Co-Artistic Directors

Eben Hoffer is an actor and sound designer. He also directs and choreographs shows for Tugboat. He has designed every Tugboat show, and has been onstage in all but one. He was the Technical Director of The Kitchen 2012-2013. Actor: Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, Mike Iveson, Movement Workshop Group, Target Margin Theater, Superhero Clubhouse. Designer/Asst./Associate: SITI Company, TMT, TRE, Women's Project Theater, 13P, Columbia Stages, Williams College. Bands: Frustrator, The Copper Look, Urban Growth Boundary.

Joseph Wolfslau is a set, sound, and costume designer based in Brooklyn.  He has also designed every Tugboat show.  Other recent designs include sound/music for Co-Venture (MAI and Centaur Theatre, Montreal), sound for Quads (the claque), costumes for Middletown (Strasberg), sound for Old Paper Houses (Irondale), set and costumes for You On The Moors Now (TRE), sound for Melancholy Play (Strasberg Institute), set and costumes for Il Regno Malati at Dinner (TNC), set, sound, and costumes for On Fonts (Penasco, NM; Cloud City, Brooklyn), sound for Clown Bar (Pipeline Theater Company), and sound for The Seagull (Lake Lucille). 


Nathaniel Basch-Gould is an actor, director, and musician. Favorite New York credits include Obedient Steel (Tugboat Collective), Jack the Bird (Tugboat Collective), MARS (Superhero Clubhouse), Berries of Wrath (The Dead Copycats), Moon & Marble (Tugboat Collective), The What Dance (Tugboat Collective), and directing The Dead Copycats' Ghost in the Machine. As a collaborator, Nathaniel has worked with Chez Bushwick, Matchbox Dance, Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble, United Solo Theatre Festival, and has toured with Anikai Dance Company. He plays guitar and sings, records with Pastimer, and still thinks Boss Tweed could have made it. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, Nathaniel is a graduate of Williams College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 


Mike Faba is a lighting designer and lighting supervisor for Dance and Theatre.  Recent designs include Girls With Dreams at La Mama, Telemachus, Darling at the Abrons Art Center, Dance Iquail! at the Harlem School of the Arts, The Rub at The Magic Futurebox, FLICFest at Theater Irondale, Kids on Parade at the Lee Strasberg Center for Theatre and Film, and One in Six at 100 Grand.  Mike is currently the lighting supervisor for Pilobolus’s main company, P7.  Lighting Supervisor credits include the Kate Weare Company, Radiolab and Pilobolus’ collaboration Radiolab Live: In The Dark, and Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers.


Isaac Hoffer is a contributing playwright and performer with Tugboat Collective.  He has also appeared as a performer in Tugboat's productions of The What Dance, Moon & Marble, and Tiny Things Inside.   His plays include Jack the Bird, The Nth Dub, A Ritual To Confuse The Action Of Power, and The 64 Names Of God.


Noah Mease is a writer and designer. His plays include Republic (JACK; Manbites Dog Theater), The Silo (Ars Nova's ANT Fest; created with Matt Carney), and Brakeman's Light (Theatre 4 The People). He's developed work with Hoi Polloi, Duke Performances, Teatro IATI's Cimientos Writers' Group, UglyRhino, and is writing a new play about superheroes with the 2014 Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGroup. He's designed props for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), An Octoroon (Soho Rep.), The Debate Society's Jacuzzi (Ars Nova) and Blood Play (The Bushwick Starr, The Public), Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company), Charlatan and Eager to Lose (Ars Nova), and Tugboat Collective's Obedient Steel (HERE). BA: Middlebury College, Spanish & Theater.


Nick Trotta is a dramaturg, director and actor, with experience in development, based in Brooklyn, NY. He previously served as Literary Associate to the Amoralist Theater Company. His recent work includes dramaturg and performer for Moon & Marble with Tugboat Collective, associate director of Rantoul and Die with The Amoralists, performing for Jack the Bird with Tugboat Collective, dramaturg and assistant director of Obedient Steel with Tugboat Collective, and associate dramaturg and assistant director of Uriel Acosta: I Want That Man! with The Target Margin Theater Company. He also interns with The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. Training: Vassar College (B.A. in Drama), National Theater Institute, Complicite Theater Company in London.


Chloe Brown is a former Tugboat Co-Artistic Director and playwright. Previous plays include: Obedient Steel (Tugboat Collective), Beautiful Somewhere (Women Center Stage), Where the Body Is (Amoralab), The What Dance (Tugboat Collective), Grand Unified (UglyRhino), and Blast Radius, or, Rachel and the Salt Pillars (Williams College). Her work has been seen at HERE Arts Center, The Flea, The Bushwick Starr, The Living Theatre, Irondale Arts Center, and The Brooklyn Lyceum. Chloe now serves as Artistic Consultant to Tugboat Collective and also made up this website. BA: Williams College, Arabic & Religion.


The long list of Tugboat collaborators includes but is not limited to:

Sarah E.R. Grossman, Hannah Finn, Kate Thulin, Amy Virginia Buchanan, Aba Kiser, Patrick Foley, Liza Curtiss, Conrad Schott, Matt Bourne, Sam Corbin, Nick Lehane, Lilli Stein, Evan Maltby, John Kurzynowski, Rebecca Wear, E. James Ford, Craig Mungavin, Anastasia Olowin, Max Reinhardsen, Isabella Byrd, Megan Hanley, Izzy Sazak, Patrick Scheid