AirPlay2020: Revolution, An Artistic Explosion


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Revolution, An Artistic Explosion is an exploration of what it means to be an artist and what happens when different forms come together and try to make their voices heard.
JESSICA ‘JES’ WASHINGTON is a New York City based actress, dancer, and writer; born and raised in Memphis, TN. She has a true love for storytelling. She is currently receiving her MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Theater credits: Lena in ​Who Will Sing For Lena​, a one-woman show with huge acclaim; performed along the east coast. Awards include: Best Lead Actress in a Drama (3x), People’s Choice, Best Overall Production, winner of AACT National Festival 2019. Procne in ​Love of the Nightingale​, Francine/Lena in ​Clybourne Park​, forwarding an EMACT nomination: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. Independent film credits: Riley (lead) in feature ​Uprising​, Ealey in action short ​MAAT​ (lead), Jasmine in ​Even​, and Young Belinda Royale in ​Half the History: Belinda Royale Story​. Voice Over credits: Isabelle Powell in ​Greater Boston​, becoming winner of Best Supporting Actress in Audio Drama.
Anel Carmona is a Mexican actor and playwright based in NYC. She has performed in dozens of plays in both countries including T​ales of the White Mountain ​(Rising Sun Performance Theatre), ​Catch me in America​ (Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble), and ​Ti Jean and His Brothers​ (Ma’s Playhouse). Her favorite writing credits include ​Adios Fjord​ (Off-Broadway), Chocolate en la Estación​ (Guadalajara, Mexico), and her play ​A seis pies de distancia​ was recently published in the Mexican Theatre anthology ​De Pandemia a Pandemonium​. She holds a MFA in Playwriting by the Actors Studio Drama School and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
Isabel Faith Billinghurst is a freshly-graduated Musical Theatre major from Otterbein University. They moved to NYC this January, and are very excited to hop into their first project here! Past credits include Laura in ​The Glass Menagerie​ (French Creek Theatre), Banquo in ​The Tragedy of Macbeth, ​and Diana in Next to Normal​ (Otterbein University). For some laughs, feel free to check out their co-hosting on Did You Find This Helpful? available wherever you listen to your podcasts. ​
Marcina Zaccaria is a Writer, Director, and Arts Administrator. Previous plays include "Village, My Home" performed at the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, and "All About Image/ We Are The Elite" performed at the Fringe Festival in NYC. Monologues from "A Digital Stratosphere Platform for Peace" have been read at Dixon Place and on Salon Radio. Also, the "The Body Politic" and "On Becoming a Mermaid" were available on Amazon. She has directed readings and plays in venues that include New Dramatists, Theaterlab, HERE Arts Center, 13th Street Repertory Company, Soho Rep, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Arts administration experience includes Audience Services work at the Roundabout, and providing support for the Executive Director/ Contemporary Programming at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She has reviewed plays and musicals at Clips can be found on Twitter​, Her theater articles have been published in The Theatre Times, Howl Round, and The Brooklyn Rail. ​
CHRISTINA ROSE ASHBY ​is an Alaskan theater artist living in Brooklyn. She is the founding artistic director of Permafrost Theatre Collective. Christina specializes in new work creation and the reimagining of classics. Christina conceived and directed PTC’s production of Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale, a classic reimagining that had several short runs in New York City and made its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2019. Select past credits include “Lack of Milk,” “Lost Sock Laundromat Astoria Queens” and “Suspicion Obsession Paranoia Marriage,” all by frequent collaborator Ivan Faute; “Living With an Angel,” a semi-autobiographical clown fantasia by Catherine Restivo-Romito; “Life is a Dream: a New Vintage” by Calderon and adapted by Annie R. Such; and “A Bright Room Called Day” by Tony Kushner. MFA in directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @christinaroseashby. ​

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