Charlesanne was born and bred in Bastrop, TX. At the ripe old age of two, she first appeared in the arms of her mother at the Bastrop Opera House. Her professional acting credits span throughout the Midwest, the UK, and of course Texas. Some of these include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK), Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Catastrophic Theatre (Houston, TX), The Right Brain Project, The Plagiarists, Wayward Productions, Griffin Theatre, and Livewire (all Chicago, IL). A fierce advocate for children and women in theater and in the world, Charlesanne has turned her art into activism both in the UK and here in the states (Stand Up for Shakespeare, UK and Rachel’s House, OH). Beyond performance, she is also an educator at the university level, as well as a movement/stage violence/physical intimacy choreographer and director. Charlesanne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston and received an MFA from The Ohio State University. She returns to her beloved hometown of Bastrop to bring it the professional theater it deserves, in a new, exciting and challenging format.
Natalie is a Chicago area native and proud graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Theater and Dance program. Prior to relocating to Austin, she spent 8 years producing and creating in Chicago where she worked as a Casting Director for numerous film production and theater companies. She also served as an Artistic Director (Wayward Productions), Managing Director (Chicago Fusion Theatre) and Executive Producer (Tonight It’s Live with Tom Bambara). Most recently she has served as Head Writer and Show Runner for Arrow & Key (Under Covers) and You’re Welcome Productions (Sugar). Natalie looks forward to sharing her experience in acting, directing and producing - representing over 15 years in the entertainment industry- to the fine residents of Bastrop and the surrounding communities.
Emma started her theater career in St. Louis, Missouri working with the Missouri History Museum’s Teens Make History and St. Louis Shakespeare Theatre. In 2009, she moved to Chicago to direct with Chicago Fusion Theatre, where she brought to life Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. and premiered Tony Meneses’ The Boy In Black. She soon became the Co-Artistic Director of the Right Brain Project (RBP), which specialized in epic theatre set in a Chicago warehouse loft. At The RBP she had the pleasure of directing Titus Andronicus and premiering The Archivist and The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo!). She presented at the Chicago Theatre Festival on Immersive Art and creating a Company. Her acting credits include work with Chicago Fusion Theatre, Wayward Productions and The Right Brain Project.
COMMITTED TO THE ARTS
Our productions will be unique to Bastrop. We combine traditional theater with a splash of the experimental.
We shorten the distance and the expected lines between the audience and actors, without forcing the
audience to participate in the action. The experience is a more intimate, up-close-and-personal one.