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Meet The Team

Jessica Creane (writer/docent) is an interactive experience designer dedicated to the idea that the things we are most serious about in life are the things that benefit most from our playfulness. She is the founder of IKantKoan Play/s, a game and immersive experience studio exploring complex subject matter like climate change, ethics, chaos theory, metaphysics, philosophy, and love through games and interactive storytelling. Jessica is a Professor of Game Design at Drexel University and CUNY City Tech, a climate change game designer with The National Parks Service, a 2021 Arctic Circle Artist-in-Residence, and she recently gave a TEDx talk about embracing uncertainty through play. She is a graduate of The Pig Iron School of Advanced Performance Training and her work has been presented at Ars Nova, HERE Arts, The World Economic Forum, Fastaval (Copenhagen, Denmark), IndieCade (L.A.), Bandwi/d/th International, Tanween Creativity Festival (Ithra, Saudi Arabia), BostonFIG (Boston), and on KQED (San Fransisco). Her New York Times recommended playable theater show, CHAOS THEORY ran for over a year at Caveat, NYC (!!) and won the Best Social Immersion Award from Immersion Nation. Her infinite tabletop game Schrödinger's Cat: A Game of Curiosity was recently nominated for most innovative gameplay in a tabletop game at Fastaval.

Amy Shoshana Blumberg (director) is a theater director, choreographer, and dramaturg based in Brooklyn, NY. She is co-producing artistic director of the after-image, with whom she creates devised dance-theater works. the after-image will be premiering HOUSE OF AMERICAN ACTIVITIES, about the American tradition of extremity in times of crisis, in 2022. As a freelance director, she regularly collaborates with IKantKoan (Know Thyself, Chaos Theory, Chaos Theory: Digital Edition) and is a dramaturg for NYC-based dance companies GREYZONE (ASSEMBLY) and MeenMoves (alternative f(A)cts, The Struwwelpeter Project, W(h)ine Pairings). Amy is also a teaching artist with The Moth and a grant writer for a variety of arts organizations. She holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Temple University and a BA in Africana Studies and Dance from Barnard College.

Part celestial creature, part sophisticated human” is how Charlotte Lily Gaspard has been described by Faerie Magazine when contemplating the ethereal artist and her work in one of their features. Shadow puppet artist, educator and children’s entertainer, Charlotte’s mission is to activate imaginations and celebrate playfulness wherever she goes.
A “multi-faceted enchantress… the fanciful mastermind behind Midnight Radio Show” {Broadway World}, Charlotte is the founder and artistic director of Midnight Radio Show, a shadow puppet sci-fi fairytale theater company based in Brooklyn, currently in residence at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club. She designs puppets for theater & film, including “A Snowy Day & Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats.” Mommy Poppins declares, “The incredible shadow puppets will amaze the audience.” Along with puppets, Charlotte also creates costumes for theatre & film projects. She teaches at Child’s Play NY, a children’s theater company, and leads puppetry & theatre workshops all over NYC and beyond.

Rachel Kenner (designer) is an NYC-based freelance prop master and artisan. Past work includes shows at The Public, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Center, and more.  Her personal philosophy involves not being on social media so you can’t find her there but you can find her wandering about the city at various in and off-Broadway venues, weird stores, and occasionally on the Hudson River.

Katie McGeorge (designer) is a creator of environments, props, and puppets for the entertainment industry. Her work spans from immersive experiences (Sleep No More) to tv (Netflix Original ‘Dating Around’) to advertising (Warner Media, Mattel) to theatre (Theatre for a New Audience, The Juilliard School), and live events (NY Fashion Week, Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Live!, Frida Kahlo Gala at the Brooklyn Museum.) See more of her work at

Nichole Mottershead She/Her (game graphic design/production assistant) is an actor-singer-writer-maker with a BA from Temple University's Acting Concentration. Nichole believes that art and storytelling are magical, and that our imaginations are our most powerful tool for creating change.

Shawn Pierre (collaborator/museum staff) is a game designer and community organized in Philadelphia PA. In his games, he works to integrate new forms of play with different forms of media, including procedurally-generated voice-controlled games, real-world social deduction SMS games, and physical games where players are blindfolded while capturing people in nets. As a member of Philly Game Mechanics, Shawn helps organize a community where local creators can meet new people and share their creative work.

Adrianna Poindexter (designer) is a Philadelphia-based dancer, choreographer, producer, and former member of the Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team. After spending years auditioning for various projects and exclusively seeking performance opportunities, she discovered a new passion for creating shows. Adrianna is the creator, choreographer, and producer for HOT DAMN!, a cabaret-style dance show in Philadelphia that features a troupe of beautiful dancers. For this theatrical production, Adrianna is the fabricator of all the costumes and props used in their various numbers. Her mission is to create works that entertain, inspire and move audiences and dancers alike.

Jo Vito Ramírez (designer) is a Bronx-born, Philadelphia-based actor and prop-designer. Jo is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Headlong Performance Institute. They are a member of the Shoe Box Theatre Collective and have worked with many beloved Philadelphia theaters including The Arden, New Paradise Laboratories, and Theatre Horizon. For more, please visit

Kate St. John (designer) is a producer & scenic designer based in New York. She holds an MFA in Scenic Design from Temple University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics & Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a co-founder and co-producing artistic director of the after-image with Know Thyself director Amy Shoshana Blumberg. They are currently devising a dance theater production that explores theatricality during the McCarthy Era (among other things). When she’s not stuck in an early morning meeting with Amy, you can find Kate painting, baking, or dancing to Dua Lipa.

Alex Young (designer) is an immersive theater prop designer and fabricator. He specializes in accessible immersion with a focus on audience safety. Using primarily upcycled material, Alex strives to create custom interactive sets that bolster participant engagement using light, sound, and texture. His work has been featured in productions such as The Mortality Machine and Scapegoat. If you would like to enquire about Prop design or management, you can find Alex at or at