NEW YORK CITY: The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Mack Brown as the theatre’s newest directing fellow, and named Autumn Angelettie, Chari Arespacochaga, Britt Berke, James Bruenger-Arreguin, Adam Coy, Evan T Cummings, Devin E. Haqq, Susanna Jaramillo, Margaret Lee, Sarah Shin, and Dina Vovsi to be members of the 2022-23 Leon Levy Foundation Roundabout Directors Group.
The Roundabout Directing Fellowship was created as a pipeline for emerging directors who have been traditionally denied equitable opportunities in the theatrical industry, and serves as an opportunity for Roundabout to provide opportunities, resources, and career assistance. Brown’s role with Roundabout Theatre will consist of assisting with multiple productions as well as working as a script reader. Brown will also have the opportunity to develop two projects of their choosing.
The Leon Levy Foundation Roundabout Directors Group, led by associate artist Cristina Angeles, is a mentorship program providing career assistance to emerging directors. The program provides a community and a network for directors who are in similar positions in their careers. The program offers monthly workshops on topics such as finding representation, self-producing, and directing in TV and film. Several past fellows have gone on to direct Off-Broadway, regionally, and at academic institutions around the country.
Mack Brown holds a BFA from Boston University School of Theatre, and their work focuses on the worlds of trans and lesbian people.
Autum Angeliette holds a BFA and was a part of the inaugural class of Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. She is a theatrical director, producer, playwright, and performer from Greater Philadelphia, based in New York City and serves as the artistic director of Lime Arts Productions.
Chari Arespacochaga is a queer director and educator who has worked in theatre, film, multimedia, special events, and concerts and is committed to the development of new work and new forms in performance.
Britt Berke, who holds a B.A. from Barnard College, is a director whose work examines love, intimacy, and taboo through curiosity, honesty, and joyful theatricality.
James Bruenger-Arreguin holds a BFA in Directing, Playwriting + Production from the University of the Arts. He is a NYC-based Latino director and producer currently working in the creative development office at Disney Theatrical Group.
Adam Coy, who holds a BFA in acting from Syracuse University, is also a performer and has previously developed work with San Diego Rep, JACK, Northern Stages, Pipeline, Latinx Playwrights Circle, Chautauqua Theatre Company, and others.
Evan T. Cummings, who holds a degree from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, has previously directed workshops and readings with many companies including New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center, the Private Theatre (company member), and Fault Line Theatre.
Devin E. Haqq is a member of the Fiasco Theater Acting Company, an IFP alumni, and a Finalist for the HBO Access 2020 Directing Fellowship. He recently has worked as a director for productions staged at the Public Theatre, the Folger, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fiasco, and the National Black Theatre.
Susanna Jamarillo, who holds a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, is a member of 2022-2023 Drama League Directors Project. Previous directing credits include Fucking A (PPAS), Best Life (JACK), Daddy (John Jay College).
Margaret Lee is currently the associate director of Scarlet Night, Virgin Voyages’ signature show, and she served as associate/resident director of the virtual immersive nightclub-theatre Eschaton.
Sarah Shin holds a BFA from Boston University. Previous directing credits include The Cradle Will Rock (Concord Academy), Manuka (Youngbloods @ EST), Final Contact (Central Square Theater), and A Very Herrera Holiday (New Repertory Theater).
Dina Vovsi is a New York-based director and theatermaker whose directing credits include EXITS, an audio-theatrical journey through Fort Greene, supported by New Georges and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and Love is… [Kocham Cię], a 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA collaboration with Pete McGuinness Senior Center.
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