Andrea 'Slim' Allmond
Andrea 'Slim' Allmond (Sound Designer and Composer) is excited to be working with UC Riverside for the first time! Off Broadway: Gloria A life, Los Angeles: A Walk In My Neighborhood, The 11:11 West Hollywood: Famous, Geffen Playhouse: The Door You Never Saw Before, Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Associate Designer) South Coast Rep: Once the Musical (Associate Sound Designer) Dallas Theater Center: Public Works Dallas As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Public Works Dallas Winters Tale, DCPA: Wild Fire. Touring: Something Rotten First National Tour (Assistant Audio). She received her MFA in Sound Design from the University of California Irvine. Along with her design career she is a Producer and DJ who makes sound healing music under the alias Sherpa Slim. Andrea would like to thank her partner Caress for always supporting her as a musician and artist.
Xinyuan Li is a scenic and lighting designer and visual artist based in California and Shanghai. In the US, his designs include The Water Station (UMass Amherst), The Dream Play (UMass Amherst), Re/Emergence (Park Hill Orchard). He has assisted George Tsypin and served as Studio Assistant for James F Ingalls. In China, his designs include The Postman (Shanghai Theatre Academy Duanjun Theatre and tour), The Godfather (STA Grand Theatre), Jigokuhen (Shanghai ET Theatre), The Love Prison (7th Pioneer Youth Drama Festival and tour). He worked as a freelance, resident, and touring lighting designer in more than thirty theaters and venues. His installations Curious Perspective and Reflection Landscape were featured as part of the 17th Shanghai International Art Festival and the Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, respectively.
Cat Priamos (she/they) is an acting instructor and fifth-year doctoral candidate at Mizzou with seven years of teaching experience. Her dissertation focuses on the need for trauma-informed actor training in higher education, and how acting teachers can create less psychological and emotional harm in the classroom while helping actors foster resilience. An alumnus of UCR, she is grateful to be given the chance to teach and direct where once she was an actor.
Trefoni Michael Rizzi
“Storytelling and dreaming the impossible led me to a career in theatrical design. The text of the play and the empty space are my canvas, and whether in an intimate theatre or an Off-Broadway house, the collaborative process of creating a world filled with possibilities is the force that feeds my creative soul.”
Trefoni is a scenic, lighting, projection, and puppetry designer and has received numerous awards for his work, including The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award. Off-Broadway, his work includes scenic, lighting and projection designs for A Woman of Will, starring Amanda McBroom. Nationally, he has designed for companies including, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Studio Arena Theatre, The Laguna Playhouse and HERE Arts Center in New York City.
As a guest scenic designer at UC Riverside, Trefoni is excited to be back to design Brown Face. Past UCR Designs include Henry V, The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, Little Shop of Horrors, and Marisol.
He holds a BA in Design from UCLA and an MFA in Theatre and Dance - Design with an emphasis in Asian Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii Manoa. A member of IATSE/USA Local 829, Trefoni has designed for theatre, film, television, commercials, and live events. Other design work includes interior architecture, restaurant design, retail design, places of worship and landscape design. As a fine artist, Trefoni works in painting and mixed-media sculpture. Additionally, Trefoni is author of the award-winning children’s travel book, Teddy’s Travels – America’s National Parks.