InterPlay - Event Horizon (2010) Telematic, Access Grid Performance
March 26-28 & April 2-3, 2010

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Another Language Performing Arts Company and
University of Utah, Center for High Performance Computing, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jimmy Miklavcic - is the Founding Executive Director of Another Language Performing Arts Company and the co-director of the InterPlay series, a telematic collaborative performance form. A mixture of computer science, visual arts, music composition, acting, and multimedia experience textures Jimmy's artistic background. In 1972, he began his visual arts studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Focused mainly on painting, he also became involved in other artists' projects in theater, performance art, and music. In 1978 he continued his studies in Performing Arts, including acting, technical theatre and electronic music at Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA. Shortly after arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jimmy returned to study Computer Science at the University of Utah where he graduated in 1987 with a BS in Computer Science. Jimmy is currently the Multimedia Specialist for the Center for High Performance Computing and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Utah. He is the founder of ArtGrid, an informal consortium of artists and technologists that utilize the Access Grid technology for artistic pursuits. He has been awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor's Artists Award for the Performing Arts.

Elizabeth Ann Miklavcic - is the Founding Artistic Director of Another Language Performing Arts Company established 1985. She is a choreographer, actress, filmmaker and performance artist. Beth serves as the co-director of the InterPlay performance series. She has over thirty years of professional performance experience. For InterPlay: Intransitive Senses (2003), Beth created and performed Tea Party. Additional InterPlay works include The Surface of Things for InterPlay: Hallucinations (2004), Dressers for InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box (2005), Mind Waves for InterPlay: Dancing on the Banks of Packet Creek (2006), framed InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno (2007) and wrote the script for InterPlay: Carnivale (2008). Beth is a multi-media specialist at the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. Her digital video works have been shown at a variety of film festivals and are available at the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections Division. Beth has appeared in a several feature films such as Napoleon Dynamite and Dark Matter, as well as, a variety of independent features and shorts. She is the recipient of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Artist Award for Performing Arts. Beth holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, where she received two Orchesis Honorary Dance Society Awards; her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally.

Lexie Levitt - started singing with the International Children's Choir at the age of nine. During the years she was with them she had many exciting opportunities including touring Norway and Denmark, singing with the Mormon Tablernacle Choir in a concert conducted by John Williams, and performing for the Dalai Lama. Music has been a big part of her life ever since. She took up the guitar at the age of fourteen and, with the support of her friends, family, and amazing guitar teacher Terence Hansen, has continued to expand her musical horizons. She loves writing songs, performing, and jamming with friends. You can find her at

Administrators and Technologists
Julio Facelli - is the Director of the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. He is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Physics for the University of Utah. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and his Ph.D. in 1981 in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Joe Breen (Networking) - is the Assistant Director of Networking at the Center for High Performance Computing. He heads up a group of people that provide day-to-day and advanced networking for several research groups. His group also collaborates with research groups around the University of Utah to support their networking needs, especially in the areas of upcoming protocols, integration with computer grids, etc. Outside of these activities, Joe chairs the University of Utah Network Forum, is an active member of the University of Utah Information Technology Advisory Council and participates in other technical groups such as the wireless committee and IP Address Management committee. Joe works with universities and colleges outside the University of Utah and works very closely with the Utah Education Network to support various areas of research needs. Joe also participates in working groups coordinated by Internet 2, i.e. multicast and IPv6.

Colin McDermott (Access Grid Performance Mananger) - was born on Long Island New York on August 16th 1989. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended West High School. Colin started attending the University of Utah in the Fall of 2007 and is still there today studying Film. Colin started working for Another Language as Access Grid Performance Manager in 2007 and is excited to work in the control room for his fourth InterPlay performance.

Travis McKee - Has been working in the theatre community for over 10 years. He has a great passion for the arts and loves working with community groups. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Utah in Stage Management and Lighting Design in 2006. In his career he has had the fantastic opportunity to work with some exceptional people and companies, including Peoples Productions, Babcock readers, Park City's Egyptian Theatre, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, and many others. Travis works in the IT department for the University of Utah Hospital.

