about

Labeled. Typecast. Stuck.

Told to be shorter or taller, younger or older, funnier, prettier. Told
your time will come.

We aim to get unstuck, to find our own unique ways to use theater to engage with the world around us.

 
We want to give theater artists the chance to make the work they want to make, not the work the industry tells them they should be making.

Founded in December 2016, Pigeonholed is a non-profit theater company based in NYC and founded by NYU Tisch classmates Sasha Lazare and Justin Cimino.

We've produced eight full productions and offer acting classes for children and adults. Head over to the "Productions" and "Education" tabs to learn more!

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JUSTIN CIMINO FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Justin is an actor, director, deviser, teacher of Clown work, and a teaching artist and nonprofit administrator. He received his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway and in many other productions in NYC. In 2019 he devised and directed a hybrid clown/dance piece for TheaterLab’s Hotel New Works Residency and for The Tank’s LadyFest. In 2019 Justin received a SU-CASA grant from the Queens Council on the Arts to devise an original theater piece with senior citizens, and he is currently the Artistic Director of Zara Aina, a nonprofit organization that brings theater to at-risk communities in Madagascar and the United States. Justin has directed and taught clowning and the devised Moment Work of the Tectonic Theater Project at NYU Tisch, Columbia University, Pace University, The Studio/NY, The Public’s Shakespeare Initiative, Terry Knickerbocker Studio, Terry Schreiber Studio, and with Smashworks Dance Company.

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LINDSEY ZINBARG 

OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE & RESIDENT STAGE MANAGER

Lindsey holds a dual concentration degree from the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater, & Dance in Stage Management and Theater Education. She has taught and directed theater for children of all ages, most recently directing an adaptation of Stuart Little. Lindsey served as a founding member and Director of Education for ProjectSOAR, a non-profit to promote arts education in under funded schools. She also facilitated rehabilitative theater classes for incarcerated men, specializing in devising new work. Selected Stage Management credits: #yourmemorial (Pigeonholed); The Glass Menagerie (Pigeonholed); Blood at the Root (Michigan Premiere); Sunday in the Park With George (Interlochen) Insurrection: Holding History (University of Michigan). 

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SASHA LAZARE FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sasha holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Applied Theatre. In addition to acting and producing, she teaches children’s theatre classes throughout Brooklyn and is the Associate Director of the Intermediate Acting Company at Interlochen Arts Camp. She also has a dog named Eloise and will show you a photo if you ask politely.

Photo credit: Gabriel Frye-Behar

Associated Artists

Sammy Jelinek

Susannah Hyde

Allison Houser

Emily Hawkins

Maggie Hood

Nettie Chickering

Rashidah Bernay Fowler

Fiona Rae Brunner

Caitlin Cimino

Emily Rellis

Marlena Holman

Lauren Z. Adleman

Zoë Adams

Katie Fanning

Justin Fuller

Casey Worthington

Isabelle Coler

Sam Froeschle

Kelley Shih

Morgan Leigh Beach

Morgan Grambo

Gabriel Frye-Behar

Alice Rothman-Hicks

Alana Fu

Adam Foldes

Tomas Virgadula

Jameson Lisak

Brian Simmons

Kelsey Coughlin

Mariel Matero

Megan Magee

Zach Rich

Lawrence Lazare

Matthew Tyler

Pat Reidy

Lou Patane

Paul Lombardo

Rachel Denise April

E.L. Hohn

Cheyenne Sykes