Tracy Weller is an actress, writer, and Founder/Artistic Director of theatre company Mason Holdings. She has performed throughout New York City and abroad in Germany, South Korea and Italy. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Design Live, and Chance Magazine, as well as on WNYC and Gothamist. Some NYC credits include: Hart Island (writer/performer), Jarring (writer/performer, play and short film, Finalist, Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival); Holiday House: Christmas Bends (writer/performer); Consumption (by Devin Burnam, conceived/developed by Mason Holdings); Most Sincerely, Edward Albee (writer/performer, Women in Theatre Festival); Love & Death Traveling Circus (by Devin Burnam, Women in Theatre Festival), and Found (featuring the artwork of Mikel Glass, in partnership with The Cell Theatre). She is the creator and curator of Mason Holdings’ Unseen & Unheard, a monthly play reading series for innovative writers working outside the bounds of commercial theatre (producing over twenty-five playwrights in three years), and writer/producer of The Mason Holdings Radio Hour (an experiential podcast in the spirit of old-fashioned radio), featuring The Lost Diaries of Elena Hoyos. In development: Small Acts of Daring Invention. Tracy received her MFA from Columbia University, with additional training from Anne Bogart and SITI Company. Trained as a classical ballet dancer, she has additional experience in flamenco, modern, mime, and biomechanics.


Kristjan Thor is a critically-acclaimed director of both theater and film. His first feature film, Diving Normal(, premiered at the Dallas Film Festival subsequently won the audience award for Best Feature as well as the festival’s award for Best Actress at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. His second feature, ASTRAEA won the New Visions Award at Cinequest in San Jose, Audience Award at MIFF, Best Picture and Best Director at Sydney’s Fantastic Planet Festival. He is currently in pre-production for a feature that will be shot in Iceland, where Kristjan is from. Some highlights of Kristjan’s theater work in NYC include: the US premier of Lukas Barfuss’ The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents, with Grace Gummer and the world premieres of Artifacts of Consequence, Balaton, Lathem Prince, and The Laws of Motion, all by Ashlin Halfnight. He also directed Bathsheba Doran’s adaptation of Maeterlinck’s The Blind, which transferred to the Classic Stage Company. Kristjan’s work has been seen worked at PS 122, The Wild Project, CSC, the Sanford Meisner (with Vortex productions) and the Frying Pan, as well as many other venues across NYC. Last spring, Thor directed The Penalty, by Clay McCloud Chapman at Dixon Place and recently revived it at the Public Theater. Since 2009, Thor has been the Co-Creator and Founder of the immersive horror experience, BLACKOUT Haunted House, which currently has productions running in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Miami. More recently Kristjan, along with Blackout co-creator Josh Randall, has been collaborating with Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions to help create their live events, based on The Purge film series. These shows include Purge: Fear the Nightand Purge: Breakout. A documentary about BLACKOUT called, The Blackout Experiments premiered at Sundance 2016. With Mason Holdings, he has directed Jarring, Holiday House: Christmas Bends, The Love & Death Traveling Circus, Consumption and Found. Thor graduated as a Senior Fellow from Dartmouth College and holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia’s School of the Arts and is presently teaching at NYU’s Stonestreet Studio.


Reed is the General Manager at Off Broadway’s Keen Theatre Company, and has worked as General Manager at Vineyard Theatre, Classic Stage Company, and East Village Playhouse, as well as Development Manager at Cherry Lane Theatre, and as Director of Finance for The CityKids Foundation. General management highlights include The Scottsboro Boys (world premiere), The Book of Mormon (first workshops), Carrie (Off Broadway premiere), Wig Out! by Tarell Alvin McCraney (world premiere), The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel (world premiere), The Slug Bearers of Kayroll Island (world premiere), God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz (world premiere), A Boy and his Soul by Coleman Domingo (world premiere), [Title of Show] (world premiere), and Avenue Q (Off Broadway). Reed is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a proud member of the teaching staff at Modo Yoga NYC.


