Tantrum was founded in the fall of 2015 by Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts. The theater is a professional company and serves as a training ground providing apprenticeships for students in the Theater Division. The name Tantrum Theater comes from a group of Ohio University graduate students who discovered that one of the collective names for a group of bobcats is a Tantrum. The mascot of Ohio University is the bobcat. Tantrum’s mission is to create and propel forward a resident professional theater company and training conservatory in Dublin, Ohio in a partnership between the City of Dublin, Dublin Arts Council, and the Ohio University College of Fine Arts.
Daniel is an actor, director, music-maker, and teacher. He has acted in plays, musicals, and operas for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Opera, Village Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, UMO Ensemble, and many other companies.
He has directed music and created sound scores for dozens of productions including works by Shakespeare, Brecht, multimedia and interdisciplinary work, and many world premieres.
Directing credits include Urinetown the Musical, bobrauschenbergamerica, Into the Woods, Oliver!, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and others.
As a voice, dialect, and singing coach he has maintained a private practice for nearly twenty years. With the show STARBALL, an interactive, improvised music theater event for the planetarium, he has performed in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Valencia, Spain.
A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, he is currently on the performance faculty in the Division of Theater at Ohio University, where he teaches Suzuki, Viewpoints, speaking, singing, and theater composition.
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Rachel is an arts administrator who has been working to advance early career artists and the field in non-profit theaters and academic organizations for over twenty years. Prior to joining the staff at the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University as Director or External Relations, she served as Associate Director of Marketing for Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Rachel was the Co-founder and Co-producing Director of Epiphany Theater Company in New York, and holds an MFA in theater management from Yale University and a BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rebecca is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University and specializes in movement for the actor and physical theater. She spent twenty years in New York City as a movement theater artist—choreographing, acting, writing and teaching.
As the Artistic Director of VerNooy Dance Theater (1995 – 2006), she developed and performed original work at Ensemble Studio Theater, Dance Theater workshop, Joyce Soho, and many other NY venues.
She ran the Intern Program at Ensemble Studio Theater from 1994-2000, is the founder of the Movement Educator’s Research Group (MERGE), and a founding member of Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble in Southeastern Ohio. She has created over a dozen original full-length works, including her most recently devised piece with undergraduates from Ohio University, Elbows Off the Table. Her original one-woman show, Across Time, received the award for Best Movement at The United Solo Festival in NYC.
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