While we are based in NYC, we make it a point to collaborate with interdisciplinary artists from all over the world.
The Four Corners
Artistic Director & Founder > Andrea Goldman
Andrea Goldman is a New York based IRNE-nominated actress and writer. She established the box collective as an artistic collaborative to promote a new kind of experiential theatre in the New York art scene and beyond. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Andrea is a graduate of the New York Stella Adler Studio Conservatory and trained classically in England with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In addition, she spent time training with the Moscow Art Theater. As an artist, she's dedicated to creating intimacy of the soul by opening new spaces, inspiring creation and sharing the depth of the truth of being. She focuses on work that asks questions, that opens up uncomfortable spaces and places. Most of her work as an artist pushes the boundaries of form, genre, style, and relishes in juxtaposition. She is also an alumni of The Flea Theatre and she was recently awarded a New York Foundation of the Arts TAP Grant. She is the co-founder of Viscus Film with her partner Marem Hassler. Headquartered in Los Angeles, which has garnered numerous laurels and festival recognition for its slate of shorts and is currently in production with our first feature.
Original work has premiered in New York, New Zealand and throughout Europe. She believes in exploring provocative themes that hit the audience right in the gut--evoking visceral sensibilities and leaving a lasting imprint on the psyche. For more about her performance work > www.andreagoldmanweb.com
Executive Producer & Director of Education > Sara Fay George
Sara Fay George has been professionally producing live performance events for over ten years. Her experience in production spans from California to New York, Berlin and through out Italy. In 2006 she Co-Founded the Grace and Glory Ensemble with Apollo Performing Arts in California, producing new work inspired from ancient texts such as Quetzacoatl and Gilgamesh. Since 2010 she has been working with the The Box Collective, producing interdisciplinary, experiential and immersive performances. In 2012 she founded a Performance Wing with Actor’s Space Berlin and developed models for developing new work within the community. She is the Founder of The Holistic Method, a physical acting technique designed to elicit full embodied storytelling and an actors connection to themselves. She has recently returned to New York City from Berlin, Germany where she worked as the Resident Movement Coach with The Actors Space. Sara began he work in education working with youth theater groups in rural at risk communities in California. Since then she has taught for The Shakespeare Society, Wingspan Arts, and Necessary I.T.E.M.S.
Producer/Artist > Esther Sophia Artner
Esther Sophia Artner is originally from Vienna, Austria. She grew up in very artistic, free-spirited community and attended a Rudolf Steiner School. She has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, has worked as a Video Journalist for Puls TV, and has worked in PR, marketing and event planning. In 2011 she founded a company in Berlin, Germany FlavourSys, dedicated to delivering innovative software products designed to improve the day-to-day workflow of any television or film post production company—all around the globe. FlavourSys is working in collaboration with Adobe Systems Incorporated and has a range of corporate clients including, RBB, National Geographic and Warner Brothers. http://www.flavoursys.com/
In 2013 she moved to New York City and has since finished her master at the Actors Studio Drama School Master Program. Shortly after she began working with The Box Collective. As a collaborator she has overseen costume design, set design, worked as a performer and producer. Esther Sophia has the visionary ability to artistically envision a project as a whole and organize a team of creatives to execute that vision. She enjoys being involved in projects on multiple levels and gains great inspiration from working in different mediums and disciplines.
She is dedicated to telling stories and creating work that is meaningful. Recent acting credits include “Upstream” a 3-D film directed by Shashwat Gupta, Blanche in a Streetcar Named Desire, Mother in the Italy Tour of The Stadt Elegies, Billie in Women of Manhattan and Estelle in No Exit.
Esther Sophia has travelled to more than twenty-eight different countries and has lived in Vienna, London, Barcelona, Berlin, and now is based in New York City. Different cultural perspectives and lenses have always inspired and shaped her perception of storytelling. Esther Sophia believes in the artistic integrity of incorporating different cultures and worldviews into her creative work.
Production Coordinator & European Liaison > Miriam Petritz
Miriam studied Art History in Vienna, at the Universität Wien, and in Venice, at the Università Ca´ Foscari. After Research at the Gabinetto dei diesgni e delle stampe degli Uffizi and the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz - Max Planck Institut in Florence, she finished her Masters Degree in 2015. After work experience in gastronomy, tourism and museums in both Italy and Austria, she is fluent in german, english and italian. Miriam is currently working on a catalogue for a private art collection and curating the box collective work in Europe.
