Artistic Staff: Fall 2021

First Year Players Presents: CURTAINS

Aubrey Director Sq

DIRECTOR – Aubrey Hill

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.

Aubrey (she/her) is a fourth year studying Drama and Psychology with minors in Religious Studies and Women & Gender Studies!

 

Contact her at director@firstyearplayers.org

Claire PitD Sq

PIT DIRECTOR – Claire Bassett

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!

Claire (she/her) is a third year majoring in Music!
 
Contact her at pitdirector@firstyearplayers.org

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Catie Ratliff

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.

Catie (she/her) is a third year studying Government!

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Iz Sheridan

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.

Iz (she/her) is a second year studying Government and Media Studies with a minor in Spanish!

Jack VD Sq

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Jack Kehoe

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.

Jack (he/him) is a second year studying Computer Science and Music!

Dreyden VD Sq

VOCAL DIRECTOR – Dreyden Wedertz

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.

Dreyden (she/her) is a third year studying Biomedical Engineering and Music!

Elise Historian Sq

VOCAL DIRECTOR – Elise Ebert

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.

Elise (she/her) is a second year studying Music and Speech Communication Disorders!

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VOCAL DIRECTOR – James Good

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.

James (he/him) is a second year studying Astrophysics and Music!

Talia VD Sq

VOCAL DIRECTOR – Talia Pirron

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.

Talia (she/her) is a second year studying Music and Foreign Affairs!

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HEAD CHOREOGRAPHER – Jess Ferebee

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.

Jess (she/they) is a fourth year studying Biology with a minor in Drama!

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ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – Caitlin Woodford

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.

Caitlin (she/her) is a fourth year studying English (Area Program in Literary Prose) with a minor in Russian Language & Literature!

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ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – Caroline Simmons

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.

Caroline (she/her) is a third year studying English and History with a minor in Global Education!