ALISON FOLLAND (Radio Delirio, The Forsakens) is an actress and filmmaker based in Cambridge, MA. As a performer, she has appeared in over a dozen feature films, working with directors such as Gus Van Sant, Barbet Schroeder, Todd Haynes, and David O. Russell. Folland studied film production at NYU and film and video art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she earned an MFA in 2015. Her short films have screened in numerous festivals worldwide.
SANDRA GARNER (Radio Delirio) is an independent NY-based producer working through her company Lingua Franca Arts, which is dedicated to the development, support and presentation of international contemporary performing arts projects. Projects and groups have included 13P, Banana Bag & Bodice, Summer Play Festival, Glasgow-based Tumult in the Clouds, Christine Jorgensen Reveals, Gary Winter, Oye Group, Radiohole, Operating Theater Company, Nellie Tinder, James Allister Sprang’s GAZR: Life Does Not Live, Howard Fishman’s A Star Has Burnt My Eye, Christina Masciotti’s Raw Bacon From Poland, Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE and AFTER, Suzanne Bocanegra and Patricia Noworol. Lingua Franca Arts is about cultivating a common language among artists, art forms and audiences. linguafrancaarts.com
JOHN JAHNKE (The Forsakens) is a New York based playwright/director/designer. He has developed work at BAM Next Wave, The Watermill Center, The MacDowell Colony, The Park Avenue Armory, Performance Space 122, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Orchard Project, Art on Air, The Public Theater, The Hermitage, 3LD Art and Technology Center and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts’ Fine Arts program. www.hotelsavant.com
JAE KYO HAN (Radio Delirio) began his piano studies at the age of 4. Early on he began to compete, receiving top prizes in several competitions such as NEPTA, and MMTA, and was a finalist in the 14th Chiang Wen-Yeh International Young Artist Piano Competition. During his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, Jae won the school’s concerto competition and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Music. He was also twice selected to perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, both times as winner of the American Fine Arts Festival. Jae has also participated in piano festivals in New York City (The Beethoven Institute, IKIF), Austria (Mozarteum International Summer Academy), and England (Oxford Philomusica). In 2010, Jae moved to New York City to pursue further musical studies. He received his Master’s for piano performance at Mannes College for Music in 2013. Since completing his degree, Jae has established his teaching studio in Brooklyn, started working as a piano tuner, and runs a small music center, 88 Keys. He is also an active volunteer with the organization, Sing for Hope, as the project leader at the NY Memory Center.
KIM MACRON (Hardcore, Radio Delirio) studied fine arts and art history at Pratt Institute. She has collaborated with visual artist-and-poet Hannah Raine-Brenner on two year-long poetry projects and series of visual art projects. The series primarily played with leaving “art objects” around Brooklyn and Manhattan, intended to be found by strangers, with only a subtle hint of the creators attached to those works. She has collaborated with Simo Peretti on several music, film, and collage projects. Kim first worked with Alessandro in his and Kourtney Rutherford’s piece Hardcore (September 2014).
SIMONE PERETTI (Hardcore, Radio Delirio) Born in the Ligurian coast of Italy, Simone spent most of his childhood playing around his dad’s workshop. There he learned furniture building, painting and sculpting. After moving to NYC he began designing sets for advertising campaigns by Martin Schoeller, Stefano Azario, and Jake Chessum, among others. Together with his wife, Kim Macron, he created the sets for the stop-motion movie Gutboy (2015) and Luis D'Arpa's film From the Outside (2016). He has collaborated with Alessandro Magania designing set pieces and performing in Hardcore (2014). and as set designer on Radio Delirio. Simone lives in New York with his wife Kim where he collaborates on various projects with family and friends.
KOURTNEY RUTHERFORD (Hardcore) was born in California, raised in Washington State, and is currently based in New York. She has worked with Big Dance Theater since 1997 in such works as The Gas Heart, Girl Gone, Shunkin, Antigone, Comme Toujours Here I Stand (for which she received a Bessie New York Dance and Performance Award with the company in 2010), and Ich, Kurbisgeist. In addition to her work with Big Dance, Kourtney has appeared with cutting edge and critically acclaimed downtown performance groups Half Straddle, Witness Relocation, and Radiohole. She is a graduate of the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU.
MICKEY SOLIS (Radio Delirio) New York and Off Broadway credits: the American premier of Ivan Viripaev's ILLUSIONS (Baryshnikov Arts Center), An Oresteia (Classic Stage Company), God of Carnage (Engeman Theater), White People (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Night Over Taos (INTAR, directed by Estelle Parsons), The Master and Margarita (Fisher Center), Beckett at 100 (92nd St. Y with Alvin Epstein and Bill Camp), Error of Their Ways (HERE Arts Center), and Private Moments in Central Park directed by David Levine for Creative Time. Regional Theater: Most recently Tristan in the New England Premier of The Effect (Gloucester Stage) with Lindsey Crouse, Brad Hall, Susannah Hoffman and directed by Sam Wiseman, also Yale Repertory; American Repertory Theater; Dangerous Ground (Brooklyn); Triad Stage; Appalachian Summer Festival; New College Theater; Moscow Art Theater; Epic Theater; Shakespeare on the Sound; Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Other performances: Susan Marshall Dance Company, The Japan Society, The Ohio Theater, Wang Center for the Performing Arts, The Berkshire Playwright’s Lab, Playwrights Horizons, The Actors Studio. Film & Television: Michigan (writer), Lament for the Artist (co-writer), Fall North, Man With Van, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest, Blacklist, Blind Spot, Mysteries of Laura, Girls. Mickey has taught acting at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts and The Florida State Thespian Festival. Mickey is also a screenwriter. He studied comparative religion at Western Michigan University and earned his MFA at The Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.