Philadelphia Collaborators

In August 2018, Migration Theory set out to make it's debut in a whole new city. Selecting a few locals to work with, under the same, steady advisement as the Boise team, they're aiming to make something for you in the winter of 2019. Meet the team:


Tom Carman

Tom is an actor, composer and sound designer who wants to make art that leaves people thinking and questioning their own lives and behaviors. He is a company member of Longacre Lea, a theatre and film company in Washington DC, where he has acted and composed for many projects. As an actor, he has worked at The Flea Theater, Quintessence Theatre Group, WSC Avant Bard and Keegan Theatre. His original music has been heard at Signature Theatre (NYC), Lean and Hungry Theatre, WSC Avant Bard and Pig Iron Theatre School from solo acoustic guitar to 20-person choral arrangements. He holds a BA in Theatre from The Catholic University of America.


Donna Jean Fogel

DJ is an actor, director, and theater devisor who strives to illuminate the simple, complex, and sometimes mysterious connections between people, places and events. She loves to move and believes in the power of tenderness. Based in NYC for over 20 years, she worked with The Barrow Group (her NYC artistic home), Circle Rep Lab, Fourth Unity, Manhattan Theater Source, Blue Light Theater Company, and regionally at Playwrights Theater of NJ (NJ), Opera House Arts (ME), Olney Theater (MD), People’s Light (PA), and most recently at BCT (ID) in The Roommate. She has directed young actors at Stella Adler Conservatory/NYU, Long Island University CW Post, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She earned her BFA in Acting at Carnegie Mellon, trained with The Barrow Group, SITI members, Josh Pais (Committed Impulse), and recently earned her MFA in Devised Performance from UArts/Pig Iron in Philadelphia. She is excited to work with Migration Theory!


John Chandler Hawthorne

John is a creator, performer, musician, and photographer. His original performances have been presented by First Person Arts and Haverford College, and have been seen in SoLow Fest and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He has worked with Swim Pony Performing Arts, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, and Pig Iron Theatre Company, among others. John studied Philosophy and Theater at Williams College and the University of Oxford before earning a graduate certificate from the Pig Iron School. He shares a birthday with Ian MacKaye, Charlie Chaplin, and Merce Cunningham.