Celine Song is a Manhattan-based playwright. She received Shubert Presidential Grant in 2011 and is pursuing an MFA in playwriting at Columbia University with Chuck Mee. She is a winner of Edward F. Albee Foundation’s 2012 Writing Fellowship.
Mei Ann Teo
Mei Ann Teo is a Singaporean theatre/film maker based in New York. As Resident Artist at Pacific Union College for seven years, she founded a drama program that developed original work through collage and documentary theatre techniques. She has worked with The Public Theater, Berkeley Rep, Urban Stages, Theatre of Yugen, Crowded Fire, Cutting Ball, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her work has been seen throughout the U.S. and at international festivals, including Belgium’s Festival de Liege, Edinburgh International Fringe, INFANT Experimental Theatre Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, Edmonton Fringe Festival, and the Montreal World Film Festival. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre Directing at Columbia University.
Simón Adinia Hanukai
Simón Adinia Hanukai is a theater-maker, director and educator. Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, he has recently relocated to New York City from Oakland, California, where he was a founding member of headRush Crew and the Co-Artistic Director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Working with both companies for six years, he was instrumental in creating original full-length dance theater pieces, which toured nationally and were seen by over 25,000 people per year.Since arriving in New York his directing credits include My Artichoke Heart (Theater for the New City), Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (2010 Hip Hop Theater FestSim), The 6 Project(Brooklyn Arts Exchange), Brave Ducks (Living Theatre – FringeNYC), Birthday Triage(Horace Mann Theater). He has also had the privilege to assist Anne Bogart on the remounting of Death and the Ploughman (Skidmore College) and Robert Woodruff on directing Festen (Hungarian Theater of Cluj, Romania), as well as observe Robert Lepage work on Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Metropolitan Opera). Simón is honored to be a recipient of the 2012-13 Emerging Artists Fellowship from New York Theater Workshop. He holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice and an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University.