Wayne Ashley, Founder and Executive Producer
Wayne Ashley is the Founder and Executive Producer of FuturePerfect Productions, the New York-based interdisciplinary production company focusing on the intersection of media, visual art, live performance and technology. Through ongoing collaborations FuturePerfect generates and supports new directions in performance and visual culture through commissions, touring, consulting, residencies, presentations, and conferences. For the past fourteen years Ashley has been an independent curator, producer, and consultant. He has developed and implemented projects with nationally and internationally recognized artists, cultural institutions, and corporations. Some of these have included Performing Arts Hub Norway, Fusebox Festival, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, Nike, Seattle Art Museum, Deutche Bank, Walker Art Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pace University, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has been a consultant to the Australia Arts Council, London’s Rich Mix, New York Performing Arts Library, Belgium’s Workspace Unlimited, and CPR—Center for Performance Research, a performance and dance center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From 2002 to 2005 he was a Program Director and Curator at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and from 1999 to 2001 was the first Manager of New Media and the Director of Arts in Multimedia at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), one of America’s foremost presenters of contemporary music, opera, theater, dance and film from around the world. Time Out New York voted him “20 to Watch in 2000: Meet the Rising Stars in the Arts, Entertainment and Beyond,” and Ballettanz, Europe’s major dance journal, featured him as “Personality of the Year” in their Critics Survey 1999/2000 for his work at BAM.
Xander Seren, Associate Producer
Xander Seren has been working with FuturePerfect Productions since 2015.
Lisa Reynolds, Project Coordinator
Lisa Reynolds has been working with FuturePerfect Productions since 2010. She holds a MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program. Coming to Brooklyn College with a strong foundation in actor training and performance experience, Lisa started to expand her practice into installation and media art. She created She Fell of the Face of the Earth (and then came back) with collaborator McKenna Kerrigan for 21CPW Gallery. They also presented works at Volta Arts Fair, Southpaw and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Lisa has performed at REDCAT, Rauschenberg Gallery, New Museum, PS 1, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MoCAD), Anthology Films Archives, Performa ’09, Performa ‘11, Art in General, Cleveland Art Institute, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Brooklyn Museum and others. Her work has been featured in Art Forum, LA Times, Huffington Post and published in What Can a Body Do? at Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery. She also works as a RID certified ASL interpreter for the Deaf.
Philip Naude, Production Manager
Philip Naudé is proud to be a part of Future Perfect’s mission to bring great art and theater to life. He has 25 years of experience as a Technical Director, Production Manager and Producer for Stage Theater and live events. Currently, Philip and his colleagues Kelcie Beene and Tito Ladd work together as Founders / Directors of Anchor Watch, LLC. a Production Management company based in New York and Los Angeles. Among many projects over the years, Philip has served as Production Manager for the French Institute, Associate Production Manager for Manhattan Theatre Club, as Production Supervisor at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Production Coordinator for the New Pickle Circus, Technical Director at the Atlantic Theater Company and Julia Morgan Theater, and as Staff Carpenter at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. He has taught Technical Theater and Design at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley California, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and in New York with Urban Arts Partnership, Opening Act, and as an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Theater Department at The City College. As Producer with The 24 Hour Company since 2003, Philip has been Production Director and International Development Director. He has produced 24 Hour Plays in New York, Los Angeles, Bonn, London, Toronto, Athens, and Dublin. The now 14th Annual Celebrity Benefit: On Broadway, and 4th Annual in Los Angeles have raised over 2 million dollars toward educational programs for inner city high school students.