Jess is a playwright, actor, and director of theatre of all genres. In 2011, they worked as the supervisor of background talent on the set of the motion picture King’s Faith where they appeared on screen as a nurse. At Roberts Wesleyan College they founded Muse Creative Arts Ministry and directed the student-written showcase, The Chains. Meyer-Crosby has appeared in several local productions such as Oedipus Rex, Sir Patient Fancy, Aurora, and Votes for Women!, the latter of which also offered an opportunity to assistant direct with guest director Connor Graham. Directing credits include Maid Julie, adapted from August Strindberg's renowned work; Creditors, also by Strindberg which was remounted at the 2017 Fringe festival; a staged reading of new work Darkness Visible by Gary Arms; and a well-received original adaptation of Johann von Goethe and Christopher Marlowe's iterations of Faust.
Ben is originally from Portland, Oregon, where
he began stage managing with classic musicals such as Annie, Grease, and Oklahoma! Later he SMed and was the Technical Director for Twelve Angry Men, A Comedy of Errors, and Much Ado About Nothing. Before coming to Rochester he worked on Dying City for The Portland Playhouse as Assistant Stage Manager and Speech and Debate for Blue Monkey Theatre Company as Technical Director and Stage Manager. In Rochester he exhibited his lighting, sound engineering, and stage management skills in six productions with a local community theatre where he met his future spouse and SMed his first two shows of many with Jess as director, Creditors and Faust. Since then he has stage managed for WallByrd, Screen Plays, and the Dances at MuCCC festival in Rochester.