Along with working for Interrobang and being a freelance director, Georgette is also the founding theatre teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning School in West Humboldt Park. In addition to assistant directing Season five's Really Really and Owners; she also directed ITP's first and second shows of last season: Katrina: Mother-in-Law of 'Em All and Jeff Recommended Recent Tragic Events. Most recently, she directed the ten-minute play Faking Glory as part of the upcoming event Queeroism, a short play festival honoring queer pride. Georgette holds a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.
JAMES YOST, Co-Artistic Director
With BareBones Theatre Group (Charlotte, NC), for which he served as artistic director for 12 years, Yost has staged over 50 plays and has won several awards, including THEATRE PERSON OF THE YEAR in 2001. Selected credits include: Mr. Marmalade, Psycho Beach Party, Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical, The Graduate, The Play About the Baby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Drift, Ugly Art, bash; the latter-day plays, Squirrels, The Wizard of Oz, Lend Me A Tenor, True West, The Pitchfork Disney, and Noises Off. He has produced several new play festivals and was the co-producer of Charlotte’s CITY STAGE SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL. For ITP, Yost has directed Orange Flower Water (Jeff nomination for best supporting actor, Joseph Wiens), Ibsen is Dead and the critically acclaimed REALLY REALLY. Yost has also taught acting, directing, production design and film at the high school and collegiate level. He is published in Teaching Theatre Journal, a publication of Dramatics Magazine. Yost is directing TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard for Shattered Globe opening Sept 11th at Theatre Wit.
JEN SILVERMAN, Writer
Jen Silverman's work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (CraneStory), by Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (The Roommate, Humana 2015; Wondrous Strange, Humana 2016), Yale Repertory Theatre (The Moors) and InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, Barrymore Award). She has developed plays as workshop-productions at the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (The Hunters, mentor Lynn Nottage), Juilliard (Wild Blue and Still) and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, a commission). She is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, and has developed work at the O’Neill, Playpenn, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Boston Court Theatre in LA, The New Harmony Project, Fusion Theatre Co in New Mexico, Youngblood @ Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Royal Court in London, among other places. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Leah Ryan Fellowship/Lilly Award, the 2015 Helen Merrill Fund Award for emerging playwrights, and the Yale Drama Series Award for Still. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info: www.jensilverman.com