. She is currently an actor in the BFA program at the California Institute of the Arts, slated to graduate Class of 2021. She is the Director of The Black Arts Collective which is an on-campus organization created specifically for the purpose of cultivating and developing art by black students, a program exclusive to the Institute. Alex is also the Founder of the Student Diversity Initiative, the first ever of its kind to be supported by and produced at CalArts. Her work is deeply rooted in her need to educate all, through both writing and performance, about the roots of institutional racism and inequality towards African-Americans in the United States of America. Ultimately, her passion lays in igniting & propelling radical change through the vessel of her artistry. Alex is a rising activist in the Southern California area, having spoken at gallery openings, marches, rallies, and other notable community events. She is thrilled to be a shadow puppeteer in Red & Boiling, finds her home in Los Angeles, CA, and her heart in Brooklyn, NY.

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Alex Mitchell

Red / Shadow Puppeteer

 

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Tanya Orellana

Scenic Designer



Scenic Designer

Core member of the award winning ensemble Campo Santo for the past 10 years, Tanya has been a part of their intimate New Work Process, conceptualizing and designing sets alongside the writing process. Her design collaborations include SAPO, by Culture Clash at The Getty Villa, Casa de Los Spirits written and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, and The Mexico Premiere of Angels in America directed by Martín Acosta at Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón in Mexico City, The Mathematics of Love written and directed by Cherrie Moraga at BRAVA theater, Spiritrials by Dahlak Brathwaite directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Nogales: Storytellers in Cartel Country by Richard Montoya and performed at Borderlands theatre in Tucson, Arizona and The Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Tanya received her MFA in Scenic Design from California Institute of the Arts and is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Fabergé Theatre Award.

Costume Designer

Cameron Amelia is a Los Angeles based designer who has worked in film, theater, VR, and themed entertainment in addition to maintaining a studio practice. Their work in costume, leatherwork and drag has been featured in shoots with Parker Day, Corinne Loperfido's Next Level events, and is currently in the touring production of Red and Boiling. Their designs for sustainable microbial life-based theme parks were featured in the 2017 BioDesign Summit at MoMA in NYC. Currently, their photography focuses on queer identity and probes the boundaries between arousal and disgust.

 

 

 


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Cameron Amelia

 

Costume Designer

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Anna Grossman

Sound Designer

Sound designer

Anna Grossman is West Coast based sound designer focused on interactive and immersive environments for Theatre, Film, and Experience Design. Her work tends to focus on challenging the ways we listen and conceive of our environment through sound. She's worked at the crossroads of VR, Art, and theatre as lead sound designer on"Terra Incognita: A VR Installation & Performance," and explored the idea of movement, dance, and communication as a musical interface as sound designer for "Solidus" and"Uncapturable" at CalArts. Outside of CalArts, her New York work includes the Drilling Company as well as the Tempest Ladies, and she's worked as an assistant sound designer on the west coast at The Geffen's production of "IronBound" as well as on "Shout Sister Shout" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Hear more at: www.annalibbiegrossman.com.


Lighting Design

Rose Malone recently assisted with Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening in NYC. Some productions from her new-found California lighting career include three shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rachel Calof at the Pico Union Project, and TedX Culver City at the Ivy Substation.

Previously from Phoenix, she designed for Ethington Theatre with productions including Into the Woods; Twelfth Night; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Beauty and the Beast, H.M.S. Pinafore, Much Ado About Nothing, and Twelfth Night.

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Rose Malone

Lighting Designer