Class of 2011
Ben Baker, originally from Los Angeles, earned a BA in acting from Fresno State University and an MA in Dramatic Analysis from San Francisco State. He is a founding member of Fresno’s local artist collective ‘Liberated Souls’. He has performed his one-man inter-media show Art/Cause/Love for audiences in California’s Central Valley and in San Francisco. As a Performance Poet he has been a featured reader all over California’s open-mic circuit and has competed in numerous Slam tournaments. He has worked as a teacher in many aspects, most recently as a Drama and Dance Artist-in-Residence with the Richmond District Neighborhood Center in San Francisco. He recently directed Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis for the Off-Market Theater in San Francisco.
Todd Badolato hails from the Boston, MA area with a BA in Theater Arts Performance Concentration from Salem State College. He is an actor/comedian/writer/musician/director with a wide variety of experiences from starring in badly made independent films to a six year run as a standup comedian. Todd is jumping into Naropa University after receiving a PTP (Professional Training Program) certificate from Dell'Arte International Physical School of Theater.
Jacob Coleman is a founding member of Fever Theater. He has written, directed and performed with Fever since 2002, working in ensemble, for each of Fever's ten original productions. Jacob has trained with Liminal Performance Group, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Sojourn Theatre, and the SITI Company. Jacob has been facilitating performance workshops with children and adults regularly since 2005. Currently he teaches Viewpoints, Suzuki and ensemble-creation workshops to performance professionals in Portland, OR.
Patricia Rosbury Gibboni is an actor, makeup artist, musician (voice and violin) and a psychic medium. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts with an Emphasis in Theatre from Georgia Southern University and is a graduate of the Bert Roth School of Makeup in NYC. Her past contains a marketing / fashion career in NYC and as a medium she has had the opportunity to teach, lecture and read all through out the US and Europe. Some of her credits include: Becky in The Gifts of the Body, Jailor’s Daughter in The Wind in the Willows, and her most recent work on the HGTV Dream Home Edition as well as the Linda Lee and Chuck Landon Show.
Jason Torres Hancock is a performing artist with a background as an actor both in the United States and in England and has performed as a dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area for over ten years. Since 2002 he has created dance/theatre works as a solo-artist and for his performance collaborative, GROUP, focused on investigating the outsider experience shared by minority groups in American culture. Jason holds a B.A. in Drama from U.C. Irvine and studied a year abroad at the University of Warwick in Theatre Studies. He also holds a M.A. in Mythological Studies with a Depth Psychology Emphasis from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Sandrine Hudl, born and raised in East Berlin, attended gymnastics school where she began to practice artistic expression and perform publicly as both an athlete and actor. While studying in theatre and commedia dell’arte projects, she became interested in theatre production, especially voice and text coaching. Sandrine went on to receive her BA in Literature and Communication from the University of Leipzig and her MA in Voice and Speech for Stage Acting from the University of Halle. She taught at art schools/universities in Salzburg, Vienna and Linz. In 2006, she started developing her acting skills abroad in New York City. She graduated as Associate Teacher in Fitzmaurice Voicework and continued training and performing abroad, most recently with the MoscowArtTheatreSchool. Sandrine's passions include literature and mythology, traveling, and Brooklyn/NYC.
Tim Johnson has spent much of the last decade directing shows for Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas, where he is a Company Member. Tim was also the Director of Performance for The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), where he presented some of the nation’s most acclaimed performers. Prior to Dallas, Tim worked in Sealy, Texas, as Artistic Director of the Brazos River Arts Council, and Chicago, as Artistic Director/Founder of The Collective Theater. Tim has served as Secretary of the Board for the National New Play Network (NNPN) and on the Leaders of Tomorrow Council for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). Tim graduated with a BFA from Southern Methodist University in 1991.
Martha Ratliff graduated from University of San Francisco with a bachelor in Performing Arts and Social Justice. Originally from North Carolina, she has been living in the Bay Area taking classes, traveling, and working at a collectively run bakery. Martha studied improvisational performance this past winter at Moving On! Center in Oakland and studied Action Theater and Body Mind Centering. Her most recent role was as Woman in Black in “The Necromancers,” directed by Dijanna Milosevic of Dah Theater. Martha worked this summer with Outward Bound and hopes to integrate performance art and outdoor education in the future.
Kelly Thomas, born and raised in Washington DC, is a graduate of George Mason University where she earned her degree in Theater. After graduating, she immersed herself in acting, directing, and teaching theatre. Her favorite performances include Romeo and Juliet, The Vagina Monologues and Lion in the Streets, for which she was highlighted in the Washington Post. She was blessed to have spent the last 5 years teaching and serving as the creative and technical director of the Stafford High School Theatre Department in Virginia, and is proud of the progressive program she developed. Kelly has studied dance, drama, and music up and down the east coast and is excited to expand her studies to the west. She wishes to share her passion for the arts, and use theatre as a vehicle to fuse multi-cultural and socially diverse populations to promote positive societal changes in our world.
Amber Whitehall is a co-artistic director of Fever Theater. She has been creating, directing and performing in original work with Fever since 2006. Amber danced with KAGAMI Butoh Dance Theater under the direction of Doranne Crable. She has studied Viewpoints, Suzuki Method, and Composition with Anne Bogart and SITI Company. Amber is currently facilitating workshops in Viewpoints, Suzuki, and ensemble generated work. She has studied and taught developmental movement and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.