Blue Collaborative is a multidisciplinary non-profit production company designed to connect artists, cultivate audiences, and financially support boundary-pushing independent art.
Our mission is to curate a national network of emerging artists where artistic evolution and collaboration is inevitable. Through its programs, BC supports projects within a variety of artistic mediums that both propel the artists' craft while embracing their contribution to social discourse.
We believe that inspired collaborations between singular artists lead to vibrant, challenging content that will delight audiences, spark dialogue, enrich communities, and even help foster a more empathetic world. We are committed to supporting both artists and communities in this pursuit.
Meet The Team
Ty is a director, producer, and actor raised in New Orleans, LA and on Whidbey Island, WA. He is the founder of Blue Collaborative, a multidisciplinary non-profit production company. Last year, BC helped produce a series of filmed readings in support of amfAR with actors including Bob Odenkirk, Kaia Gerber, Nat Wolff, Cameron Monaghan, and Brandon Flynn. Directing credits include: TAN (BC), Deserve (Round Room Image), SCORCH (BC), Something Yellow (Acquired by IndieFlix), and Mary Poppins (Whidbey Theater). Producing credits: The Great Gatsby, Julius Caesar, & The Room - Benefit Readings (Acting for a Cause & BC), TTT (Dir. Victor Oconitrillo, Feature Film). Film/TV acting credits include: Babylon (Damien Chazelle, Paramount), Immortality (Sam Barlow; TriBeca Film Festival Selection 2022), Next Exit (Mali Elfman; TriBeca Film Festival Selection 2022) and Master (Mariama Diallo, Amazon Studios; Sundance & SXSW Selection 2022), PBC (Cinemand) and Katy Keene (The CW). Ty attended Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television for directing before earning his BFA in acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Rachel is a New York City based stage manager. Credits include An Octoroon, Emperor of the Moon, L’appel du Vide, and The Cider House Rules, Part One: Here in St. Cloud’s (Rutgers Theatre Company), Machinal (Hunter College), Adventure Quest (Dutch Kills Theater), Mrs. Mannerly, Making God Laugh (Nebraska Repertory Theatre), and Living Dead in Denmark (HomeGrown Theatre). She earned her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and her BA from Boise State University. Rachel is a Kennedy Center award winner in Stage Management.
Rob is a law professor, author, and environmental advocate. He holds a chair in environmental law at Loyola University New Orleans and has taught at a variety of universities, including Yale, Aarhus University, and Peking University. Rob serves as President of the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR), a non-profit policy center helping to build healthy communities, safe workplaces, and a more resilient planet. He also hosts CPR’s “Connect the Dots,” a podcast that seeks solutions to pressing social and environmental problems. A popular speaker, Rob is particularly interested in how narratives in literature and music strive to make sense of social and economic upheaval. He studied English at Stanford and law at Harvard. Rob divides his time between New Orleans, LA, and Whidbey Island, WA.