“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, JULIAN LEON,
STEPHANIE LEVIN, GAGE STEENHAGEN,
MARK VAN HARE

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*, Drae Campbell*, Cristina Castro, John J. Concado*, Ali Rose Dachis*, Jody Flader*, Lora Lee Gayer*, Alex J. Gould*, Ali Grieb, Elizabeth Hess*, Megg Howe, Emily Hulslander, Mikaela Izquierdo*, Adam Keller, 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, Clifton Chadick, Megan Estes, Valerie Insardi, Julian Leon, Stephanie Levin, Rebecca Lord-Surratt, Joey Moro, 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, choreographers, fight directors, associate producers...)
Amina Alexander, Melanie Aponte*, Carolina Arboleda, Caitlin Bailey, Victoria Bain, Ilan Ben-Yehuda, P. Tyler Britt, Sari Caine, Stephen Christensen, Shalyn Clark, Elizabeth Ann Goodman*, Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum, Ron Lasko (Spincycle), Christine McKenna, Ryan Ostendorf, Emily Owens PR, Ali Perkins, Walter Dean Pigford, David Rigo, Tessa Slovis, Gage Steenhagen, Ella Steinlauf

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

 
 
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SHERRI EDEN BARBER

Artistic Director – is a New York-based theatre director and co-founder of Ricochet Collective. Recent credits: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires, Happily After Ever, Gordy Crashes (Ricochet Collective), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (The Flea), Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution (Development on European Tour), Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis (The Beckett), Monstrosity, Polaroid Stories, and BENT (The New School for Drama), The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks USA), 24 Hour Plays on Broadway (American Airlines Theatre), Latrell: Live Tonight! (Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub), Dance Lessons (winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival).

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

Sherri is a recipient of The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Directors Fellowship, the Core Company Director for The Orchard Project, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and recipient of the US/UK Exchange Award. 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 and Executive Director of Ricochet Collective. 

Producing credits with Ricochet Collective include: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Teatro Circulo)Happily After Ever (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe), Gordy Crashes (IRT Theater), Tragic Kingdom: Live, Jagged Little Pill: Live (Joe's Pub). Other NYC credits: 2017 Drama League Benefit Gala Honoring Steve Martin (The Plaza Hotel), The Drama League Awards (Marriott Marquis), The Drama League's DirectorFest (Sheen Center and TBG Theater), Mr. Landing Takes A Fall (Slightly Altered States @ The Flea), Latrell Live Tonight! (Ars Nova, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub), These Girls (Glamour Magazine @ Joe's Pub), The 24 Hour Musicals (The Orchard Project). While in Chicago, Brandon founded The Verge Theater Company where he produced and directed John Osborne's Look Back In Anger as well as the world premiere of Make Me Love You: an evolution of love, which he also conceived. 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. Currently, he is an Associate Producer for The Drama League and General Manager for The Orchard Project. Brandon is a Drama League Directing Fellow and graduate of Loyola University Chicago.