Department of Theater: 2019-2020 Visiting Artists

Spring 2020

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell: Director, The Wolves. JaMeeka (she/her/hers) is a freelance director and producer. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Black Ops Theatre Company, lead curator for the Bull City Black Theatre Festival in Durham, NC, and a founding company member of Bulldog Ensemble Theatre. A 2018 Indy Arts Award winner, JaMeeka is a 2019-20 grant recipient from both the Manbites Dog Theater Fund and from the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists program. She also served as a 2019 theatre panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and for the North Carolina Arts Council. An alumnus of The Lark Play Development Center Apprenticeship program, JaMeeka has been an Assistant Director with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Playmakers Repertory, and more recently, an Associate Director with Duke Performances at Duke University. Her directing work has appeared at the Justice Theatre Project, Shakespeare in Detroit, Classic Stage, Duke University’s Department of Theatre Studies, and Northern Stage.

Spring 2020

Celeste Jennings

Celeste Jennings: Costume Designer, The Wolves is a playwright and costume designer, and Dartmouth alum. She’s very excited to return to the theatre department and collaborate with her peers as well as her professors and mentors. At Dartmouth completed an esteemed Senior Fellowship in theatre, studio art, and African and African American studies. She was awarded the Sudler Prize in the arts for her work on campus. Celeste is passionate about creating art that challenges social norms and accurately represents minority characters and their stories. She considers her work to be a form of activism and intends to make theatre that serves as more than entertainment. Celeste aims to deconstruct barriers between performers and actors and invite thought-provoking stories to enter reality. She approaches her creativity and work with ample research as well as an open mind to any and all possibilities. 

Winter 2020

Jennifer Reiser '09

Jennifer Reiser: Lighting Designer, Sweet Science of Bruising. Jennifer is a lighting designer for theater, dance, opera, and events. Recent designs include: Byhalia, Mississippi (The Kennedy Center), Rusalka (Madison Opera), world premieres of MASC and GAY GUERRILLA with MADBOOTS DANCE (The Joyce Theater), Oslo; Dear Elizabeth; Venus Rising (Northern Stage), Wild Honey; The Hairy Ape; Girl of the Golden West (THEATREWORKS), West Side Story; The 39 Steps; Gypsy (New London Barn Playhouse), The Late Wedding; 1001 (Columbia University), Reread Another (Target Margin Theater). She was the associate lighting designer on the Broadway production of Ink and the assistant lighting designer on the Broadway productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Waitress, and Side Show. B.A. Dartmouth College, M.F.A. NYU-Tisch

Fall 2019/Winter 2020

Paul West

Paul West: Fight Choreographer, Sweet Science of Bruising and Red Speedo. Paul is a native of Vermont who studied in California and spent years on the west coast regional theater circuit; favorite roles from that period included Alan in Picnic at the Sacramento Theatre Company and Bill in Down the Road at the Pacific Repertory Theatre. He then moved back east to NYC and later to Washington DC, where he spent three years in the role of Tony Whitcomb in Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center. Since returning to Vermont, Paul has appeared as Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Pentangle Arts and in A Christmas Carol, The Little Mermaid, and Oslo at Northern Stage.

Fall 2019

David Remedios

David Remedios: Sound Designer, The Living. David has previously designed Don Juan Comes Back from the War, In the Next Room (or, the vibrator play) and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches for Dartmouth College. Recent credits include The Clean House (Portland Stage), A Welcome Guest and Wrecked (Contemporary American Theater Festival), The Haunted Life (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), The Burdens (City Theatre Company), and (Alley Theatre). David’s work has been heard regionally at Trinity Repertory Company, 59E59, Geva Theatre Center, Huntington Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, CenterStage Baltimore, La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, and American Repertory Theatre (50 productions), among many others. Awards: Independent Reviewers of New England, Connecticut Critics’ Circle, Elliot Norton Award.  David is Assistant Professor and Program Head of Sound Design at Boston University’s School of Theatre.

Fall 2019

Brian Sekinger

Brian Sekinger: Stage Management Advisor, The Living/Red Speedo. Regional: A Doll’s House Part 2, Once, Venus Rising, Matilda, Dear Elizabeth, Oslo, Noises Off, Disgraced, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Christmas Carol (Northern Stage), Catch Me If You Can, Peter and the Starcatcher, Disney’s Newsies, Little Women, On Golden Pond, West Side Story, Godspell, How to Succeed, Crazy For You (New London Barn Playhouse), Mary Stuart (Folger Shakespeare), Stoop Stories (Studio Theatre), August Wilson's 20th Century (Kennedy Center). NYC: Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience (Theater for the New City), Daddy Long Legs (Davenport Theatricals), Claudio Quest (NYMF), Zombies on Broadway (RKO Stage), Sheila's Day (Lincoln Center Education), (Prospect Theater). MFA: Carnegie Mellon University.