Pick Up Performance Co(s)

Essential Personnel

Alyce Dissette (Producer) is a live performance/television/digital media producer based in New York City. She has worked on more than 50 productions with internationally known artists, venues, and arts organizations, ranging from and including The Metropolitan Opera Presentations Department, a former Executive Producer of the PBS national series Alive From Off Center/Alive TV, and James Turrell’s Roden Crater project. She was director of one of the first international digital artworks competitions, New Voices, New Visions, sponsored by Paul Allen, The Voyager Company, and WIRED magazine. She is currently the Producing Director of the Pick Up Performance Co(s), producing the work of writer/director Ain Gordon and choreographer/director/writer David Gordon. She serves on the Board of Directors of ODC/Dance Co./School/Theater in San Francisco and, until recently, for 10 years on Alliance of Resident Theaters New York (A.R.T./NY) Board, the service organization serving nonprofit theaters in New York City.

Ed Fitzgerald (Production Stage Manager) has been a professional stage manager for 40 years, working on Broadway (Da, A Little Family Business, The Tap Dance Kid, Carrie: The Musical, The Violet Hour), off-Broadway (Manhattan Theatre Club, The Best of Friends, Tick, Tick … Boom), off-off-­Broadway, and in major regional theaters throughout the country (ART, ACT, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, BAM, Spoleto USA) and overseas (London, Berlin, Singapore, Seoul, Avignon, Strasbourg). He has been associated with Ain Gordon, David Gordon, and the Pick Up Performance Co(s) for 23 years and numerous productions.

Nick Ryckert (Production Manager) is a New York–based lighting designer. His Pick Up Performance Co(s) credits include If She Stood, The History of Asking the Wrong Question, and In This Place. Recent design credits include Odes (Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble, NY); American Tall Tales (Compass Players, NY); Tosca e le Altre Due (Kairos Italy Theater, NY); and Hamlet, A Body of Water, and Crimes of the Heart (Firebelly Productions, VA). Associate/Assistant design credits include Inflatable Frankenstein and Sontag: Reborn (New York Theatre Workshop); The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and Spy Garbo (Laura Mroczkowski); Collapse and The Jammer (Paul Whitaker); Picasso’s Closet (Martha Mountain); and Open the Door, Virginia! (Allen Lee Hughes). Nick is the resident lighting designer for the Kirov Academy of Ballet and the Annual National Capital Area Cappies Awards Gala at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

Jane Shaw (Sound Designer) makes her Pick Up Performance Co(s) debut with this workshop. Previous credits include: with Ken Rus Schmoll, Red Dog Howls (New York Theatre Workshop), and with Birgit Huppuch, In the Next Room (Cleveland Play House). She has created dance designs for Susan Marshall & Company (Sleeping Beauty and Other Stories at BAM Next Wave), Big Dance Theater (Bessie Award for Comme Toujours Here I Stand; Supernatural Wife at BAM Next Wave), Terry Creach, David Dorfman, and Tami Stronach. Theater designs include A Picture of Autumn (Mint), Basilica (Rattlestick), The Catch (Denver Center, Henry Award), Jackie (Women’s Project, Lucille Lortel Award nomination), En el tiempo de las mariposas (Repertorio Español, Premios ACE Award), The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Edinburgh International Festival), and Breath and Imagination (Hartford Stage, City Theater). This fall she is designing the sound for Macbeth and La Dispute (Hartford Stage) and for Trading Practices (HERE Arts Center). Jane has been recipient of a NEA/TCG Career Development Grant, an Elliot Norton Award nomination, and a Meet the Composer grant. She is a graduate of Harvard and Yale School of Drama.




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