Who

  Jaybird O'Berski (USA)   is the Artistic Director of International Incubator Actor Training and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, located in Durham, North Carolina.  He is an Associate Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater and teaches acting and improv at Duke University. Jaybird is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MFA in acting) in association with Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). His work has appeared in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Moscow (Russia), San Miguel Allende (Mexico), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Maseru (Lesotho, Africa), Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing (China). His book on Middleton & Rowley’s revenge tragedy  The Changeling    was published by Palgrave-MacMillan.   For Little Green Pig: (Director)  Happy Days ,  Ohio Impromptu ,  Three Sisters (on Ice) ,  The Cherry Orchard ,  A Streetcar Named Desire ,  Europe Central ,  Fistful of Love , Goin’ a Buffalo ,  Virginia Woolf’s The Waves ,  Picasso’s Closet ,  Western Men ,  Night Beast ,  Jade City Chronicles Vol. 1 ,  Glass ,  Richie ,  The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank ,  Our Town ,  The Man Who Was Thursday,   Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo ,  hmlt ,  The Shipment ,  The Emotions of Normal People ; (Actor)  Faith Healer ,  Grand Guignol ,  In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky ,  My Lovely Suicides ,  Goodnight Everything , The Italian Actress ,  Jane Eyre ,  Anarchist! ,  The Birthday Party ,  Donald , Derklöwnschpankeneffect ,  Celebration ,  And the Ass Saw the Angel ,  The New Colossus  .

Jaybird O'Berski (USA) is the Artistic Director of International Incubator Actor Training and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, located in Durham, North Carolina. He is an Associate Artistic Director of Manbites Dog Theater and teaches acting and improv at Duke University. Jaybird is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MFA in acting) in association with Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). His work has appeared in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Moscow (Russia), San Miguel Allende (Mexico), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Maseru (Lesotho, Africa), Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing (China). His book on Middleton & Rowley’s revenge tragedy The Changeling was published by Palgrave-MacMillan. 

For Little Green Pig: (Director) Happy DaysOhio ImpromptuThree Sisters (on Ice)The Cherry OrchardA Streetcar Named DesireEurope CentralFistful of Love,Goin’ a BuffaloVirginia Woolf’s The WavesPicasso’s ClosetWestern MenNight BeastJade City Chronicles Vol. 1GlassRichieThe Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne FrankOur TownThe Man Who Was Thursday, Tarantino’s Yellow SpeedohmltThe ShipmentThe Emotions of Normal People; (Actor) Faith HealerGrand GuignolIn the Doghouse: The Execution of DostoevskyMy Lovely SuicidesGoodnight Everything,The Italian ActressJane EyreAnarchist!The Birthday PartyDonald,DerklöwnschpankeneffectCelebrationAnd the Ass Saw the AngelThe New Colossus.

  Germain Choffart (France)  is an actor, dancer, and professor who moved to America in 2006 with a suitcase full of dreams. He loves dancing, singing and teaching French at Duke University. Germain holds a B.A. in English from the Université de Metz and a Masters from the University of Kentucky. Acting credits include  Joe & Nancy Mysteries  (Against the Odds Productions);  Paris 76  (Manbites Dog);  Oh What a Lovely War  (Art Center);  Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart  (Delta Boys);  Two Noble Kinsmen  (Bare Theater);  Voice From the Grave  (Chapel Hill Preservation Society);  One Thousand and One Nights  (Duke);  Celebration, hmlt  (Little Green Pig); and as a puppeteer for  Love’s Infrastructure  (Duke Performances).

Germain Choffart (France) is an actor, dancer, and professor who moved to America in 2006 with a suitcase full of dreams. He loves dancing, singing and teaching French at Duke University. Germain holds a B.A. in English from the Université de Metz and a Masters from the University of Kentucky. Acting credits include Joe & Nancy Mysteries (Against the Odds Productions); Paris 76 (Manbites Dog); Oh What a Lovely War (Art Center); Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (Delta Boys); Two Noble Kinsmen (Bare Theater); Voice From the Grave (Chapel Hill Preservation Society); One Thousand and One Nights (Duke); Celebration, hmlt (Little Green Pig); and as a puppeteer for Love’s Infrastructure (Duke Performances).

