Small, but mighty
Cast and Creative Team
Director, Writer, Producer, & Editor
Angela Bey (they/them) is a Black, Queer performer, producer, playwright, and activist from Southwest Philadelphia. Their art centers complex, curious inquiries about society and the psychosis induced by systemic oppression(s). They create to ignite decolonization and radical healing, telling brutally honest stories to empower others to tell their own. A recent college-graduate, Ang’s work has premiered in Philadelphia, New York, Denver, San Francisco, and more. They are the co-creative director of Wings of Paper Theatre Co. and Shoe Box Theatre Collective. To ancestors, past and present, & my chosen family. Learn more at angbey.com
Person Y (TheElevenCat)
Taylor Cawley (they/them) is a theatre and performance artist residing in west Philly, hailing from south Jersey. Taylor is a member of Shoe Box Theatre Collective where they've portrayed Athena (The Medusa Play), "America" (Amerika) and Rosemary (Brainpeople). Their first original piece, Cerulean (devised with their creative partner, Kate Sparacio) appeared in the 2019 Shoe Box Theatre Fest. Taylor's most recent virtual work was as Van Helsing in Dracula and the Archbishop in A Prophet's Gamble with Dunvegan Productions. Taylor is trans, witchy, and dedicated to making art that is collaborative, vulnerable, curious, animalistic, embodied, and magical.
Person X (VideoBlobby)
Ryan Rebel (he/him) is a theatre director, producer, writer, and technician. He is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of the Shoe Box Theatre Collective. Since the pandemic hit, Ryan has pivoted to streaming for a global audience on Twitch. He has enjoyed fostering a race- and class-conscious community beyond the confines of relatively conservative theatre institutions. He hopes to continue developing experimental multi-media artwork in the future.
WHISPER is co-produced by Upstream Performance Collaborative & Shoe Box Theatre Collective - two small, independent theatre companies based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.