Our staff

Erez Ziv (Horse Trade Theater group) has joyfully dedicated the last 15 years of his life to creating an entirely self sustaining Indie theater company in New York City .

His educational history includes a BA in Jewish and Religious studies with a minor in comparative religion from the University of Minnesota, he worked on a Masters Degree in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS and attended semester at Oxford. He is a licensed fireguard, Handsom Cab Driver, sprinkler systems inspector, flame proofing Supervisor and wedding ceremony officiant.

He is very happy to have helped to firmly establish Horse Trade's reputation in the downtown theater scene and to create a well respected, self sufficient organization that has created and continues to create a home for some the New York City's most innovative, talented and hard working theater artists.

Thankfully the World keeps providing him with both fresh and refined talent to let loose on NYC and the world.

Erez is also a father.

Shula Kaplan (bookkeeper/bartender/bottle washer) joined Horse Trade in 2008 after many years in corporate accounting. Thanks to Horse Trade, she has now found a way to merge her professional career with her passion for the arts.

Emily Owens (publicity) is a press relations agency specializing in independent theatre. Clients include Horse Trade, The Brick, New Georges, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Gideon Productions, AntiMatter Collective, and UglyRhino. Website.

Keila Fontanez (Operations Manager)

Caitlin Nosal (Marketing and Box Office Coordinator)

Artem Yatsunov (Rentals administrator)