A THIRD RAIL PROJECTS/
TOM PEARSON PRODUCTION
WITH DARIA KARPOVA, ANASTASIA NESYEROVA, MARISSA NIELSON-PINCUS, AND RENATA ZHIGULINA
Libraría is a pop-up project that travels the world, mapping the geographical location and verbal unconscious of its participants. Each “section” of the library is made of a mix of digital and analogue experiences, stories dreamed by participants and reconstructed in the form of installations, films, poetic texts, and performances— all of which allows the viewer to interact directly with the artwork.
Third Rail Projects creates site-specific, immersive performances and is one of the leading theater companies in the United States and beyond. The company was founded by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett to re-imagine contexts for perceiving and presenting contemporary performance. Collaboration with local residents and cultural spaces is integral to the company’s work.
Tom Pearson is a director, producer, and writer known for his immersive theater productions, including Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise. He is a co-founder and artistic director of the New York company Third Rail Projects and the director of Global Performance Studios, an international cultural exchange program. He was featured in Brooklyn Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture.”
Renata Zhigulina is an actress and director from St. Petersburg. She was educated at theater schools in St. Petersburg, London, and New York. She works in dramatic and dance theater, poetry, and immersive and interactive performance. As an actress and performer, she has worked with companies including Dzieci, Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects, and Global Performance Studios. In 2017, she released the play Blind: Strength in Vulnerability at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in collaboration with the dance company TangoForAll.
Anastasia Nesterova graduated from the St. Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy. She works in film, theater, and multimedia technologies, as well as collaborating with museums. She is currently a creative producer for the department of audio- and video production at Show Consulting.
Daria Karpova is a director, actress, screenwriter, and coach. She graduated from the Advanced Course for Screenwriters and Film Directors at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, studying under Vladimir Khotinenko, Pavel Finn, and Vladimir Fenchenko. She wrote and directed the films The Top, Loved Ones, and Anniversary, among others. Karpova co-directed the play Reflashing (St. Petersburg). Since 2013, she has taught physical performance.