Internationally, Zane has designed costumes and scenery for a new adaptation of Macbeth premiering at the Volksbühne Am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin). As well as costumes for Bambiland (National Theater of Lithuania; Oskaras Korsunovas Theater) and costumes and scenery for Sleeping Beauty (Seoul Performing Arts Festival, South Korea). Off-Broadway, Zane designed the costumes for The Brothers Size (dir. Tea Alagic, The Public Theater/ Foundry Theater), with tours to The Studio Theater (Washington, D.C.) and The Abbey (Dublin, Ireland) and scenery for Or (The Women’s Project); Binibon (The Kitchen).
New York credits include costumes and scenery for A Kingdom, (Performance Space 122); costumes for Open the Dark Door and Going Down Swingin’ (NYMTF); Cherubina (Fractured Atlas); costumes and scenery for Iphigenia at Alus (Active Eye) and scenery for Food for Fish (The Krain); scenery for Le Serpent Rouge, Snow White and The Judgement of Paris (Company XIV). Regional/University: scenery for Until We Find Each Other (dir. Anna Shapiro, Steppenwolf Garage Theater); All’s Well that Ends Well (dir. James Bundy/Mark Rucker, Yale Rep); Baal (Columbia University); Marat/Sade, Slaves and Prowlers (Bard College); The Babble Project (NYU, ETW); La Bohème (Yale Opera); Flyin’ West and Orange Woman (Princeton University); Hedda Gabler (Yale University Theater); Evita (Northwestern University); Anna Karenina, Don Juan Returns from the War, Selki and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (DePaul University); costumes for MSN Dream, As You like It (Yale School of Drama) and Don’t Look Back (dir. Joe Roach, World Performance Project).
In 2005, Zane was resident scenic, costume designer for Yale Summer Cabaret’s entire season. He designed Woyzeck, Baal, Piano Plays, Self-Accusation and Pre-Paradise/Sorry Now. Other productions with Yale Cabaret include Sleeping Beauty, Zero Hour, Blue Orange and Out of the Box. Awards include the 2006 Donald and Zorka Oenslager Travel Fellowship, the Donald and Zorka Oenslager Award in Stage Design ?05 & ?06, and the 2004 Michael Merritt Scholarship Award in Stage Design. Zane?s work was exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama. BFA, DePaul University.
Olivera Gajic is a New York based designer, 2004 recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers and Directors. Her recent New York credits include “Edward II” directed by Sam Gold, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opera directed by Eve Shapiro, dance pieces for Senior Dance Productions 2005-2006 at The Juilliard School, “Miss Julie” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater directed by Anders Cato, “One Million Butterflies” at Primary Stages, “Bride”, “Blue”, and “Golden Morning Breaks” for LKB Dance and the films “Love” and “Clear out”. She has designed extensively for the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Some of hers BTF credits include: “Peter Pan,” “A Dream Play,” and “My Fair Lady” with director Eric Hill, as well as “Miss Julie”, “Talley’s Folly”, “Heartbreak House”, “Misanthrope”, “American Buffalo” and “The Father’ with director Anders Cato. Ms. Gajic is from Yugoslavia with a degree in Fine Arts and completed her studies with an MFA from the University of Connecticut in Theatre Design. She is happy to be working with Austin McCormick and Company XIV.
Sarah Cimino is a freelance makeup artist working in fashion, film, opera, dance, and specializing in the theatrical. In addition to her work with the enchanting Company XIV, Sarah’s theatrical clients/credits include:The Juilliard School, where she supervises the Makeup Department, The Public Theatre, Disney’s Mary Poppins,The Santa Fe Opera, The National Black Theatre/Take Wing and Soar Productions, The Princeton Opera Festival, The Lincoln Center Festival, Curtis Opera Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Lincoln Center/Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, and The New York City Ballet.
Corey Tatarczuk is a filmmaker and designer, based in Brooklyn NY. Her work takes her around the globe, but she is most content working with the incredible artists of Company XIV.
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is a theater designer in lighting & video and a puppetry artist currently residing in New York. She has extensive experience with new works and adaptations in a collaborative setting. As a designer she aims to create a visual environment that is organically integrated into the landscape and language of the production.
Her designs have been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland OR, Minneapolis, and Madison WI. Some recent productions include Oph3lia with Aya Ogawa at HERE Arts Center (NY), Grapes of Wrath with Nick Mangano at Stony Brook University (NY), Frankenstein: A Mortal Toy with Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson at HERE Arts Center and The Velaslavassay Panorama Theatre (LA), The Saint Plays by Erik Ehn with Alison Heimstead at Open Eye Figure Theatre (Minneapolis), The Blue Puppies Cycle with Cagey Productions at The Chocolate Factory (NY), Theatre of the Body (dance) with Kinesthetech Sense (various cities), and the 2006 Experimental Text Festival with Sally Oswald & Jennifer Tsuei at Ontological-Hysteric Theater Incubator (NY).
As puppetry artist, Jeanette has worked with many contemporary puppetry artists including Janie Geiser, Susan Simpson, and Paul Zaloom as designer. In addition, she also creates original pieces with a contemporary aesthetic. Her toy theater production of The Butcher Men by Bret Fetzer was invited to the 2007 Prague Quadrennial*. In May 2007 she presented an experimental work-in-progress puppetry production titled MILK as part of the Labapalooza (Puppet Lab) at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
Jeanette received a SEED grant from The Jim Henson Foundation in 2008, the 2008 Urban Artist Initiative (UAI) Fellowship (NY), and the 2007 Artist Trust’s GAP (Grant for Artist Project) award from Seattle Washington. In 2006 she was awarded the Gilbert Hemsley Lighting Internship. As part of the internship, she worked with the Lincoln Center Festival, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Jeanette continues to work with these organizations after the completion of her internship.
She is also the recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program and is an adjunct faculty member with Stony Brook University’s Theatre Arts Department.
*PQ07 is an international exhibition that exhibits contemporary stage designs and theatre architecture.
Jeff Takacs is an actor and writer. Previous appearances with Company XIV include “Nutcracker Rouge,” “Le Cirque Feerique,” and “Lover.Muse.Mockingbird.Whore,” which the New York Times called a “brilliantly rasping…pitch-perfect” performance. Films include “Other Plans” and “Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty.” His plays include “Kaintuck” and “The Dogs Will Run.”