WHO WE ARE
Tracy Sunderland, Artistic Director
Tracy wants to make art that crashes through boundaries. As a professional artist working in both theater and film, she considers herself a bit of mashup: equal parts actor-writer-director-teacher-learner. Her career spans twenty years of making with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, and now Migration Theory. She trains with SITI Company and uses this training in her classes and as a means for generating new works. In film, her feature script Tailor received hefty funding from the Greek Film council and is slated to shoot in 2017. She received the 2015 Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Award in filmmaking and the 2015 Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award at Boise State. She holds an MA in Filmmaking from The London Film School, an MFA in Acting/ Theatre from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Duke University. She is an Associate Artist at Boise Contemporary Theater and teaches at Boise State University, the College of Idaho and The Cabin literary center.
Sarah Gardner, Associate Artist
Sarah makes art in order to share it with people, in hopes of making deeper connections with her fellow humans. A director, performer, writer, producer, devisor, photographer, textile enthusiast and collaborator, she has worked with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, Red Light Variety Show, Alley Repertory Theatre, HomeGrown Theater, The Green Zoo Collective and Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia. She was a co-creator, devisor and docent of Migration Theory's premiere production, SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething. She holds a BA in Theatre from Boise State University and recently received her Master of Fine Arts from UAtrs/Pig Iron Devised Performance Program in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently fully and joyfully immersed in her role as Artistic Associate at Migration Theory. More about Sarah here.
Heidi Kraay, Associate Artist
Heidi examines the connection between brain and body, seeking empathy with fractured characters. Writing across disciplines and training in diverse theater vocabularies gives her tools to live better making art. Plays include How To Hide Your Monster, New Eden, DIRT (co-devised), Me and My Shadow and Kilgore, as well as several one-acts, plays for young audiences and short plays. Her work has been presented in Boise, regionally and in NYC, recently through Opal Theatre Company, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat & Workshop, Campfire Theatre Festival, Treasure Valley Children’s Theatre, Boise Contemporary Theater, HomeGrown Theatre, id Theater, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Heidi is proud to work with Migration Theory, having co-devised SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething and small matters. Heidi holds an MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts from CIIS and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. More about Heidi Here.
Ashley DeMain, Associate Artist
Ashley enjoys making art that allows people to escape, to leave the world they know, to enjoy living in an alternate reality—mostly because she lives in one herself. Growing up, group projects were Ashley’s favorite school activities. She is a collaborator at heart, and will wear whatever hat necessary to get the job done. She has worked in NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia and most recently Boise, with Migration Theory. Ashley received her BA in Theatre from The Catholic University of America, and her MFA from The University of the Arts/Pig Iron School in Philadelphia. She is a company member with DC based theater company Longacre Lea.