2019 Conservatory

2019 Conservatory


Copy of Kieran Barry HeadshotKieran Barry | CTC: First Season

Regional: The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Swan Theater); She (Counterbalance Theater). Educational: The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, A Bright Room Called Day, Chess, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night (UC Irvine); Urinetown, Antigonick, Fuddy Meers, bobrauchenbergamerica, Goldilocks (Brown University); Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Trinity Rep). Film: Funeral Kings.


Alex Brightwell CTC2018Alex Brightwell | CTC: Second Season

CTC: As You Like It, An Octoroon, Untitled Russia Play. Regional: Death of a Salesman (Yellow Tree Theatre); Gross Indecency (Walking Shadow Theatre); Photograph 51, The History of Invulnerability, New Jerusalem (Minnesota Jewish Theatre); Golden Age (Guthrie Theater); The Seagull, Hay Fever, Fifth of July (Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House). MFA Candidate: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House. BFA: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater.


Copy of rishan headshot 2 copy copyRishan Dhamija | CTC: First Season

Regional: Life of Galileo, Bewilderness, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Beasts on the Moon, Leaving Eden, Tartuffe, Dot, Sense and Sensibility, My Fair Lady, The May Queen, The Crucible, Real Estate (PlayMakers Repertory Company). MFA Candidate: Dramatic Writing, Tisch NYU. MFA: Acting, UNC Chapel Hill. BA: Economics, Sri Ram College of Commerce,
Delhi University.


Copy of Kelsey 1Kelsey Deroian | CTC: First Season

Regional: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Reasons to be Pretty (Open Book Prod.); Dogfight (StageWorks). Educational: Love's Labour's Lost, A Bright Room Called Day, The Importance of Being Ernest (UC Irvine); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Boeing, Boeing, The Glass Menagerie (Fresno State). Film & TV: Recipe for Disaster (Pilot), Bloom, Maudie, Mindhammer Lager, Titanica, Lady Temperance.



Copy of Erb Elizabeth 7099 retElizabeth Erb | CTC: First Season

NY: Our Walk Through the World (New Light Theatre Project), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Match: Lit). Regional: Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Candide (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Pride and Prejudice and Death Comes To Us All, Mary Agnes (Hangar Theatre); Coriolanus, Julius Caesar (Great River Shakespeare Festival); Earthquakes in London (Guthrie Theater); Macbeth (Public Theatre of Minnesota). BFA: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. www.elizabetherb.com.


Fabre Ricardy CTC2018Ricardy Fabre | CTC: Second Season

CTC: As You Like It, Untitled Russia Play. Regional: A Raisin in The Sun (Seattle Rep); I And You (People's Light); Our Town, Ain't Misbehavin', Othello (Portland Center Stage); The Convert (Central Square Theatre); Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep); Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, Julius Caesar, How We Got On, References...Salvador Dali (Brown/Trinity). MFA: Brown University/Trinity Rep.



Copy of MariaGRGMaría Gabriela Rosado González | CTC: First Season

Regional: Venus in Fur, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Native Gardens, Romeo & Juliet, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep). Educational: Good Person of Szechwan, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, Civil Sex (Brown/Trinity); Rabbit Hole, The Crucible, La Dama Boba, The Sound of Music (University of Puerto Rico). MFA: Brown University/Trinity Rep.



Copy of Amara GrandersonAmara Granderson | CTC: First Season

Off-Broadway: Romeo N Juliet (Classical Theater of Harlem). Regional: Stick Fly (Intiman Theatre), Fly (La Jolla Playhouse). Awards: 2017 Fulbright John Wood LAMDA Award in Classical Acting Runner-up. MFA: University of California San Diego. BA: Oberlin College.



KaylaKearneyKayla Kearney | CTC: First Season

Regional: S/he and Me (Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner’s Renberg Theatre); SHE, Longitude (Counter-Balance Theatre); The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Swan Shakespeare Festival); Parliament Square, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Chess, A Bright Room Called Day (UCI MFA Acting). Kayla also develops new works with her queer and trans community. Recently she directed a devised and ensemble based show We Are. She is currently developing a solo show called The Woman Heart in an Enby Soul. MFA: University of California, Irvine. BA: California State University, Long Beach.


Copy of Alexander MatosAlexander De Vasconcelos Matos | CTC: First Season

Regional: Ragtime (Trinity Rep); La Tempestad/The Tempest (Trinity Rep/RI Latino Arts); A Seat at the Table, Song of a Caged Bird (Rites and Reason). Educational: Love’s Labour’s Lost, import_speech memory, Dry Swallow, Civil Sex, Twelfth Night and miku, and the gods (Brown/Trinity); King Henry IV, Part 1, Cherry Orchard, Aulis (UC Berkeley). MFA: Brown University/Trinity Rep. BA: Music (Ethnomusicology and Composition Focus), UC Berkeley; The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.


