BOX SHOW TEAM
Dominique Salerno - Writer/Performer
Dominique is an NY based actor, director, improvisor, and playwright. She received her MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater, and B.A. from Princeton University. Recent acting credits include: The Color of Light (Schoolhouse Theater), PUSSYSLUDGE (HERE Arts), and Love and Information (A.C.T.) Her musical comedy sketches have been featured on The Huffington Post, Funny or Die, and The New York Times, and she was recently staffed as a TV writer/ comedy producer for an all-female prank show. Her web series Characteristically was selected for the New Jersey Web Festival and World Web Fest Mania. She performs musical improv with her duo The Moustache Apologies and long form improv at The Armory in New York City. She is currently developing a variety of projects, including a TV pilot and several theatrical endeavors. Keep in touch with her at: www.dominiquesalerno.com.
(Seriously, she wants to hear from you!) The Box Show may be a solo piece, but what she loves most is collaborating with other creatives!
Original Direction by Stephen Buescher and Sash Bischoff
Stephen Buescher- Director
Stephen Buescher is a director, choreographer, and actor. He is currently developing York Walker’s new play Soul Records at the Vineyard Theater (NY). Stephen directed the first workshop development of Soul Records earlier this year at Manhattan Theater Club (NY). He is choreographing Babbitt at the La Jolla Playhouse (CA) in the Fall of 2023. Stephen recently
choreographed the 30 th Anniversary of Twilight Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum (CA). He choreographed Pericles (Fiasco Theater, NY), Copper Children (Oregon Shakespeare Festival),
and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (San Diego Repertory Theater). This year Stephen directed the physical comedy A Flea in Her Rear for the University of California San
Diego. He also worked this season with Fern Creek Circus coaching the comic clown-acrobats in their pole act. Additional Directing credits include plays by Dario Fo, Feydeau, Goldoni, Lorca, Shakespeare, and Brecht. Stephen’s choreography has been seen at numerous regional theaters in the United States including American Conservatory Theater (SF), Long Wharf (CT),
Trinity Repertory Theater (RI), Seattle Repertory Theater (WA), Arena Stage (DC), and La Jolla Playhouse (SD). Stephen is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater,
California Institute of the Arts, and is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers.
Sash Bischoff- Director
Sash Bischoff is a writer and director. As a director, she has worked on Broadway and Off. Her debut novel, SWEET FURY, will be published in January 2025 by Simon & Schuster in the US and Canada, as well as by Penguin Random House in the UK and Commonwealth. It will also be translated and published in Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Romania, Russia, and Spain and Latin America. www.sashbischoff.com
Ann Beyersdorfer- Set Designer
Rachel Heine - Stage Manager
Rachel Heine has been with The Box Show off and on since 2016 after a serendipitous run in on the subway platform. Most recently, she was able to support Dominque in a La Jolla and Los Angeles presentation in the summer of 2022. An Ohio based Stage Manager, other credits include: Who’s Holiday!, Barbecue, Indigo (World Premiere). National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour, The Illusionists, 42nd Street, Once. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages. Regional: Alley Theatre (Houston, TX) , Human Race Theatre Company (Dayton, OH), Columbus Children’s Theatre (Columbus, OH), Short North Stage (Columbus, OH), The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio (formerly CATCO - Columbus, OH). Education: Otterbein University. Proud member of AEA.
Lindsay Kipnis - Previous Stage Manager
Lindsay Kipnis (Stage Manager): Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company; Clueless The Musical (TNG/Dodgers); Then They Forgot…, Scissoring (INTAR); Death of a Driver (Urban Stages); Calling All Kates (ATF); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SITS, SSS); Book of Will, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost (HVSF); Comedy of Errors Mobile Unit, Under the Radar (The Public Theater); American Realness Festival; Beauty and the Beast (BTG); Mala Hierba (Second Stage); La Fille du Regiment, Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera); Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); Various PSM/PM credits at NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway; Various credits at The Juilliard School Apprentice Program. Proud member of Actor’s Equity.A.
