“You collect all this material and at a certain moment passages start speaking with other passages, ... A conversation that goes along with individual source material just takes off, and things start ricocheting and having surprising connections or counterbalances. You're always looking for yin and yang so the drama thrives on contrasts and contradictions.”

 
 

–Peter Sellars

 
 
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Ricochet Collective is a newly formed collection of producers, directors, and designers whose goal is to produce visceral storytelling events.

We believe in a communal, collaborative process that encourages the creators and other artists involved to explore and expand the potential of live art.

We are committed to creating an immersive environment, one that engages audiences beyond the act of bearing witness.

 
 
 
 

Ricochet Collective

SHERRI EDEN BARBER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
BRANDON PAPE / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
CLIFTON CHADICK, GAGE STEENHAGEN,
MARK VAN HARE, JULIAN LEON

ALUMNI

 
 

PLAYWRIGHTS
Sam Byron, Harrison David Rivers, Laura Zlatos

PERFORMERS
Jeffrey Brian Adams*, Clea Alsip*, Jim Anderson, Robyn Adele Anderson, Sloan Bradford, Dustin Bronson*, Joey Calveri*, Cristina Castro, Ali Rose Dachis*, Jody Flader*, Lora Lee Gayer*, Alex J. Gould*, Ali Grieb, Elizabeth Hess*, Megg Howe, Emily Hulslander, Dave Klasko, Brennan Lowery, Marlon Meikle, Jacob Mondry, Molly-Ann Nordin*, Ruffin Prentiss III, Stacia Rice*, Katy Richter, Christina Rinaldo, Will Rogers*, Brendan Sokler, Camille Trzcinski, Karen Wiese-Thompson*, Meryl Jones Williams* 

DESIGNERS
Lara de Bruijn, Megan Estes, Julian Leon, Stephanie Levin, Rebecca Lord-Surratt, Kate Noll, Paul Piekarz, Mark Van Hare, Serena Wong

MUSICIANS
Shane Considine, Tommy Crawford, Oskar Haggdahl, John Hebert, Benjamin Kennedy, Bryan Percivall, Matthew Morales, John Paul Ramos, Tommy Ryan

OTHER ARTISTS
(Stage managers, dramaturgs, casting directors, publicists, movement consultants, fight directors, associate producers...)
Melanie Aponte*, Carolina Arboleda, Victoria Bain, Ilan Ben-Yehuda, P. Tyler Britt, Sari Caine, Stephen Christensen, Elizabeth Ann Goodman*, Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, Ron Lasko (Spincycle), Christine McKenna, Ryan Ostendorf, David Rigo, Tessa Slovis, Gage Steenhagen

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

 
 
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SHERRI EDEN BARBER

Artistic Director – is a New York-based theatre director and Artistic Associate at Rattlestick Theater. Recent credits: Happily After Ever, Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (The Flea), Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis (The Beckett), 24 Hour Plays (American Airlines Theatre), Inadmissible (Canal Park Playhouse), Latrell: Live Tonight! (Joe’s Pub), Bent (New School for Drama), Remission and Happily After Ever (Signature Theatre/Columbia), Moonlight on the Bayou and Pump (Frederick Lowe Theatre/Hunter College), Carthaginians and Angels in America, Perestroika (Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU), Tapefaces (Ars Nova/ANTFest), Dance Lessons (Theatre Row, winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival), Empire of the Trees (Abingdon Theatre), References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Hangar Theatre), Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Culture Project), How To Quit Smoking and Baptism (Atlantic).

She has developed new work with Rattlestick, Orchard Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Harlem Stage, Classic Theatre of Harlem, Primary Stages, Flea Theater, Culture Project, 24 Hour Play Company, and Old Vic.

Sherri is a Drama League Directing Fellow, recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award, and co-founder/Artistic Director of Ricochet Collective. MFA: The New School for Drama. sherriedenbarber.com

BRANDON PAPE

Executive Director – is a producer, director, and designer living in New York City who is originally from Dubuque, Iowa. He is the co-founder/Executive Director of Ricochet Collective. 

Producing credits include: Happily After Ever, Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (Slightly Altered States - The Flea Theater), Latrell Live Tonight! (Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub), Look Back In Anger, Make Me Love You: an evolution of love, and The Shape of Things (The Verge Theater Company). Favorite directing credits include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Last Five Years, The Shape of Things, and Big Love.

Brandon has worked regionally at Writers’ Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Skylight Opera Theater, and Hangar Theater. Brandon is a Drama League Directing Fellow and graduate of Loyola University Chicago. @midwestrunaway