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.
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.
Thousand Faced Theatre aims to impact society with overlooked and thought-provoking stories that would otherwise be untold.
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
Living in New York City, Miranda is a theatre artist and voice teacher dedicated to creating in whatever way she can on stage and off. Miranda manages and oversees all of TFTC's events including mainstage productions, the developmental "Rooftop Series", and fundraising events. Miranda has also performed in and directed several TFTC productions including: Dandelion: An Original Musical, Honesty in an Apology, Typed 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
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.
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 was most recently seen on the 1st National Tour of The Office! A Musical parody as the Male Swing. 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
Director of Media & Marketing
Born in Russia and immigrated to Wisconsin, Lera 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