In addition to performing Gesualdo in Heaven, the PRINCIPALS collaborated to create the staging and music. They are...
  PETER GAFFNEY (Concept, Story, Puppets)
Peter Gaffney has lived, taught and performed in Prague, London, Paris and (since 1999) Philadelphia. Co-founding Cabaret Red Light in 2008, he served at various times as artistic director, music director, composer, writer and designer on more than twenty-three original musical productions, chosen at times by TimeOut New York and Philadelphia’s City Paper as pick of the week and “must see” performances. Peter also teaches philosophy, literature and cinema at Curtis Institute of Music and University of Pennsylvania, and is the editor and co-author of The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophy (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2010), nominated for the Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize in 2011. More on Peter's work at
  JOHN CLANCY (Director)
John Clancy is an OBIE award winning director and Executive Artistic Director of Clancy Productions, Inc. He is the founding Artistic Director of Present Company and a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival. He has been honored with six Scotsman Fringe Firsts at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, two Best of the Festivals at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Glasgow Herald Angel Award for direction and a New York Magazine Award for “creativity, enterprise and vision”. In 2007, his company was awarded the inaugural Edinburgh Festival Award by the Edinburgh International Festival. He serves as the Executive Director of The League of Independent Theater, the advocacy organization for Off-Off Broadway.
  JORDI WALLEN (Puppeteer, Vocalist)
Jordi Wallen is a graduate of NYU (B.F.A. Drama/Puppetry). Memorable credits include: The Last Plot in Revenge, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, My Fair Lady, Burt & Me, Trump: the mu$ical, Little Shop of Horrors, Gypsy, touring Canada, and filming with Paul Rudd & James. L. Brooks (How Do You Know?). Jordi frequently records musical demos for Philly’s Biello Martin Studio and was the winner of the celeb-studded “Hollywood Bites Back: Comedy Fights Malaria” joke competition in L.A. Many thanks to Peter for believing in me, and love to my amazing family!
  BEN DIAMOND (Composer, Musician)
Ben Diamond is a Philadelphia area multi-instrumentalist and composer. He teaches music at Science Leadership Academy and performs regularly with a number of area bands, including the George Urgo Blues Band, The Christopher Dean Band and The Fancy Balloons. Ben has also worked with Brat Productions, the Bearded Ladies, and the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, and he recently served as musical director and percussionist for Swarthmore College’s production of Americamisfit. Ben studied philosophy and music at Haverford College, Berklee College of Music and The University of Edinburgh.

SARAH SCHOL (Puppeteer, Vocalist)
Sarah Schol is a Philadelphia based artist and performer. She has worked with EgoPo Classic Theater (The Golem, Hell, Bluebird, Marat/Sade, Not I, Spring Awakening, Woyzeck), The Walnut Theater (Amadeus), BRAT Productions (The Last Plot in Revenge, A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano), Luna Theater Company (Bachelorette), and the IRC (Impassioned Embraces). She studied at La MaMa ETC in New York under performance artist Roberto Sifuentes, and has performed in New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco with Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.  She currently serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of EgoPo Classic Theater, and is an actor-in-residence at Plays and Players Theatre.


TABITHA ALLEN (Puppeteer, Vocalist)
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