T4TP Staff

ERIKA PHOEBUS

Erika Phoebus is a NY-based actor/playwright/producer hailing from Maryland and Colorado. She was featured in a recent TDF article focusing on self-producing female artists. She is a company member of The Artist Company, where she is currently contributing to the development of a new immersive piece about the mind and madness of Tennessee Williams, coming to New York in March 2017. She studied Theatre and Classical Voice at the University of Colorado, Boulder and, after moving to the city, completed the William Esper two-year Meisner program.

Artistic Director

ISAAC BYRNE

Founding Artistic Director

Originally from Texas, based in NYC, Isaac has been awarded the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction twice and productions he has directed have been nominated for a Drama Dest Award, an Off Broadway Alliance Award, 24 NYIT awards, and 6 Planet Connection Awards. He also performs regularly with the Aztec Economy theatre company in the show Butcher Holler Here We Come. He taught acting at the University of the Arts, the New York Film Academy, and the Matthew Corozine Studio and is currently an MFA Directing candidate at Texas State University.

BEN ANDERSEN

Managing Director

Ben Andersen is a freelance stage manager based in NYC. In New York, his work includes stage management for companies such as Soho Rep, Primary Stages, Transport Group, Page 73, The Flea Theatre, , Theatre 167, Royal Family Productions, The Juilliard School, and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Ben is a graduate of Ithaca College. Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

ELIZABETH KENSEK

Director of Development / Artistic Associate

Elizabeth Kensek is a native of Chicago.  She now splits her time between NYC and Dallas, TX.  Elizabeth is an original contributor to Theatre 4the People and Working Man’s Clothes Theatre.  Elizabeth has also worked with various non-for-profit organizations as a volunteer to raise money and awareness for charities which include, Human Rights Campaign, The Sunshine Kids & The Actors Equity Foundation Falat Basket Project. Elizabeth is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and studies at Matthew Corozine Studio.  Proud member of Actors Equity Association.

JENNY DIGENNARO

Literary Manager / Casting Associate

Bio coming soon.

NIKKI STEPHENSON

Director of Outreach & Diversity / Artistic Associate

Nikki Stephenson is originally from Kentuckiana (it’s a real place), and now resides in New York. She is graduate of the University of Louisville with BFA in Acting. Nikki has been in a number productions ranging from Off-Broadway to national and international tours. She is committed to integrating arts with activism by using her gifts and talents with various non profit organizations as a teaching artist in various schools in NYC. She is extremely honored to a part of Theatre 4 The People, to continue bringing social activism and awareness to the stage. 

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