  Dong Fen (China)  has 13 years of experience in Theatre in Education and Improv. She is one of the oldest members of BIG, the oldest improvisational group in China, and has directed a variety of performances. In 2014 and 2016 she brought two works about Chinese women,  Made in China  and  Nv Shu , to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Both performances received a great local review of 4 stars. She has led more then 10,000 workshops, mainly focused on empowering children and naturally activating their potential. She is currently a councilor of New Citizen Club, member of the BIG council, General Director of Huadan Workshop, and cofounder and artistic director of Improv Pie.

Dong Fen (China) has 13 years of experience in Theatre in Education and Improv. She is one of the oldest members of BIG, the oldest improvisational group in China, and has directed a variety of performances. In 2014 and 2016 she brought two works about Chinese women, Made in China and Nv Shu, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Both performances received a great local review of 4 stars. She has led more then 10,000 workshops, mainly focused on empowering children and naturally activating their potential. She is currently a councilor of New Citizen Club, member of the BIG council, General Director of Huadan Workshop, and cofounder and artistic director of Improv Pie.

  Letizia Montroni (Italy)  is a dancer, theatre researcher and professor who moved to America in 2011 to study and teach Italian as a foreign language. During her time in the US, she discovered a passion for Theatre, Ecstatic Dance and Contact Improv. She loves doing improv and using theatre techniques to teach Italian at Duke University. Letizia holds an MA in Italian Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is currently writing her PhD dissertation on Performative Teaching and Learning techniques. 

Letizia Montroni (Italy) is a dancer, theatre researcher and professor who moved to America in 2011 to study and teach Italian as a foreign language. During her time in the US, she discovered a passion for Theatre, Ecstatic Dance and Contact Improv. She loves doing improv and using theatre techniques to teach Italian at Duke University. Letizia holds an MA in Italian Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is currently writing her PhD dissertation on Performative Teaching and Learning techniques. 

  Stefania (Tefi) Crocce (Uruguay)  graduated from the School of Dramatic Arts, Montevideo, in 2013. Acting credits include Lope de Vega's  Love in Love , Ricardo Monti's  Marathon , Yukio Mishima's  Madame de Sade , Jorge Denevi's  Tarzan's Death , Alexandro Perego's  Songs from the Rainbow  and  The Oresteia . She has appeared on the TV show "Dance!", in the short film "Fake Diamonds," and the 2016 feature film  Bread Crumbs.  Stefania teaches fencing at the School of Dramatic Arts and acting classes with Narcotics Anonymous.

Stefania (Tefi) Crocce (Uruguay) graduated from the School of Dramatic Arts, Montevideo, in 2013. Acting credits include Lope de Vega's Love in Love, Ricardo Monti's Marathon, Yukio Mishima's Madame de Sade, Jorge Denevi's Tarzan's Death, Alexandro Perego's Songs from the Rainbow and The Oresteia. She has appeared on the TV show "Dance!", in the short film "Fake Diamonds," and the 2016 feature film Bread Crumbs. Stefania teaches fencing at the School of Dramatic Arts and acting classes with Narcotics Anonymous.

  Matt Hooks (USA)  is an actor, director, and producer from Chicago. He is co-artistic director of Abraham Werewolf, a small experimental theater and film collective. He also runs  Dime , a barebones and beautiful ticketing platform for theater, dance, and live performance.

Matt Hooks (USA) is an actor, director, and producer from Chicago. He is co-artistic director of Abraham Werewolf, a small experimental theater and film collective. He also runs Dime, a barebones and beautiful ticketing platform for theater, dance, and live performance.

  Jessica Flemming (USA)  is a performer and stage manager. She relocated to the Raleigh/Durham area after completing her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan-Flint. Recent acting credits include: The Man Who Was Thursday, The Emotions of Normal People, This Is Not A Novel (Little Green Pig) The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Spirits To Enforce (Manbites  Dog) The Typographer's Dream (Black Ops).

Jessica Flemming (USA) is a performer and stage manager. She relocated to the Raleigh/Durham area after completing her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan-Flint. Recent acting credits include: The Man Who Was Thursday, The Emotions of Normal People, This Is Not A Novel (Little Green Pig) The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Spirits To Enforce (Manbites  Dog) The Typographer's Dream (Black Ops).

