Kevin Cunningham is an award-winning New York based artist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group and 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3-Legged Dog's multi-venue high tech development studio in Lower Manhattan. He is known for artistic and technological innovation as well as business innovation in the not for profit arts.
His artistic focus over the last 30 years has been on the creation of large-scale interdisciplinary artwork of all kinds and on the creation of artists' tools that enable intuitive manipulation of time-based and sensory elements. In recent years he has worked to create a self-sufficient platform for artistic experimentation in the face of declining philanthropic support for the arts. The business model leverages his international pool of talented associates and his knowledge and connections in technology and the arts to create custom teams that build one of a kind large-scale artworks and experiences for clients as diverse as the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lady Gaga. Proceeds from these works finance purely artistic projects where he and his teams develop the tools and methods that drive innovation in the next commission.
He is the recipient of many awards and has received major grants from most major private cultural foundations and has raised significant funding from social and traditional venture capital funds in the U.S. and Europe. Awards and honors include two Rockefeller Foundation Residencies in Bellagio Italy, Edward F. Albee Foundation Residency, selection for the Venice Biennale 2004 and 2008 for interactive media design, 2007 American Theater Wing Hewes Design Award and a Hewes Nomination in 2008. Two of his works have been selected for the prestigious Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design 2011 and Official Selection for the 2013 Sundance, American Film Institute, New York and Hamptons Film Festivals as well as CPH:DOX. He has twice been awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund Grant.
Skye Morse-Hodgson is a producer, filmmaker, photographer, and award winning screenwriter. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to New York in 2015 after graduating from Brooks Institute with a BFA in filmmaking. She has been involved in the creation, management, and shooting of productions at 3LD Art and Technology Center, The Tank, Dixon Place, Here Art Center, The Brick, The Performing Garage, Danspace, Judson Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Deitch Projects, Collapsable Hole, Tisch NYU, and many others. Skye’s photography work has been featured in Time Out New York, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.
Yasmin Santana is a Brazilian actress and multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working as a company artist at 3-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center in New York. Yasmin graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from CEFART (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and has extensive experience in theater and film. In 2016, she was part of the critics’ choice “Doomocracy” by Pedro Reyes, Directed by Meghan Finn, which gave her a nomination to the International Brazilian Press Award 2017. She recently performed “The Magic Agency - Chapter 01”, by Lilac - Co at Triangle Arts Center. Yasmin is also developing her new multidisciplinary project “PueblA”, produced by Môtiffy alongside Female Artists from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Their first short film was screened in NY in October, 2017.
In 2011 she graduated in theatre on a 3 year conservatory by the artistic training of Clovis Salgado Foundation - Palace of Arts (CEFAR) in Brazil.
Since 2012 she has worked alongside the renowned Brazilian director Rita Clemente, acting in her productions. One of them, the award-winning show “O que você foi quando era crianaça?", written by Lourenço Mutarelli, who served in season in September 2014 at CCBB - Belo Horizonte and won the Copasa/Simparc Award in the categories of best script, best director and best show of the year.
She acts in the show "Delírio&Vertigem," also directed by Rita Clemente and written by Jô Bilac, designed in 15th Edition of Oficinão Galpão Cine Horto, fulfilling seasons in VAC (Summer Contemporary Art and Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro (2012/2013/2014). yasminsantana.com
Cao Yuxi (James) is an Artist & Coder who define himself as an idealist trying to redeem his pledge under the social pragmatism pressure. His works usually being generated into the spectrum of sound-visualization performance, programming & computing media, Interactive Art and most especially where those areas meet. After the graduation from China Central Academy of Fine Art in 2013 and School of Visual Art(MFA) in 2016 , he currently working based in New York City. caoyuxi.com
Victor Morales, born in Venezuela, received a Law Degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, in Caracas, in 1990. Based in New York City since 1991, he completed a Master’s degree in Technology Applied to the Arts at New York University's Gallatin Division, in 1992. He is a director, performer and designer, whose work includes video animation and design, text, sound design, and digital puppetry. His work has travelled the world and he has collaborated with international artist such as Chris Kondek (Berlin), Joseph Silovsky (NYC), Jim Findlay (NYC), Findlay/Sandsmark (Norway), Joachim Schloemer (Germany), Wolfgang Mitterer (Austria) among others. He is Currently the Digital Technical Director at 3 Legged Dog in NYC.
