Creative Team

CREATIVE CORE //


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Caitlin Nasema Cassidy

FOUNDING CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR // 

Caitlin is an actor-theatremaker. She is a 2017-19 Fellow with Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and a Global Cultural Fellow with the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for International Cultural Relations. Caitlin has also served as Language and Culture Fellow with AMIDEAST and currently holds the position of Cu-Curator and Artistic Mentor for the annual Youmein Festival in Tangier, Morocco as well as the Northwestern University of Qatar’s annual Creative Media Festival. Acting credits include: NY Times Critic’s Pick Pay Not Attention to the Girl (Target Margin Theater), Paradise (Central Square Theater - 2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress), and Anything Goes (Williamstown). She has also developed and performed work for the International Theatre Institute, UNESCO World Theatre Conference, International Theatre Festival of Kerala, India, and Spoleta USA International Theatre Festival. She holds a B.A. in Government and Arabic from Georgetown University and a master’s in Acting from East 15 in London.  www.CaitlinNCassidy.com

 

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Geoff Kanick

FOUNDING CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR //

Geoff Kanick is an actor-magician-theatre maker. Geoff has been performing professionally as a variety entertainer for over ten years, specializing in the vaudeville tradition and performing a unique blend of new circus, improvised comedy, physical theatre, and world-class illusion. 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. He was named Seattle Performing Artist of the Year in 2012. Geoff has toured one-man shows across the country. He was an original cast member 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. Geoff served as Resident Director of Randy Weiner and Ryan Heffington’s immersive spectacle Seeing You. He is a member of the SDCF Observership Program 18/19 and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab 2018. www.geoffkanick.com

 

 


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Miranda Rose Hall

FOUNDING PLAYWRIGHT //

Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. Her play Plot Points in Our Sexual Development will premiere at LCT3/Lincoln Center in October 2018. Her play The Hour of Great Mercy will premiere at Diversionary Theater in San Diego in February 2019. She has developed her work with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, NNPN National Showcase of New Plays, the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Festival, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. She is under commission with LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and Yale Repertory Theater, and she has taught at Georgetown and Wesleyan University. BA: Georgetown, MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.mirandarosehall.com

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Robert Duffley

FOUNDING DRAMATURG //

Robert Duffley is Editor & Assistant Dramaturg at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Writing includes pieces for HowlroundContemporary Theatre Review (Routledge), Breaking CharacterThe A.R.T. GuideThe Theatre TimesSix By Eight Press, and DC Theatre Scene. As a dramaturg, Robert has developed work with A.R.T., Organic Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, LubDub Theatre Co, Boston Circus Guild, and the Moscow Art Theater. He is an Affiliated Faculty member at Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts and a founding member of the Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance.  www.robertduffley.com