ToUch Performance Art

Breaking the boundary between audience and performer.

ToUch Performance Art is an entertainment company that designs immersive experiences combining both traditional and modern elements of theater, dance, music, circus arts, and technology.

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ACOUSTICAELECTRONICA
BROOKLYN

NOVEMBER 9th at HOUSE OF YES

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7pm | VIP experience 

7:30pm | General admission 

8pm | Show 

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Dive into the immersive world of AcousticaElectronica


AcousticaElectronica is a 360 degree sensory adventure through art’s past and present. This immersive show is a mashup of opposites: the classical and the electronic, the light and the dark, a trip to the theatre and a night on the dance floor. Energize in the heart-pounding music, lose yourself with interactive elixirs, and flow into the mind-bending journey that is the story of AE.

Dorian Gray invites you to view his collection: Carmen, the Conductor, Odette the Swan, and even Pierrot the Clown. Here you’ll find resurrected ghosts of art’s past, pulled into the present. Will they stay as they were and fight to stay relevant? Or will they break through...?

 Dig as deep as you dare in this blend of dance, circus, aerials, opera, acoustic and electronic music.


Its like Cirque du Soleil meets a rave but a better description would be totally unbelievable. This was the COOLEST blend of theatre, all types of music, dance, opera and creation of an atmosphere in a space that I have ever seen.
— Dig Boston

MEET THE CAST

Creative Directors

  Elizabeth McGuire   Elizabeth has been the resident choreographer and co-artistic director for ToUch Performance Art since its inception. Originally from Cazenovia, NY, she trained as a classical pianist and dancer. She later attended the Boston Conservatory, where she received her BFA in Dance Performance. Elizabeth currently resides in New York City and works as a full-time performing artist. With ToUch, she has choreographed the hit show  AcousticaElectronica  and  Searching for Signal  as well as a myriad of original works for custom events with  ToUch Events.  Through ToUch, Elizabeth has found the ability to create work that is both visceral and dynamic while remaining relevant and accessible to all types of artists. See more of her work at  mcguiremoves.com !

Elizabeth McGuire

Elizabeth has been the resident choreographer and co-artistic director for ToUch Performance Art since its inception. Originally from Cazenovia, NY, she trained as a classical pianist and dancer. She later attended the Boston Conservatory, where she received her BFA in Dance Performance. Elizabeth currently resides in New York City and works as a full-time performing artist. With ToUch, she has choreographed the hit show AcousticaElectronica and Searching for Signal as well as a myriad of original works for custom events with ToUch Events. Through ToUch, Elizabeth has found the ability to create work that is both visceral and dynamic while remaining relevant and accessible to all types of artists. See more of her work at mcguiremoves.com!

  Marissa Rae Roberts   As the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of ToUch Performance Art, Marissa serves as a creator, director, and producer for all work developed for artistic performances ( AcousticaElectronica, Searching for Signal, Sexyback: or What you Will, GAGA: The Musical ) and customized events for clients with  ToUch Events . Marissa is a native of Syracuse, NY, where she received her B.A. in Theater Arts before obtaining her M.F.A. in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed in many shows such as the A.R.T.'s  The Donkey Show  at OBERON, Magnificent Bastard Productions'  Shitfaced Shakespeare , and  Shear Madness . Marissa spends her time outside of ToUch in front and behind the camera - working on commercial and film work. You can see her work at  www.marissa-rae.com  & @msmarissarae

Marissa Rae Roberts

As the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of ToUch Performance Art, Marissa serves as a creator, director, and producer for all work developed for artistic performances (AcousticaElectronica, Searching for Signal, Sexyback: or What you Will, GAGA: The Musical) and customized events for clients with ToUch Events. Marissa is a native of Syracuse, NY, where she received her B.A. in Theater Arts before obtaining her M.F.A. in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed in many shows such as the A.R.T.'s The Donkey Show at OBERON, Magnificent Bastard Productions' Shitfaced Shakespeare, and Shear Madness. Marissa spends her time outside of ToUch in front and behind the camera - working on commercial and film work. You can see her work at www.marissa-rae.com & @msmarissarae

Cast

  Maddy Apple   Maddy is a director, choreographer, performer, and teaching artist based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Performer Credits:  Saturday Night Fever  (Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival); Irving Berlin’ s White Christmas  (Broadway National Tour);  Hello, Dolly! ,  A Wonderful Life  (Goodspeed Opera House). Director/Choreographer Credits:  She Loves Me  (Creede Rep);  School of Rock, The Drowsy Chaperone  (Northern Stage);  Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act  (Mac-Haydn);  Bernarda Alba  (LIU Post);  Broadway by the Year  (NYC Town Hall).  www.maddyapple.com .

