Executive Artistic Director: Amy Hubbard
Business & Marketing Manager: Sara Schwabe
Company members: Sarah Campbell, Ellen Chemay,
Jonathan Chemay, Greg Congleton, Jacques Durand, Rob Link, Dennis E. Perkins, Sara Schwabe, Casey Smith
Board of Directors
President Karen Cleaveland
President Elect Hollis Church
Past President John Winemiller
Treasurer Nicole Rioux
Secretary Jeff Kovac
Board Members: John Butler, Lara Edge, Judd Forbes, Sonda Gifford, Ron Gratz, Layne Price, Matt Roach
ACTORS CO-OP COMPANY 2007-08
Exec Artistic Director and also Founder
Ms. Hubbard co-founded the Casts Co-op in 1997 as well as has served as its primary administrator since that time. Amy guided manufacturings of TARTUFFE and ON GOLDEN FISH POND, which got “Finest Play” by the Knoxville Location Theater Coalition in 1997 and also 2003 specifically. She has actually directed various other noteworthy Co-op manufacturings such as ROMEO As Well As JULIET, THE IMAGINARY INVALID, LYSISTRATA, MY SIBLING IN THIS HOME and also WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Amy obtained “Best Starlet” for her duty as Helen Jones in MACHINAL and also “Best Supporting Starlet” as Gwendolyn in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST from the Knoxville Location Theatre Coalition. Favored functions include Valerie in THE DAM, Rose in MEASURED IN LABOR: THE COAL CREEK TASK as well as Maire in TRANSLATIONS by Brian Friel. In addition to her deal with the Casts Co-op, Ms. Hubbard has actually been seen onstage with the Clarence Brown Business and also Tennessee Stage Business. Ms. Hubbard is the recipient of the Ingram Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Compensation in 2003-2004. Amy plays the title role in the brief movie, GINA, AN STARLET, AGE 29, victor of the Sundance Film Festival’s Jury Reward for brief movie in 2001. Amy educated as a Pupil as well as an Act-One Business participant at the Williamstown Theatre Celebration. Ms. Hubbard plays Betsy Straight in upcoming movie 2 WEEKS shot in Nashville Tennessee. Amy was recognized to share a scene with Academy Honor victor Sally Area. Ms. Hubbard is most happy with her 2 young children, Lucy Maye and also Emma Jean.
Ms. Campbell is serving her fifth year as a company participant. She obtained a B.A. with honors from the University of Tennessee in Theatre as well as Sociology. She was granted the Ralph Frost memorial Scholarship from the Theater Department and obtained several accolades from the undergraduate theatre organization. Ms. Campbell serves the Co-op in the capability of actor, supervisor and designer. Costume layout credit scores most significantly consist of: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, LYSISTRATA, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, VELVETEEN RABBIT, and THE FICTIONAL INVALID. Sarah was nominated for “Finest Costume Style” for both CHARLOTTE’S WEB and also LA RONDE from the Knoxville Location Theater Coalition. Sarah has actually been seen onstage in MEASURED IN LABOR; THE COAL CREEK TASK, EVIDENCE, WORKPLACE HOURS, OVER THE MOON and CRIMINAL OFFENSES OF THE HEART. She is most pleased with her directing and also style operate in THE HOBBIT which was chosen for “Best Children’s Play” from KATC. Sarah co-directed A LITTLE PRINCESS as well as routed CINDERELLA CONFIDENTIAL, both with the Co-op’s Whippersnapper Play house. Ms. Campbell boasts of her boy Eli, that is constantly stating just how grateful he is that his mother’s preferred past time is the theater.
Ms. Chemay went to the University of St. Benedict where she examined Vocal Efficiency. Ellen wears numerous hats with the Casts Co-op: She has actually appeared in all of the Annual Spring Cabarets, and also extensively enjoyed the duty of Toinette in the Casts Co-op production of THE IMAGINARY INVALID. Just recently, she stage-managed THE LION, THE WITCH As Well As THE WARDROBE, as well as created costumes for A LITTLE PRINCESS also at the Black Box Theatre. Ms. Robinson has actually been active with the Co-op considering that 1999.
Mr. Chemay got a B.A. from the University of Tennessee. He has actually created as well as served in a technological capability for numerous theatres in the Knoxville location such as the Bijou Theatre, Clarence Brown Theater, Oak Ridge Community Playhouse and All University Theater. Recent credit reports consist of lighting layouts for THE WEIR, HEDWIG & THE MAD INCH, LOOT, A LITTLE PRINCESS, THE LION THE WITCH AND THE CLOSET, ON THE VERGE as well as THE SECRET YARD. This is Mr. Chemay’s 6th year with the Actors Co-op. He is the Technical Supervisor at Roane State Community University in Harriman.
