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Ang Bey- Co-Artistic Director

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Ang Bey (they/them/theirs) is a black, queer storyteller. A renaissance-person, they have been accoladed for their work as an actor, playwright, producer, and activist. They have worked with Shakespeare in Clark Park, Interact Theatre Company, Simpatico Theatre,Theatre Horizon, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and Sundance Institute to name a few. They are a playwright in the inaugural cohort of Jouska Play Works with Simpatico Theatre Company. Ang is also the Co-Creative director of Wings of Paper Theatre Co. & @theangbee on Instagram

Taylor CawleyCurator


Taylor Cawley (they/them) is a theatre and performance artist residing in West Philly, hailing from southern New Jersey. Taylor's work with Shoe Box began by playing Rosemary in Brainpeople, followed by "America" in Amerika, and Athena in The Medusa Play. Their original piece, Cerulean (devised with their creative partner, Kate Sparacio) also appeared in the 2019 Shoe Box Theatre Fest. Somewhere along the way, Taylor became an official member of the collective. They have also acted other places and done other stuff. Taylor is trans, witchy, and dedicated to making art that is collaborative, vulnerable, curious, animalistic, and magical.

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Kelly Orenshaw-Managing Director, Production Manager, Lighting Designer

Kelly Orenshaw (she/her) hates bios. 


Ryan RebeLCo-Artistic Director, Resident Director

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Ryan Rebel (he/him) is co-founder and Artistic Director of Shoe Box Theatre Collective. He is a Philadelphia-based director, writer, teacher, technician, actor, and dramaturg. His work is committed to challenging the status quo of systemic inequity and artistic norms. Each year he produces the Shoe Box Short Theatre Festival, a supportive experimental showcase for diverse local and regional talent. He has directed or assistant directed professionally with Shoe Box, the Arden, Bryn Mawr College, and Revamp Collective. He is especially proud of his four full-length productions: The Medusa Play, Brainpeople, WILD - A Clown Western, and Macbeth. Find out more about the stuff that he does:

Kevin SommervilleTechnical Consultant


Kevin Sommerville (he/him) is an artist and musician from Philadelphia. He has been involved in the Shoebox Theatre Collective from the inception, and thankful to be a part of this community allowing true artistic expression to thrive.  

Jo Vito Ramírez- Props Designer

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Jo Vito Ramírez (they/them) is a Bronx-born, Philadelphia-based Actor and Prop-Designer and a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Headlong Performance Institute. Jo has worked with The Arden, New Paradise Laboratories, Headlong, Del Shakes, Theatre Horizon, and Enchantment Theater Company. For more, please visit

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