Salima is a Minneapolis-based Stage Manager from Washington, D.C . She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. In addition to working with SHAPESHIFT, she is the Production Stage Manager and Open Eye Figure Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Recent production credits include Authentic (Penumbra Theatre Company), New Griots Festival 2017 (Guthrie Theater), The Red Shoes (Open Eye Figure Theatre), #SayHerName (Intermedia Arts). She is a budding Gardener, lover of cooking gadgets, and Take5 candy bar enthusiast.
Mary is a Minneapolis-based lighting designer for theater, opera, and dance. Shabatura has previously designed for Theater Latté Da (A Christmas Carole Petersen, Ragtime, Gypsy), Artistry (Wit, The Secret Garden, and more), Concordia University (The Rhinoceros), Transatlantic Love Affair (co-designer, Promise Land), Shakespeare Youth Theater (The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet), The Moving Company (For Sale), and others. She is resident lighting designer for Dark & Stormy Productions. Maryholds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota.
James is an all-around artist who was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where here attained a B.A. in Theater & Drama. In 2008, James was granted the First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Scholarship. He started off a bboy (breakdancing) in his early teens, which led into popping (funkstyles). He then took a two-year break from college to dance professionally with GForce Entertainment on various Carnival CruiseLine ships. After returning UW Madison and obtaining his degree, James is now a Professional Teaching Artist with the Wallace Foundation/Youth Arts Initiatives/Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. James' goal is for youth to turn their ideas into life changing opportunities.