Maddy Apple

Maddy is a director, choreographer, performer, and teaching artist based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Performer Credits: Saturday Night Fever (Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Broadway National Tour); Hello, Dolly!, A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed Opera House). Director/Choreographer Credits: She Loves Me (Creede Rep); School of Rock, The Drowsy Chaperone (Northern Stage); Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act (Mac-Haydn); Bernarda Alba (LIU Post); Broadway by the Year (NYC Town Hall). www.maddyapple.com.

  Joshua James   Joshua is an alumni of the The Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, where he completed both their professional training and teaching artist programs. NYC theatre credits: Justin in Top Load (Playhouse Creatures), Orpheus in Beloved/Departed (Linked Dance Theatre), Coriolanus in Coriolanus (Circle), Sheriff/Pan in Bat Boy (Circle) and is stoked to be making art with the ToUch family! You can also catch him masquerading in the New York and Brooklyn Burlesque scene as Jack Barrow. Love to Michael, Nammy and Pa! @mr_joshuajames & @mr.jackbarrow

Joshua James

Joshua is an alumni of the The Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, where he completed both their professional training and teaching artist programs. NYC theatre credits: Justin in Top Load (Playhouse Creatures), Orpheus in Beloved/Departed (Linked Dance Theatre), Coriolanus in Coriolanus (Circle), Sheriff/Pan in Bat Boy (Circle) and is stoked to be making art with the ToUch family! You can also catch him masquerading in the New York and Brooklyn Burlesque scene as Jack Barrow. Love to Michael, Nammy and Pa! @mr_joshuajames & @mr.jackbarrow

  Ariel Ash   Ariel has been a company member with ToUch Performance Art since 2012. She has performed several roles in their hit show  AcousticaElectronica  and is excited to reprise the role of the "ballerina." Ariel made her off Broadway debut as Kendall Jenner in the hit show  Katdashians: Break the Musical . The hilarious scandal making show received rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Time Out, and The New York Times. Ariel is also the dance captain for the rising burlesque troupe, Rox Republic. She performs regularly with them at House of Yes, The Hard Rock Cafe and The Box.

Ariel Ash

Ariel has been a company member with ToUch Performance Art since 2012. She has performed several roles in their hit show AcousticaElectronica and is excited to reprise the role of the "ballerina." Ariel made her off Broadway debut as Kendall Jenner in the hit show Katdashians: Break the Musical. The hilarious scandal making show received rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Time Out, and The New York Times. Ariel is also the dance captain for the rising burlesque troupe, Rox Republic. She performs regularly with them at House of Yes, The Hard Rock Cafe and The Box.

  Brian Castillo   Based in NYC, Brian has always had an eye for the arts and has been performing with ToUch Performance Art since 2012. Some of Brian's greatest moments have been dancing in works by his mentors Brice Mousset and Mike Esperanza. He has also had the pleasure of performing with Mary John Frank, The People Movers, E|N|Z|A, director Derrick Belcham, and at special events for the Boston Lyric Opera and The Trevor Project. Brian has trained at Springboard Danse Montreal and taken to the stage in works by Johannes Wieland and Spenser Theberge. He greatly enjoys working in print and film and has been seen on ABC's  The View  and in the pages of Schön Magazine. He is overjoyed to be on this journey doing what he loves and looks forward to more good times with the Touch family.

Brian Castillo

Based in NYC, Brian has always had an eye for the arts and has been performing with ToUch Performance Art since 2012. Some of Brian's greatest moments have been dancing in works by his mentors Brice Mousset and Mike Esperanza. He has also had the pleasure of performing with Mary John Frank, The People Movers, E|N|Z|A, director Derrick Belcham, and at special events for the Boston Lyric Opera and The Trevor Project. Brian has trained at Springboard Danse Montreal and taken to the stage in works by Johannes Wieland and Spenser Theberge. He greatly enjoys working in print and film and has been seen on ABC's The View and in the pages of Schön Magazine. He is overjoyed to be on this journey doing what he loves and looks forward to more good times with the Touch family.

  Colette Dong   Colette is an Elon University Alum and New York City based movement addict. After joining the company in 2014 she has been fortunate to take on many roles in  AcousticaElectronica.  When she is not performing, you can find her bouncing on a trampoline and teaching fitness at the bari studio nyc. She recently returned from Asia where she partnered with Calvin Klein to launch their new performance wear line in Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai. She enjoys collaborating and creating with artists of different mediums. Follow her adventures  @movementbycolette .

