Class of 2013
MFA Class of 2013
Christina Coates: Originally from Massachusetts, Christina received her BFA in Theatre Performance at Salem State University, where she was first introduced to the incredible world of experimental theatre by her mentor, friend, and Naropa alumna, Kate Kohler Amory. Also, Christina is very proud to be an active member of Ghostlight Theatre Company of New England, where she has done of her best work as an actor, director, acting coach, and producer.
Marc Devine: In Los Angeles, Marc Devine served as the media editor for Opera del Espacio, as well as the assistant editor on Ken Roht's feature film The Bloody Indulgent, and co-directed Roht's one-act opera Permissible Union for the 2010 COLA Awards Show. He is the voice for the Literal System's Production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Marc has performed with The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, ARTEL, needtheater, Ken Roht's Orphean Circus, Opera del Espacio and Teatro de Facto. Marc holds a BFA from the College of Santa Fe.
Monica Dionysiou: Monica found her way to Boulder after living and working in Chicago. Her time in Chicago provided her with the opportunity to collaborate with TimeLine Theatre Company, 20% Chicago Theatre, The Moving Dock Theatre, Livewire Chicago Collective, Lifeline Theatre along with many other storefront theatres. She is a proud, founding member and contributing artist with Chicago's Alluvium Group. Her educational history includes a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and attendance at the Dah Theatre's International School in Belgrade Serbia. Monica's passions include traveling the world, exploring new cultures and rediscovering the common bonds that brings all of us together.
Chelsea Gregory: An artist and cultural organizer who has worked through the media of dance, theatre and poetry, Chelsea's work has been presented by Culture Project, LaMama ETC, LA Women's Theater Festival and Chicago Hip-Hop Theater Festival. She toured with Eve Ensler and Jane Fonda's co-production We Got Issues! and choreographed for Cornerstone Theatre's Summer Institute, Yadira DeLaRiva's One Journey and other productions. She has danced with ASE Dance Theatre Collective, Movement for the Urban Village, Atlanta Ballet and Ned Williams Dunham Company, and studied with Urban Bush Women, The Limón Institute and Baba Richard Gonzales. Her solo play The 6 Project has toured to over 10 cities throughout the US.
T'ai Hartley: Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, T'ai graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in theatre/acting. He has founded two theater companies, Autonomous Theatre Collective and Blood Ensemble. He recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the East/West Project in a self-generated show using Tectonic Theatre Project's technique of Moment Work.
Elizabeth Horab: Originally from the Midwest, Elizabeth grew up in Fargo, North Dakota doing plays at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT), URSA Productions, and Theatre B. While going to school at North Dakota State University, where she received her BA in Theatre, she took a year residency at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and directed Swimming in the Shallows by Adam Bock. For six summers she has taught theatre to North Dakota Governor's School's students, as well as box office manager and volunteer coordinator at FMCT. Before starting at Naropa she worked two years in an outpatient classroom at a mental health hospital in Fargo teaching subjects such as theatre and math.
Matthew Kerns: Matthew holds a BFA in performance theatre from Eastern New Mexico University. His acting credits include WORKING, The Misanthrope, and Balls: Five one-act plays by Alan Ball. His solo artist credits include Christian Growth with Father Curver, A Quest for the Altar, and Chicken. As a director, Matthew has shepherded such productions as All Tied Up In Love (World Premiere), Noises Off, Kiss Me Kate, and Cabaret. Matthew served as the head of theatre for The Chicago Academy for the Arts, as well as Sonoma Academy.
James Jesse Peck: A native of Pennsylvania, James graduated from Northwestern University and The Del'Arte School. He has acted professionally with the Geese Theater for Corrections/Prisons, Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Imago Theater. Recently, he directed and made masks for Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Ashland High School, and served as an adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University. He is artistic director of Nutshell Masks and Theater.
Veronica Santoyo: Originally from Mexico, Veronica has a BA in Speech Communication, obtained in Mexico, and an MA in Drama Therapy from New York University. She studied acting in Mexico and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the HB Acting Studio, in New York City. As a drama teacher, Veronica has taught theatre across the academic curriculum, from kindergarten to college level. She has also conducted workshops in drama therapy and educational theatre, working with diverse populations: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, speech and hearing rehabilitation, domestic violence, mentally ill and substance abuse clients.
Caroline Stine: Hailing from Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, Caroline received her undergraduate degree at Butler University in Indianapolis (Theatre/English Writing) and has worked as a performer, director, and professional costume designer for the past five years in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. She is also a director of the children's theatre group, The Cliffview Players, with whom she explores devised and contemporary theatre. She has also worked with several international groups in Russia and Italy.