Collective Resident Artists
Resident Director/Artist > Monika Gossmann
Monika Gossmann was born and raised bilingually (German and Russian) in Alma-Ata/Kasachstan. At the age of six she moved with her family to Germany. After high school she underwent three years training as a singer, dancer and musical performer at the Contemporary Dance School in Hamburg. From 2003 until the summer of 2007, she studied acting at the University of the Arts Theater in Moscow (partner school of Harvard University ART program). During her training she performed at the Moscow Art Theatre as Anna Petrovna in Chekhov's "Platonov" and the Moscow Theater for music and film in the musical "Chicago". Monika is a member of the Moscow Theater CDR. She has performed with the Tiger Lillies Circus and at many German Theaters, notably as Lady Milford in "Kabale und Liebe" and as Miss Julie in "Miss Julie". Monika also starred in the TV films "Artdetektiv Mozart" and "Judgment Day" both of which were aired on the first programme of Russian television. Monika has also starred extensively on German television (SOKO, Coast Guard). After studying acting in Moscow, Monika traveled to Los Angeles for three months to further develop her range of acting techniques (Method Acting / Meisner) and practice her English. In New York, Monika met Fay Simpson (Director / Lucid Body Technique practitioner / Yale Drama/ NYU Tisch). Monika trained in the Lucid Body acting technique and a Lucid Body Trainer and opened her own Studion 2014, the LUCID BODY room berlin. In 2013 she directed the play "Stripped“ by Stephen Clark. She plans to continue working between New York and Berlin both teaching and creating new work.
Resident Director/Artist > Julia Watt
Julia Watt is a theatre artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. As an actress she has performed in theaters across the United States including Huntington Theatre, Boston; Court Theatre, Chicago; Studio Theatre, DC; A Noise Within, Los Angeles; PCPA Theaterfest, Santa Maria, CA and La Mama ETC. As a company member for three seasons at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, she appeared in 15 productions with favorite roles in Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and Noises Off.
Julia is a founding member of the american vicarious, whose production Living in Exile premiered at The Public Theater’s 2011 Under the Radar Festival. Other collaborative theater projects include the site-specific performance piece, Chaos Manor, at Invisible Dog, Brooklyn; a new play in development, (A)loft Modulation, inspired by Sam Stephenson's book The Jazz Loft Project and her own adaptation of Jane Bowles’ novella, Two Serious Ladies. She will appear in the upcoming film, Gertrude Stein’s: Brewsie and Willie. MFA from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, BA from the University of Southern California.
Musical Composer/Pianist > Dani Campos
Dani Campos is a keyboard player from Barcelona. He has worked with a big number of musicians not only in studios and on stage, but also as a pianist and music director in musical theatre plays. He is also the creator of “Una Cançó mes”, (http://www.unacançomes.com) project in which a song and its video, both recorded in Wave Factory Studio, are released online every month with Roland’s endorsement, the well-known musical instruments brand. Reto Roland: Roland Integra-7 y Dani Campos.
Dani Campos was born in Barcelona in 1983 and at the age of 7 he started his musical studies: sol-fa and private piano lessons. His professional career began at the age of 20 with “EGO”, his first proper project in which he was the keyboardist and composer. In 2004 he was awarded as “the best international keyboardist”, having won the finals of an emergent bands competition during the Taubertal Open Air Festival of Rothenburg, Germany.
After the band had split up, Dani was pursued as a keyboardist and pianist in numerous projects (La Porta dels Somnis, Recelo, Miss in Blues, Nebula, With the Calm, Ahi Band, La Loca Histeria, Grup Tràfic, Bartok, Antalgia, Triunvirato, Senyors Tranquil) and artists (Sergio Makaroff, Víctor Estévez, Oriol Tramvia, Manel Fuentes, Andre Tonelli, David Guapo, Pablo Mannise, Inma Ortiz, El Biri, Alba Cayuela, Rovertto, Frank Mercader Band, Fabio Canu).
He’s taken part in concerts with Ariel Rot, Kany Garcia, Pedro Andrea, Tony Ronald, Pep Sala, Monica Green, Hinorobu Kageyama, Julia Möller, Ofelia Roca, Freaky Sound Factory, Miquel Planas, Mar (Marga Pocovi), La Clave de Ra, Damián Ferrari, Antalgia, Neal Morse, Yo Viernes, Jimmy Malla, Pablo López OT, Virginia Labuat, Gospelians, Cor Gospel Gràcia, Amazing Gospel, La Una i Cinc, La Bruixa Express, Oso, Karla, Marina BBFace & the Beatroots, Hotel Cochambre, Outsider; and he’s been the “support band” musician of great international artists such as B.B King or Diana Krall in Spain.
