Dane Eissler

Founding Artistic Director

Dane is a director, writer, performer, teacher, and visual artist. Frequently working between Chicago and Philadelphia, he creates new theatrical works, as well as adaptations of classic plays and literature. With EgoPo Classic Theater, he co-directed the Philadelphia premier of Tennessee Williams' Stairs to the Roof, adapted and directed Nikolai Gogol's The Nose, played Medvedenko in The Seagull (Barrymore for Best Ensemble & Best Production), associate directed and performed in John Guare’s The Lydie Breeze Trilogy, and assisted in the remount of their immersive sensory adaptation of Beckett’s Company at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival. In Chicago, he has worked with Theatre-Hikes, Living Room Vauntgardia, Rough House, Women of the Now, The Whiskey Rebellion Theatre, Windy City Performs, and The Annoyance. www.daneeissler.com

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Sam Price is a theatre artist that strives to create relevant and visually striking work. She is also a theatre administrator with experience working with companies in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Chicago. While obtaining her degrees in both Theatre and Advertising from Rowan University, Sam was already performing professionally, giving one of the "most arresting performances" in EgoPo Classic Theatre’s Philadelphia premiere of The Women, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. After graduating top of her class with honors, Sam was accepted into Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Professional Leadership Program as an apprentice in the Marketing Department, where she currently works as Development Associate.

Samantha Price

Co-founder & Managing Director


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Tyler Garamella

Co-founder & Artistic Producer

Tyler Garamella is an actor and comedian born in LA, marinated in Jersey and Philly, and now based in Chicago. In Philadelphia, he performed with Philly Improv Theatre Harold Team "Outside Voices." Tyler has also toured NY, Vermont, and Pennsylvania with Pantea Productions in their original circus/puppetry-production of Beyond the Light. He has trained and performed at The Annoyance and The Second City, where he is currently performing in Twisty. He is a proud cast member of BATSU! Chicago, as well as a member of the sketch group Huggable Riot. He is represented by Ambassador Talent.

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Company Members

Sarah Schol

Joseph Wesolowski

Brittany Flynn

Lily Staski

Storm Hooten

Gilly Guire

Madeline Lauzon

Devin Sanclemente

Natalia Via

Sara Mitchell