  Nathan Logan (USA)  is a performer, deviser, and musician. He is a Teaching Assistant at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, in Movement and Voice I and II. Nathan holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. His acting credits include: Claudius - Ink, Silk, Fog, Foam (Based on Hamlet, Tella Productions), Grandma/Uncle/Boyfriend/Emcee - Katie’s Kitchen (Boulder Fringe Festival), Robin Goodfellow/Puck - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lab! Theatre), The Father - Eurydice (Kenan Theatre Company).

Nathan Logan (USA) is a performer, deviser, and musician. He is a Teaching Assistant at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, in Movement and Voice I and II. Nathan holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. His acting credits include: Claudius - Ink, Silk, Fog, Foam (Based on Hamlet, Tella Productions), Grandma/Uncle/Boyfriend/Emcee - Katie’s Kitchen (Boulder Fringe Festival), Robin Goodfellow/Puck - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lab! Theatre), The Father - Eurydice (Kenan Theatre Company).

   Dana Marks (USA)  is the Managing Director of Little Green Pig. She is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training and has performed across the U.S., Russia, Italy, and Germany. Credits include:   brooms   (both hands),   The Man Who  ,   The Fall to Earth  ,   The Pillowman  ,   an oak tree,   Dying City  ,   Age of  Arousal, Nightwork,   Cape Disappointment      (Manbites Dog),   The Turn of the Screw  ,   God of Carnage  ,   Other Desert Cities   (Theatre Raleigh). She recently directed   Annapurna   for Honest Pint. For LG Pig: (Actor)   Ohio Impromptu  ,   Come and Go  ,   Cabaret Berlin  ,   Three Sisters (on Ice)  ,   Grand Guignol  ,   In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky  ,   A Streetcar Named Desire  ,  Europe Central  ,   Fistful of Love  ,   Goin’ a Buffalo  ,   Virginia Woolf’s The Waves  ,   Picasso’s Closet  ,   Jane Eyre  ,   4.48 Psychosis  ,   Stroke/Book  ,   Jade City Chronicles Vol. 1  ,   Glass  ,   The Birthday Party  ,   Donald  ,   Richie  ,   The Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne Frank  ,   The Man Who Was Thursday, Celebration,   The Emotions of Normal People  ,   The New Colossus  ; (Director)   Rough for Radio I  ,   Faith Healer  ,   Grand Guignol  ,   My Lovely Suicides  ,   A Dog From Hell  ,   The Italian Actress  ,   Harriet Jacobs  ,   And the Ass Saw the Angel  ; (Costume Design)   The Cherry Orchard  ,   A Streetcar Named Desire, Fistful   of Love  ; (Stage Manager)   Happy Days  .

Dana Marks (USA) is the Managing Director of Little Green Pig. She is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training and has performed across the U.S., Russia, Italy, and Germany. Credits include: brooms (both hands), The Man WhoThe Fall to EarthThe Pillowmanan oak tree, Dying CityAge of  Arousal, Nightwork, Cape Disappointment  (Manbites Dog), The Turn of the ScrewGod of CarnageOther Desert Cities (Theatre Raleigh). She recently directed Annapurna for Honest Pint. For LG Pig: (Actor) Ohio ImpromptuCome and GoCabaret BerlinThree Sisters (on Ice)Grand GuignolIn the Doghouse: The Execution of DostoevskyA Streetcar Named Desire,Europe CentralFistful of LoveGoin’ a BuffaloVirginia Woolf’s The WavesPicasso’s ClosetJane Eyre4.48 PsychosisStroke/BookJade City Chronicles Vol. 1GlassThe Birthday PartyDonaldRichieThe Wooster Group’s Diary of Anne FrankThe Man Who Was Thursday, Celebration, The Emotions of Normal PeopleThe New Colossus; (Director) Rough for Radio IFaith HealerGrand GuignolMy Lovely SuicidesA Dog From HellThe Italian ActressHarriet JacobsAnd the Ass Saw the Angel; (Costume Design) The Cherry OrchardA Streetcar Named Desire, Fistful of Love; (Stage Manager) Happy Days.

