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Casting Director/Educator

HARRIET BASS

SHE/HER/HERS

Harriet Bass is a leading independent New York Casting Director casting for theatre, film and television. In New York Harriet has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papps' Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, The Women's Project, La Mama E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, Epic Theatre Ensemble, The Drama League's DirectorFest, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the last three of the late August Wilson's ten part play series: the original and touring production of "Radio Golf", the Broadway production of "Gem of the Ocean", and the Off-Broadway production of "Jitney". 
 

Selected feature film credits include Ang Lee's "Pushing Hands",  "Graves End", directed by Sal Stabile, and  "First We Take Manhattan", produced by Golden Harvest Films.  

Selected regional casting credits include: Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Co, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, San Jose Rep, GeVa, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Rep, Longwharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage and Playmaker's Rep.
 

Harriet is also a leading educator in audition technique, side and monologue coaching, and the business of acting.  She has taught at the nations top universities and professional acting training programs.
 

Selected guest lectures and master classes include work at: University of North Carolina, University of Delaware, University of Missouri, Emerson College, Dean College, University of Minnesota/Guthrie, the Asolo Actor Training Program at Florida State University, the American Music and Dramatic Academy, New World School of the Arts, and Clark University, as well as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, NY.  She has coached private master classes in audition technique in New York including work with; Actors Connection, One-on-One Studios, The Network, Maggie Flanagan Studios, Nani-Saperstein and TVI.
 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Clark University, Massachusetts, a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from The University of Colorado, and attended the American Conservatory Theatre for Post Graduate Training in Theatre Arts.

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Casting Assistant/Creator

Dena igusti

THEY/THEM

Dena Igusti is a queer non binary Indonesian Muslim poet, playwright, filmmaker, producer, and FGC survivor & activist born and raised in Queens, New York. They are the author of CUT WOMAN (Game Over Books, 2020), which has been listed as a 2020 Harvard Bookstore Staff Pick and a Entropy Mag’s Best Of 2020-2021, and I NEED THIS TO NOT SWALLOW ME ALIVE (Gingerbug Press, 2021). They are the co-playwright of the wish: a manual for a last-ditch effort to save abortion in the united states through theater. They are the founder of Dearest Mearest.
 

Their work has been featured in BOAAT Press, Peregrine Journal, and several other publications. Their work has been produced and performed at The Brooklyn Museum, The Apollo Theater, the 2018 Teen Vogue Summit, Players Theatre (SHARUM, 2019), Prelude Festival (Cut Woman, 2020), Center At West Park (CON DOUGH, 2021), The Tank (First Sight 2021 at LimeFest), and several other venues internationally. They are a Culture Push Associated Artist. They are currently a 2021 Playwright-in-Residence for Rogue Theater Festival. Casting credits include: Theater: SHARUM (Players Theatre), First Sight (The Tank), CON DOUGH (Center at West Park); Film: GRAFF, A Thousand Years Apart, Have A Good Night.
 

They are a 2022 Sundress Arts Resident, 2022 Best of the Net Nominee, 2021 Baldwin For The Arts Resident, 2021 Hook Arts Media Digital Connections Fellow, 2021 City Artist Corps, 2021 Stories Award Finalist, 2021 LMCC Governor’s Island Resident, 2021 Broadway For Racial Justice Inaugural Casting Directive Fellow, 2020 Seventh Wave Editorial Resident, 2020 Ars Nova Emerging Leaders Fellow, 2020 Spotify Sound Up cohort member, 2019 Player’s Theatre Resident Playwright, and 2018 NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador. They are a Converse All Stars Artist and UN #TOGETHERBAND Global Ambassador.

Gama Valle

Casting Director/Writer

Gama valle

ÉL/HIM/HIS

Gama is a New York based director, playwright, screenwriter, children's book author and casting director. He holds an M.F.A in Directing from The New School and a B.A. in Drama from University of Puerto Rico. Gama is a proud member of New Light Theater Project.

His Spanish language debut picture book, PITU LE BAILA AL AMAR (Pitu Dances to the Sea) is an International Latino Book Awards winner.

 

He is a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Repertorio Español. Gama received the First Prize in playwriting from Puerto Rico’s Institute of Culture for his play “Queishd&Dilit”.

​Casting credits include: "The American Tradition", "The Great Novel", "Split Second", "I Wanna Fuck Like Romeo and Juliet", among others. 

 

Directing credits include: "The Lesson", “L’Amfiparnaso”, “I Catch You Dreaming”,  “Among Who, Whom and Ever”, “Jump It”, “In Love but Discreet”, “The Girl Who Used to Die Often”.

IG: @gamavalle