Robert Saenz de Viteri(Producing Director) has been working with MBB&CO and Ira Glass since 2013. He joined the New York theater community in 2005 as an audio script assistant to Anna Deavere Smith as she began creating Let Me Down Easy. He led many productions and festivals at the Public Theater including the Public Lab Series and the international festival Under The Radar. He has created performances and toured productions throughout the world with the Obie Award winning Nature Theater of Oklahoma. As a director he has worked at the Ensemble Studio Theater, The Flea, The Atlantic Theater, Office Ops, a tiny storefront in Oslo and Access Theater, where he directed The NY Times Critic's Pick production of Michael & Edie. In 2014 he joined Ira Glass and This American Life producing Episode 528, The Radio Drama Episode, live on stage at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is currently creating a new theater piece based on the life of author Knut Hamsun, set to premiere in Norway.
Dana Boll(General Manager) is a theatre-maker and arts administrator. She started her career as Company Manager for ABT II, and has worked as a consultant to arts organizations for over 10 years, first with David Bury & Associates and now independently. Clients have included Merce Cunningham Dance Company, The Watermill Center, Art in General, AFS Intercultural Programs, Mark DeGarmo & Dancers, and The Clemente Soto Velez Center. As a theatre-maker, she develops movement-focused works and works as an actor. She is passionate about storytelling through dance and loves working with MBB&CO.
Tess James (Lighting Director) is a freelance Lighting Director and Designer. Throughout her career she has had the privilege of working with a wide range of amazing artists and companies including New York City Opera, BAM, New York City Center, Glimmerglass Opera, The American Repertory Theatre, Dallas Opera, Center Stage in Baltimore, The Public Theatre, Summer Scape at Bard College and Den Nye Opera in the Netherlands. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
Michelle Rose (Company Manager/ Production Assistant) is a dancer, filmmaker, administrator, and stage manager. Her production and administrative work has ranged from dance (ABT II), to Broadway theater (The Araca Group – Wicked, Rock of Ages), to television, and radio - one of her favorite experiences being This American Life Episode 528: The Radio Drama Episode, Live at the BAM Opera House. Rose has a BA from Mount Holyoke College, and a MA from NYU. She first saw MBB&CO perform live in 2011 and has loved them ever since.