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The How is an NYC-based performing arts ensemble, composed of artists of various disciplines from around the world.
Curious about collaborating with The How? Consider dropping into one of our classes, or visiting our contact page.
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Will premiered contemporary international playwrights to emerging audiences in the Bay Area. Since founding The How, his focus has shifted to generative works.

William Hand

Co-founder
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Polina is a Kazakh-born actor and director. She teaches classes, directs plays, and co-curates the monthly Howl Concerts at The Howl.

Polina Ionina

Co-founder
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David was born and raised in Philidelphia, and is an actor and producing associate on The How's 'Vandals.' He performs original poetry and movement at Howl Concerts.

David Glover

Collaborator
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Aimée Niemann is a violinist, noise maker , and improviser.

Aimée Niemann

Collaborator
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Weronika is an actor and producing associate on The How's 'Vandals,' and is a regular performer at Howl Concerts.

Weronika Helena Wozniak

Collaborator
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Tanya is a New Orleans native, and works with The How on Vandals as an actor and producing associate.

Tanya Chattman

Collaborator
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Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, Ilker is a theater artist fascinated by creating visceral and cerebral experiences with bodies unabashedly. He is also a biomedical scientist with a PhD in Virology and works as a pharma R&D strategy consultant.

Ilker Oztop

Collaborator
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Linus is an actor and producing associate on Vandals. He is also founder of the immersive installation event Zerstört, and runs a small production company called The Elliott Collective. www.linusignatius.com // www.elliottcollective.com

Linus Ignatius

Collaborator
FREQUENT COLLABORATORS
LAURA BOWLER

Laura Bowler is a composer and vocalist specialising in theatre, multi-disciplinary work and opera. A Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she teaches on the MA in Opera Making course, and at the Royal Northern College of Music, she is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Size Zero Opera.

Lucie Vítková 

Lucie Vítková is a composer, improviser and performer (accordion, harmonica, voice and tap dance) from the Czech Republic, and 2017 Herb Alpert Awards in Arts nominee in category of Music. Her compositions focus on sonification (compositions based on abstract models derived from physical objects), while in her improvisation practice explores characteristics of discrete spaces through the interaction between sound and movement.

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Rand Faris is an actor from Jordan, and has worked on various film projects in addition to working with The How.

Rand Faris
Actor
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Before moving to NYC, Akmal was a leading actor in the Ilkhom Theatre’s repertory in Tashkent Uzbekistan.

Akmal Rakhimov

Actor