Deleted: Charlene Browne (she/her)
Charlene Browne is an Afro-Caribbean American community artist, writer, and theater educator. She is passionate about building power within BIPOC communities through the arts and the creation of safe spaces for self exploration, unconditional love, and mutual care. Charlene has several years of experience working with BPS youth, facilitating expressive arts workshops with a focus on socio-emotional development, creative freedom, and social justice. Currently, Charlene is attending Lesley University for an M.Ed. in Community Arts with a concentration in Theater Studies.
Josh Glenn-Kayden (he/him)
Josh Glenn-Kayden (he/him) is a Boston-based director and the Artistic Producer and Casting Director at Company One Theatre. Josh’s work centers around new plays that help us dream our culture forward and imagine ways to create a more just world together. Josh will be directing the world premiere of Shrike by Erin Lerch with Fresh Ink Theatre in January 2022. Recent directing projects include Wild Flowers by Tatiana Isabel Gil (Company One Better Future series), Visionary Futures: Science Fiction Theatre for Social Justice Movements (consisting of new plays by Phaedra Michelle Scott, M Sloth Levine, and Jaymes Sanchez) at UMass Amherst, Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge (UMass Amherst), workshops of Walden by Amy Berryman and The Interrobangers by M Sloth Levine (UMass Play Lab), Greater Good by Kirsten Greenidge (A.R.T. & Company One world premiere, associate director), the world premiere of This Place/Displaced (Artists’ Theater of Boston, ArtsFuse Best Stage Productions of 2018), the New England premiere of Nicky Silver’s The Lyons (Titanic Theatre), and the world premiere of Laura Neill’s Don’t Give Up the Ship (Fresh Ink Theatre). Josh is also the director and co-producer of The Legion Tapes, a sci-fi podcast written by Erin Lerch. Josh has directed and developed new work for the A.R.T., Company One Theatre, Fresh Ink Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre, Artists’ Theater of Boston, the Museum of Science, UMass Amherst, Hub Theatre, the One Minute Play Festival, and TC Squared Theatre Company, among others. Josh holds a BA in Drama from Tufts University and an MFA in Directing from UMass Amherst. www.joshglennkayden.com
Lydia Jane Graeff (she/her)
Lydia Jane Graeff is a Boston based Freelance Teaching Artist, Actor, and a MA K-12 Licensed Teacher. She received her MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College and has worked with several reputable theatre companies and schools around the country and internationally. Currently, Lydia teaches and consults for Huntington Theatre Company, Wellesley Theatre Project, Boston Lyric Opera, Somerville School District, True to Life Training, and Kidstage at the Boston Children’s Museum.
Sabine Jacques (she/her)
Sabine Jacques (she/her) is a Massachusetts based actor, social justice facilitator, theater practitioner, educator, and teaching artist. Sabine has spent the past seven years in western Massachusetts, where she completed her B.A in African-American Studies, M.Ed in International Education, and a certificate in Multicultural Theater and Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is excited to be back in the Boston area and to be teaching with Company One! Sabine’s most recent performances and projects include Re/Emergence: A Post-Apocalyptic Performance Meditation for Hope & Healing (actor, The Re/Emergence Collective), call me when you get this (actor, GIA Productions), Christopher Columbus is in the Waiting Room (actor, The Tank), A Gathering of Grandmothers (co-director & teaching assistant, Brown Paper Studio/UMass), and My Blackness Is… (producer, grassroots project). Sabine is also a Fulbright Scholar, and is working as a Social Justice & Equity Specialist with the Collaborative for Educational Services.
