THE STAFF OF COHESION THEATRE COMPANY:
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Jess@cohesiontheatre.org
Jess Rassp is a Theatre Artist whose background in painting and sculpture fuel her work in puppetry, scenery, props, and costume design. Jess received her B.A. in English Literature and minor in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. She also recently studied with Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Bali, Indonesia learning traditional dance and wooden mask carving. Before moving to Baltimore, Jess worked with Company One and The Hub Theatre Company of Boston, and was a Theatre Teaching Fellow at Noble and Greenough School. Now, she is a freelance designer, scenic artist, and performer in the Baltimore area. You may see her scrambling around Charm City designing for Cohesion Theatre Company (Sally McCoy, Men on Boats, Schoolgirl Figure), Submersive Productions (H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum), Single Carrot Theatre (Savage/Love, Midlife, Year of the Rooster), and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (Othello).
PLAYWRIGHTS FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR - Abigail@cohesiontheatre.org
Abigail Cady is a new play and production dramaturg in the Baltimore/DC region and the Foundation Relations Manager at Arena Stage. She was the Education Apprentice at Everyman Theatre and has interned in the literary departments of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh. She holds a Master’s Degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Recent Cohesion Theatre Company credits include The Orphan Sea, La Llorona, and Sally McCoy. Baltimore credits include ...The Death of Walt Disney, Promenade: Baltimore (Single Carrot Theatre) Heavy Hors D'oeuvres 3, Bully (Interrobang Theatre Company); Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Iron Crow Theatre); Exit Pluto (The Strand Theatre Company); The Tempest (Annex Theatre Company).