Second Steel is being produced by Yinzerspielen, a theater collective with roots in Pittsburgh.
Community Outreach: PATRICK BERGER
Patrick is a theatremaker and arts educator. He currently works for the Theatre Development Fund as the Education Program Manager and editor of PxP, NYC’s teen theatre magazine. As a theatremaker, he has worked with numerous companies in NYC, including Youth-on-Target, The Anthropologists, Trusty Sidekick, Squatters Theatre and the Regional Theatre Company. In addition to Yinzerspielen, he is an ensemble member of Tut’Zanni Theatre Company, an international Commedia dell’ Arte troupe. He currently lives in New York City.
Community Outreach Associate: LILY JUNKER
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Lily is a director, performer, educator, and theatre maker with a fondness for ensemble-based work and movement. A native of Pittsburgh, Lily is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied both Writing and Theatre. Lily has worked with companies throughout Pittsburgh and is the producing artistic director of Bakerloo Theatre Project. Lily spent the last two years in Sarasota, FL where she worked for Asolo Repertory Theatre creating innovative public programming and working as a teaching artist. Most recently, Lily compiled interviews for, wrote and directed a documentary theatre piece that explored race, cultural differences and change in the community of Newtown, a historically black neighborhood in Sarasota. She first worked with Yinzerspielen in the summer of 2009 during the Pittsburgh-Augsburg project.
Curatorial Coordinator/Archivist: CHRISTINA KRUISE
Christina is an actress, theatre maker, and performance researcher. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Theatre Arts and Urban Studies, and in 2012 she finished the Master’s Degree in International Performance Research (MAIPR) program at the University of Arts of Belgrade (RS) and the University of Warwick (UK). Past Performance-as-Research projects include Unlisted: Twice in a Lifetime (Belgrade International Theatre Festival/Belgrade, Serbia), Mapping Ottersberg (Festival of Art as Research/Ottersberg, Germany), The Mystery Steps (Stan’s Café/Brimingham, England), This is Not Illusion (University of Warwick/Coventry, England), The BT Party (Regional Theatre Company & Yinzerspielen, New York, New York), and Yinzerspielen’s Pittsburgh-Augsburg project (Theater Panoptikum & Yinzerspielen/Augsburg, Germany & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Upcoming work includes projects in Berlin, Belgrade, New York and Pittsburgh.
Artist Coordinator: CORY TAMLER
Originally from Pittsburgh, Cory currently lives in Brooklyn by way of Chicago and Berlin. A playwright, collaborative theatremaker, and teaching artist, her plays have been produced in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Troy NY, Augsburg, Germany, and in Scarborough, ME. She is a cofounder of Yinzerspielen, with which she has created and produced performance pieces in Belgrade, Augsburg, New York City, and Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of a CEC ArtsLink Project Award (for Unlisted: Twice in a Lifetime, 2012), was a Fulbright Scholar to Berlin in 2011 and holds a B.Phil. in physics and writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has written features and criticism for HowlRound.com, the Theatertreffen blog (Berlin), NYC Artparasites, and TCG Circle. Upcoming in NYC: Casa de Pessoa, an immersive theatre piece as part of the 2013 Performing Arts Marathon (co-writer/director).