   Mara Thomas (USA)  is a Durham-based actor, musician and stage manager. Mara has also been a mentor and music instructor for Girls Rock NC, a summer camp where girls age 7-10 form rock bands and write and perform their own original music. Recent credits include:   Paris '76   (Manbites Dog),   Hearts Like Fists   (Tiny Engine),   Triassiq Parq: The Musical   (Wagon Wheel),   After the Revolution   (Deep Dish). For Little Green Pig she has appeared in   The New Colossus  and    hmlt , and s tage managed   The Emotions of Normal People  and    Tarantino's Yellow Speedo  .

Mara Thomas (USA) is a Durham-based actor, musician and stage manager. Mara has also been a mentor and music instructor for Girls Rock NC, a summer camp where girls age 7-10 form rock bands and write and perform their own original music. Recent credits include: Paris '76 (Manbites Dog), Hearts Like Fists (Tiny Engine), Triassiq Parq: The Musical (Wagon Wheel), After the Revolution (Deep Dish). For Little Green Pig she has appeared in The New Colossus and hmlt, and stage managed The Emotions of Normal People and Tarantino's Yellow Speedo.

  Jessica Hudson (USA)  is a theater-maker and teaching artist who currently lives in Durham, NC, after 15 years in Chicago. Her solo work bridges the vocabularies of dance, theatre, puppetry, and physical theatre. On the stage she has collaborated with Little Green Pig, Mucca Pazza, opera-matic, the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials, 500Clown, About Face Theatre, The Chicago Kings, DoubleDJ and Jyl Fehrenkamp. In the classroom, Jessica has been a teaching artist with Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate the performing arts into the curriculum in the Chicago Public Schools. In 2010, Jessica won the 3Artsartist award as a teaching artist in theater.

Jessica Hudson (USA) is a theater-maker and teaching artist who currently lives in Durham, NC, after 15 years in Chicago. Her solo work bridges the vocabularies of dance, theatre, puppetry, and physical theatre. On the stage she has collaborated with Little Green Pig, Mucca Pazza, opera-matic, the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials, 500Clown, About Face Theatre, The Chicago Kings, DoubleDJ and Jyl Fehrenkamp. In the classroom, Jessica has been a teaching artist with Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, collaborating with classroom teachers to integrate the performing arts into the curriculum in the Chicago Public Schools. In 2010, Jessica won the 3Artsartist award as a teaching artist in theater.

  Chen Feng/Frank (China)  graduated from Beijing Normal University with a major in Applied Psychology. He has been a member of the Incubator since its inception in 2013, and has trained for 3 years with the Waldorf Drama and Intrinsic Growth Education Program. He is an actor with Feilai Improv Theatre Group & Rainbow Socks Playback Theatre, a drama critic with Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre, and a curator of the Second Shanghai International Comedy Festival. He has acted for film, television, stage, commercials, and industrials, and taught with Feilai Improv Theatre Group, GE, Ctrip Management Team Leadership, New Oriental Outdoor Drama, Shi Mengfu (Taiwan), Shanghai Yangpu District Government Unemployed youth assistance program, and Shanghai Amateur Drama Association. He founded Mad God Performance Workshop and writes and directs for the Shanghai Pudong Bureau of Meteorology annual theatre program.

Chen Feng/Frank (China) graduated from Beijing Normal University with a major in Applied Psychology. He has been a member of the Incubator since its inception in 2013, and has trained for 3 years with the Waldorf Drama and Intrinsic Growth Education Program. He is an actor with Feilai Improv Theatre Group & Rainbow Socks Playback Theatre, a drama critic with Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre, and a curator of the Second Shanghai International Comedy Festival. He has acted for film, television, stage, commercials, and industrials, and taught with Feilai Improv Theatre Group, GE, Ctrip Management Team Leadership, New Oriental Outdoor Drama, Shi Mengfu (Taiwan), Shanghai Yangpu District Government Unemployed youth assistance program, and Shanghai Amateur Drama Association. He founded Mad God Performance Workshop and writes and directs for the Shanghai Pudong Bureau of Meteorology annual theatre program.

  Lazarus Simmons (USA)  is an actor, complete nerd, and graduate of The University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art.  He loves all things art related and is always ready for a good conversation about anything,  Whether it's how to support and grow art, how to build community, favorite superheroes and everything in between.  Seriously, talk to him or reach out to him on social media.  His most recent show was  This Is Not A Novel  (Little Green Pig).  He is proud to have work with some truly amazing theater companies in North Carolina area including Black Ops Theater, Little Green Pig, Manbites Dog Theater, The UNC Deparment of Communications, ArtsCenter Stage, Tiny Engine Productions, Seed Art Share and Cape Fear Regional Theater.

