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Founder & Artistic Director


Trevor (he/him), a graduate of Brown University, 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 found The Barr Hill Players.


Managing Director & Head of Literary

Katherine (“Kat”) Boorstein (she/her) is a consultant and playwright based in New York, NY. On Barr Hill, she facilitates mindful writing and breathwork meditation curriculum for Fellows, leads our writing residency program, and spearheads all things administrative. Katherine earned her MBA at Columbia Business School and her BA in Theatre from Brown University, where she developed a passion for uniting storytelling and mindfulness. 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. Katherine has worked at ICM Partners Talent and Literary Agency representing screenwriters for television, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. As a playwright, Katherine's work has been produced at La MaMa ETC and Theatre Row and published by Samuel French.



Senior Session Manager

Chaotic by nature, Kaleigh Ryan (she/her) 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.



Session Manager

Paige Cavanaugh (she/her) is a New York City based theatre-maker, actor and artist with 7 years of training, including a BFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. Paige considers herself a theatre ‘jack-of-all-trades’. Her curiosity has led her to practicing within forms of devised theatre-making, classical theatre, installation design, audience engagement, acting for film and television and immersive experiences. She is a co-founder and the Company Manager of The Warped Collective; specializing in virtual collaboration and communication as well as creative problem-solving and creation under restriction. Recent endeavors include ‘Maelstrom’ devised by the Warped Collective and ‘Feedback’ written and directed by Kat Boorstein.



Marketing Manager

Mia McClain (she/her) is a professional brand strategist, actor, and artist based in New York City. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2021, where she simultaneously earned a BFA in Musical Theatre and began a four-year-long career on the marketing team at Red Bull. Working for Red Bull eventually brought her to New York City, where she spent two years managing consumer collecting and collegiate marketing strategy. She now freelances in marketing and social media management for arts organizations in New York. As a professional actor, Mia has performed Off Broadway, at 54 Below, and in numerous beautiful spaces throughout NYC. She is also a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association! When she’s not working or auditioning, Mia can be found crafting, taking a nap, or retreating to the woods of Vermont. 


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