Lisa Bulawsky is a visual artist widely recognized for her works on paper, installation, and temporary public projects. Her works have been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the International Print Center in New York, Sweden’s Dalarnas Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work has also been featured in Printmaking at the Edge (A&C Black, 2006), a book about international contemporary trends in printmaking, as well as Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes (Prentice Hal, 2009) and American Print Makers (Shiffer, 2014).
Laurencia Strauss navigates hope and doom as she investigates vulnerabilities and ingenuities of people and the places they inhabit. Combining socially based art practices with landscape experiments, she creates mixed-media often participatory experiences that contend with our interdependencies. A culturally-mixed queer interdisciplinary artist and landscape architect based again in her home city Miami, she is currently researching South Florida’s relationship with water and responses to sea level rise. Amidst environmental activism and speculative solutions, her work attends to anticipatory loss and climate change grief.
Matt is a New Jersey born filmmaker with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University where he was awarded the Dalio Family Foundation Scholarship. His primary trait is being the third of four sons of parents whose Brooklyn accents are easily detected when constructing sentences amid bursts of laughter. Matt has worked on and off for Hal Hartley since 2010, which includes Hartley’s latest film, Ned Rifle, its successful Kickstarter Campaign and was Production Manager of Hartley’s film, Meanwhile and its successful Kickstarter Campaign. Matt’s short film, Barbacks has won festivals in New York and Seattle. MTV Networks put Barbacks under consideration for a pilot on Comedy Central and Spike TV. His comedy scripts have been finalists in the WeScreenplay, Screencraft, Cinestory, and Fresh Voices TV Writing Competitions and Matt is currently a Sloan Foundation Semifinalist for his feature screenplay about the invention of the Transistor at Bell Laboratories.
Michael Haverty is a freelance producer, writer and director of original multidisciplinary collaborations, theatrical adaptations of literature and history, and immersive productions blending performance, puppetry, and video. Previously co-artistic director at 7 Stages (2012-2018), artistic associate at The Center for Puppetry Arts (2002-12), and adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University (2004-2018). Currently producing artistic director of The Object Group. For nine years, Haverty supported and curated the work of emerging puppetry artists as program director of Xperimental Puppetry Theatre, and for five years founded and curated the Curious Encounters Festival of Interactive Performance. Grants: NEA, TCG, Jim Henson Fnd, Irish and Israeli Consulate, Puppeteers of America, Meet the Composer Fnd, TCG Future Leaders (2011), Princess Grace Fnd-USA fellow (2012), MacDowell Colony and Yaddo residencies. Haverty has also created new work for the Alliance Theatre, GA Aquarium, High Museum of Art, and Dad’s Garage Theatre.