Monica Hunken is a Brooklyn-based rabble rouser/ performer who creates docu-adventure theatre including; Reading the Water, Blondie of Arabia, The Wild Finish, Hunker Down, Outside the World and Mt Rushmore. In NY, she has been produced at Culture Project, Exponential Festival, The Brick, The Living Theatre, Polish Cultural Institute and HERE Arts Center. She has been produced in Australia’s Horse’s Mouth Festival, the Netherland’s DeParade Festival, Norway’s PIT festival, the Glastonbury Festival in England, among many other theaters across the globe. She is Associate Artistic Director for The Living Theatre. She was an artist in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Fish Factory in Iceland and winner of the Patrolio Award for her work responding to social injustice through art in Spain. She has worked in refugee camps around the world facilitating arts programming. She is an avid cyclist, having ridden through over 20 countries while also being an activist/ organizer having worked with Rev Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping, Resist Spectra, Time’s-Up!, New Sanctuary Coalition, Sane Energy Project on environmental and immigration issues and she works as a direct action trainer with Beautiful Trouble, GreenPeace and Rainforest Action Network in NYC and abroad.
New York/Venezuelan experimental musician, Xi.me.na Borges is an extremely eclectic composer and performer. Armed with an array of digital and analogue technologies, Xi.me.na uses her voice to blend the music of disparate times and places, creating alluring sonic collages and migrating confidently between avant-garde opera and electronic pop.