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circus cast of Birdhouse Factory

Cast and Creative Team

Birdhouse Factory is performed by an international touring cast of ten artists and supported by a technical crew of five.  The Birdhouse Factory stage brings together cast members from Israel, Russia, Canada and Guatemala, Mongolia, the U.S. and Turkmenistan who collaborate to perform astounding acrobatic feats while telling a story of hope.

Artists

Sagiv Ben Binyamin, Elisabeth Carpenter, Jesse Dryden, Aloysia Gavre, Thayr Harris, Wes Hatfield, Frederic Lemieux-Cormier, Elena Lev, Patrick McGuire, Lindsay Orton, Ganchimeg Oyunchimeg, Alexandre Pivaral, Nelson Pivaral, Steven Ragatz, Michael Redinger, Goulia Rozyeva, Cody Russell,  Viktoria Shvarstmann, Russ Stark,  Owen Winship

Stage Technicians

Ryan Cook, Dave Freitag, Karl Gillick, Janeen Johnson, Duane Lashua, Blake Manship, Anthony Powers, Kevin Rogers, Josh Thompson, Claudette Waddle

Creative team

PRODUCERS: Chris and Aida Lashua

CO-DIRECTORS: Chris Lashua, Aloysia Gavre, Rex Camphuis, Sam Payne, Sandra Feusi

CHOREOGRAPHER: Aloysia Gavre

COSTUME DESIGNER: Aloysia Gavre with additional designs by Lisa Ragatz

COMPOSERS: Cody and Julia Westheimer

DRAMATURGE: Steven Ragatz

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Heather Basarab with tour lighting by Anthony Powers

SCENIC DESIGNER: Sean Riley

MACHINE DESIGNERS: Chris Lashua and Sean Riley

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