Christopher & Justin Swader (Scenic Designers) With Mason Holdings, they have designed JarringHoliday House: Christmas Bends, and Consumption. New York credits include collaborations with The New Victory Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Lincoln Center Education, La MaMa, Park Avenue Armory, The Flea Theatre, National Black Theatre, Working Theater, INTAR Theatre, York Theatre Company, Ars Nova, 3LD, HERE Arts Center, Abingdon Theatre Company, Trusty Sidekick, Luna Stage, Manhattan School of Music, Mason Holdings. Other regional and touring designs with Two River Theater, Everyman Theatre, Miami New Drama, Dorset Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson, Kitchen Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Emerson String Quartet, IBEX Puppetry. Past designs for live events include collaborations with A$AP Rocky, National Geographic, Big Apple Circus and Sotheby’s. Henry Hewes nominations, 2019 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition, AUDELCO Award, IRNE Award, Carbonell Award. Originally from Indiana, they are graduates of Ball State University.

ALEX REEVES (Digital Designer)

Alex Reeves hails from the wilds of northern Vermont and loves biking and design. His freelance work for musicians, artists, authors and small companies is on display at and



Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn-based theater maker. Recent productions include It’s All True (Object Collection), Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO! (Ma-Yi Theater Company), Due to Events (Human Head Performance Group), The Offending Gesture (The Tank), John Jesurun’s Shadowlands (La Mama/Culture Hub), Cheap&Easy October (Object Collection), The Golden Drum Year (Radical Evolution), Jarring (Mason Holdings), Holiday House: Christmas Bends (Mason Holdings), Washeteria (Soho Rep).



In New York, her designs have been seen at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Lincoln Center Education, Park Avenue Armory, Theatre Row, and NYTW’s Fourth Street Theatre, among many others. Outside the city, Natalie has designed at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and has served as a guest artist at multiple universities across the country. Natalie is a proud member of USA Local 829. In addition to her work as an artist, Natalie explores the human experience on foot as a backpacker with her husband, Jess Prichard.


Christina Tang is a lighting designer, production manager, and digital art amateur based in New York City. She is a frequent collaborator on new works for theater and dance. Recent credits: Preparedness (The Bushwick Starr); .SUITABLE_FOR.EXE(CUTION) (Shawné Michaelain Holloway, PSNY); My Onliness (One-Eighth), Psychic Self Defense and Madame Lynch (The Drunkard’s Wife), CIRCLE (Martine Gutierrez, PSNY), and Untitled: The Black Act (Kia LaBeija, PSNY). She is a 2021 recipient of Opera America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Prize.


Phil Carluzzo is a musician based out of Washington DC.  He writes and records music for the stage, for film, for himself, for his friends, and of course for you.  Prior work with Tracy and Mason Holdings includes Holiday House (2016).  He currently lives in Virginia with his wife and arguably America’s greatest dog, Ernie.


Yana Biryukova is a video artist and film editor from Moscow, Russia. Her theatrical designs include The Karamazovs (The Other Shore); Mlima’s Tale (Westport Country Playhouse); The White Devil (Red Bull Theater); Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson (The Working Theater); SELKIE (Dutch Kills); Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse); Promise Land (Yale University); Imogen Says Nothing; Scenes from Court Life (Yale Repertory Theatre); Square Root of Three Sisters (Dmitry Krymov Lab); Don Quixotte (Yale Opera); Women Beware Women (Yale School of Drama); Don Juan (Yale School of Drama); Transport (Irish Repertory Theatre). Her assistant credits include Candide (Carnegie Hall); Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Broadway); Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Broadway); Crowns (McCarter Theatre Center), Eddie & Dave (Atlantic Theater Company). In addition to theatre design Yana has worked on art installations and performances featured at the Yale Art Gallery, Catskill Art Society, Harvestworks and others. The recipient of the 2020 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Projection, Yana lectures and teaches workshops on projection design at Harvard University. MFA: Yale School of Drama.


