TRICIA ROSE BURT(Writer/Performer/Producer) is an award-winning visual artist, who expanded her creative focus from studio art to writing and performing in 2008. Informed by personal experience, her work concentrates on transformation, often questioning conformity and celebrating difference. She is a frequent guest storyteller with the acclaimed storytelling organization The Moth, which The Wall Street Journal calls New York’s “hippest, hottest literary event,” and often aired on the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour. Her one-woman show, How to Draw a Nekkid Man (formerly known as I Will Be Good), was selected for the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) and further honored to appear in the FringeNYC Encore Series. The show debuted in New Hampshire in December 2008, and Tricia has since performed it throughout New England and the South, including runs at Tampa’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Nantucket Theater Workshop.
Along with The Moth, she is a frequent guest storyteller for The StoryCollider in Brooklyn. Tricia was also a guest artist at the WOW Café Theater in Manhattan and a visiting artist at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. She recently performed at the 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival as part of the popular signature program Late Night Storytelling, hosted by Anne Meara and Mike O’Malley.
In a previous life, Tricia developed communications and training programs for leading business institutions, including Harvard Business School Publishing and Fidelity Investments. After nearly 15 years, she decided to redirect her creative energies from business to the arts. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
MIA ROVEGNO (Director) is a Brooklyn-based director, playwright and puppeteer who devises, adapts and collaborates with living playwrights. Founding artistic director of HummingbirdWORKS, she has also performed with Redmoon Theater, foolsFURY, Shadowlight, Bread and Puppet Theater, and Intersection for the Arts. Her plays visionquest, That Place On The Map Called France Is Not My Sister, Apartment, Kill The Keepers, nothin’s gonna change my world and Afflicted have been developed by P73, New Georges, Pataphysics, Culture Project, The Civilians, Perishable Theater, and foolsFURY.
Mia has directed new work for Soho Rep, Women’s Project, New York Theater Workshop, Berkeley Rep, The Civilians, The O’Neill, Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, New York Stage & Film, The Lark, Playwrights Realm, Atlantic Theater Company, Culture Project, New Dramatists, Rising Phoenix, EST, Partial Comfort, The Amoralists, The Flea, Dixon Place, A.R.T., 2G, Personal Space Theatrics, IAMA, Lake George Theater Lab, Brown University/A.R.T. Institute, Harvard Playwrights Festival, Hangar Theatre, and Summer Playwrights Rep. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a company member with Partial Comfort Productions.
Mia is a recipient of the 2013 Audrey Artist Residency with New Georges, the P73 Yale Summer Residency, Pataphysics Silent Writer’s Residency, SDC Observership, and MTC’s Jonathan Alper Fellowship. She is a Drama League fellow and an alum of Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Civilians R & D Writers Group, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and Women’s Project Directors Lab. She is a member of The New Georges Jam and was a nominee for the Ockrent Directing Fellowship. Mia received her BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern and MFA in Directing from Brown University. Former teaching fellow and guest lecturer at Brown and adjunct faculty at New College of California, she is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Hunter College’s Theatre Department.