Colette Dong

Colette is an Elon University Alum and New York City based movement addict. After joining the company in 2014 she has been fortunate to take on many roles in AcousticaElectronica. When she is not performing, you can find her bouncing on a trampoline and teaching fitness at the bari studio nyc. She recently returned from Asia where she partnered with Calvin Klein to launch their new performance wear line in Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai. She enjoys collaborating and creating with artists of different mediums. Follow her adventures @movementbycolette.

  Aly Giampolo   Alison has a BA in dance performance from the Rider University School of Performing Arts with training from the Princeton Ballet School and the Walnut Hill School. She is currently a dancer with Vissi Dance Theater and ToUch Performance Art. Additionally, Alison is an instructor with Dance Motivation Fitness (DMF) Youth, a non-profit that focuses on bringing dance, wellness, and life skills development to underserved youth throughout New York City.

Aly Giampolo

Alison has a BA in dance performance from the Rider University School of Performing Arts with training from the Princeton Ballet School and the Walnut Hill School. She is currently a dancer with Vissi Dance Theater and ToUch Performance Art. Additionally, Alison is an instructor with Dance Motivation Fitness (DMF) Youth, a non-profit that focuses on bringing dance, wellness, and life skills development to underserved youth throughout New York City.

  Rachel Lancaster   Rachel Mae Lancaster is a versatile performer who specializes in aerial acrobatics and circus arts. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Rae has expanded her love of dance and theater into an ever-evolving whimsical expression of movement and form. Over the past few years, she has continued to develop and share her talents while traveling and performing in a variety of productions. From private parties to sold out stadiums, she is sure to impress an audience of any size with her showmanship and conscientious attitude. In addition to regular performances, Rachel is also an instructor at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. She teaches a variety of classes for students of all ages and skill levels.

Rachel Lancaster

Rachel Mae Lancaster is a versatile performer who specializes in aerial acrobatics and circus arts. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Rae has expanded her love of dance and theater into an ever-evolving whimsical expression of movement and form. Over the past few years, she has continued to develop and share her talents while traveling and performing in a variety of productions. From private parties to sold out stadiums, she is sure to impress an audience of any size with her showmanship and conscientious attitude. In addition to regular performances, Rachel is also an instructor at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. She teaches a variety of classes for students of all ages and skill levels.

  Taylor McMahon   Born and raised in Massachusetts, Taylor has been dancing since the age of 3! Trained in a myriad of styles, Taylor has performed for national and international companies — including Samsung in NYC and Pilobolus at MIT. Additional credits include Paradise Lost: A Movement Collective, teaching artist at Watertown Children's Theater, OBERON’s  Cyclops: A Satyr Play , West Coast Dance Explosion's national tour, and the A.R.T and ToUch Performance Art’s  Searching for Signal.  Taylor currently resides in NYC, but is SO excited to come back to OBERON as a Clone in  AcousticaElectronica .

Taylor McMahon

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Taylor has been dancing since the age of 3! Trained in a myriad of styles, Taylor has performed for national and international companies — including Samsung in NYC and Pilobolus at MIT. Additional credits include Paradise Lost: A Movement Collective, teaching artist at Watertown Children's Theater, OBERON’s Cyclops: A Satyr Play, West Coast Dance Explosion's national tour, and the A.R.T and ToUch Performance Art’s Searching for Signal. Taylor currently resides in NYC, but is SO excited to come back to OBERON as a Clone in AcousticaElectronica.

  Sarah Naughton   Sarah is a New York based singer and actress. Some favorite recent credits include  Summer and Smoke  at the Access Theater in New York,  The King's Masquerade Ball  at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC, and  Mame  at the Human Race Theater in Dayton, OH. Sarah will be joining ToUch Performance Art for her third season playing Carmen in  AcousticaElectronica  in February of 2017. She has also appeared as Viola in ToUch's  Sexyback: or What you Will  at the A.R.T.'s OBERON. To find out more about Sarah check out her  website !

Sarah Naughton

Sarah is a New York based singer and actress. Some favorite recent credits include Summer and Smoke at the Access Theater in New York, The King's Masquerade Ball at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC, and Mame at the Human Race Theater in Dayton, OH. Sarah will be joining ToUch Performance Art for her third season playing Carmen in AcousticaElectronica in February of 2017. She has also appeared as Viola in ToUch's Sexyback: or What you Will at the A.R.T.'s OBERON. To find out more about Sarah check out her website!

