THE ADVISORY BOARD
ALEXIS CAMILLE (she/they)
Alexis is an actor, storyteller, and educator living in Minneapolis, MN. A member of Agile Rascal’s 2015 inaugural tour, they currently work with HUGE Improv Theater, The Theater of Public Policy, and Pillsbury House Theatre. She's also a cast member of the internationally renowned Blackout Improv, celebrated for their skillful use of comedy that expands capacity for difficult conversations around race and inequity - laughter becoming the tool to evoke empathy and a deepening sense of accountability. Alexis is motivated to create a culture of self-expression, inclusivity, open dialogue, laughter, and healing via the arts.
LANXING FU (she/her)
Lanxing is a Chinese-American theater artist and co-director of Superhero Clubhouse, creating performance for climate and environmental justice. In this role, she is playwright and co-creator of MAMMELEPHANT (Theatre Row / The New Ohio / HERE Arts Center), program director of The Living Stage NYC (University Settlement / LES Meltzer Senior Center); co-creator of PLUTO (no longer a play), (The Brick), and JUPITER (a play about power), (La MaMa), and program director of Big Green Theater: Queens. She is a socially-engaged artist with many years experience on community-centered projects in Virginia and New York, utilizing training in Theatre of the Oppressed. Interdisciplinary collaboration grounds her work: most recently in residence at IIASA in Austria, Lanxing created PIECE OF CAKE with Dr. Fabian Wagner, responding to his research on population and climate change. Her essays "Building Possibility in the Age of Climate Change" and "The Birth of a Climate Commons" are published on HowlRound. She has been a workshop facilitator and speaker with The New School, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and more. Residencies: Broadway Advocacy Coalition Reimagining Justice Through Abolition; iLand interdisciplinary Lab; Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Lacawac Nature Center; and more. She’s a member of TCG's 2019 Conference Committee on Climate and was one of TCG’s 2020 Rising Leaders of Color.
JACOB JANSSEN (he/him)
Jacob is a director and producer. He is currently serving as the artistic producer of The COOP, a theatre and film company in New York City. He has served in artistic and administrative positions at Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre and Mosaic Theater in Washington, DC as well as American Theatre Company in Chicago. Jacob’s directing work includes projects with Baltimore Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, The Goodman, About Face, and others. He is particularly interested in international collaboration, which has led to projects with The Goethe Institute, Instituto de Cervantes, the Embassies of Austria, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. Jacob was Artistic Director of The Plimoth Players, the original Shakespeare company in residence at Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, MA. He holds an MFA in Directing from DePaul University and a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is happiest on his bike somewhere far from home.
MALAY "TACO" KHAMSYVORAVONG (she/her)
Malay "Taco" is a collaborator at the California Field School, an adventure learning bike touring program for youth, focused on social and environmental justice. Taco is also the Associate Director of YBike, a collection of youth-centered bike programs based out of the YMCA of San Francisco and a bike instructor with Bike East Bay. In the Spring of 2019, Taco took a 3-month solo bike trek through Southeast Asia to visit her father's homeland, Laos, for the first time. Taco is passionate about connecting people to the joy of moving their bodies and believes in the power of bikes to serve as a tool for young folks—especially youth of color, girls and gender nonconforming youth—to claim their right to public spaces.
MATT LORD (he/him)
Matt is an attorney, permaculture enthusiast, loving husband, and father, living in Montague, Massachusetts. His law practice has included real estate and land use litigation, advising small businesses, and he currently represents individuals seeking social security long-term disability benefits. Matt has also worked with different boards in different roles: as a Selectboard member for Montague, staff support for non-profits, member of a small privately-held corporate board, and on the municipal planning board. He also has a long history of involvement in grass-roots campaign and issue activism, supporting various climate-oriented policy changes and progressive candidates at the state level. Matt enjoys a variety of avant-garde, surrealist, and psychedelic art, including the masterful visual artists James Turrell, filmmakers Alexander Jodorowski and David Lynch, and multimedia extravagances of a psytrance festival. His life goal is to support ways of living that enrich community by building deeper bonds between individuals while simultaneously ensuring the long-term sustainability of the community within the environment. Involvement and support for Agile Rascal checks a lot of boxes.
JENNY ROMAINE (she/her)
Jenny is a NYC based director, designer, puppeteer, educator and organizer. She co-founded Great Small Works with 6 other visual theater artists to keep theater at the heart of social life. She is music director of Jennifer Miller’s CIRCUS AMOK and an artist in residence with Milk Not Jails, and Inside Change. Romaine has directed community based spectacles in New York City and internationally, and works extensively as an educator in public schools, prisons, universities and museums. She was the first recipient of the Adrienne Cooper Award for Dreaming in Yiddish (2014), and received a Marshall Meyer Risk-Taker Award from Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (2015). She is a member of the Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee, and Naming the Lost Memorials and is featured in "Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience, a monograph by Ezra Berkley Nepon."
MOIRA WILLIAMS (they/them)
moira is a disabled indigenous artist, disability cultural activist who weaves together cross-disability justice, gatherings, and arts of all kinds with eco-somatics and queer ecologies. moira believes in “access intimacy”* as an attitude beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their often co-creative work leads with disability, approaching culture as something we actively shape together. moira’s work with water focuses on accessible NYC waterfronts, and led to extended comment deadlines for NYC’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, an accessible public bathroom and an online and in-person Disability Cabaret on an accessible boat. They recently received Santa Fe Arts Institute REVOLUTION, Blue Mountain Center, Disability + DANCE NYC Social Justice Fellowships, a U.S. Artists Disability Futures Fund and Leonardo Crip Tech Incubator grants. moira’s work has been at Works on Water Triennial, CUE Art Foundation, Landscape Research UK, Common Field, UniArts Helsinki, GROUNDWORKS UK, HET Hem Amsterdam and has appeared in Jacket2, A Field Guide to iLANDING and C Magazine. moira is a member of REMOTE ACCESS PARTY collective and co-curated TALK BACK at Flux Factory with Lexy Ho-Tai — the first NYC exhibition centering an intersectional community of disabled artists and activists, cited in The New York Times.
*“Access intimacy” is “that hard to describe feeling when someone ‘gets’ your access needs.” - Mia Mingus