Ang Bey- Co-Artistic Director
Ang Bey (they/them/theirs) is a black, queer storyteller. A renaissance-person, they have been accoladed for their work as an actor, playwright, producer, and activist. They have worked with Shakespeare in Clark Park, Interact Theatre Company, Simpatico Theatre,Theatre Horizon, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Sundance Institute to name a few. This spring, Ang will perform at InterAct in “The Niceties”. They are a playwright in the inaugural cohort of Jouska Play Works with Simpatico Theatre Company. "I am from Southwest Philadelphia and committed to the transformative power of storytelling. Provocation with purpose makes for dynamic, socially conscious, and challenging work. I create to inspire decolonization and radical healing within myself & within the world”. angbey.com & @theangbee on Instagram
Taylor Cawley- Curator
Taylor Cawley (they/them) is a theatre and performance artist residing in West Philly, hailing from southern New Jersey. Taylor's work with Shoe Box began by playing Rosemary in Brainpeople, followed by "America" in Amerika, and Athena in The Medusa Play. Their original piece, Cerulean (devised with their creative partner, Kate Sparacio) also appeared in the 2019 Shoe Box Theatre Fest. Somewhere along the way, Taylor became an official member of the collective. They have also acted other places and done other stuff. Taylor is trans, witchy, and dedicated to making art that is collaborative, vulnerable, curious, animalistic, and magical.
Shahana Jan-Publicity Consultant, Graphic Designer
Originally from Islamabad, Shahana (she/her) is a Pakistani actress and digital creator. Her acting credits span across theatre, film and television while her artistic pursuits have included hosting a primetime radio show, running a community space for the arts in Islamabad and directing and producing for film and television. She was seen on stage for the Philadelphia Young Playwright’s Mouthful Monologue Festival, Shoebox Theatre Collective’s ‘Amerika’ and Earlie Bird Productions' ‘DREDx’. As a content creator, her expertise lies in video creation, from concept to editing, as well as creating and curating an aesthetic visual tone for her content. As a writer, her content ranges from existential themes such as feminism, humanism and inspiration to the quirky and comedic. Her digital content can be seen on her IGTV.
Shahana has worked in various production capacities in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Kazakhstan and the United States.
Kelly Orenshaw-Managing Director, Production Manager, Lighting Designer
Kelly Orenshaw (she/her) hates bios.
Ryan RebeL- Co-Artistic Director, Resident Director
Ryan Rebel (he/him) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Shoe Box Theatre Collective. He is a Philadelphia-based director, writer, teacher, technician, actor, and dramaturg. His work is committed to challenging the status quo of systemic inequity and artistic norms. Each year he produces the Shoe Box Short Theatre Festival, a supportive experimental showcase for diverse local and regional talent. He has directed or assistant directed professionally with Shoe Box, the Arden, Bryn Mawr College, and Revamp Collective. He is especially proud of his four full-length productions: The Medusa Play, Brainpeople, WILD - A Clown Western, and Macbeth. Find out more about the stuff that he does: ryanrebel81.wixsite.com/ryanrebel
Kevin Sommerville- Technical Consultant