Rashad Bailey is an American artist & producer. Rashad produced the documentary film, La ENA (2019). He is the Associate Producer of the documentary film, BEBA (2021), being released theatrically in 2022. Most recently, Rashad was Associate to the producers for the November2021 Broadway remount of Slave Play. Rashad is also the co-founder of RaDa, an art collective based in New York City. RaDa exhibited at the NADA Art Fair, December, 2016 in Miami.


Julie Asriyan is a stage and screen actor, director, filmmaker and producer. NY Theater credits include Beirut Rocks (The Flea Theater, New York Innovative Theater Awards Outstanding Actress Nominee), NINE (Gene Frankel Theatre), The Bump (World premiere, The Flea Theater), Dumpster Dive (Glasslands Gallery), Souls on Parade (Actor/Writer, Theater Row) and the experimental site specific production of Savage in Limbo/Last Call: Scenes From A Bar (The Exley). Recent TV acting credits include Blue Bloods (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC) and Russian Doll (Netflix). Julie is the writer/director of HOME (Top 5 Finalist, Terry George + Creative Armenia Human Rights Film Challenge) an allegorical micro short film inspired by Julie’s experience as a child refugee. Most recent film work includes the drama short Amadi Comes Home (Actor/Co-Director. Little Animals Pictures) slated for 2022 premiere.


Nora Cole — veteran performing artist, teacher, director and writer. Career and recent highlights: Preparedness, Bushwick Starr at H.E.R.E., with George C. Wolfe, On the Town, Jelly’s Last Jam (opposite Gregory and Maurice Hines, B’Way and Nat’l Tour) and Caroline or Change (National Theatre/London).  Rinde Eckert’s, And God Created Great Whales, David Schweizer, dir (Foundry Theatre with The Culture Project (Audelco nominee).  REGIONAL: Intimate Apparel, Angela’s Mixtape, Fences, To Kill a Mockingbird, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Doubt, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, You Can’t Take It with You (w Robert Vaughn), Avenue X, The Colored Museum. When Hell Freezes Over I’ll Skate (Kennedy Center), Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (B’Way) and Medea (Title role) with Vinnette Carroll. TV: Ray Donovan recurring. Playwright: Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant, Olivia’s Opus, Voices of the Spirits in My Soul (Audelco Award) and 2317, documentary short (  Recipient: TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, Hedgebrook alum, Spencer Cherashore Individual Artist grant and Black Theatre Torch Bearer. Theatre School at DePaul graduate formerly the Goodman School of Drama.


Trained at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Jimmy is an actor, choreographer, and dancer by way of Texas. Since his arrival 7 years ago he has had the pleasure of being signed to Clear Talent Group for Commercial Dance where he recently worked as a principal dancer for an HBO TV show, choreographer/ensemble of Bad Husband Bad Homo Created and Directed by Ryan Conarro at Dixon Place, immersive theatre ensemble for The Blackout Experience Created and Directed by Josh Randall and Kristjan Thor, and dancer/ensemble for adaptations such as Visions of Love Revealed in Sleep by Neil Bartlett and The Bridge by Shel Silverstein. Jimmy is also is a creative director and choreographer for his own multimedia dance visuals where he introspects his identity as a queer black male, and his favorite moments are often occupying space through explorative freestyle movement. He is grateful and elated to work with Mason Holdings in this premiere production of Hart Island.


James Foster Jr.: Television: FBI: Most Wanted (CBS), New Amsterdam (NBC), Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Starz), The Last O.G. (TBS), She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix), Bull (CBS). Theater: Driving Miss Daisy (Hoke), Master Harold & The Boys (Sam), Antony and Cleopatra (Charmian), Wait Until Dark (Roat), The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Dr. Copeland), Split Second (Rusty Johnson), The Key Game (Gonzalez), Grey Gardens (Brooks).


