WENDELL BEAVERS, was named Director of Performing Arts at Naropa University in July 2003. He is the Chair of Naropa's new MFA in Contemporary Performance. He was a founding faculty member and early Director of New York University's Experimental Theater Wing (ETW) where taught from 1978-2003. A principal architect of ETW's unique dance/physical theater cross curriculum, he has worked extensively with Mary Overlie, originator of the Viewpoints, and is recognized as one of the earliest innovators of that technique. He was also a founding member and early Director of Movement Research in New York and has taught and performed his own choreography since the mid 1980's. He collaborated on productions with many directors at ETW/NYU and elsewhere including Robert Wilson, Anne Bogart, Richard Foreman, Moises Kaufman, Tan Dun, Kevin Kuhlke and Steve Wangh. His students have gone on to work in many experimental theater and dance companies including The Wooster Group, Mabou Mines, Tectonic Theater, SITI Co., Big Dance, David Dorfman, STOMP, as well as on Broadway, film, TV, and other venues.

LISA SOKOLOV is an internationally acclaimed innovating vocalist, composer and improvisor. She has been heard at Montreaux Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, Havana International Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival, Tampere Jazz and many other venues. She has performed with many jazz luminaries including Cecil Taylor and long-time collaborator William Parker. Her recordings Lazy Afternoon and angel Rodeo have won Best CD of the Year citations and press acclaim. Releases last year included the song cycles of William Parker and Gerry Hemingway. This month welcomes her newest release "Presence". Ms. Sokolov is a pioneer in the development of vocal techniques in arts education and in the field of music therapy. She is a Master Teacher and head of the Voice faculty at NYU's Experimental Theater Wing since 1985 and is the Director of the Institute for Embodied VoiceWork in New York. She lectures, and conducts workshops internationally.

For additional information about Lisa Sokolov, please click here: www.lisasokolov.com

STEPHEN WANGH is Master Teacher of Acting at the Experimental Theatre Wing of the Undergraduate Drama Department of the TISCH School of the Arts. He is a playwright, director and teacher of acting. His book, An Acrobat of the Heart, a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski, was published by Vintage Books in September, 2000. He was the dramaturg for Moisés Kaufman's Gross Indecency, the three trials of Oscar Wilde, and Associate Writer for The Laramie Project. His plays include Class! (with Jon Lipsky), Calamity! (with Suzanne Baxtresser), The Dragon, and Goin' Downtown. He has directed in Boston, where he was Artistic Director of Reality Theatre, and in New York where he was Artistic Director of The New York Free Theater. His productions at N.Y.U. include Ubu Roi, Mass Transit, Troilus and Cressida and The Merchant of Venice. He has taught at ETW for twenty years including courses in physical acting, Shakespeare, Advanced Improvisation and Street Theater.

For additional information about Stephen Wangh, please click here: homepages.nyu.edu/~sw1