Deen Rawlins-Harris (they/them)
I am a queer Black nonbinary Bostonian, who who has worked as a teaching artist and facilitator in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. I am the child of two loving parents, a sibling, a teacher, a partner, sexual health advocate and educator, facilitator, french fry lover, social dancer, and community activist. I get lost in my own mind and in the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. I believe theatre proves we can create just and equitable worlds. My mission as an artist is to generate art that amplifies the vibrancy, ingenuity, and humanity of Black and Brown queer people by aligning our stories with historical, ongoing, and prophetic depictions of the world we live in. My work is created for Black and Brown people that cherish intimate portrayals of themselves in art. (Photo Credit: Lauren Miller)
James Ricardo Milord (he/him)
James Ricardo Milord is a professional actor and teaching artist from Boston, Ma. He currently sits on the advisory board for Company One and also works for Stage One. He was last seen in Pipeline at Central Square Theatre. Most recent credits include A Christmas Carol (Underground Railway) The Handmaid’s Tale (Boston Lyric Opera), The Agitators and Cyrano (Gloucester Stage). Other credits include Anna Christie and Barbecue (Lyric Stage), Akeelah and the Bee (Wheelock Family Theatre), Clybourne Park (Longwood Players Club), The Good Negro, Splendor, The Brothers Size Trilogy, Clockwork Orange (Company One), & Macbeth (Shakespeare Now) to name a few. Film credits include Honest Thief (Solution Entertainment Group), Proud Mary (Screen Gems), The Brotherhood (Showtime), a handful of indies and industrial commercials. He is the proud recipient of the David Wheeler Award for Best Emerging Talent. Mr. Milord continues to pursue his dreams professionally and encourages all to do the same.
Sandra Seoane-Serí (she/they)
Sandra Seoane-Serí is a freelance actor and teaching artist based in Boston. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Film at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She hopes to be a part of stories that challenge stereotypes and spark conversation. Her recent work includes Speakeasy’s BLKS, Artists Theater of Boston’s She Eats Apples, the WAM Theatre/Central Square Theater’s Pipeline and a Daniela Martinez film Shift which was selected for the 2021 Roxbury International Film Festival.
Vincent Ernest Siders (he/him)
Vincent Ernest Siders is a stage director, equity actor, producer, educator, and consultant. Currently he is the Director and Lead Instructor for the ‘Ambassadors’, the touring division of Youth Underground at Central Square Theater. Vincent has served as Artistic Director for two theater Companies, both in Boston: New African Company and TYG Productions -home of the Family Beef Feast Festival. Vincent has worked as director and theater educator for a number of theaters and institutions of learning including: Huntington Theater, Central Square Theater, Hibernian Hall Boston, Boston Playwrights Theater, Boston University, Emerson College, New African Company, Dance Theater Complex, Upward Bound and Boston Public Schools. As an actor, Vincent has performed throughout the East Coast. Memorable roles include but not limited to: King Shahrayar in “Arabian Nights” and Uncle Diva in “Mr g” both at Central Square Theater; Joe Bell in “Guided Tour” at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury; Tom in “The Glass Menagerie at Lyric Stage; Friar Francis in “Much Ado About Nothing” with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Lucius in “Jesus Hopped the A Train” with Company One; Rooftop in “Our Lady of 121st Street” with SpeakEasy Stage Company; and James in “Monticel” at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, where he played the role of Thomas Jefferson’s unclaimed son. Dubbed ‘a Boston Treasure’ by The Boston Globe, Vincent has received: two IRNE nominations for Best Direction, two IRNE Awards for Acting, the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor, and Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston Award for best Actor.
Shanelle Chloe Villegas (she/her)Deleted:
Shanelle Chloe Villegas is a Boston-based actor, poet, deviser and teaching artist. She is excited to be teaching with Company One for the first year and hope the partnership is for many years to come! When she is not teaching, Shanelle can be seen performing all around Boston. Her recent works include touring with New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Repertory Company for both their fall and spring tours. Other works include Fresh Inks’ Last Catastrophist, Yo Soy LOLAs’ Las Que Sueñan, and Speakeasy Stage Companys’ School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Currently, Shanelle is writing an autobiographical one-woman show about intergenerational trauma. Shanelle is a first-year graduate of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Contemporary Theatre program.