is a senior theatre major at Northeastern University, born and raised in Mexico. Having previously worked at the Marketing and Communications Department at the American Repertory Theatre, he was Facilitator Manager for Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From the Field. In the spring of 2017, Pablo worked on the arts and homelessness project With One Voice with People’s Palace Projects in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and also interned at Cardboard Citizens in London. At Northeastern, Pablo has written and directed his own show about injustice in Mexico, The Guilty Ones, and will be directing The Exception and the Rule, a one-act by Bertolt Brecht, in February of 2018.


The Borders Beyond the Wall: Performing Mexican-American Relations

A good egg. Widowed by a minister in a past life. Light on her feet but heavy handed in this one. Prone to quips, quibbles and the like. Persimmon is her preferred shade of orange, though she abhors the color altogether. Described as “Just fine,” by the boy who cleans her gutters every other Thursday. Not averse to the occasion howl at the moon, though never when it’s full.


Betting on Home

was raised in Kingston, Ontario and is only reluctantly warming up to D.C. summers. He graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he studied international law and institutions and earned several awards for fiction. He currently works in new media at the Embassy of Israel. In his spare time, Zachary writes plays and paints acrylic, and enjoys watching films almost as much as he does talking about them.


Diplomacy on Display: Views from the Embassy

is a writer, educator and housing rights organizer from Oakland, CA. She is the co-author of The Story of La Niña: A Chronicle of Today’s Professional Womyn. She is currently at work on an afro-futurist novel focused on themes of intergenerational trauma, healing and imagination. Amber’s writing challenges multiple systems of oppression through the use of queer and womanist frameworks. She works to highlight underrepresented narratives of Black folx, heal layers of trauma and open up larger conversations about the meaning of freedom and liberation.


Tell Us A Story

How We Tell Stories

Poems of Protest

is a self-titled vagabond and an aspiring troubadour. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior, he promptly set out on a world tour with little consideration of the considerable amount of time and effort he put into attaining that degree. He has been exploring every opportunity that takes him someplace new, so if you have any friends in Borneo or the Cook Islands, please contact him.


8.5×11

graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a degree in French. She lives in New York City and is working as a senior project manager at TransPerfect Translations. While at Georgetown, she served as Executive Producer of Nomadic Theatre and is now always on the hunt for creative projects. She is currently daydreaming about WWOOFing in France.


Identity Crisis: A Discussion on Play Translation

From Conquests to Chivalry: The Story of French, the Romantic Romance Language

is an actor-singer and educator. She received her A.B. in Government and Arabic from Georgetown University and earned her master’s degree in Acting at East 15 in London. Caitlin is a Fellow with Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for International Cultural Relations. Caitlin has also served as Language and Culture Fellow with AMIDEAST, produced cultural performance under the Tunisian Ministry of Education in Tunisia, designed and implemented theatre based curricula in Saudi Arabia, and developed and performed work for the International Theatre Institute, UNESCO World Theatre Conference, and International Theatre Festival of Kerala, India. Caitlin is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of NYC-based LubDub Theatre Company. CaitlinNCassidy.com


Tell Us A Story

How We Tell Stories

Citizen Diplomacy: International Artists Speak On Cultural Ambassadorship

is a freelance writer and journalist, based in Jakarta and Singapore. She has an M.A. in History of Art and Archaeology from SOAS, University of London — with a special interest in Southeast Asian art. When not writing or reading, she can be found roaming around in museums, art galleries, and theaters.


The Birth of Botticellism: Art Exhibitions as Static Re-enactments

What I Think About When I Think About (Javanese) Culture

grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and is a senior at Georgetown University majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She’s a journalist and freelance writer with a soft spot for Southern literature, philosophy, and Johnny Cash. She spends most of her time gushing about Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy, defending fried green tomatoes, and hiding in bookstores. Her post-graduate dream involves a porch, a husky, and Melville House finally responding to her tweets.


