THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE
BY: KODI LYNN
A MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE PREMIERING SUMMER 2017 IN BROOKLYN, NY
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
“I've always thought the journey of an artist was very similar to that of a butterfly. It starts as an egg, a thought, an idea and pops out like the very hungry caterpillar waiting to feed on exotic foods and knowledge. Soon it’s mind and body expands into a fully realized creature. The caterpillar seems to have it all, but a primordial instinct pushes it past the horizon to the otherside. Soon the caterpillar locks itself away in a stain glass chrysalis and perfects it's craft. Once the butterfly emerges, artistry pours out of every fiber of its being and manifests as wings. Something so beautiful that not even the president of the United States can take it away. The butterfly's wings expand over miles of space and time, and even when it is lost the memories of what was created continues to inspire others. See, First there is a discovery of self. Then, there is a discovery of art. Chrysalis is a multimedia immersive event designed to reflect life and its many mysterious twists and turns metaphorically through the lifecycle of a butterfly. It's a choose your own adventure focused on love, artistry, and awareness of the world around you. The show features the underground theater world’s up and coming vocalists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors, visual artists and more!” - Kodi Lynn
WRITER, COMPOSER, & DIRECTOR
Kodi Lynn is a down to earth Nebraska native. She moved to the city for a two year conservatory program at the New York Film Academy. During her time studying musical theater at NYFA, she sang at 54 below in Ewalt and Walkers' “The Making of Madeleine Moore”, belted in NYFA’s production of “Chess”, and worked with Bobby Cronin and Crystal Skillman on a musical adaption of the claymation film “Mary and Max.” Before leaving school she wrote a dance on film script called “Could you Dance in my Shoes” that was brought to its feet and directed by Deidre Goodwin. After graduating the program Kodi pursued many different avenues of the art world. She has been the assistant director for two readings at the New York Film Academy and a short film entitled “Je l’aime a Mourir.” She is currently working costumes on a production of “Urinetown” and will be attending the Manhattan Film Festival to see a film she appeared in called “Seeking Alice.” Kodi is absolutely ecstatic about her show moving forward, and she hopes it is the first of many.
Makayla Benedict is a singer, actor, and chinchilla enthusiast based in New York City. Makayla is an alum of the New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre Conservatory. Her New York credits include, The Twenty Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pump n Go, and she just wrapped set on the new movie musical Plus One directed by T.J Mannix.
Living Art Performer
Melissa Kruger a Brazilian actor, dancer and singer recently graduated from the New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Conservatory. She’s worked with fabulous teachers and directors including Nathan Brewer, Deidre Goodwin, Bobby Cronin, Seth Reich and Johanna Pinzler. She has also been dancing for more than 15 years, with jazz, ballet, modern and LOTS of hip hop in her formation. Besides many concerts and plays in Brazil, here in NYC, Melissa has been a Kit Kat girl in "Cabaret" (and a Gorilla), The Nasty Man in the beautiful play "Eurydice" and Dance Captain in one of her favorites of all times: "Urinetown".
Musical Director & Performer
Terra Warman is a being landing somewhere on the spectrum of David Bowie and a muppet. She is a composer/lyricist and performing artist. An excerpt of her indie punk song cycle Havoc! A Song Cycle for Six Women Who Give A Fuck was recently produced by the 4thU Artivists as part of their benefit show Body of Women. Terra fronts the band Terra and the Dactyls, and writes rock operas for them. They have performed all over NYC. She’s currently developing an immersive musical epic based on the book Mr. B. Gone by Clive Barker with her writing partner Rachel Chung. Music was premiered at “In the Works” at the Duplex in March.
Born and raised in Florida, Tony LaLonde is now a NYC based musical theatre actor and a proud alumni of the New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre program. New York theatre credits include: CHESS, Carousel, Cabaret, and Eurydice. Regional credits: Jesus Christ Superstar.