  Matthew Ortner   Matthew attended the Boston Conservatory, graduating in 2012 with a BFA in Dance, where he had the opportunity to perform master works by Jose Limon, Alwin Nikolias, Paul Taylor, Anna Sokolow, Ohad Narahin and Danielle Agamie. Other credits include Springboard Dance Montreal where he worked with Victor Quijada and Alanna Kraaijeveld, as well as Movement Invention Project with Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, and Jill Johnson. Matthew resides in NYC as a freelance performing artist and choreographer. He is beyond excited to be re-joining the ToUch family!

Matthew Ortner

Matthew attended the Boston Conservatory, graduating in 2012 with a BFA in Dance, where he had the opportunity to perform master works by Jose Limon, Alwin Nikolias, Paul Taylor, Anna Sokolow, Ohad Narahin and Danielle Agamie. Other credits include Springboard Dance Montreal where he worked with Victor Quijada and Alanna Kraaijeveld, as well as Movement Invention Project with Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, and Jill Johnson. Matthew resides in NYC as a freelance performing artist and choreographer. He is beyond excited to be re-joining the ToUch family!

  Danny Satori   Whether it be performing Liszy repertoire at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall or DJing Deep House hybrid sets for ToUch Performance Art's  AcousticaElectronica , Danny "Satori" Kutty is no stranger to the pursuit of artistic expression. Praised for "bringing the marble back to life," he now maintains a performance standard of New Music improvisations inspired by universal soundscapes. As a DJ/Producer, his multi-faceted blends of House Music, Global Lounge, and Chill Electronica have made him an established performance artist in nightlife at venues such as the A.R.T's OBERON, RISE, Blade LLC, Venu Boston, Santos Party House, & more. To learn more about Danny, visit  his website .

Danny Satori

Whether it be performing Liszy repertoire at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall or DJing Deep House hybrid sets for ToUch Performance Art's AcousticaElectronica, Danny "Satori" Kutty is no stranger to the pursuit of artistic expression. Praised for "bringing the marble back to life," he now maintains a performance standard of New Music improvisations inspired by universal soundscapes. As a DJ/Producer, his multi-faceted blends of House Music, Global Lounge, and Chill Electronica have made him an established performance artist in nightlife at venues such as the A.R.T's OBERON, RISE, Blade LLC, Venu Boston, Santos Party House, & more. To learn more about Danny, visit his website.

  Ali Castro   Ali graduated with honors from NYU with both a BFA in Dance as well as a BFA in Journalism. At NYU, she was selected to perform in new works by Cora Bos-Kroese & Shannon Gillen. Ali is represented commercially by Clear Talent Group and currently dances for several companies, including ToUch Performance Art, E|N|Z|A, and Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective while working as an editorial assistant at  Dance Magazine . Most recently, Ali was named one of 110 Students to Watch by  Variety . She enjoys collaborating and creating with artists of all types, performing a variety of installation and immersive works across the country.

Ali Castro

Ali graduated with honors from NYU with both a BFA in Dance as well as a BFA in Journalism. At NYU, she was selected to perform in new works by Cora Bos-Kroese & Shannon Gillen. Ali is represented commercially by Clear Talent Group and currently dances for several companies, including ToUch Performance Art, E|N|Z|A, and Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective while working as an editorial assistant at Dance Magazine. Most recently, Ali was named one of 110 Students to Watch by Variety. She enjoys collaborating and creating with artists of all types, performing a variety of installation and immersive works across the country.

  Katie Lee Hill   Katie Lee Hill is a NYC-based actor. Theatre includes:  Nerds  (Broadway);  The Wildness  (off-Broadway, Ars Nova/ PlayCo.);  Film Chinois  (off-Broadway, Pan Asian Rep.);  The Rose Tattoo  starring Marisa Tomei (Williamstown Theatre Festival);  Poster Boy  (Williamstown Theatre Festival). TV/ film credits include:  Succession  (HBO); some wacky music videos and commercials. She has a band called the  Baby Chemist Band ! Many thanks to ToUch, the AE cast and crew, and Oberon! For more info, visit  Katie's website .

Katie Lee Hill

Katie Lee Hill is a NYC-based actor. Theatre includes: Nerds (Broadway); The Wildness (off-Broadway, Ars Nova/ PlayCo.); Film Chinois (off-Broadway, Pan Asian Rep.); The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival). TV/ film credits include: Succession (HBO); some wacky music videos and commercials. She has a band called the Baby Chemist Band! Many thanks to ToUch, the AE cast and crew, and Oberon! For more info, visit Katie's website.

