Cowboys and Vikings Team

Erica Mott

Erica Mott

Erica Mott (artistic director) is a development researcher turned choreographer and director. Erica Mott Productions (EMP) builds bridges between the physical and virtual body, uncovering relationships between live and technologically mediated presence, collectivity and intimacy, embodiment and political action. Credits include CRICOTEKA Museum (Krakow, Poland), Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, The National Museum of Health and Medicine, Chicago, Dance Center Columbia College (Chicago), Roulette (New York), Fischkeller (Reykjavik, Iceland) and many others. … Read more


Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato (creative technologist & new media artist) is an artist and designer, working at the intersection between interactive experience design and installation art. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a BA in New Media from the School of Art and Design. He has developed numerous 2D and 3D animations for theater as a freelance motion designer, and has taught young audiences … Read more


Jason Torres Hancock

 Jason Torres Hancock is a performing artist with a background as an actor both in the United States and in England and has performed as a dancer in ballet and modern dance. Jason was also a founding member of the queer, multi-racial, multi-disciplinary performance company Out/Rage (2003-2004) that dealt with issues of race and racism in the gay male community in San Francisco. Since 2002, he has created dance/theatre works … Read more


Mark Comiskey

Mark Comiskey has been producing, performing, writing and directing theater and multimedia productions in Chicago since 1989.

As a former member of The Curious Theater Branch and Plasticene, his work premiered locally at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Dance Chicago, throughout New York City and in festivals across Germany.

Mark has worked in all phases of film and video production.  As a post production assistant colorist at Filmworker’s Club he … Read more


Blake Russell

Blake Russell

Blake Russell is ecstatic to join the Cowboys & Vikings project again.

As an actor for stage and film, his recent theatrical credits include: The Glory of the World (d. Les Waters) and That High Lonesome Sound (d. Pirronne Yousefzadeh) within the Humana Festival of New American Plays, The Blissful Orphans (d. Marti Lyons) at Actors Theatre of Lousiville, hamlet is dead. no gravity (d. Seth Bockley) English language premiere … Read more

Bryan Saner

Bryan Saner

Bryan Saner is an interdisciplinary art practitioner focusing on the creation
of performances, activist art events, neighborhood evolution and appropriately designed objects. He teaches workshops, mentors and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the subject of performance, the body, neighborhood design, movement and collaboration. He is currently an adjunct professor, mentor and advisor in the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College Chicago. From 1995 to 2009 Bryan worked as … Read more


Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw recently played Clov in a critically acclaimed production of Endgame with The Hypocrites. Brian was a founding member of the physical theater company Plasticene, with whom he created and performed original work for 17 years. Brian has performed with numerous theaters in Chicago, the Festival of the Americas in Montreal and the Hispanic Theater Festival in Miami. He appeared off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in The Strangerer … Read more


Coman Poon

Coman Poon is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist and activist working throughout North America. He experiments with the collision and synergism between art and social change. With Jordan Tannahill and Jennifer Capraru, he launched MARKIT in 2013 as a renegade intervention and DIY artistic response to community ‘de-homing’. He is the co-founder of re[public] in/decency with Erica Mott, an arts-based think tank that focuses on bridging live art, social justice Read more


Ira Murfin

Ira S. Murfin is a writer and theatre artist based in Chicago. He studies talk as a performance strategy in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama at Northwestern University. He also holds degrees in writing from New York University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His writing has appeared in elimae, Fiction at Work, Chicago Art Criticism, Theatre Topics,Theatre Journal, … Read more


Clint Wilson

Clint Wilson

Working as a visual artist and founder of Integrated Wilderness Systems, Clint Wilson uses photography, video, sculpture, sound and kinetics to construct inter-media environments that reflect upon states of wonder. Perceptual mechanics, marvelous devices, and natural history are a few of the subjects at play in his work. Receiving his MFA from the University of Victoria, Clint has produced exhibitions for public galleries and Artist Run Centres across Canada and … Read more


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