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

Thousand Faced Theatre aims 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 is responsible for chronicling the inner-workings of TFTC's projects, primarily in the monthly newsletter. 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. Matt has a passion for all aspects of the creative process and developing new works, and is proud to be a part of a company devoting itself to championing new voices. www.matthewbeary.com

Joanna Carpenter

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Joanna Carpenter (she/her/hers) is a New York City based EDI consultant, educator, and actor. Her work spans across the hospitality and entertainment industries, where she has collaborated with spirits brands, theatre companies, and producing organizations of all sizes. Joanna believes that in this work, there is never a finish line - growing spaces for makers to safely flourish, be seen, and be heard is a lifelong commitment that requires constant study, self-reflection, empathy, and investment into community. She can be reached at joanna@joannacarpenter.com, and promises solid cat content over on the 'gram at @thejoannac. 

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Miranda Luze

Executive Director

Miranda is a NYC based theatre artist and voice teacher. Miranda organizes TFTC interanally and externally  curates majority of TFTC's events . Miranda is currently playing Meredith/Phyllis in The Office! A Musical Parody off-broadway at The Theatre Center. She also performed in and directed several TFTC productions including: Dandelion: An Original Musical, Her SoundHonesty in an ApologyTyped Out: A Princess Cabaret, and more. Miranda has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a concentration in directing and vocal performance from Drake University, and studies with Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy.   www.mirandaluze.com

Matt Schultz

General Manager

Hailing from Des Moines, IA and receiving his degree from Drake University, Matt is an arts administrator currently living in New York City. He has held various roles in theatre management and administration at The Rev (formerly Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival), Asolo Repertory Theatre, The New Victory Theater, and The League of Resident Theatres.

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Nathan David Smith

Director of Development

Born and raised in Grinnell, IA, Nathan is a theatre artist currently based in New York City. He is responsible for managing donor relations, grant writing and coordinating TFTC’s fundraisers. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Drake University, and is also an alumni of the National Music Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Nathan is currently playing Dwight Schrute in The Office! A Musical Parody off-broadway at the Theatre Center. He could not be happier working with this group to challenge societal beliefs and bring under-represented voices to the forefront of NYC and Iowa. www.nathandavidsmith.com

Lera Zamaraeva

Director of Media & Marketing

Born in Russia and immigrated to Wisconsin, Lera (she/her) is now a theatre artist based in New York City. Responsible for managing the social media accounts and all things media for Thousand Faced Theatre, Lera is proud to serve the theatre community onstage and off. Lera has performed in several of TFTC's productions as well, including Dandelion: An Original Musical, Her Sound, Typed Out, and Falcon. Lera holds 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