Kathleen Capdesuner Named Third Directing Fellow at Roundabout
Roundabout Theatre Company announces the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Kathleen Capdesuner. Capdesuner is the third Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she is assisting Daniel Aukin (Apologia), James Macdonald (True West) and Margot Bordelon (Something Clean), working with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and using Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.
The Roundabout Directing Fellowship was launched in 2017 to create a long-term, meaningful relationship between Roundabout and a young director. Spearheaded by Associate Artist Sam Gold, the Fellowship is intended to add diversity behind the scenes and ensure an artistic home for an early-career director.
Kathleen Capdesuner's directing credits include: SHAME (co-creator, world premiere at Orlando and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals), The Struggle is Real (Orlando Fringe Critic's Pick, BWW Best World Premiere Nomination), and Constellations (Fred Stone Theatre Award). Kathleen directed Detroit (Rollins College Theatre Memorial Award) and helmed a series of community engagement events in collaboration with the playwright, Lisa D'Amour. As the McCarter Theatre Center Directing/Artistic Engagement Intern, Kathleen directed and curated the inaugural New Voices Aloud: Young Playwrights Festival. She also assisted Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin), Adam Immerwhar (A Christmas Carol), Patricia McGregor (Protect The Beautiful Place), and Emily Mann (Turning Off The Morning News, Christopher Durang world premiere). Kathleen is a first-generation Cuban-American from Kissimmee, Florida and committed to making equitable change in this industry.