Pratima Agrawal || Creator-Performer || Undiscarded Social Media Manager
Pratima is a theatre practitioner, educator, and administrator. This is her second project with Kaleid Theatre, having collaborated on Take/Sacrifice in early 2015. She is particularly drawn to projects that involve the intersection of art and the examination/inquiry of societal concerns. When not working, she enjoys dark chocolate, taking in a Sixers game, or watching a movie. She is grateful to be in the company of amazing women and collaborators from whom she can learn and evolve in her art form.
Adrian Bridges || Sound Designer
Adrian is a guitarist and composer originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City. He received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from New York University’s Jazz Studies program, with emphasis on guitar and composition, where he was honored as a Presser Scholar. As a versatile instrumentalist, proficient on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass, Adrian has played for numerous musical theater productions and music directed Less Than Rent Theatre’s Little Town Blues and Diva. He has worked with Kaleid Theatre as a sound designer and composer, developing the aural settings of No Place Like, Glow, and both Eurydice productions. www.adrianbridges.com.
Ro Gauger || Lighting Designer || Undiscarded Production Manager
Ro is a recent graduate from Arcadia University with a BA in English and currently serves as the Technical Theater Coordinator for Rosemont College. She has previously worked on productions of On the Verge, Proof, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Arcadia University and this will be her first Philadelphia production. She is both honored and thankful to work alongside such talented artists!
Sarah Mitteldorf || Creator-Director || Kaleid Artistic Director
Sarah is a penguin-lover, puppy scruffler, and theatre maker. Kaleid credits: Eurydice in Market East/Grand Central, Glow, No Place Like, and Take/Sacrifice. Favorite credits: #RM2B written by TS Hawkins as part of “The Souls of Black Folk” project at the Painted Bride; Many Ways, created by a group of students who had been adopted from China to explore and express their experiences; and Proof (Allens Lane Theater). She is honored to work with amazing creators – artists who always challenge her to grow.
Vanessa Ogbuehi || Creator-Performer || Undiscarded Graphic Designer
Vanessa is a Philadelphia theatre artist with a BA in Theatre from Mary Baldwin College. When she’s not acting, she is also a professional costumer, habitual crafter, and aspiring web developer. This summer, she performed with Double Edge Theatre in their devised spectacle piece, Once a Blue Moon. Other credits include Three Tall Women, Machinal, and The Children’s Hour at Mary Baldwin College. Vanessa is now taking advantage of the city’s thriving performance art’s scene to collaborate on challenging, new projects, and is thrilled to be working with Kaleid Theatre in telling interesting stories.
Benjamin Safran || Composer
Ben Safran’s music has been performed by various musicians and ensembles throughout the northeastern United States, including Network for New Music, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Calliope, the Commonwealth School Orchestra, Temple Composers’ Orchestra, and Temple University New Music Ensemble.
He is currently pursuing his PhD in music studies from Temple University where he has studied with Maurice Wright, Matthew Greenbaum, and Alexander deVaron. He previously earned a B.A. in music from Haverford College where he studied with Ingrid Arauco and Curt Cacioppo.
Ben’s goal as a composer is to create music that carries emotional meaning for listeners. Ben is also interested in the intersections between music and social justice, an interest that often manifests itself in his work.
Sharon Sigal || Creator-Performer || Undiscarded Outreach Coordinator
Sharon Sigal, mezzo-soprano and actress most recently appeared as Hannah Belzer in the Allen’s Lane Theater’s production of When She Danced. Other appearances include, Marie Dindon in La Cage aux Folles ( Steel River Playhouse), Yehudit in an adaptation of Nathan Englander’s Sister Hills, and the title role of Iolanthe with the Philadelphia Gilbert and Sullivan Union at the the G&S Festival in Buxton, England. She debuted her cabaret-in-progress : Songs of lyricist Yip Harburg-“the Conscience of Broadway” as part of her Salon of Music and Theater series which she hosts, produces and performs in, along with other singers, actors and instrumentalists. Sharon maintains the Sigal Studio for Voice in Ardmore as well as her new location at the Society Hill Arts Center.