United Broadcasting Theater Company is an ensemble of artists who create experimental theater under the direction of Jamie Poskin. We are based in New York City. The company was formed by Jamie Poskin and Andrew Gilchrist with Matt Schloss, Henry Vick (who first met Jamie and Andrew when they were all students at Rockhurst High School, an all-boys Jesuit school in Kansas City), Louiza Collins, Gwen Ellis, Olivia Jorgensen, Arielle Lever, Daisy Long, Rosalie Lowe, Chip Rodgers, Chase Voorhees, and Tim Youker.
Jamie Poskin (director, writer, co-artistic director) is a current Wooster Group company member working as Elizabeth LeCompte’s assistant director. He has been an administrator with the Group for the productions Hamlet (2012), Early Plays (2012), Vieux Carré (2011), North Atlantic (2010), and La Didone (2009), and as an intern performed in There Is Still Time..Brother (2007), an interactive film installation. In 2010 he received Theater Communications Group’s New Generations Future Leaders grant, a two-year fellowship under the mentorship of Wooster Group producer Cynthia Hedstrom and director Elizabeth LeCompte. Outside the Group, he directed and performed in a piece at Performance Space 122′s Avant-Garde-Arama! titled For Death Rides Quickly (2010). He also worked with Temporary Distortion as the assistant director and composer for Americana Kamikaze (2009) and tour production manager for Welcome To Nowhere (2008). Jamie graduated from Stanford in 2006 and until 2008 worked as a teacher and athletic director at Cristo Rey New York High School in Harlem.
Andrew Gilchrist (performer, writer, co-artistic director) Gilchrist last performed with Willem Dafoe in Robert Wilson and Marina Abramovic’s collaboration, The Life And Death Of Marina Abramović, which premiered at the Manchester International Theater Festival in 2011 and has since toured to Madrid, Basel, Amsterdam, and Antwerp. Earlier in 2011, he played Mr. Krap in Viktor K., a collaboration with The Bruce High Quality Foundation, and performed in a showing of Carlos Soto’s new work in an evening of performances at the Guggenheim Museum curated by Robert Wilson. He also performed in Laurie Anderson’s recent video installation The Gray Rabbit, which was last seen at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary in January 2012. Gilchrist is currently co-directing The Sundance Kid Is Beautiful, written and performed by Christopher Knowles and produced by Robert Wilson and The Watermill Center. The production was seen as a work-in-progress at the Martin E. Segal Theatre in May 2012 and is touring internationally in 2013. He is also in post-production for his short film, Sea Pig, which he wrote, produced, directed, and performed in, with cinematography by Brett Jutkiewicz, art direction by Eugene Tsai, and music by Matmos. Gilchrist has created many experimental theater productions of his own work, including: James V (2009) at The Tank, which he wrote, directed, produced, and performed in, and The Intruder (2009), Birthtaint (2008), The Exquisite Tale Of Ronald Pelican (2007), and
Matt Schloss (sound, music, co-artistic director) is a composer, sound designer, web developer, and bicycle adventurer who began playing the piano at age four. For The Wooster Group, he has provided music, sound design, and live mixing for hundreds of performances of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré, Jim Strahs’ North Atlantic, Cavalli and Busenello’s opera La Didone, Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Lucille Lortel Outstanding Sound Design Award nominee), Who’s Your Dada?!, Poor Theater, and Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones. Outside The Wooster Group, Schloss won the 2012 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Sound Design for his work on the original opera Miranda, which performed at HERE Arts Center in January 2012. He has also created music for the improv group Amnesia Wars and he composed the original musical comedy Yahweh’s Follies, which is currently under development.
Louiza Collins (performer) loves Brooklyn, expressing bike rage, t’ai chi, raw foods, and getting twisted. She is an associated artist of the FullStop Collective, an intern for The Wooster Group, and proud to be a part of United Broadcasting Theater Company. After two years in NYC she has performed in The Great Recession and Office Hours directed by Jim Simpson at The Flea Theater. As a part of the FullStop Collective, she has appeared in Hangman School for Girls and Outfoxed, both written by Lucy Gillepsie. Most recently she played Viola in Twelfth Night and Irina in Three Sisters. She has a BFA in Theater from CalArts.
Gwen Ellis (performer) is a performer who most recently appeared in The Lady’s Not For Burning with Parenthesis Theatre Company. Other work includes Heist! in the 34th Humana Play Festival, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Tiny Geniuses in the NYC Fringe Festival. She is a proud alumna of the Apprentice/Intern Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Olivia Jorgensen (associate producer) is a former intern with The Wooster Group who has been involved with the United Broadcasting Theater Company since November 2010. She graduated from Drew University May 2010, where she received the Garden State Arts Foundation’s Thomas H. Kean Scholarship Award and published an essay entitled “Advocacy” for Frederick M. Alexander’s Technique. In addition to providing administrative support to United Broadcasting, she recently performed in a piece by Yelena Gluzman and The Science Project, and getting ready to move to Philadelphia to study at The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performer Training.
Arielle Lever (performer) was most recently seen in Religion and Ice Cream at The Wild Project and USER 927 at HERE Arts Center. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2010, where she was involved in many university productions. Regional credits include Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, both at Syracuse Stage. She has performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe and at the Cochrance Theatre and The Globe in London. Arielle is a teaching artist and founder of CO/LAB Theater Group, which offers theater workshops for individuals with developmental disabilities. She also serves as the managing director of The Deconstructive Theatre Project.
Daisy Long (lighting) is a New York-based lighting and scenic designer and a former Wooster Group intern. Recent credits include Who’s Your Baghdaddy? (The New Musical Foundation), Bongani (NYC Fringe), and The Private Sector (Less Than Rent). She is a graduate of Yale University.
Rosalie Lowe (sound) is a director and a performer who recently moved to New York from Portland, Oregon. She is currently touring with Jay Scheib as a performer in World Of Wires. She is an assistant managing director at La MaMa E.T.C. and a former intern at The Wooster Group. In 2011 she worked with The Woodshed Collective as an assistant director for The Tenant.
Chip Rodgers (sound, graphic design) is a technical intern at The Wooster Group as well as a freelance director and sound designer. He is a founding member and associate artist at Blueprint Theater Project where he has served as sound and production designer for The Human Variations, a four-part site-specific theatrical-symphony. Other significant projects include assistant directing for Paul Lazar and members of Big Dance Theater on Mac Wellman’s Girl Gone, and the direction of A Resounding Tinkle at The Access Theater Gallery.
Henry Vick (performer) is a performer whose recent work includes David Cromer’s production of When The Rain Stops Falling at Lincoln Center and The Mad One’s Tremendous Tremendous at The Brick Theater. Before moving to New York, he performed in many shows in Kansas City, his hometown, winning The Best of Kansas City Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2001 and Best Actor in a Comedy in 2003.
Chase Voorhees (video) is a Brooklyn-based freelance designer who specializes in video, photography, and sound. He is a founding member of Everywhere Theatre Group. His work has been presented at various venues including: 3LD/Ohio Interrupted, Ontological Hysteric Theatre, the Brick Theater, HERE Arts Center, Incubator Arts Project, Dixon Place, and the Wings Theater. His work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, Broadway World, Culture Bot, and NYTheatre.com.
Timothy Youker (dramaturgy, writer) is lecturer at New York University and holds a PhD from Columbia University in Theatre. He has previously worked as a dramaturg for the Invisible Company, and he has performed selections from his own solo writing at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.