America as a Theatre: Diaspora, Unity, and Dialogue

is a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Commerce. She earned a B.S. from Georgetown University, where she double-majored in Neurobiology and Studio Art, with a focus in oil painting. Most recently, she graduated from Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy with a Master in Public Policy. She has exhibited her paintings in local spaces throughout the District, including Tryst and Baked and Wired. In her spare time, she likes reading thrillers and getting angry about bad pop neuroscience. celestechen.carbonmade.com


Diplomacy on Display: Views from the Embassy

is an actor and theatre maker based in London and NYC. She is a proud graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Advanced Theatre Practice) and Georgetown University (BSFS Culture and Politics). She is an alumna of The Bats resident acting company at The Flea Theater and a former Acting Apprentice at The Barrow Group. She is also a part-time oral historian at the Brooklyn Public Library. She is the co-founder of the new devised theatre collective Tacky Pioneer (@tackypioneer). Follow along: www.emmanoelleclark.com  


A Modern Lens on Historical Myths

is a senior at Georgetown University, studying Theater and Performance Studies. Post graduate plans include the commercial pursuit of her most recent written and produced play, Grayspace. When not working in the darkness of a theater, she enjoys the sun and sipping sweet iced tea.


#OscarsSoWhite Once Again

is a pseudonym (not yet pseudonymous title). One thing is for sure, though: he really doesn’t like Trump.


Self Made: When Title Transforms Identity

is taking a break from the exciting world of management consulting to study for her M.Sc. in Economics at University College London, where she currently focuses on the economic impacts of migration. She is a proud alumna of Georgetown University, where she double majored in Physics and Theater & Performance Studies. Having spent the past few years in the corporate world, Lorrie is glad of this opportunity to flex the creative/analytical writing muscles! When she’s not trying to figure out what to do with her bizarre combination of degrees, Lorrie can be found exploring her new home of London.


An Uncommon Tongue: Enacting Nationality through Language

is a freelance stage manager and education historian. He is a proud alumnus of the Professional Training Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and a recent graduate of Georgetown University where he studied history, theatre and performance studies, and classics. While at Georgetown, he concentrated on the history of institutions and the ways people organize themselves to produce culture. When not editing paperwork or researching nineteenth-century colleges, he enjoys science fiction, sailing, and hot chocolate. michaeldonnay.com


Wasted: Material Use in the Theatre

Interview with Sasha Kostyrko and Miles Duffey

is the Publications & Artistic Programs Associate at the American Repertory Theater. Writing includes Out of the Blue (by Vladimir Zaytsev, co-translated with Tatyana Khaikin), Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge, forthcoming), Breaking Character Magazine (Samuel French), The A.R.T. Guide, New International Theatre Experience News, and D.C. Theatre Scene. As a dramaturg, Robert has developed work with A.R.T., OBERON, Boston Theater Marathon, LubDub. Theatre, Boston Circus Guild, and the Moscow Art Theater. He is Dramaturgy Advisor at Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts. MFA, A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.


Poems Which Will Shatter the Glass: Methodologies for Protest Theatre

The Borders Beyond the Wall: Performing Mexican-American Relations

is a new manager with the Hillstone Restaurant Group. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with a BA in Government and Philosophy and worked in the entertainment industry for three years before switching to a career in the restaurant world earlier this year. She is passionate about food, coffee, and hosting parties.


What I Learned from Coleslaw: My Existential Four Months in a Commercial Kitchen

is a comedic writer and performer living in Chicago. She is currently enrolled in The Second City Conservatory program and at The Annoyance. Sarah can be seen with her Indie team Cooper Behave or eating lunch at Chipotle on Saturday afternoons because she deserves it. To hear more from Sarah, check out her social media pages.  


Dueling Dialogue: Life of the Live Comic

is a litigation paralegal in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Government from Georgetown University, with a concentration on U.S. Environmental Policy. When not paralegal-ing, you can usually find her fighting with whoever will listen to her about politics, soccer, or character inconsistencies on Game of Thrones.


The Conservationists’ Dilemma

Catching Nostalgia: The Global Phenomenon of Pokémon GO

is a queer artist, researcher, and activist from Catawba Indian Nation. He has given lectures and performances throughout the east coast including College of Charleston, Vanderbilt University, Ithaca College, and more. His recent projects include indigenous tours of the Smithsonian’s Presidential Portrait Gallery which recount how US Presidents promoted colonization and genocide of indigenous peoples and a community project to revitalize the Catawba Language as part of the 2017 Dreamstarter Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth. Prior to relocating back to Catawba lands, DeLesslin lived and worked in the District of Columbia as a performer and sound designer for productions including Tyger (Mead Theater Lab 2015), One Word More (Mead Theater Lab 2016), and Crossroads (Source Festival’s 2016 Artistic Blind Date Program). In his spare time, Roo loves gardening and taking long walks down to the Catawba River while pondering the impending climate catastrophe.   


