U.S.-born, raised and trained in the U.K., Patricia Miller brings a diversity of experience to theatre directing, teaching and acting. She creates a strong dynamic between text work and physical theatre techniques across many genres, ranging from classics with strong text work integrated with physical theatre techniques, to new play development, modern works and live arts genres including circus, opera and interactive ritual.
A Broadway veteran for over 25 years, Mindy Cooper began her career as a performer dancing in the companies of Twyla Tharp Dance, The Feld Ballet, The Kansas City Ballet, and Thingseziseem Dance Theatre. She then went on to perform on Broadway in the original cast revival of Chicago, the original cast of Titanic, and Beauty and the Beast,Song & Dance, and Tenderloin.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present Bob McGrath, co-founder and Director of Ridge Theatre, as Granada Artist-in-Residence during Winter 2015. He will direct ”Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner, as adapted by Neil LaBute. Performance dates are February 26–March, 2015.
Fidelis Morgan – this uniquely creative, stylish, multi-gifted woman – Plays International
Actress, writer and director, Fidelis Morgan’s TV appearances include Jeeves and Wooster and As Time Goes By; her theatre work at Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, and particularly the Glasgow Citizens won her much acclaim and a Best Actress nomination in The Observer. She has appeared in platforms at the National Theatre and played in the West End.
Ph.D. Bristol University (U.K.)M.A., Dance Studies, City University, London
Henry Daniel began his career in Trinidad as an actor with James Lee Wah’s San Fernando Drama Guild and with Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop. He was a founding member of Astor Johnson’s groundbreaking company, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago. In the USA he was a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre Workshop, the Bernhard Ballet, and soloist with the José Limón Dance Company of New York, among others.
Jules Aaron has directed more than 250 stage and television productions including Equus, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray (world premiere) and award-winning runs of Into the Woods, Cabaret, Company and Merrily We Roll Along. Frequent stage venues include the New York Shakespeare Festival (Public Theatre), the Humana Festival (Actors Theatre of Louisville), South Coast Repertory and Pasadena Playhouse.
Miles Anderson has been acting on stage and screen for many years. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he recently completed his third season at the Old Globe Shakespeare Festival in San Diego where his roles have twice won the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play: Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and King George in The Madness of George III.
Ellen Bromberg, a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow, has been creating dances for companies and solo artists for over 30 years.She has received numerous awards for her work including three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards; one for outstanding achievement in choreography for “The Black Dress,” which was subsequently broadcast on PBS Television’s “Alive From Off Center,” a second for her work with Douglas Rosenberg on Singing Myself A Lullaby and a third for Visual Design for her work with Della Davidson for Collapse (suddenly falling down).She was also honored with a UC Berkeley Townsend H
Irina Brown was born and educated in Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia. She started her work in the theater as an assistant director to Andrei Tarkovsky, Yuri Lubimov and Anatoly Vassiliev, and later on as a staff director with Richard Eyre, David Hare and Mike Alfreds at the Royal National Theatre.
Since 1978 she has been living and working in Britain, establishing a versatile career as an internationally acclaimed stage director and teacher. Her work spans the experimental and the popular, classical drama and new writing, opera and musicals.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Juliette Carrillo is most known for her world premiere of Lydia by Octavio Solis, produced at Denver Theater Center, Yale Repertory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The New York Times quoted the work on Lydia as “Seductive and strong. Juliette Carrillo has directed with enormous skill and knowing compassion.”
Anna is Artistic Director of UK Manchester based Pigeon Theatre, an all-women, experimental physical performance company, who have toured nationally and internationally, and who make site-specific performance work. Pigeon Theatre’s central research concern is in the formal structures of space, environment and architecture and the affect of these on the physical spectating experience.
Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda has been a major influence in the broadening of our definition of theater in America. Over the past three decades his plays and advocacy have helped deliver stories of Asians in the United States to mainstream American theatreas well as to Europe and Asia. His works have been presented at venues including American Conservatory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, New York Shakespeare Festival, and London’s Gate Theatre. Philip is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts awards, as well asnumerous honors and awards.
Lucy Gough is an acclaimed British playwright. Her works are frequently broadcast on BBC World Service and BBC Radio.
She was shortlisted for both the John Whiting Award and BBC Wales Writer of the Year Award (1994) with her play Crossing The Bar. Her Gryhead was shortlisted for best new writing 2004 at Theatre in Wales – the Welsh theatre and performance web site.
Frank Hauser began his professional career in 1948 as a drama producer for BBC radio, working with such noted actors as Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, Pamela Brown, and John Gielgud. While at the BBC, he also engaged Richard Burton, then an unknown young Welsh actor, to play Henry V.
John Jasperse has been Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company New York, NY, since 1985. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout Europe including The American Dance Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Cannes International Dance Festival, Dance Umbrella, EuroKaz, Kampnagel, Montpellier Danse, Tanz im August, TanzQuartier Wein, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, and the VEO Festival.
Russian born, Katya Kamotskaia, has been acting and teaching internationally for the last 25 years. She started her professional training in the Youth Theatre Studio, led by leading actor-director, Oleg Tabakov (now Artistic Director of the Moscow Art Theatre) (MXAT). From there, she won a place in Vakhtangov’s School (now called Schukin’s College). During her training, she took part in the Grotowski Theatre-Laboratory workshop entitled The Tree of People (Dzevo Ludzi). Herein began her own unique combining of Stanislavski and Grotowski.