Visiting Artists 2014

As an actor Joanne's theatre work includes for the Royal Shakespeare Company: FAUST, LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS, THE VIRTUOSO, Sam Mendes production of THE ALCHEMIST , David Leveaux' 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE and JULIUS CAESAR and in 2007 Neil Bartlett's TWELFTH NIGHT and Nancy Meckler's COMEDY OF ERRORS. For the Royal National Theatre, HE WHO SAW EVERYTHING.

The internationally celebrated Austin, Texas theater collective Rude Mechanicals have been delighting audiences with what they describe as a “genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle” for seventeen years.

Hoi Polloi is an OBIE-winning New York-based collaborative theater company formed in 2007 by director and Duke alum Alec Duffy.  The company creates original work that strives to explore how we, as Americans, come together and how we fall apart.  Hoi Polloi is also dedicated to collaborating with the most imaginative of today’s playwrights and of interpreting older work. 

Jacobs-Jenkins is an accomplished playwright pushing the boundaries of subject matter and form—a fact that has been noted in U.S. and international theatrical circles.

Greg Matthew Anderson is an actor, known for Matadors (2010), Older Children (2012) and The Middle Distance (2014) and is a Duke alum (T'04).

Kali Quinn is a facilitator of discovery, innovative story-telling, and physical play. With a background in both physically devised and text-based work. Kali works and plays as a teacher, movement designer, director, performer, clown, violinist, solo artist, creator of community-interactive art installations, and stilt-walker.

Jackson is the author of the recent novel Mira Corpora, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and it appeared on numerous Best of 2013 lists. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist and his plays have been performed in New York and Los Angeles by New River Dramatists.

Findlay works across boundaries as a director, designer, visual artist, and performer.  He was a founding member of Collapsable Giraffe and Accinosco/Cynthia Hopkins, and is a frequent collaborator with Bang on a Can, Ralph Lemon, and Ridge Theater. He worked with the Wooster Group as a company member and designer from 1994-2003.

Klein, award-winning director, actor, and writer whose work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, London, and recently at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, also worked with distinction candidate Drew Klingner on his senior distinction project while she was on campus to speak to the seniors.

Kevin Poole is a Naropa University MFA graduate and co-founder of the Colorado-based company Band of Toughs.