Since 2003, Victor has been obsessed with the art of video game modifications and has implemented different game engines into most of the works he has produced. His solo work consists of an exploration of video game engines as simulation environments, where death and physics are transformed into dramatic and comedic real time performance.
Becca is a production manager and technical director based in NYC. She has worked with groups such as Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, All For One Theater (AFO), Soho Rep, The Play Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Elevator Repair Service (ERS), the TEAM, Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Guild Hall, and Strangemen and Compan.
JENNY LEE MITCHELL is a performer, producer who attended The Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied theater composition, directing and performance. She studied voice in Germany where she remained for over 15 years singing in major operetta and musical productions throughout Europe and touring with a Lecoq based theater troupe. She then worked with the celebrated clown David Shiner and started creating her own clown and devised work. After moving back to NYC she was introduced to 3 Legged Dog where she performed alongside musician and vaudevillian Aldo Perez in The Curse Of The Mystic Renaldo The to critical acclaim. They formed Theater THE, creating absurdist, music productions including Radio Purgatory at Dixon Place and House of Dopes.
Jenny’s most recent solo work Love Und Greed featuring German Weimar political songs of the 1920/30s was called “smart and theatrically savvy” by the NY Times. It was expanded to become Weimar Girls, a Weimar era political vaudeville burlesque which had a successful 5 month run at The Slipper Room where she continued to work under her alias Mad Jenny. Other cabaret work includes Cabaret in Captivity, music and theater written in the Terezin Ghetto in collaboration with Edward Einhorn of Untitled Theater 61.
Most recent acting credits: Vaclav Havel's Hunt for A Pig, Fire Island by Chuck Mee at 3LD, The Last Cyclist, When Clowns Play Hamlet, and Iphigenia at LaMaMa. Off Broadway: Outside Inn at 59East59,
Europe and Regional credits include: Dance of The Vampires directed by Roman Polanski, Fame, Falsettos, Hair, Jekyll And Hyde, Dames at Sea, Ruddigore, A Christmas Carol, Alice In Wonderland, Orpheus In the Underworld, Yeomen of The Guard, Ludwig II and Mozart the Musical. Directing credits: Smashed, The Magic Flute, Cenerentola, L’Elisir D’Amore for Opera on Tap. Jenny hosts vaudeville burlesque shows at The Slipper Room as her other alter ego Muffy Styler.
Xiao Quan is an actor/performer, violinist, photographer and videographer. Influenced by filmmakers David Lynch, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lars Von Trier, as well as writers such as Joseph Campbell, Murakami and Yuval Noah Harari, Xiao is invested in theatricalizing and mythologizing the performativity of contemporary living. As a theater maker, he strives to enrich live performances with processes borrowed from post-production filmmaking techniques to make an immersive, holistic experience for the witness. His current research centers around the tech industry’s impact on socio-economic structure; higher consciousness; China-US mutual understanding
Besides working at 3LD, Xiao is also a company member of Theater Mitu. He has performed as the assistant puppeteer in Mitu’s “Death Of A Salesman” at BAM this summer, which then toured in Santiago, Chile, and in Cairo, Egypt. Alongside other company members, Xiao has also assisted workshops at NYU, French Embassy at Alexandria, Egypt, Visthar Center, Bangalore, India. Besides Mitu, Xiao has performed and collaborated with 600 HIGHWAYMEN (The Fever, NYU; The Public Theater), Indah Walsh Dance Company(Homespun: Please Remove Your Shoes, St. Marks Church)Ma TingYing (Future Host, The Knockdown Center), Allyson Green and Peter Terezakis (Sacred Sky, Sacred Earth, Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy; The Town Hall on 42nd Street.) Yangtze Rep (Behind the Mask, Theater for the New City). As a musician, Xiao has performed and toured as the concertmaster of Changjun Symphony Orchestra when he was sixteen, in Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, China and the US, in concert halls including The Wiener Musikverein, Theater des Westens and other venues such as St. Joseph’s Church, St. Marks Church, Frederick Loewe Theatre in New York City.