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Chautauqua Theater Company: Alumni Brown Bag

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
12:15pm EDT

Location Virtual Porch

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A Homecoming: Alumni from CTC return for an informal talk about life after Chautauqua. Featuring a live Q & A.


Ashley Teague, Faculty
Arlington, VA
CTC: Third season

CTC: CHQ Engagement Project (Chautauqua Theatre Co, NY). International: Generation25 (Kigali, Rwanda). Regional: Anna Karenina: a riff (The Flea Theater, NYC; HB Studios, NYC; White Heron Theater, MA), Capsized (Cherry Lane, NYC), FIT (La Mama Studios, NYC; Spectrum Theatre/Trinity Rep, RI;  White Heron Theater, MA), Wild Home (Live@Jacks, Denver; Delicious Orchards, CO), Gruesome Playground Injuries (FSU/Asolo Rep, FL), The Language Archive (UNC/Playmakers Rep), Twelfth Night (Gallery Players, NY), The Rehearsal (FSU/Asolo Rep, FL), Scapegoat (Delta Cultural Center, AR), Willful (California State Capitol), Ajax (Theater of War, CA). Film: Death Homework. Teague is the Founding Artistic Director of Notch Theatre Company (www.notchtehatre.org) and recipient of the Embark Fellowship Award for Social Innovation in Entrepreneurship. Teague has received numerous awards including Broadway World awards for Best Director/Choreographer and Best Musical. Teague has taught at RISD, UNC, FSU/Asolo Rep, Chautauqua Institute, Brown University and University of Redlands. She has been published in Bedlam Magazine, Monument Lab and HowlRound's Theater in the Age of Climate Change series. www.ashteague.com.


Nicole A. Watson, Director of it’s not a trip it’s a journey
Jamaican by birth. Lives in Rockville, MD

CTC- First Season. Associate Artistic Director at Round House Theatre. Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, Eleanor Burgess’ The Niceties, Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House Part 2, Lynn Nottage’s Sweat, Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the world premiere of Kevin R. Free’s Night of the Living N-Word (NY Fringe Festival), the world premiere of the opera Approaching Ali, (Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center), the world premiere of Johnna Adams’ World Builders at the Contemporary American Theater Festival.


Sasha Schwartz (she/her) is a theater scenic designer currently based in Pittsburgh. Recent Work: How The Light Gets In, On The Exhale, Agent 355 (CTC New Play Workshops), Young Playwrights Festival (City Theatre), Terminer (New Hazlett CSA Series), pato, pato, maricón (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Comedy of Errors, Alkestis (CMU Drama). She thrives in ultra- collaborative environments and loves reimagining found materials. Sasha is especially interested in new work, revamped classics, and projects that showcase identity while tackling relevant societal issues. Awards: Lloyd Weninger Award for Stage Design, USITT Young Designers Forum. BFA: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. www.sashaschwartzscenic.com


Stori Ayers, Conservatory Liaison
Washington, DC
CTC: Fourth Season

CTC: The Christians, Detroit '67, An Octoroon, Into the Breeches, One Man Two Guvnors, Amish Project. Off-Broadway: Travisville (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre), How I Learned What I Learned (Signature Theatre), Night Vision (Playing On Air). Regional: Gem of the Ocean, Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Round House Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Repertory Theatre & Syracuse Stage), Foster Mom (Premiere Stages), Jitney (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Yellowman (Anacostia Playhouse), Barbecue, Doubt, Love's Labours Lost, In the Red and Brown Water (Pennsylvania Centre Stage), Skeleton Crew (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati). TV: The Last O.G. (TBS). The Next Right Thing (RARELotus).


Sarah Clare Corporandy, Managing Director

This is Sarah Clare’s twelfth season with Chautauqua Theater Company and her ninth season as Managing Director. Sarah Clare is co-Founder and co-Producing Artistic Director of the Detroit Public Theatre (detroitpublictheatre.org) located in midtown Detroit, which will enter its sixth season this fall, 2020.  As an actor she most recently was seen in The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Detroit Public Theatre.  In addition to her roles within theaters, she also is on faculty for the Masters in Creative Business Leadership program at Savannah College of Art and Design and has taught there for the past twelve years.   Her work has been published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society.

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