THE STAFF OF COHESION THEATRE COMPANY:
CO-FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Brad@cohesiontheatre.org
Brad is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, IL. He worked as a freelance Director, Actor, Lighting Designer, Fight Choreographer and Technician in the Chicago Theatre and Dance Community for nearly a decade before moving to Baltimore in 2009 to marry the woman he loves. Since then Brad has worked as Artistic Director of the Jewish Theatre Workshop, Events Manager at Baltimore Center Stage, and in many freelance roles around the region. He now works as the Production Manager for CCBC's Performing Arts Department across all three of their campuses. While working with Alice Stanley on a new adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II at Spotlighter’s Theater, the idea to create Cohesion Theatre Company was formed. Brad directed 13 Dead Husbands, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, and Sally McCoy for Cohesion so far, as well as working as Fight Choreographer, Scenic Designer, and more for many Cohesion productions.
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).
MARKETING DIRECTOR - Zoe@cohesiontheatre.org
Zoë DiGiorgio is a writer, marketer, and librarian from the Baltimore area. She graduated in 2015 from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in English Language and Literature with a concentration in drama. In 2013, she studied Shakespeare's text and theatrecraft at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London as part ofFulbright UK Summer Institute. She has performed in minor roles in theaters in Baltimore and the surrounding area since spring 2016, including Cohesion's second season production of Neverwhere. When not seeing or working on a show, she can be found reading, walking her dogs, and yelling at her sewing machine.
PLAYWRIGHTS FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR - Abigail@cohesiontheatre.org
Abigail Cady is a new play and production dramaturg in the Baltimore/DC region. 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).
INTERIM TECHNICAL DIRECTOR