Meet The Team

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Lucy Yezulinas

Assistant Producer

Lucy Yezulinas (she/her) 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. She aspires to one day be a Broadway Producer.

With The Anthropologists: Producing Associate, She Tried To Vote In Pants; Line Producer - No Pants In Tucson: Digital

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Marissa Joyce Stamps

Deviser/Actor - No Pants In Tucson
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

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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.

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Melissa Moschitto

Founding
Artistic Director

Melissa Moschitto (she/her/hers) is a director, writer and producer, and the Founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists.  With The Anthropologists, she has helmed: Artemisia’s Intent (Best Solo Drama, FRIGID Festival 2018), This Sinking Island, Mahalla, Another Place, Give Us Bread and other original devised plays. Other favorite directing projects 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). Melissa cut her teeth in the physical theatre world as a directing apprentice to Ricardo Iniesta, director of Compania Atalaya in Sevilla, Spain, where she assisted with the World Premiere of Medea, La ​E​xtranjera (2004). She later trained with the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies, Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange, SITI Company, at the La Mama Umbria International Directors Symposium and most recently with the legendary Odin Teatret in Denmark. She has led devising workshops for Hofstra University, University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and University of Evansville. Melissa holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Melissa is a mother to two dramatic children. She resides and works in Upper Manhattan on unceded Lenape land.

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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. 

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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. 
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Audrey Lorber

Audrey E. Lorber
Creative Partner
Digital Content

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.  

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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.

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Linnea Valdivia
Production Dramaturg
No Pants In Tucson

Linnea Valdiva (she/they) is a producer, dramaturg and playwright. Linnea specializes in new work dramaturgy and development and is most interested in writing and supporting stories that re-imagine popular cultural narratives, challenge American folklore and explore histories that have undergone relentless historical erasure. Linnea is a current student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama program at Northwestern University.

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Bailey Wilson

Covid Compliance Supervisor
No Pants In Tucson

Bailey Wilson (they/she) is a New York-based production assistant, stage manager, and lifelong student. They are currently attending Pace University and will graduate with their BA in Stage Management in December 2021. Her most recent projects include HBO's Search Party, HBO's The Other Two, and Netflix's Russian Doll. When not at work, Bailey loves to read, roller skate, and wander aimlessly through Union Square Park. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, on Nisenan land, they now reside on Lenape land in Lower Manhattan. They are so grateful to be making their post-pandemic return to theater with The Anthropologists! baileywilsxn.wixsite.com/bmwnyc

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Jade Rodriguez

Digital Creative Co-Producer
No Pants In Tucson DIGITAL

Jade Rodriguez (she/her/hers) is a 2020 graduate of Pace University and is so excited to serve as a co-producer on a second round of digital projects for The Anthropologists. Jade identifies as a Queer Dominican artist with a passion for theater and community organizing. She recently relocated to Brooklyn and spends her time helping homeless animals, seeking out queer media, and getting in touch with her pisces sun.

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Mikki Marvel

Digital Creative Co-Producer
No Pants In Tucson DIGITAL

Mikki Marvel (they/she) uses art to uplift progressive ideas and help people have fun while doing it. Mikki is the Virtual Technical Director for both the National Women’s Theatre Festival and Impro Theatre in LA, as well as the Virtual Production Manager of comedy and theatre troupe Pineapple-Shaped Lamps. Mikki also provides targeted marketing and creativity consultation for nonprofits and artists. As the founder of the Raleigh Community MeetUp Powered by Twitch, Mikki knows that streaming and virtual theatre are here to stay. For more information, please visit: http://www.mikkimarvel.com

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April J. Barber

Deviser/Actor:
No Pants In Tucson

April J. Barber (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be part of the Anthropologists production of No Pants In Tucson. As a community based organization that spotlights the voices of its creatives, such organizations help one to focus on ones impact rather... As an artist who has had the opportunity to work during challenging political and economical times, April found peace volunteering for her local Hunger Task Force and providing outdoor workouts to encourage healthy living and facilitate peace in the form of kindness. Drama Centre trained, April is no stranger to the devising process as it is truly a creative's playground and believes collaboration is the soul of any artistic endeavor. April has appeared as Chicken in Up Theatre's production of A Barn Play (Lizzie Donohue), as The Lady in The Scottsboro Boys, Celia in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor to name a few. When she’s not behind the mic, onstage or on screen, April enjoys an intense HIIT workout and preparing a new savory dish.

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Kian J. Johnson

Deviser/Actor
No Pants In Tucson

Kian J. Johnson (he/him) is a trans man actor based in New York City. He was recently a part of Women’s Theatre Festival’s “Occupy the Stage,” and other recent credits include the premiere of "The Regime is Female," "Bad News! i was there..." at NYU Skirball, and "Lovebird Jamboree" in which his work was praised as "accessible and charming," (Pup's Books) and an "analysis wise beyond the character’s years." (Drama Queens Reviews) He is a proud Fled Company member, and can also be seen in season 6 of "Ray Donovan." Follow his artistic journey on Instagram via @mj.artboy. SUNY Purchase, BFA in Acting, 2018  

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China Pharr

Contributing Artist:
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.

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Tess Rodriguez

Contributing Artist
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. 

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Alexandra Kumala

Contributing Artist
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

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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 

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Lynde Rosario

Consulting 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.