Jordan Black - is from Nephi, Utah and is a Film Studies major at the University of Utah. During his time at the University he has worked on Out With The New / In With The Old as the director and videographer, Love, It' tis what it 'tis as the cinematographer, Awful Waffle and Techno Madness as the director. Jordan enjoys video games and music, and his hobbies include building models.

Ryan Swartzfager - is a Film Studies major at the University of Utah. He acts, directs and crews for many University projects. In his free time he plays guitar. During the summer of 2010, Ryan worked in a gold mine in Alaska to pay for school.

Matt Black - Matt Black is an independent filmmaker with over fifteen years experience in the film and television business. He's worked on feature documentaries, episodic television, web comedies, museum installations, non-profit and corporate videos, and hundreds if not thousands of commercials. He's also written several feature film scripts and produced and directed over a dozen of his own short films. He has a master's degree in documentary film from Stanford University.

University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Carrie Baker - is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a member of Actor's Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild, and a founding company member of New York City's Coyote REP. New York Theatre acting credits include: New Age Classics, New Perspectives Theatre Company, NYU Festival of New Works, Manhattan Theatre Source, and Coyote REP. Regional Theatre acting credits include: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Summer Repertory Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Potomac Theatre Project, Washington Stage Guild, and Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. TV: Guiding Light, Ed, and commercial voiceovers. Film: Chronic Town (Sundance 2008), Eat Me, and various industrial films. Directing credits include How I Learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, Three Days of Rain, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Theatre UAF); The Taming of the Shrew (Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre); and DIVE (Middlebury College). Carrie has taught acting at Middlebury College, University of California Irvine, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, Washington Shakespeare Company, and Northfield Mount Hermon School. Carrie holds a BA in Theatre and English from Middlebury College and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.
Bob Huebert - is a Visualization Systems Analyst at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He provides Linux support at ARSC and manages the Discovery lab facility and it's activities. Bob has contributed to the InterPlay series since the production of Interplay: Hallucinations in 2004. He has been active in web based collaboration tools since 1997 and was responsible for integrating the first AccessGridNode in Alaska in 1999. In his spare time, Bob enjoys listening to and recording live bluegrass and folk music.

Los Angeles, California
Diane Hsu - was born in Seattle, Washington. Her background as a performing artist was first highlighted at the age of 11 as a concerto flute soloist with the Seattle Philharmonic, followed by performances with the University of Washington Symphony and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Upon subsequent study at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute and State University of New York at Purchase, she was awarded a fellowship recital sponsored by the Battelle Research Institute. Exploring other artistic disciplines, she completed BFA studies in Modern Dance Performance from the University of Utah, and toured nationally with Tandy Beal and Company, which included collaborative performances with Bobby McFerrin and Phillip Glass. She received acting training at Broadway's Circle-in-the-Square Theatre, NYC, as well as, improvisational comedy training at the Empty Stage Theater with the Groundlings. She as been featured in both television and film including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The West Wing, The Young and the Restless and the feature film James Bond - License to Kill. She was presented the Golden Dragon Award for performance from the Actor's Union of Taiwan, and was one of twelve women selected by the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. Diane is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actor's Equity Association and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

Tokyo, Japan
Miho Aoki - was born in Tokyo, Japan. She studied at the Advanced Computing Center or Arts and Design and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University in 1998. She is currently teaching digital art at University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a joint faculty of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Her art works have been exhibited at Well Street Art Gallery (Fairbanks, AK), MTS Gallery (Anchorage, AK), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), University of Alaska Museum of the North and Aichi Prefecture Ceramics Museum (Japan). Her computer generated images received the Grand Prize of TORAY Digital Creation Awards 2007. Miho participated in multimedia performances and created computer generated graphics for collaborative projects. Recently, she has been involved in Another Language Performing Arts Company's long-distance, collaborative InterPlay performances. Her computer generated animation is shown on on PBS Alaska One and also in PBS NOVA (WGBH Boston) television broadcasts.