Natasha Bowdoin (Costume and Visual Artist for “Flutter”) is a visual artist working in the space between painting and installation, interested in stretching the physical boundaries of painting and exploring notions of painting as site. Her collage inspired, large-scale installations investigate the potential intersections of the visual and the literary while reimagining our relationship to the natural world. Her work has been presented widely in solo exhibitions including most recently with In the Night Garden, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Sideways to the Sun, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX; Maneater, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), North Adams, MA; and Lunar Spring, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions including Paper Routes: Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Paper Art, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands; paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; and A Torrent of Words: Contemporary Art and Language, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Bowdoin received her BA from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in Classics and Studio Art and her MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies and fellowships, including the Core Artist-in-Residence Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2008-2010); the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (2013); the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, Omaha (2012); and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2007). She is an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing at Rice University in Houston, TX where she lives and works.
Lauren Davis (Props Designer) is a Houston based scenic and props artisan. She is thrilled to collaborate again with the Open Dance Project. Previous ODP scenic and props for All The Devils Are Here. Other local theatre credits include Stages: MacGyver the Musical, The Fantasticks, Little Shop of Horrors, many Pantos; Catastrophic: Fefu & Her Friends, Speeding Motorcycle, Baby Screams Miracle, Toast, Small Ball; Main Street Theatre: Book of Magdalen, Anne Frank, Charlie Brown, Frog & Toad; . Lauren also works for the University of Houston School of Theater & Dance painting sets, managing props and teaching future theatre stars.
Bryan Ealey (Sound Designer) is a Houstonian, and a Board Member of NobleMotion Dance Company (Houston). He holds an MFA in Lighting Design from the Theatre and Dance Program at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout his career, Bryan has been a Resident Lighting Designer for River Pointe Church (Richmond, Texas), House of Blues – Houston, and Sam Houston State University – Dance Department. He’s also been fortunate to design for several theater and dance companies, such as Main Street, Stages, The Landing Theatre Company, Houston Grand Opera, Unity, Horse Head, Classical Theatre Company, NobleMotion Dance, Open Dance Project, Social Movement Contemporary Dance, Houston Contemporary Dance, Urban Souls Dance, Von Ussar Danceworks, Creede Repertory Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, and Antaues Theatre Company. Bryan’s passion for lighting design is rooted in the fundamental ability to support, give focus, and elevate the performance to draw an emotional response from the audience.
Ashley Horn (Costume Designer) is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and dance educator from the Houston area. She has created costumes for FrenetiCore, Frame Dance Productions, Open Dance Project, Sara Draper, Teresa Chapman, Karen Stokes, Houston Metropolitan Dance, The Pilot Dance Project, and her own works. Ashley is a two-time recipient of an individual artist grant from the Houston Arts Alliance for choreography, has been the artist in residence at Hope Stone and Rice University, and has been a guest choreographer for Rice University, Houston Community College, and The Pilot Dance Project.
Lynn Lane (Sound Artist for “Flutter”)
Christina Maley (Production Manager) graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Dance and Technical Theatre. She spent 5 years in Indiana performing with Motus Dance Theatre and working as the lighting technician at the Honeywell Center before moving to Houston. She has been with Open Dance Project since 2016 and works as their Production/Stage Manager. She also works as a Production Manager for HopeStone and as a Union Stagehand and Dresser in the Theater District.
Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Designer) is Houston based and designs for theater, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the resident designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA and a company artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and Houston’s Classical Theatre Company. Houston credits include previous collaborations with Open Dance Project, Theatre Under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Queensbury Theatre, 4th Wall Theatre, Catastrophic Theatre. Awards for Best Scenic Design from Houston Press: Marie Antoinette(Stages), Elf The Musical and Violet(Queensbury), Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and Pride and Prejudice (4th Wall), Curse of the Starving Class, Baby Screams Miracle, and Fefu and Her Friends(Catastrophic) and Broadway World Houston: Bonnie and Clyde (TUTS Underground). Regional: Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Prague Shakespeare. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project.
Hunter Perrin (Composer and Musician) is an LA based musician who was born into a musical family in Texas, and grew up listening to Willie Nelson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fats Domino, ZZ TOP, and The Texas Tornadoes. He is fortunate to have performed with many of his influences including Archie Bell, Roy Head, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, John Fogerty, and Billy Gibbons. Performance highlights include: ACL, Beacon Theater, Bonnaroo, Fuji Rock, Glastonbury, The Grammys, Montreaux, Royal Albert Hall, and Ryman Auditorium.
Tiffany Schrepferman (Lighting Designer) is a Lighting Designer/Production Stage Manager who is passionate about partnering with remarkable artists and creators to bring their visions to life. Tiffany holds a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University and has been touring nationally & internationally for the last dozen years or so. Along her travels, she has worked for the American Dance Festival at Duke University for over a decade, and also the University of the Arts seasonal Dance Series. Some of the thrilling collaborators she has had the pleasure of sharing time with include Kinetic Light, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Ad Deum Dance Company, Gaspard & Dancers, Amirov Dance Theater, METdance, Hope Stone Dance, Dance of Asian America, Vitacca Dance Project, and many others. Tiffany’s great delight is to partner with the creative minds of today to bring important voices into the light – making them seen and heard.