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Joy Wulke

JOY WULKE
Founding/Creative Director
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Joy is a nationally recognized sculptor whose work bridges the boundary between visual art and architecture. Since receiving her Masters of Environmental Design Degree from Yale in 1974, she has had numerous exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in the US, Europe, and Japan. She has received numerous awards, most recently Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation in the Community for her work with Projects2k as well as three Connecticut Commission on the Arts Artist Fellowships among many others. Her commissions span the country and include work for the Lincoln Center Film Forum in New York and the Louisiana World's Fair. Her work is featured in New Media Art by Michael Rush, as well as numerous international publications. Wulke was a consultant with the Connecticut Commission on the Art in the Art in Public Spaces program for 5 years. She is founder of Projects for a New Millennium, which has initiated collaborative projects in Connecticut, New York, and Montana.

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Jamie Burnett

JAMIE BURNETT
Producer/Lighting Design/Graphic Design

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Jamie Burnett (Lighting Designer, Master electrician, Production Manager) is a BFA graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Theater Production Design. He was Master Electrician at Long Wharf Theater followed by Technical Director/Lighting Designer for the Educational Center for the Arts in the 80s and 90s, designing 100s of productions in the Arts Hall and the Little Theater. He is a consultant, designer, special events planner, and film/video Gaffer as well as a licensed electrical contractor. Recent work includes Lighting design for Abyss, an epic music and dance piece at Yale. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Guilford High School. Pirates of Penzance at ECA. The Hugo Kauder Societies Production of the Merlin Opera. The complete lighting System Renovation of the Paul Mellon arts Center Theater at Choate Rosemary Hall. And the eye catching LED Kinetic Lighting on the Stamford Train Station.

As resident Set and Lighting Designer for New Haven’s Elm Shakespeare Company for the past 18 years he designed lighting for Julius Caesar and the past summer’s production of Macbeth and the previous summers lighting for Measure for Measure in Edgerton Park New Haven. Also last Spring, American Buffalo at Kehler Lidel Gallery.

With Projects for a New Millennium, he was Producer/Lighting Designer/Production Manager for the smash hits Terra Continuum (1999) and 2001’s Terra Lumina, and 2005’s Terra Mirabila the grand multimedia extravaganzas performed in the Stony Creek Granite Quarry. He also designed PNM’s Branford Luminata 2010 lighting the town hall on the Branford Green. Planning is underway for Terra Tractus June 2014 in Stony Creek Quarry. In 2005 he was recipient of the New Haven Arts Award.

Jamie is a licensed Electrical Contractor and owns his own electrical contracting and special event business, Luminous Environments LLC, specializing in consulting, design, renovation and installation of theater and studio lighting and rigging systems. Jamie resides in Durham CT where he enjoys wrangling the neighbors escaped pets.

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Istvan Peter B'racz

PETER B'RACZ
Composer/Musical Director

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Peter is a graduate of Oberlin, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Yale School of Music and the Hartt School. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant to continue his studies in Budapest, Hungary. At Yale, he participated in the first "Summer Piano Institute" at Yale and received his Master's of Music studying with Boris Bierman. He is currently composing and teaching. Istvan is a faculty member of the Neighborhood Music School and Central Connecticut State University. He has recently served as Music Director and composed music for the New England Actors' Theatre production of Eaglestones, Aberrant Behavior, among others. He has done a film score for Into the Light and sound for King Gordogan with Dan Fine. His works have been performed in New York at PS 122, Steinway Hall at Carnegie, as well as Wesleyan in CT.

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Gena Rho-Smith

GENA RHO-SMITH
Dance and Movement Educational Specialist

Ms. Smith, also of Projects 2k, has an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and BS in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She has collaborated with Ms. Wulke on many arts education projects, including those with the Barnard School and the Peabody Museum, and has developed movement, yoga, and dance classes for children aged 2-10.

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Jeff Cone

JEFF CONE
Laser Specialist

Jeff has been instrumental over the years in the integration of lasers, the new media arts, nature, and created visual environments. In 1992, after touring extensively from 1989-1991, performing hundreds of live performances across most of states in the USA, he introduced one of the most advanced MIDI interfaced, 3D vector graphics, DSP-based, fully programmable laser control systems. He has since programmed and performed for all sorts of events including dance concerts, with bands, projections on buildings, through waterscreens, on ceilings, quarry walls, and snow-covered mountains. His work also includes assisting others artists with custom laser programming for museum installations, galleries, broadcast TV, public art projects, and of coarse many of Projects for a New Millennium's shows.

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Margaret Carl

MARGARET CARL
Stage Manager

Margaret is founding member and Production Stage Manager of Algonkuin Players Theatre Co. For the past thirteen years she has stage managed for a number of theater and dance companies, special events, and festivals in the New Haven area. This is her first production in a quarry, her first speaking part, and the most mosquito bites of any show. She would like to thank the producers for the opportunity to work with old friends and many new ones.

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Robin Comey

ROBIN COMEY
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Robin has been working with Projects2k since Terra Continuum in 1999 and enjoys working on educational programming such as in 2009 with Branford Luminata and 2010 Branford LuminAqua. She currently serves as Chair of the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, Board member of the Food Allergy Education Network, and active in other community service organizations helping youth. She has 25 years of experience in community and regional touring theater filling positions as Director, Technical Director, Stage Manager, teacher, set and lighting tech, actor, singer and dancer. She is a partner in Starprompt, LLP providing teleprompting services for public speaking, video and film productions throughout the country.

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Joyce DeLauro

JOYCE DeLAURO
Choreographer

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Joyce is the founder and artistic director of Starship Dance Theater. She is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer trained in New York City at the American Ballet Center and American Ballet Theater. She has also studied and performed Jazz, Modern and African dance. Joyce has been teaching dance to children, adults and senior citizens for 23 years. In 1993 she was a recipient of the United to Serve America Diamond Award for outstanding community service.

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T. Charles Erickson

T. CHARLES ERICKSON
Photographer

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Charlie is Projects2k’s documentary photographer and is responsible for capturing the ephemeral magic of our work with light. He photographs theater works all over the world. All photographs, with the acceptation of several images from Branford Luminata by Judy Rosenthal, using light on this site and in our publications are copyright T. Charles Erickson.

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T. Charles Erickson

JUDY SIROTA ROSENTHAL
Photographer at Large

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Judy is a documentary, event, and family photographer, as well as a visual artist in multiple other forms. She is photographer at large for Projects 2K documenting several events and projects since 2002. Judy works with numerous organizations to capture the essence, sprit and the faces of their work, from the Elm Shakespeare Company and the Foote School, to the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and Life Haven, among others. She has traveled with Project Kesher to the former Soviet Union and the Ukraine to document their work with women in those regions. Judy has been awarded several grants for her evocative installation and visual arts projects.

 


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