Who We Are

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Caitlin Cassidy

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR // 

Caitlin Cassidy is an actor-musician-educator. She holds a master’s degree in acting, with distinction, from The East 15 School of Acting in London and a BA in Arabic and Political Science from Georgetown University. Caitlin has produced cultural performance under the Tunisian Ministry of Education in Tunisia, designed and implemented theatre based curricula in Saudi Arabia, served as a Language and Culture Fellow with AMIDEAST, and developed and performed work for the International Theatre Institute and UNESCO World Theatre Conference. Caitlin is a collaborating artist with Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and with Places of Pilgrimage, a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation initiative that provides a platform for stories of and relating to young Arabs living in marginalized communities. In 2015, she worked with En Garde Arts to produce the national tour of BASETRACK (BAM Next Wave, etc.), a multi-media performance about American veterans' experiences of the Afghanistan War. Acting credits include: Papal Fiction (Noor Theatre / Playwrights Horizons), A Doll’s House (Epic Theatre Ensemble), Anything Goes (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Far From the Trees (Berkshire Playwright’s Lab), Yerma (Cockpit Theatre, London), Cymbeline (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London), and Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Synetic Theatre Company). Caitlin has also appeared on TV and in film.  www.CaitlinNCassidy.com

 

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Geoff Kanick

CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR //

Geoff Kanick is an actor-magician-theatre maker. Geoff graduated with distinction from the Master’s Program in International Acting at East 15 in London. He has also trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and at the London Dramatic Academy. Geoff holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Gonzaga University, where he received awards for performance in dance and theatre. While at Gonzaga, he was a four-year member of the GUTS improv troupe for which he directed and devised long-form fully-staged performances and led workshops. Geoff is a former company member of the Tacoma City Ballet Company, where he studied ballet and modern dance for 12 years.

Geoff has been performing professionally as a variety entertainer for over ten years. In 2012, he was named Seattle Performing Artist of the Year. He specializes in the vaudeville tradition and performs a unique blend of new circus, improvised comedy, physical theatre, and world-class illusion. Geoff has devised and performed one-man shows across the country: Empty Space (2012), Ghostlight (2010), Delightfully Dangerous (2010), Perpetual Nonsense (2010), Something About Fate, Chance, & Luck (2009), Hypothesis (2008), Magick (2007).

Geoff’s work is a unique fusion of his experience as a variety entertainer and his training as an actor and mover in the traditions of Lecoq, Laban, Stanislavski, and Grotowski.

Geoff has just completed a two year run of Drama Desk award-winning Queen Of The Night at the Paramount in New York City's Times Square, in which he starred as Sarastro and served as a member of the creative team. www.GeoffKanick.com

 


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Miranda Rose Hall

Resident Playwright //

Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD.

Miranda has presented her plays at Georgetown University and the Kennedy Center's Page to Stage Festival, where she has also appeared as a performer. As a collaborative deviser, she has developed and presented original work with Georgetown University, Synetic Theater, and Arena Stage. 

In 2013, Miranda held the inaugural season-long Hot Desk Playwriting Residence at Baltimore's Center Stage, where she developed many new plays and taught playwriting to local middle and high school students.  

She has received awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, as well as commissions from the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. 

Miranda trained for years as a dancer and physical theater artist, and received her 200-hr yoga teacher training with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga. 

She holds a degree in Theater and Performance Studies, English, and French from Georgetown University. Currently, she is a playwriting MFA candidate at the Yale School of Drama.

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Robert Duffley

Resident Dramaturg //

As a dramaturg, Robert has developed work with the Moscow Art Theater, American Repertory Theater, Boston Circus Guild, Emerson Stage, Theater J, Nomadic Theater, and the Georgetown University Dept. of Performing Arts.

Criticism and scholarship publications include New International Theater Experience NewsA.R.T. Guide, “Periodisation: Pleasures and Pitfalls” (Oxford University), DC Theatre SceneGeorgetown Outloook AsiaCornell International Affairs Review, and Hokkoku Shimbun.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Robert holds a degree in English from Georgetown University and an MFA from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Robert is Dramaturgy Advisor at Emerson College. 

 

 


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