THE GREENFIELD COLLECTIVE...
is a Philadelphia-based company of courageous and fiercely original theatre artists, led by Hannah Van Sciver. We are storytellers, musicians, movers and shakers. Our work is gutsy, gritty, heartfelt, provocative, and distinctly human. We create original theatrical experiences for non-traditional audiences, with a strong sense of community engagement.
Founding members: (L to R, top to bottom): Richard Chan, Hannah Van Sciver, Elizabeth Audley, Mal Cherifi, Sara Outing, Amanda Jill Robinson, Joseph Ahmed
Hannah Van Sciver (Artistic Director) is an actor, playwright, director, devisor, poet, photographer and musician. She has studied theatre with the American Repertory Theatre, the University of Pennsylvania, Pig Iron Theatre Company, The Wilma Theater Hothouse Ensemble, and the British American Drama Academy in conjunction with the Yale School of Drama. Collective credits include: Marbles - playwright, actor (2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival); Fifty Days at Iliam - lead artist, actor (2015 Fringe Festival); Bicycle Face - playwright, actor (2015 Philadelphia SolowFest, 2015 New Orleans Razor’s Edge Solo Performance Festival, 2016 United Solo Festival Off-Broadway); The Magnus Effect - playwright, lead artist, actor (Vox Populi); The Art of Losing - playwright, co-creator (2017 Philadelphia SolowFest); and Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please- co-creator, actor (2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival). She has appeared onstage locally with People's Light and Theatre, Lantern Theater, Interact Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, PlayPenn, Revolution Shakespeare, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and Simpatico Theatre Project, among others. More at www.hannahvansciver.com.
Sara Outing (Lead Designer) is a freelance scenic artist. She studied theatre at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a Production Apprentice at InterAct Theatre Company. Scenic design, props design and construction credits include 2.5 Minute Ride (Theatre Horizon), How We Got On (Azuka Theatre, Barrymore Nomination), Marcus/Emma (InterAct Theatre Company), The Children's Hour (EgoPo Classic Theatre), A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3), Beauty and the Beast (Arden Theatre Company), Young Voices Monologue Festival 2013-2016 (Philadelphia Young Playwrights), Chess (Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers), Spring Awakening (Penn Players), Children of Eden (Penn Singers), and The Good Times Are Killing Me (UPenn Theatre Arts). She works seasonally as a puppeteer and studio manager with Paperhand Puppet Intervention in NC. She plays a mean ukelele, and dances an even meaner swing.
Grayce Hoffman (Creative Producer) is a producer, actor, and teaching artist. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a recent graduate of the InterAct apprentice program. She is currently working as the associate producer for Juniper Productions and teaching drama around the Philadelphia area. Acting credits include Naked Knotted Neurons (Edinburgh Fringe), Wilder (ReVamp Theatre Collective), Cocktail Plays (Juniper Productions), The Eumenides (University of Pennsylvania THARTS / Philly Fringe 2016), Game. Set. Match (White Pines Productions), Existential Depression (Philadelphia Young Playwrights), and Stab Play: (James Haro). She is also a choreographer, belly dancer, and gluten-free baking enthusiast.
Emily Fernandez (Company Member) Emily Fernandez is an actor, devisor, and teaching artist in Philadelphia. She earned a BFA in Acting and a Musical Theatre minor from the University of the Arts, and has also trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford in conjunction with the Yale School of Drama. She recently co-created and performed a solo performance called The Art of Losing, a meditation on loss, in collaboration with Christine Freije and The Greenfield Collective. She has worked with EgoPo (Two Gentlemen of Verona the Musical), Quintessence Theatre Group (Aesop’s Fables), ReVamp Collective (They Belonged to the Sunlight), understudied at the Arden Theatre Company (Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates), played Katherine in a feminist adaptation of Taming of the Shrew for Reject Theatre Company, and was in the UArts/Pig Iron collaboration of Pay Up. In her spare time, she sells donuts, babysits, watches a lot of TV, and takes a lot of pictures of her dog, Maggie.
Nicholas Scheppard (Company Member) is a Philadelphia based theatre artist hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada with a degree in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts. Recent credits include Peaceable Kingdom (Orbiter 3), Moth (Azuka Theatre Company), The Stinky Cheese Man (Understudy / Arden Theatre Company), Love's Labours Lost (Philadelphia Theatre Company), and Divine Intervention (NYC Fringe). Nic was a co-creator of The Greenfield Collective's Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and is part of upcoming projects Buzz Buzz Magnifying Glass Emoji It's Me Bitch Here I Am, co-created with Bailey Roper, and Italian Market Project, written by David Jacobi. When not making theatre, Nic can often be found watering the many houseplants he uses to fill the cold emptiness in his heart.