  Ivory Fox   Ivory Fox is a dance, circus, and burlesque queen performing all over NYC. She spends equally as much time balancing on her hands as she does on her feet. She loves cheese but jalapeños are her 2nd favorite food. You can find her at @msivoryfox.

Ivory Fox

Ivory Fox is a dance, circus, and burlesque queen performing all over NYC. She spends equally as much time balancing on her hands as she does on her feet. She loves cheese but jalapeños are her 2nd favorite food. You can find her at @msivoryfox.

  Jenna Saccurato   Based in New York City, Jenna Morgan Saccurato is a dancer, actor, and teacher. She graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Modern Dance. Upon graduating she had the opportunity to work with the Elisa Monte Dance Company. She is currently performing in Punchdrunk’s NYC of ‘Sleep No More’. Jenna is also currently a principal member of The Francesca Harper Project. She has worked with director Derrick Belchem and freelances on many other projects including: Vanity Fair’s Legendary Campaign and Nick Cave’s ‘The Let Go’ at the Park Avenue Armory. She is excited to be joining the Touch family and to continue following her dream. @jennamorgansaccurato

Jenna Saccurato

Based in New York City, Jenna Morgan Saccurato is a dancer, actor, and teacher. She graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Modern Dance. Upon graduating she had the opportunity to work with the Elisa Monte Dance Company. She is currently performing in Punchdrunk’s NYC of ‘Sleep No More’. Jenna is also currently a principal member of The Francesca Harper Project. She has worked with director Derrick Belchem and freelances on many other projects including: Vanity Fair’s Legendary Campaign and Nick Cave’s ‘The Let Go’ at the Park Avenue Armory. She is excited to be joining the Touch family and to continue following her dream. @jennamorgansaccurato

  Jake Weinstein   Jake Weinstein is a performer, composer, and creator in New York City. Favorite performing credits include Peter in  Peter and the Wolf  (BAM), George Gershwin in  Gershwin: Got Rhythm  (Kaye Playhouse), Mark in  A Chorus Line  (National Tour),  Chasing the Song  (La Jolla Playhouse). Jake served as Co-Director/Choreographer, Composer and Performer in the short film  Ode to the Singing Butler , for which his score won 1st Place at the Golden Key Composition Competition in Vienna, Austria. The film is now appearing in festivals around the country. He is Co-Writer, Music Director, and Performer in the original cabaret  Trapped in the Closet  at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which was recently released as a podcast as part of the The Micro-Musical Theatre Show. Jake graduated from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study concentrating in collaborative musical theatre performance, composition, and producing. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Thrilled to become a part of the incredible ToUch family.

Jake Weinstein

Jake Weinstein is a performer, composer, and creator in New York City. Favorite performing credits include Peter in Peter and the Wolf (BAM), George Gershwin in Gershwin: Got Rhythm (Kaye Playhouse), Mark in A Chorus Line (National Tour), Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse). Jake served as Co-Director/Choreographer, Composer and Performer in the short film Ode to the Singing Butler, for which his score won 1st Place at the Golden Key Composition Competition in Vienna, Austria. The film is now appearing in festivals around the country. He is Co-Writer, Music Director, and Performer in the original cabaret Trapped in the Closet at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which was recently released as a podcast as part of the The Micro-Musical Theatre Show. Jake graduated from NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study concentrating in collaborative musical theatre performance, composition, and producing. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. Thrilled to become a part of the incredible ToUch family.

  Adam Wedesky   Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Adam Wedesky is a southern boy with a lot of charm. After high school he started teaching at local dance camps where he became the resident choreographer for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. He studied Musical Theatre at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and moved to the big city to pursue his dance dreams. During his first couple of months in New York, he attended Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester program and got to train with some of the best in the industry. Since then, he has worked with Mary Kay, Touch Events, Stephanie Klemons, Karla Garcia, Michael Susten, and more.

Adam Wedesky

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Adam Wedesky is a southern boy with a lot of charm. After high school he started teaching at local dance camps where he became the resident choreographer for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. He studied Musical Theatre at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and moved to the big city to pursue his dance dreams. During his first couple of months in New York, he attended Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester program and got to train with some of the best in the industry. Since then, he has worked with Mary Kay, Touch Events, Stephanie Klemons, Karla Garcia, Michael Susten, and more.

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