THE BARR HILL PLAYERS

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TREVOR OLDS

BHP Founder & Artistic Director

 

A graduate of Brown University, Trevor began acting at the age of 10 at the First Stage Theatre Academy in Milwaukee, the nation’s largest theatre training program for young people. Soon after, his professional career launched with Troika’s touring production of The Sound of Music, on which he traveled throughout East Asia as one of the iconic Von Trapp Children. Trevor’s passion for acting mixed with the martial arts and the Native American philosophies on wilderness living taught by Tom Brown Jr. All of these elements combined to form his perspective on acting: an art not of performance, but of self-reflection and understanding. This focus on awareness of self and space and its ability to ground the actor in the present led him to form The Barr Hill Players.

 

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KAT BOORSTEIN

Managing Director & Breathwork Instructor

Kat Boorstein is a creative administrator based in New York, NY. Kat earned her MBA at Columbia Business School and her BA in Theatre from Brown University, where she developed a passion for uniting storytelling, mindfulness, and health. Katherine has worked at ICM Partners Talent and Literary Agency representing screenwriters for television, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. She holds a certification in Breathwork Healing from the Creative Healing Arts Center, and she has facilitated breathwork meditation circles in NY, CA, RI, and VT. She has been invited to share her mental wellness work at conferences hosted by Project LETS and the Society for Disability Studies. As a playwright, Katherine's work has been developed by La MaMa Umbria and Don't Tell Amy Productions and published by Samuel French.

KALEIGH RYAN

Session Manager

Chaotic by nature, Kaleigh Ryan is a master of picking up new skills & unique jobs. She is a 2020 graduate with a BA in Theatre from Suffolk University, where she studies playwriting, acting, directing, stage management, dramaturgy, and improv comedy. After graduation, she went on to become a Teaching Assistant at Perkins School for the Deafblind. There, Kaleigh continues to develop her American Sign Language & understanding of communication utilizing speech, tactile & visual sign, and touch. Kaleigh also works as an Axe Throwing Coach and directs high school theatre productions in Massachusetts. She continues to perform on Improv Asylum's House Teams and with her indie team, AfterSchool Snacks, at Union Square Comedy, OnPoint Improv, HI Boston Hostel, and The Green Room.

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