CAROL TRIFFLE | Artistic Co-Director, Founding Member
Carol completed a third year pedagical program with Jacques Lecoq in 1997 after studying him for two previous years in 1986-1988. A member of the dance company The Company We Keep, she founded Imago Theatre in 1979 with Jerry Mouawad and began touring the United States with original mask theatre. In 1997 she wrote and directed Ginger's Green which marked the beginning of canon of original music-theater works that includes Ajax, Oh Lost Weekend, No Can Do, Missing Mona. In 2006 her music-theatre works changed form after influences from Richard Maxwell and often featured anti-clown heros played by Danielle Vermette and Mouawad in works titled Hit Me in The Stomach, Mix Up, The Dinner, Simple People, Backs Like That, Splat, and Beaux Arts Club. She co-directed with Mouawad on Broadway FROGZ and ZooZoo. Carol has staged works for The Jefferson Dancers and The Oregon Symphony. Her acting appearances in Mouawad's original plays include Dead End Ed, Samuel's Major Problems, Serial Killer Parents, Apis, Tick Tack Type, Stage Left Lost andZugzwang. Awards include Best Touring Production by the Independent Reviewers of New England, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, New York Dance Film Awards, Portland Theatre Awards for choreography, costume design, and best original play.
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JERRY MOUAWAD | Artistic Co-Director, Founding Member
Jerry studied the teachings of Jacques Lecoq at the Hayes-Marshall School of Theatre Arts. After co-founding in 1979 with Carol Triffle Imago Theatre, he went on to collaborate with her for 14 years creating mask pieces before exploring experimental theatre. He staged two works by Richard Foreman Samuel's Major Problems and Symphony of Rats. He has adapted magical realism literature for the stage incorporating multimedia, puppetry and stage illusion in Verdad (in collaboration with Triffle) and Half Light. Modern classic adaptations include Blood Wedding, The Imaginary Invalid, Exit the King and Uncle Vanya. His adaptation of Sartre's No Exit on a moving stage played at American Repertory Theatre and Hartford Stage Company. He has staged work for BodyVox, The Portland Opera and The Oregon Symphony. The United States premiere of Caryl Churchill's A Number was directed by Jerry at Imago Theatre. His series of original silent works titled "Opera Beyond Words" include; Apis, or the Taste of Honey; The Cuban Missile Crisis; Tick Tack Type; Stage Left Lost and Zugzwang. His recent Pinter productions include The Lover (2013) and The Caretaker (2014) On Broadway he co-directed with Triffle FROGZ (2000, 2002) and ZooZoo (2010.) He has appeared as actor in Triffle's original works Ajax, Ginger's Green, Oh Lost Weekend, Missing Mona, The Dinner, Simple People, Backs Like That and Splat. Awards include Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, Portland Theater Guild Fellowship, Best Director by the Independent Reviewers of New England, the New York Dance Film Award, and Portland Theatre awards for acting, light design, choreography, and best original play..
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Katie Griesar, resident composer
Jeff Forbes, resident light design
Mark Forrest, resident fabricator
Cati Thomas, resident fabricator
Chris Balo, production stage manager
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