Lazarus Simmons (USA) is an actor, complete nerd, and graduate of The University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill with a BA in Dramatic Art.  He loves all things art related and is always ready for a good conversation about anything,  Whether it's how to support and grow art, how to build community, favorite superheroes and everything in between.  Seriously, talk to him or reach out to him on social media.  His most recent show was This Is Not A Novel (Little Green Pig).  He is proud to have work with some truly amazing theater companies in North Carolina area including Black Ops Theater, Little Green Pig, Manbites Dog Theater, The UNC Deparment of Communications, ArtsCenter Stage, Tiny Engine Productions, Seed Art Share and Cape Fear Regional Theater.

  Yakira (China)  is an actress, dancer, and a film director. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy (B.A. in directing), and then studied theater performance at Duke University, Private Chinese Culture University in Taipei, and The Central Academy Of Drama in Beijing. She has performed in several Shakespeare plays such as  The Winter’s Tale ,  Twelfth Night  and  A Midsummer Night’s Dream  with directors and actors from England, U.S and New Zealand. She had a leading role in the movie  Double Happiness  directed by Austrian Ella Raidel. She has studied Lecoq physical theater and improv at the Theater Incubator in Shanghai and Beijing. She is currently collaborating with Little Green Pig in Durham and MaHu Improv Company in Beijing.

Yakira (China) is an actress, dancer, and a film director. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy (B.A. in directing), and then studied theater performance at Duke University, Private Chinese Culture University in Taipei, and The Central Academy Of Drama in Beijing. She has performed in several Shakespeare plays such as The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with directors and actors from England, U.S and New Zealand. She had a leading role in the movie Double Happiness directed by Austrian Ella Raidel. She has studied Lecoq physical theater and improv at the Theater Incubator in Shanghai and Beijing. She is currently collaborating with Little Green Pig in Durham and MaHu Improv Company in Beijing.

  Huizhen Zeng/Jessie (China)  graduated from Shanghai University with a degree in International Business & Economics. She has been a member of Flyimprov since 2012. She has performed in over 200 improv shows in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuzhen, and Macau. Her team won third place in the 2016 Macau Theatre Sports Asia league.

Huizhen Zeng/Jessie (China) graduated from Shanghai University with a degree in International Business & Economics. She has been a member of Flyimprov since 2012. She has performed in over 200 improv shows in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuzhen, and Macau. Her team won third place in the 2016 Macau Theatre Sports Asia league.

  Mu/Little Girl (China)  is a  158cm poetess, a humiliated artist, and an outraged alcoholic.

Mu/Little Girl (China) is a 158cm poetess, a humiliated artist, and an outraged alcoholic.

  Lingling Chen (China)  quit her branding job because Jaybird lit up her passion for art. She created Lingling Art Salon to help people get to know their body & mind through art. Lingling has organized Incubator China for the past 3 years and serves as co-director of the program. She has 3 years of improv experience, 2 years as a puppeteer, and is just now starting her directing career. 

Lingling Chen (China) quit her branding job because Jaybird lit up her passion for art. She created Lingling Art Salon to help people get to know their body & mind through art. Lingling has organized Incubator China for the past 3 years and serves as co-director of the program. She has 3 years of improv experience, 2 years as a puppeteer, and is just now starting her directing career. 

  Xiaopei Luo (China)  studied improv, acting, and physical theater after graduating with a degree in philosophy. She hasstudied  Lecoq and Stanislavsky with  Huang Chun-Ta (Hong Kong) and Branko Brezovec (Croatia); improv with Jaybird O'Berski (Durham); and physical theater and devising with Pig Iron Theatre in Philadelphia. She has participated in the Beijing Improv Festival & Wuzhen Theatre Festival Carnival and written short plays, including "Qing Qiang" & "Home for the Holidays."

