Meet The Team

Alexandra Kumala

Creative Partner - Programming & Partnerships

Alexandra Kumala is an actor and writer based in New York City. She is a member of the devising and acting ensemble of No Pants In Tucson. As an actor, she has performed at Theatre For A New AudienceSignature Theatre, and the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, among others. As a writer, she is currently incubating work about the plurality of immigrant narratives, told through the lenses of Indonesian expats working white-collar, frivolous jobs while carrying painful secrets from their violent pasts. She has worked with The AnthropologistsBroadway Advocacy CoalitionIvy Theatre Company, International Women Artists' Salon, The Arctic Group and Houseworld. As a multilingual and multiethnic artist, her work explores the human farce and tragedy through stories of diaspora, displacement and globalization. https://alexandrakm.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

Creative Partner -
Digital Content

Originally from Los Angeles, China is a dancer, actor, musician and social media strategist. She splits her time between Nantucket, MA and NYC. She is currently enrolled in the Stella Adler Professional Conservatory.

Tess Rodriguez

Devisor/Actor
No Pants In Tucson

Tess Rodriguez 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, stage management, costumes, scenery and lighting. 

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 again. 

Myjoycia Cezar

Dramaturgical Assistant 
No Pants In Tucson

Myjoycia Cezar 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 her university's Student Theatre Organization (STO) and the founding Treasurer/Secretary of NSU’s new USITT Chapter. From researching to coordinating cast and crews, Myjoycia works to serve the story and make a difference by creating art that holds the mirror up to the world we live in. Myjoycia is very excited to be collaborating with The Anthropologists as their Dramaturgical Assistant and is very grateful for the opportunity to grow and learn as a theatre-maker and artist!

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.

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. 

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 has started working in film. With The Anthropologists: The Anthropologists Save The World!, This Sinking Island, Artemisia's Intent. 
| https://www.irinakuraeva.com/ |

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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: She Tried To Vote In Pants. She aspires to one day be a Broadway Producer.