FYP Artistic Staff: Spring 2020

*NOTE: This is the Artistic Staff for our Spring 2020 production of Kiss Me, Kate!, which was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19. Interview times for Spamalot  A-Staff will be available after U.Va. announces its decision for Fall 2020.

CO-DIRECTOR - Caitlin Valleskey

The Director is responsible for all artistic elements of this semester's show, including the selection of A-Staff, casting the show, and directing weekly rehearsals. He/she works closely with the cast and the rest of A-Staff to create a show that represents the vision presented in his/her proposal.

 

Caitlin is a third year studying 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 the selection of A-Staff, casting the show, and directing weekly rehearsals. He/she works closely with the cast and the rest of A-Staff to create a show that represents the vision presented in his/her proposal.

 

Austin is a third year studying English!

Pronouns: 


Contact her at director@firstyearplayers.org

PIT DIRECTOR - Ben Dooley

The Pit Director is responsible for auditioning, assembling, rehearsing, and conducting the pit orchestra that accompanies every FYP show. He/she runs holds weekly rehearsals to review the the show's score and create a unified ensemble of students!

Ben is a third year studying Foreign Affairs in the 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, dialect, emotion, and so much more. He/she attends rehearsals to supplement notes given by the Director, teach blocking, and help clarify any confusion a cast member might have surrounding their role. ADs also serve as a mentor to the first-year casties.

 

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. He/she attends weekly rehearsals to teach the cast their voice parts. 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/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. He/she teaches 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. He/she teaches 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.

 

Karen is a fourth year studying Drama and Computer Science!

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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