Post-Show Discussion at Boston University 2016 |  Photo by Annabelle Cousins

Post-Show Discussion at Boston University 2016 |  Photo by Annabelle Cousins

In The Water Theatre Company is a group of theatre artists interested in challenging themselves as theatre-makers while challenging the audiences they serve.  The company aims to work with diverse ensembles hungry to explore each project’s artistic questions. 


Company

PHOTO BY ANNABELLE COUSINS JONATHAN TAYLOR, Artistic Director  Jonathan Taylor is a Director, Theatre Artist, and Dancer. ITW works include Bacchic (Director) Tokalynga Project (Ensemble Member). Previously, he has directed for The Rhapsody Collective, the Accademia dell’Arte, and New Rep Theatre’s SummerStage2. As a performer he has worked with Kairos Dance Theatre, Anikaya Dance, Roadkill The Show and Two River Theater. Jonathan Holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.

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JONATHAN TAYLOR, Artistic Director 

Jonathan Taylor is a Director, Theatre Artist, and Dancer. ITW works include Bacchic (Director) Tokalynga Project (Ensemble Member). Previously, he has directed for The Rhapsody Collective, the Accademia dell’Arte, and New Rep Theatre’s SummerStage2. As a performer he has worked with Kairos Dance Theatre, Anikaya Dance, Roadkill The Show and Two River Theater. Jonathan Holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.

PHOTO BY ANNABELLE COUSINS PERSIA BLUE Persia Blue is an Australian actress of both screen and stage. TV: Home and Away(seven network) Dance Academy series 2 (ABC), Housos (SBS) Feature films: Housos Vs Authority, Fat Pizza Vs Housos. Short film: Circe (Dungog Film Festival 2010), A Broadband God, Report (Pop Films Australia), 2012 (NAFA). She has played leading roles in Sydney, New York, Boston and Philadelphia theatre including: Bacchic (ITW theatre Company NYC) Charitable Intent (Ensemble Theatre- AUS), Graceland and Asleep on the Wind (Operating Theatre). www.persiablue.com

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PERSIA BLUE

Persia Blue is an Australian actress of both screen and stage. TV: Home and Away(seven network) Dance Academy series 2 (ABC), Housos (SBS) Feature films: Housos Vs Authority, Fat Pizza Vs Housos. Short film: Circe (Dungog Film Festival 2010), A Broadband God, Report (Pop Films Australia), 2012 (NAFA). She has played leading roles in Sydney, New York, Boston and Philadelphia theatre including: Bacchic (ITW theatre Company NYC) Charitable Intent (Ensemble Theatre- AUS), Graceland and Asleep on the Wind (Operating Theatre). www.persiablue.com

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RACHEL C. LUCAS, Managing Director 

Rachel Lucas is a freelance stage manager based in New York. She works mainly in opera but also stage manages new works and events. She received her BFA in Stage Management from Boston University.  

PHOTO BY ANNABELLE COUSINS KRISTIAN SORENSEN Kristian Sorensen is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist originally from Santa Barbara, CA. Recent acting credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (The Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (Bridge Rep of Boston), The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), Projects (RaddFest), The Normal Heart (Boston University), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company), as well as various pieces with In The Water Theatre Co. Kristian has studied with Double Edge Theatre in Western Massachusetts, L'Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, and SITI Company in NYC. Beyond the thetrical realm, Kristian is a DJ and enjoys exploring storytelling through the medium of music mixing. He holds a BFA in acting from Boston University's School of Theatre. www.kristian-sorensen.com

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KRISTIAN SORENSEN

Kristian Sorensen is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist originally from Santa Barbara, CA. Recent acting credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (The Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (Bridge Rep of Boston), The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), Projects (RaddFest), The Normal Heart (Boston University), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company)as well as various pieces with In The Water Theatre Co. Kristian has studied with Double Edge Theatre in Western Massachusetts, L'Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany, and SITI Company in NYC. Beyond the thetrical realm, Kristian is a DJ and enjoys exploring storytelling through the medium of music mixing. He holds a BFA in acting from Boston University's School of Theatre. www.kristian-sorensen.com

HAYLEY SHERWOOD, Connectivity Director Hayley Sherwood is a New York-based theatre and teaching artist. Hayley has worked and performed with the following companies in New York and Boston: New Repertory Theatre, HowlRound, Company One, National New Play Network, and Brunch Theatre. She has also worked as a teaching artist for American Repertory Theatre and Match Charter School. Her training includes Williamstown Theatre Festival as an apprentice and the completion of a certificate in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). BFA Theatre Arts, Boston University. MA candidate, Educational Theatre, New York University. She is originally from San Diego, CA. 

HAYLEY SHERWOOD, Connectivity Director

Hayley Sherwood is a New York-based theatre and teaching artist. Hayley has worked and performed with the following companies in New York and Boston: New Repertory Theatre, HowlRound, Company One, National New Play Network, and Brunch Theatre. She has also worked as a teaching artist for American Repertory Theatre and Match Charter School. Her training includes Williamstown Theatre Festival as an apprentice and the completion of a certificate in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). BFA Theatre Arts, Boston University. MA candidate, Educational Theatre, New York University. She is originally from San Diego, CA. 

