NEW ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES
WE CHANGE THE WORLD
WHO WE ARE
DREAM WALKER is an interdisciplinary creative artist group that creates new artistic experiences by bringing together emerging professionals from various nationalities and fields of practice. We believe the performing arts can create an extraordinary connection between artist and audience capable of making the world a better place. We dream a world where people, art, and technology are truly harmonized.
The group was originally formed by Jonghee Woo, the current representative/artistic director of DREAM WALKER, along with emerging artists from various fields of the Korean performance industry. Later, the group branched out into the United States through collaboration with American and international artists from various artistic fields. Today, the group has successfully presented shows both in Korea and in the United States over the past few years.
JONGHEE WOO - DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR/VIDEO DESIGNER OF GHOSTS
Director / Producer / Multimedia Experience Designer
Experience Entrepreneur / Dreaming Realist / Realistic Dreamer
: Representative & Artistic Director of Dream Walker
Jonghee Woo is a director who delves deeply into the area of multimedia theater & new performance. He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and started his professional career as a director in Korea in 2011. Since then, he has accumulated his directorial ability in terms of creating & developing multimedia theater and new performance by working with various artists from all over the world. He is currently working in Los Angeles and hoping to work as an international director without being confined by national borders.
- MFA in Directing at California Institute of the Arts
- BA in Film & Theater at Hanyang University
CARLO MAGHIRANG - SCENOGRAPHY
SCENIC DESIGNER OF GHOSTS
Carlo Maghirang is a freelance visual artist/designer in the Los Angeles area. With a diverse background in the fine arts, he is proficient in design, puppetry, sculpture, scenic painting, graphic art, collage/assemblage, and digital animation, specializing in creating spaces in motion (cos(myth)os, The Glass Mountain).
Recent projects include Fore!, written by Aleshea Harris and directed by Arnaud Meunier, set to tour in France in 2018, as well as scenic designer for renown Indonesian dance and performance artist Didik Nini Thowok. Others include Heidi Duckler Dance Theater's 'The Enormous Wound,' and the West Coast premier of Erin Courtney's 'A Map of Virtue' at Barker Room Rep. He has also served as Associate Scenic Designer to Chris Barreca for Adrienne Kennedy's new play, 'He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box' at TFANA.
Carlo is a Los Angeles, CA resident, and a transplant from the Philippines. His work puts major emphasis on industrial landscapes as well as chimerical objects in order to define space.
DAVY SUMNER - MUSICIAN
SOUND DESIGNER OF GHOSTS
Musician / Installation Artist
Davy Sumner is an installation artist, experimental musician, percussionist, maker, and educator in Los Angeles, CA. His creative works are spawned out of noise, physics, biology, and society, often utilizing sound spatialization, feedback-based systems, auditory illusions, chaos, and original electronics as key elements. Davy specializes in imagining and fabricating custom technologies and homemade devices that become animated, unstable, and unpredictable when introduced to the physical world.
BRIANA PATTILLO- LIGHTING DESIGNER
LIGHTING DESIGNER OF GHOSTS
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED SOON
SAL MANNINO - PRODUCER
PRODUCER OF GHOSTS
Salvatore Mannino is a creative producer originally from New Orleans, LA. In addition to producing and developing his independent projects, he currently serves as a producing associate for independent producer, Mara Isaacs, and Octopus Theatricals.
MORE INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED SOON.
