has been writing funny and embarrassing short stories for over 30 years and is publishing for the first time in SixbyEight Press. She completed a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and works in the youth development field as her day job. Kristina enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and contemplating how to dismantle oppression. She currently resides in the Bay Area.
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.
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.
is not a morning person but he’s slowly getting better at playing the role. After graduating from Georgetown with a Bachelor’s in Foreign Service, he worked at the Israeli Embassy in Washington before fulfilling his longtime dream of moving back to Manhattan, the city where he was born-but-didn’t-grow-up. By day, he is an international PR professional; by night, he studies method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. His hobbies include all-you-can-eat sushi, writing, starting a new piece of writing instead of finishing that other writing, wearing suits, and staring off into the distance.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
is a pseudonym (not yet pseudonymous title). One thing is for sure, though: he really doesn’t like Trump.
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.
is an award-winning playwright/actress who lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Her most recent show, Sioux Falls, was seen as part of the Mead Theatre Lab Program’s 2016/2017 season. She has an MFA in Acting Performance from the Catholic University of America and can be seen onstage later this month in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “ReDiscovery” series in a reading of The Shadow of a Doubt and workshopping Jennie Berman Eng’s new play Shoah Business at Spooky Action Theatre. www.megandominy.com
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
is the Editor and Assistant Dramaturg at the American Repertory Theater. Writing includes pieces for Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge), Breaking Character, The A.R.T. Guide, The Theatre Times (LGBTQ Editor), Six By Eight Press, and DC Theatre Scene. As a dramaturg, Robert has developed work with A.R.T., Organic Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, LubDub Theatre Co, Boston Circus Guild, and the Moscow Art Theater. He is Dramaturgy Advisor at Emerson College’s Department of Performing Arts and a current resident at the Orchard Project’s NYC Greenhouse. Education/Training: MFA, A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University; BA, Georgetown University
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.
got her BA in History & Literature from Harvard University and became a techie after graduation — mostly encouraged by a radical reading of Willa Cather’s My Antonia. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she works at Uber as a software engineer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
likes cheese. Maybe she just likes the idea of cheese more than cheese itself… no, forget that, she really likes cheese. Cheese is patience. It is a marker of time and care. Cheese is the product of curating just the right environment for a magical transformation to occur. Someday, she would like to care for cheese in the same way that she makes art in all of its forms that she can create. She should like cheese to be one of those art forms someday. Or maybe just an herb garden. That sounds more doable. Let’s start with an herb garden, Kris. Cheese can wait.
is a writer (here defined as one who loves to write), certified but purely theoretical yoga teacher, and self-conscious techie living in San Francisco with her partner Ben. Now that she is no longer a 6x8P co-editor, her current pursuits are writing like she’s running out of time, trying to befriend local artists and hang out in warehouses with them, and traveling. She also enjoys eating, drinking $12 cocktails, and wandering through San Francisco alone, with Ben, or with friends from the many magical communities she is so grateful to have become a part of here.
works in communications at The Hastings Center, a bioethics research center in the Hudson Valley. She is a 2017 graduate of Georgetown University. When not in the office, she can be found hiking, biking, dancing in Zumba class, or making guacamole.
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.
is a middle school teacher and political enthusiast. Techno music, cold brew, tequila grapefruits, and awful puns are the way to his heart.
is a teacher, father, husband, and game designer from New Jersey. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University with a triple concentration in Philosophy, English Literature, and Creative Writing. He then earned a master’s in English Education from Ohio State University and a doctorate in English Education from Rutgers University. He now teaches English to amazing high school students at Princeton High School. In his free time, he parents. When his daughter is asleep, he works on games. His published designs include Gothic Doctor, Seven Minutes in Hell, and Kids on Bikes (co-designed with Jon Gilmour).
is currently a student in the M.F.A. acting program at the American Conservatory Theater. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in performing arts. When not locked in theatre spaces, he enjoys nerding out on comics, TV shows, music, and sports (so much sports). As a native South Carolinian, he always finds room for more food, always asks if the tea is sweet, and always upholds the superiority of mustard-based barbecue sauce.
is a second year graduate student at Williams College/The Clark Art institute. William’s research primarily focuses on Latin American modern and contemporary art, as well as the intersection between art, philosophy, identity and images. When he’s not doing that you can likely find him cooking, writing, or playing chess.
