© 2018 Thousand Faced Theatre Company

About Us

Thousand Faced Theatre Company is a nonprofit theatre company based out of New York City. We are focused on creating and producing new works and unique interpretations of existing pieces in the hopes of giving voices to those who may traditionally not have the opportunity to be heard. We recognize that today, as much as any time in history, our society could greatly benefit from exposure to perspectives that may differ from traditional norms. We believe that in presenting new ideas to our audiences we can bring humanity closer together one performance at a time.

Our Mission

Thousand Faced Theatre is a flexible and nurturing platform for new stories that deserve to be told. We help artists take their next step to realize their creative vision by providing fundamental resources and immersing them in our talent-rich community.

Our Vision

To impact society with overlooked and thought-provoking stories that would otherwise be untold.

The Team

Matt Beary

Director of Records & Outreach

Growing up in Knoxville, IA, Matt is a theatre artist currently based in New York City. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University, and is also a member of the inaugural class of the National Music Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He worked regionally while in college at StageWest Theater Company, Des Moines Young Artists Theater, and Des Moines OnStage. Since moving to the city Matt has appeared in Bearing Ember Production’s Mel’s Art Exhibit as Spencer and WNB Production’s Anything But Goodbye as Ian. Matt recently toured with TheatreworksUSA in the national tour of Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories. Matt has a passion for all aspects of the creative process and developing new works, and looks forward to all the work that he and his friends/colleagues will create in the future. www.matthewbeary.com

Miranda Luze

Production Manager

is a New York based theater artist from St. Louis, MO. Miranda recently starred in The Eleventh Hour as Amy Leonardo for a 2 1/2 month run of the show at Town Stages in Tribeca .  She also directed / produced / performed in several Thousand Faced Theatre events including the NYC premiere of Songs From A Coffee Shop and Typed Out: A Princess Cabaret. Other performing credits include: Spring Awakening in Concert (Feinstein's 54 Below), The Rise of the Goatman (Theatre for the New City), HAIR & Sprouted (Black Box Performing Arts Center) and more! This summer she will be directing for Thousand Faced Theatre at Feinstein's 54 Below and the New York Summerfest Theatre Festival.  Miranda has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a concentration in directing from Drake University, and currently studies with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy.


Matt Schultz

Business Manager

Hailing from Des Moines, IA, Matt Schultz is an arts administrator making his move to New York City.  Matt attended Drake University graduating with a degree in Directing and a minor in Business studies. He has since been working in various administrative capacities such as production management and Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, NY and Artistic Administrator at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL.  Matt is excited to be working with such a fantastic group and supporting such creative projects and individuals.

Nathan David Smith

Director of Development

is a New York based theatre artist. He was raised in the “Jewel of the Prairie” -- Grinnell, IA; And received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Drake University. Nathan is currently the Male Swing for The Office! A Musical Parody's North American tour. He also recently made his plawrighting debut with Honesty in an Apology originating the role of Dave at the Hudson Guild Theatre. Honesty in an Apology was nominated for Best Short play of Winterfest 2019. Recent Credits include: Spring Awakening in Concert (Melchior Gabor) at Feinstein's 54 Below, Stranger Sings *an unauthorized Stranger Things Parody (Jonathan Byers) at Feinstein's 54 Below, SPROUTED! (Giant/Jack's Father) at  Black Box Performing Arts Center of Teaneck, and Metro (Jack) at Dixon Place. He’s a proud alumni of The National Musical Theatre Institute at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. During his time at NMTI he co-devised and performed in a 90 minute musical: Born of Myth. Currently, Nathan is living in NYC and is auditioning, producing and being a student of Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy.


Lera Zamaraeva

Director of Media & Marketing

Born in Russia and immigrated to Wisconsin, Lera is now an actor and theatre artist based in New York City.  Most recently, Lera produced and performed in Typed Out: A Miscast Princess Cabaret for the launch event of Thousand Faced Theatre Company. This is not Lera’s first venture in the cabaret world, having performed in cabarets at 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, and Broadway Comedy Club as well as producing and headlining, Lera Zamaraeva: A Night of Existential Crisis, at the Turner Jazz Center. Lera traveled the country performing with the touring cast of Energy Agents and Conservation Caper, and has also done regional work with Tent Theatre, Black Hills Playhouse and more. She also works as a choreographer and dance teacher in both educational and regional theatre. Lera graduated from Drake University with a BFA in Musical Theatre with concentrations in dance and costume design, and currently studies with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy. www.lerazamaraeva.com