Who Are We?

 

MEET ADRIENNE:

I’m Adrienne Mackey, Swim Pony’s Founder and Artistic Director.

I’m a believer in creating awesome works of art in a way that also supports awesome lives for the artists that make them. I love discovering amazing spaces and will do almost anything to get my “theater” out of “Theater”s. I also graduated with a degree in Chemistry which can sometimes be useful in understanding how I think about things. In addition to creating and directing the experimental works of theater listed above, I’m also interested in the human voice and have studied it in a varied of capacities from classical opera to avant-garde Roy Hart technique. The past few years I’ve sung funky backup vocals as “The Truth” for Johnny Showcase and the Mystic Ticket. (I’m the lady on the left with the big hair).

I teach, a lot, and all over the Philly area: Drexel, Rutgers Camden, Pig Iron’s School for Advanced Performance Training and occasionally as a guest artist at places like Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and Arcadia.

Get in touch with me at adrienne@swimpony.org

MEET SARA:

I’m Sara Wolff, Swim Pony’s Operations Manager. It’s my job to oversee and coordinate projects from inception to end-of-project data interpretation. I keep track of company timelines, schedules, and whatever else Adrienne and I think might be useful. My background in medical education, first as the Coordinator of the Standardized Patient Program at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and then as the Simulation Educator for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, serve me well in this role.

While not at Swim Pony, I participate in advocacy for people with disabilities. I’m a peer supporter for Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania, a matching program for parents of children with disabilities, and I hold a certificate in leadership development through the Institute of Disabilities at Temple University; Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking for Families of Children in Early Intervention. I believe in creating a supportive and accessible world for traditionally underserved groups, including the disability community, and I believe that outside-the-box-art can be a wonderful vehicle for meaningful inclusion and acceptance!

A long time ago, I worked as a theater performer and teaching artist, and it’s super fun to dip my toes back into the art making world with Swim Pony!

Get in touch with me at operations.manager@swimpony.org

MEET JEN:

I’m Jennifer Sung, an Administrative Associate at Swim Pony. I work on research and communication, which mostly means helping to answer the endlessly interesting question, “Can we do that?” When I’m not at Swim Pony, I can be found working at Asian Arts Initiative in the finance department, or reading a cookbook and thinking about my next meal. I have also worked as a film projectionist and a lab manager. A native of New Jersey, I lived in Chicago for five years before eventually deciding to return to a place where you can get a decent bagel. I love Chicago, but not for the bagels. My other interests include infectious diseases, sports science and languages. If you speak Norwegian, please get in touch.

Get in touch with me at trailoffapp@gmail.com

MEET SISI:

I’m Sisi Wright, an Administrative Associate at Swim Pony.  When I’m not supporting the work of Swim Pony, I am a performer, writer, teaching artist and an advocate for art and its capacity to facilitate empathy.  I am fueled by a love of supporting fellow artists and a desire to contribute to the development of the relationships between and opportunities for theatremakers in the Greater Philadelphia community.  I approach life with an optimistic heart and an eager attitude!