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Jim Henson Foundation Grant Finalist Available for booking Spring ’25 Currently seeking Theatre Collaborations and Commissions


Video from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Shadow Workshops 2022, 2023:

Vocal Selections


Dance Selections


Song Selections from Hans Christian Andersen's The Shadow

(Click for Audio):


Wonder At This World

(Queen of Light)


I Want

(Queen of Light, The Shadow)


The Way I Am

(The Princess)


To Become A Man

(The Shadow)


Support You

(The Shadow, The Princess)



Hans Christian Anderson’s The Shadow uses music, vocals, dance, projections, puppetry and shadow play to tell Anderson’s story and then sets it on its head to present a new uplifting fairy tale of discovery, adventure and the positive nature of man.


Act 1 is the original HCA fairy tale, dark and mysterious, telling the tale of a Shadow that takes over a Man’s life. Act 2, our original addition, continues where the HCA story left off, sending The Shadow on an epic journey to discover his new shadow, man’s inherent goodness and, ultimately, redemption.


The production’s use of multiple theatrical elements is a reflection of Mixed eMotion Theatrix’s dedication to telling stories through hybrid theater work, imaginatively integrating movement, music, media and old school theatricality, such as puppetry, to create gorgeous, fun and enlightening live theater experiences.


production members




Janet is an award-winning Director/Choreographer working in theater, concert dance and many forms of media. She was the Director/Choreographer and Co-Creator of “Anaïs, A Dance Opera,” which tells the story of famed diarist, Anaïs Nin, a MeMT production. The production premiered at the  Greenway Court Theatre, other performances include the New Vic in Santa Barbara and the Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University. It was part of the Festival Off d’Avignon in France last July and will be opening the International Theater Festival in Casablanca, Morocco as well as performing in Paris in March 2018. As Director/Choreographer of theater her work includes ‘Midsummer Night” for the Tennessee Shakespeare Company , “Striking 12” ( Laguna Playhouse), “Tonya and Nancy, The Rock Opera” (ART, Boston),  “CarnEvil” (Sacred Fools Theater) “shAme,” (King King Nightclub),  “So Now You Know” (Highways, Wallis)  and “The Wanting” (Highways). Janet created choreography for the hit production, “The Boy From Oz” (Celebration Theatre) for which she received her second Ovation Award (LA’s top theater award) as well as the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (LADCC). Janet created choreography for “The Color Purple,” (Celebration Theatre) and was awarded the Ovation, NAACP and LADCC Awards. Additional choreography: “Once On this Island,” (International City Theater, NAACP Nomination); “Avenue X,” (Odyssey Theater, Ovation Award Nomination);and “Failure,  A Love Story” (Coeurage Theater, Ovation Nomination). “Failure” was presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of  Center Theater Group’s “Block Party.” Her contemporary choreography has been presented at London’s Royal Academy of Music and in Cannes, France. Her work was awarded at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival and selected for the Los Angeles Dance Festival, and Pasadena Dance Festival. She has received two American Choreography Awards, is a proud alumni of the Directors Lab and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.



june carryl

Co-Book Writer

June is a playwright, actor and director originally from northeast Denver. She attended Brown University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Master’s in English Literature. Her plays include THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE (2017 ADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize), BOOGER, BUMPER AND FREE (finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Prize), LA BETE (One Act, Encore! Producer’s Award, Hollywood Fringe Festival) and BLOWFLY (Fresh Produce’d LA). Her musical, BOOM (Book by June Carryl, Lyrics by June Carryl, Mia Milan and Boyd Wilson, Music by Mia Milan and Boyd Wilson) received a staged reading at The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, directed by Michael Shepperd. She is currently collaborating with composer Jason Barabba on an opera based on the SHARKNADO films. Favorite acting roles include Camille Bell in MINDHUNTER, Fraulein Schneider in CABARET at Celebration Theatre, and Gerty Fail in FAILURE: A LOVE STORY (CTG Block Party and Coeurage Theatre Company), both directed by Michael Matthews. Her recent directing include a staged reading of an adaptation of A SOLDIER’S PLAY for AATE productions, SMILING CAT CANDY HEART and BETWEEN FRIENDS both for Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA’s One Act Festival, and THE SECRET LIFE OF BICYCLES for The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival. June was recently invited to join the prestigious Los Angeles Center Theater Group’s 2021/2022 LA Writer’s Workshop.



divya maus

Music and Lyrics

Divya is a Lucille Lortel Award-winning musician whose work spans the spectrum of theatrical, contemporary, and choral music. Her songs have been performed by recognized vocalists including Shoshana Bean, Carrie Manolakos, and Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix). The lead single ‘Salty Water’ from her debut album BIGGER earned her a finalist placement in the Great American Song Contest and led to her opening for the Beach Boys in Los Angeles in 2014. A member of the contemporary chamber choir L.A. Choral Lab, Divya has also performed with Scott Hoying, Rozzi Crane, and Axel Mansoor, and was an original cast member of Heather Christian’s Oratorio for Living Things off-Broadway. Her compositions have premiered at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival and at the Appel Room in NYC’s Lincoln Center. Divya’s dramatic works include the new musical THE MOLLYHOUSE (book & lyrics by Richard Hanson), the children’s musical KALLADA (book & lyrics by Alex Koceja), and the new opera HYSTERIA (libretto by Divya, music by Molly Pease) incubated by Overtone Industries in Los Angeles. Divya holds a BA in Music from the USC Thornton School of Music, and an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. @divyamaus




