The Female Role Model Project

An Interactive Theatrical Experience Paired with
Neuroscience Celebrating Female Pioneers


The Female Role Model Project is an interactive theatrical experience incorporating live neuroscientific recordings celebrating female pioneers. which premiered Off-Broadway at New York City's premier hub for arts and technology- 3-Legged Dog (3LD). It played at Bedlam Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 as well as at the Biennial of Art and Technology at Ammerman Symposium. It received an Honorable mention in the Creativity category of Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards and a nomination for the outstanding innovative design at New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

“exceptional... skilled, engaging, experimental and scientific”
- Archanaa Seker, The F Word.

“The most conceptually interesting and out there idea of this year’s Fringe.”
- Esme Leitch, Feminist Fringe

“combines theatre and neuroscience for a one-of-a-kind interactive experience…” –

Ferme’s impersonation of Melania Trump and Dodd’s of Kim K will send you doubling over into laughter.” -

“Engaging, entertaining, and just plain cool” - NewYorkTheater

You Can Hear What She's Thinking - Literally” - TDF Stages

“Gender- and generation-transcending” - Lavender After Dark

Clyde Fitch Report

Meet the Brains Behind ‘The Female Role Model Project’

Zip Creative

Fast Forward Friday with Tjasa Ferme

An Interview with Emotive

How Emotiv found its way to the Off Broadway stage

Our Team

Tjaša is the Founder and Artistic Director of Transforma Theatre inc. She is the creator of The Female Role Model Project. She is a Slovenian National Film Award and Stane Sever classical stage award recipient.
Ana Margineanu is a Romanian-born theatre director based in New York and a co-founder of PopUP Theatrics. She is a founding member of DramAcum an alumna of Lincoln Centers Directors Lab. Ana’s shows received numerous Int- awards.
Kacinik is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Western Ontario and completed her Ph.D. at the University of California Riverside.
Neuroscientist, sec-Director
Justin Mathews is a guitarist, composer and engineer. His work straddles the pop, avant-garde and soul worlds. He attended New School University and resides in Manhattan.
Composer, Sound Engineer
Having recently retired after 30 years working as a prosecutor with the Manhattan DA’s Office. Meggan is now actively using her CUNY MA in Applied Theatre to create theatre for social change.
She is delighted to be a part of
this amazing project & honored to work with such an inspiring
group of women. She has a degree in music education and vocal performance from Clarke University.
Sabrina Sng 孙雅皪
Sabrina Sng is a physical performer and performance maker from Singapore. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) in Theatre Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2016.
Jacques Sebag
He was the founding partner
of the Law Firm of Ochoa & Sebag. As a seasoned attorney. His fluency in five languages greatly enhances his ability to help his culturally diverse clients realize their goals.
Executive Director
Joya is a choreographer and educator passionate about community, activism, and dances of the African Diaspora. She has choreographed various Off Broadway plays Currently she is a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Movement Designer
Carly is president and founder of Carly J. Bauer Productions and casting. She has cast for New York Musical Festival, DreamUp Festival, Columbia University’s MFA Film Program. She Works in Theater, and several short films.
Producer and Casting Director
Duncan Gallagher
Duncan is a musician and technician from Nottingham (UK). He has worked with theatre since 2012 when he
was musical director for a pantomime. He plays in multiple bands with a range
of styles.
Sound Technician and EEG Jockey
Jimmy Reid
Jimmy is a technician and video/lighting operator from South East England. Currently halfway through an integrated Masters at the University of Edinburgh. This production is his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut.
Video Operator
He is an associate professor at Brooklyn College. John is the founder of  college's M.F.A. programs. He was a visiting associate professor at Osaka University in Japan. He is also a musician and composer for dance and film.
Video Design
Started his career in 2000 in Tokyo. He moved to NYC in 2005 and became resident lighting designer of HERE. He works for the annual HERE’s resident artists festival Culture Mart 2006-2018.
Lighting Designer

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