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Meet The Directors

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Tanner Efinger (he/they) is the Founding Artistic Director of Breadcrumbs Productions. He is a theatre maker, arts advocate and community organizer. Select original works include Marie & The Nutcracker Prince (Producer/Performer), The Picture of Oscar Wilde (Writer), 1918 (Writer/Director), and High As Sugar (Writer/Performer). Other regional and international credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oxford University Press), Hamlet (Boston Theatre Company), The Marriage of Figaro (Boston Lyric Opera), Footloose & Rough Crossing (Cortland Repertory Theater).  He has taught devised theatre at LeMoyne College, Shakespeare programs at Oxford University, as well as various improvisational theatre and acting classes with numerous schools and organizations. Tanner is the co-owner of Wunderbar, a queer bar and theatre in downtown Syracuse.  His long term goal is to help develop Central New York as a place for artists and queer people to migrate to because of the depth of opportunity. For more information, please visit

Krystal Osborne (she/her), is a multidisciplinary performance artist, playwright, forever student of the arts, and community engagement aficionado who received her BFA from Adelphi University.   Recent projects include:  “Come Out, Come Out Cabaret” (Director), “Symphoria:  Nutcracker Twist” (Production Manager), "Hell is Empty" (Playwright, AAPG), "Melville'd" (Actress- Susanna, AAPG), "Ageless" (Actress- Olivia, Four Walls Theatre Company) "Destiny, USA" (Director, Ottawa Fringe Festival), Playwriting Lab Series 2022 (Instructor/Creator). In Directing, she has received many awards including:  Achievement in Directing (ACTF), Best Over All Show x 2 (LGT),  Best Design Elements (LGT), Best Community Theatre Production (Salt Winner), Best Director (Salt Nominee, 2x Broadway World Nominee).   Krystal is also an accomplished and award nominated voice over artist who appears as Timms in Windfall, and Clara in Forgive Me!  Both are available on Spotify, iTunes, etc.  Krystal is also the Production and Stage Manager for CirqOvation with Symphoria Nutcracker Twist coming to the Landmark this December.  She is the Director of Education and Operations for Breadcrumbs Productions, a Non-Profit Syracuse Theatre Company that focuses on sustainability and opportunities for local working artists. Krystal gravitates toward projects that raise awareness, challenges beliefs, and inspires growth.

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