The 213 Collective is the brainchild of Dan Kazemi, Steve Pacek and Jenn Rose, three interdisciplinary theatre artists who were coming of age together in the eclectic landscape of the Philadelphia theatre community. Their individual training allows them to weave their strengths together to form an aesthetic most closely aligned with the German "gesamtkunstwerk"...meaning art that comes together to make one.
Jenn Rose is a NYC-based choreographer working in theater, concert dance, and film. Current projects include You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Untitled Project # 213 (Edinburgh Fringe 2019). Regional choreography includes Cabaret, (Arden Theatre Co), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Avenue X (11th Hour Theatre Co), Herringbone (Flashpoint Theatre Co), The Black Nativity (Theatre Horizon), and Honk! (Two River Theatre).
Film choreography includes Feature; Christmas Dreams, Short: Not Immune (Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Selection), In or Out, unPresidented (Loose Screws Productions). Commissioned choreography includes Player Piano (The Steps Conservatory Program), That’s What It’s All About (Dancebreak 2018), The Missing Piece (Ballet Fleming), Three and a Break (Ursinus College) Benzo (Drexel University). She is the recipient of the 2016 Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Choreography and has been honored with five additional nominations
Steve is a Philadelphia-based actor, director, choreographer, teacher, painter and writer. His work has been on stages across the country, such as the Alley Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Delaware Theatre Company, York Theatre Company, Hudson Stage Company, Arkansas Rep, Theatre Squared, White Heron Theatre, Theatre Horizon and Cardinal Stage Company.
He is the co-founder of 11th Hour Theatre Company, Philadelphia's only company dedicated to "all musical, all the time." And sits on the Board of Directors of Theatre Philadelphia.
He teaches at the Jen Waldman Studio in NYC and EVOLVE in Philly.
Dan is a New York-based composer, actor, director, music director, educator, and is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
His recent musical direction include In the Heights(MRT, Seattle Rep, Cleveland Playhouse), The All Night Strut, Murder for Two, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, and Dreamgirls(Milwaukee Rep).
In Philadelphia, Dan recently musically directed Lizzie (Barrymore Award), Herringbone (Barrymore Nom), and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musicals, Field Hockey
Hot (Barrymore Nom) and Tulipomania(Arden Theatre Company).
Dan’s music has been performed at the Cirque de Demain in Paris, DancebreakNYC, The Mr Abbott Award Presentation, Ballet Fleming and in the 213 collective's collaborations Untitled Project #213 and Your Attention Please!. Dan is also the composer of a new musical, The Tapioca Miracle.