Mr. Congleton has worked with many Casts Coop productions over the last ten years such as: CURSE OF THE STARVING COURSE, TRANSLATIONS and also THE WEIR. Maturing in different states across the South and Mid-west, he was officially educated in Maryland, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado. Prior to settling in Knoxville he dealt with the Kaleidoscope Players in Alabama, the Asolo Theater Event in Sarasota, Florida, The Nomad Play House in Boulder, Colorado as well as the Santa Fe Path cinema in New Mexico. He did nationwide trips with the National Humanities Collection and of ANDROCLES As Well As THE LION with the Kaleidoscope Players. Locally Greg has shown up in a couple of independent films as well as commercials. He has acted with The Tennessee Stage Firm, Shakespeare on the Square (and also in the Park), Cinema Knoxville, Carpetbag Movie Theater, the Clarence Brown Company as well as the University Firm. Additionally a poet as well as aspiring playwright, Greg has actually taken part in lots of regional “analyses” such as the Agee Amble and also the Suttree Stagger. He is the provocateur of allure jam session readings of Kerouac’s MEXICO CITY BLUES. He shares a home in the Island Home Park community with his better half Mitzi, a popular picture musician.
Mr. Durand is a veteran to the Co-op stage as well as an initial year business member. He has actually been seen in such Co-op manufacturings as “landscape with stick figures”, RIDICULOUS PERSON SINGULAR, HUMAN BEING REMAINS As Well As THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE, and also THE REAL INSPECTOR DOG. Jacques has additionally carried out with the Tennessee Stage Company’s Shakespeare on the Square and in Roane State Community College’s manufacturing of THE ROUGH SCARY SHOW.
Rob Web link
A company member since 1999, Ms. Link has a graphic Layout level from the University of Tennessee and is a certified Cosmetologist in the State of Tennessee. She has been a member of I.A.T.S.E., Local 798, New York because 1997 and is currently the only union hair stylist in East Tennessee. Some of her credit scores include: GINA, AN STARLET, AGE 29, won the Court Reward for Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Movie Festival in 2001 as well as THE HEART IS DECEITFUL MOST OF ALL POINTS, which was shown at the Cannes Film Celebration, Toronto Movie Festival and also the Berlin Movie Celebration. Ms. Web link has worked with Miramax, Universal Studios, The History Channel, A&E, Turner South, Pet World, Oxygen, HGTV, DIY, Scripps, and also the Clarence Brown Firm. Rob creates hair as well as makeup for many mainstage Stars Co-op manufacturings.
Mr. Perkins is really happy to join the business after three years of being a sometime irritable participant of the Board of Supervisors. Though he has actually only spent 2 periods as a business participant, the Co-op has been his artistic house for several years. He takes wonderful satisfaction and also satisfaction in his collaborate with Le Cage Noir, the spring cabaret wing of the Co-op, in addition to his job as a supervisor for the Whippersnapper Play House (SLEEPY HOLLOW and also THE LION, THE WITCH AND ALSO THE WARDROBE). He made his acting launching with LA RONDE and also sang with much sweat in JACQUES BREL. In 2001, he shared Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Finest Set with the cast of the Bailiwick Rep. as well as Ulysses Theater Co. production of CORPUS CHRISTI. Dennis was twice welcomed to route in Hungary at the Debreceni Csokonai Theater, where his manufacturing of MARVIN’S SPACE was met crucial acclaim and also his production of OF MICE AND MALES was consulted with dispute. Regardless of the years, Dennis stays happy to be a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Tennessee.
Sara Rub Schwabe
Organization & Advertising And Marketing Manager/ Firm Participant
Ms. Schwabe has been a business member since 1999, acting, mentor and also guiding numerous Co-op productions. Preferred duties have consisted of The Marquise in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES; Female # 2 in JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE & WELL …; Elizabeth Morgan in MEASURED IN LABOR; THE COAL CREEK PROJECT, Lysistrata in LYSISTRATA, Mme. Danzard in MY SIS IN THIS RESIDENCE, Mrs. Drudge in THE REAL ASSESSOR DOG as well as The Female in VINEGAR TOM. Her preferred directing credit ratings consist of the yearly Springtime Cabarets and also A LITTLE BIT OF SOCIETY, as well as the Co-op’s mainstage productions of THE DAM as well as LA RONDE. LA RONDE obtained 7 elections from the Knoxville Location Theater Coalition for exceptional job. Sara is a grad of The College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in Minnesota where she received levels in Singing Performance as well as Theatre. Sara has actually been a teacher for the Casts Co-op Training Workshop because 2003. In addition to her collaborate with the Casts Co-op, Sara shows up on numerous phases throughout the location as visitor actor, yet likewise with Sara Schwabe and Her Yankee Jass Band, a popular jazz set.
Ms. Smith is a first year company participant. Casey has actually been seen in such Co-op productions as the 2007 Spring Cabaret, A CO-OP RESIDENCE FRIEND and LYSISTRATA. In 2006, she made her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre at the University of Tennessee. Other credit histories consist of: Roane State Community College production of THE ROUGH SCARY SHOW, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and BIG RIVER at the Clarence Brown Theatre, THE SECRET GARDEN, WHEN SHAKESPEARE’S LADIES FULFILL, and THE DEATH As Well As LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES at Cumberland University, Oak Ridge Playhouse manufacturings of BYE BYE BIRDIE, OLIVER, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHING, and CHARLOTTE’S WEB, as well as THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH performed at the Actors Instititute of New York, as well as LITTLE STORE OF HORRORS at the Expert Performing Arts School, New York City.