Daniel Kublick has appeared in NEW WORKS! by many wonderful artists including Dan Rothenberg, Kristin Marting, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Ashlin Halfnight, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jenny Connell Davis, Jerry Lieblich, Tracy Bersley, Amina Henry, Sister Sylvester, Sea Dog Theater, and now— oh so happily— the inimitable Tracy Weller and Mason Holdings. Some highlights: Toshiki Okada’s The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (The Play Company); Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting’s IDIOT (HERE); Celine Song’s Tom &; Eliza (JACK); Sister Sylvester’s Dead Behind These Eyes (Sing Sing Karaoke); Kris Kling’s Health Insurance (United Solo Festival—Best Avant-Garde Show); and most recently Devin Burnam’s The Catastrophe Club (Sea Dog Theater). Daniel grew up in CNY, is a graduate of The Studio/New York and Princeton University, and works as a freelance video editor. He is immeasurably grateful to everyone who has supported him and his work over these past fourteen years. Thank you, thank you, thank you— he’s so very in love with all of you.


David Samuel is an actor, musician, writer, and producer. He received his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. He has performed as an actor around the U.S. and Canada in musicals, new plays, and Shakespeare. His documentary, “Niguse and The Red Terror, recently screened at the 2021 Harlem International Film Festival. Credits: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1st National Tour), Twelfth Night (Fiasco) As You Like It (Classic Stage Company), Brother Toad (KC Rep), Tiny Houses (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Blues For Mr. Charlie (Trinity Rep). Go to for more.


Niluka Hotaling is a south asian theatermaker based in NYC with twenty years of  professional experience in set, lighting design and technical production. She has designed for Newfangled Theatre, co-founding member,  Urban Youth Theater at  Henry Street Abrons Art center;  Four Chairs Company; Barefoot Theatre and Studios, Artis Smith Dance Troupe, The Construction company, World Wide Lab, Stella Adler School, Trilogy Opera, The New School, White Horse Theater, The Sackett Group;  and productions that appeared in The NY Fringe Festival. Technical Work: PM Working Theater, In Scena Theater Festival; PSM for Spiegelworld’s Desir Absinthe, Theater technician for Brooklyn Center for the Performing arts, Lankey & Limey, Brooklyn Music School; Scenic painting & Carpenter for Lincoln Center Institute, abuch scene shop, Gray Wig Theater, Mortals Theater, Daryl Roth, Norwegian Cruise, New Federal Theater. Niluka has a MFA in Design and Technical Production from CUNY Brooklyn College Department of Theater 2003 where she has been teaching since  2005. She stepped into the PM role in 2013 and has supported over 50 productions. Niluka is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 in the set design category.


Rodney West After graduating with an MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, Rodney has served as a Fund Development Officer at major cultural institutions within New York City including Manhattan Theater Club, The Play Company, and The Acting Company. As a Fund Development professional, he focused his talents to develop and expand a supportive community through a shared vision. Rodney is ecstatic to revisit his Technical Theater roots before continuing his education to pursue Entertainment law. Credits include The long Christmas Dinner (SM), Cocktail Theater (ASM), Bucknell University’s Dance Company Concert (ASM).


Rafael Abdulmajid is a theatre artist and facilitator of storytelling based in New York City. With a colorful background in nightlife and non-traditional theater spanning almost 10 years, Rafa just completed their BA in theater from the City College of New York, graduating magna cum laude. Their lived experiences as a Filipino, genderqueer child of diaspora inform their passion for justice-oriented, collaborative workspaces. They are a proud member of Roundabout Theater Company’s Theatrical Workforce Development Program. Gratitude to Ate, Kuya, and Mama, the transnational upbringing and the sweetness of being.