PHOTO BY ANNABELLE COUSINS ANNIKA VESTEL      Annika Vestel, is a physical stage artist from Norway, who has had her working-base in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2011. She has her professional education from the physical theatre academy Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Swizz, and is currently active as a performer and creator within the field of dance and physical theatre.      In 2013 she debuted as a choreographer/director for her own solo-performance Turtleyou! that premiered at Abundance International Dance Festival 2013, and has been performed in several other international festivals and theatres in Sweden and Denmark since then. As an artist Annika is very visually oriented, and interested in themes such as power, consumption and gender. www.annikavestel.com

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ANNIKA VESTEL     

Annika Vestel, is a physical stage artist from Norway, who has had her working-base in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2011. She has her professional education from the physical theatre academy Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Swizz, and is currently active as a performer and creator within the field of dance and physical theatre.

     In 2013 she debuted as a choreographer/director for her own solo-performance Turtleyou! that premiered at Abundance International Dance Festival 2013, and has been performed in several other international festivals and theatres in Sweden and Denmark since then. As an artist Annika is very visually oriented, and interested in themes such as power, consumption and gender. www.annikavestel.com


2017 Associate Artists

Dante Belletti is a Brooklyn-based actor and theater-maker from Orange County, California. Recent acting credits include Adam & Evie (SITI Conservatory), Peer Gynt (Artists Rep SF), and On Beckett (A.C.T.). He has trained at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and is a graduate of The SITI Company Conservatory. Dante holds a BA in Theater & Performance Studies from Stanford University.

Dante Belletti is a Brooklyn-based actor and theater-maker from Orange County, California. Recent acting credits include Adam & Evie (SITI Conservatory), Peer Gynt (Artists Rep SF), and On Beckett (A.C.T.). He has trained at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and is a graduate of The SITI Company Conservatory. Dante holds a BA in Theater & Performance Studies from Stanford University.

Juan Diego Bonilla Ibáñez is an actor from Chile with degrees in Stage Design and Vocal Performance. He has worked with Cía. Tercer Abstracto as actor and researcher in “Bermuda”, “Atacama” (Selected on International Festival Santiago a Mil) and “Material Body” (upcoming), with Cía Interno in “Chejov”. Other theater credits include “Que se mueran los feos” (Cía. Los Feos), “Parque San Borja” (Cía. Placer), “La Formula Shakespeare” (Departamento de Teatro), Adam&Evie (SITI Conservatory). Director of Cia. De Subsuelo (Animales a la orilla, Cuando Explote la Tecera Bomba). Recently, he has developed his actor training and knowledge with SITI Company, Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley, Annie Murath and Jonathan Hart Mackwaia and has been invited to participate in Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

Juan Diego Bonilla Ibáñez is an actor from Chile with degrees in Stage Design and Vocal Performance. He has worked with Cía. Tercer Abstracto as actor and researcher in “Bermuda”, “Atacama” (Selected on International Festival Santiago a Mil) and “Material Body” (upcoming), with Cía Interno in “Chejov”. Other theater credits include “Que se mueran los feos” (Cía. Los Feos), “Parque San Borja” (Cía. Placer), “La Formula Shakespeare” (Departamento de Teatro), Adam&Evie (SITI Conservatory). Director of Cia. De Subsuelo (Animales a la orilla, Cuando Explote la Tecera Bomba). Recently, he has developed his actor training and knowledge with SITI Company, Eugenio Barba, Julia Varley, Annie Murath and Jonathan Hart Mackwaia and has been invited to participate in Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

Caitlin Lavery is an Australian actor and theatre artist, living in New York City. In May this year she completed a 9 month training program with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, as an artist of the SITI Conservatory. In Australia she earned a Bachelor Degree in Acting from Federation University’s Arts Academy, Ballarat. Her most recent theatre credits include the title character in the New York premeire of Charles L. Mee’s ‘Adam & Evie’. Her other credits include the lead in New York playwright Kate Tarker’s ‘Hang & Burn’, Leonora from Howard Barker’s ‘Ursula’, Masha from Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, Amiee in the independent web series ‘Brass Mania’, and Violet in ‘Beers & Trees’, a script workshop which was performed at La Mama in Melbourne, Australia.

Caitlin Lavery is an Australian actor and theatre artist, living in New York City. In May this year she completed a 9 month training program with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, as an artist of the SITI Conservatory. In Australia she earned a Bachelor Degree in Acting from Federation University’s Arts Academy, Ballarat. Her most recent theatre credits include the title character in the New York premeire of Charles L. Mee’s ‘Adam & Evie’. Her other credits include the lead in New York playwright Kate Tarker’s ‘Hang & Burn’, Leonora from Howard Barker’s ‘Ursula’, Masha from Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, Amiee in the independent web series ‘Brass Mania’, and Violet in ‘Beers & Trees’, a script workshop which was performed at La Mama in Melbourne, Australia.