We’ve found that little is needed to make profound theatrical statements. Milkwood Theater’s stripped down approach works from the curiosities in life that crack us up; the way a chair makes a crazy noise or what happens in your mind when you totally space out. Our Mission is to parse out the lives and stories, epic and mundane, of our ancestors and countrymen through research, personal experience and imagination. Working in New York City, Universities and abroad we hope to reach audiences and students with the endless possibilities of movement, absurdity of language and the radical experience that only live performance can bring.


Cory Lawson is from Roanoke, Virginia.  He's created work with The Living Theatre, and his other company Ready Set Go, which this past year created and developed the world’s first Shakespeare webisodes with “Othello: the webseries” in which he played Iago. Other credits: Mysterious Figure in Vital theatre company's "A Tooth Fairy Tale"; Escalus, Measure for Measure; Pseudolous, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Wong, The Good Woman of Setzuan; Various Roles, The Laramie Project;  Starveling,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Arin Arbus; Judge/Pastor, The Rimers of Eldritch directed by Hal Brooks. He received his MFA in acting from the New School for Drama.

Judith Goudsmit was raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work has been produced and workshopped by AENY, Spanish Artists in NY (At the Duke Theatre), The Shop Company (At Horse Trade Theatre Group), The New School, Abron's Art Center, and by Dutch theatre company Orkater (Over 't IJ festival, Parade Festival). She wrote Dutch feature film Hartentraat, (Wide release, 2Cfilm) and is currently working on Valentijn (Fuworks) which will go in production this fall. She holds her BFA in Dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the arts and her MFA in playwriting from the New School for Drama. 


Heather Holmes was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her most recent stage credits in New York City are: Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale," at the Tischman Theater and "You Don't Know Jack" at The New School for Drama's New Voices festival, as well as multiple stints with the Orkater theater company. She loves travelling the world and tasting it's unique cuisine. She received her MFA for acting from The New School for Drama. 


David Riley’s Off-Broadway credits include “Take What Is Yours” at 59E59 Theaters; “Wearing Lorca’s Bowtie” at The Duke on 42nd st; as well as work at The New Ohio Theater and Abrons Arts Center. David’s worked with the celebrated Dutch theatre company Orkater on festivals “De Parade” (2010) and “Over Het Ij” (2013) both in Amsterdam, as well as “The New Island Festival” (2009) on Governors Island, NY.  On camera credits include work with MTV, Disney and multiple regional and national commercials. Education: MFA acting (New School for Drama); BA Performing Arts and Social Justice (University of San Francisco).


Peter Waluk is a first generation Polish-American and is one of seven brothers. His most recent TV appearance was in a Chiller TV Network Original Film, Dead Souls.  He is also an accomplished magician who represented the USA in Las Vegas twice. As a teenager practicing magic, Peter was selected to compete and represent the USA in Las Vegas at an international magicians competition called the World Magic Seminar. He received his BA from Central Connecticut State University’s Theatre Department, an M.F.A in Acting from the New School for Drama, and a degree from the only worldwide magic school existing for slight-of-hand, Chavez College of Magic.

Tyler Caffall is from Portland, Oregon.   Before moving to New York, he performed on several stages in Portland and was awarded a Drammy Award for his portrayal of Jake Mace in Alan Aychbourn's House and Garden.  In New York, he has performed in The Public's Shakespeare in the Park (Merchant of Venice; Comedy of Errors). IRT: A Tragedy In Three Stations, took place entirely underground in the New York City subway and traveled from Brooklyn to the Bronx.  In Saturn: A Play About Food, in which he portrayed a young man, and old man, and several vegetables. He's also worked as a Robot in R.U.R.  Abroad, he has worked in England, Scotland, and most recently Holland.