Tatiana Stolpovskaya is a New York based cinematographer and experimental filmmaker. She explores different types of media, combining  analog filmmaking with digital media production. Born and raised in Moscow, Tatiana studied Cultural Studies at Russian State University for the Humanities and Cinematography at the Moscow Independent School of Film and TV. Tatiana received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Media Arts and MFA degree from Hunter College (CUNY). Films she shot as DP have been screened worldwide including 53 Pesaro Film Festival in Italy; KINOTAVR and ArtDocFest in Russia; Ishinomaki International Film Festival, Japan; and Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Australia (winner Best Media Arts in 2017 for NYC FLOW). Tatiana is a strong believer in a synthesis between documentary and narrative filmmaking. This hybrid approach helps her develop a unique cinematic look for any project. Her personal work explores themes related to immigration and LGBTQ+ rights.


Everyman Agency is a communications firm promoting complex ideas, mostly in the arts. Founded by John Wyszniewski, Everyman Agency builds awareness and provokes action for cultural organizations and individual artists by putting impactful storytelling, strategic thinking, and meaningful relationships at the heart of their work. They believe in the power of the media to shine a spotlight on new and underrepresented voices. Everyman Agency specializes in dance, theater, music, visual art and the compelling work in between.


Gabriel Generally is a recent graduate of The Dobbins Conservatory at Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Gabriel Generally, actor, comic, singer, your favorite silly boy, takes pride in utilizing every facet of his creativity to aid in the creation of art in any way he can. For this reason he is so very excited to lend his hand with Covid Safety, so we can keep making art safely even in adverse circumstances.


Angela is thrilled to be producing with Mason Holdings. After receiving her B.A. at Rutgers University she trained in New York at William Esper Studio (Meisner), with Deb Jackel, Suzanne Esper and Bill Esper. Angela co-founded InViolet Theater Company ( nine years ago with Michael Hengry Harris and has since been co-Artistic Direcotr, providing an artistic home for 26 artists developing and producing original work. With InViolet, she has produced 7 world premieres and 14 workshopped readings (favorably reviewed by Variety, NY Times, The New Yorker, Village Voice) as well as the reception of the 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center. Angela also produces with Culture Project, a twenty-year-old theater company dedicated to socially conscious theater, most recently mounting the NY Times Critics Pick MotherStruck! written by LGBT activist and poet Staceyann Chin, directed by Cynthia Nixon.


Jacob Schott (Producer) is a New York Talent Manager at TalentINK. LA-Chicago-NY. Jacob has recently produced Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Off Broadway at The Davenport Theater, and Co-Produced Neighbors, A Fair Trade Agreement with InViolet Theater Company. Jacob’s recent productions he has managed/produced are: Goldstein, Unraveled, Thank God for Jokes and MotherStruck!


DEVIN BURNAM is one of the original members of the experimental theatre troupe Sister Sylvester and is the founder of Abandoned Gas Station Productions.  His two-person solo show By the Time Kurt Cobain Was Your Age, He Was Dead has been performed all over and is available for living room style performances and stadium shows, as well (if you’re interested).  His new show How Not to Buy a Boat will appear at next year’s Paris Fringe.  His latest movie, Death by Chocolate, will be available soon on the usual platforms.  He appeared with Mason Holdings and Tracy Weller in Most Sincerely, Edward Albee (by Tracy Weller), at Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival in 2017, and will return in 2018 with his latest creation, The Love & Death Traveling Circus. He is also a regular contributor and moderator at Mason Holdings’ Unseen & Unheard monthly play reading series.  Upcoming: MH’s 2018 production of Consumption (by Devin Burnam), a gothic tale of undying love.  More info at and



Daisy is a lighting designer for theater, concert and dance. Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, she now lives in New York. Her favorite place in NYC is the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History. Proud member, USA Local 829.


