Ronald K. Brown is the founder and artistic director of the New York-based contemporary dance ensemble, Evidence, A Dance Company, (founded in 1985). Besides choreographing for Evidence, he has also created work for the African American Dance Ensemble, Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
John Jasperse is Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company. He also formed Thin Man Dance, Inc., a New York-based not-for-profit organization in 1996. John's work has been presented both nationally and internationally (Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, throughout Europe).
Lloyd Newson is a dancer/choreographer, who has been the Director of DV8 Physical Theatre since 1986. His work for both stage and film has received major acclaim. His work mixes dance, text, theatre and film. His most recent work, "To Be Straight With You" (2008/2009) is more text-based than
Two published novels and several short stories into his career, Joshua Ferris has staked a unique place in American literature as a writer whose works re-explore and dismantle otherwise familiar terrain – workplace politics, disease, family dynamics – through experimentation of form. &