Director in Residence
Courtney Seyl graduated from the University of Puget Sound with her B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in English. In the summer of 2018, she completed a 6 week training program with the Intiman Emerging Artists Program, where she focused on directing original solo work. Her past works include assistant directing Aftershocks in NY Winterfest, directing No Exit and Laughing Wild with her company, Red Leather Theatre co; directing The Pillowman and This is Our Youth at the University of Puget Sound; dramaturging Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play; and Stage Managing for NY Winterfest and the Strawberry Theatre Festival. She is currently work-shopping her new play REVOLUTION and working as a freelance director and writer.
Alana Fineman is a stage manager, producer, writer, dancer, and actor originally from San Diego, CA. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2017 with degrees in psychology, neuroscience, and theatre. At school, she participated in over 15 productions in several different roles, ranging from producing to dramaturging to acting, and everything in between. She also served as one of the leaders and head writers of Ubiquitous They, a sketch comedy group. Since graduating, she has been performing in and producing shows throughout Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, and San Diego. She co-wrote and performed in The Chinese Question: The Tacoma Method; the inaugural project of the Empathos Company exploring the expulsion of the Chinese immigrants of Tacoma in 1885. She is currently stage managing a world-premiere work at the Old Globe in San Diego, opening in early June.