Quixotic, conceived by founder Anthony Magliano is an ensemble of artists from various disciplines including aerial acrobatics, dance, fashion, film, music and visual f-x. This inventive group of artists goes beyond the limits of any specific art form, challenging traditional perceptions and creating a total sensory experience unlike any other for its audience while exploring infinite possibilities of movement, sound and multimedia.
Quixotic has a core team of contributors whose members work together to maintain and provide support from creation to execution of Quixotic’s performances. Individuals are invited to join the core team based on their time and efforts contributed to Quixotic as a whole, as well as their sustained efforts in improving the overall quality of Quixotic. The core team is essential to the day-to-day vision and creation led by Founder / Artistic Director Anthony Magliano and Associate Artistic Director Mica Thomas.
Quixotic's core musical composition team is led by Executive Producer Noel Selders and Anthony Magliano accompanied by Shane Borth, Laura Scarborough and Rick Willoughby.
Visceral, eclectic and beautiful are not just words that describe Quixotic’s body of work, but words that have consistently followed founder and co-artistic director Anthony Magliano throughout his career. Drawing from his roots as a percussionist and composer to his internationally-acclaimed career as a graphic and motion designer, Anthony leads the vision of Quixotic and it’s ensemble of performers and technicians to create original, passionate and unpredictable works of theatre. This passion and commitment insures that Quixotic will continue to evolve, take chances, and challenge our emotional boundaries.
“I grew up a musician and learned early on its power to connect with people. As I grew older, I extended my artistic reach into the visual arts and discovered the power of storytelling. As I’ve settled into this community of artists, I have again found myself energized and challenged in ways I could never have expected. In truth, I want Quixotic audiences to feel the same thing I feel every single day. I want them to be challenged, to feel a little unsettled, to feel like it’s a little bit dangerous, to be excited by the shear beauty & physicality and be moved by what they hear. To feel this every day of my life, I am truly grateful. To be given a chance to translate these feelings into performances with this amazing ensemble of performers, I am truly thankful.”
It’s a rare gift to be able to turn the conceptual into the real; to take lights and wood and steel and velvet and make them as beautiful, exciting and integral as the performers themselves. But this is what co-artistic director Mica Thomas does at Quixotic every day. While this may be Mica’s third, award-winning season with the ensemble, it’s not the first time he’s received the accolades of his peers and community. From his undergraduate days at Oregon State, where he received a BFA in Theatre, to his graduate studies in Lighting Design at Penn State, where he was awarded the prestigious Creative Achievement Award, Mica has been recognized time and time again for his creativity and unique ability to bring a production to life. And, while Mica will be the first to admit that his cumulative experiences have led him to Quixotic, it’s at Quixotic where he’s been challenged, rewarded and found a home. Our ensemble, as well as audiences around the world, are better off as a result.
|Anthony Magliano:||Founder, Artistic Director|
|Daniel Barickman:||Business Manager / Tour Manager|
|Mica Thomas:||Associate Artistic Director|
|Erica Sword:||Costume/Makeup Director|
|Echo Higuchi:||Costume Designer|
|Stephen Goldblatt:||Visual Producer|
|Tyler Keith:||Lead Animator|
|Noel Selders:||Composer, Co-Musical Producer|
|Shane Borth:||Composer, Musician|
|Rick Willoughby:||Composer, Musician|
|Laura Scarborough:||Composer, Musician|
|Laura Jones:||Principal Dancer, Choreographer|
|Megan Stockman:||Principal Aerialist, Dancer, Choreographer|
|Lauren Winstead:||Aerialist, Dancer|
|Matt Bennett:||Aerial Rigging Director|
|Kyle Vasquez:||Technical Director|
|Daniel Parks:||Technical Lighting & Projection Director|