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 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
Documentary filmmaker and community activist Pablo Korona is first and foremost a storyteller. A production professional for nearly 10 years, Pablo has now focused his attention on “Our City, Our Story,” a community-based storytelling project based in Rockford, Illinois. He created the ambitious series to give voice to the people who give life to the city and to help the community diversify its perceived identity. Though the stories … Read more
Blake Russell is ecstatic to join the Cowboys & Vikings project again.
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 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 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 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
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
Christopher Knowlton is a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and researches joint replacements at Rush University Medical Center. Chris has performed for Atom-r, RTG Dance, Erica Mott Productions, Synapse Arts, Jessie Young, Silvita Diaz Brown and many other independent movement artists.
His own choreographic work has been featured throughout Chicago as well as internationally. Chris’s dance film was a finalist in Science Magazine’s international … Read more