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CREATE SOME MAGIC.

Team FKT

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Founder
Artistic Director

Director of Community Engagement
First Year Residency Program Director

Eliza Kuperschmid

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Eliza Kuperschmid (she/her/hers) makes stuff. Sometimes she writes, sometimes she dramaturgs, sometimes she plays the flute, and sometimes, under the right conditions, she just likes to kick back and watch theater happen. Eliza has been part of FKT since the company’s inception, serving as the Director of Operations, the Director of the First and Second Year Residency Programs, and as a producer for various events, including FKT’s “Play in a Day.” In 2021, Eliza earned a BA in English and Music from Skidmore College. She is currently earning her MFA in Dramatic Writing at the University of Southern California. Eliza was born and raised in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and really really likes tofu.

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Ellie
Strayer

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Ellie Strayer (she/her/hers) is a visual and theatrical artist. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2020, and since then has been a Middle School theatre educator at The Rivers School. She studied physical theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte, developed new work at The Orchard Project, and was a Resident with Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB retreat program. She has a background in mask work, claymation, playwriting, directing, devising, movement work, clowning, and puppetry. She is also a visual artist, focusing mainly on oil painting and animation. Ellie is most interested in brave, bold, new works that have been dazzled with magic.

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Lee Harrison Daniel

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Lee Harrison Daniel (they/them/theirs) is a Brooklyn-based playwright, producer, and theatre administrator. In 2017, Lee moved to New York from their home state of Michigan to study theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. Since then, they have had the pleasure of working with The Tank, The Orchard Project, and The 24 Hour Plays. Their plays have been produced by The Masked Collective, First Kiss Theatre, and Water House Collective. You can find Lee on Instagram (@leeisthatyoulee) or check out their website to learn more.

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Max Berry (he/him/his) is a writer. He grew up in the small town of Johnstown, Ohio where, he began his theatrical journey primarily as an actor and ballet dancer. Upon arriving in New York City to study theatre at Marymount Manhattan College, Max committed fully to writing. His plays have been featured in multiple theaters around New York City including the Hudson Guild Theatre, the Players Theater, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater. In April of 2020 he was commissioned to write the interactive Zoom play, “Same Time Next Year” for First Kiss Theatre Company. Max is the creator and co-writer of the comedy webseries, “Hey, Professor!” that premiered on YouTube in the summer of 2021 and was an official selection for NYCWebfest 2021.

Director of Operations
Second Year Residency Program Director

Director of Development
Creative Producer

Max
Berry