Alanna Coby (Grants Manager) is a playwright, actor, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. Her musical Graceful Exit has been supported by residencies with The Drama League and Mabou Mines Theatre Company, and she recently workshopped her solo show, Trixie the Giant, at Dixon Place in Manhattan. With The Syndicate, she is currently developing the script for Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium, and has performed in the ongoing performance project Long Distance, and Civility!. As a teaching artist, Alanna works at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute in Irvington, NY, and has also taught at the Presidio Dance Center in San Francisco, CA. For more visit her website: www.alannacoby.com.
Janouke Goosen Communications Team, is an actor, singer, dancer, musician/composer, and teaching artist from The Netherlands. She has performed at the Holland Dance Festival, Musica Sacra, De Parade, Dutch Dance Days, The Brick, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theatre, and Shapiro Theatre ao. She graduated from SITI Company’s inaugural conservatory program, holds a BA in Music (Conservatory of Rotterdam, The Netherlands) as Performer Musictheater, and currently teaches at the Dutch Academy of Performing Arts.
Megan Hanley , Co-Artistic Director, has worked in theater in New York and internationally for the past ten years. Recent directing credits include Graceful Exit, part of the 2016 Mabou Mines/Suite Resident Artist Program; Forget Repeat (BAX); Alone Together (Dixon Place); and I Know My Only Flaw is I’m Not Peggy Shaw (part of Split Britches’ Desperate Archives at La MaMa Galleria). As an actor, Megan has performed at Bam Fisher, The Brick, HERE, the Kitchen, and NYLA, among others. Megan was an invited artist at the UCSUR International Theater Festival in Peru and has performed in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. With Man Meat Collective, she was an invited artist in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance, curated by Dan Fishback at La MaMa. She holds a Master's degree in Performance Studies, and she works as Education Manager at SITI Company.. www.meganhanley.info
Leigh Hendrix, Communications Team, is a theater maker and teacher currently serving as Theater Faculty at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. They created and toured the solo show How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days or Less, created the role of Dionysus in The Syndicate's Civility!, and the role of Nell in The Syndicate's Well Job, Gertrude. Leigh also worked as the Program Assistant for Theater at AS220 in Providence, RI. They hold a master's degree in Theater Education from Emerson College and are a graduate of SITI Company's inaugural Conservatory class. www.leighmhendrix.com.
Ellenor Riley-Condit, Co-Artistic Director, is a Chicago-based actor/creator focusing on new plays and devised work. With The Syndicate, she has worked on Graceful Exit (Mabou Mines, NYC) Well Job, Gertrude (Dixon Place and Wild Project, NYC) and Civility! (The Brick, NYC and Hamlin Park, Chicago). Ellenor served as producer and performer on The Woods (Den Theatre, Chicago) and Salome (Berger Park Coach House, Chicago). As a teaching artist specializing in Viewpoints and movement-based ensemble creation she has worked at the University of Chicago and in many Chicago Public Schools. She has also worked as an assistant producer for Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, where she currently serves as movement faculty for the Apprentice Program. She is a proud graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the University of Chicago, and the SITI Conservatory.
Jackie Rivera, Company Member, is a Brooklyn-based theater maker, freelancing in performance, directing, stage management, and design. Previously for The Syndicate, she has Stage Managed Civility! and workshop performances of Graceful Exit at both Mabou Mines and The Drama League. She is a member of Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre, having just completed a 6 week, 1200 mile long tour on bikes. Through Montana. As a proud member of Actors Equity Association, her performance credits include August: Osage County, Speech & Debate, and After The Revolution. Her design work has been seen at NY Fringe, The Gallery Players, The Flea, and New Georges SpaceJam. She has studied with SITI Company as part of their Conservatory program, and holds a BFA in Acting from University of Florida.
Emily Spalding , Company Member, is an actor and director based in New York City. With The Syndicate, Emily directed and co-produced Civility!: an original play developed during The Syndicate's residency at the University of Chicago. Emily has appeared as an actor with SITI Company in The Persians at The Getty Villa, Los Angeles. Emily received her performance training at the Moscow Art Theater School, Shakespeare & Co., and SITI Conservatory. She is also a teacher working in Early Childhood Education.
Andrea Tzvetkov, Communications Team, is an actor and director based in Los Angeles. With The Syndicate, she has performed in Civility! and Long Distance: Los Angeles. She has performed in My New Friend SU: The Moon's Other Side (Robert Wilson and MIT), Home: Student Coda to My Parent’s Divorce (The Civilians), as well as Il Bidone, 365 Plays/365 Days week 17, and Moby Dick Rehearsed at The Bootleg Theater. Directing credits include No Place Like, Don’t Spill Your Drink, and Charles L. Mee’s Memory Palace. As an administrator, she has worked at ArtsEmerson and the American Repertory Theater. Andrea is a graduate of the SITI Company Conservatory and received her BFA in Writing, Literature, and Theatre Studies from Emerson College.