founded Moth in 2008. He is the artistic director and has helmed 10 of the 16 productions over the past 7 years. He is an accomplished writer, director, & actor. He also teaches a character development class at Moth which is the incubator for productions and development of original works.
Max Barsness (Web Administrator)
is a savage intellect set against the mysteries of life. An avid philosopher well aware of how easily simple truth becomes pliable, its existence easily erased by reason and history, yet still, it appears to him in reality so he captures it lest it might evaporate into the ether. It is this quality that represents his work as photographer and actor. There is a darkside as well. The destruction of if lies and illussions, marking work and charachter, that leaves these snapshots of reality so enigmatic. The White Whale. Pure beauty. Truth, despite the fact that it does not indeed exist.
Justin Huen (Technical Director)
is an award nominated actor/director who has been working in Regional theatre for the last 10 years. He is extremely happy that you are supporting this awesome group of talent that is the Moth.
Upon completing the Cornish College of the Arts BFA Acting program in Seattle, James became an acting company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for several seasons. His first LA audition landed him a recurring role on the final four Seasons of NBC's Frasier. He has since continued to work in film and TV (Our Fathers, 24, Rescue Dawn) and in the theatre as an actor (Miss Julie/One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and as a director (The Tempest: Est Isla es Mia- Outstanding Production 2015 Tampa Theatre Awards). He studied Suzuki Movement training under Tadashi Suzuki's own pupil Lawrence Ballard and has practiced Feldenkrais body awareness and Skinner-based breath work for over a decade. His approach to the work is to offer actors powerful tools for stripping away the concept of 'performance' (both conscious and unconscious) and finding genuine, truthful moment-to-moment experience under the heightened circumstances of a play or film.