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DIRECTOR - Jessie Fidler

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.

 

Jessie is a third year majoring in Drama and Government with a minor in Art History.
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Contact her at director@firstyearplayers.org

PIT DIRECTOR - Spencer Culbertson

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.

Spencer is a fourth year majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
 
Contact him at pitdirector@firstyearplayers.org

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Cortland Comer

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. 

 

Cortland is a second year majoring in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law .

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Caitlin Valleskey

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. 

 

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

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VOCAL DIRECTOR - Julia Preston 

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. 

Julia is a second year majoring in History.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR - Madison Karten 

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. 

Madison is a fourth year majoring in Music and Speech Pathology. 

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CHOREOGRAPHER - Alyssa Ryberg

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.

 

Alyssa is a fourth year majoring in Speech Communication Disorders, Elementary and Special Education.

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CHOREOGRAPHER - Macie O'Connor

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.

 

Macie is a third year majoring in Global Sustainability.

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CHOREOGRAPHER - Anna Grace Chang

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.

 

Anna Grace is a second year majoring in English and Spanish.

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CHOREOGRAPHER - Caitlin Woodford

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.

 

Caitlin is a second year majoring in English.

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