Meet the Team!
Joshua Conkel (Playwright) is a playwright, director, and TV writer. Plays include MilkMilkLemonade (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press, published by Playscripts), The Chalk Boy (Published by Original Works Publishing), Lonesome Winter (co-written with Megan Hill), The Sluts of Sutton Drive, I Wanna Destroy You, Sprawl, The House of Von Macrame as well as countless short plays. He currently writes for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. His film Curmudgeons (directed by and starring Danny DeVito) has won countless awards at film festivals around the world.
Conkel’s work has been seen all over the world and developed by The Management, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Old Vic/New Voices, Dixon Place, The Flea and more. He lives in LA.
Tristan Powell (Director) is a director working across time-based arts. Her directing projects have included: Knot in My Name by Ita Segev, British Honduras Fantasy by Ariel Zetina, Titanic 1997 Iraq 2003 by John Glass Aldous, and her own dance-theatre works LGNA / VGNA and Jared & Ivanka, Live! (with Robert Kalas.) She has worked with Annie-B Parson, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Rady&Bloom, Stephen Brackett, Will Davis, and Philip Dawkins, and has performed or presented work at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, The Brick, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Center for Performance Research, and New Ohio Theatre. Tristan is a 2016 Leeway Foundation Arts & Change Artist.
Jolene Noelle (Dramaturg) is an NYC-based dramaturg, director, and story consultant specializing in new work development, devised work, and physical theatre. Additionally, she has been investigating the efficacy and application of the horror genre on stage, writing and producing a number of horror works, including co-founding NYC’s Traumaturgy Productions and directing the company’s newest plays Remains and Sunset Park. Recent projects include: Associate Director and Dramaturg on ACE, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning comedian Ted Greenberg (Philadelphia, Off-Broadway NYC); Dramaturgy on a “Mini-Muse” project featuring stage and film star Lynn Cohen; Dramaturgy on Julie (25f), a new adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Colorado Mesa University); Dramaturgy on the devised project Exposure (Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC); Dramaturgy on an original adaptation of Clarice Lispector’s novella The Hour of the Star (Connelly Theater, NYC); and story consultancy on the upcoming webseries Tuesday Nights. Program Director: Theaterlab. MFA: Columbia University. jolenenoelle.com