Greg Geffrard

Greg Geffrard is an educator, Intimacy professional, culture worker, actor, poet, and facilitator. He cultivates sustainable artistic spaces of exploration by sharing consent- based trauma-informed advocacy tools. He aspires to inspire the next generation of self-generators of radical joy. As an Associate Faculty member with Theatrical Intimacy Education, he has facilitated workshops at the collegiate and professional levels. He is the Chair of Strategic Planning for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME). His primary research focuses on integrating intimacy practices into theatrical pedagogy to ensure that the principles of IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Sustainability) are applied in praxis. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University Of South Florida and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University Of Iowa.

Previous acting credits include Pass Over (Curious Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Lottery Day, Carlyle & Upstairs Concierge (Goodman Theatre; u/s); Miss Bennett (TheatreSquared); Tilikum (Sideshow Theatre); Another Jungle (Cloudgate Theatre); Smart People (Writers Theatre; u/s); Puff Believe It Or Not & Seascape (Remy Bumppo Theatre); Bug & Pass Over (Steppenwolf; u/s), Earthquakes In London (Steep Theatre); BBC: Romeo & Juliet (Along The Way Productions); Carroll Gardens (16th Street Theatre); Our Lady Of 121st Street (Eclipse Theatre); Treasure Island (Lookingglass Theatre; u/s); Coming Home (Erasing The Distance); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); HAIR (American Theatre Company); one week in spring (Halcyon Theatre); Bud, Not Buddy (Chicago Children’s Theatre). TV Credits: Chicago Justice (NBC).

Previous Intimacy & Fight credits include Steppenwolf Theatre: Chlorine Sky, Choir Boy (Intimacy & Fight), Bald Sisters (Assistant Intimacy); CHICAGO: Goodman Theatre: The Nacirema Society. The Lyric Opera: The Factotum (Intimacy & Violence); Remy Bumppo: Galileo’s Daughter; Court Theatre: Fen; Chicago Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors. REGIONAL: Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Treemonisha, Tosca, Cosi, & Susannah; Denver Center of Performing Arts: The Color Purple; Huntington Theatre (Boston): K-I-S-S-I-N-G & Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Studio Theatre (DC): White Noise (Assistant Intimacy) UP NEXT: Steppenwolf Theatre: Sanctuary City; Goodman Theatre: The Nacirema Society; Refracted Theatre: Tambo & Bones; TheatreSquared: The Band’s Visit.

Ste Clough

Ste Clough is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Brenau University. He hails from West Yorkshire in England and trained at Arts Educational, London, graduating with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre, and recently completed his MA in Theatre at The Guildford School of Acting. Clough worked for eight years as a musical performer in London’s West End and national tours, originating roles in Shrek The Musical, Groundhog Day and Big The Musical. For the past six years, he has served as an educator & international choreographer and movement director across the globe.

Previous Credits Include; ANGELA’S ASHES (Digital Production); THE ILLUSIONIST (Nissay Theatre, Tokyo); PRELUDES (UK Premiere)(Southwark Playhouse); WEST SIDE STORY (Edinburgh International Festival); ANGELA’S ASHES (2019 Irish tour and UK Premiere); THE ILLUSIONIST – THE MUSICAL (Workshop); KISS ME KATE (Theater Bonn, Germany); DAMN YANKEES (Unicorn Theatre); THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN (Jermyn St Theatre); BIRDSONG (UK Tour); ANGELA’S ASHES – A NEW MUSICAL (World Premier & Irish tour); ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (The Union); THE RIFT (4×15) (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); A LONG MORNING QUIET (4×15) (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); BENIGHTED (Old Red Lion); LOCKHART – A NEW MUSICAL (Bernie Grants); A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL & CONCERN (Finborough Theatre); GODS & MONSTERS (World Premiere)(Southwark Playhouse).

Pamela Workman

Pamela Workman is the Chair of Theatre at Brenau University and an Associate Professor who teaches Principles of Design, Costume Design and Crafts classes. Pam earned her B.A. from Morehead State University (KY) and her M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma. She focuses on the development of script analysis and psychology to get into what is in a character’s closet. She enjoys utilizing well-known films as examples of well-developed costume storytelling. She has designed such shows as Beauty and The Beast, 9 Parts of Desire, Much Ado About Nothing, Commedia del ‘Arte Androcles and the Lion, and Zimmerman’s The Odyssey. She specializes in mythology and Native American character wear. She insists that to be a well-rounded designer one must also know how to build the costumes, not just draw the pictures.

Elisa Carlson

Elisa Carlson is a professional voice and dialect coach, actor and director. Her 200+ coaching credits include productions Off-Broadway at The Mint and New Dramatists, and at premiere regional theatres including the Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Alley (Houston), American Player’s Theatre (WI), The Children’s Theatre (MN) and the Resident Ensemble Players (DE). Elisa coached dialects and historic voices for all actors in Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture Academy Award nominee Selma and in Damien Chazelle’s critically acclaimed First Man with Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy (Golden Globe nominee). Other film coaching includes Baby Driver (Golden Globe nominee Ansel Elgort), Burden, The Good Lie, Coat of Many Colors and HBO’s Stranger Things. She was text consultant for Campbell Scott’s highly regarded film of Hamlet and had a featured role in the film.

Acting credits include the Guthrie (lead in world premiere of Shadow Language), The Shakespeare Theater (D.C.), StageWest (MA), Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Theatre-in-the-Square (Suzi Bass Award nomination for Best Actress in Ghost Writer), Theatrical Outfit (Suzi Bass nomination for Best Ensemble in The Book of Will) and “Woman” in Aris Theatre’s Woman and Scarecrow. She is a narrator of more than 20 books for Audible.

Elisa directed the Reiser Award-winning Moxie and The Guys (featuring Jasmine Guy) at Theatrical Outfit. As a resident director/actor for GTA she has staged or acted in multiple productions, some favorites being A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass Menagerie, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing and Men on Boats. Other directing credits include Theater Emory, Working Title Playwrights and the Guthrie Theater’s BFA Actor Training Program. She has been on the faculties of the University of Minnesota and Emory University, and taught in the post-graduate professional programs at the Guthrie, American Player’s Theatre, Alliance and The Children’s Theatre.

Larry Cook

Larry Cook has worked with GTA for close to two decades. He started his theatre artist journey as an actor but after performing in over thirty different productions chose to work backstage. He earned an M.F.A. in Theatre, Design and Technology, at The University of Georgia in 1992 (where he also taught from 1993-1999) and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre at Troy State University, Troy, AL in 1988. Larry has worked extensively in film, television and theatre production. Larry has attended Master Classes with theatre professionals such as Jules Fischer, Freddy Wittop, and Jay Glerum. He also has extensive experience in the construction trades and is OSHA ten-hour certified in safety. Larry has trained with nine of the eighteen Fight Masters in the SAFD college of Fight Masters and is certified in unarmed, rapier and dagger, broadsword, and firearms. He is a member in good standing of The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, The Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Society of American Fight Directors. Larry is primarily a scenic designer and carpenter but has experience in nearly every area of technical theater. He primarily teaches Stagecraft, Scenic Design, and Drafting.