yoshi kuroi, Managing Director
yoshi kuroi is spelled in all lower-case letters and if you spell their name correctly in your intern application, you will get bonus points.
As a natural result of having dual citizenship between Canada and the United Kingdom, yoshi is very charming and has bright eyes. In 2007, a group of people who did not know yoshi very well voted that she was the most likely of the group to become involved with the New York Neo-Futurists. The group was not wrong.
yoshi has been heavily involved in the performing arts for their entire life, studying at great length: acting, costuming, improvisation, stage combat, stage managing, directing, producing, and writing; whilst also dabbling in lighting design, sound design, set design, dramaturgy, & film.
That one time, yoshi directed J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up” and it was pretty sweet. He’s the hero the Neo-Futurists deserve.
Anthony Dean, Technical Director
Anthony is a sound artist, a theater designer, and a proud capricorn. He has been with the Neo-Futurists since 2015, and has put lights in boxes, lights on strings, and lights on various body parts since. He is currently looking for more places to put lights. Anthony composes and designs electro-acoustic sound for theater, film, and art installations. His love for sound brought him to a love of telephones and is now writing a book on the topic. Anthony holds a B.A. in Theater with High Honors and a B.A. in Music with Honors from Wesleyan University where he now works as a theater sound designer. Anthony is also the technical manager for The Tank in NYC.
For more on Anthony, visit anthonydean.org
Hadley Todoran, Technical Collaborator
Hadley first saw the New York Neo-Futurists perform on November 9th, 2013 and the company hasn’t been able to get rid of them since. They were an NYNF intern for a year and a half as well as the production assistant on the company’s 2015 primetime show The Human Symphony. Hadley is also a freelance stage manager and part-time librarian. They are also known as Hajnar Jones (credit to Neo Alumnus Dylan Marron). Hadley’s gender identity can best be described with a combination of noncommittal grunts and a vague hand gesture. Hadley can Tetris anything. Hadley is the princess.
Justin started doing theater in New York after graduating from Ramapo College in 2010. Since then, he has made a series of reckless choices that have led him to the New York Neo-Futurists and—perhaps– to his doom. In addition to his stage management & technician work, Justin has written two plays that have premiered in New York’s Planet Connections Festival: Nothing’s Going To Happen (Gene Frankel Theater, 2013) and Getting Away With It (Paradise Factory, 2014). He enjoys using theater to create with the audience a shared set of expectations, and then playing with those expectations. He also enjoys hiking, barbecue, and the American folk music revival of the 1950s. He does not normally enjoy writing about himself in the third person, but for you? Anything.