Artistic Staff: Fall 2021

First Year Players Presents: Something Rotten!

Aldi Social Sq

DIRECTOR – Aldi Argante (he/him)

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.

Aldi is a third year studying Architecture and Music!

 

Contact him at director@firstyearplayers.org

Claire PitD Sq

PIT DIRECTOR – Claire Bassett (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!

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

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Adriana Gao (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.

Adriana (she/her) is a second year studying Cognitive Science and Commerce!

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Lydia Newman (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.

Lydia is a third year studying Media Studies and Drama!

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR –Megan Wenig (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.

Megan is a second year.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR – Lou Wilkin (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.

Lou is a fourth year studying English!

Julia Pub Sq

HEAD CHOREOGRAPHER – Julia Muratore (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.

Julia is a second year studying Computer Science!

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ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – Russell Petro (he/him)

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.

Russell is a third year studying Architecture!

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ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – Susana Kuhn (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.

Susana is a third year.

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ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER – Jess Ferebee (she/they)

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 is a third year studying Biology with a minor in Drama!