We're thrilled to invite Jenna Cady, Emily Hogan, and Kyle Riper to our 2018 project! We'll get to know them a little better in weeks to come, but for now, let us introduce them.
Jenna Cady identifies as a jack of most trades: a performer, a playwright, a designer. They hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, but moved to the Pacific Northwest to study theatre at Pacific University. Since then, their interdisciplinary tendencies have covered music, dance, visual arts, poetry, and just about every other art you can think of. Their most recent public work was a product of the From The Ground Up young women’s performing arts residency. This experience solidified Jenna’s intentions to create work that is impactful, intersectional, and above all else, truthful to their own voice.
Emily is a Theater major at the University of Portland, about to enter her final year. She grew up in the small town of Lompoc, California. She was previously the dramaturg for UP’s Home, 1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible, Tartuffe, and North West Theater Workshop’s Jaffa Gate. She is an acting emphasis, who has appeared in multiple shows on the UP campus, including Eurydice and The Government Inspector. She is also the president of the acting club on campus, ActUP, and last semester was an assistant director of the club’s musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! She could not be more excited to assist on this project and get to gain more experience in the ever-elusive field of dramaturgy!
Kyle is a scholar and writer with a vested interest in historical texts and early literature. Specifically, he examines the literary and social applications and implications involved in adapting these texts to fit more contemporary settings. He currently studies early modern English drama, but is also interested in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. His favorite historical poet is Sappho, and he also enjoys small press poetry in general. Kyle has presented scholarship on editorial emendation, and is currently working on a thesis project tracking the editing of grief in Shakespeare's Pericles and Thomas Middleton’s Revenger's Tragedy. He will be completing his BA in English Literature with a minor in creative writing from Pacific University (OR) in 2019.