Who We Are

Method Machine Lab was founded in January of 2024 in Ojai, California. 

Rosie Gordon and David Henderson

Artistic Directors 

Her approach to theater is simple - make good art, and have a good time doing it. 

His approach to theater is simple - if it doesn't feel weird, you are not doing it right.  

Rosie Gordon was born and raised in Ojai, and has been involved in theater for over 30 years. She spent her formative years with The Ojai Shakespeare Festival, playing parts from Ariel to Beatrice, hanging lights and building sets. Since returning to Ojai several years ago she's acted in local productions of The Revolutionists, Rapture Blister Burn, Lobby Hero,The Moors, and Rabbit Hole, and directed productions of Becky's New Car at Ojai Arts Center Theater and The Fantasticks for Ojai Performing Arts Theater. 

As the Artistic Director of METHOD MACHINE (Rochester, NY) David Henderson produced and directed more than 25 productions including Spoon River Rochester, a site-specific performance using hundreds of performers in an immersive, one of a kind experience at the 2014 Rochester Fringe. Featured productions include ShakesBLOOD, Angels in America (Parts I & II), Edge, The Lipstick Massacre with Pandora Boxx and Kasha Davis.

Locally he directed The New Century at Santa Paula Theater Center and co-directed Red at Ojai Arts Center Theater and be careful what you wish for by Isobel Roth. Additional productions include work at Geva Theatre Center, JCC Center Stage of Rochester and Screen Plays as well as NYTW and chashama in NYC. David is a founding Board member of the Rochester Fringe Festival, now one of the largest in the country. 

As a writer, plays include include Pyotr & Bob, ShakesBLOOD and The Gay Fiancee. Two recent commissions from Monroe Community College and Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus. David graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Screenwriting and Playwriting.