Meet The Team

Alexandra Kumala

Devisor/Actor

No Pants In Tucson

Alexandra Kumala (she/her) is an actor and writer working and living in Lenape Land (New York City). She is a member of the devising ensemble of No Pants In Tucson with The Anthropologists. As an actor, she has performed at Theatre For A New Audience, Signature Theatre, and the Cherry Lane Theatre, among others. As a writer, she has incubated works with the Voices of America Writers Workshop, the PlayGround Experiment, and the Broadway Coalition. She is also one-half of Sugar Nutmegwww.alexandrakumala.com

Marissa Joyce Stamps

Creative Partner - Communications

Marissa Joyce Stamps (she/her/hers) is a Haitian-American NYC-based writer, director, and actor whose mission is to celebrate and amplify Black and Brown voices through an Afrosurrealist lens. She is currently a Moxie Arts Moxie Commission Playwright. She was a playwright in the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2020 and is a writer for Our Digital Stories. Marissa has performed at, developed work, and collaborated with The National Black Theatre, Ars Nova, The Workshop Theatre, FEMFEST Houston, The Fire This Time Festival, New Ohio Theatre, Keen Company, The Wild Project, Playwrights Downtown, BUFU, Women Between Arts, and more. | BFA in Drama + BA in Journalism: NYU | marissajoycestamps.com | @marissajoycestamps

China Pharr

Devisor/Actor

No Pants In Tucson

China Pharr hails from the LBC and got her start performing in street-dancing turf wars and local talent shows. She attended Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Performing Arts (Class of 2008). Moving to NYC in 2016, after 5 years in Oakland where she was a part of BLM Bay Area, she began working as an erotic and burlesque dancer performing in NYC’s hottest night clubs. Her first theatrical role was Sheep in A Barn Play (UP Theatre Company - Spring 2020, performances canceled). She’s currently devising cute things with The Anthropologists for No Pants in Tucson, and at Stella Adler’s Day Conservatory (Class of 2023). Drawing from blood memory and hood wisdom, China is interested in fusing and bending disciplines and genders to bring unknown experiences into the contemporary mainstream, particularly around black women and sexuality.

Melissa Moschitto

Founding
Artistic Director

Melissa Moschitto (she/her/hers) is a director, writer and producer, and the Founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists.  Favorite directing projects outside of The Anthropologists include A Barn Play by Lizzie Donahue (UP Theater Company), Daddy’s Black & Jewish by performance artist Lian Amaris (Nuyorican Poets Cafe),  Walkabout or Reverse Continental Drift Syndrome (The Flea). International: Directing Apprentice, Compania Atalaya (dir. Ricardo Iniesta), Medea, La ​E​xtranjera (2004).  Melissa holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has studied with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, SITI Company, and at the La Mama Umbria International Director’s Symposium She has led devising workshops for Hofstra University, the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Ice Factory/New Ohio, Day One, Educational Alliance/New York Restoration Project and the Berkshire Fringe. Melissa is also a mom to two dramatic little children. She resides and works in Upper Manhattan on unceded Lenape land.

Mariah Freda


Artistic Associate

Mariah Freda (she/her/hers) is a theater artist living and creating on Canarsie land currently known as Bushwick. Her primary discipline is that of an actor and she received her training and MFA from The New School for Drama. In the 4th grade, Mariah triumphantly portrayed The Artful Dodger in the musical, Oliver! at her tiny Catholic school and has continued to remain a steadfast lover of the theater. Since then, she has appeared on many New York City stages, some tiny, some medium sized, a few underground. In 2012 she teamed up with The Anthropologists and over the years has helped bring to life a bounty of plays including Mahalla, No Man’s Land, The Anthropologists Save the World, This Sinking Island, and Artemisia’s Intent. Mariah is a mother to two, small, spirited children who continue to inspire her to be better, learn better and know better. 

Irina Kuraeva

Resident Artist - Visual Designer

Irina Kuraeva (she/her/hers) is a visual artist. She was born in Russia, where she attended a local art school. Irina has been working in the theater industry since 2016. Her main field of expertise is scenic painting, and she also enjoys designing and making costumes. In 2019 Irina started working in film.