Gabriel E. Jimenez Montes
Actor / Singer / Dancer /Producer
From Carolina, Puerto Rico, Gabriel is currently in his final year of training as an MFA Actor at the California Institute of the Arts. He possess a bachelor degree in Acting from the University of Puerto Rico 2015. At the present time, part of "El Acercamiento" an artistic collaboration that explores the futures possibilities between Cuba and USA, in addition to Dreamscape, he is also performing in "Lines or Broken Circles" a physical theater performance at CalArts. #hisgoalsandinterests
#performingallaroundtheworld #traveling #Dancing #Music #Drums #Acting
James T. Majewski
AS PASTOR MANDERS
James is a company member of DC-based Brave Spirits Theatre, where he performed Amintor (The Maid’s Tragedy), Mistress Quickly, Archbishop of York (Henry IV, parts 1&2), and Zenarchus, Lapyrus (The Bloody Banquet). James originated the role of The Art Object in the world-premiere production of Caridad Svich’s Magnificent Waste(Factory 449), and performed the titular role in DC NPR-affiliate WAMU’s radio adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (Lean and Hungry Theater). Select additional credits include Yanek in Albert Camus’ Les Justes, Ken Puss Puss in Richard Foreman’s Paradise Hotel (Washington Shakespeare Co), and roles in Hamlet, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night (VpStart Crow). He is currently pursuing his MFA in Acting at California Institute of the Arts.
On my Forty-Eighth year of life I realized two things. I am bot getting any younger and the path which lays before me is filled with colonoscopes and failed attempts to buy a motorbike in place of my declining Testosterone. The only thing I hold true is the mantra circulating through my mind.... Roll out of bed, Mr.Coffee's dead and the mornings looking bright. And your shrink ran off to Europe and didn't even write.And your husband wants to be a girl. Be glad there's one place in the world where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came. You want to go where people know, people are the same. You want to be where everybody knows your name.... #thisisntbroadwaystopreadingbiosthatarefilledwithanexplanationofhowartsythesepeopleare also #thankyouforbeinghereitmeanseverything
AS JOHANNA / CHOREOGRAPHER
Dancer / Choreographer
Carissa Songhorian, a BFA in Dance and Dance Composition graduate from California Institute of the Arts, began her training at Los Angeles Ballet Academy under the direction of Andrea Paris. Throughout her years as a dancer, she has performed in works by choreographers and artists such as Danielle Agami (Ate9 Dance Company), Troy Powell (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Julie Bour, Ryan Mason, Laurence Blake, and Kira Blazek amongst many others. Carissa has also appeared in several short dance films, a pilot for a television series, and a new movie that was produced by James Franco.
AS MRS. ALVING
Joana Knezevic got her MFA in acting in The California Institute Of The Arts this May. She is an actress, director and visual artist from Serbia where she got her BFA in acting in The Academy of Performing Arts in Belgrade and won the prize as the best student of her generation. Joana has been a part of the French company based in Toulouse for three years. Her credits include performances and movies: The Hair;Revolution Master Class; The Little Prince; To be or not to be a woman; The Skinning; The Parade; Next to me; Vulnerable; The Dead Of Feelings; You Are Not alone)
At CalArts she had her debut in Salome playing a role Herodias, directed by M.Alvarez. (MOD theater)
In the last three years she directed three shows and one performance :
The Kiss Off ( Spain) , The Children of The Night (Serbia), Fat Girl Just A Girl ( the USA); Apartment34 (Cuba)
Lauren Ashton Baker
Lauren Ashton Baker is an actor and a dancer whose training and work is based in both Los Angeles and New York City. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at the California Institute of the Arts, and previously studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She is also very passionate about film history, which she writes about and researches for various online magazines. Lauren has a particular focus on the history of Disney animation, women’s roles within that, and ways to educate young artists. Future projects include co directing a new play for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and directing a stop motion animated short that is in preproduction.
YUAN YUAN LIANG - COSTUME DESIGNER
Yuan is currently pursuing her Master’s of Fine Arts candidate at the California Institute for the Arts. Focusing on costume design.
Yuan is also taking charge of private customization and costume design for performances since 2008. For years she has been dedicated to design.
CHAEY LUCIA HYUN - ARTIST
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT OF GHOSTS
WILL BE UPDATED SOON
Jorge Luis Figueroa
AS CAPTAIN ALVING
WILL BE UPDATED SOON
MULTIMEDIA THEATER & NEW PERFORMANCE