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CO-DIRECTOR - Caitlin Valleskey

The Director is responsible for all artistic elements of this semester's show, including selection of A-Staff, casting, rehearsal, and the final performance. The Director works closely with the cast and the rest of A-Staff to create what the audience will see at the end of the semester.

 

Caitlin is a third year and is majoring in English and Foreign Affairs. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Contact her at director@firstyearplayers.org

CO-DIRECTOR - Austin Rhea

The Director is responsible for all artistic elements of this semester's show, including selection of A-Staff, casting, rehearsal, and the final performance. The Director works closely with the cast and the rest of A-Staff to create what the audience will see at the end of the semester.

 

Austin is a third year and is studying English and History. 


Contact Austin at director@firstyearplayers.org

PIT DIRECTOR - Ben Dooley

The Pit Director is responsible for auditioning, forming, and conducting the pit orchestra that accompanies every FYP show. The Pit Director runs rehearsals each week to rehearse the score of the show, and works closely with each member of the orchestra to create a unified ensemble.

Ben is a third year studying for a BA Foreign Affairs and Batten Accelerated Master of Public Policy 

Pronouns: he/him/his
 
Contact him at pitdirector@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Cabell Eggleston

The Assistant Director manages all acting elements of a show, working with cast members on motivation, justification, physicality, inflection, emotion, and more. The Assistant Director attends rehearsals to supplement notes given by the Director, teach blocking, and help clarify any confusion a cast member might have surrounding their role. 

 

Cabell is a third year studying Media Studies

Pronouns: he/him/his

VOCAL DIRECTOR - Sarah Bryan

The Vocal Director is responsible for all vocal elements of a show, working with the cast to teach the voice parts of all songs in the show. Additionally, the Vocal Director works one-on-one with actors to help with intonation, individual parts, and more. 

Sarah is a fourth year studying Global Sustainability and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Spanish

Pronouns: she/her/hers

CHOREOGRAPHER - Riley Creamer

The Choreographer is responsible for all dance elements within a show, teaching any choreographed movements to the cast. The Choreographer works with the Director to determine an artistic direction for the choreography to follow, and then works closely with cast members to ensure that every performer both understands and feels comfortable with the choreo.

 

Riley is a fourth year studying English

Pronouns: she/her/hers

CHOREOGRAPHER - Karen Zipor

The Choreographer is responsible for all dance elements within a show, teaching any choreographed movements to the cast. The Choreographer works with the Director to determine an artistic direction for the choreography to follow, and then works closely with cast members to ensure that every performer both understands and feels comfortable with the choreo.

 

Riley is a fourth year studying Drama and Computer Science

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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