Xiaopei Luo (China) studied improv, acting, and physical theater after graduating with a degree in philosophy. She hasstudied Lecoq and Stanislavsky with Huang Chun-Ta (Hong Kong) and Branko Brezovec (Croatia); improv with Jaybird O'Berski (Durham); and physical theater and devising with Pig Iron Theatre in Philadelphia. She has participated in the Beijing Improv Festival & Wuzhen Theatre Festival Carnival and written short plays, including "Qing Qiang" & "Home for the Holidays."

  Peter (China)  loves arts and drama. He has studied comedy with Dadao Theatre, improv with BJI, mime with Philippe Bizot, and commedia dell'arte with Luca Franceschi. In 2012 he joined the Beijing Improve bilingual improv group, and participated in improv festivals in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Manila.  At the 2016 Beijing Improv Festival, he combined Italian comedy mask work with contemporary improvisation. He has taught the children of migrant workers and urban students in Beijing, producing a children's version of  The Merchant of Venice  and  Dragon Taro . He first participated in the Incubator in 2015, and in 2016 performed the original piece  Chinese Women's Whispers  at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Peter (China) loves arts and drama. He has studied comedy with Dadao Theatre, improv with BJI, mime with Philippe Bizot, and commedia dell'arte with Luca Franceschi. In 2012 he joined the Beijing Improve bilingual improv group, and participated in improv festivals in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Manila.  At the 2016 Beijing Improv Festival, he combined Italian comedy mask work with contemporary improvisation. He has taught the children of migrant workers and urban students in Beijing, producing a children's version of The Merchant of Venice and Dragon Taro. He first participated in the Incubator in 2015, and in 2016 performed the original piece Chinese Women's Whispers at the Edinburgh Fringe.

  Shigua/Shivani (China)  is a yoga teacher and English-Chinese interpreter & translator who loves the creativity and spontaneity of theater. She has previously worked as an environmental engineer, and now focuses on inner engineering work.

Shigua/Shivani (China) is a yoga teacher and English-Chinese interpreter & translator who loves the creativity and spontaneity of theater. She has previously worked as an environmental engineer, and now focuses on inner engineering work.

  Wu You/Scarlett (China) , improviser and theatre artist, fell in love with theatre in 2007, and has continued her training since then. She has studied Stanislasky with Jaybird O'Berski and at the China Central Academy of Drama; mime with Philippe Bizot, French mime master; Jacques Lecoq physical theatre skills with Benjamin Teare; theatre education with Chris Cooper, the artistic director of the Birmingham Education Theatre; Butoh with Japanese master Katsura Kan; and Chinese dance, ballet, etc.  In 2012 she joined PlusOne, Beijing's bilingual improv group, and with them performed in the 2013 Hong Kong Comedy Festival, and Beijing international improv festivals in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Her multi-faceted 2014 performance in the bilingual feminist play "Leftover Monologue" was reported on by CNN and the BBC. In 2015 she participated in the Manila International Improv Festival with an English long form jam alongside performers from 8 countries. In 2016 she co-directed and taught at the Incubator  International   Actor Training program in Shanghai.

Wu You/Scarlett (China), improviser and theatre artist, fell in love with theatre in 2007, and has continued her training since then. She has studied Stanislasky with Jaybird O'Berski and at the China Central Academy of Drama; mime with Philippe Bizot, French mime master; Jacques Lecoq physical theatre skills with Benjamin Teare; theatre education with Chris Cooper, the artistic director of the Birmingham Education Theatre; Butoh with Japanese master Katsura Kan; and Chinese dance, ballet, etc.

In 2012 she joined PlusOne, Beijing's bilingual improv group, and with them performed in the 2013 Hong Kong Comedy Festival, and Beijing international improv festivals in 2013, 2014, and 2016. Her multi-faceted 2014 performance in the bilingual feminist play "Leftover Monologue" was reported on by CNN and the BBC. In 2015 she participated in the Manila International Improv Festival with an English long form jam alongside performers from 8 countries. In 2016 she co-directed and taught at the Incubator International Actor Training program in Shanghai.