Bixby Elliot’s play Blueprint was produced by Tony Award winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover as part of her new works Summer Play Festival (SPF). This production was directed by Drama Desk Nominee Jonathan Silverstein and starred Emmy winner Peter Strauss. Bixby’s next play Abraham Lincoln was a Faggot was a finalist for the O’Neill Theater Conference in 2010, as well as a finalist for New Dramatists, Seven Devils Development Conference, winner of the Pandora New Play Competition, a semi-finalist for New Harmony Workshop and received its Chicago premiere at About Face Theater (Time Out Top 10 plays of 2015 and Critics Pick, Chicago Tribune – 3 stars). His play Girl You Know It’s True (inspired by the rise and fall of the pop/rock duo Milli Vanilli) was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Conference in 2011, finalist for New Harmony, semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award, finalist for Kitchen Dog Theater New Works and an advanced round entry for PlayPenn 2011. Girl You Know It’s true was produced by Chicago’s Pavement Group and in Seattle at Theater Off Jackson. This past year Bixby’s play Sommerfugl (inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe) received a world premiere production by InViolet Theater Company in NY directed by Stephen Brackett and starring Wayne Wilcox.  The show received rave reviews from The New Yorker, among others. Other plays include Birds Do It (semi-finalist for Princess Grace Award), Treasure Island, FL (2012 O’Neill Conference semi-finalist, Seven Devils semi-finalist, SouthernRep New Play Festival Winner, New Orleans), PN1923.45 LS01 volume 2: The Book Play (New York Premiere: NYC International Fringe Festival), Hotel Oracle (New York premiere: Walkerspace/SoHo Rep) and I Am Not Peter Pan (New York premiere: Cherry Lane Theater; Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Best of Fest Winner). Bixby is a graduate of the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University, a proud company member of InViolet Theater, long time contributor to Cherry Picking and Co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator (a new play generation project run with playwright/actress Erin Mallon). Bixby’s writing also includes television projects – in 2012 he was in development with Jennifer Lopez Entertainment for a new hour long comedy/drama and this year he is working with a producer on a new hour long historical drama.  Bixby has also written two screenplays Highway and Happy, Now (finalist for the Sundance Writers Lab). Upcoming: production of Abraham Lincoln in Cleveland, OH, a new play for Cherry Picking PRKS in NYC, a reading of his new play The Whole Sky All Diamonds and Holiday House with Mason Holdings, Tracy Weller and Kris Thor. He is also a faithful contributor to Mason Holdings’ Unseen & Unheard.


Joel Michael Howard is a composer and singer. His music has been used in movies, television, and commercials around the world. Howard has also scored numerous plays. Some of these include: The Blind at Classic Stage Company, The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents at The Wild Project and, recently, JARRING produced by Mason Holdings. Howard also wrote music for an accompanying JARRING film trailer. In his previous incarnation as “Joel Bravo”, he led the Canadian indie rock band, The Albertans. Currently, Joel is performing with a backing band around NYC and has released two solo records in the past two years. These albums can be found lots of places. Just search “Joel Michael Howard”.


Jeffrey Fato is an actor/carpenter/stage hand. In 2015, he graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Most recently, he was seen in the supporting role of the Brooklyn College graduate thesis, ‘Round & Round’ and he was the cowriter of and lead in the exploded play the Arkadina Project, a modern exploration of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull.  Jeff was on the production team of Jarring (Mason Holdings) and is a faithful contributor to Mason Holdings’ salon series, Unseen & Unheard.  Find out more at:

JOHANN SCHRAM REED (MHRH Sound Designer/Producer)

Johann is an LA-based singer, performer and creative artist. Hailing from Iceland, Johann has performed on stages across the US, Europe and Asia, primarily in classical works, operas and musical theater. He was most recently featured in Portland Opera’s touring production of La Boheme, performing regionally all over the Pacific Northwest. In addition to his work as Sound Designer and Producer of Mason Holdings’ The Lost Diaries of Elena Hoyos, he also served as primary graphic designer. On the rare occasion he is not on the road performing, he can be found on the sandy beaches of Southern California, or with his family on the volcanic coast of Reykjavik.