On Whose Lands do We Perform?

The Ripples of Resistance: Chaos in the Native American Context

Native Technology: Colonialism and the Indigenous Technological Ecosystem

is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist currently serving as the Youth Programs Director at Dancing Grounds. A Los Angeles native, he attended Georgetown University where he received a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies in 2012. He is obsessed with cheese.


Chasing Chaos and its Ping-Pong Ball

has called New Orleans home for the last five years. After graduating from Hendrix College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts, he joined the 2012 Teach for America corps where his passion for educational equality was ignited. He is currently working on the founding team of the first degree granting high school in the state of Louisiana, Renaissance Early College Academy, where students will work to earn both a high school diploma and an associates degree. He recently completed his Masters of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University; his work as a high school English teacher has been recognized awarded both regionally and nationally. Outside of his work around educational justice, he is an avid supporter of the local music and theater scenes in New Orleans. He’s worked as a scenic designer with the NOLA Project and can be seen onstage this fall in Rockfire Theater’s production of Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play by Anne Washburn.


The American Black Man: A Cyclical Tragedy

lives in Columbus, Ohio where he revels in trivialities and loves his dog. He has a B.A. in English from Carleton College, and he’s a little bit thrilled to be actually putting that to use here. Since he was five years old, David has been utterly clueless on what he wants to do when he grows up.


Tell Us A Story

How We Tell Stories

Finding Love in a Hopeless Place: Searching for the “Romantic” in Stock Photography

The Absurd Tragicomedy of American Borders

currently works as the Deputy Field Director for #Fight4HER, an international campaign to end Trump’s Global Gag Rule and ensure funding for the full range of family planning options including abortion. Previously, she worked on engagement and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at the U.S. Department of Labor and on Presidential Appointments at the LGBT Victory Institute. A Chicago native and recent graduate of Georgetown University, Tanisha is an activist and advocate for reproductive and racial justice. 


Looking Past Passing: A Call for Active Assertion of Identity

Passing in Trump’s America: The Hidden Stakes of Identity Politics

is an early childhood educator working at a D.C. Charter School. Working with kids throughout her upbringing in Chicago and during college in Maine, Gabby has a passion for kids and education. Although work becomes life many times in D.C., Gabby aims to still have as expansive of a social life as possible. When she isn’t working for the kids, you may find her eating, cooking, cycling, or exploring with friends and family. If you need a restaurant recommendation, she is your woman. Right now, Gabby is working towards a Master’s Degree to further her own education on reading instruction.


The Invisible Cape

is a middle school teacher and political enthusiast. Techno music, cold brew, tequila grapefruits, and awful puns are the way to his heart.


Advertising’s Changing Tune: Political Messaging in Trump’s America

is a Philadelphia-based producing artist with professional experience in a variety of theatrical disciplines ranging from production to performance. Nick has devised a number of historical witnessing projects, trained FBI agents to interview child victims, and traveled abroad to perform with international artists. He founded Impossible Theater Company in 2011 and produces work with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. In 2015 he completed Pig Iron Theatre Company’s School for Advanced Performance Training in Philadelphia, PA, a two-year graduate program in ensemble-based, physical, devised performance. Coupled with his undergraduate degree in theater activism, Nick’s physical-based training with Pig Iron undergirds his quest to reignite public demand for live performance and to seek out uncharted territories for contemporary performers.


Present Situation: Creating Openness With and For the Audience

is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in theatre and gender studies from Northwestern University and now works at her alma mater as a sexual violence prevention educator. Her artistic role models are Issa Rae, Ava DuVernay, and Beyonce. In her free time, she enjoys acrobatic pole dancing, making homemade ice cream, and dragging bigots on the internet.


On Representation of Black Women, Fairy Tales, and Real Life Black Girl Magic

is a recent graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he received his master’s degree in Classics. Since graduating, he has functioned as a stage director, freelance writer, teacher, and waiter. He can also play guitar in every language. Future financial success pending, he will pen a gripping memoir called Aimlessness: Where Does It Lead?, with an audio edition available in Braille.


Performing Latin: A Part for the Ages

The Reprise of Irishness

is a yoga teacher and healthcare consultant in Washington, D.C. who enjoys reading people’s star charts at the club.


