Maureen Huskey (formerly Brennan) is an award-winning theater director based in Los Angeles since 2006. Her work reflects a strong commitment to pursuing a wide range of material, performance styles, cross-disciplinary collaborations and audience-performer relationships. Recent directing credits include Jennifer Barclay’s The Exile of Petie Delarge for the REDCAT Now Festival and Son of Semele, Carl Hancock Rux’s Poesia Negra at REDCAT and UCLA Live’s Medea starring Annette Bening. Huskey’s work as co-creator and director of the New York-based, site-specific theater group Red Dive from 1996-2006 garnered her a Bessie Award for “performance installation and new media” and support from the Franklin Furnace Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Heathcote Foundation, among others. Her independent theater projects in New York have been supported by New Dance Alliance, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Brooklyn Arts Council, among other organizations and residencies. Huskey is an artist leader in Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program.
Ellen Baird is a dancer and choreographer who has performed at the DIA Center for the Arts and the Mulberry Street Theater in New York City, as well as at New Performance Gallery in San Francisco. She holds an MFA in dance from Mills College, Oakland, CA.
Kerry Lowe joined Red Dive in 2000. Prior to becoming a member, she worked with Red Dive as a performer in both Inhabited–Ghosts of Home and Inhabited–Afterlives. Kerry is a writer and performer whose work has been seen at The Present Theater Company, The Red Room, The Irish Arts Center and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. She received her BFA in Acting/Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.
Ashley Smith is a dancer, choreographer and performer. She is a former Eric Hawkins Dance Company member and co-founding member of the Wellspring Project.