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The Sincerity Project

Artist Bios

AramAghazarianAram Alan Aghazarian is an actor, theater creator, teacher, and founding member of Strange Attractor Theatre Company (Forward Operating Base, A Terrific Fire, Enlightenment On E Floor North). He has performed with Pig Iron Theater Company (Pay Up), Team Sunshine Performance Corporation (Punchkapow, Zombie Defense Consulations,Terrarium), Workshop for Potential Movement (Speak! Mascot), Animal Engine (Age of the Android) and Perseverance Theatre (Eurydice, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps).


ben soloBenjamin Camp is an actor/creator/producer, and the Artistic Director of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation. He was lead artist for Team Sunshine’s Punchkapow, Terrarium, and Zombie Defense Consultations, as well as a core collaborator on all Team Sunshine projects and events including JapanAmerica Wonderwave and Huddle Live. He has worked with Pig Iron Theater Company, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Theater Horizon, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library, among others.


IMG_3868Makoto Hirano is a choreographer, theatre maker, and Co-founder/Captain with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation. He has created and toured over a dozen original performance s, with national presenters that include the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Yale University, and Off-Broadway at the National Asian American Theatre Festival. Previous project support received from Dance Advance (Pew Center for Arts and Heritage), Independence Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, with residencies at Live Arts Festival (as a LAB Fellow) and Asian Arts Initiative. Hirano has been commissioned by the National Constitution Center, Rowan University, and by several Philadelphia dance companies. As a collaborator/performer, Hirano has worked on over 20 ensemble-created full-length projects, including work with Bill Irwin, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Subcircle, and Thaddeus Phillips/Lucidity Suitcase on the critically acclaimed WHaLE OPTICS.


JennaHortonJenna Horton is a performing artist and has worked as an actor with The Berserker Residents, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Inis Nua, Applied Mechanics, IRC, and Shakespeare in Clark Park. Her piece Mounting, Etna premiered as a part of this year’s FringeArts Jumpstart Program. As a past member of the Bearded Ladies, she assistant directed Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret and co-directed Beards are for Shaving: A 007 Cabaret. She holds a B.A. in Performance Studies from Brown University.  jennabethhorton.apostrophenow.com


Melissa KrodmanMelissa Krodman is a deviser/performer of theatre and dance. She holds a BA in Film and Television from Boston University and is a graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. Recent productions include: Vainglorious (Applied Mechanics), Elephant (Kelly Bond), Handbook for Hosts (Happenstance Theatre and banished? Productions), and Tactile Dinner (banished? Productions). Her most recent work, Colony, has been performed in Karlstad, Sweden, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and will be presented at New Orleans Fringe Festival and as a part of Dance New Amsterdam’s Spectrum Festival.


Mark McCloughanMark McCloughan is a performer, writer, and musician. As a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of No Face Performance Group he has performed in all of the company’s original works. He has performed with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Alex Torra, New Paradise Laboratories, Gabrielle Revlock, and Ramshackle Enterprises. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with High Honors in acting, where he studied movement with Eiko Otake of Eiko & Koma.


torra headshotAlex Torra is a performer/director and Associate Artist with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation and Pig Iron Theatre Company. Recent directing credits: Punchkapow and JapanAmerica Wonderwave (Team Sunshine); Tandem Biking and Other Dangerous Pastimes for Two (Green Chair Dance); Come to My Awesome Fiesta, it’s Going to be Awesome, Okay? (Pig Iron); Much Ado About Nothing and Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in Clark Park); Caucasian Chalk Circle and Dublin by Lamplight (McCarter Theater Education). Recent performance credits: PAY UP, Twelfth Night, Cankerblossom, Welcome to Yuba City (Pig Iron); Fighting For Democracy (National Constitution Center); and Enjoy (The Play Company, NY). Awards: Finalist, F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist; 2012 Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts; Philadelphia Live Arts Brewery Fellowship; Princess Grace Award (Grace Le Vine Award); and Fellowships through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and NY’s Drama League. Degrees: B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A. in Directing from Brown University.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107