Finding Love in a Hopeless Place: Searching for the “Romantic” in Stock Photography

works at The Washington Post, where he is a member of the consumer marketing team. Previously he was the Director of Marketing & Communications at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Chase earned a B.A. from Georgetown University, where he focused on government and theater. In 2014 he was recognized by the University for outstanding service to the LGBTQ community for his work on Polk Street, a new play he wrote and directed.


The Birth of an Audience

About Face: In the Echo(less) Chamber of Emojis

Art to Which You Don’t Consent

Ads to Which You Don’t Consent

(not her real name) is a proud Swamp dweller who works in democratic politics and fundraising. She enjoys Twitter-stalking politicians and being employed in the present and future, hence the pseudonym.


What Now? Some Suggestions from the Swamp

What Now? The Swamp, Revisited

is an up and coming corporate warrior. He’s a pseudonym, but a proud one, hailing from a long lineage of pseudonyms that go back to the founding of this great country.


Power Play: Acting in an Open Office Floor Plan

was born in Old Town, Alexandria VA and has a strong residual fondness for yellow lamplight. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and English from Georgetown University, where she received awards for her essays and poetry as well as a fellowship from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June 2015. She is currently a PhD Student in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where she writes about philosophy, identity fragility, and sexual consent. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Prodigal Literary Magazine. 


The Architecture of Performing Politics

How to Recognize a Tragedy

Curtain Call: Spotlighting the Global Refugee Crisis

writes and performs highly interactive pieces for young(ish) audiences every day as a high school English Teacher in Massachusetts. He believes deeply in the power and importance of stories and tries to impart this love to students every day, even though doing so cuts back on the amount of time he has to read and write his own.  His “to read” and “to watch” lists continue to grow as he makes his way through Twelfth Night for a sixth time.


If You Believe, Clap Your Hands: On Writing and Performing with Young Audiences

is a graduate student getting a psychology PhD at Northwestern University. Her research on creativity and the brain has given her much insight into her own creative pursuits, which include acting, writing, and drawing. She also has a (growing) side project studying competitive gaming and performance pressure in pro Smash players. Whether she’s gaming, acting in the Renaissance Faire, adventuring with her Dungeons & Dragons party, or watching anime, Kyle is happily 100% nerd.


The Player Makes the Avatar Makes the Player

Private Erotic Art in a Public Electronic Age (NSFW)

is a Chicago-based city planner and urbanist who specializes in helping create more equitable and vibrant communities. Through relationship building, data analysis, and just the right amount of technology, Uri helps to amplify the voices that often go unheard. When he’s not planning, Uri enjoys racquetball, podcasts, board games, and sour gummies.


Make Space for Public Space to be Public

is a multimedia producer who has worked on documentaries for the internet and for television. She believes in the power of a good interview and that America’s best downtown is in Silver Spring, MD. 


Capturing the Fall: A Conversation with Ameera Conrad on Contemporary Storytelling in “Post-Apartheid-Apartheid South Africa”

tells stories and works social media magic with the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, the faculty development and pedagogical support hub at Georgetown University. Prior to this, she worked as a grantwriter and arts administrator throughout the D.C. region, and would be remiss if she didn’t also mention her previous life at Georgetown studying theatre and performance. Christa continues to spend much of her time on theatre-as-education projects, and has a particular research interest in performance as a tool for embodying and engaging difference in critical pedagogy. Since 2010, she has worked with Health Education Services at Georgetown to write and develop an annual orientation show for incoming undergraduates, aimed at shifting social norms on campus culture, mental health, and sexual assault.


Pandacamonium: Performing Child, Performing Wild, and Seeing as Conserving

grew up in Los Angeles, California and cannot help but feel that her love of beach volleyball and fear of weather make her a stereotype. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Barnard College and is now a manager of translation projects in the Bay Area. When not trolling the hold shelf of the San Francisco public library, she can be found on her bicycle or sipping expensive caffeinated beverages (rarely at the same time).


