Cowboys and Vikings Team

Picolina Z

Picolina Z

Picolina Z (aka Pickles) (singer) sings and studies jazz, performs with Eve’s Undoing, sings in various sound art, experimental and musical projects in Chicago, the Bay Area and Paris and composes some of her own work. She has a background in performance and experimental art as well as static forms of art and previously studied North Indian Raga vocal music.

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Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez (performer) is an acrobat, dancer, aerialist, and student from Chicago. Carlos has been performing partner acrobatics since 2013. In 2016 he began performing in dance/acro projects and has been dancing ever since. Carlos performs with Sildance/Acrodanza, Lani Montreal, Aura Curiatlas, and Erica Mott Productions. When he’s not dancing and lifting people Carlos does trapeze, acting, advises students in college, studies urban planning, and makes maps for non-profit organizations.… Read more


Brandon Avery

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Emmy Bean

Emmy Bean

Emmy Bean (vocal composer) is a singer, performer and teaching artist living in Chicago. She writes songs and performs with Chris Schoen and T-Roy Martin in 80 Foots, Chicago’s only End Times Vocal Trio. She performs frequently with Opera-Matic in the parks on Chicago’s northwest side, and with John Szymanski in the Monthly Music Club. Emmy teaches in Chicago Public Schools with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and in children’s … Read more


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 coordinated digital film transfers for commercial production. He also shot and edited educational media asthe resident video editor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School … 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


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