Copy of Sofia Bunting NewmanSofia Bunting Newman | CTC: First Season

NYC: Spring Awakening (Three of Cups), The Wizard of Oz (Alpha NYC). Regional: Mamma Mia! (Spotlight Theatre); Seussical (Little Radical Theatrics), Doost (Neworld Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Hamlet, The Tempest, Salt-Water Moon, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, As You Like It (Carousel Theatre); Runaways (Havana Theatre); That Night Follows Day (PuSh Festival/On the Boards). Film: Theresa & Allison, Journey to the Last Christmas Dance, Paper Angels.


Copy of MSeidmanHeadshot2 1Madeline Seidman | CTC: First Season

NY: Readings/workshops through New York Theatre Workshop, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and New Dramatists. Regional: Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret), Good Faith (Yale Rep), The Late-Night Cabaret (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Educational: Pivot (Carlotta Festival, Yale School of Drama); Measure for Measure, The Tempest (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford); Uncle Vanya, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Hour of Feeling, How Not To Be Alone, a musical (Williams College). MFA Candidate: Yale School of Drama. BA: Art History, Williams College.

Copy of Courtney Stennett 2Courtney Stennett | CTC: First Season

Regional: Hay Fever, The Seagull, Fifth of July (CWRU/Cleveland Play House); Seminar (Spartan Theatre Company); A Little Princess (Windy City Music Theater); Agnes of God (Aleatoric Theatre Company). International: Call of the Void (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). MFA Candidate: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House.



Copy of Titus Van HookTitus VanHook | CTC: First Season

Regional: Winter’s Tale (African American Shakespeare Company). Educational: Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Topdog/Underdog, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, The Escape (Columbia). MFA Candidate: Columbia University.




Design and Directing Fellows

Stori Ayers CTC2018Stori Ayers | Directing Fellow/Equity Guest Artist | CTC: Third Season

CTC: Acting: Detroit ‘67; Asst. Directing: An Octoroon, Into the Breeches!, The Amish Project. Acting: Off-Broadway: Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Travisville (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre). 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); Barbecue, Doubt, Love's Labours Lost, In the Red and Brown Water (Pennsylvania Centre Stage); Jitney (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Yellowman (Anacostia Playhouse); Blood at the Root (Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Grahamstown Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival); An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein, Voodoo, Sex, & Magic (Horizon Theatre). TV: The Last O. G. (TBS). Directing: Regional: Skeleton Crew (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); Blood at the Root (University of Michigan); Single Black Female (Penn State School of Theatre); Hip Hoperella, Here I Go, Boys. Wish Me Luck; Fires In the Mirror (Fletcher Collins Theatre); You Can't Take It With You (Waynesboro High School).

Zackery BennettZackery A. Bennett | Sound Design Fellow | CTC: First Season

Regional: This is Our Youth, Around the World in 80 Days (associate), South Pacific (asst.) (Clarence Brown Theatre). Educational: She Kills Monsters, Next to Normal, Clybourne Park (Purdue University). Corporate: 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree, 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference. MFA Candidate: Purdue University. BA: Theatre, University of Tennessee.



Copy of Baxter HeadshotBaxter Carlisle Chambers | Lighting Design Fellow | CTC: First Season

Regional: Doe Paoro, Carsie Blanton, Jonatha Brooke, Birds of Chicago (Marathon Center for the Performing Arts). Educational: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Purdue Theatre), Fall/Springworks 2018-19 (Purdue Contemporary Dance Company), The Penelopiad (Bowling Green State University Theatre and Film). MFA Candidate: Purdue University. BA: Bowling Green State University.




Copy of Sasha HeadshotSasha Schwartz | Scenic Design Fellow | CTC: First Season

Off-Broadway: pato, pato, maricón (Ars Nova ANT Fest); The Trouble with Dead Boyfriends (SheNYC Fest). Regional: Young Playwrights Festival 2019 (City Theatre). Educational: The Comedy of Errors, Alkestis (CMU School of Drama). Awards: Lloyd Weninger Award for Stage Design, USITT Young Designers and Technicians Forum. BFA: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. www.sashaschwartzscenic.com



Dorottya VinczeDorottya Vincze | Costume Design Fellow | CTC: First Season

International: Costume Supervisor (TUI Cruises, Germany). Educational: Mothers, The Aliens, Mother Courage and Her Children, MIKO: a space between, The Misanthrope, Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (UC San Diego). Asst. Designer: NY: Candide (New York City Opera). Regional: The Tempest (Los Angeles Philharmonics). Educational: The Green Cockatoo, Othello (UC San Diego). MFA Candidate: UC San Diego.