The Artist is Public, and You Might Hurt Her

is an actor, a writer, a reader, a watcher (of television and movies and plays, not of slayers or Walls), and a general rabid consumer of fiction. He has a lot of opinions about those things and relishes any and all opportunities to share those with you. Word minimums and limits rankle him so he does his best to stay under or well over, except on Twitter, where there’s really nothing he can do about it. You can see that first hand here: 


“Speak ‘Friend’ and Enter”: Language as Gateway to Fictional Worlds

A World of Pure Imagination: Immersive Fiction through Fantastical Speculation

is a recent Georgetown grad in Classics and Art History, whose earliest memory is going to the Art Institute of Chicago with her dad and sister and commenting, “This guy’s use of black is super dramatic.” From then on, her love of all things artistic and ancient has lead her to myriad travels, lots of languages (the more ancient the better), and, of course, more museums. A dancer for seventeen years — thanks to her sister Nora’s twirling around the house — Katie has also choreographed for dance and theater companies, and is always ready to strike up a conversation about controversial Balanchine ballets. A native Chicagoan, current resident of D.C., and hopeful future resident of La Città Eterna (Roma), Katie can often be found consuming large quantities of black coffee, finding reading nooks in the sun, or waiting for a Red Line train to finally arrive (and hopefully not catch on fire).


Unmasking the Tyrant: Classical Laughter in the Age of Trump, or, Trumpus Tyrannos

is a born and raised West Virginian. Before moving to Washington, D.C., she attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies with a concentration on Gender and Policy. When she’s not working for the labor movement, she enjoys frequenting public libraries, discussing the casual sexism of late 1990’s romantic comedies, and slowly coasting through stop signs on her bike.


Within Shouting Distance: Physical and Technological Dissent at the 2016 Conventions

The Storytelling Industrial Complex

is a multidisciplinary artist living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn who creates work at the intersection of visual arts and theatre. Sam’s productions, illustrations, and events frequently deal with queer identity. Sam has created theatre performances accompanied by coloring books, illustrated projections for live musicians and theatre, and made performances based on their own illustrations. With a fundamental belief in horizontal cross-disciplinary collaboration, Sam is excited about work that pushes genre and boundaries across art forms. Significant projects have included: Esperanza Spalding on “Emily’s D+Evolution,” Amy León on “Something Melancholy” at Joe’s Pub, and a Doc Severinsen concert. They were a member of the Orchard Project’s 2016 Core Company of young artists. Sam is now working with the Gakko project, traveling to France, Romania, and Indonesia to create multidisciplinary workshops and experiences. Keep up with Sam’s work at samschanwald.com, where you can also find their contact information. 


I Love Dicks on Walls (NSFW)

is dealing with her existential anxiety as a writer and dilettante in other creative pursuits. A San Francisco-to-Brooklyn transplant, she is a ghostwriter who helps technology companies find and tell their most human stories. Her work has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Lauren also writes on Medium when she feels like it.


Writing for Strangers

is a law student at the University of Chicago Law School and recovering nonproliferation wonk. Before going to law school, she was a program associate with the scientific and technical affairs team at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), where she worked primarily on cybersecurity-related projects and on the NTI Nuclear Security Index. She is the lead author of NTI’s Outpacing Cyber Threats report, which outlined four key priorities for enhancing cybersecurity at nuclear facilities, and presented this work at the International Atomic Energy Agency. She has also presented research at Los Alamos National Laboratory and U.S. Strategic Command. Allie is a proud alumna of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in International Politics. When she is able to escape from the law library, you can find her reminiscing about her days in student theater, wandering around farmers’ markets, or crafting the perfect old fashioned.


Unity Above All Else: In Arms Control & Nonproliferation, The Show Must Go On!

is an artist and creative producer. She believes in the power of art, experiential learning, and adventures requiring backpacks.


And then something weird happened: Burning Man from 30,000 ft

is an actor, teacher, and writer currently residing in San Antonio, TX where she works as a library assistant for the San Antonio Public Library. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with degrees in Theatre and Performance Studies and Psychology after which she remained in Washington, D.C. to continue to act and make art with her friends. When she doesn’t get to do that, she is generally binging the latest Netflix series and playing World of Warcraft. 


Afterlife Celebrity Rehab: A Play

earned her bachelors and masters degrees in Communication Arts from St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word, respectively. She currently works for Geekdom, a co-working space in San Antonio, TX and edits videos in her spare time. Her passions include film, dancing, and screenwriting.


The Border Crossed Us: Navigating the Dominant Culture of South Texas

is from San Diego, CA and currently lives in California full-time again for the first time in a decade. In between he has lived on both coasts of the U.S. and in several cities in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, and has visited nearly 40 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (cum laude) from Georgetown University and enjoys following the news, listening to folk rock music, spending time outside, and eating Mexican food. Matt can be summed up as the intersection of Josh Lyman from The West Wing, Fozzie Bear from The Muppets, and Liam Neeson’s character from Taken.


The Allure of the Foreign: Travel and the Romance of Being Away