As said earlier on, he has been the musical director and pianist in Musical Theatre plays, such as “Mortadelo y Filemón”, directed by Ricard Reguant and Cocó Comín (Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo and Teatre Tívoli in Barcelona, 2008), “Beauty and the Beast” of Stage Entertainment (BTM Theatre in Barcelona, 2009), “Acústic Broadway” (Teatre de Rubí, Barcelona 2011), “The Sorcerer’s Pub” – Sursum Teatre(Teatre Versus Barcelona, 2012/13), Diabolus in Música (Auditori de Terrassa, 2013), Blood Brothers (Teatre del Raval in Barcelona and Atlàntida in Vic, 2014), Little Shop of Horrors (Teatre Sant Vicenç in Sabadell, 2014).
In studios, he has been recorded playing in CD’s for Imma Serrano, La Porta dels Somnis, Bartok, Inma Ortiz and Jordi Bonell, Recelo, Selva, Oriol Tramvia, Ego, Moonday, Antalgia, Bartok, Senyors Tranquil, DNK, Memoria Selectiva.
He has played in TV programs such as Buenafuente (La Sexta), Operación Triunfo (Telecinco), El Número Uno (Antena 3), La Marató, El Club, Divendres, Els Matins (TV3), Cablecom TV (México), Arucitys (TD8), Can Zam (Teletaxi TV), accompanying a big number of artists (Jennifer López, Luis Fonsi, Raimundo Amador, Pasión Vega, Malú, Chenoa, Diego Torres, Merche, Lorena, David Bustamante, Julio Iglesias Jr. and Edurne).
Nowadays he is focused on: directing musical theatre plays, producing and composing original music at Wave Factory Studio, and working in his personal project “Llúmia” and its first album tour “Trossos d’una vida sencera”.
Resident Playwright/Dramaturg > Marcel Luxinger
Marcel Luxinger, is a writer who was born and raised in Zurich. After his law studies he discovered his love for the theater in 1998 and worked on many projects in Zurich and Hamburg. 2005-09 he was a dramaturg and in charge of international cooperation at Schauspiel Frankfurt. Since 2010 he is a writer and dramaturg based in Berlin. His works include Seven Steps to Selfdissolution, Elevator to Bankruptcy, Tell the Truth, Think Tank (Versions I-IV), Creep or: Guidelines for a Moral Compass, Hotel Palestine, Bondage, The Source and The House Speaks among other works. a’s The Castle, Magic Mountain by T. Mann, Autodafè by E. Canetti, M. Houellebecq. His plays and librettos have been produced in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, Rio de Janeiro a.o. He is the founder of the Company for preemptive and sustainable Debate.
Resident Filmmaker > Shashwat Gupta
Shashwat Gupta is an Indian actor. He also works as a director, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer in India and the United States of America. He received his BA in Journalism from Middlesex University and MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from the University of London. In August 2013, he moved to New York to purse an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. He is currently a resident artist for the Indo American Arts Council, The Box Collective and works on various film and theater projects around the city. > www.shashwat-gupta.com
Resident Filmmaker > Julie Deffet
Belgian filmmaker Julie Deffet moved to New York in 2013 to study filmmaking at the New School after getting her Masters Degree in Journalism from L’Université Libre in Brussels. Her first short documentary, New Indies New Influences screened at the International Film Festival in Manhattan in 2013 and her two short films, The Daughter and Dignity screened at The Filmmakers Cooperative and are part of a collaborative DVD. She has been producing the monthly event "Ruff Cuts" at The New School and works as a videographer for The New School for Social Research, as well as The Box Collective. She is also working on post-producing her short film Eve and collaborates with a variety of production companies and filmmakers in NYC. Through her films she hopes to question authority, conservatism and the representation of sexuality and social classes in Western culture. She finds beauty in humans expressing themselves through and beyond their vulnerability and inadequacy.
Resident Filmmaker > Erinn Clancy
Erinn Clancy is an Irish American artist who has worked on projects in Ireland, England, Germany, Uruguay, Cambodia, Japan and The United States. Clancy received the Presidential Achievement Scholarship from California College of the Arts, and earned a BFA in Media Arts with High Distinction. Clancy's disciplines include documentary, narrative, theatrical, dance, commercial and music video, as well as photography, street art and a variety of experimental works. He has produced and directed short films and videos that have been screened at several international film festivals and art shows, and his collaborative editing work has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Clancy edited a documentary about Allen Ginsberg for two time Academy Award winning director Rob Epstein and has edited a short film starring Golden Globe winning actor Bryan Cranston. Erinn Clancy is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Oliver de Rohan
Mary Ellen Stebbins
Robert John van den Dolder
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Aura Fraiman Lewis
Actors Space Berlin
Teatro IATI (NYC)
Lucid Body Berlin