CREATIVES

DAHN HIUNI

(Playwright) is a Los Angeles-based Israeli-American playwright. His full-length play MURMURS & INCANTATIONS was last seen at LA's Blank Theater (Daniel Henning, Artistic Director.) Before that, MURMURS was produced as part of the New York International Fringe Festival (20th Anniversary, 2016) at the historic Soho Playhouse. Previously, MURMURS was also presented as an immersive theatre experience in former Chelsea art gallery, Mixed Greens in 2013. Other one-act plays include ONE MAN SHOW, CALL WAITING, and INTERVIEW. As solo performance artist, Mr. Hiuni has been presented at such venerable New York venues as P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Artists Space and Thread Waxing Space. Other performance venues include the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Lancaster Museum of Art. His performance "Twentieth Century Art" is part of the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center. Mr. Hiuni's work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post and Playbill, among others. Mr. Hiuni has taught at Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University, Bucknell University, and at the National Theatre School of Canada. He holds an MFA in studio art and an interdisciplinary PhD in performance studies--both from Penn State. He is adjunct professor of art, art history and graphic design at UCLA, Woodbury University and Empire State College. www.dahnhiuni.com.

YUVAL RON

(Composer) is an internationally renowned World Music artist, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Graduating Cum Laude as a film scoring major from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has continuously researched various ethnic musical traditions and spiritual paths worldwide. Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film West Bank Story, was the featured artist in the Gala Concert for the Dalai Lama’s initiative Seeds of Compassion in the Seattle Opera Hall, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan since 2006. His awards include the Los Angeles Treasures Award and prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. Other TV and films scores includes the PBS/Nova special, Breaking the Maya Code, Proteus, Oliver Twist, The Spiral Staircase, Golda’s Balcony and Road to Victory. He has collaborated with numerous film directors, including Jeremy Kagan, Ari Sandel and David Lebrun. He received commissions from various international choreographers including Daniel Ezralow (American Repertory Ballet), Ashley Roland (ISO dance company), Oguri (Renzoku Dance Company) and Zen priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka. His original scores for theater include Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Yeats’ Amer’s Jealousy and Becket’s Casscando. Mr. Ron has lectured at Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago, Texas University in Austin, UCSD, and at the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. www.yuvalronmusic.com

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