Who We ARE:
NAIVE NON-SLICK THEATER CREATORS
Phil Soltanoff –Recent projects include OYSTER at Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn), Sanctuary for Independent Media (Troy), Skidmore College M-Docs (Saratoga Springs); AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK featured in the Coil Festival (NYC), Fusebox Festival (Austin), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Mass Live Arts (Great Barrington) and Live Arts Exchange (Los Angeles); SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN on Governors Island (SITELINES) and The Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Soltanoff/Findlay Project commissioned by the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles; I/O created in collaboration with sound artist Joe Diebes was featured in Festival Novelum at Theatre Garonne (Toulouse). L.A. PARTY, premiered at PRELUDE09 was featured in UNDER THE RADAR (NYC), Fusebox Festival (Austin), PS122 (NYC), Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Orange County), the Hopkins Center (Hanover), The Flynn Center (Burlington), PuSh Festival (Vancouver) and Mass Live Arts (Great Barrington) among others. Mr. Soltanoff has created two works in collaboration with CIE111 (Toulouse, France). PLAN B and MORE OR LESS, INFINITY have performed around the world including Kampnagel (Hamburg), Eurokaz Festival (Zagreb), Trafo (Budapest), Vidy Theatre (Lausanne), Centro Belem(Lisbon), Pina Bauschʼs NRW International Dance Festival (Dusseldorf), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), BITEF-42 (Belgrade) and the New Victory Theatre (NYC) among others. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, performed in an abandoned office building in NYC was also featured at BITEF-31 (Belgrade). Co- founder of five myles with Hanne Tierney. Mr. Soltanoff was nominated for a Moliere Award in 2007, recipient of The Doris Duke Creative Exploration Fund Award and the 2020 Herb Alpert Award in Theatre.
Steven Wendt studied acting at The Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and The California Institute of the Arts. Professional experiences include: Blue Man Group from ’11 to present at Astor Place Theater in New York City, development and performance of the New (2020) Blue Man Group North American Tour, puppeteering on various commercials and web shows for Cartoon Network and Kids W.B., and experiential theater piece for the Center Theater Group in LA with Phil Soltanoff and Jim Findlay. He is also collaborating on a series of pieces called This, That, and The Other with director Phil Soltanoff. His past theatrical performance credits include Blue Man Group in Orlando, Boston and the National Touring Cast, Ground to Cloud at RedCat (Disney Hall Los Angeles), The Soltanoff/Findlay Project The Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, and Growing Up Linda by Marsian De Lellis at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Steven is also a musician, professional hand shadow master and goldsmith. www.studiowendt.com