Citizen Truth (Min Jung Yoon) is a butoh dancer, ritual performance artist, and researcher of collective choreography and conflict resolution using the body. They create worlds for heightened relational emotionality, permission for depth, and challenging social norms and extremes toward new images and gestures of truth needed for our times. They are currently an ArtCorps scholar at Anna and Daria Halprin’s Tamalpa Institute and a MA candidate in Process-Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies with the Process Work Institute. They have studied and performed with master butoh teachers around the world. They have directed and performed in butoh immersive shows on and off the stage, including with Bad Unkl Sista and Epic Immersive’s Underground.
Touted by Bravo TV as "Chez Panisse meets Studio 54," Courtney Nichols founded Disco Dining Club to marry her love affair of counterculture with her love affair of raucous dinner parties. Since 2015, Courtney has produced theatrical and thematic food experiences worldwide. Each of her experiences seek to disrupt puritanical sensibilities while nurturing a community of dining misfits who found freedom on the dance floor, and then translated this freedom to the dining table. Since 2020, DDC has evolved into Of The Night, which delivers thematic party packages to doorsteps nationwide. If you are ever on the hunt for Courtney in a crowded room, look for the woman with bedhead, red lips, and poppers in her hand. Courtney’s mantra? Consume everything.
Owen is the founder and Artistic Director of pioneering immersive and interactive company Parabolic Theatre. He is a writer and director with over 20 years experience working in the theatre and film industries. Parabolic shows are known for their extreme levels of interactivity, and for adapting on the fly in response to audiences. Owen is a passionate advocate for this ‘adaptive narrative’ approach to interactive performance. Examples of his/Parabolic’s work include "For King and Country", "Crisis? What Crisis?" and "The House of Cenci". https://www.parabolictheatre.com
April Soetarman is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and writer who creates installations, public art, and immersive theater. Her site-responsive works play with the language of everyday objects and speculative institutions to explore complex human emotions. Her projects have been exhibited by museums and public spaces, as well as anonymously installed in dozens of urban spaces across the country. April is also behind WeirdSideProjects.com, her series of ongoing experiments in code, text, and street art. Notable projects include The Museum of Almost Realities (2017), The Department of Emotional Labor (2019), and The End of the Day (2020). @AprilSoetarman / AprilSoetarman.com
Shuai Chen is the Founder and Chief Puzzle Officer of Gr8er Good Games/Patchwork Adventures. Her core values are curiosity, creativity, and community. Shuai has over 10 years of experience in corporate team-building and started researching virtual team-building in 2017, when she realized that remote teams had trouble bonding over videochat. Her team of 60 amazing facilitators/actors has hosted over 300 virtual teambuilding events this past year. Before starting Patchwork Adventures, she co-founded Middle Circle, a nonprofit that fosters “church-like” community without religious dogma, and was the Executive Director of SCRAP, a San Francisco creative reuse nonprofit. Shuai was on Team USA in the 2017 and 2019 World Escape Room Championships and she’s played over 200 escape rooms.