Guest Artists

Recent Award-Winning Guest Artists include

Lisa Adler
Co-Artistic/Producing Director of Horizon Theatre Company
Ricardo Aponte
Choreographer/Actor, Alliance Theatre Company, Center for Puppetry Arts
Donna Biscoe
Actor, Playwright’s Horizons, Arena Stage, Rectify, The Hunger Games
Monica Bell
Actor, Off-Broadway, Huntington Theatre, Utah Shakespeare
Jodi Benson
Actor, Voice of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Broadway
Ray Benson
Actor, Broadway’s Singin’ in the Rain
Dawn Marie Bernhard
Make-Up, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Couture
Noah Bremer
Actor/Clown, Artistic Director of Live Action Set/Minneapolis, Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai and The Beatles LOVE
Joanne Camp
Actor, Founding Member of The Pearl Theatre Company/NYC
Michael Chin
SAFD Fight Master & Choreographer, Juilliard School, Broadway, Pan Asian Rep
Carolyn Cook
Artistic Director of Theatre du Reve
Kat Conley
Scenic Designer, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Marin Theatre Company
Ryan Connaro
Actor, Ping Chong + Company/NYC, Perseverence Theatre, Theatre Mitu
Jeannie Crawford
Costume Designer, Theatre in the Square
Jennifer Lee Crowl
Choreographer/Actor, Theatre of the Stars, Broadway
James DeVita
Core Acting Company at American Players Theatre
David DeVries
Actor/Director, Broadway, National Tours, Alliance, Nashville, Drop Dead Diva
Robert Farley
Artistic Director of Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Jody Feldman
Producer & Casting Director, Alliance Theatre Company, Broadway
Carl Flink
Choreographer, Artistic Director of Black Label Movement/MN, The Guthrie Theater
Kevin Frazier
Lighting Designer, The Warehouse Theatre, Aurora, Serenbe
Richard Garner
Director/Actor, Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit
Barbara Hartwig
Choreographer, Disney, Universal
Felicia Hernandez
Actor, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre
Patricia Henritze
Playwright, 2016 O’Neill Finalist, Working Title, Brave New Works
Alan Kilpatrick
Associate Artistic Director of Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Mark Kincaid
Actor, The Old Globe, McCarter, Alliance Theatre
Tess Malis Kincaid
Actor/Director, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, True Colors
Brian Kurlander
Actor/Playwright, Associate Artist at Theatrical Outfit
Live Action Set
(full company) Physical Theatre, Clowning
Antonina Lerch
Costume Designer/Cutter/Fitter, Madmen, True Blood, Dexter
Victor Love
Actor, Director of EVOLV Atlanta, Lincoln Center Theatre, Native Son
Jenn MacQueen
Akrosphere Aerial Dance & Circus Director
Scot Mann
SAFD Fight Master & Choreographer, Steppenwolf, Alliance, Alabama Shakespeare
Don Massey
Lighting & Scenic Designer, Highlands Playhouse, Theatre in the Square
Rachel May
Artistic Director of Synchronicity Theatre
Dennis Mauldin
Resident Scenic Designer at Flat Rock Playhouse
D. Connor McVey
Resident Lighting & Scenic Designer, Terrific New Theatre; Synchonicity, Actor’s Express
Christina Whitaker Moore
Wigs & Make-Up, The Atlanta Opera
Rosemary Newcott
Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth at the Alliance Theatre
Terry O’Brien
Founding Artistic Director of Hudson Valley Shakespeare
Leslie Reidel
Shakespeare Director, Utah & Colorado Shakespeare Festivals, Milwaukee Rep
James Ridge
Core Acting Company at American Players Theatre
Sydney Roberts
Costumer Designer, Alliance Theatre, Portland Center Stage
Nelson Rodriguez
Artistic Director of Pride Films & Plays/Chicago
David Rossetti
Choreographer/Actor, Broadway, National Tours
Theresa Snyder
Key Costumer, Sleepy Hollow, Halt and Catch Fire
Peggy Stamper
Costume Designer, The Walking Dead, The Spectacular Now
Jeff Wirth
Improv, Director of the Interactive PlayLab/NYC
Kristina White
Scenic Design/Painter, Horizon Theatre, The Vampire Diaries
Todd Wren
Lighting Designer, Cleveland Playhouse, Kennedy Center
John Woodson
Actor, Broadway, Roundabout, New York Shakespeare FestivalProfessionals in the Guest Artist Program may also perform in touring productions as part of the GTA Season.

Recent performances include

Ryan Connaro
SAINTS OF FAILURE (Mellon Foundation Grant/Developed in Residence at GTA)
Nelson Rodriguez
HISPANIC BREAKDOWN (Pride Films & Plays/Chicago)
Terry O’Brien’s
POPULAR MECHANICS (Baryshnikov Center/NYC)
James Ridge
DICKENS IN AMERICAN (American Players Theatre)
James DeVita
IN ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Off-Broadway)
Live Action Set
SEVEN SHOT SYMPHONY (IVEY Award Winner/Minneapolis)
Brad Sherrill
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (Off-Broadway)
Carolyn Cook
THE SYRINGA TREE (Horizon Theatre Company)

GTA also frequently hosts guest speakers from the profession who engage in talk-backs or workshops with our students. Recent speakers include the Alliance Theatre’s playwright-in-residence Pearl Cleage and Tony Award-winning scenic designer Todd Rosenthal.

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