In The Beginning
a wild woman dum dum show
by CB Goodman
CREATOR, PERFORMER, SCENIC AND PROPS DESIGNER - CB GOODMAN
An Austin based alternative comedy performer, puppeteer, props designer, and teacher. She has performed and studied clown and bouffon for over ten years with Aitor Basauri, Toby Park, Philippe Gaulier, Sophie Russell, Mick Barnfather, Deanna Fleysher, and Shannan Calcutt. She is the Founding Director of Grackle Jack Productions. She is also one half of the comic duo DAMMIT LOLA.
CO-DIRECTOR - SONNET BLANTON
An artist and agitator living and working in Austin, Texas. You’ve probably heard her laugh coming from the back row. Sonnet has worked with Fusebox Festival, Paper Chairs, SVT, FronteraFest, Glass Half Full Theatre, and many others. In her next show, AMERICAN MOTHERFUCK, she sets out to destroy the Myth of American Motherhood.
STAGE MANAGER/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - TOR REYNOLDS
Tori is a fabricator, a designer and a friend. Harboring multiple part time obsessions, Tori does a lot of things with a hammer in hand. They work in an array of creative worlds, enjoying film and physical theatre most fondly.
DRAMATURGY - SAM MAYER
Sam Mayer is from Houston. Full length works include POOLBOY00, The Cuck, and Chet's Summer Vacation. His work has been developed with The Orchard Project, The Mastheads, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. He is the recipient of the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Prize and a fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers.
LIGHTING DESIGN - NATALIE GEORGE
An Austin, TX based artist who enjoys making magic with light, producing unwieldy events in unlikely spaces, and exploring the city one event at a time with her company Natalie George Productions.
LIGHTING LOAD-IN CREW
Sadie Langenkamp, Gabby Rendon, Tory Borgstedte
SOUND CONSULTANT - LOWELL BARTHOLOMEE
Actor, playwright, sound and video designer, and director in Austin. He received B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Sound and Video Design for his work on CB’s *some humans were harmed in the making of this show in 2019. He’s an artistic company member of Rude Mechs and Hyde Park Theater and a playwright member of ScriptWorks.
BANJO DANCE CONSULTANT & WILD ANIMAL UPCYCLED MERCHANDISE - KELSEY OLIVER
Choreography consultant, merch maker, playtime brainstormer Kelsey’s never-left-Austin-long-term background went from competition kid to drill team baby to experimental academic…currently resonating as a physical theatre enthusiast, improvisor, and momentumous floorwork practitioner. She’s a choreographer, performer, and costume artist, routinely making funk in scrappy, maximalist, humor-struck collaborations.
BALLET CONSULTANT - ALEXA CAPAREDA
A classically-trained contemporary dance artist who engages in unaffected virtuosity, versatility, and the earnest and playful. She trained in her native Philippines, Austin, and Montreal before joining Balet Bratislava in Slovakia. She is Rehearsal Director of Ballet Austin II, Assistant Director with Performa/Dance, and has had the pleasure of collaborating with several Austin artists working in various disciplines.
LIP SYNC CONSULTANT - ANDIE FLORES
A performance artist in Austin, Texas, who uses embarrassment as a medium for investigating hyper, almost obsessive, visibility in a racialized body. Her work has been shown at Presa House Gallery, The Museum of Human Achievement, Ivester Contemporary, MASS Gallery, Future Front Film Fest, Contrast Film Festival, Fusebox Festival, and The Dallas Latino Cultural Center. She was named one of Remezcla’s ‘40 Emerging, Texas-based Artists to Know’ in 2020, and recently made Glasstire’s ‘Best of 2021’ list. She will be debuting her first solo stage show, To Get There… You Must Undergo… A Radical Transformation at OUTsider Festival in February 2023.
MERKIN AND SCROLL LETTERING - AARON FLYNN
Aaron Flynn is a multimedia artist with a focus on costuming, and has been making the theater mess with Austin’s best and brightest clowns since 2016. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began sewing in 2008 as the design assistant of couturier Gail Chovan, eventually transitioning to theater costume once he realized he’d never have to sew another French seam again.
SCROLL FABRIC CONSTRUCTION - KELLI BLAND
A multi-disciplinary artist. She’s produced and directed performances for Paper Chairs, Capital T, and Listrunk. She last performed live in Michelle Ellsworth’s The Rehearsal Artist and is represented by Collier Talent for camera. As a costume designer/stitcher, she builds costumes for local theatre companies, film and television.
TUFTED RUG - ODALYS VARGAS
Odalys is a Fiber Artist based out of Austin, Texas. They've been involved in the local art scene for a few years and can often be found at art markets or other events throughout the city.
SOCIAL MEDIA - JESS WORKMAN
Jess has been working in Austin after graduating from SU with, BA in business & theatre. She's worked with local theatre companies such as Vibe, Texas Comedies, and Grackle Jack as a performer, deviser, social media manager, and more! She has been a part of some original and new works such as G.H.O.S.T. unit, Murders and Moontowers, Insomnia, and In The Beginning.
POSTER PHOTOGRAPHY - SARAH BORK
Portrait photographer....lover of humans and their souls and stories.
POSTER MAKE UP - JEN GIBSON
Texas based award winning costumer, musician, and historical fun fact dispenser.
Fabulous drag entertainer. Boyz of Austin producer + SJ Cosplay Staff.
VIDEOGRAPHY - JOSE LOZANO/MAGIC SPOON PRODUCTIONS
A multimedia creative storyteller.
PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY - SARAH ANNIE NAVARRETE
An Austin based artist working in a diverse area of mediums including performance, photography and film. Described as a “dancer and photographer, floating skillfully between these worlds” - Austin Chronicle, Sarah’s image based work explores kinetic narratives through an emotional tone as they relate to identity and the human body.
BOX OFFICE - ROZ MANDOLA, JESS WORKMAN, SONNET BLANTON, LINDSAY DOLESHAL
Aitor Basauri, Jay Byrd, Shannan Calcutt, Celis Brewery, Mike Chin, all the Devising Friends, Ellie McBride, The Pink House, Madeline Rowe, Sophie Russell, ScriptWorks, Spymonkey Clown Creation, Daniel Winkler, and the F-Bombers.