Elizabeth Carena (Swing/Original Hatter) has collaborated on more than a dozen productions with Third Rail Projects, including Ghost Light and The Grand Paradise. She also served as the company’s Managing Director from 2007-2016. Her band Mother Feather, known for their bombastic live performances, just finished recording their second LP on Metal Blade Records, following their eponymous debut in 2016. She holds a BA in Theater from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. www.elizabethcarena.com
Alberto Denis (Performer/Original Lewis Carroll) joined Third Rail Projects in 2011 performing in the Steampunk Haunted House. Since then, he has worked with Third Rail on numerous other projects. He originated the role of Lewis Carroll for the BESSIE Award-winning immersive theater hit Then She Fell in 2012, and he originated the role of the Activities Director in The Grand Paradise in 2016 (also performing the role of Dad in the show). Alberto enjoys moonlighting as international burlesque star GoGo Gadget, and he’s grateful to have worked with so very many incredible choreographers and artists over the years. BA: Rhode Island College. Connect at facebook.com/albertodenisperformer
Stacie C. Tobar (Original Nurse Mary Ann) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her pursuit of adventure and knowledge brought her to NYC where she joined Third Rail Projects from 2011-2014. Stacie's work as both a choreographer and performer have been seen in venues and art festivals all over the Southeast including Picolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC and American College Dance Festival where she was chosen to represent Coker College three years in a row.
Rebekah Morin (Swing/Original Red Queen) has been collaborating with Third Rail Projects since 2010, originating many roles, including the Red Queen in Then She Fell. She was Assistant Director of Third Rail Projects' Sweet & Lucky (DCPA). Based in NYC since 1998, she has performed nationally and internationally with a great variety of artists, including JODP and The Equus Projects. Her choreography has been shown in multiple NYC venues and elsewhere, most recently at REDCAT, LA. Ms. Morin holds a BA in Dance from Connecticut College. She is a certified yoga teacher and Thai massage practitioner, and is trained in natural horsemanship.
Marissa Nielsen-Pincus (Associate Artistic Director/Original Alice) is a performing artist, teacher, and founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects. Since 2001, she has been a collaborating artist on Third Rail’s creative processes nationally and internationally. In addition to performing, Marissa led the rehearsal directing teams and was Assistant Director for Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise (2016), as well as a member of the directing team for Learning Curve (2016), Third Rail’s collaboration with the Chicago youth theater company, APTP. Marissa teaches performance skills regularly in NYC, as well as nationally and internationally. She is also a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.
Tara O’Con (Original Alice) has been a collaborative member of Third Rail Projects since 2007, originating roles in both Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, among many others, and a teaching artist since 2016. Her own work has been commissioned and presented at Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River To River Festival, and New York Live Arts. Her most recent creative residencies include a 2012-2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a choreographic fellowship at the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy (Feb, 2016). She also works as an experiential consultant and UX Designer. taraoconexperiencedesign.co
Since 2002, Zoë Schieber (Original Doctor) has shown her own work in the streets and in traditional venues in New York, Asheville, and Galway. She has performed with several New York choreographers including Eva Dean, Noémie LaFrance, and Abby Bender. A Georgia native, she graduated from Tulane University with an Anthropology degree. When she is not dancing or trying to get to the woods she is teaching the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. For more information please visit zoozimoves.com.