Performer/songwriter BRITTAIN ASHFORD starred in the 2017 Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as Dave Malloy's Off-Broadway song-cycle, Ghost Quartet. She fronts her own band, Prairie Empire, and will be releasing a new solo album of re-tooled show tunes this summer called Drama Club. The first single from the album, a dreamy version of “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease, is now streaming on all platforms. She currently resides in Brooklyn. www.brittainashford.com

Brittain is a SPACE alumni and has performed at several of our Seasonal Suppers in the past.

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IAN MERRIGAN is an actor, writer, and musician from Kansas City, MO. He is co-creator of The Unfortunates (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT San Francisco, Joe's Pub, Circle X). His music has been featured on Hulu, ABC, NBC, IFC, CurrentTV, KCRW and others. Currently performing on UCB Harold night in Los Angeles. Graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. www.ianmerrigan.com

Ian was a Creative Resident at SPACE in 2018.


Born and raised in the well-mannered dairyland of Wisconsin, JOHN DELORE moved to Brooklyn in 2003 to face his fear of large crowds and to pursue a career in music and audio engineering. Around the same time John began his radio career at WNYC, he began performing music. In both careers he assumed the moniker “The Reverend John DeLore.” (Q: Why the Reverend? A: Tequila played a part. So did Joseph Campbell). John has released 5 albums, written two books of poems, and worked on numerous podcasts and radio shows. He enjoys reading Dostoevsky by moonlight, and still dislikes large crowds.

John recorded the song included in the download sampler at the farm (check out a video of his process at SPACE below)! He also helped to create a partnership between SPACE and Stitcher to develop new podcast/audio storytelling projects at the farm.