Evolve Company

Evolve Company

Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil

EVOLVE COMPANY has been a fixture in NYC’s indie theater scene for more than 15 years.  Co-Artistic Directors Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil have created and performed original works such as Secrets History Remembers, The Most Radiant Beauty, Becoming, Evolution, and Mercy.  They received a 2011 Jim Henson Foundation Grant to create their large-scale piece, Home, which has since been seen at the Henson Annex and at Dixon Place.  They were also given the honor of creating the world premiere production of Motormorphosis, a play by former Czech President Vàclav Havel, as part of UTC61’s Havel Festival at the Ohio Theater in NYC.  Their work for others includes serving as puppetry designers and associate producers for Theatre East’s musical Devil and the Deep, and creating puppets and models for UTC61’s musical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.  Tanya has performed, designed, and directed puppet theater at venues such as HERE, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Puppeteers of America National Festival, the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.  She performs and voices the character of “Phoenix” on the children’s web series Rosie’s Place.  Barry is an actor, playwright, director, filmmaker and graphic designer in addition to his puppetry work.  He has created puppets and masks for many NYC theater and dance productions, including Hope & Anchor, Unauthorized Magic in Oz, Funny as a Crutch, Third Rail Projects’ The Steampunk Haunted House, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Mister Mantis: The Dance of the Praying Mantis.  www.evolvepuppets.com