The Artistic Home Welcomes New Ensemble Members, Associate Artistic Director
The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today the addition of five new acting ensemble members and the appointment of Kayla Adams as Associate Artistic Director of the company.
The additions to the ensemble are Devon Carson, Reid Coker, Brookelyn Hébert, Annie Hogan, and John La Flamboy. Kristin Collins, who previously held the position of Associate Artistic Director, remains with the company as an acting ensemble member and Casting Director.
Kayla Adams is a Chicago-based Director and producer who recently completed a directing internship at The Artistic Home. Her work has been seen in Chicago, across the greater Seattle area, and in Mexico City. Kayla holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.
Devon Carson is an actress, director, and singer. Last seen in THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at The Artistic Home, she is thrilled to join the ensemble. Her web series, MENACE, is an all-female written, directed and produced Instagram microseries premiering November 9, 2017. When she's not in the theater or on set, she's singing in dingy punk rock clubs with her band, Airstream Futures.
Reid Coker is an actor and musician. His Artistic Home credits include The Drunkard from THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, Dubois/Basque from THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, and Rainbow Sprinkles and Greynold from 2015/16's CUT TO THE CHASE one-act play festivals. As a musician/songwriter, Reid performs under his own name and has played in notable groups like Tijuana Hercules, Califone, and Fruit Bats. Reid's film credits include ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS, an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival (2011).
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Annie Hogan has been an actress (and occasional director & playwright) in Chicago since 2006. A Chicago native, her acting credits include productions with City Lit Theatre, Broken Road Theatre, Midsommer Flight, The Ruckus, & Oracle Theatre. Her Artistic Home credits include Mary L. in THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE and Celimene in THE SCHOOL FOR LIES.
John La Flamboy is an actor, director, and producer of theatre and film in Chicago. He studied theatre at Southern Illinois University and The Hague School for the Arts in Utrecht, where he focused on movement for the actor. John has appeared on stage at The Artistic Home as Fred Gailey in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and The Ghost Fancier in BY THE BOG OF CATS.
The Artistic Home is noted for their innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics as well developing new works. Audiences may know The Artistic Home best from BY THE BOG OF CATS and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, produced earlier this year, or their recent Jeff-Nominated productions of THE SEAGULL, WATCH ON THE RHINE, MACBETH and THE LATE HENRY MOSS; or the 2013 Jeff Award-winner THE GODDESS. Other Artistic Home productions include the Jeff-Award-winning production of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, which also received three After Dark Awards, the Jeff-Nominated SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, THE TALLEST MAN, LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, NATURAL AFFECTION, FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, AFTER THE FALL and PEER GYNT (which also received an After Dark award for Direction).
For more than 15 years, The Artistic Home has consistently produced compelling theatre in Chicago. First formed in 1998 with the belief that the actor is at the heart of great theater, the company strives to give birth to unforgettable moments; to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact; to readdress the classics and explore new works with passion.