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.
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.
is a yoga teacher and healthcare consultant in Washington, D.C. who enjoys reading people’s star charts at the club.
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.
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.
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.
is an actor/writer/sound designer/beatboxer/baker/wannabe parkourist/animation enthusiast with a penchant for absurd humor and an unnecessary delight in the Dutch euro-dance-pop band, The Vengaboys. If he’s not working on an artistic project, he’s probably at home neurotically cleaning and thinking about the projects he should be looking out for.
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.
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.
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.
is a recent graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and proud double Hoya, having also graduated from Georgetown undergrad with a degree in Theater & Performance Studies and Psychology. After taking the bar exam, he will be a law clerk at a law firm in Washington, D.C. His legal interests include intellectual property and food & beverage regulation, stemming from his background in the arts and employment at a vineyard prior to law school. When not absorbed in the law, he spends his time cooking, wine tasting, and striving to be as effortlessly sophisticated as Ina Garten.
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:
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, languages and, of course, more museums. A dancer for seventeen years, Katie has also choreographed for dance and theatre companies at Georgetown, and is always ready to strike up a conversation about controversial Balanchine ballets. A native Chicagoan who found her way back to the Windy City after graduating from Georgetown, Katie can often be found consuming large quantities of black coffee, daydreaming about the swimming in the Atlantic ocean, and listening to Fleetwood Mac’s album The Dance on repeat.
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.
is a writer based in Brooklyn. Sam creates plays and essays. Sam’s work has been seen at the Davenport Theatre, Loading Dock Theatre, Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, and The Museum of Sex. Sam is a current member of Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab, and is working on several projects for the screen. Management: MXN Entertainment, Los Angeles. Keep up with Sam’s work at samschanwald.com, where you can also find their contact information.
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.
is a medical student at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and a sporadically serious artist working mostly in acrylics. He holds a B.S. in Neurobiology with a minor in Studio Art from Georgetown University (COL 2012). When he is not studying medicine or managing his imposter syndrome, he enjoys painting in his attic studio, exploring the arts/culinary/bar offerings of Philadelphia, and arguing about pop culture with his cat Marley. A reformed college athlete, he has become an expert in rationalizing himself out of most forms of exercise. http://cmsoper.carbonmade.com/
is a Bay Area-based artist and experience curator and when she’s not eating, she’s writing and acting with Granny Cart Gangstas, an AAPI female comedy sketch group. She co-founded The Rooted Recipes Project in 2018 to reflect on the ways that food has played a role in AAPI identity and resistance. A graduate of Georgetown University, she is the current Associate Producer of Public Programs at the JCCSF where she created a Foodways series to elevate the narratives and histories of the Bay Area’s vibrant culinary scene through storytelling and meal-sharing.
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.
is an artist and creative producer. She believes in the power of art, experiential learning, and adventures requiring backpacks.
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.
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.
works in global communications at Georgetown University. He recently completed a research fellowship at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, where he authored Cooperative Connections: Connecting Female Artisan Home-Based Workers through Women’s Cooperatives in Jakarta, Indonesia. Andrew studied international politics and women’s and gender studies and holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown.
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.
is a racial justice and transformative justice facilitator living and working in the Bay Area. She possesses a relentless and ferocious curiosity about freedom. In her longing for personal and systemic healing, she has become a scholar of that which we exile in ourselves and in society. She curates curriculum and facilitates processes that invite folks to investigate how systems of oppression disable our full potential to be and feel free. Her work brings her into relationship and dialogue with a broad spectrum of communities from incarcerated men to Zen buddhists. With the help of many co-conspirators, brave souls, and teachers, she is remembering (and reminding all of us) to use our senses, honor desire, ground in imagination, lean into enough-ness and allow for some mess on our way to collective liberation.