Sarah Plotkin (artistic director) is a director, teaching artist, and puppeteer. With Electric Eye Ensemble she has directed Home in Motion: A Road Trip Play (WOW Cafe Theatre), Welcome to the Doll Den (Dixon Place / The Tank), and Earthrise (The Tank). She also co-facilitates the workshop series Artist Gym, a creation and creativity workshop for people of all ages. Sarah is a member of the 2016-17 SDCF Observership Class, a recipient of the Dorothy Stickney Scholarship for Women in Theatre, and a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Freelance directing and puppetry credits include The Juniper Tree (Dixon Place), The Digger (La MaMa ETC), Discrepancies (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Gravity Cannot be Held Responsible (La MaMa Puppet Slam), and Antigone (Castillo Theatre). sarahplotkin.com
Julia Corrigan (managing director) is a choreographer and arts administrator. With Electric Eye Ensemble, she has worked on Welcome to the Doll Den (choreographer / dramaturg) and Earthrise (movement supervisor). She leads the Artist Gym Committee, a group responsible for the production and growth of Electric Eye’s monthly workshop series. Recent choreography credits include table show (The Tank) and PEER (Green Space). Julia is a graduate of Goucher College, where she was a recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Brooke Pierce Award for the Fine Arts for her piece Really Is, Always Was and the Friends of Goucher Dance Excellence in Choreography Award for her body of work as a student.
Elsa Dial (company member) is a program administrator for Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, a performance-based police–community relations model of the All Stars Project. She graduated from Wells College with a BA in performing arts, receiving the Helen Gertrude Dean ’25 Prize for Dramatic Expression.
Jazelle Foster (company member) is an actor mostly known for her recurring role in ABC’s What Would You Do?! with John Quinones. She has been seen in commercials for the NJ Lottery and AT&T. Jazelle has a film at on Amazon called God’s Compass. Before moving to New York, she spent two years on a national children’s tour playing roles such as Harriet Tubman. Jazelle teaches theater to students all over New York City through companies such as Actors Connection and Barbizon, as well as independently through her young women’s program, Worthy By Design, that is focused on building the self-esteem of young women through devised theater and performance. JazelleFoster.com You can find her photography at JazellesArtistry.com
Emily Johnson-Erday (company member) is an actor, singer, and composer based out of Brooklyn. She hails from North Carolina, where she grew up steeped in the Appalachian music that influences her music
today. Selected NYC credits: Helen Jenkins and the lead composer in Welcome to the Doll
Den (Electric Eye Ensemble / The Tank); composer for table show (EEE’s Artist Gym
Showcase / The Tank); composer and lyricist for Entech: A digital musical (New York New Works
festival 2016); Saint Margaret and composer for Trial By Fire, a devised piece that intersects
the stories of Joan of Arc with the three collaborators and lovers of Bertolt Brecht (Columbia
Stages, Columbia University).
Joshua Langman (company member) is a lighting, sound, and projection designer, as well as an all-around theatre artist, teacher, writer, and graphic designer. He has worked with Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Castillo Theatre, Brooklyn Gypsies, Teátrica, The 52nd Street Project, the Jim Henson Foundation, the Between the Seas festival, Worry Noise Dirt Heat, Cidny Bullens, and many other groups. He teaches theatrical design at Talent Unlimited High School and has lectured and facilitated workshops on design at Carnegie Hall and other venues. Joshua is the lyricist on Electric Eye’s Welcome to the Doll Den. He has designed many Electric Eye productions and events, and also serves as the company’s visual identity designer. Joshua has a master’s in educational theatre from the City College of New York and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. joshualangman.com
Lizzy Ana Lincoln (company member) is a Brooklyn-based producer, actor, and improviser originally from Austin, Texas. She is the founder and a producer of Paper Kraine, a new works development night entering its third season run. Her production work focuses helping live performance foster conversations within its community, and making the theatre a welcoming home for everyone. After finding Electric Eye through Welcome to the Doll Den, she knew they were her artistic family. She works as a tutor and homeschool instructor, hoping that narrative can start helping students, and audiences, ask the right questions.
Select NYC credits include: Welcome to the Doll Den, Pomegrenade and Princess Anybody (with Ran Xia and
The Arctic), Dementia Americana (Soho Playhouse), A Doll’s House (Access Theatre), Coffee and Biscuit
(HERE Arts Center), and a turn as tween Kellyanne Conway at the Brick’s “This is Not Normal” festival.
Olivia Luna (company member) is a working actress and producer in NYC. In 2012, she received her BFA in theatre performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has recently been seen in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and various national commercials. She has spent the last year creating arts-based education and programming for underserved public schools and after-school organizations in the outer boroughs. Currently she assists Electric Eye Ensemble with show production, photo and video promotion, social media marketing, and fundraising. She is a member of the Artist Gym Committee, which helps to produce monthly Artist Gym workshops for local NY artists and creative individuals. She was part of the original cast of Welcome to the Doll Den during its beginning devising phases. You can check out her production work at luna-looks.com.
Leah Ogawa (company member) is originally from Yamanashi, Japan. Leah is a puppeteer, actor, and
model based in New York City. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she fell in love with puppetry through her training with Dan Hurlin and Tom Lee. She has worked with incredible artists such as Hua Hua Zhang, Tom Lee, Nami Yamamoto, Phantom Limb, Loco 7, and Chinese Theatre Works. Her recent credits include Welcome to the Doll Den (The Tank), Dynamo (Target Margin), The Adventures of Seucy and Boto (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club), Juniper Tree (Dixon Place), Dream of Land (Asian Arts Initiative), and Shank’s Mare (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club). Her original work includes Molting (Center for Performance Research) and Rice (Drama of Works).
Ellen Winter (company member) is a founding member of Electric Eye Ensemble and a Brooklyn-based performer, composer, and theater-maker. She writes songs and belts with nerd-rock group Chamber Band, which after three national tours is slated to release its third album in Fall 2017. She’s collaborated with Dave Malloy (BEARDO, Pipeline Theatre Co.), César Alvarez (Noise, PHTS; The Elementary Spacetime Show, Philly Fringe; The Universe is a Small Hat, SLC), and Heather Christian (Annie Salem, Polyphone). She co-wrote/directed/composed 36 Questions, a musical podcast starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton produced by Two Up, to be released July 2017. www.ellenwintermakesthings.com
Rev. Yolanda (company member) is a singer/songwriter/trans-femme performance artist and Interfaith Minister whose work as an Artist and Sacred Activist has been honored as a Blues Hall of Fame award winner, two-time MAC Award winner, and a member of The GLBT Hall Of Fame. Rev. Yolanda’s live music ministry is called “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour.” It’s “A Gender-Bending Gospel Celebration for the New Thought Generation.” Taking traditional gospel-sounding melodies, and mixing them with world instrumentation, Rev. Yolanda is creating new gospel songs with lyrics that affirm the God/Goddess within, and embraces the diversity of humankind. “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour” is also a full feature documentary by Ike Allen of Avaiya Media — watch the trailer or view the movie on Amazon.