The Ensemble

Tilted Field is an award-winning ensemble-based company with members in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Our members work in theater, television, movies, and themed entertainment. At least once a year (as schedules and resources allow), we come together for a period of intense collaboration to create cutting-edge work founded in the timeless stories of the theater as Tilted Field.


The ensemble is composed of four artists in two disciplines: two actors and two designers. Members of this diverse group bring us new ideas and spearhead their own projects. They provide guidance, inspiration, and support for the projects Tilted Field produces. The artistic ensemble is central to the mission of Tilted Field.


arrowJi-Youn Chang


arrowAlex Knox


arrowTeresa Avia Lim


arrowMichael Locher





Ji-Youn ChangJi-Youn Chang is from South Korea and has resided in NewYork for many years. She is interest in developing new plays and operas with directors and actors and get involved deep in the process. She believes in collaboration in theatre; whether it’s from a single vision or not, personal experience and history from every artists in the group would enrich what will be on stage. You can call her Jiji. ;) She is a member of Pioneer Go East and Tilted Field. Recently she is working on shows; The Unfortunates (Oregon Shakespeare) a new musical piece developed for four years of workshop by director Shana Cooper and writers, Ramiz Monsef, Ian Merrigan, Jon Beavers, and Casey Hurt. The Dance and the Railroad (Signature Theatre) is one of the earliest play by David Henry Hwang. He wrote it when he was 23 and it’s still relevant to now, and personally she feels so connected to the characters for she is an immigrant herself. She has designed for regional and international theatres, museums, and concert halls; Troilus and Cressida (Oregon Shakespeare), Crane Story, Ink Project (Playwright Realm), Doll House (Triad Stage), Love Song (59/59), T.1912 (Guggenheim Museum), Peter & the Wolf (Guggenheim Museum), Light Within (Carnegie Hall), New Opera I Fioretti in Musica, Paola Irun Project (LaMaMa) by Gian Marco Lo Forte, Robert & Maria (Tanz Im August in Berlin), An Ideal Husband (American Stage), Ching Chong Chinaman, Monster, We Are, Stella Rising, Shaghia Lil’s (Pan Asians), Stairs to the Roof (A.R.T.) She also work on shows at Juilliard School of Music, Yale School of Drama, SCSU, Wesleyan University. She is recipient of Donald and Zorka Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design, Stanley McCandless Scholarship, and Opera America Director/Designer Showcase Finalist. She has an MFA in Design at Yale School of Drama ‘08.

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Alex KnoxAlex Knox was born in Santa Monica and raised in Irvine, California. His first one-man play (No Static at All) was named Best Solo Performance at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He is also performing in Tilted Field's rock opera The Last Days of Mary Stuart this summer. Recent credits include Orpheus in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice (South Coast Repertory), and Orsino in Twelfth Night (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival). Alex is a member of the A2 Ensemble at The Antaeus Company in Los Angeles, where he has performed in Macbeth, The Malcontent, The Nina Variations, and The Thin Man. Favorite stage roles include Ajax in Troilus vs. Cressida (directed by Becca Wolff), and Nikola Tesla in the graphic novel stage adaptation, The Five Fists of Science. Alex is the creator of the wordless mask-theatre play EYE, which was developed as Alex’s undergraduate honors thesis, and then reinvented at the Summer Cabaret at Yale, under the guidance of producer Jacob Padrón. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Yale School of Drama.


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Teresa Avia LimTeresa Avia Lim a New York City based actor, played Kiku in Naomi Iizuka’s world premiere of Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West (Dir: Les Waters ) at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Jen in the Shakespeare In Paradise Theatre Festival's production of Come Back to Me by Jesse Cameron Alick ( Dir: Donya Washington), Lucy in NYC Summerstage's production of American Schemes by Radha Blank (Dir: Charlotte Brathwaite), Jennifer Marcus in Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Dir: Brendan Patrick Hughes) at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre and various roles at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, including Antiochus' daughter in Pericles (Dir: Mary Zimmerman), Macbeth (Dir: Michael Kahn), Lorezacchio (Dir: Michael Kahn),Lady Windemere's Fan (Dir: Keith Baxter), and The Tempest (Dir: Kate Whoriskey). Her New York credits include the role of Eve in Jesse Cameron Alick's Sleep Awake at the Subjective Theatre Company, Pantalona in Even Maybe Tammy (Or A Cockamamee Bucket of Ruckus) (Dir: Christopher Bayes) at the Flea Theatre, and as Tra La in In the Cypher conceived by Sarita Covington and Gamal Palmer, (Dir: Patricia Mc Gregor) at the Nuyorican Poet's Café, and the Drilling Company. She has been in multiple readings and workshops, helping to develop the work of Tarell McCraney, Molly Rice, Quiara Allegria Hudes, Michi Barall, Sam Hunter, Stephanie Timm, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Risco, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Cori Thomas with The Public Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre Co., Page 73, The Lark, Hartford Stage, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ars Nova, and The Playwright's Realm. Her TV credits include "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". In 2009 Teresa was an inaugural recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Fellowship in her last year at the Yale School of Drama. She is a member of Leviathan Theatre Company - a New York City based, Asian-American theatre company dedicated to producing classic works.


