Valerie McCann is a performing artist and embodied practitioner based in Los Angeles. She was a member of the international ensemble Dynamika Metamorfozy with NetTheatre at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, PL. With the artist Than Hussein Clark, she collaborated on performances at the National Gallery in Prague, CZ, MIT List Art Center, and Art Basel. In collaboration with the Samantha Shay/Source Material, Valerie assistant directed I Should Have a Party For All the Thoughts I Didn’t Say at the Old Church in Portland, OR, and A Thousand Tongues, which premiered at the 2016 Theatre Olympics in Wroclaw, PL. She has trained and performed with members of the SITI company in New York and Los Angeles and is a founding member of ARTEL. Last year she spent 6 weeks in residency with Deborah Hay in Austin, TX.
Jennifer Jonassen was born and raised in Brooklyn where she had the chance to work in almost every aspect of theatre both onstage and off. Now having spent over a decade in Los Angeles, she has performed prolifically as an actress, dancer, clown and performance artist. This year she had the honor of appearing in Taylor Mac's 24 Decades of Popular Music in Los Angeles ( MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama.) She is the founder of Intrepid Dance Project a dance company based on her belief that everyone can dance & is dedicated to diversifying dance. Passionate about body image, Jennifer has worked as a writer most notably as Entertainment and Arts Editor at Plus Model Magazine and Adios Barbie where she interviewed celebrities such as Leonard Nimoy and Martha Wash as well as many other interesting artists and activists. In 2010 she was honored as a nominee (alongside Jessica Simpson and Kate Winslet) for a "Nourishing Your Spirit Award" primarily for her performance work as a dancer.