James (he/him) is an actor, writer, director, producer and arts educator based between New York and Scotland. Clements has performed at venues including La Mama E.T.C., HERE, Rattlestick and MITU580, and has been on the creative team for projects at Lincoln Centre LCT3, the Public and the 92nd Street Y. His original plays, described by critics as "magnifying" (TimeOut), "intricate" (BroadwayWorld) and “intellectual” (Theatre is Easy), have been performed in cities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He is an affiliated instructor for Drama at his alma mater, NYU Tisch, and a Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say?
Ana Cristina (she/her) is a proud Latina, Austin-raised actor, writer and producer based in New York City. She joined The Drama League for the North American Debut of PURE and her work has been described as “chilling…crisp, and focused” (BroadwayWorld), “fascinating to watch” (Providence Journal), and “memorable” (Theatre is Easy). Da Silva has performed at venues including Sheen Center, MITU580, HERE, and IRT. She received her B.F.A. in Drama at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Additional training includes the Stella Adler Shakespeare Conservatory. Da Silva is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of CUNY Queens College, and a Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say?
Sam (he/him) is an NYC-based theatre artist who has worked at a number of companies across the country including Trinity Repertory Company, Infinity Theatre Company, Missoula Children's Theatre, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, HERE, IRT and Audible, to name a few. He is a published playwright whose works have been called “heartbreaking….complex...and thought-provoking” (Theatre is Easy), have been presented at HERE, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and IRT, toured to Providence and Toronto and commissioned as a radio play produced by the Cleveland Radio Players. Sam is proudly a Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say? BFA NYU: Tisch, ETW.
Johanna (she/they) is a Costume and sometimes Scenic Designer for theatre, film, dance and opera. Born and raised in Singapore, she is currently based in New York City. She first discovered theatrical design when competing in the creative thinking competition Odyssey of the Mind in Secondary 3 (9th Grade) and has never looked back. She is a proud feminist and lover of vintage clothing and all related to the textile arts. She continues to harbor hope for humankind in the face of adversity and dreams of a future filled with inclusion and diversity.
Jorge (he/him) is a Puerto Rican video designer, sound designer and composer currently based in New York City. He has designed in venues such as Signature Theatre and The Brick for plays such as “GUAC: My Son, My Hero” with Manuel Oliver, and Shakespeare in The Square’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He has toured with Big Dance Theatre's “17c” and Meredith Monk's “Cellular Songs,” and has presented at places such as MassMoca, UNC Chapel Hill, BAM's Harvey Theatre, The Old Vic in London and Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Recently, he toured with Broadway Asia’s production of “An American in Paris.”
Pablo (he/him) is a multimedia artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2015 he received a BA in film production with a focus in film photography from Emerson College. He’s currently based in Brooklyn and works doing lighting and tech for fine art and commercial photoshoots. Calderón-Santiago started his creative life as an actor with Puerto Rican theater collective Jóvenes del ‘98 as well as appearances on TV and in commercials. Outside of photography, Calderón-Santiago has directed two shorts, a music video and conducted research and translation for feature-length documentaries.
Elizabeth (she/her) is a New York City based lighting designer whose work has been seen in New York, London, Philadelphia and more, in venues ranging from art gallery basements to off-Broadway theatres. Elizabeth is an Associate Consultant for Charcoalblue LLC, and an alumna of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud member of the Ring of Keys, and was a 2018 Hangar Design Fellow.
Jillian (she/her) is a director, educator and Associate Artistic Director at TheaterWorksUSA where she oversees artistic and education programs in addition to casting various TYA musical productions, workshops and readings each season. Carucci has worked Off-Broadway and regionally at theaters such as: McCarter Theatre Center, Hangar Theatre, Atlantic Acting School, Keen Company and Mile Square Theatre. BFA Musical Theatre faculty at CAP21/Molloy College. Proud member of the Drama League's Directors Council, recipient of a 2017 Drama League Director’s Project fellowship and member of the Forestburgh Playhouse's In the Works-In the Woods Artistic Advisory Committee.
Naina is joining the WWTNS? as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Naina is currently on the LIINK-Onyx Team at JP Morgan, leading the onboarding of global financial institutions to the first blockchain network of its kind. Previously, Naina led the research, development and sales of a portfolio of AI/NLP use cases for Banks (AML) & enterprise blockchain firms. She began her career at Citigroup in the Treasury & Trade Services Division, covering a broad range of sophisticated payment solutions for corporate clients and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from New York University.
With her “home” across 7 cities, Naina is usually traveling to visit a friend, trying out a new type of work-out class, or is with her family in Dubai. When she’s in New York, you’ll find her hanging out with her foster dog.
Jill (she/they) is a NYC-based film producer and media marketing specialist. She is currently an acquisitions and growth manager at Open Road Media, as well as a film impact producer. With a unique background in business, data and the arts, Karole has worked with filmmakers, artists and media makers to bring social justice oriented work to audiences, increasing the reach and impact of important issues, such as her documentary “Brooklyn Inshallah.” She also has worked with NYC youth to promote media literacy through the New School.