Antoinette Bianco is a Seattle based director, scenographer and theatre artist. Antoinette recently collaborated with Kyle Loven in the development of Ham Sandwich for the 2014 Northwest New Works Festival. She also collaborated with Loven on the world premier of Moonshow 143 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Directing credits include Far Away by Caryl Churchill and Rain by Garry Williams. As a scenographer she has designed for Washington Ensemble Theatre, The Collision Project, The 14/48 Projects, and upstart crow. She attended the first annual “New Play Directing Intensive” at The Kennedy Center, and is an alumna of Seattle University. Up next, Antoinette will participate in 14/48 Kamikazee 360 before heading to Austin, TX to direct the world premier of The Prostitute and The Cow at The VORTEX. She will be back in Seattle this spring to premier a piece with Spike Friedman for On the Boards’ 2015 Northwest New Works Festival.
John Leith attended the University of Washington where he received a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Studies and a BFA in Painting. After college John trained in theatre at the Freehold Theatre Acting Studio. Since then he has written and produced many of his own original theatrical works and collaborated on many other original works.
Kristyne A. Hughes graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, with a BA in Drama. She is proud of her work as a member of the Board for Black Box Operations, which manages the new 12th Avenue Arts theatres on Capitol Hill. She is also the Secretary of the Board for Washington Ensemble Theatre, where she was a Co-Artistic Director and Production Manager for over three years. During her time with The Ensemble, she worked on over fourteen productions and continues to support their work. She is a new Associate Artist with the Satori group, but has already worked with them on Returning to Albert Joseph, The Land is Always Known and volunteered at many fabulous Satori parties. She has also worked on productions with Book-it Repertory Theatre, where she was the Properties Master for several years. Her favorite things to do are working as a techie and bartender at several local theatres!
Lindsey Valitchka is a founding member of the Satori Group. She was last seen at On The Boards during 2013′s NorthWest New Works in Satori’s The Land is Always Known. In Seattle, she has participated as a performer and designer in countless workshops, trainings, and was seen in Satori’s Artifacts of Consequence, Winky, Making of a Monster, and Tragedy: a Tragedy. Lindsey is also a recent graduate of the Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She specializes in Voice and Swallowing disorders as well as communication rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury.
Martyna Majok was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Her plays include Ironbound, Petty Harbour, reWilding, Woman at the Well, Mouse in a Jar, and the friendship of her thighs. Martyna’s work has been seen and developed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, LAByrinth Theatre Company, LARK Play Development Center, Women’s Project Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center, The Satori Group, New York Stage & Film, the claque, Yale Cabaret, The Playwright and Director Center of Moscow, Round House Theatre, Rep Tape Theatre, Round House Theatre, and The LIDA Project, among others. Martyna has been awarded The David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, The 2050 Fellowship from New York Theatre Workshop, Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project Prize, The National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for Political Playwriting, The Jane Chambers Student Feminist Playwriting Prize, The Merage Fellowship for the American Dream, The Olga and Paul Menn Award in Playwriting, a Ragdale residency, The Howard Stein Scholarship for Playwriting, commissions from EST/Sloan Foundation, Walkabout Theatre, and The Foundry Theatre, and publications by Samuel French and Smith & Kraus. BA: University of Chicago; MFA: Yale School of Drama. She has taught playwriting at Wesleyan, The New Haven Co-Op High School, New Jersey Repertory Company, and SUNY Purchase, and assisted Paula Vogel at Yale. She is developing a musical about modern day Chernobyl for The Foundry Theatre. Proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, The Women’s Project Lab, and Ars Nova’s Uncharted. Martyna was the 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence at New Jersey Repertory Company. She is the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. She lives in NYC.
Montana Tippett is a scenic and costume designer based in Seattle. She is the recipient of a 2012 Seattle Times Footlight award for her scenic design on The Bells at Strawberry Theatre Workshop. Her work as a student won First Place in Scenic Design and Honorable Mention in Costume Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2011. Other notable designs include: scenery and costumes for A Small Fire with Sound Theatre Company; scenery and costumes for The Salesman is Dead and Gone with the Splinter Group; scenery for These Streets at ACT Theatre through Central Heating Lab; costumes for Cabinet of Curiosities with Cafe Nordo; scenery for 99 Layoffs with Radial Theater Project; and scenery for Sweet Nothing with Macha Monkey Productions. She received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.
Monty Taylor started working with Satori on their Seattle debut production “Tragedy: a Tragedy” and went on to become the first non-founding company member. In addition to Tragedy, Monty lit “Artifacts of Consequence”, “Winky”, “Making of a Monster” and “Fabulous Prizes” He designed and installed the electrical system in the old 619 loft space and lit the WhizArtBang series as well as the famous Satori New Year’s Eve parties. He is currently based in New Yok where in addition to lighting both theatre and music, he manages humans who write software.
Nathan Sorseth has been collaborating with Satori since the Group arrived in Seattle in 2008, and has been an Associate Artist since 2010. He has appeared in the Satori productions of “Artifacts of Consequence”, “Making of a Monster”, “Fabulous Prizes”, and “reWilding”, as well as assisting with the Microdramas project. He is proudly married to a very patient and understanding spouse, and together they are raising two extremely spoiled dogs.
Doreen Sayegh is a producer, designer, and collaborative theatre artist. In addition to her work with Satori, she is currently Festival Producer of Shakespeare 400 Chicago for Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Doreen was programming advisor of arts, culture, and design events for The Next Fifty at Seattle Center; assistant producer for the 25th Israel Film Festival in NYC; and sits on the curatorial committee for the biennial Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Doreen is an alumna of the European Festivals Association’s Atelier POZNAŃ 2014 and holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from DePaul University.