Joseph Ahmed (Choreographer/Company Member) is a theater artist, actor, devisor, director, writer, part-time circus instructor and enthusiast, and dancer. He holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University, (as well as a dance minor, don't forget that) and has also trained at Shakespeare & Company and the Accademia dell'Arte in Italy. He was recently seen in Coriolanus Roulette, presented by Reject Theatre Project, and I Just Want Joseph To Be Well, which he created for SolowFest 2015. He also directed Daniel Park's original piece You Are the Hero in the 2015 FringeArts Festival, and performs frequently with Almanac Theatre Company. He loves telling stories and making crazy things, generally with the intent to make the world a better place. Or at least a place with more funny and beautiful things in it.
Amanda Jill Robinson (Company Member) is an actor, singer and musician. She received a BA in Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University and served as the 2012-2013 Subscriptions Apprentice at Walnut Street Theatre. Recent local credits include Gladys in the Philly premiere of Factory Girls with 11th Hour Theatre Co, and her second season playing Mrs. Fezziwig/Dilber in A Christmas Carol with Walnut Street Theatre. She has also known the bliss of touring New England in peak autumn-leafy-brilliance with The Theater at Monmouth's Henry V. She plays guitar and violin, and has leant her musicianship as a player/composer to numerous productions, including Man of La Mancha (Act II Playhouse - Barrymore nom: Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical); A Christmas Carol (WST); Jingle Belles: Snowed In (Nightcap Cabaret); Hungry Shakespeare (Revolution Shakespeare); The Pop Musical Diary of a Gay Man (2015 FringeArts Festival); and a developmental workshop/reading of Chad Gorn’s Shiny Objects: The Musical.
Richard Chan (Company Member) is an actor, musician, martial artist and Philadelphia transplant. Recent local credits include InterAct Theatre's #TheRevolution, The Renegade Company's Damned Dirty Apes!, Haygen Brice Walker and Jessica Schwartz's SPOOKFISH, Reject Theatre Project's Coriolanus, Luna Theater Company's Rashomon, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's Henry V, Apocalypse Club's Safe Space, Humble Treasure Productions' Michael The Rebel, and InterAct and Philadelphia Young Playwright's Middle School Monologues Festival. He provided linguistic support for Azuka Theatre's Lights Rise on Grace, and is an active member of the Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA). He is also a USA Wing Chun Kuehn Association Instructor.
Elizabeth Audley (Company Member) is delighted to be making stuff in Philadelphia, where she was born and raised. She studied theatre at Brown University, the New School, and Ohio University, and has trained with the SITI Company, American Globe, and Pig Iron Theatre Company. In the 90’s, she hung out at and learned from people at LaMaMa, PS 122 and Dixon Place. She has done some plays that you may have heard of, like Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, and Our Town, at places like Milwaukee Rep, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and the Barrow Street Theatre. She has also been in many plays that no one has ever heard of, performed in bars, basements, parking lots, and multi-purpose spaces all over the country. She’s written and performed two solo shows; most recently "all over," which ran in the New York Fringe Festival. She sometimes works as a writer, a video producer, a teacher, and a voiceover artist.
Collective Credits: Marbles, Bicycle Face, Fifty Days at Iliam, I Carry Your Heart, Losing Back The Sleep You've Gained, Bad Hamlet, The Magnus Effect, The Art of Losing, Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please
Collective Credits: Bicycle Face, Fifty Days at Iliam, Losing Back The Sleep You've Gained, The Magnus Effect, The Art of Losing, Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please
Collective Credits: The Magnus Effect, Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please
Collective Credits: I Carry Your Heart, The Art of Losing
Collective Credits: Tilda Swinton Adopt Me Please
Collective Credits: Fifty Days at Iliam, I Carry Your Heart , Bad Hamlet, The Magnus Effect
Collective Credits: Fifty Days at Iliam, I Carry Your Heart, Bad Hamlet, The Magnus Effect
Collective Credits: Fifty Days at Iliam, I Carry Your Heart, The Magnus Effect
Collective Credits: Fifty Days at Iliam