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MIRROR/FIRE
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CURRENT WORK



US


 


#BlackLivesMatter is a conversation and a call to action.

 

About  

Curated and directed by Asia Kate Dillon, US puts a magnifying glass to racism in the United States in an attempt to uncover the ideological system that continues to purposefully oppress and separate us from our humanity. US uses original text as well as found text, audio and video footage to drive the #BlackLivesMatter conversation forward.

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The next performance of US is currently in development. 

 

ABOUT



MIRROR/FIRe


“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change... We need not wait to see what others do.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

MIRROR/FIRE productions is Asia Kate Dillon and Christopher Hirsh. Fueled by a passion for connection, this collaborative venture is focused on creating socially relevant, reflective art. 

MIRROR/FIRE productions' goal in everything it produces is to support and uplift historically marginalized and historically disenfranchised people. MIRROR/FIRE productions eagerly answers the call to create work that challenges audiences, and performers alike, to be inquisitive and passionate in their pursuit of truth.
 

 

 
 
 

Asia Kate Dillon

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Asia Kate Dillon is a performer, writer and director residing in New York City. Playing the role of Taylor, a non-binary gender identifying character in Showtime's Billions, Dillon is the first non-binary gender identifying actor to ever be cast in a major television series. In addition to Billions, they* can be seen playing Brandy Epps in the Netfilx series Orange Is the New Black.

Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Dillon studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, graduating from the Studio Program. They then returned to Ithaca to complete the Meisner training program at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca (Dillon began during their junior year of high school at age sixteen, the youngest student ever admitted to the class). As an active alum, Dillon acted with the theatre company and served as a teaching assistant and stage manager. 

In 2007 Dillon took the titular role of Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie. This role required Dillon to memorize over thirty monologues and play over seven alternate characters over the course of the one person show, which received rave reviews calling Dillon "absolutely magnetic."

Dillon returned to New York City and was chosen from nearly one thousand actors to participate in a Workshop at The Flea Theatre in Manhattan of fifty new plays by Tony and Academy award nominated and winning playwrights and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. This was followed by a featured lead role as Lucifer in The Mysteries, also directed by Iskandar. Following, The Mysteries, Dillon traveled to Washington, D.C. to perform in The Tempest at The Shakespeare Theatre Company.

These strong performances led to television roles in Orange Is the New Black, Master of None, Younger, and Billions. Dillon played the role of Albert Cashier in Good Men Wanted at Dixon Place.

For up to the minute information on Dillon please follow them on social media @AsiaKateDillon on Twitter and @heeeysia on Instagram.

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*Asia Kate Dillon uses the singular they pronoun for non-binary gender identification.

 
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Christopher Hirsh

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Christopher Hirsh is an actor, director, writer and physical theatre artist. Christopher grew up in Oregon, arguably this nation’s first racist state, an area purposefully homogenized and deeply entrenched with a passive liberal privilege where there is a great call for change and social education. In March of 2018 he packed his bags and left the east coast to develop MIRROR/FIRE production's new bi-costal presence developing community workshops around race and systemic violence, educating artists on how to bring a social justice mindset to their chosen professions, and envisioning new projects inspired by the history of oppression and cultural violence in the region.

No stranger to regional theater, television and film, Hirsh has worked at Barrington Stage Company, Hartford Stage Company, Two River Theater and Long Wharf Theater as well as at the Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Hirsh played Fozzie in ‘God of Love’ which won the Academy Award for Best Short Film (live action) in 2011.

As a director, Hirsh received rave reviews for a sold-out run of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which was performed in a raw warehouse space in Gowanus, Brooklyn in summer 2015. As this Theatre Is Easy review put it, “The marriage of music and theater is no new conception, but this particular manifestation (by Hirsh) makes the idea feel novel, conflating performance mediums to make for a hip and welcoming event. One can only hope the summer lives up to such a lively ringing in.”

Hirsh holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Oregon and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Connecticut.

For up to the minute information on Hirsh please follow him on social media @thisishirsh on Twitter and @christopher_hirsh on Instagram.

 

 


Collaborators
 


 
 

Aden Hakimi

Aden Hakimi wears a few hats. As a director and editor his roster includes Google, MTV, Logo, TBWA\Chiat\Day, MLB.com, TEDx, Harmonix, Housing Works, and more. As an actor, he has worked with artists like Shirin Neshat, Saheem Ali, Casey Llewllyn, Adam Henry Garcia, and Jess Barbagallo. Aside from on-screen work, he has performed on stage at The Lescher Center for the Arts, Cedar Lake, Dixon Place, and BAX. He is the founder of Silver Crown, a Brooklyn-based production/creative agency.

www.adenhakimi.com    www.silvercrownnyc.com

 
 

Amanda Stephen

Amanda Stephen is an actress, writer and producer originally from Montreal, Canada. As a proud member of SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity, she has worked on national and regional commercials, industrials, regional and Off-Broadway theatre. Her most recent credit is playing the role of "Alison Abdullah" in the Netflix Original Series, Orange is the New Black. As a producer for "US," Amanda hopes to bring awareness, empathy and action for change towards racial injustice and police brutality within the black community in the U.S.

www.amandastephen.net

 
 

Miriam Morales

Miriam Morales is an alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Fordham University at Lincoln Center.  A well trained and experienced theatre and film actor, she is constantly studying and focused on further refining her craft. Some credits include Law & Order: SVU (NBC), Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (OWN Network), and indie feature films True Story, To Be King and An Ornament of Faith. She can be seen as Ramon ‘Pidge’ Contreras on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black.

www.themiriammorales.com    www.imdb.me/miriammorales

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