MEET US

REESE FISHER

Reese Anthony Fisher is a Senior at the University of Louisville Majoring in Theatre and French, and on an combined BA/MA program in French. He participated the 2014 summer of the Dario Fo Project at Academia in Arrezzo Italy and has also particpated in a Neutral Mask Workshop at L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Reese hopes to attend the two and a half year MFA program at Accademia in 2017 after completing his MA in French at UofL. 

 

...... He is also madly in love with this Beautiful Woman 

MEGG WARD

Megg Ward is senior at the University of Louisville. She is a triple major in Theatre, Humanities, and Communicating History, with a minor in philosophy focusing on aesthetics . She participated in the 2013/2014 summer Fo Project workshops and has translated those skills in to her 2014 experience at Cambridge where she participated in a two week intensive Shakespeare study. She was one of five Kentucky students to be chosen for the ESU Kentucky Branch Scholarship. In addition, Megg works as a Props Designer for Pandora Productions. 

JAMES THOMPSON

James Thompson is a senior at the University of Louisville majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Spanish. He has participated in the 2013 and 2014 intensives with the Fo Project and is currently using his experiences with the project as the basis for his Senior Honors Thesis. He has been fortunated enough to travel to many countries around the world, including Italy, Greece, and Spain, to study different types of theatre from an international perspective. James has performed around Louisville for the past five years and is proud to call the city his hometown.

Erin Crites is the Director of Graduate Studies at The University of Louisville as well as a full time professor. She teaches classes and workshops in commedia dell'arte, ensemble creation, improvisation, mask work, clown, vaudeville, storytelling, and physical theatre. Her most recent research and performance has been with the Dario Fo Project, an international storytelling consortium training and studying in Arezzo, Italy for a three year cycle . In May, Erin will be traveling to Italy with students to perform in the English world debut of Nobel Laureate, Dario Fo's newest play, Qu, as part of the Milan Expo. Erin has a passion for both travel and community outreach as well as theatre. In the past five years she has been lucky enough to study mask work, shadow puppetry and dance in Bali, lounge with local fisherman in Ecuador, volunteer as an english teacher in Costa Rica and travel to Haiti to perform for children and their families in internally displaced peoples camps as a member of  the internationally recognized humanitarian aide organization, Clowns Without Borders. Building community is both a daily and life-long goal for Erin. She is always looking for opportunities to see new places and connect with new people, sharing in the joys of a global community.

ERIN CRITES

IAN ISSITT

The urge to travel, see new places, and meet new cultures has always been at the forefront of his endeavors. Whether it is traveling the US in a wildly painted bus headed west on I40 picking up strangers along the way, sleeping outside with more stars than he have ever seen in a remote town in Southern Sudan, or driving his motorcycle on a eleven state trip, Ian's always looking for the next big adventure.

Originally from Tennessee, Ian moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College where he graduated with a BA in Film and Video with a concentration in Cinematography. In 2008 Ian started his own production company, New Bound Media, and continues to  work as a cinematographer and creative director on many projects throughout the Midwest. Ian has made a very strong client base, and hopes to continue to meet new people, travel to new locations, and document it all along the way.

Ian currently lives in Louisville, KY with his wonderful girlfriend Erin, where he works as a jewelry photographer for Amazon.