Erez Ziv, Managing Director

Erez has joyfully dedicated over 20 years of his life to creating a theatrical home for up and coming theatermakers in NYC. His educational history includes University of Minnesota, Jewish Theological Seminary and Oxford. He is a licensed fireguard, sprinkler systems inspector, flame proofing Supervisor, Central Park Carriage Driver, and wedding ceremony officiant. He is very happy to have firmly established FRIGID’s reputation in the downtown theater scene and internationally and to create a well-respected organization that continues to uplift some the New York City’s most innovative, talented and hard working theater artists. Thankfully the World keeps providing him with both fresh and refined talent to let loose on NYC and the world. Erez is the proud recipient of an OBIE Award, IT Award, NYTE Award and Acker Award all for community support. Erez is also a father.

Martha Lorena Preve, Resident Artistic Director

 Martha is a Mexican multi-disciplinary theater artist. She is the co-founder and artistic director of the hispanic theater company Something from Abroad, which has been part of the residency program at Frigid NY since 2016. She has played different roles for the company: producer, director, playwright and performer. She has worked as a Stage Manager for Chelsea Theatre, Hartbeat Ensemble, Chelsea Factory and The San Diego Repertory Theatre and as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for three Off Broadway shows at the Theater Center. Her original play Pastorela was staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre as part of the Tinsel festival. She recently curated the first Days of the Dead Festival with Frigid NY and Something from Abroad. She is beyond thrilled to be joining the Frigid team and is looking forward to working with this amazing group of artists. Find her on Instagram @martha_preve and @somethingfromabroad

Photo by Miguel Garzón Martinez

Jimmy Lovett, Resident Artistic Director

Jimmy is New York City transplant from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts where they attended Hampshire College. Born into a family of theater nerds, they learned to crawl up stairs in a theater and have generally refused to leave since. Jimmy has been working at Frigid since 2018 when they started as box office staff and has put up several coproduction shows here. They are proud to curate Frigid’s annual Queerly Festival in June. They are a writer, theater artist, and maker currently living in Brooklyn with one husband and two cats. You can check out their Instagram @jimmyclovett for crafting and cat pics.

Hadley Todoran, Technical Director

Hadley is a Bronx-based stage manager, board operator, and lighting designer originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. They are a technical collaborator with the New York Neo-Futurists and have consistently worked in the Kraine since 2014. They are also an NYU graduate, a pet care provider with a perfect 5 star rating on Rover, and the proud parent of a hyperactive rescue pitbull mix.

Cameron J. Marcotte, Box Office Manager

Cameron J. Marcotte is a Rhode Island born director, producer, and audience services specialist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Formerly, he was Founder and Artistic Director of High Frequency Theatre in Pawtucket, RI. More recently, he served as a Creative Director for Strongbox Theater’s summer short play festival. In several capacities, he has also worked with Kaleidoscope Children’s Theatre, The Acting Company, Braata Productions, The American Globe, and others. He is also the former creator of a weekly sketch comedy web series “Sketchy Saturday” with comedian Kevin Delano. Cameron is thrilled to be back at Frigid, where he began his stage directing career 12 years ago as a participant in Frigid’s annual fringe festival. BA in Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College. Cameron is also a freelance web designer and world record holding video game speedrunner.

Photo by Pablo Calderón Santiago

Sam Hood Adrain, Festival Coordinator 

Sam Hood Adrain is an actor, director, and producer based in New York City. As a theatre artist, Hood Adrain has worked on stage and off at companies across the country including Trinity Repertory Company, Infinity Theatre Company, Dramatist Guild Foundation, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, HERE, IRT, MITU580, The Flea, Theatre Row, Strongbox Theater, FRIGID New York, and Audible. He is the recipient of the 2021 BroadwayWorld Best Director of a Regional Production Award for his direction of The 39 Steps at Strongbox Theater. He is a published playwright whose works have been called “heartbreaking ….complex…and thought-provoking” (Theatre is Easy), have been presented in NYC at HERE, The Nuyorican Poéts Cafe and IRT Theatre, toured to Providence and Toronto and produced as a radio play by the Cleveland Radio Players. Recent TV credits include “Search Party” and “Law & Order.” Sam is proudly a Co-Artistic Director of WWTNS? BFA NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, Experimental Theatre Wing.

Trevor Latez Hayes Marketing Coordinator

Trevor Latez Hayes is an Afro-Queer Actor, Writer, and Creative Entrepreneur based in NYC.  He graduated from NYU Tisch in 2018 with a BFA in Acting and BA in Africana Studies. In the summer of 2018, He founded Black Boys Do Theater, a nonprofit organization and digital platform with the mission to increase the visibility of black folx in theater and work toward making theater more financially accessible. We have partnered with Signature Theatre, The New Group, MCC Theater, MTC and more. Select Acting Credits: OFF Broadway- The Last Stop On Market Street (Atlantic Theater Company) and 125th and FREEdom (National Black Theatre); Regional: The October Storm (written by Joshua Allen EP/Writer on FOX’s Empire) and more. Film- BLAXPLOITATION; Select Writer Residencies: 2020 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellow, 2020 Producers Club at New Ohio Theater, 2019 Spring Movement Resident Artist at Center for Performance Research and more.

Emily Owens Press Agent

Emily Owens PR is an NYC-based press agent specializing in new work premiering Off and Off-Off Broadway. EOPR’s clients include performing arts venues, theatre festivals, indie theatre companies, self-producing artists, and early career playwrights.

Shula Kaplan, CFO

Shula joined FRIGID New York (then Horse Trade) in 2008 after many years in corporate accounting. Thanks to FRIGID, she has now found a way to merge her professional career with her passion for the arts.

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