Ben Quinn - Musical Contributor & Creative Advisor
Ben Quinn is an actor, multi-instrumentalist, and sound producer based in NYC. Originally from Cincinnati, he earned his B.S. in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville and his M.F.A. in Acting from A.C.T. in San Francisco. In 2018, he was nominated for the Planet Connections award for Best Actor in a Musical for his roles in "Close Your Eyes and Sleep" and "Rusalka". Most recently, he has been collaborating on a variety of new productions, such as "Monstress" at Hunger & Thirst Theater (Composer/Musical Director), and playing across the country with his Americana band The Good Morning Nags, in which he plays the mandolin and guitar. The Good Morning Nags have been featured in Relix magazine and their music is available across all streaming platforms.
Jason Pomerantz - Musical Contributor
Jason Pomerantz is a composer, songwriter, producer, and teacher whose work has been featured in Huffington Post, Funny Or Die, and The New York Times. Jason has performed as a keyboardist, vocalist, and music director at venues from Carnegie Hall to Brooklyn Bowl to New World Stages (NAMT). Past projects include his EP Panoramic View, music for the comedy duo Feminarchy, various podcasts and musicals, and Sesame Studios. www.jasonpomerantzmusic.com
Interea reges, ingenti mole Latinus quadriiugo vehitur curru, cui tempora circum aurati bis sex radii fulgentia cingunt, Solis avi specimen; bigis it Turnus in albis, bina manu lato crispans hastilia ferro; hinc pater Aeneas, Romanae stirpis origo, sidereo flagrans clipeo et caelestibus armis, et iuxta Ascanius, magnae spes altera Romae, procedunt castris, puraque in veste sacerdos saetigeri fetum suis intonsamque bidentem adtulit admovitque pecus flagrantibus aris. Illi ad surgentem conversi lumina solem dant fruges manibus salsas et tempora ferro summa notant pecudum paterisque altaria libant. Tum pius Aeneas stricto sic ense precatur: 'Esto nunc Sol testis et haec mihi Terra voeanti, quam propter tantos potui perferre labores, et pater omnipotens et tu Saturnia coniunx, iam melior, iam, diva, precor, tuque inclute Mavors, cuncta tuo qui bella, pater, sub numine torques; fontisque fluviosque voco, quaeque aetheris alti religio et quae caeruleo sunt numina ponto: cesserit Ausonio si fors victoria Turno, convenit Evandri victos discedere ad urbem, cedet Iulus agris, nec post arma ulla rebelles Aeneadae referent ferrove haec regna lacessent, sin nostrum adnuerit nobis Victoria Martem (ut potius reor et potius di numine firment), non ego nec Teucris Italos parere iubebo nec mihi regna peto: paribus se legibus ambae invictae gentes aeterna in foedera mittant. Sacra deosque dabo; socer arma Latinus habeto, imperium sollemne socer; mihi moenia Teucri constituent, urbique dabit Lavinia nomen.' Sic prior Aeneas; sequitur sic deinde Latinus suspiciens caelum tenditque ad sidera dextram: 'Haec eadem, Aenea, terram mare sidera iuro Latonaeque genus duplex Ianumque bifrontem vimque deum infernam et duri sacraria Ditis; audiat haec genitor, qui foedera fulmine sancit. Tango aras, medios ignis et numina testor: nulla dies pacem hanc Italis nec foedera rumpet, quo res cumque cadent; nec me vis ulla volentem avertet, non, si tellurem effundat in undas diluvio miscensn caelumque in Tartara solvat; ut sceptrum hoc' (dextra sceptrum nam forte gerebat 'numquam fronde levi fundet virgulta nec umbras, cum semel in silvis imo de stirpe recisum matre caret posuitque comas et bracchia ferro, olim arbos, nunc artificis manus aere decoro inclusit patribusque dedit gesture Latinis.' Talibus inter se firmabant foedera dictis conspectu in medio procerum. Tum rite sacratas in flammam iugulant pecudes et viscera vivis eripiunt cumulantque oneratis lancibus aras.