  Ellen Hemphill (USA)  is the Artistic and Managing Director and co-Founder of Archipelago Theatre /CINE in Chapel Hill, NC. She has created and directed over twenty five performances for Archipelago.  www.archipelagotheatre.org   She recently co-directed the award winning short film, "It Had Wings ,"  by Allan Gurganus with Jim Haverkamp. In 2013 she directed and produced the original creation, “The Narrowing”.  Her other recent productions for Archipelago Theatre were “Out of the Blue," which was performed in 2010 at Duke University and in 2011, a solo performance piece “Stealing Home” where she performed as singer and performer  An Associate Professor in the Duke Theatre Studies Department, Ellen has taught at Duke since 1993. She has been a Franklin Scholar and a Robertson Scholar at Duke University and directed for the Duke Theater Studies Department's productions of  The Crucible, The Trojan Women, Exit the King ( with Basil Twist ) and  A Doll's House , and recently, in 2016, she directed  Bob: A Life In 5 Acts, f or the Duke University  Ellen has taught at UNC graduate School of Dramatic Arts as a visiting professor and directed “When the Bulbul Stopped Singing” for the NC Playmakers REP Company in 2007. Ellen also taught Voice and Gesture at the American Dance Festival and was on their faculty from 1992-2015. She is a former member of the Roy Hart Theatre of France, where she taught and performed internationally for 13 years.  Ellen is also a consultant for Cardea Consulting bringing the skills of the actor to lay professionals who are seeking to improve their abilities in the areas of public presentation and communication. Cardeaconsulting.com  Her current works includes work in progress, “Eve and Poppy,” a film set in Paris and a book, “Legacy,” on the work of late career artists. She has also created a short film, CHAIR ,   forLittle Green Pig Theatrical Concern's interactive production, THIS IS NOT A NOVEL.

Ellen Hemphill (USA) is the Artistic and Managing Director and co-Founder of Archipelago Theatre /CINE in Chapel Hill, NC. She has created and directed over twenty five performances for Archipelago. www.archipelagotheatre.org

She recently co-directed the award winning short film, "It Had Wings," by Allan Gurganus with Jim Haverkamp. In 2013 she directed and produced the original creation, “The Narrowing”.  Her other recent productions for Archipelago Theatre were “Out of the Blue," which was performed in 2010 at Duke University and in 2011, a solo performance piece “Stealing Home” where she performed as singer and performer

An Associate Professor in the Duke Theatre Studies Department, Ellen has taught at Duke since 1993. She has been a Franklin Scholar and a Robertson Scholar at Duke University and directed for the Duke Theater Studies Department's productions of The Crucible, The Trojan Women, Exit the King (with Basil Twist ) and A Doll's House, and recently, in 2016, she directed Bob: A Life In 5 Acts, for the Duke University

Ellen has taught at UNC graduate School of Dramatic Arts as a visiting professor and directed “When the Bulbul Stopped Singing” for the NC Playmakers REP Company in 2007. Ellen also taught Voice and Gesture at the American Dance Festival and was on their faculty from 1992-2015. She is a former member of the Roy Hart Theatre of France, where she taught and performed internationally for 13 years.  Ellen is also a consultant for Cardea Consulting bringing the skills of the actor to lay professionals who are seeking to improve their abilities in the areas of public presentation and communication. Cardeaconsulting.com

Her current works includes work in progress, “Eve and Poppy,” a film set in Paris and a book, “Legacy,” on the work of late career artists. She has also created a short film, CHAIR,  forLittle Green Pig Theatrical Concern's interactive production, THIS IS NOT A NOVEL.

   Caitlin Wells (USA)  is a teacher and theater artist who was raised in Raleigh and has lived in Minnesota, Brazil, and Spain. She recently appeared onstage with INTAR, Mettlesome, UNC Chapel Hill, Little Green Pig, Manbites Dog, Burning Coal, Leviathan, T. Ryder Smith/  Christopher McElroen  , and Delta Boys. She has directed for Fundamental Theater Project, Little Green Pig, Chris Stamey/WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Carolina Friends School, and Delta Boys.

Caitlin Wells (USA) is a teacher and theater artist who was raised in Raleigh and has lived in Minnesota, Brazil, and Spain. She recently appeared onstage with INTAR, Mettlesome, UNC Chapel Hill, Little Green Pig, Manbites Dog, Burning Coal, Leviathan, T. Ryder Smith/Christopher McElroen, and Delta Boys. She has directed for Fundamental Theater Project, Little Green Pig, Chris Stamey/WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, Carolina Friends School, and Delta Boys.