Artem Yatsunov is a Ukrainian-born, Jersey-raised, Brooklyn-based theatre director, storyteller and educator. He has been developing new workand creating theatrical experiences around the country for over 10 years, bringing live shows to both theatre fans and people who mistakenly think they don't like plays. Artem frequently collaborates with Modesto Flako Jimenez and The Oye Group, an artistic collective made up of native and immigrant New Yorkers, and is the Co-Founder of the North Jersey nomadic collective StrangeDog Theatre (est. 2008), called "very raw, very present" by the New York Times. As an educator, Artem leads writing workshops, devised theater and storytelling programs in professional residencies across NYC. His work is deeply influenced by his experience as a multilingual Ukrainian immigrant. Artem has taught with Two River Theater, Creative Arts Team, Town Hall, Stella Adler Studios, School For Excellence at Morris Campus in the Bronx, and has been a part of educational programs at Writopia Labs NYC, Luna Stage Theater, and the Playwrights Theater of NJ. A highlight of Artem’s career was getting a chance to perform his solo show Please Google Ukraine for a students at M.E.C.A. high school in downtown Manhattan this past spring. Artem holds a BFA in Theater from Montclair State University. Select past credits: Oye For My Dear Brooklyn (The Performing Garage), Last Night At The Palladium (Associate Dir; 3LD), Growing Into My Beard (Horse Trade/Minnesota & Philly Fringe/Tank), Basic Help (Frigid Festival), Tilt The Unlit Candle (Luna Stage), Omnivores (Playwrights Theater of New Jersey).