ROY PRODUCTIONS presents My Life In a Minor Key. And yes - it's as pretentious as it sounds - or at least as much as a steampunk clown show* can be. The story is told by Violettea Blue, a ballet artist who knows she's good and is pretty sure she should be famous. Currently in rehearsals with upcoming creative residencies in New York, Alabama, and Wyoming the show premiers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, tours throughout Wyoming and lands in New York City where it's transferred to Off-Broadway, then Broadway, then adapted for film. So the dream goes...   *If we lost you at "steampunk clown show" we encourage you to stay with us. We won't disappoint.

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OUR CREATIVE TEAM

ERIN ROY, Violette Blue Ballet dancer – turned modern dancer – turned actor, Erin Roy grew up in Alabama. She trained and then danced professionally with the Alabama Ballet. She received additional training from Ballet West and American Ballet Theatre. She danced for five seasons with Contemporary Dance Wyoming and was a frequent collaborator with Dance-for-Camera company Hole Dance Films. She served as Junior Repertory Company Director of Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – teaching and mentoring a group of thirty young women. She now lives in New York where she is pursuing a career in commercials and television. She creates, produces, and directs her own theatrical entertainment productions through her company - ROY PRODUCTIONS. More...

AITOR BASAURI, Director Spymonkey’s Joint Artistic Director, is one of the most sought after and leading teachers of clown and physical comedy in the world. He regularly runs Spymonkey masterclasses in London, Brighton and New York, is a staff tutor at Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, and teaches at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier.

Aitor studied at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro in Seville and at the Philippe Gaulier School in London. He performed in The Servant of Two Masters at Sheffield Crucible (1996), Axomate at the Seville Expo (1992), Eulenspiegel (1991) and in Karl’s Kuhne Gassenchau’s Grand Paradis and Stau in Zurich (1997 and 1998). He directed Little Prince for Donkey Productions (1997), Un Vento Impetuoso for La Canoppia (1996) and Meci Y Me Fui for Pez Enraya ( 1997). In 1999 he appeared in Circus Knie, the Swiss State Circus, and in 2000 formed his own company Punto Fijo, based in Bilbao. He also appeared in Cirque Images’ 2003 series Solstrom for Bravo Cable Network, performed in Zumanity – Another Side of Cirque du Soleil at the New York New York Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, 2003-05, and in Bertold Brecht’s Senor Carrera’s Rifles at the Young Vic, directed by Paul Hunter (2007). More...

STACEY BOGGS, Lighting Designer Stacey is a New York-based lighting designer whose works include Theatre Three’s The Diary of Anne Frank, CAT’s Inside/Out, 651’s Soundtrack 63, Waterwell’s Marco Millions (based on lies), The|King|Operetta, #9, and I Love a Piano (national tour). She has designed with choreographers Robert Moses, Troy Powell, Christopher Wheeldon, and Mina Yoo. She has worked as a lighting supervisor for the Wooster Group and as the technical and lighting director for Ailey II. She has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Michigan Opera Theater. Boggs has designed the lighting for many window displays in the New York City area. She graduated from New York University’s graduate design program in 2005.

MELETA BUCKSTAFF, COSTUME DESIGNER Assistant to Production for Shoes and Rentals at Pacific Northwest Ballet. 2017 recipient of MFA in Costume Design at University of Washington.

BABS CASE, Creative Producer Babs Case is artistic director of Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson, Wyoming.  She has performed, choreographed, and taught modern dance throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. She attributes her multidisciplinary approach to dance to her professional affiliations with the Harry Partch Foundation and Company, Richard Landry of the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Lincoln Center Institute and Obie award winning actor Bob Berky.  More...

SAM CRAWFORD, Sound Designer Sam completed degrees in English and audio technology at Indiana University in 2003. A move to New York City led him to Looking Glass Studios where he worked on film projects with Philip Glass and Björk. His recent sound designs and compositions have included works for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Venice Biennale, 2010), Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion (Pavement, 2012), and David Dorfman Dance (Lincoln Center Out of Doors, 2012). He currently holds positions as both sound supervisor for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and music director for David Dorfman Dance. He also plays lap steel and banjo in various groups, including Bowery Boy Blue (Brooklyn) and Corpus Christi (Rome).

SHAWN HOVE, Video/Media Designer The artistic director of shove gently dance/theatre, Shawn received his MFA in Choreography and Dance Technology from the Ohio State University (OSU) in 2005 and his BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997.  He is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist.  From 2005-2010, he was on faculty in OSU’s Department of Dance, where he was a Technology and Media Advisor for faculty and student research. He also taught technology-based courses in video editing and media in performance. As co-video director, he works for the Bates Dance Festival where he helps document the festival’s events. More...

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