 

With The Anthropologists: The Anthropologists Save The World!, This Sinking Island and Artemisia's Intent. 
| https://www.irinakuraeva.com/ |

@_ivk_ instagram

Tess Rodriguez

Devisor/Actor
No Pants In Tucson

Tess Rodriguez (she/her) is a Chicana theatre artist born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She studied at the University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins and Graduated with a BA in Theatre from The University of the Incarnate Word. She loves and respects all aspects of theatre, having worked in many different areas - acting, costumes, lighting, scenery and stage management. In 2017, she was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after having her second child. She is a survivor, mother, an artist and is very excited to be creating with The Anthropologists. 

www.instagram.com/tesslabelle 

Indigienous land : Tonkawa

Myjoycia Cezar

Dramaturgical Assistant 
No Pants In Tucson

Myjoycia Cezar (she/her/hers) is currently a Junior at Northwestern State University of Louisiana(NSU) studying to be a Dramaturg and Stage Manager. Myjoycia enjoys giving back to the community and her Theatre & Dance department by acting as the Secretary for NSU’s Student Theatre Organization (STO) and the Treasurer/Secretary of NSU’s brand-new USITT Chapter. From doing dramaturgical research to coordinating productions, Myjoycia works to serve the story and advocate for equity and the uplifting of Black, Indigenous, People of Color. And it is through the investigative work that The Anthropologists produce that Myjoycia sees the opportunity to empower people to make the world a better place and to fight for what is right.  She is currently on the land of the Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana

www.joyjackson.org/timeline 

Lynde Rosario

Dramaturg
No Pants In Tucson

Lynde Rosario (she/her/hers) is Dramaturg and Literary Manager for the DCPA Theatre Company. Other collaborations include: Curious Theatre Company, Athena Project, Letter of Marque Theatre Company, and The Anthropologists. Memberships: Board Member and Co-VP of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Mountain West region; and Board Member for the National New Play Network. Training: B.A. in Drama, Hofstra University; M.F.A. in Dramaturgy, The American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

Lucy Yezulinas

Assistant Producer

Lucy is an energetic, passionate, and organized senior Arts and Entertainment Management student at Pace University's Lubin School of Business. Her experience in theatre includes research, marketing, technology, and various other operational tasks. Recent work experiences include marketing intern at Broadway Crew, intern at Broadway Brands, Broadway Briefing, and assisting the 2020 Drama Desk Awards. With The Anthropologists: Producing Associate, She Tried To Vote In Pants. She aspires to one day be a Broadway Producer.

Reb Robertson

Consultant

Reb (they/them/their and she/her/hers) is engaged in ongoing projects with The Anthropologists. A graduate of the Baruch College M.A. in Arts Administration program and a SHRM Certified Professional, they have held management positions at Westside Theatre, Mint Theater Company, Theatre Now New York, and Barrow Street Theatre and produced and stage managed theatre productions in New York and Austin. Working alongside performing arts practitioners in a variety of roles and settings inspires Reb’s passion for servant leadership and promoting creative engagement through inclusive organizational culture. Native to South-Central Texas, Reb resides in Upper Manhattan on land within the unceded territory of the Munsee Lanape people.

Tiffany McCue

Creative Partner - Programming & Partnerships

Tiffany McCue is a performer, stage manager, educator, and arts administrator. She received her M.S. Ed. in Educational Theatre from the City College of New York and her B.A. in Theatre Education from Manhattanville College. Tiffany works as the Dance Center Operations Coordinator for the Mark Morris Dance Group where she enjoys wearing many hats including coordinating the Internship Program, serving as House Manager for rental events, and even occasionally teaching Drama classes for dance camps. When not at the Dance Center, Tiffany enjoys both performing and working backstage. Some of her favorite performance credits include: Sandy in Ghosts of Bogota (Four Walls Theatre), Uzo/”By My Side” in Godspell (St. Gregory’s Theatre Group), and Amapata in Ampata and the Magic Lake (Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival). Tiffany has had the joy of collaborating in various capacities with The Anthropologists since she first worked with them in 2017 as stage manager for Save the World. She is grateful to be rejoining the team in this new role and looks forward to fostering connections between The Anthropologists, partnering organizations, and audiences.

Audrey E. Lorber

Content Manager
No Pants In Tucson Digital 

Audrey E Lorber (she/her) is an eager filmmaker, video editor, and social media expert. She is graduating this May from Pace University after guiding advanced Film and TV Editing courses as a TA and serving as video chair two years in a row for Sigma Delta Tau. Recently, she worked with The Take by Screenprism Media to create content for a YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers. In her free time, Audrey likes to make her own resin earrings and catch up on the latest horror theory.  

Michelle McMillan

Intern

Michelle is currently wrapping up her senior year as an Arts and Entertainment Management major at Pace University. Growing up in theatre, she has recently turned gears towards the business side of the industry. Her previous experience lies in casting, having internships with Laura Stancyzk Casting and Tucker/Meyerson Casting. When not working you can find her playing with her 5 month old puppy Spencer. Michelle is very excited to be working with The Anthropologists! Her two-month internship will focus on accessibility and communications.