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Michael LocherMichael Locher is a scenic designer with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, and regional experience across the country. His recent credits include Goldfish, Mrs. Whitney, and Or (Magic Theatre Company) directed by Loretta Grecco; Happy Days (Guthrie Theater),Trouble in Mind (Yale Repertory Theatre),La Finta Pazza (Yale Baroque Opera, American premier), HAPPY DAYS (Playmakers Rep, NC) and The Creature (Black Box Theatre, CA). In New York, his recent and upcoming work includes Off-Broadway productions of Dramatis Personae (The Playwrights Realm), SIN (Rose Nagelberg), Thomas Bradshaw's The Bereaved (Partial Comfort, associate designer), and assistant design credit for Broadway's Guys and Dolls. Michael is a longtime artistic associate of the Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, where his credits include Marcus Gardley's Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, Victims of DutyBone to Pick, The Bald Soprano, Macbeth, The Vomit Talk of Ghosts, Roberto Zucco, and The Tempestt. Additional SF credits include The Bright River (The Jewish Theatre), Liz Duffy Adams' The Train Play (Crowded Fire), and several seasons with The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Ain't Misbehavin, and Black Nativity). Additional credits: Leaving Iowa (Adirondack Theater Festival), Richard III, and Venus (Yale School of Drama), Hillbilly Antigone and Bone Songs (Yale Cabaret). Michael also works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, specializing in artwork for theater companies and related organizations. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego (Stewart Prize) and Yale School of Drama (Donald Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design), Michael currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, cat and daughter.


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As the Ensemble evolves, we include our Emeritus Members below. As key players in TF's development, we are so proud to keep these incredible artists in the family!


arrowDorothy Fortenberry


arrowRoberta Pereira


Dorothy FortenberryDorothy Fortenberry is a Los Angeles-based playwright and television writer. Her plays include Partners, Mommune, Caitlin and the Swan, Good Egg, and the play with music Status Update.

Dorothy’s work has been developed at Arena Stage, Ars Nova, Geva Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others, and produced by Center Rep, Chalk Rep, Live Wire, Red Fern Theatre, and The Management. She is a winner of the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and a two-time Finalist for the O’Neill Conference (for her plays Status Update andMommune). Residencies include the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Program, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Page 73. Dorothy is a member of the Playwrights Union, a founding company member of Tilted Field, and in the 2013 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop.  She received an EST/Sloan commission and is currently working on a  commission from Yale Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

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Roberta PereiraRoberta Pereira is an Associate Producer with Bisno Productions, where she has worked on shows such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical (Broadway), Tony-award winner War Horse (Lincoln Center, tour and Toronto), and Through A Glass Darkly with Carey Mulligan (co-production with Atlantic Theater Company). Previously, she was an Associate Producer at Anne Bogart's SITI Company, Executive Producer of Summer Cabaret (New Haven) and Associate Managing Director for Yale Repertory Theatre/World Performance Project, where she produced a series of international music and theater events. Roberta also produced all the auxiliary events for the 2006 Dublin International Theatre Festival. As an independent producer, her credits include the Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre starring Sir Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight (Broadway), Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (Studio 42), USHER (New York International Fringe Festival, Outstanding Musical Award), the production concept of Ainadamar (winner of the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase), and We Declare You A Terrorist (Summer Play Festival). Roberta is on the Board of Directors of Studio 42, a founding ensemble member of Tilted Field and a member of Women's Project Lab. A graduate of Yale School of Drama's Theater Management program, Roberta is originally from Brazil and currently lives in New York City.



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