Drama

Photo of Grace Booth Grace Booth Faculty: Movement, Physical Theatre

Grace Booth is a physical theatre actor and playwright with a focus in devised and community-based performance. Local credits include Vagabond Inventions’ “Requiem For A Stranger” and BodyART’s MAISON. Grace was a resident at The Orchard Project/The Exchange in 2017. Her work in 2016-’18 as co-author, producer, and director of touring theatre-and-education project “Jane Doe in Wonderland” received mention by the CNN Freedom Project. …

Photo of Amy Boyce Holtcamp Amy Boyce Holtcamp Department Chair: Acting & Directing
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Amy Boyce Holtcamp is a writer and director.  Her other directing credits include: Macbeth and Shakespeare’s R&J (Serenbe Playhouse), Broomstick (Southern Rep), Death of a Salesman (Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre), Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane), Waxie Moon: Extreme Boylesque (Northwest New Works at On the Boards), Waxie Moon: Boylesque Cinematheque (Next Stage), Heavens to Betsy by Stephanie Timm (Next Stage), Wonderful Life (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (EVE Productions), A Christmas Story (Everett Historic Theatre), Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters First 100 Years (Public Theatre of Kentucky), Sorry, Wrong Number (The Culture Project, NY), Christina and Apartment Building of the Blind (Soho Rep, NY), and Machinal and Stage Blood at the University of Washington. …

Photo of Chris Kaminstein Chris Kaminstein Drama Faculty: Scene Study and Devising for Theater

 

Chris Kaminstein is a writer, director, teacher, improviser and co-Artistic director of the New Orleans-based Goat in the Road Productions (GRP). Directing and writing credits include a variety of shows co-written in collaboration with the GRP ensemble.  Recently: The Uninvited (2020), Roleplay (2019), KindHumanKind (2019), The Night With Mr.…

Photo of Lauren Malara Lauren Malara Drama Faculty: Comedy Studies

Lauren Malara is a proud alum of NOCCA, The Theatre School at DePaul University, and The Second City. Lauren in the funniest Person in New Orleans. Seriously, she won a stand-up contest where she was awarded that title. She then added some levity to a NPR podcast called Life Raft, a regional Edward R. Murrow award winner.

Photo of Natsumi Sugiyama Natsumi Sugiyama Movement Faculty: Suzuki

Originally from Japan, Natsumi Sugiyama has been a member of the Shizuoka Performing Art Center (SPAC) under the leadership of renowned director Tadashi Suzuki. There, she performed in “Kachikachiyama”, “Ivanov”, “Cinderella” and more. After her involvement with SPAC, she joined famous Tokyo based Theatre Company Ku na’uka lead by artistic director Satoshi Miyagi, and performed many leads such as Narukami in the play of the same name, Desdemona, Helen of Troy, and Electra to name a few.…

Nicholas Walker Drama Faculty: Text Analysis, Playwriting
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