Seth Bloom is a street performer, mask-player, juggler, and mask-maker. His specialty, non-verbal slapstick comedy, has enabled him to perform around the world without a language barrier. He is the rare entertainer who performs in the street, creates critically acclaimed theatre, and develops social circus projects for children and adults in Afghanistan. He is the co-creator of The Acrobuffos, co-founder of Split Knuckle Theatre, and a long-time collaborator with the Mobile Mini Circus for Children, headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan. Seth brings to his expertise his education at the London International School of Performing Arts (MFA), the Dell' Arte School of Physical Theatre, Wesleyan University, and the Ringling Brothers Clown College. He has worked--performing, directing, and/or teaching in over 16 countries.
Jason Bohon is a New York-based actor and director. He became a member of Split Knuckle in 2009, helping to create and perform in ENDURANCE. He was a Founder and Producing Artistic Director of 3 Sticks Theatre Company in Minneapolis from 2005-2009. He has also worked with the Tony-award winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minneapolis Children's Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. He holds an M.F.A. in Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Arts and a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Central Missouri. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Andrew Grusetskieis a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre and has created and performed in both Enduranceand John Steinbeck's The Pearl. An Associate Artist with the New York-based ACTIVE EYE Theater Company, Andrew has appeared in its productions of Hard Lovin' Ever After, Woyzeck and Senjo, and wrote its adaptation of Dojoji, which premiered at the Cleveland Public Theater in 2004. Other New York credits include Billy Budd (Metropolitan Playhouse), Voyage of the Carcass (Stage 13), Corporate Carnival (Women's Project), and Life is a Dream (Edge Theater Company). Regional work includes Around the World in 80 Days (Westport Country Playhouse), The Mousetrap (Olney Theatre), Arabian Nights (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), School for Scandal and The Odyssey (McCarter Theatre), Proof, Stones in His Pockets andRough Crossing (Northern Stage). TV: Law & Order. Andrew is a graduate of Yale University and the London International School of Performing Arts.
Juan is a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre and co-creator and original director of The Pearl. He's been performing and creating movement theatre since 1992. Past appearances include THE RIDE ACROSS LAKE CONSTANCE which premiered in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2002 and NOTHING, an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's TEXTS FOR NOTHING, performed at Pennsylvania's Eastern State Penitentiary. He has been translating plays into Spanish since 1997. Juan currently lives in Buenos Aires, where he is co-founder of a Research Laboratory on Movement Theatre. He is also a volunteer for the Art of Living Foundation and a certified teacher of The Art of Living Course.
Dan Rousseau has been the lighting designer for Split Knuckle Theatre since 2008 and is credited with lighting the productions of The Pearl, Endurance, and The Curious Case of Phineas Gauge. Dan is a lighting designer for stage and TV throughout the NYC area. He is a lighting director with The Lighting Design Group and serves as the LD at CNN NY overseeing various broadcast programming. In 2013, Dan earned an Emmy in Lighting Direction for NBC Democracy Plaza, Election Night 2012. He holds a BFA in design/technical theater from the University of Connecticut.
Michael is a founding member of Split Knuckle Theatre and co-creator and performer of The Pearl. Michael has been a member of the Nationally Acclaimed Shakespeare & Companyin Lenox, MA since 1998 playing in such roles as: Macbeth (title role), Julius Caesar (Caesar/Octavious), Coriolanus (Brutus), Twelfth Night (Fabian) Hamlet New England Tour 2000(Polonius/Horatio), Henry V (Bardolph), Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) Merchant of Venice (Salerio) Triumph of Darkness (Grisben), Henry V New England Tour (French King/Nym) Michael has also appeared on PBS' Brush Up Your Shakespeare an Evening at the Pops (Mercutio) and BBC4 Radio American Heavy (Hank). Michael is a fight choreographer/teacher for the company and is Senior Education Artist for Shakespeare & Company's Education Department This program reaches over fifty thousand students a year. Michael has recently written/directed an adaptation of Shakespeare's long poem Venus and Adonis with an all female cast and is currently working on a clown show called Francis goes to War (this ain't the boy scouts anymore) Michael is a graduate from LISPA and holds an MFA in Lecoq based actor created theatre from Naropa University.
Carmen A. Torres
Carmen A. Torres is a New York based stage manager. She has stage managed domestically and internationally with productions including The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (Singapore Arts Festival), Basil Twist's Rite of Spring (Rite of Spring Festival at 100), and Arias with a Twist (Tandem Otter Productions). She holds a BA from the University of Connecticut.
Greg Webster serves as the Artistic Director of Split Knuckle Theater Company and is also one of the company's founding members. Greg has worked as a performer, teacher, and choreographer from Broadway to the West End and has worked extensively in regional theaters throughout the United States as well as internationally. He is an Assistant Professor of Movement Theater at the professional actor training program at University of Connecticut and is responsible for teaching the pedagogy of the French theater master Jacques Lecoq. He is also the resident movement coach and fight Choreographer for the Connecticut Repertory Theater. Previously to his appointment at UCONN he was an instructor at the London International School of Performing Arts, of which he was also a graduate. He holds a B.A. in theater from Columbia College of Chicago and an M.F.A. in acting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Among Greg's other interestest he is an accomplished Martial artist, Authentic Pilates instructor, Gyrotonic ® teacher and Personal trainer. He holds a black belt in Aikido and is a former Golden Gloves boxer.