Artistic Staff: Fall 2022

First Year Players Presents: Hello Dolly!

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DIRECTOR – Isabella Sheridan (she/her)

The Director is responsible for all artistic elements of the production, including selecting of the show and the members of their artistic staff, casting the show, and leading rehearsals throughout the week. They work closely with the cast and the artistic staff, as well as the technical and pit directors, to put on a production embodying the vision presented in their proposal.

Iz is a third year studying Government and Youth & Social Innovation.

Contact her at director@firstyearplayers.org

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PIT DIRECTOR – Jacquelyn Bryant (she/her)

The Pit Director commands the pit orchestra that accompanies every First Year Players production. They organize orchestra auditions, prepare and coordinate rehearsals, and conduct the orchestra for each performance. Throughout the semester, the Pit Director works to turn a freshly assembled group of instrumentalists into a unified, cohesive ensemble just in time for opening night!

Jacquelyn is a Fourth Year majoring in Cognitive Science and Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law (with a minor in Computer Science). 

 
Contact her at pitdirector@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Sophia Ditty (she/her)

The Assistant Director operates alongside the Director and works with cast members on anything from blocking to character development. They serve as the Director's second set of eyes, complementing the Director's notes for the cast when necessary, and take on any additional projects the Director may delegate.

Sophia is a second year studying Spanish and Government.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Caroline Jareb (she/her)

The Assistant Director operates alongside the Director and works with cast members on anything from blocking to character development. They serve as the Director's second set of eyes, complementing the Director's notes for the cast when necessary, and take on any additional projects the Director may delegate.

Caroline is a second year studying Mathematics!

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Hayden Luckert (he/they)

The Assistant Director operates alongside the Director and works with cast members on anything from blocking to character development. They serve as the Director's second set of eyes, complementing the Director's notes for the cast when necessary, and take on any additional projects the Director may delegate.

Hayden is a second year in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying Spanish and Global Studies. He also is a part of The New Dominions at UVA, and is so excited for this semester's production of Hello Dolly!

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VOCAL DIRECTOR – A Burijon

The Vocal Director oversees all singing designated by the composer. Contrasted with the Pit Director, the Vocal Director works with groups and individual cast members to ensure not only that the music is performed accurately, but that the vocalists learn to maintain healthy vocal strategies, take ownership of their music, and make their performances their own.

A Burijon is a second year studying Music and Classics.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR – Christian Guinto-Brody (he/him)

The Vocal Director oversees all singing designated by the composer. Contrasted with the Pit Director, the Vocal Director works with groups and individual cast members to ensure not only that the music is performed accurately, but that the vocalists learn to maintain healthy vocal strategies, take ownership of their music, and make their performances their own.

Christian is a second year majoring in Physics and minoring in Philosophy!

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VOCAL DIRECTOR – Janet Le (she/her)

The Vocal Director oversees all singing designated by the composer. Contrasted with the Pit Director, the Vocal Director works with groups and individual cast members to ensure not only that the music is performed accurately, but that the vocalists learn to maintain healthy vocal strategies, take ownership of their music, and make their performances their own.

Janet is a second year studying Biomedical Engineering

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CHOREOGRAPHER – Maggie Crowner (she/her)

The Choreographer introduces dance, stunt work, and other movement into the production. They conceive, then teach any choreography to the cast. They and the Director strive to realize the artistic vision for the show through movement, and the Choreographer ensures that every cast member both understands and feels comfortable with all choreography.

Maggie is a second year studying Statistics!

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CHOREOGRAPHER – Maya Andersen (she/her)

The Choreographer introduces dance, stunt work, and other movement into the production. They conceive, then teach any choreography to the cast. They and the Director strive to realize the artistic vision for the show through movement, and the Choreographer ensures that every cast member both understands and feels comfortable with all choreography.

Maya is a second year studying Psychology and Spanish!

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CHOREOGRAPHER – Sydney Klau (she/her)

The Choreographer introduces dance, stunt work, and other movement into the production. They conceive, then teach any choreography to the cast. They and the Director strive to realize the artistic vision for the show through movement, and the Choreographer ensures that every cast member both understands and feels comfortable with all choreography.

Sydney is a second year in the College.