Tiny errors at the end of the mIllennium
The year is 1999. On the competitive dance circuit, a dancer’s obsessive attempts to perfect her routine for a panel of judges threaten to take over her life. Meanwhile, the world around her grows increasingly obsessed with Y2K, boy bands, guns, celebrity...laying the groundwork for the world we find ourselves in today. By examining the seemingly inconsequential mistakes we made at the end of the 20th century, Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium asks “How did we get here?”
Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium was first presented as part of Syndicated at IRT Theater in NYC in September 2018.
Ensemble and Lead writer
Alanna is an actor, writer, and teaching artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a proud founding member of The Syndicate, and the lead writer for Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium. As an actor, Alanna has performed in New York City at IRT Theater, The Lounge at Dixon Place, The Brick, The Barrow Group, and Spaceworks Williamsburg, and in Chicago at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse. Her recent work as a playwright includes solo show Trixie the Giant, co-devised with director Sophie Blumberg, which received support through a 2017 Rough Draft Grant from The Drama League, and, along with the continued support of The Syndicate, Alanna's musical, Graceful Exit, has received developmental support through a 2017 Drama League Next Stage Residency and the Mabou Mines' 2016 Resident Artist Program. She holds her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and received additional training as a member of SITI Company's yearlong SITI Conservatory program.
Set and Props Design
Jess Cummings is a New York based director and designer. She is a co-founder of the recently formed Glass Attic Collective and associated artist with The Woolgatherers Theater Group. Recent works include up your aesthetic (Glass Attic Collective, Capital Fringe), Seagullmachine (The Assembly), Athena (The Hearth), Folk Wandering (Pipeline Theater Company), and Resistance (Semicolon Theater Company). To find out more about her work, visit jesscummings.org
Janouke 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 has worked in theater in New York and internationally for the past ten years, performing and directing at Bam Fisher, St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Brick, HERE, the Kitchen, the Tank, and NYLA, and others. With the Syndicate, she appeared in Civility!, Long Distance: New York, and Well Job Gertrude, and directed Hot Belly and Graceful Exit. Megan was a 2017 Drama League Resident Artist with Alanna Coby, an invited artist at the UCSUR International Theater Festival in Peru, and a 2009 EmergeNYC fellow. She holds a Master's degree in Performance Studies from NYU and has trained with SITI Company since 2010. www.meganhanley.info
Maria Ximena Salgado Hinojosa
Ximena is an international multifaceted artist originally from Peru. Her experience in Musical Theater includes “In the Heights” US Spanish Premiere at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Washington DC, “Hairspray” (ensemble), “Disney’s High School Musical” (Sharpay), “Beauty and the Beast” (ensemble), “The Wizard of Oz” (ensemble). Between her most important roles in Theater she played “Hamlet” (Ophelia) and “Don Juan Tenorio” (Ana) in Peru.
As a dancer she has performed in arenas such as the Madison Square Garden and MET Life Stadium. She has been member of Balmir Latin Dance Company performing, teaching and competing in diverse Latin Festivals around the US.
In Peru she earned the title of National Salsa Champion as a Soloist in 2015 and now based in New York she is Co Artistic Director of LeSalsa, professional Dance Company dedicated to the entertainment and education field. She also teaches her Latin Rhythms class, salsa and bachata in diverse dance studios and venues of the city. On top of all she still pursues her acting and singing career along other passions. A non stop dreamer and hardworking woman who is extremely grateful with friends and family for the love and endless support. www.XimenaSalgado.com
Jackie 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.
Phoenix Lion is creating art which seeks to find love, self, and oneness among the ways in which physical and virtual worlds are invoked to justify & enact oppression. They build realms out of light, sound, memories, & matter. Find their work at TinyLionRoars.com or @TinyLionRoars on social media.
Sim Yan Ying
Yan Ying is an actor, director, playwright, and performance artist based in New York and Singapore. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Theatre at NYU Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School), was an Apprentice at the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival, and trained in Suzuki/ Viewpoints at the 2017 SITI Company Summer Intensive. Her recent performance credits include: The Optic Trilogy (Alchemical Studios), Strong Women Love Trump (The Civilians/ Joe’s Pub), Mr. Marmalade and Never Swim Alone (Playwrights Horizons Downtown, NYU). Yan Ying aspires to create emotionally resonant and socially relevant works of art that challenge existing forms and boundaries. Beyond theatre, she enjoys reading, dancing, and throwing social conventions to the wind.
Jehan O. Young
An actor, occasional dancer and arts administrator, Jehan has performed across nyc and beyond in various esteemed basements with working pipes and a black curtain.
Lanie Zipoy is a Memphis-born, New York-based producer and director working in film and theater. Lanie is thrilled to work with the wonderful artists of The Syndicate. For more info, visit www.laniezipoy.com.