Zach Morris (Third Rail Projects' Co-Artistic Director) is co-creator of the immersive theater hits Then She Fell, The Grand Paradise, Sweet & Lucky, and most recently Ghost Light at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater. Zach's work includes site-specific performance, multimedia installation art and environments, and experiential performance. He is particularly interested in creating projects that place contemporary art and performance in non-traditional contexts. Zach has been honored with numerous awards, including two BESSIE awards, and was recently named as one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. His work has been presented nationally and internationally with the support of numerous grants, commissions, and residencies and he has had the pleasure of teaching, mentoring, and creating new platforms to support the work of artists both at home and abroad. Zach holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.
Tom Pearson (Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Third Rail Projects / Original White Rabbit) is the Director of the Global Performance Studio and co-creator of the immersive theater hits Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. He is the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) awards, a Ford Foundation and National Museum of the American Indian’s IllumiNation award for his work in native theater, The Kingsbury and Cody Harris Allen writing awards, and others. Tom holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University and was recently named as one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. He is interested in mythos and magic, archetypes and depth psychology, as well as ceremonial and ritual experience. His work draws from these as well as his Tsalagi (Eastern Band Cherokee) heritage and its focus on right relationship and story as medicine. His international work cultivate shared practices, dialogue, and community building within a framework of cultural listening and collaboration. His recently published collection of writings, The Sandpiper's Spell, is available at Amazon.
Jennine Willett (Co-Founder & Co-Artistic Director, Third Rail Projects / Original White Queen) is Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects and co-creator of the Brooklyn immersive theater hits The Grand Paradise and Then She Fell. She also recently led a two-year collaboration between Third Rail Projects and Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project, culminating in the premiere of Learning Curve, an immersive journey into a Chicago public high school. Performed by 33 youth artists, Learning Curve was named one of the Top Ten shows of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, Time-Out, and the Chicago Sun-Times, who called it “an altogether wondrous, one-of-a-kind, ‘immersive’ masterwork.” Jennine leads Third Rail Projects’ education initiatives and has offered courses for numerous academic intuitions and arts organizations. Jennine holds an MFA degree from Florida State University.