Co-Book Writer, Producer

Ryan is a Los Angeles based theatrical director and producer.  He has spent well over a decade devoted to promoting and growing the arts community in and around the Los Angeles area and beyond.  He specializes in new works and developing theatre arts that foster communication and acceptance of all communities.  Ryan earned his BA in Theatre and German at Truman State University and has continued his studies throughout the world. In 2015 Ryan and his partner in crime, Janet Roston proudly established Mixed eMotion Theatrix with the dream of bringing the magic and joys of theatre, dance and multimedia to all communities throughout the world to further acceptance and growth within us all.  His most recent directorial work includes, “Mutt House, The Musical” (Kirk Douglas Theatre), “Die Mommie Die” (Kirk Douglas Theatre), “Die Mommie Die” (Celebration Theatre), “Niagara Fall” (Theatre of NOTE), “Bronies the Musical” (LA Fringe, Best Musical Winner), “revolver” (Celebration Theatre), “The Real Housekeepers of Studio City” (LA Fringe, Best of Fringe Winner).  Ryan’s most recent producing work includes, “Anaïs, A Dance Opera” (Greenway Court Theater), “Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera” (King King), “The Next Fairy Tale” (Celebration Theatre), and “BASH’d: A Gay Rap Opera” (Celebration Theatre).




Projection Designer, Dramaturg

Joe is a stage/film director, video editor, photographer, graphic designer, dramaturg, and projection designer. His projection design, story editing, and research skills were pivotal in the shaping of MeMT’s Anaïs, A Dance Opera. He is the director of the web-series Dog Days and Pet Peeves. His short films Adobo, Loaded, and Thanksgiving have screened at festivals including the Boulder International Film Festival, D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He is the editor of the hit Nigerian feature films When Love Happens, Lunch Time Heroes and When Love Happens Again. Projection design credits include Gatsby Redux (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Striking 12 (Laguna Playhouse), four consecutive years of The 24hr Plays, Tonya & Nancy (Club Oberon, Boston), Serpentine Pink (Son of Semele), and CarnEvil (Sacred Fools). Joe holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida.



janni younge

Puppetry Direction and Design

Janni is a South African creator of multimedia theatrical works, with an emphasis on puppetry arts. Her work is motivated by a celebration of the beautiful complexity of being human. The poetry, innate in the expressive and finely crafted objects, forms an integral part of the dramaturgy of the productions she creates. While she has an overarching vision for imaginative direction her creative productions are developed in collaboration. Janni holds an MFA in theatre, a DMA in puppetry (France)  and an honours degree in Fine Art. She has collaborated and directed productions widely internationally winning multiple awards for design and direction including the SBYAA, 5 Fleur du Cap awards and 4 Kennedy Centre awards. Her work runs in repertory in Poland , Hungary and Germany and her productions have been performed in venues across 5 continents in venues including the Holywood Bowl.



Roshina Ratnam

Puppetry Coordinator

Roshina  is a South African performer, puppeteer, theatre maker, facilitator and audio book narrator. She was a performer and assistant director to Janni Younge on the puppet production of Hamlet, which played at the 2023 Chicago International Puppet Festival and Abstrakt Festival in Budapest. Her puppetry company, Inala Theatre, focuses on creating theatre for young audiences. Lumka won the 2019 Fleur Du Cap for Best Production, Children and Young People and most recently represented South Africa at the BRICS International Puppetry Festival, Dagestan, Russia. She is the current head of project and communications officer for UNIMA South Africa (The South African Association of Puppetry) where she spearheads the organization's training and networking of professional puppeteers both in South Africa and across the continent Roshina will be performing as a puppeteer in The Life and Times of Michael K by Lara Foot and Handspring Puppet Company set to tour Galway and the 2023 Edinburgh Festival.



anthony lucca

Dance and Incidental Music

Anthony is an award winning music director, orchestrator, and arranger, who develops and music directs new works for theatre and film.  World premieres include BRONCO BILLY (Skylight Theatre Company, LA Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Musical Direction), MUTT HOUSE (Kirk Douglas Theater), CULT OF LOVE (IAMA Theatre Company), INTO LIGHT (short-film), and varying workshop productions of new musical theatre in Los Angeles and New York City.  He recently music directed productions of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, MAMMA MIA! (5-Star Theatricals),  SIDEWAYS IN CONCERT (Via Reggia Productions), EVITA IN CONCERT (Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center), MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, SHE LOVES ME (Actor’s Co-Op), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Musical Theatre Guild), ASSASSINS (Red Blanket Productions, Stage Raw Nominee). He also guest music directs and conducts for performing arts grade schools and colleges in both Los Angeles and New England.  As a guest artist, he has worked with middle school, high school students, as well as collegiate and also teaches and music directs for the Rubicon Theatre Company’s Summer Youth Program. Anthony is an adjunct faculty member at USC School of Dramatic Arts.


in development
Jim Henson Foundation Grant Finalist Available for booking Spring ’25 Currently seeking Theatre Collaborations and Commissions production members

production members
in development
Jim Henson Foundation Grant Finalist Available for booking Spring ’25 Currently seeking Theatre Collaborations and Commissions